Best boutique hotels for some summer sunshine

Craving some sun on your face and warmth in your bones? Here we share some of our top picks of the sweetest spots for some summer sunshine. From a chic Masseria set amongst the olive groves in Puglia, to a beautifully converted château in Provence or an architecturally exciting boutique hotel on Ios – it’s time to get booking.

Leonardo Trulli Resort

Locorotondo, Puglia

Simple and elegant B&B set in traditional trulli near pretty Locorotondo

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Elounda Island Villas

Elounda, Crete

Simple and serene seafront apartment set on an islet near Elounda

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Aldeia da Pedralva

Vila do Bispo, Algarve

Idyllic whitewashed eco-village in the heart of the countryside

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Imani Country House

Evora, Alentejo

Simple and tasteful rural retreat

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Borgo Della Marmotta

Spoleto, Umbria

Idyllic rural retreat in a pretty 17th century hamlet

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Hostellerie Bérard & Spa

La Cadière-d'Azur, Provence

Charming rural retreat with a Michelin-starred restaurant

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Hotel Casa del Mare - Mediterraneo

Kamenari, Montenegro

Small and charming seafront boutique hotel

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Quaint Hotel Nadur

Gozo, Malta

Modern and peaceful boutique hotel in the heart of a pretty traditional village

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The Windmill Kimolos


Small and elegant boutique hotel set in a converted windmill

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Liostasi Ios Hotel & Suites


Sleek and sophisticated boutique hotel with a great spa and spectacular views

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Château Les Oliviers de Salettes

Charols (near Provence)

Stunning boutique hotel in a recently restored Château north of Provence with far-reaching views out towards the Alps

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Med-Inn Boutique Hotel


Sleek and modern beachside retreat

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La Almunia del Valle

Near Granada

Simple and elegant mountain retreat in the foothills of Sierra Nevada

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Aire Hotel & Ancient Baths Plaza Vieja

Almeria, Andalucia

Stylish and contemporary boutique hotel housed in a converted 19th century building

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Agriturismo Masseria Cianciò

Modica, Sicily

Rustic Sicilian retreat housed in a converted farm between Pozzallo and Modica

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