13 Exceptional Hotels in the Mediterranean

These hand-picked boutique hotels are some of the finest in the Med. Whether you're after lovingly-selected decor, out of the ordinary accommodations or chilled-out vibes, we've got somewhere to bed down in every port.

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Villa Mediterranea

Capri, Italy

At Villa Mediterranea, bedrooms are bedecked with hot-pink carpets, polka-dot headboards and violet curtains. It’s just enough.

Address

Via Croce 11 - 15, 80076 Capri

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Predi Son Jaumell

Mallorca, Spain

The chef here is ex-El Bulli chef and the aesthetic is cool minimalism - offset with some attention-seeking artworks.

Address

Cala Mesquida 07580 Capdepera Illes Balears

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Il Sereno

Lake Como, Italy

Designer Patricia Urquiola masterminded this lakefront-gazing gem of a hotel. Exploring the lake by vintage-inspired wooden boat has us sold.

Address

Il Sereno Hotel Via Torrazza 10 22020 Torno CO

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Erosantorini

Santorini, Greece

Of the 800 hotels squeezed onto Santorini, this private estate is one of our favourites thanks to its gastronomic offering and a discerning clientele.

Address

Messaria 84700 Santorini Greece

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Hotel Adriatic

Istria, Croatia

Retro-chic, with a whimsical contemporary edge and a lusty-worthy waterside bar-restaurant terrace, Rovinj’s oldest hotel got a slick renovation in 2015. It’s ace.

Address

Obala Pina Budicina 16, 52210 Rovinj, Croatia

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La Granja

Ibiza, Spain

I’m itching to go and stay here! La Granja looks so peaceful and paired back – something I could never do because I like “stuff” too much. Full of texture, light and shadow with simple, natural materials and minimal furniture La Granja seems to be the spot to relax and unwind for a few days. I’ve heard the food is fantastic, too.

Address

Carretera Forada a Sant Mateu, KM 1.5, 07820, Ibiza

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J.K. Place Capri

Capri, Italy

A stylish refuge of seaside nonchalance. This is probably where la dolce vita came to be.

Address

Via Provinciale Marina Grande, 225, 80073 Capri

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Kensho

Mykonos, Greece

Whitewashed walls, stone floors plus a restaurant offering a 10-course contemporary take on Greek fine dining. Can you say Cycladic chic?

Address

Ornos 84600

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Little Green Bay

Hvar, Croatia

"Less is more" here at Little Green Bay, an old restored farmhouse run by a Parisian designer and her brother. This is barefoot-bouji at its best.

Address

6 Uvala Lozna 21450

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Bill & Coo

Mykonos, Greece

Achingly hip, Bill & Coo is the destination for the jet-set. Head here for some sea-view serenity.

Address

Megali Ammos 84600

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Ammos Hotel

Crete, Greece

This cute seaside hotel ticks all the boxes. Friendly staff, ocean views and just the right level of informal, ammos is one of those places that puts you instantly at ease.

Address

Irakli Avgoula, Chania, Crete 731 00, Greece

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Son Brull

Mallorca, Spain

Located near Pollença, this converted 12th-century monastery is the ultimate in design-oriented luxury.

Address

Carretera Palma-Pollença PM 220 Km 49'8 07460

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Amanruya

Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

Secluded and brilliantly boho, Amanruya feels a world away from Bodrum. Look out over the Aegean Sea from your apricot-coloured private villa.

Address

Bülent Ecevit Cad. Demir Mevkii Göltürkbükü TR-48483 Bodrum Turkey

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