Very much a place of superlatives. Large, sumptuous, luxurious, fabulously situated and with a real cultural intent. The hotel’s particulars are extraordinary: four spas, six restaurants, two concert halls and two libraries. There are sufficient spa treatments here to keep spa addicts entertained for weeks, plus a schedule of concerts and kids events. The meadowland setting, too, is bewitchingly beautiful.
What you need to know
In the Alpine foothills near Garmisch
Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Culture Hideaway
Upper Bavaria, Germany
0049 (0)8823 180