Dinky Luxe - White design interiors of boutique hotel Masseria Cimino Puglia in Italy
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(Y)our Top 10 Dinky Luxe Hotels

When hitting the road of travel, it is always great when you stumble upon a small design hotel of dinky luxe vibes - an eclectic micro pocket of infinitely personable stylings, just a handful of rooms and buckets of local charm.

Borne of the owner's dream of one day owning a boutique little guesthouse all of their own, these boutique design dens tell the tale of falling in love with a destination, a view, and a way of life.

Unique and oh so original, here luxury is found in the details - from fresh linen to organic breakfast fare to considered style and personal pieces. Our version of 'small is beautiful', these style hubs go way beyond B&B, and offer a branch of places to stay that are truly bespoke. Here are our Top 10 Dinky Luxe hotels, small and charming, just for you.

Killiehuntly Farmhouse

Highlands, Scotland

Dinky Luxe: Interior detailing of the small design farmhouse, Killiehuntly in the Highlands of Scotland Dinky Luxe: Interior detailing of the small design farmhouse, Killiehuntly in the Highlands of Scotland, Scandi Scott interiors.

Killiehuntly's small creative farmhouse is a boutique den like no other, suffused in Scandi-Scot interiors and dinky luxe vibes.

Kinloch Lodge

Highlands, Scotland

A remote and inviting retreat into the infinity pool of nature, Kinloch Lodge was once the Duke of Sutherland's hunting lodge, now a cosy Scandi-Scot hub of quiet cool.

Brücke 49

Vals, Switzerland

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Très chic Swiss guesthouse, Brücke 49, is a style haven of designer classics, fresh rural accents and a blend of Nordic-Alpine soul. 

Masseria Cimino

Puglia, Italy

Masseria Cimino Dinky Luxe: Small Design Hotel Puglia, Italy

Masseria Cimino – a white-washed cutie flavoured by unwaxed lemons, olive trees and candles, run by the family Auntie with love.

La Bandita Townhouse

Tuscany, Italy

Dinky Luxe: Small Design Hotel - La Bandita Pienza Tuscany, Italy La Bandita Pienza, Tuscany Dinky Luxe: Small Design Hotel

A former nunnery turned boutique hotspot where heritage meets the cool stylings of urban dna, at La Bandita Townhouse, small is beautiful.


Aran Islands, Ireland

A cool coastal designer den and foodie hotspot renowned for 'Elemental Eating', Inis Meáin's stone walls cast a sensitive purity against the rocky coastline, fishing rods and bikes included.


Brunico, South Tyrol

Dinky Luxe - Small luxury guesthouse, Niedermairhof in South Tyrol

A renovated 13th century farmhouse with a serious nature-inspired design twist, Niedermairhof is inspired by the surrounding meadows, mountains and streams.


Aenaon Villas

Santorini, Greece

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Aenaon Villas sit in a secluded spot on the edge of the Caldera, all white-washed woods and sun-kissed stone, built right into the rock itself.


Neusiedler See, Austria

South of Vienna is a place crowned as one of the world's "must places to dine". A fabulously creative foodie haven that adopts an artistic interior with lush cottage gardens - a life of good food and style, this is the award-winning Taubenkobel.

Dinky Luxe: Small Design Hotel - Villa Flor Engadin Switzerland Villa Flor Engadin Dinky Luxe: Small Design Hotel

The elegance of the Villa Flor – an edit of urban styling brushed with Art Nouveau interiors, laced with books and floral notes.

If you love hotels that are small, boutique, full of character & packed with luxury in all the details, then have a look at our DINKY LUXE genre, peek at our dinky luxe piece on Brücke 49, or for more rural vibes check out our Top 10 Small Design Hotels Lost in Mother Nature.


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