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This has been such a lovely traveling year! From beautiful Southeast Asia bungalows to Mediterranean paradises, a Europe hotel or two to some luxury boutique hotels in the East.  For sure, we haven’t lacked luxury boutique hotels. Our best boutique hotels of the first half of 2018 gave us the exact feel we needed from our destinations. Our 2018 has been mostly around the Old Continent, and we were happy to visit the best boutique hotels Europe!

We can’t wait to see what the last quarter of 2018 has in store for us in terms of luxury boutique hotels. Meanwhile, here’s the Travel with a Silver Lining list of the best boutique hotels and luxury boutique hotels so far, including a Europe hotel !

Best Boutique Hotels of the First Half of 2018

1. Memmo Alfama Lisbon – A Top Europe Hotel in Old Lisbon

one of the best boutique hotels europe is memmo alfama, look at this view
Welcome to Lisbon!

One of the best boutique hotels Europe, Memmo Alfama Lisbon was a discovery. Its design in earthy tones is simple, so much that we almost felt at home in Scandinavia. With cool and modern furniture and a breathtaking rooftop overlooking Lisbon and Tagus river, how could we not fall in love in this Europe hotel?

this amazing view is from memmo alfama luxury boutique hotels in lissbon and a great Europe hotel
Perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring

The delish food and incredibly personal service are the cherry on top of this Europe hotel. We also loved that it was near everything, yet a little hidden in an Alfama backyard. It quickly became one of our favorite luxury boutique hotels! 

memmo alfama is a luxury boutique hotel in lisbon, heres some pictures from the hotel roomOverall Rating: 4.6. Read my full of my favorite Europe hotel and one of the best boutique hotels Europe,  Memmo Alfama here!

Would you like to stay at this Europe hotel – Memmo Alfama Lisbon? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

2. Market House Hotel  – A  Queen Among Middle East Luxury Boutique Hotels

Our home in the gorgeous old area of Jaffa in Tel Aviv! The Market House Hotel Tel Aviv is one of the best boutique hotels in the Middle East. An old brownstone building in the middle of the Jaffa flea market, it screams “I am one of the best boutique hotels you have ever stayed in!

excited to stay in one of the best boutique hotels in tel aviv. the market house hotel
Everything we need from a boutique hotel, located in Tel Aviv old town, Jaffa

Its façade from centuries past doesn’t prepare you for what’s inside. The décor has a lot of browns, a dark palette in leather with 60’s-inspired furniture, all mixed with a modern industrial touch. 

The rooms at this gem among luxury boutique hotels are cozy and modern, and ours had a big balcony facing Tel Aviv. Market House also has its own boulangerie, for perfect bread, and truly impeccable service. A dream among luxury boutique hotels in the Middle East – and anywhere, really!

the interior is very warm and cozy here, definitely one of the best boutique hotels
The interior gives you a very warm and welcoming feeling
market house hotel is a luxury boutique hotels in tel aviv with lovely interior
Chilling in the cozy lounge!
the bedroom at market house hotel, one of the best boutique hotels
Our small but very cozy room

Overall Rating: 4.6/5. Read more about my stay at Market House Hotel Tel Aviv here.

Would you like to stay at one of the best luxury boutique hotels – Market House Hotel? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

3. H10 Duque Loulé – Where the 18th & 21st Centuries Meet

Lisbon has a truly unique charm, hosting some of the best boutique hotels Europe, including H10 Duque Loulé. Located in a historical building in old Lisbon, its 18th-century palatial façade is a thing to behold. An amazing Europe hotel.

a unique interior with a lot of blue details at this luxury boutique hotel
The interior is everything at this luxury boutique hotel, a unique touch of blue details
looking out from this beautiful window at the h10 hotel, one of the best boutique hotels
Don’t we all wish we had a window like this at home?

Once you’re inside this Europe hotel, the décor in Mediterranean-like whites and blues will mesmerize you. Mixing modern elements with Portuguese traditional like it’s no big deal, you’ll feel wrapped by charm. The facilities are entirely modern, and the in-house restaurants are entirely dreamy. The H10 also has an incredible rooftop overlooking the 5 Lisbon hills and the sea. The only downside is its location, a little beyond the usual Lisbon spots.

The rooftop of h10 hotel in lisbon gave us a lovely view
A place for two to look over the beautiful view of Lisbon, yes please!
the hotel room from h10 boutique hotel in lisbon, one of the best boutique hotels
Relaxed feeling in the room and a nice and clean bathroom, just like it should be

Overall rating: 4.4/5. Read more about my stay in one of the best boutique hotels Europe here!

Would you like to stay at this Europe hotel –  H10 Duque de Loulé?  THEN BOOK IT HERE!

4. Aleenta Hua Hin – A Secluded Villa in the Middle of Paradise

Another oasis among  luxury boutique hotels, the Aleenta Hua Hin, gave us the perfect chance to recharge. TA set of villas tucked between the road and the beach, just you and mother nature! his is a true hideaway among luxury boutique hotels in Hua Hin, away from the crowds.

we loved our stay at aleenta, a luxury boutique hotel in hua hin
Right when you’re walking through the entrance you get a good feeling

The bungalows have that tropical Asia vibe that makes beachy Thai destinations such a wonder. Still, it’s the quiet and peace of mind that puts the Aleenta among the best boutique hotels I’ve visited. You wake up to the waves and open the windows to paradise each morning.

breakfast overlooking the beach at aleenta luxury boutique hotel in hua hin
Breakfast with a view and then a quick walk to the beach

They have different types of villas and we got to try out three of them. You can choose your preferred experience, depending on what you’re seeking from your visit.

