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Best of the Best Hotels

Small & Boutique - Europe

From hidden gems to cosy retreats, these smaller stays make a big impression.

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With its unbeatable location, Dharma Boutique Hotel & Spa makes the perfect base for exploring Rome. The iconic Colosseum is a short stroll away, and great bars and restaurants can be found at every turn. But what makes this boutique hotel a hit are its amenities. The spa comes with a sauna and jacuzzi bath to ease aching muscles, and the rooftop terrace is sure to thrill with amazing city views and daily happy hour drinks.
What travellers love most
 Hot bath
 Spa
 Wine / champagne
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful and amazing place stayed with my wife for five nights staff lovely could not be more helpful. Any little thing we wanted they arranged for us smell beautiful all the time. The food was delicious. Drinks always ice cold bartender was such a laugh. Your company should be very proud Your phenomenal will definitely be returning next year 30th wedding anniversary
    johnjF1558YB
    @johnjF1558YB
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed 3 nights after visiting Greece in a cramped room. We really appreciated the new + larger room, great buffet breakfast, in room bathtub, wonderful staff, and location. It is located a few blocks from the Colosseum and .7 miles from train station, which is convenient for doing a day trip to the Amalfi coast via high speed train. Just to reiterate, the staff was sincerely nice and very helpful, and spoke very good English. Only 13 rooms available, completely renovated in the past 2ish years, so book early. There is also a Dharma Luxury hotel as well, so be careful to pick Dharma Boutique if you intend to stay here. 😀
    ToddCDallas
    @ToddCDallas
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I came to Rome for a long weekend and stayed at the Dharma hotel. The staff were excellent, always ready to help and give advice on local places to eat and have a drink. We were able to leave our bags for the day without any trouble before check-in and were even offered breakfast. I highly recommend this establishment, it's perfectly placed near the train station so getting in and out is of the city is very convenient. We'll definitely be back.
    michellelE5928CO
    @michellelE5928CO
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the pleasure of staying at the dharma boutique hotel . It was truly amazing. The staff were excellent and so attentive to their guests I have never felt so welcomed by a hotel . The concierge team made us feel so special and helped us plan our trips , they guided us to the best places to eat . At breakfast a lovely chef tried to make a mocha for the first time on our request and it was the best mocha we ever had . The rooms were cleaned every day and the bed was so comfortable. The location is brilliant and within walking distance to the colosseum and trevi fountain. The metro station is so close as well . We would totally recommend this hotel to anyone staying in rome. We would like to give a special shout out to GIANLUCA ( who was so kind and made us feel so welcomed) and the lovely lady chef who learnt how to make mochas ! From a doctor and nurse visiting from the UK
    232harinid
    @232harinid
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon and I am super happy to say that our stay at the Dharma Boutique Hotel was fantastic! We stayed there for our first 3 nights and again for one final night before returning home. The hotel only has 13 rooms which made the experience feel very intimate and personalized. Any time you would come or go from the hotel, the amazing team at the reception would check-in with you and see if there was anything you needed or if you wanted any help or suggestions for your stay in Rome. Thank you so much to Raffael, Gianluca and Colorado who were the three guys we interacted with the most during our stay. Each of them made us feel super welcome. They offered us excellent recommendations on places to go and visit while in Rome including suggestions on the best places to eat nearby in Monti. One of the recommendations, Pasta Urbana, which is a few minutes down the road was my favorite restaurant of our entire stay! Even before our visit the team at Dharma Boutique would check-in via e-mail with us and answer any questions we had. They helped arrange a private airport transfer to and from FCO which I highly recommend. Nothing like having peace of mind when traveling a new city for the first time. They even stayed in touch with us when we were away visiting and staying in other parts of Italy. We downloaded WhatsApp and were able to message them with any questions during our trip. They made Rome feel like home away from home for us. For a first timer to Rome, I also wanted to note that the location of this hotel in Monti was perfection. We could easily walk to all the main site seeing attractions as well as the terimini train station where we rented a car to drive to Tuscany. Lastly, I am thrilled to say that our experience in Rome and at Dharma Boutique Hotel was very LGBT friendly. The team at Dharma provided us with a special honeymoon package that included rose petals on the bed, a bottle of prosecco, chocolates, spa access and a special in-room breakfast. My husband was really surprised and the experience made for an amazing start to our honeymoon! On our second stay for our last night in Italy they even wrote us a personal welcome back message and gave us these cute cookies that said "love" on them. For any future visits to Rome, I will most definitely be staying at Dharma Boutique Hotel again! Thank you so so much Raffael, Gianluca, Colorado and the other amazing team members at Dharma Boutique Hotel!
    alexanderdU8796YS
    @alexanderdU8796YS
    Reviewed June 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,137 reviews
What was once a historic vessel is now a charming stay like no other. Step aboard Fingal, a floating hotel that's permanently berthed on Edinburgh’s waterfront. Take your time to explore the ship's interior, elegantly furnished with polished wood and nautical touches, before retiring to your cabin. Help yourself to a fully-stocked minibar, enjoy a luxurious rain shower, and curl up on the cosiest linens. Dinner at the on-site restaurant is a must—you might catch a glimpse of ships arriving and leaving the docks.
