Best Former Monastery Hotels in Europe

111 HOTELS IN EUROPE
Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague
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Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague
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Centrally located in the heart of Prague between Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, in the picturesque Lesser Town district, Augustine is the quintessence of Prague’s historic character and beauty. The hotel has been created from a set of seven buildings, many of which have historical significance, especially the enchanting thirteen century Augustinian St. Thomas Monastery. The atmospheric hotel was converted in 2009 from a 13th-century monastery, that once housed the friars of Saint Augustine. Contemporary furnishings and modern art now rub shoulders with ancient frescos. This fascinating property represents the epitome of elegance and features 101 exceptional rooms including 7 suites and 4 fascinating signature suites.
 
Parador de Santo Estevo
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Parador de Santo Estevo
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The monastery's origins are believed to date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. It is easy to distinguish elements of the baroque and romanesque styles and the building has three incredible cloisters: one Romanesque, one Gothic and the third Renaissance, where you can spend a peaceful evening in a subdued atmosphere with the soft sounds of religious music as an accompaniment. Its beauty and historical features led the building to be declared a historic-artistic site in 1923
 
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
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Hotel in Conca dei Marini , Italy  
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
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Originally built in the late 17th century, the monastery came to life through the ambition of Sister Rosa Pandolfi, a descendant of the noble family Pontone di Scala who had taken up residence in Conca dei Marini. Finally it was purchased by a Roman hotelier Mr. Marcucci, who recognized the property’s historic value and the old convent was transformed into a hotel in 1924. Esteemed for its authentic simplicity typical of monastic life, the Hotel Santa Rosa became one of the 39 castle hotels of Italy. The hotel’s motto was, “At each window, the sun."
 
Castel Monastero
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Hotel in Castelnuovo Berardenga , Italy  
Castel Monastero
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Castel Monastero is a charming 11th century hamlet which offers the most sophisticated Italian hospitality.
 
Convento do Espinheiro - A Luxury Collection Hotel & SPA
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Convento do Espinheiro - A Luxury Collection Hotel & SPA
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Fascinating for its history, authentic for its charm and only one hour away from Lisbon, the hotel has given new life to a 15th century convent, considered a national monument, where important nobles throughout history helped shape Portugal's destiny. Dominating the Alentejo plain lies Évora, a city of outstanding beauty, and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a treasure with much to offer, not only historically and culturally, but also in gastronomy.
 
Four Seasons Hotel Milano
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Four Seasons Hotel Milano
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In one of Italy’s most fashionable shopping districts, find a 15th-century convent transformed into an urban sanctuary of luxury and comfort. A dramatically reborn convent with a mere 118 rooms and suites, this hotel is steps from Milan's couture houses and financial district on the exclusive Via Gesù between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. Historians soon unravelled the story of an old convent that had been converted to a private residence in the late 1700s, when many of the features of the ancient church and cloister were hidden. Before long, frescos and stuccos emerged – many dating to Medieval times – and today they are part of the distinct décor that characterises the Hotel, including the spectacular soaring ceilings of its most favoured guest rooms.
 
Lord Crewe Arms Blanchland
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Hotel in Blanchland , United Kingdom  
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Belmond Villa San Michele
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Hotel in Fiesole , Italy  
Belmond Villa San Michele
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Dating from the 15th century, the Villa’s facade is attributed to Michelangelo. Step inside and you experience the ethereal beauty and solitude of a Renaissance monastery that is as much a part of Italy's culture as the country’s greatest cathedrals and galleries. Today, Belmond Villa San Michele is recognised as one of the country’s finest small boutique hotels.
 
Hotel Klosterbräu
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Hotel in Seefeld in Tirol , Austria  
Hotel Klosterbräu
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The origins of the Monastery which has turned into a 5-star hotel in a class of its own, date back to 1516.
 
