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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's small creative farmhouse is a boutique den like no other, suffused in Scandi-Scot interiors and dinky luxe vibes.
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.
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 – a white-washed cutie flavoured by unwaxed lemons, olive trees and candles, run by the family Auntie with love.
A former nunnery turned boutique hotspot where heritage meets the cool stylings of urban dna, at La Bandita Townhouse, small is beautiful.
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.
A renovated 13th century farmhouse with a serious nature-inspired design twist, Niedermairhof is inspired by the surrounding meadows, mountains and streams.
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.
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.
The elegance of the Villa Flor – an edit of urban styling brushed with Art Nouveau interiors, laced with books and floral notes.