VATSTAT of the Week – Top 12 European Hotels for Business Travelers

VATSTAT of the Week – Top 12 European Hotels for Business Travelers

The Top 12 hotels accommodating business travelers to Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands for May 2017 have been ranked by VATBox. Noticeable characteristics shared amongst the leading hotels include a central location with proximity to city center, airport and public transportation, dining options on premises, as well as a full VAT refund for businesses. Find below the list in order of ranking.

#12 Park Plaza, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Park Plaza European hotel recommendation from VATbox

It is clear with several hotels on this list in Amsterdam, that this city is a popular travel destination. The Park Plaza hotel makes a business trip feel like a vacation with a beauty salon and a solarium. Corporate guests appreciate on-site services such as colour printing, scanning and binding, while leisure travelers can’t get enough of the stylish indoor pool and Finnish sauna. No wonder this is such a popular hotel.

#11 Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DoubleTree European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Guest rooms in this Amsterdam hotel boast floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Amsterdam historic city center, courtyard or IJ River. Enjoy Apple iMac PC/TV in every room. The hotel’s SkyLounge Amsterdam with rooftop terrace is a stylish meeting place with baristas, cocktail experts and a live DJ daily. From the top floor, guests enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and historic old town.


#10 Holiday Inn Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Holiday Inn European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Located in the Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena A area, which is famous for its entertainment venues and sport and and music events, the hotel is just 15 minutes away by train from Schiphol Airport. Smart guest rooms offer a pillow menu for a good night’s sleep. All-day dining, board games, PlayStation 4 and Starbucks coffee are on offer in the Open Lobby. Extremely convenient for the regular business traveler.


#9 Dorint Hotel, Halle, Germany

Dorint Hotel European hotel recommendation from VATbox

A 6-minute walk from the Halle (Saale) S-Bahn train station, this modern hotel offers straightforward, functional rooms and suites. The hotel features a trendy lobby bar and 2 restaurants serving international cuisine. Other amenities include a spa with a sauna and a bistro serving light fare, plus a rooftop terrace with a hot tub.

#8 Coppid Beech Hotel, Royal Berkshire, United Kingdom

Coppid Beach European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Wonderfully located in Royal Berkshire  and only 45 minutes from the center of London and Heathrow airport. This upscale, chalet-style hotel is a 2-minute walk from Bracknell Ski Center and 5 miles from horse racing at Ascot Racecourse.
Together with the weekly live music might in the pub it is not surprising that this hotel is so popular.


#7 Club Quarters Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Club Quarters European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Located in the heart of London, set in a grand building, Business travelers will appreciate the convenient location, close to many businesses and government buildings.interiors. Charing Cross Underground Station is 150 m away, and Covent Garden is a 10-minute walk.


#6 Rilano Hotel, Hamburg, Germany

Rilano Hotel European hotel recommendation from VATbox


This 4-star superior hotel is excellent for business travelers and big city lovers. Overlooking the River Elbe, this upscale hotel is a 1-minute walk from Rüschpark ferry station. If you are lucky to receive one of the upgraded rooms, the river views and Nespresso machines give this hotel an extra plus.


#5 Hilton St Anne’s Manor Hotel, Bracknell, United Kingdom

Hilton St. Anne's European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Located on 25 acres of woodland, the Hilton St Anne’s Manor Hotel combines a countryside location within 30 minutes of Reading, Heathrow and Windsor. The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool, a spa bath and steam room. Just 5 minutes’ drive from the M4 motorway and 15 minutes from Reading and the M3 motorway.


#4 Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Aubrey Park European hotel recommendation from VATbox


A quiet woodland backdrop between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans set in 9 acres of rolling English countryside, sets the  scene for a stay that’s well and truly relaxing. Afternoon tea may be taken in a relaxed bar/lounge or on a terrace. Pets are welcome.

 #3 Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, The Netherlands

Movenpick European hotel recommendation from VATbox

This 4-star hotel is famous for its spectacular views over the city and vistas over the river IJ. The hotel is just 20 minutes from Schiphol Airport. With its fantastic location in the heart of the city center, the hotel is within walking distance of Amsterdam’s historical center, its central station and the city’s many museums.


#2 Dormero Hotel Rotes Ross, Halle, Germany

Dormero European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Dormero Hotel Rotes Ross is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Halle. The hotel praises itself in offering every guest, travelling for business or leisure, the utmost quality of services. With its hot tubs, saunas and gym, this city centre hotel’s spa & wellness facility is available for guest to unwind after an active day of work.


#1 Steinberger Airport Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany

Steinberger European hotel recommendation from VATbox

Due to its location in the middle of Frankfurt and close to the Messe Frankfurt, this is a popular hotel with the business traveler. The airport is only 5 minutes away by car. The rooms are bright and many rooms come with a panoramic view on the forest. Guest can rent bicycles and limousines to explore the local area.


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