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Hotels in Europe: the inviting pool at Masseria Montenapoleone, Puglia

As travel restrictions ease, minds begin to wander towards holidays. And where better to think about than Europe? From enchanting properties in Croatia and Balearic island retreats to majestic lakeside villas in Italy, there are tons of top boutique hotels in Europe ready to be explored. Read on for a selection of fantastic hotels in Europe…


Heritage Hotel Life Palace

Hotels in Europe: a bedroom at Heritage Hotel Life Palace, Croatia

Inside this 15th-century Marenci property is a boutique hotel with 17 elegant Renaissance rooms – a fairytale getaway in Šibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast. The historic stone building looks out to the main square of the pedestrian Old Town, making its location ideal for a luxury weekend away, and the perfect choice for a trip to Croatia.

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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

One of Sun Gardens Dubrovnik's pools and sea views

Looking for an all-round holiday experience at a spot by the sea? Search no further. This stylish family-friendly property offers just that, and is just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik Old Town. Choose from luxury rooms, apartments or private self-catering residences, and enjoy sea views along the Adriatic coastline. The hotel is also home to a handful of restaurants, three pools, a spa, and a sports centre.

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OD Talamanca

Hotels in Europe: a bedroom with sea views at OD Talamanca, Ibiza

This design hotel has a top location on the island of Ibiza and is just 10 minutes away from the airport. Not only is the beach a few steps away, the old town, marina, and nightlife are all within easy reach too. And there are glorious views to the bay and Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Book a Duplex suite and enjoy a split-level 2-bed apartment with a private rooftop swimming pool and terrace.

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Divina Suites Hotel Boutique

A suite at Divina Suites Hotel Boutique, Menorca

Situated in a prime spot in the heart of the picturesque Menorcan city of Ciutadella, this adult-only palazzo blends into the charming Old Town surroundings and offers easy access to historic and cultural attractions – a 1-minute stroll along the cobbled streets leads to the impressive gothic Cathedral of Menorca. Inside the beautifully converted and restored 17th-century hotel, guests can relax in suites that are furnished with luxury in mind.

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Cases de Son Barbassa

Hotels in Europe: a bedroom at Cases de Son Barbassa, Mallorca

The converted houses that make up this boutique hotel and finca are situated on a hillside close to the village Capdepera, and boast views to the coast, Llevant Natural Park, and Menorca on clear days. The fishing port of Cala Ratjada is just a 12-minute drive away too. This rural yet modern agroturismo has charm in abundance, and is a super relaxing place to spend some time.

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Masseria Montenapoleone

A bedroom at Masseria Montenapoleone

This picture-perfect agriturismo in Puglia has glorious views stretching across the surrounding hills and Itria Valley and yet is just 10 minutes from Fasano, 25 from Ostuni, and about equidistant from Brindisi and Bari. The Monteneve-Van Gaubergen family transformed the 20-room masseria with flair and creativity, and revived the organic cultivation of the estate with almond trees, olive groves, and citrus orchards.

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Casa Montani

Hotels in Europe: a bedroom at Casa Montani, Rome

Located just a stone’s throw from Porta del Popolo and Villa Borghese sits this luxe guesthouse on the 3rd floor of a 19th-century palazzo. The property has been in owner-manager Giuseppe’s family since 1916, and the rooms display a great deal of character and love. With warm, attentive service led by Giuseppe himself, and a position close to many of Rome’s most recognisable cultural landmarks, this is an ideal city bolthole.

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Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi

The impressive exterior of Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi, Italy

Nestled on the sleepy shores of Lake Orta in Piedmont, this luxurious hotel has an enchanting Moorish design and is a romantic spot indeed. The 19th-century villa was inspired by Middle Eastern architecture, and the intricate, elegant décor has a dreamlike, otherworldly quality. It’s well-known to foodies from all corners of the globe too: under the auspices of Chef Antonino Cannavacciulo, the on-site eatery has been awarded two Michelin stars.

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