While many hotels around the world cater to Halal-dining and Muslim-friendly needs, alcohol-free establishments are also on the rise. From personal choice to medical needs, choosing an alcohol-free holiday shouldn’t mean you find yourself lacking the thrills and luxury of a typical alcohol-holiday. The hotels we've found below are proof of that.
While the reasons above aren’t exclusively the only reasons to choose to stay in one of these establishments, opting to stay in one of these hotels means you’ll be completely free from alcohol, but with the same comforting, relaxing and exciting vacation as you would expect at a hotel which offers alcohol.
In more recent years, hotels will have a clear and easily readable message on their website instructing those booking they are an alcohol-free establishment. You may also find they describe themselves as a halal-hotel, but it is still encouraged to question whether this means they are alcohol-free. This includes mini-bar, restaurant and even lobby as some, including a few below, only offer alcohol-free rooms and villas compared to the entire hotel.
However, if you are unsure of whether a hotel is alcohol-free, entirely or partially, it is always best to speak to the concierge to enquire before booking.
If you’re looking to travel and opt for an alcohol-free trip, there are some benefits for doing so. Often, in other countries, alcohol can be expensive. This is especially prominent in the Middle East where a beer can be almost triple the price, or even in Europe where your local favourite can be more than double what you’d pay at home. Cutting alcohol from your trip can save you money, as well as allow you to gain more rest and give you more time to enjoy the sights.
For many who choose not to drink alcohol, find that they can be more relaxed, as well as happier and healthier on vacations. The lack of hangover allows them to submerge into the holiday more.
Choosing one of the hotels below, you can be confident that alcohol will be out of sight, and out of mind.
Overlooking the city park, this hotel serves zero alcohol on the property as well as offering all halal food. With two outdoor pools, and rolling views of the city, you’ll find yourself at ease with your choice of two restaurants and a takeaway to enjoy the flavours of Malaysia.
This private and relaxing villa has the option of being a non-alcoholic property. You’ll have access to your own outdoor heated pool as well as your own entrance, allowing privacy and comfort to be at the forefront of your mind. The rooms are decorated neutrally, and offer peaceful vibes as you enjoy greek life. They also provide halal food on request at booking.
With such a central location, London will open itself up to you when you stay at The Premier Notting Hill. With no alcohol served on the property, including the mini-bar and restaurant. They do offer Halal-food also, as well as being close to other halal-friendly restaurants.
Like all hotels owned by Rotana, the Majestic Arjaan is an entirely alcohol-free property, with delicious food to suit all who stay. With Bahrain to explore, the hotel offers a temperature-controlled pool, as well as a sauna and steam room. The rooms are pleasantly decorated, with luxury at the forefront.
This five-star hotel in the centre of Paris, is a stone throw away from the famous Champs Elysees avenue, allowing you access to the best sights offers a completely alcohol-free room. With charm and luxury from the moment you enter, you will feel like a royal with your stay here. Upon request, this hotel offers halal and even gluten-free food.
This alcohol-free hotel caters for all, offering a beautiful break on the Isle of Wight. With comfortable and plush decorated rooms and the assurance of a tranquil and peaceful break, you’ll be sure to find yourself relaxed the moment you arrive.
This modern and impressively designed hotel, offers an experience as well as a holiday away. With each of the rooms decorated with a different theme in mind, you’ll find no two experiences are the same. The pool is gorgeously centred around bare trees and greenery, helping you to relax and kickback. This hotel is entirely alcohol-free, with non-served on the premises at all. It is also a Muslim-friendly hotel with Halal certification.
In the Maldives, there is no better than Paradise Island with a spa on sight and the chance to wake up literally in the ocean. With bungalows and villas to choose from, and halal food available, this is a tranquil and beautiful surrounding to kick back and enjoy yourself. Alcohol, however, is served in the bars, but you can request your room to be alcohol-free, and the staff will do their utmost to ensure your entire holiday is alcohol-free.
This five-star rated hotel has one-of-a-kind surroundings and modern design, located closeby to a historic marketplace and overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The pool is centred around peaceful peach bricks, giving a relaxing and peaceful vibe. This hotel is completely alcohol-free and even offers all Halal dining.
Tucked away on an island just off Phuket, Thailand, you’ll find this hidden paradise resort and spa. With the choice of an alcohol-free villa or room, you can confidently sit back and relax in your alcohol-free holiday. With sandy beaches, coconut groves and limestone cliffs, you can take a second and reconnect, letting the woes of your life fade to nothing.
Of course, this list isn’t even close to the extensive list of opportunities to have an alcohol-free holiday, especially with them on the rise. These ten are all assured and promise much more than a holiday. Alcohol-free doesn’t mean bland, and these hotels above are just proof of that, bringing luxury and style to your time away.