What travellers love most
 Restaurant
 Bar / lounge
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,043 reviews
Grove of Narberth is a cosy country house with a laid-back, homey atmosphere. Clever architecture and luxe touches, like sumptuous bedding and lovely bathroom products, make this hotel truly stand out. Plus, it's got a variety of accommodations, including family rooms and reduced mobility options, that can cater to diverse needs. Guests can enjoy the mountain views and the stunning grounds, while taking in activities like horseback riding and hiking.
What travellers love most
 Massage
 Breakfast in the room
 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
04.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,663 reviews
Hotel Milu, with its trendy boutique style and unique art and decor, has well-appointed, comfortable rooms. The rooftop terrace and bar are a lovely spot to unwind, or you can head to the beach for some relaxation. With a central location, the hotel gives travellers easy access to nearby attractions, so it make for an ideal home base.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop bar
 Rooftop terrace
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,074 reviews
Le Domaine des Prés Verts & Spa Vinésime shows off beautiful countryside views and a unique design aesthetic that uses natural materials. It all adds up to a relaxing and memorable stay, thanks to well-equipped rooms with comfy beds and luxe products. Guests can unwind in the spa with a steam room, sauna, or private hot bath; explore the outdoors on a nearby hiking trail; or take in a delicious meal featuring fresh, local ingredients. All the while, the incredible staff takes care of every detail.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Salon
 Car hire
06.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,449 reviews
Stradonia Serviced Apartments have plenty to boast about. Set in a historic, centuries-old building, each unit features modern furnishings, including a well-equipped kitchen and bathrooms with underfloor heating—perfect for the winter months. Some even come with views of the Wawel Royal Castle, plus a fireplace to cosy up to. Start the day with breakfast on the balcony, then stroll over to Krakow's best attractions that are just minutes away.
What travellers love most
 Massage
 Breakfast in the room
 Car hire
07.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,076 reviews
Hôtel de JoBo is anything but ordinary. Its quirky decor is a nod to the classic French style, with leopard prints lining the walls and rose-patterned rugs covering the floor. While the rooms are on the smaller side, travellers love how comfortable they are, designed with thoughtful touches and little surprises. Another big win for the hotel is its fab location in Le Marais. The metro is right around the corner, along with several shops and restaurants that'll leave you spoiled for choice.
What travellers love most
 Bar / lounge
 Breakfast in the room
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,029 reviews
Check out Hotel Moresco, where old world charm meets modern elegance in a convenient location. This 4-star hotel features spacious rooms, palace suites, and a tranquil garden for a relaxing stay. The welcoming and helpful staff ensures outstanding cleanliness and personalised service, while the unique off the beaten track setting gives you a memorable experience. Wake up to a delicious breakfast, unwind in the beautiful bar with cool lighting, and don't miss the outstanding canal view. Nearby, you'll find convenient transportation access to explore the city further. A great pick for your next trip!
What travellers love most
 Wine / champagne
 Bar / lounge
 Car hire
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5.0 of 5 bubbles868 reviews
Maison Bistro & Hotel is a cosy destination with a boutique style, boasting unique decor and luxurious residences. Its convenient location offers beautiful views and a calm, quiet atmosphere. The comfortable rooms are complemented by high-quality toiletries, elegant bed-linen, and an in-room whirlpool. Facilities cater to disabled guests, and the attentive staff provide helpful recommendations. Enjoy a guilt-free breakfast at the delicious restaurant, known for its exceptional service and cleanliness. The inviting interior and outstanding design create an intimate feel, making this charming hotel a top choice for your next getaway.