Son Brull Hotel & Spa
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Hotel in Pollensa , Spain  
Son Brull Hotel & Spa
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This inviting hotel with stunning beaches is a former hillside monastery located in the north of Mallorca. Son Brull’s history goes back to the 12th century. It has changed uses many times before becoming a hotel. Initially an Arabic “Alquería” (a kind of farmhouse or stables), it became the private home to the Desbrull family, a jesuit monastery during the 18th century, then again a farmhouse until the middle of the 20th century. Today it is surrounded by a magnificent natural environment in which the olive trees, vineyards and almond, lemon and orange trees are present . It is located at the foot of the Puig de Maria which overlooks the sea and the bay of Pollensa in the distance.
 
Hotel Certosa Di Maggiano
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Hotel in Siena , Italy  
Hotel Certosa Di Maggiano
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The only hotel in Siena able to offer you the privilege to live within the quiteness of the Tuscan countryside just few minutes away from the city. A former Carthusian monastery built in 1314, the Certosa di Maggiano has been first restored as a private home and it's only in 1978 that it has been transformed into a luxury Hotel. Immersed within 6 acres of parks and gardens, the Hotel Certosa offers to its visitors all the typical amenities of a luxury hotel with the addition of a gourmet restaurant, Il Canto, which it has been inducted since 2010 among the world's best 50 restaurants. Nature, tradition, relax, elegance, taste and a touch of discreet exclusivity, those are the credentials that make the Hotel Certosa di Maggiano the most prestigious hotel in Siena for the past 40 years.
 
Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa
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Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa
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Founded for the religious order of Les Minimes in 1613, it continued to act as a working monastery until 2000. Growing and studying plants was an important part of life at the Couvent at the time. Αfter the French Revolution, the Couvent des Minimes remained uninhabited until 1862, when Canon Terrasson, archpriest of Forcalquier, undertook its transformation into a hospice. Over the years, successive residents cultivated fruit trees, grape vines, nasturtium and fuchsia plants, meaning that today, the grounds flourish.
 
Château Cordeillan-Bages
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Hotel in Pauillac , France  
Château Cordeillan-Bages
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Hospes Amérigo
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Hotel in Alicante , Spain  
Hospes Amérigo
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Mandarin Oriental, Prague
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Mandarin Oriental, Prague
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Featuring 99 rooms and suites, the monastery hotel exudes a sense of elegant style.
 
Kloster Hornbach
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Hotel in Hornbach , Germany  
Kloster Hornbach
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Hornbach Monastery was established in 742 by St. Pirminius as a Benedictine monastery. The gentle hill landscape of the southwest Palatinate corresponded with the monks' ideal place of sanctuary for self-reflection. Hornbach marks the end point of the Palatine Way of St. James and offers hikers and bikers diversfied routes to explore the beautiful nature. In the centuries to follow the monastery experienced a moving history: from the blossoming of a small monastery to its nearly complete dereliction. After several years of restoration and renovation, the former monastery ruin was ready to be opened as a hotel in May 2000.
 
San Domenico Palace Hotel
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Hotel in Taormina , Italy  
San Domenico Palace Hotel
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The hotel, housed in a former 14th-century monastery, retains its classic façade and soaring ceilings, and many of the guestrooms come with private terraces.
 
Villa Arcadio Hotel & Resort
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Hotel in Salo , Italy  
Villa Arcadio Hotel & Resort
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The enchanting hill of Villa is only two and a half kilometers from the historical centre of Salò. This splendid location was chosen by the Hotel Villa Arcadio for the creation of an evocative ambience in a 14th century ambience. This atmosphere has always attracted poets and discerning travelers. In the heart of an area which boasts 11 hectares of green olive groves , fruit orchards and flowers, the Hotel Villa Arcadio on Lake Garda is in a location with an evocative historical atmosphere embellished by modern design and technology. It welcomes guests and surrounds them with an atmosphere of wellness making the Hotel Villa Aracadio one of the most exclusive 4 star hotels on Garda Lake.
 
Argos In Cappadocia
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Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña Spa
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Hotel in Boltana , Spain  
Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña Spa
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The Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña is a hotel born from the complete renovation of the old 17ᵗʰ century Monasterio del Carmen, situated on the shores of the river Ara, in the north-east of the province of Huesca. It offers 96 rooms and 40 villas with 42 m² of space and views over the Pyrenees and the Ara river .
 
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