The Best Small Luxury Hotels In The World


Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is a collection of 520 luxury hotels in 80 countries. We have visited and reviewed many of these hotels and will continue to visit more. Below we pick some of the best SLH hotels in the world.

In general, the brand Small Luxury Hotels offers a level of security and peace of mind, that the experience you will receive at these hotels will indeed be luxury. Unlike brands like Park Hyatt and Four Seasons, Small Luxury Hotels can, however, be a bit hit and miss, as they are often privately owned and each hotel is very individual. Some SLH hotels offer an exceptional level of luxury, others can be slightly tired and tatty.

One thing that is pretty consistent across these hotels is the quality of the food, which is usually excellent, and the service from the staff, which again tends to be very good. Whether your room is up-to-the-minute luxury or whether it is in need of a refurbishment, really depends on the hotel you choose. I advise that you do some research before you make your booking, just to be sure that you get what you expect.

That said, most SLH hotels are really great. I particularly love the Greenway in the Cotswolds and the Chateau Eza on The French Riviera is simply magical. I recommend these wholeheartedly. You can find particularly good deals at these hotels in SLH flash sales or in the lower season.

It is also worth mentioning that Small Luxury Hotels has a loyalty club called The Invited Program. If you are a member of this loyalty club AND book via our Luxury Travel Concierge, you will double up on loyalty benefits such as room upgrades, free breakfasts, offers, discounts, and credit to spend in the bar, restaurant or spa.

We have reviewed the following Small Luxury Hotels and think that they are some of the best in the world:


Review: Chateau Eza On The French Riviera

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Eze is a medieval village perched at the top of a mountain and looking down upon the deep blue waters of the Cote D’Azur in France. At around 30 minutes from Nice airport by taxi, and sitting just west of… Read More.

Review: Hôtel Villa Belrose - The Best View Over Saint Tropez

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Late summer 2017, I stayed at Hôtel Villa Belrose, a picturesque, luxury hotel located just five minutes away from the heart of Saint Tropez. This dreamy escape in the South of France is set in the hills of the Côte… Read More.

The Cotswold's Greenway Hotel and Spa

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If I was quizzed about England’s Cotswolds and what all the fuss was about, I’d point the inquisitive towards The Greenway Hotel and Spa, a member of the Eden Hotel Collection and Small Luxury Hotels. Turn off a busy road,… Read More.

Review: Langshott Manor Hotel

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When I was a little girl, I used to love David Winter Country Cottages. These miniature examples of perfect olde world cottages showcased the very best of English village life. I am fairly sure one of David Winter’s cottages was… Read More.

Review: Paradise Found At Keemala Phuket

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Keemala is nestled amidst lush flora on the rainforest encrusted hills of Phuket. Overlooking Kamala village and out to the Andaman Sea, this member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World is hidden away from the crowds and offers a… Read More.

Living It Up In Chinatown At The Scarlet Hotel In Singapore

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In early February, I took a break from my usual chain hotels to stay at a special boutique hotel in Singapore, I reviewed The Scarlet Singapore. The hotel is one of the 2 hotels in Singapore which are part of… Read More.

Review: Nira Caledonia Hotel, Luxury In Edinburgh

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The Nira Caledonia is a small luxury boutique hotel set in 3 adjoining Georgian townhouses in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. On a quiet residential street, it is unobtrusive and understated. There are only 19 rooms and a further… Read More.

Temples & Volcanoes At Villa Borobudur In Java

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Located high up on the slopes of a mountain in the Javanese countryside, this beautiful collection of luxury villas offers the chance for a peaceful break away from it all as well as a taste of the real Java. Villa… Read More.

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