The 5 best vegetarian hotels in Europe

By John Pilkington,

Travelling in Europe can be hard for vegetarians – that’s why we have put together this list of the best veggie-friendly hotels in Europe. Forget trawling around town to find a meat-free option or attempting to explain that fish isn’t a vegetable – now you can relax with peace of mind, knowing there’s a full menu of delicious meals waiting for you at your hotel.

From rural Italian breaks to weekends in the heart of Berlin, we have your vegetarian travel needs covered.

Raphaël

Rome, Italy

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There aren’t many places like Hotel Raphaël. Located just across the river from the Vatican, Raphaël offers guests boutique luxury accommodation in the bustling heart of the city. The lavish guestrooms combine modern comforts with classic architecture, with deep mahogany furnishings, statement artwork and chic en-suites.

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However, the real piece de résistance at Raphaël is the terrace restaurant. Offering unmatched views of St. Peter’s Basilica, the beautiful terrace is the best place to sample the hotel’s organic vegan and vegetarian menu, which is inspired by traditional local ingredients and a passion for animal welfare and the environment.

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Hotel Balatura

Tribalj, Croatia

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Found in a small Croatian village, Hotel Balatura is sandwiched between scenic mountains and the beautiful shore. Boasting lovingly restored stonework, rustic wooden beams and simple but charming décor, this 300-year old former manor offers guests a rural escape away from the region’s tourist hotspots.

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The hotel is run by a German-Croatian family who gave up their hectic urban lives in Northern Europe to resettle on the peaceful Adriatic coast. While vegetarianism is a core part of the hotel’s philosophy, family-life, tranquillity and culture are also key priorities, with regular events hosted by guest speakers.

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Almodóvar Hotel

Berlin, Germany

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The district of Friedrichshain in Berlin is known for its creative atmosphere, bohemian flair and modern edge – the perfect setting for the chic Almodóvar Hotel. Based on the principles of sustainability and respect for the environment, the hotel features natural materials in its clean and minimalist guestrooms, in addition to energy-saving technology and naturally-certified cosmetics. Rooms even come equipped with a yoga mat, so guests can clear their mind in the bustling city.

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Additionally, guests will find only vegetarian dishes made from organic produce in the clean and inviting Bistro Bardot.

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1711 Ti Sana Detox Retreat & Spa

Lecco, Italy

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A modern resort with real rustic charm, 1711 Ti Sana Detox Resort & Spa is located in a small village in Northern Italy. Here, guests can revive themselves in the on-site medical spa, feel refreshed in the luxury baths and treatment rooms or simply relax in the comfort of the hotel’s elegant guestrooms.

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Cuisine also plays a significant role in the philosophy of 1711. Several different menus and meal plans are available, all adhering to the specialist Healtheatarian programme, which advocates a balanced vegetarian diet of organic produce and raw foods.

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Coroncina Agriturismo

Belforte del Chienti, Italy

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Coroncina Agriturismo is much more than meets the eye: a traditional Italian villa, boutique wellness spa and vegetarian farmhouse all rolled into one. Boasting an exclusive selection of carefully decorated rooms, the hotel has a peaceful and tranquil air – perfect for a spa break in the countryside.

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Guests can also enjoy meat-free fine dining. Coroncina Argiturismo offers an ever-changing menu of inventive and tasty vegetarian dishes made from ingredients grown on-site. In fact, most of what goes into the food can be seen from the kitchen window! Additionally, guests can purchase home-made jams, preserves and oils at the hotel.

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