Hotel breakfasts can make or break your stay while traveling. Some are over-the-top, and many fall short of what’s expected from today’s discerning travelers. These seven hotels know how to get your day going right with their delectable offering of everyone’s favorite meal.
1. Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France
The Shangri-La Paris offers an incredible French spread with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower – which happens to be within spitting distance from the hotel. Every French pastry imaginable is on offer, as well as award-winning yogurts from Normandy. Don’t miss the lemon-vanilla pancakes.
2. Alvear Palace – Buenos Aires, Argentina
This refined hotel in the heart of the city’s Recoleta neighborhood comes complete with white glove service and sterling silver place settings. But, the food is the star here. Argentinian and Italian specialties are delicious, especially the homemade egg dishes which offer additions like truffles and caviar.
3. Hotel Bel-Air – Los Angeles, California
The iconic Greek yogurt parfait at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant inside the hotel is something to write home about. You can enjoy a house made green juice while sitting alfresco under heat lamps with fountains bubbling nearby.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Lodge at Koele – Lanai, Hawaii
The lemon-ricotta pancakes are legendary at this hotel, tucked-up into Lanai’s pine forests. The cakes are so fluffy and are served with honey cultivated on property, as well as lemon zest to give them that extra touch.
5. Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Tokyo, Japan
25 stories above Tokyo’s streets is the sleek and modern breakfast room at the MO. You can begin breakfast with a shot of vinegar from the Japanese island of Okinawa, said to help its residents (many who are over 100) live longer. Finish with fresh strawberries from a farm in the countryside, or seaweed soup made from scratch by the chef.
6. Villa Cora – Florence, Italy
In a villa hotel built in the name of love, you can sit in the stunningly ornate dining room or by the pool and revel in Italian breads, pastries, tarts and other Tuscan specialties. Not only is the breakfast presented beautifully, but there are many healthy options too – that is if you can resist the delicious sweet things that surround you.
7. Four Seasons Hotel Lion’s Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
In beautiful St. Petersburg, the restaurant at the Four Seasons serves some of the best Russian breakfast food. Here you can indulge in Syrniki, lightly fried cheese cakes covered in honey or jam. Or, have an omelet with Russia’s famous Kamchatka crab – found only on a far peninsula near China.