Five must-visit vegan hotels in Europe

Five must-visit vegan hotels in Europe

Are you looking for a getaway that’s both ethical and luxe? Want to stay somewhere that aligns with your values but doesn’t scrimp on those extra special touches that transform a holiday from ‘good’ to ‘wow’? We’ve got you covered. Whether you want to escape to the beach, forest, highlands, or city, there’s a sumptuous vacation just waiting to be booked. Read on to discover our five must-visit vegan hotels in Europe. 


1. Koukoumi Vegan Boutique Hotel, Greece

In the heart of the island of Mykonos, atop the hills in the traditional village of Ano Mera, you’ll find Koukoumi. The five-star hotel is the first and – at the time of writing – only vegan hotel in Greece. A project of the Kontiza family of Mykonos, Koukoumi was created to become a peaceful sanctuary for the sophisticated traveller. It’s the ideal escape for food, fitness, culture, and relaxation. 

The exclusive European hotel complex features 14 boho-chic suites, filled with carefully selected, vegan-friendly and sustainable furniture, mattresses, pillows, and toiletries. Even the outdoor magnesium swimming pool is vegan and eco-friendly!

If you want to unwind or detox, head to Koukoumi’s Vegan Spa and treat yourself to a soothing massage, healing facial, or rejuvenating sauna. You’ll also have access to the hotel’s indoor fitness centre, complete with personal trainers and sports nutrition advisors, and specialised yoga lessons.

Koukoumi’s restaurant, curated by chef Angeliki Charami, promises delicious vegan recipes that will challenge you to reconsider everything you think about food – plant-based or otherwise. Angeliki’s cuisine is fresh, minimally processed, and characterised by a strong Greek tang. Throughout the hotel, Koukoumi gives great importance to food waste reduction, making efforts to keep this as low as possible. 

Ano Mera, 846 00, Mykonos, Greece


2. Feathery Forest, Belgium

Tired of urbanity? Lose yourself in a gorgeous forest in the Flemish Ardennes. Though it’s not exactly a hotel, Feathery Forest is absolutely worth a mention, here – comprising a quaint but sophisticated cabin, complete with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. In beautiful Belgium, the house is cosy – just 60 square meters – but is located in the middle of the owners’ stunning 2.5-hectare private forest. 

Along with enough comforts to make you feel right at home, Feathery Forest features a living space, a fully equipped kitchen, a small bedroom with a double bed (though it’s possible to turn it into two separate beds), a mezzanine – also with a double bed, a bathroom (including a shower-with-a-view), and Wi-Fi (if you want it!). Shops are a short distance away for stocking up on vegan groceries.

There’s plenty to do in the area – spend the day hiking around Muziekbos (‘Music Forest’), seek some culture in nearby Ronse, or take a day-trip to Ghent or Bruges. If you simply want to relax, enjoy the quiet of the cabin and take time to read, or visit the rescued and wild animals who live around Feathery Forest (including chickens, turkeys, pigs, bats, and ‘fire salamanders’).

9681 Maarkedal, Belgium


3. La Vimea, Italy

Nestled in the peaceful town of Naturno in South Tyrol, Italy, surrounded by the sun-kissed mountains of the Val Venosta Valley, sits La Vimea. The hotel is a haven of peace and solace based on the principles of sustainability and equality, which strives to support its local community.

This adults-only retreat is for you if your ideal holiday revolves around simplicity, wellness, getting back to nature, and great, plant-based food. Through the hotel’s dėcor you can enjoy art, minimalism, sustainability and clear lines while being inspired by the beauty of nature. Find inner peace and deep relaxation with yoga and meditation classes, and let stresses disappear at La Vimea’s Nature Spa with a massage or sauna. And treat yourself to La Vimea’s healing, vegan and organic cuisine – included in the price of your stay.

La Vimea doesn’t have a long list of amenities, but that is what makes the four-star hotel in Naturno so charming – it’s more about all the things it does not need that makes it such a wonderful place. For example, when it comes to spa facilities, the owners were inspired by the simplicity of nature. Similarly, you won’t find expensive classics on the wine and cocktail list. Instead, La Vimea serves small-batch and locally-produced wellness drinks and natural wines, which are full of character. It is this gorgeous philosophy which makes La Vimea a must-stay.

August Kleeberg, 7, 39025 Naturno BZ


4. Saorsa 1875, Scotland

For breath-taking views and vigorous hikes, it doesn’t get much better than the Scottish Highlands. Based in Pitlochry, Perthshire, Soarsa 1875 is dramatic in both location and architecture. The family-founded vegan hotel is housed in a 19th-century baronial edifice that is truly the antidote to the frantic pace of modern life. The striking building is paired with bohemian stylings and eclectic furnishings that will ground you in an appreciation for design and creativity.

With 11 individually-styled rooms, you’re guaranteed a unique stay, although, with so much to do in the local area, we doubt you’ll want to spend too long inside!

Nearby, there are paths to the summit of stunning Ben Vrackie, Black Sprout Waterfall, and the village of Moulin in the Black Spout Woods, as well as trails to the Loch Faskally and Faskally Woods. If you’re into cycling, Pitlochry is on National Cycling Route 7, which connects Pitlochry and Aberfeldy, before running north through the Cairngorms. There are also watersports aplenty a short distance away from the hotel, including kayaking, paddle boarding, and wild swimming.

2 East Moulin Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5DW


5. Hotel HOY, Paris

For a vacation that promises to ground you in the present moment, look no further than Paris-based, HOY – which literally translates to ‘today’ in Spanish. 

Every aspect of HOY aims to cultivate healthy and intentional habits in those who stay there, from the lack of televisions in rooms to the nourishing plant-based cuisine served in the restaurant. The yoga and well-being hotel strives to promote good habits from all levels, with an ethos that ‘being responsible is a choice’. All food waste on-site is recycled via specially-chosen partners, and ingredients in the restaurant and crafts sold in the shop are sourced from local suppliers.

HOY’s dėcor is clean and beautiful; bedrooms feature simple and calming colours – white and beige with touches of soothing blue, with furniture of minimalistic design. Some rooms even include a stretching bar – to help you start your day off with a relaxing routine.

The vegan hotel’s wellness rooms are open to all and combine a full spectrum of holistic treatments dedicated to energy, relaxation and well-being. Choose from Ayurvedic massages, Chinese energy sessions, Reiki treatments, body painting, Kobido face massage, Panic Healing, and more. 

68 Rue des Martyrs, Paris, 75009