What travellers love most
 Restaurant
 Bar / lounge
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles4,517 reviews
Staying at Hotel Pod Veží, you'll appreciate the outstanding location, delightful decor, and spacious rooms that make it a perfect base for exploring. The friendly and informative staff can recommend tours and arrange transportation for your adventures. After a day of walking or biking, relax on the rooftop terrace while taking in the landmark view. When hunger strikes, enjoy fresh breakfast options and quality cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Pets are welcome too, so you can share this comfy, beautiful, and convenient experience with your furry friend.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop terrace
 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
 Restaurant
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,740 reviews
Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce is a 4-star hotel that combines old-world charm with modern comforts. Set along the historic canals of Bruges, its beautiful 16th-century building boasts lavish antiques, exclusive artwork, and stunning floral arrangements. Each of the 16 uniquely styled guestrooms features fine furnishings, Persian carpets, and marble bathrooms. With a central location, you can easily explore the picturesque area and enjoy the scenic views. Delight in high-quality dining, attentive staff, and a 24-hour concierge, all adding up to a charming and comfortable experience in the heart of Bruges.
What travellers love most
 Breakfast in the room
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,092 reviews
Coeur des Alpes combines a stunning location with outstanding facilities to create a truly memorable stay. With a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, this hotel provides a variety of accommodations, from reduced mobility rooms to family suites. Take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pools, heated pool with a view, and the fitness centre. After a day of skiing or hiking, unwind in the sauna, steam room or spa. On-site dining includes a delicious, high-quality breakfast and complimentary beverages. The amazing staff ensures personalised attention, making your stay intimate, friendly, and truly special.
What travellers love most
 Pool with view
 Steam room
 Sun deck
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5.0 of 5 bubbles657 reviews
The Vasilicos is a unique hotel where extraordinary views and an intimate atmosphere create a memorable experience. Its well-situated location allows for easy access to activities like horseback riding, hiking, and water sports such as snorkelling, diving, and boating. The beautifully designed accommodations include private pools and stylish suites, ensuring a comfortable stay. On-site dining options serve delicious food, while the caring and hospitable staff provide personalised and attentive care. Head to the rooftop terrace for a relaxing dip in the pool with a view or explore the nearby attractions for some outdoor fun.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Butler service
 Massage
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5.0 of 5 bubbles327 reviews
São Vicente Alfama by TRIUS Hotels is a charming spot to unwind in Lisbon's picturesque Alfama district. The hotel is well-maintained and offers cosy, spacious accommodations with comfortable beds and stylish furnishings. Don't miss the complimentary snacks and drinks, or the delicious breakfast served each morning. The welcoming staff provide personalised service and excellent recommendations for nearby dining options. During your visit, you can also enjoy a complimentary walking tour of the neighbourhood or relax in the comfortable guest lounge with a cup of good coffee. Easy airport transfer ensures a hassle-free travel experience.
What travellers love most
 Happy hour
 Bar / lounge
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,598 reviews
Heaton's Guesthouse is a cosy spot that treats you to clean, spacious rooms with comfy beds and stunning views. While you're there, you can enjoy outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. The amazing breakfast and complimentary chocolate cake are worth mentioning, as well as the friendly and helpful staff who maintain high standards of cleanliness. With beautifully appointed rooms, luxurious bathrooms, and well-maintained common areas, you'll appreciate the excellent quality-price value. And if you need it, there's ample parking and laundry service available too.
What travellers love most
 Breakfast in the room
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,119 reviews
Hotel Firefly is a cosy spot with an amazing location perfect for ski enthusiasts. It's got ski in/ski out access, making hitting the slopes a breeze. The huge suites are beautifully decorated, and each comes with a comfortable balcony for enjoying the mountain and landmark views. When you're not skiing or hiking, you can unwind at the spa, sauna, or heated indoor pool with a jacuzzi. The après-bar is a splendid spot to grab a drink after a day outdoors, and you'll appreciate the warm and helpful staff. Plus, they even have loaner vacuum cleaners if you need one!
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Doorperson
 Spa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,722 reviews
Hollmann Beletage Design & Boutique Hotel is a 4-star gem in Vienna, with a fantastic location and an array of wonderful amenities. The quirky design and attention to detail create a warm and welcoming atmosphere you'll appreciate. You'll find comfortable, spacious accommodations and spotlessly clean common areas. For relaxation, there's a well-maintained sauna and a spa, plus bicycle tours for those who want to explore. The delicious breakfast and excellent service provided by the helpful personnel are the cherry on top. All in all, this boutique hotel is a design refuge for globetrotters and pampered jetsetters alike.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Spa
 Wine / champagne
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5.0 of 5 bubbles216 reviews
The Story Hotel Pera, a 4-star historic building, provides a wonderful stay with its spacious, comfortable rooms and exceptional service. It's not just any boutique hotel - the recently opened property has a fantastic view and a team that'll make you feel right at home. Besides the excellent staff, the hotel is also equipped with facilities for disabled guests and a relaxing spa. When you're not out exploring the city, you can appreciate the authentic design and luxury hospitality. Don't forget to check out the best minibar during your stay, and rest easy knowing you're in a safe, well-considered environment.
