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We hand-pick boutique hotels that we feel are truly original and offer unique experiences in some of the world’s most spectacular locations.

All hotels in our collection are genuinely small hotels that are privately owned with a homelike atmosphere, personal service, and a great sense of style — just right for today’s sophisticated traveller.

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Short guide: Boutique Hotels
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Forget the big chains and 5 star hotels! These small and luxurious boutique hotels are more casual, personal and intimate. You won’t hear any ‘Sirs’ and ‘Madams’ here – it’s more about ‘Jim, how are you?’ Welcome Beyond introduces some of its favourites.
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— Pick #1: 40 Winks in London, England

Take off your shoes and step into this otherworldly space of David Carter’s imagination. Located in trendy East London, 40 Winks is a small boutique hotel with just two rooms. Called an illusionist and conjuror, successful interior designer David explains: “I want to create wonderful and extraordinary spaces that captivate and seduce people, that take them on a journey of the senses. Some of the rooms are very dark, mysterious and womb-like. Other rooms are drenched in light. I like contrast and juxtaposition. It’s quirky, eccentric and playfully glamorous.”
40 Winks in London, England
— 40 Winks interior

— What’s there to do?
London! And the famous ‘Bedtime Story Nights’ by David and his friends – they are “lovely, magical and memorable experiences”.
 

— Pick #3: Farmhouse Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain

Hidden away in the quiet north-eastern part of Mallorca, this luxury boutique hotel is an oasis of peace and relaxation. A derelict 18th century farmhouse was brought back to life by a majorcan architect, creating a rustic hotel & spa of understated elegance and great creativity. Ten luxurious rooms with private terraces are elegantly decorated in soothing tones: nothing in excess, just a carefully selected mixture of the old and the modern where every corner, tap or vase seems ‘in synch’ with the spirit of the place.
Farmhouse Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain
— Farmhouse Hotel & Spa interior

— What’s there to do?
Some serious relaxing! With two sleek outdoor pools, a romantic, candlelit indoor pool and a wonderful spa area you are spoilt for choice. Of course, it is also OK to just lounge around the olive trees and read a book.

— Pick #2: Monaci delle Terre Nere in Sicily, Italy

Monaci delle Terre Nere is a newly opened boutique hotel in Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna sits amidst an organic farm overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The six rooms come with rare thoughtfulness and exquisite taste. An old wine press and fresco paintings shimmering through the ceilings are traces of the building’s past and are in perfect harmony with wonderfully eccentric paintings by British-Brazilian artist Olivier Mourao, modern furnishings by Flos or B&B Italia and the owner’s personal collection of antiques – making this stylish retreat a truly memorable experience.
Monaci delle Terre Nere in Sicily, Italy
— Monaci delle Terre Nere from afar

— What’s there to do?
Besides the craters of Mount Etna, there is famous Taormina, the fish market of Catania as well as the coast, of course, with fashionable Isola Bella in Taormina and 18km of sandy beaches stretching between Catania and Syracuse. There are also many great wineries offering Italian food and of course wine tastings.
 

— Pick #4: Torre di Moravola in Umbria, Italy

Torre di Moravola is a luxury boutique hotel in Umbria, Italy, offering panoramic views from the four terraces surrounding the tower, open massage pavilions, herb gardens that scent the air and an infinity pool overlooking the Tiber Valley. The structure of the old walls bearing testament to the 10th and 11th centuries was preserved while the inside was transformed into a contemporary retreat with 7 suites over two levels.
Torre di Moravola in Umbria, Italy
— Torre di Moravola pool area

— What’s there to do?
To relax, there is a spa area, a pavilion next to the stunning infinity pool for yoga and pilates sessions and seating areas scattered amongst the olive groves. For thrill you can take a microlite flight over the trail of fortified towers along the feudal valley. And for some serious Italian food, cooking classes are offered.
 
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