Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga

Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga Spain

Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga Spain

After an intensive two year renovation luxury has arrived in Malaga with teh Gran Hotel Miramar, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World group. Originally designed 90 years ago the building creates a statement in teh town, returned to its former glory set amongst beautiful landscaped grounds. Featuring 200 rooms in three different styles, Classic, Mediterranean and neo-Arabic, this hotel is the place to stay in when visiting Malaga, one of the oldest cities in the world.

 Gran Hotel Miramar Website

AlmaLusa, Lisbon

AlmaLusa | Lisbon

AlmaLusa | Lisbon

The new boutique 28 room hotel from AlmaLusa hotels is sure to win your heart when visiting the stunning city of Lisbon. The hotel is located on the historic Praça do Municipio perfect for those that want to be in the centre of the action and have an interest in the history and culture of the Portuguese city.  From the beds, towels and in-room coffee right down to the Castebel products, local produce and wines, almost everything here is sourced from the finest Portuguese producers.

 AlmaLusa Website

Nolinski, Paris

Nolinski Paris | Suite Superieure | Credit: GdeLaubier

Nolinski Paris | Suite Superieure | Credit: GdeLaubier

Located a stones throw away from the Palais Royal Gardens and the Louvre is Nolinski. A tribute to all that is French, situated amongst Hausmann architecture. Luxurious rooms ooze Parisian elegance, staying here will make you feel quite the fashionista. Your arrival will be a grande affair in the reception with Carrera marble adorning the walls. From there on in, the decor and the experience gets better and better.

Nolinski Paris Website

Kensho, Mykonos 

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25 luxurious rooms and 10 suites sit amongst Mykonos landscape to create a truly beautiful hotel. A pool bar and spa will make you sure you never want to leave this paradise.

Kensho Website

Casa Bonay, Barcelona (featured image)

Casa Bonay | Credit: Meritxell Arjalaguer

Casa Bonay | Credit: Meritxell Arjalaguer

Located in a neo-classical building in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Casa Bonay is making huge noise in the hotel scene. It’s not only a hotel but a restaurant, coffee shop, social hub and an art gallery. Created by locals and designers alike, the hotel oozes Barcelona culture and is a fantastic place to stay if you’re looking for an authentic experience. Casa Bonay Website

Hotel Saint Marc, Paris

Hotel Saint Marc

Hotel Saint Marc

‘In the heart of Paris, a designer hotel with a garden, swimming pool and spa.’

A chic designed hotel that allow its guests to continue their enjoyment of this design led city. Rooms that have beautifully designed, vibrant colour scheme led decors ensure that you’ll be relaxed and taken away in to Hotel Saint Marc’s unique style. With fantastic views over the Place Boieldieu and the leaf filled courtyard garden of the hotel, Hotel Saint Marc is a tranquil oasis in a busy city.

Hotel Saint Marc Website


Juvet, Norway

Europe's Hotels of the Moment | Juvet

Europe’s Hotels of the Moment | Juvet


A hotel that is very much a part of the landscape, Juvet is a special place that makes you feel at home within nature. Having been featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Ex Machine this hotel has become a feature in the Norway tourism schedule, somewhere that surely is a must see. Built using local traditions and local materials, Juvet is a hotel that signifies Norway and its culture, in luxury.

Juvet Website

Palazzo Venart, Venice

Europe's Hotels of the Moment | Palazzo Venart

Europe’s Hotels of the Moment | Palazzo Venart

The Palazzo Venart is a building with a rich history, having been one of the most important palaces in Venice throughout the centuries, playing host to some of the city’s most respected figures. The building has been lovingly restored to provide a wonderful luxury hotel on the banks of the Grand Canal. Marble staircases and historic frescoes will transport you to a special place representing a great time in the city’s history. 

Palazzo Venart Website


The Forest Side, Lake District

Grasmere’s Newest Country House Hotel | Forest Side | jennyheyworthphotography

Grasmere’s Newest Country House Hotel | The Forest Side | Credit: jennyheyworthphotography


Located in the Lake District of the UK, a fairytale gothic mansion awaits you, hidden from the road, nestled amongst tall pine trees. The majesty of the Lake District is not lost on this newly renovated hotel that underwent a massive 18 month project to restore its brilliance. 20 beautiful bedrooms are ready to relax you in this pretty countryside retreat where you won’t be disappointed by the surroundings. Fine Cumbrian cuisine and home grown organic wine create a stunning retreat. Be sure to visit the nearby Grasmere Gingerbread shop for some wonderful local produce.

Read Hero and Leander’s review of The Forest Side here.

 The Forest Side Website


The Yeatman, Porto

View over Porto from The Yeatman terrace

View over Porto from The Yeatman terrace

Portugal is rapidly becoming a must visit city and the Yeatman Hotel is surely the place from where to see it. Calling all wine lovers, the hotel is located in Vila Nova de Gaia a historic Port wine lodge area, and overlooks the UNESCO world heritage site of the city. 13 suites and 70 rooms all ooze luxury and all have private terraces from which to gaze across the city.

The Yeatman Website


Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Igloos View From Air | Kakslauttanen

Igloos View From Air | Kakslauttanen

Glass igloos are what this hotel is all about. This family run hotel in Lapland, just 250km north of the Arctic circle, is on the edge of wilderness. The environment is one of the cleanest in the entire world, with water that is incredibly pure. Sleep amongst the clear skies and gaze out at the stars in this stunning glass igloos that are available to book all through the Northern Lights season. If it’s nature that you want, it cant get more unique and authentic than Kakslauttanen.

 Hotel Kakslauttanen Website


The Pig, Combe

The Pig

The Pig

Located in the Otter Valley in Devon this secluded peaceful hotel is set in a Elizabethan property that is simply stunning. Providing an experience, second to none, The Pig tries to ensure a hotel that is not predictable and has re-invented the typical luxury country home hotel. 30 rooms ensure a cosy feel to your stay whether your sleeping in the main house or the stable yard and Curlditch Cottages. Quite simply, The Pig is a hotel that needs to be visited to understand quite what a luxurious and unique offering it can provide you.

The Pig Website

Villa Pliniana, Lake Como

Europe's Hotels of the Moment | Villa Pliniana

Europe’s Hotels of the Moment | Villa Pliniana

Overlooking Lake Como, Villa Pliniana is your very own private sanctuary. Built into the surrounding rock, with lush vegetation providing a stunning setting there are few hotels in the world with quite a stunning view as this. Four suites and 18 bedrooms that all provide the highest standards of luxury, allow for the enjoyment of the surrounding sounds of water and silence of the nearby woods. A resort that is steeped in history amongst the very famous Lake Como, there can be no finer jewels in the area can there?


“This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty. But the finest scenery is that of the Villa Pliniana“ Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Villa Pliniana Website


Maison Minervetta, Sorrento

Europe's Hotels of the Moment | Maison Minervetta

Europe’s Hotels of the Moment | Maison Minervetta

Located just 15 minutes walk away from the historic centre of Sorrento, this beautiful family run accommodation will melt you with its charm and stunning views. All rooms have a view of the sea and the Marina Grande which is accessible via a private staircase. Where better to enjoy a home away from home.

Maison Minervetta Website