View from the bed at Aleenta Hua Hin - one of the best luxury boutique hotels
I could wake up like this every morning!

The restaurant is great and cozy, and we particularly loved their breakfast menus. Plus, the service is incredible, from the friendly staff to the amazing Thai masseuses. The hotel is fairly secluded, about 40 minutes away from Hua Hin town. If you’re looking to really disconnect, it’s perfect; otherwise, there’s not much to do nearby.

a dinner at the beach in hua hin
Late night dinner at the beach to end our visit

Overall rating: 4.4/5. Read my  review of this gem among luxury boutique hotels in Hua Hin here!

Would you like to stay at this gem among luxury boutique hotels – Aleenta Hua Hin? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

5. Story Hotel Stockholm – One of the Best Boutique Hotels Europe

I fell in love with the Story Hotel Stockholm, located in the upscale Riddargatan. Its unique design sets it apart in the Swedish capital and makes it a gem among the best boutique hotels Europe, a true star among luxury boutique hotels in Stockholm!

the room at story hotel stockholm, definitely one of the best boutique hotels in europe
Ready to move in to this cozy room for a couple of nights

There’s a lot going on at this Europe hotel, yet it all works, starting with the dark and luxurious palette. It mixes industrial design, fashion, modern furniture and a few details from other eras. It’s contemporary and certainly a cool place to visit, but not to the point where it becomes excessive. Comfort remains their no. 1 priority, which is why they’re one of the top luxury boutique hotels in town!

a lof of comfortable places at the story hotel in stockholm - a Europe hotel
You can tell that feeling comfortable is on their priority list
restaurant at the story luxury boutique hotel in stockholm
Even if you’re not staying at the hotel this restaurant is worth a visit.

The Story isn’t just one of the most interesting luxury boutique hotels out there, it’s also a hangout for locals. In this Europe hotel you can find a very hip restaurant here, often rated among the top Stockholm eateries. It serves Asian fusion in the evenings and Swedish breakfast in the mornings. It’s just the kind of fascinating mix you want from one of the best boutique hotels Europe!

Everything about this Europe hotel lets you know you’re in one of the best boutique hotels in town.

Overall Rating: 4.6/5.  Read more about one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Stockholm – the Story Hotel in my review, here!

Would you like to stay at this lovely Europe hotel, the Story Hotel Riddargatan? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

Other 2018 Luxury Boutique Hotels

Another spot in Thai paradise, the Putahracsa Resort Hua Hin mixes Asian traditional with contemporary feels. Stylish design in earthy tones, truly delicious food, and a feel of luxury, it’s a lovely vacay spot. So if you want to stay in Hua Hin close to the center I can strongly recommend this hip gem among luxury boutique hotels!

Would you like to stay at  Putahracsa, one of the best boutique hotels in Hua Hin? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

Me in a lounge bed in Putahracsa Resort - one of the best luxury boutique hotels
A perfect spot at Putahracsa Resort!

Alma Hotel is another gem among the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. Located in a cool building restored in the early 20th-century it is a true design gem mixing Middle East influences with modern industrial design. It for sure has a spot among the best luxury boutique hotels in the Middle East!

Would you like to stay at  Alma Hotel & Lounge – a star among luxury boutique hotels in Tel Aviv? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

The cute roof top at Alma boutique hotel in Tel Aviv - a gem among the best boutique hotels
Please let me stay here all night long!

We couldn’t stay in one of the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv because it was booked. Brown TLV Urban is designed in dark woods, “urban warm” and 70’s-style. It also hosts a magical rooftop, comparable to the best boutique hotels Europe! We paid the roof top a visit and can recommend to pay it a visit and this looked like a top pick among the best boutique hotels. 

Would you like to stay at Brown TLV Urban Hotel, another gem among luxury boutique hotels in the Middle East? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

The Roof top of TLV Brown Hotel Tel Aviv
A night among the roof tops!

Europe Hotel – Eastern Europe Gems Worth Visiting

Although not on the list of luxury boutique hotels, these two chain lodgings offers a great stay in Moscow & Baku. These are a great alternative to the best boutique hotels Europe!

The Radisson Royal in Moscow screams Russian luxury, with all the grandiosity and kitsch that entails. A famous Europe hotel and an iconic skyscraper commissioned by Stalin, it’s a huge hotel with over 500 rooms. Designed to impress, you’ll certainly be mesmerized. Read my review here!

Would you like to stay at this Europe hotel Radisson Royal? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

When visiting the Azerbaijan capital, the Intourist Hotel is the place to be. Part of the Marriott hotel chain, there’s still an effort to try to make it more personal. It’s located in a restored old building, with an elegant design that feels from a private club. The service is great too! Read my review by clicking here.

Would you like to stay at Intourist Hote Baku with a touch of a luxury boutique hotels? THEN BOOK IT HERE!

relaxing in the lobby at the intourist hotel, a luxury boutique hotels
This is from the lobby at the Intourist hotel

Still craving to find out more about the luxury boutique hotels  and the best boutique hotels I’ve visited? Check out my favorites from 2017 by clicking here!

Looking for a Europe hotel or another gem among the best boutique hotels? Then check out ALL my reviews of the best boutique hotels  here on the Hotel Review Page!

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8 Comments

    • Linda Reply

      Tel Aviv is very special, definitely worth visiting 🙂

  1. I love staying at boutique type hotels! They usually offer more of a unique, intimate experience! These all look amazing!

    • Linda Reply

      yeah i agree, it feels a bit more personal and special 🙂

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