Related: Small Luxury Hotels
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:
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.
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.
For me, when I know I need to get away from the world and take some time out to relax and contemplate, I’d much rather be doing it in beautiful, sunny surroundings. El Alma Private Villa & Soul Retreat is… Read More.
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.
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