Many assume that when on holiday the majority of their time will be spent out and about so it doesn’t really matter where you’ll stay, right? Wrong! Hotels aren’t just places to rest your head but are an experience and as they’re part of your trip right from the very beginning, they have the ability to make or break your time away. Believe it or not, hotels reflect our personalities and those who take their lifestyles very seriously, will often choose places based on their taste in interiors and aesthetics. So if this sounds like you, I’ve rounded up 5 of the prettiest boutiques hotels to fulfil your interior décor needs.
Hotel Palacio De Villapanes, Seville
One word, gorgeous! Right from the moment you arrive and pass the ornate wrought-iron gates and into the courtyard, all you’ll think is how gorgeous everything is. A previous 18th century palace turned boutique hotel in the heart of Seville, Palacio De Villapanes is exquisite in every way. A staircase that boasts grandeur, marble columns surrounding a beautiful central fountain, soaring ceilings and original architectural elements, this is perfect for admirers of the aristocrat character with Andalusian charm. The bedrooms are timeless with rich wooden tones and modern finishes and although there are only 50 in total, each one is generous in space whilst the hotel has an intimate yet stately feel.
Did you know the world’s first boutique hotel was born in Paris? L’hotel is also the city’s smallest five star hotel but remains one of the finest examples of French excellence. Dazzling chandeliers, flock wallpaper, rooms positioned around an elaborate staircase and furnishings of the highest quality, L’Hotel oozes opulence and will have their guests feeling regal. Small in size L’Hotel may be but definitely not shy in character as each room is individually and boldly designed giving a unique stay to every guest. Look no further if the Parisian style is your inspiration.
The Franklin, London
Nestled in Egerton Gardens is The Franklin, calling in lovers of all things chic and sleek. A Victorian building on the outside but all glitz and glamour on the inside, The Franklin knows how to look good. Dark walls with cream and grey touches, oak floors and glittering bathrooms with mirrored walls, sophistication runs throughout the hotel. Its central location is particularly inviting when looking to shop along Knightsbridge and soak up history and culture at the V&A but after a day of taking in the best of London, unwind with a cocktail or two as delightful as the art deco bar.
On Residence, Thessaloniki
One thing I love about Greek hotels are the predominate pearly white shades used for both their exteriors and interiors, attracting lots of light and freshness whilst promoting a sense of minimalism. On Residence combines all three effortlessly. A stunning entry with checkerboard flooring, velvet décor and touches of brass create a simple yet glamorous Grecian design. Beauty can be found here in all corners from the inner courtyard to the stunningly elegant bar, Tiger Loop. Rooms and suites are delicate but lavish with dramatic views of the sea and as the property was built in 1926, much of Thessaloniki’s old school eclecticism remains.
Ca’ Sagredo Hotel Venice
Sitting pretty along the Grand Canal of Venice is Ca’ Sagredo, a truly sumptuous hotel and national treasure. Stucco works, marble cherubs, grand paintings adorn the walls and ceilings, long halls enriched with Muranno glass chandeliers, this quite possibly has to be the most luxurious hotel one could stay in. From breakfast room to ballroom you’ll have your breath taken away as you marvel over striking frescos by some of Venice’s most iconic painters. The Venetian style runs consistently through to the bedrooms as they’re decorated with rich bedding, splashes of gold and white marble bathrooms. This is a must-visit if your interior needs are of a rich and classical nature.