Europe is perhaps the capital of boutique hotels, with big cities like Paris and London overflowing with the trendy properties. This year, you’ll be able to find a new slew of boutique hotels in Europe, and these are some of our favorites:
Miss Clara Hotel, StockholmWhat used to be a girls’ school has since then been renovated to become a hotel that is reminiscent of art nouveau. Miss Clara Hotel’s 92 rooms are adorned with marble baths, parquet floors, and arched windows that are sure to leave you gasping for air! Head over to the brasserie-style restaurant for some Nordic cuisine goodness.
Check out: The Abba museum on the island of Djurgarden.
Cromlix House Hotel, ScotlandLocated in Dunblane, Scotland, the Cromlix House Hotel is Scottish tennis player Andy Murray’s brainchild. Amenities include tennis courts (naturally), mini Highland games, and even archery, all fitting into the 34-acre ground that it stands on. Other cool attractions include a conservatory, a loch, a chapel, and a farm-to-table restaurant for all your organic needs.
Check out: Leighton Library, the oldest private book collection in Scotland.
Chiltern Firehouse, LondonOne of the famed architect Andre Balazs’s works (in addition to The Mercer in New York and L.A.’s Chateau Marmont) is this 26-room, chic hotel in London’s Marylebone district. Notable celebrities who have taken residence in the hotel, which used to be a fire station, include Lindsay Lohan and Robert Pattinson. What’s more, its kitchen supplies are provided by none other than Nuno Mendes, of Portugal’s Michelin-starred Viajante.
Check out: The wide array of clothing shops and cafes in the Marylebone High Street, where you can see celebrities going about their day.
Hotel Vernet, ParisIt’s all about making a statement in the City of Light, and this 50-room boutique hotel in Paris does itself justice. Adorned with sleek, modern design of woven copper thread, a French glass roof, and abstract-patterned carpets, Hotel Vernet has all that you want, and then some.
Check out: Champs Elysees and all its extravagant shops.
Lake Geneva Hotel, SwitzerlandLocated in Versoix, Switzerland, the Lake Geneva Hotel offers some of the best views in the area. Breathe in the magnificence that is the Swiss Alps right from the comfort of one of the 103 guest rooms. Chow down on some Mediterranean cuisine at the on-site O’Five Restaurant after a day of strolling.
Check out: A multitude of beaches, equestrian centers, and a chocolate factory, all a train ride away from the property.
25Hours Hotel, Berlin25Hours is a luxury chain that is highly-regarded in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Having 149 rooms, the 25Hours Hotel in Berlin offers an astounding view of the skyline from a rooftop terrace. The popular glass-walled Neni Restaurant serves Austrian and Russian cuisine. Primarily marketed toward young travelers, the hotel has an on-site bakery, free bicycle loans, and a DJ.
Check out: The Zoological Garden, Kaufhaus des Westens, and the Theatre des Westens.
Praia Verde Boutique Hotel, PortugalCoziness and comfort are the main themes of this 40-suite Portugal hotel near the Algarve coastline, with lush pine forests all around. Each suite boasts its own kitchenette complete with a stove and a fridge, and even a balcony where you can bask in the views of the beaches. Gastronomists would love the artisan groceries that you can have cooked in the A Terra Restaurant.
Check out: The National Forest and Cacela Velha.
OD Port Portals, SpainTake a trip back to the 1960 glam era with this Spain hotel’s whitewashed rooms and a pool area, while enjoying the amenities that its 77 guest rooms have to offer. A Smart Cabriolet car is available for junior suite guests, for those moments when you want to just drive around town.
Check out: The Bendinat Royal Golf course and the Costa d’en Blanes beach.