When looking to find boutique retreats around Europe, what do you tend to go for? Quiet locations where you can enjoy spa treatments and other activities, or city breaks where you can spend time soaking up the best of a new place. In terms of the former, going on a boutique retreat can mean enjoying 5-star luxury, as well as great local food, and the chance to either tuck yourself away in a remote location or see a city from a cosy position. What, then, are some exclusive boutique retreats around Europe?
1. Babington House
This stately home in Somerset comes with a cinema, tennis courts, spas, swimming pools, and family amenities, and costs £320 a night. The house has 32 rooms and suites, which include four-poster beds, while steam rooms and a gym are also available on site.
2. Hotel du Castellet
Located deep in the heart of Provence in France, Hotel du Castellet has 42 rooms and a 2 star Michelin restaurant on site. Activities you can try nearby include mountain biking and golf, while the hotel also includes an indoor pool, a spa, and reflexology treatments.
3. Casale di Brolio
This retreat can be found in the rolling hills of Tuscany, and only consists of 4 rooms. The boutique hotel offers cooking classes and art lessons, as well as the chance to explore the wine regions in the nearby area of Arezzo. Casale di Brolio costs 130 Euros for a double room per night, and can also be rented out in its entirety.
4. Canal House
You can enjoy the city of Amsterdam from a boutique hideaway in the Jordaan district – the Canal House contains 23 rooms with silk and velvet dressings, as well as a suite that takes up the entire top floor of the hotel. Ideal if you want to relax while seeing one of the best European cities you can visit.
5. Carberry Tower
Located near Edinburgh in Scotland, Carberry Tower represents a luxury retreat with 30 bedrooms, tower rooms, and 18th-century decorations. The Tower has been used as a stately home and estate and has also hosted visits from the Royal Family.
6. Areti Bungalows
This retreat can be found on the Sithonia Peninsula in the northern part of Greece and represents a series of bungalows. You can swim in the Mediterranean, enjoy water sports, and explore private beaches from the hotel, with yoga classes also available.
7. Grand Hotel des Bains
A boutique hotel and retreat in Brittany, France, the Grand Hotel des Bains is distinguished by its range of architectural and design influences, as well as by its beauty treatments, sailing, cooking, and local food courses. The hotel is designed to be a getaway from the busy pace of modern life and contains 30 rooms.
8. Ada Hotel
You can get away from things in this retreat, which is based in Bodrum in Turkey. As well as adjoining onto a private beach, the Ada Hotel has a heated indoor pool, traditional wall hangings and carved stone architecture, as well as Wi Fi, and an excellent restaurant.