Boutique hotels strive to give guests an experience they won’t find elsewhere. Small, intimate and well-located, these establishments combine exceptional design with a sense of community.
Europe is home to some of the world’s most beautiful boutique hotels, from historic estates to contemporary architecture. Plan your next stay in style by checking out our top picks – all under 50 rooms!
1. Ett Hem
Ett Hem is a renovated Arts and Crafts house where owner Jeanette Mix collaborated with designer Ilse Crawford to preserve its original charm while providing all modern travelers with all necessary amenities.
No matter where you take breakfast – in the conservatory or upstairs dining room – or just relax at the bar – this boutique hotel in Stockholm has a welcoming vibe. With its relaxed vibe and carefully curated collection of art and antiques, you’ll feel right at home here.
2. Rosa Alpina
Rosa Alpina, situated in the idyllic village of San Cassiano, is an idyllic haven for adventurers and skiers. It boasts fantastic restaurants, an indulgent spa and stunning rooms to unwind after a day on the slopes.
Pizzinini family owned and operated the property for three generations, earning it a reputation for exceptional hospitality. Their restaurant St Hubertus recently earned another Michelin star recognition.
After a day on the slopes, guests can savor fine dining created by Executive Chef Norbert Niederkofler. His dishes seamlessly fuse tradition and modernity, featuring locally sourced ingredients.
3. Widder Hotel
Widder, situated among nine connected old town houses, is an intriguing combination of period details and contemporary design influences. It’s perfect for architecture enthusiasts, shoppers and art connoisseurs alike; plus its location just steps away from Bahnhofstrasse offers easy access to local amenities.
Each of the hotel’s 49 rooms is distinctive, fusing historic elements with modern technology and sleek designer furniture (think Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Eileen Gray). Artworks including Robert Rauschenberg pieces commissioned for the penthouse suite complete this eclectic mix.
4. Le Boutique Hotel
Le Boutique Hotel, situated in Bordeaux’s historic centre, welcomes you with a enchanting courtyard garden that seamlessly fuses classic architecture with contemporary design. Each of its 22 rooms has been individually designed, featuring furnishings from Philippe Starck, Kartell, and Eichholtz.
This Neo-Renaissance mansion, filled with history, boasts huge ornately carved doors, basket weave flooring and iron-and-wood banister in its small lobby. Upstairs in the bedrooms, vintage elements are mixed with modern pieces for an aesthetically pleasing aesthetic.
5. Como Le Montrachet
Como Le Montrachet offers more than just a place to sleep; it provides an experience of place, genuine character and an affinity with its local community. That is what you get with Como Le Montrachet.
Nestled in Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy’s famed wine region, COMO Hotels & Resorts’ new project will open gradually over the course of several years. Situated across four heritage buildings, 31 rooms and suites will be transformed into chic havens.
6. ON Residence
At ON Residence in Thessaloniki, Greece, guests are treated to an exquisite combination of luxury and edge. Boasting modern design and top-notch amenities, this 5-star hotel is well worth its price of admission. Among other features, guests can take advantage of free WiFi as well as coffee/tea service. Furthermore, they have access to their fitness center, business centre, as well as on-site spa and wellness facility that will leave them feeling like super heroes.
7. Gleneagles Hotel
Gleneagles Hotel is one of Scotland’s most beloved country estates, offering golf, leisure and an authentic Scottish experience. Situated on 850 acres in Perthshire countryside with its own railway station and just a short drive away from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, this resort has something special for everyone.
Gleneagles boasts 232 luxurious rooms and suites with draperies, leather furniture, and breathtaking views of either the hotel grounds or Scottish countryside. Outside, guests can experience world-class golf on two bucket-list courses designed by James Braid: The King’s and The Queen’s.
8. Estiatorio Milos
Are you in the mood for a casual lunch on the Strip or want to sample some of the finest seafood on offer? Estiatorio Milos has an incredible menu packed with delectable dishes sure to please.
This boutique hotel is an ideal destination for travelers searching for an unforgettable stay. It boasts stunning views, excellent facilities such as an outdoor pool, fitness center and spa bath services. Furthermore, they provide excursions and boat trips around the island.