Europe is the most visited continent in the World. As a result, the continent has more than 200,000 hotels and over 1 million restaurants. Of the total hotels in Europe, here are the top 5 largest. The list is based on the number of rooms.
- The Izmailovo Hotel in Russia (5,000 rooms)
- Barkhatnye Sezony Sportivny Kvartal in Russia (4,688 rooms)
- The Cosmos Hotel in Russia (1777 rooms)
- The Royal National Hotel in England (1630 rooms)
- The Gothia Towers in Sweden (1200 rooms)
1. The Izmailovo Hotel in Russia
Izmailovo Hotel in Russia is the largest hotel in Europe. It has a total of 5000 rooms divided between four buildings. The buildings are Alpha, Beta, Vega and Gamma-Delta, located in the Izmaylovo District of Moscow, Russia.
Noteworthy, the 3- and 4-star hotel was the largest hotel in the world from 1980 to 1993. It remains popular among Russians and foreign guests offering restaurant service, resources to hold seminars, conferences and other events in its 16 conference halls.
The Izmailovo Hotel also has a showroom with a total floor area of 700 square meters and a specially equipped multipurpose open space for open-air events.
2. Barkhatnye Sezony Sportivny Kvartal
This is a massive complex of hotel buildings built back in 2014. The hotel was originally constructed to house Olympians in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Upon its completion, the hotel became the largest of its kind in the world with 8,500 guest rooms. However, the number of rooms was reduced by roughly half in 2018 when part of the hotel properties was sold.
Noteworthy, the Barkhatnye Sezony Sportivny Kvartal resembles a Moscow suburb residential area rather than a high-end holiday resort. Presumably, the developer wanted to make all rooms within the resort’s buildings affordable.
3. The Cosmos Hotel
This is a hotel complex located in north-central Moscow.
The hotel is next to the VDNKh exhibition centre and close to Ostankino Telecom Tower, the Olympic Stadium and the “Sokolniki” Exhibition Complex. It was built to serve the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow.
The 3-star Cosmos Hotel features a total of 1777, which makes it the third largest hotel in Europe. Featured amenities include a swimming pool and a private parking garage. Additionally, the hotel is in close proximity to amenities such as train stations, All-Russian Exhibition Center Event Venue and airport. Other nearby facilities, monuments and nature protection.
Cosmos Hotel is owned by Sistema.
4. The Royal National Hotel
Located in Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, London, England, the Royal National Hotel is a 3-star hotel with a total of 1630 rooms. The hotel is the largest in the United Kingdom and the fourth largest in the entire of Europe.
The eight storeys Royal National Hotel has two restaurants (Indian and Chinese) and a coffee shop (Blooms) where pizzas are served. There are also two bars (a traditional pub and beer garden and a cocktail bar) gift shops, internet kiosks and a bureau de change.
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Underneath the hotel is the Living Well Health Club, available to hotel guests at reduced rates according to the hotel management.
Owing to its location, The Royal National Hotel is in proximity to the heart of London’s nightlife and West End. Visitors have easy access to the bars, shops and bars that surround the hotel as well as the good transport links for tube, bus and taxi.
5. The Gothia Towers
Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, Gothia Towers is the largest hotel in the Nordic countries. It is also the 5th largest in Europe following the conversion of the 1,459 rooms of the RIN Grand Hotel into residential apartments in 2023.
The Gothia Towers which is a part of the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, has 1,200 rooms and eleven suites. It also offers a variety of restaurants and function rooms in addition to bars and 50 flexible meeting rooms.