What travellers love most
 Spa
 Car hire
 Bar / lounge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful beach
Excellent beach. Crystal clear turquoise sea, golden sand. Cafe at the top of the stairs, donuts on the beach. A real gem.
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Reviewed August 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles570 reviews
LeCrans Hotel & Spa is an amazing boutique Alpine resort that provides stunning mountain views and outstanding service. The beautiful and tastefully designed interior is complemented by luxurious linen and amenities. The accommodations are modern, high-quality, and convenient, with facilities for disabled guests. You can enjoy skiing with ski in/ski out access, relax in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, or explore the nearby hiking trails. Dining options include creative cuisine and nearby bars. The hotel's small spa, gym, and pool provide a pleasant and inspirational atmosphere for a memorable stay.
What travellers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Babysitting
 Salon
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,347 reviews
Check out Secret de Paris - Hotel & Spa, a cosy spot with a central location that makes it easy to explore nearby cafes, bars, and restaurants. The unique and themed rooms, like the Eiffel Tower room, have original features such as a shower and access to the spa. The attentive and helpful hosts here provide advice on travelling and booking attractions in the city. Don't miss the excellent daily breakfast, and be sure to take advantage of the personalised spa experience, honesty bar, and luxury amenities. Plus, it's a breeze to get around with great metro station access nearby.
What travellers love most
 Adults only
 Hot bath
 Steam room
21.
5.0 of 5 bubbles561 reviews
Haven Hall Hotel is a luxurious retreat on the Isle of Wight, where you can enjoy an array of activities like windsurfing, tennis, or simply lounging by the heated pool with a view. The 5-star hotel has 14 beautifully styled en-suite rooms, each with its unique character and panoramic views. In your downtime, stroll through the 2-acre landscaped garden or unwind in the sauna. Dining options are aplenty with a personal touch from the owners, including a recommended restaurant list and cooked-to-order breakfast. An added bonus: electric car charging points and a heliport for a grand entrance!
What travellers love most
 Pool
 Beach
 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
22.
5.0 of 5 bubbles907 reviews
Villa Marandi Luxury Suites is a charming boutique hotel with a laid-back and relaxing atmosphere. Unique design elements and beautiful facilities create an inviting space, while the well-kept pool and private beach offer endless opportunities for fun. You can explore the great outdoors with activities like windsurfing, snorkelling, hiking, and horseback riding. For a bit of pampering, enjoy the delicious meals at the on-site restaurant and bar, or simply unwind in the comfortable rooms with sparkling clean amenities. What sets this place apart is the warm and welcoming vibe, complemented by the attentive and helpful staff. A perfect holiday experience awaits you!
What travellers love most
 Poolside bar
 Pool with view
 Sun deck
23.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,053 reviews
Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels Aspaki & Oia Castle is a truly unique spot situated in the heart of Oia, boasting extraordinary sea views and lovely blue domes. The well-equipped rooms come with delightful outside spaces, including cave pools, and the 'Endless Blue' suite offers breathtaking sunset views. Revel in various activities like snorkelling, hiking, and spa treatments, or spend a day exploring nearby landmarks. The rooftop terrace restaurant provides a fantastic dining experience complemented by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Overall, you'll find a perfect balance of luxury and comfort at this stunning location.
What travellers love most
 Plunge pool
 Rooftop terrace
 Restaurant
24.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,528 reviews
Lani's Suites Deluxe is a beautiful beachfront property where you can take advantage of direct access to the beach for snorkelling, or simply relax by the tranquil infinity pool. You'll find spacious accommodations with thoughtful touches and impeccable cleanliness. With well-designed and equipped public areas, you can enjoy top-notch service from a masterfully managed team. To satisfy your appetite, the on-site restaurant serves a variety of delicious dishes. For those seeking an extra dose of relaxation, the hotel's facilities cater to disabled guests as well. Overall, Lani's Suites Deluxe provides a memorable and enjoyable holiday experience.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
 Beach
 Adults only
25.
5.0 of 5 bubbles700 reviews
Himmlhof is an inviting hotel with a cosy, traditional setting in a great location. It has spacious and modern rooms with luxurious bedding and showers. The hotel boasts exceptional hospitality and provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy homemade and amazing food in the wonderful breakfast spread. You can relax in the heated pool or try out the excellent spa facilities, which include a steam room, sauna, and plunge pool. If you're into skiing or hiking, this place is perfect for you. The overall ambience and magnificent design make Himmlhof a top choice for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Steam room
 Wine / champagne
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