Our collection of city boutique hotels is as diverse as the worldwide selection of cities to which they belong. We all know where you stay is as important as where you go and with the perfect blend of style, service and history, you are sure to find an urban chic boutique hotel for your luxury break, romantic city weekend of cultural tour.
Book into the fashion forward Soho House New York in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan and you can enjoy views of the city from its fabulous rooftop pool and shops right on your doorstep. Or check into the A’Jia Hotel in Istanbul to enjoy a regal weekend in an Ottoman mansion. Overlooking the Bosphorus in a relaxing part of town (30 minutes from the city centre), A’Jia Hotel has its own boat which can take guests on private tours of Istanbul. Other cities by the water include Barcelona in Spain, where you can stay at the family-owned boutique hotel Primero Primera in the Tres Torres district (a handy location for business as well as fun weekends away) to explore the nearby beaches, shops, museums and art galleries.
In Lisbon, Portugal, our selection of city boutique hotels includes Palacio Belmonte, the oldest building of its kind in the city, residence of the Earls of Belmonte for over 500 years and, for a great alternative to a hotel, we offer the Mercador Luxury Apartments, a series of 3 apartments in the Palácio do Mercador in a building that dates back to 1565. Wherever you stay, be sure to take a ride on one of the city’s distinctive wooden yellow trams which starts at the foot of the Barrio Alto district and passes through the shopping area of Baixa before finishing in Alfama, where you can visit the ancient Castelo Sao Jorge and there are excellent views across the city.
Our collection of boutique city hotels in Italy features all the classics - Florence, Venice and Rome - as well as places such as Palermo and Taormina in Sicily. In Venice, the Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa is a former 18th-century convent on Giudecca Island with stunning views across to St. Marks Basilica while hip hotel Ca Maria Adele is very close to St. Marks Square itself and perfectly located to visit the world-famous galleries and museums, take a gondola ride on the canals and explore the atmospheric, tucked-away back streets.
Marrakech in Morocco and Amsterdam in the Netherlands are also examples of much-visited cities where we have personally selected an excellent collection of boutique hotels. Riad Joya is a luxury hideaway in the Marrakech Medina (perfect for shopping in the souks) and the Canal House in Amsterdam is in the cultural heart of the city. We also have a vast range of boutiques hotels across the UK from Bath and Bristol to Edinburgh, London and Brighton.
Immersed in history, Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni 1 is a 13th-century building situated at the heart of Florence. The charming 22 rooms and suites at this luxury boutique hotel are elegant and refined, and the service is discreet and very personal.
The Portobello Hotel, one of the most romantic boutique hotels in London,is a Notting Hill institution popular with the music, entertainment and fashion crowds. A real haven, this luxury hotel is right in the heart of West London, walking distance from some great shops, restaurants & bars.
You couldn't find a luxury hotel closer to the Duomo in Florence than Palazzo Niccolini if you tried! Owners Filippo and Ginevra Niccolini di Camugliano have recently renovated the palazzo transforming it into one of the loveliest historical boutique hotels in the centre of Florence. The area surrounding the Duomo has become a pedestrian zone making it one of the quietest and cleanest locations in the city.
The Tribune Hotel is a contemporary hotel just a few steps away from the Villa Borghese gardens and Via Veneto, in the heart of the historical centre of Rome. Great for couples who don't want to spend a fortune.
Cranley Hotel is a small luxury hotel in fashionable South Kensington, London. The stylish rooms have a chic English style befitting the renovated 19th-century townhouses. In a prime location for the city's best sights, museums & shopping.
You'll find 1908 Lisboa Hotel in Intendente, the hippest, coolest neighbourhood in Lisbon. Hotel, restaurant, bar and hip hideaway, this award-winning building is surrounded by trendy cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.
Hotel Gran Claustre, restaurant and spa, is one of the best small luxury hotels near Tarragona. It is located in the medieval town centre of Altafulla, in Catalonia, north east Spain. The beach is only 5 minutes away making it the perfect Chic Retreat for relaxing as well as exploring the Costa Dorada region.
Desert Palm is a luxury boutique hotel with polo estate, avant garde spa, 4 championship polo fields, a riding school, stables, rare birds, pool, restaurant, endless sunshine and vast green landscapes.
You won't find a better small, but perfectly formed boutique hotel in Cape Town. Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa has just 6 rooms & suites and sits amidst manicured gardens in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront.