In current circumstances, a European holiday might not be viable immediately, but there’s no harm in planning a luxury trip for later in the year or even 2021.
And in fact, planning a fantasy holiday can provide some much needed motivation during lockdown.
If you’re swithering over which nation to choose, Spain is a superb pick – between its excellent climate, eclectic culture and stunning scenery, it has something for everyone.
And it’s also home to some of the world’s most salubrious hotels, so if a chic and bijou bolthole is your main requirement when booking a holiday, you’ll love browsing this list of three beautiful boutique hotels in Spain.
- The Serras, Barcelona
Barcelona is a city where awesome aesthetic attractions appear around every corner – dazzling design and amazing architecture come as standard.
And when you stay at The Serras in the Gothic Quarter, you’re tapping into a rich vein of art history, because this building was actually Pablo Picasso’s first studio.
The rooms in this five star boutique establishment are sleek, spacious and comfortable, the Chef is Michelin-starred and the romantic rooftop terrace offers outstanding views of Marina Port Vell.
- Gran Hotel Ingles, Madrid
The oldest hotel in Madrid, the elegant Gran Hotel Ingles first opened its doors in 1886 and it’s been a byword for class ever since.
If you appreciate Art Deco style, you’ll absolutely love this establishment – everything from the headboards and cushions to the cool circular bar oozes laid-back sophistication and you can easily imagine you’re wandering around a filmset in Hollywood’s golden era.
The food is fabulous – the LOBO 8 restaurant blends culinary influences from North Europe, Latin America and Asia with wonderful wines from around the world. The Sambal Stingray with coconut rice is particularly impressive.
- Hotel Casa Vilella, Sitges
This relaxed Sitges hotspot exudes effortless elegance, from the simple yet suave swimming pool to the comfortable terrace with sea views.
There are only 14 rooms here, so if you appreciate a little exclusivity it’s right up your street, but there’s a diverse range of suites despite its small size – you can book anything from a duplex with sea view to an attic with garden views, and everything in between.
Amenities are excellent and include a full fitness suite, quality restaurant and the aforementioned pool.
Getting there and getting around
If you’re wary of using public transport, rent a car in Spain from Enjoy Car Hire and tour the nation independently, stopping wherever and whenever you want to.
And when you’re booking flights, check out comparison sites like Kayak and Skyscanner for the best deals as you might bag a bargain.
These three super Spanish establishments prove that when you’re looking for a spot to unwind all the way, you simply can’t beat a good boutique hotel.
That’s our list! Share your own favourite Spanish boutique hotel in the comments section.