Best luxury hotels in Vilnius 2022
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, located near the border with Belarus. It is well inland and has a medieval heritage which is clearly evident in its architecture. A more unusual city-stay option, visitors to Vilnius avoid the tourist crowds found in many major continental European metropolises. The old town with its neoclassical and baroque buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its cobbled streets are littered with lively cafes, bars and restaurants that will take you several days to fully explore. Although the city’s tourist industry is young, Vilnius has wonderful hotels.
This design hotel exudes contemporary freshness, but its facade recalls the building’s five centuries of history. Once the seat of the Grand Duchy, it retains many original features but with a modern twist; exposed brickwork, frescoes, wooden ceiling beams, wrought-iron pillars and balconies are offset by cutting-edge artwork and effortless minimalist lines. 104 rooms come with Molton Brown bath products and Nespresso machines, while below ground is an atmospheric spa. The stables have been transformed into a brasserie, 14Horses, and Nineteen18 is the fine dining room serving 10-course tasting menus. Lighter meals can be enjoyed at Sofija Bar, with the option of al fresco dining/drinking.
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
The Grand Hotel marked the first foray of the Kempinski brand into the Baltic region. Located in the old town and itself a heritage building, the Grand Dame’s 96 rooms are appropriately decorated with lavish sophistication. Guests staying here enjoy top-notch service. Its award-winning Telegrafas restaurant — with views of Cathedral Square — is a draw for many, but guests can also drink and dine at Le Salon Bar, Atelier Wine Boutique and Tasting Bar, and Café. Kempinski The Spa treatments use local ‘Baltic Gold’, renowned for firming and toning the skin. In addition, there is a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi.
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel
Radisson is an international name that inhabits a turn of the 20th century property here. It has 126 rooms, a French restaurant, a cocktail bar and a health club with swimming pool. Decor is, on the whole, modern and bright with pops of bright color — though some rooms have a more traditional feel, with polished wood furniture. It is an excellent choice for those traveling with children. the Rad Family Program offers children a welcome pack including games, gifts and activities and family rooms and children’s menus are available. The Royal Astorija Hotel is also accessible.