Fancy staying in a transformed convent or an previous put up workplace that’s been given a brand new stamp of favor? We decide new locations throughout Europe, from inexpensive dorms to sea view suites
Torel Avantgarde lodge, Porto, Portugal
Torel Avantgarde, Porto
Doubles from €90 room-only
Opened September 2017
As the identify suggests, this new boutique lodge (pictured above) celebrates avant-garde artists and pioneers within the fields of music, literature, design, vogue and structure. Each room takes its inspiration from a distinct visionary: the Frida Kahlo room has vibrant hues and tropical prints; Andy Warhol has a splash of pop artwork color. It could sound gimmicky, but it surely’s all accomplished with aptitude and good style, and the views from the pool terrace over rooftops and the Douro river are among the finest within the metropolis. The in-house Digby restaurant affords up to date dishes with the flavours of Portuguese gastronomy.
Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Doubles from €78 B&B
Opened October 2017
Quinta do Lago is without doubt one of the Algarve’s most unique golf resorts, with five-star inns and villas, so not the place you’d anticipate a price range “Miami-style” motel with neon indicators and “the hottest Café del Mar-style beats”. But a run-of-the-mill lodge has been given a makeover to enchantment to a youthful crowd. Bedrooms, plus three suites and 7 cottages, are easy and unfussy with non-public verandas. There’s a pool, all-day teppanyaki grill, cocktail bar and the flowery sport and leisure amenities of Quinta do Lago in your doorstep.
Agroturismo Atzaró, Ibiza
Doubles from €154 B&B
Opened January 2018
When it opened in 2004, Atzaró was a part of a brand new wave of rural inns – or agroturismos – within the Balearics that mixed rustic attraction with cool glamour. This transformed farmhouse rapidly grew to become a success with the A-listers however has simply relaunched after a renovation that has apparently stripped out the Asian influences (Balinese-style day-beds, Buddhas and pagodas) and brought Atzaró again to its Balearic roots (white partitions, terracotta flooring and artisan furnishings). There’s a beautiful pool, courtyard restaurant, outside spa and yoga pavilion, and a seashore membership in Cala Nova.
Rendering of the Generator hostel
Dorm/room from €15/€49
Hip hostel chain Generator continues its sample of changing uncommon buildings. This one is a former carpark and petrol station on the sting of the stylish Malasaña district and can have 51 double and household rooms and 78 dorms. There’ll even be a rooftop lounge with whirlpool baths, and a restaurant and cocktail bar embellished by native artists.
Icon Rosetó, Palma de Mallorca
Doubles from €129 B&B
Opened October 2017
A transformed convent in Palma’s previous city is the most recent boutique lodge within the Petit Palace group. With rooftop pool and site a couple of minutes’ stroll from La Seu cathedral and the Paseo del Borne, it’s a perfect base for exploring Mallorca’s capital on foot or on a motorcycle employed from reception. Bedrooms are easy with white partitions and linen, uncovered beams, and iPads accessible on request.
Meininger East Side Gallery, Berlin
Dorm/room from €9/€47
Opened December 2017
This fifth Meininger group lodge/hostel takes its identify from the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall nonetheless standing, which has been remodeled into an open-air gallery with vibrant murals and road artwork. It affords a mixture of non-public and shared lodging (singles, doubles, household rooms and dorm) in full of life Friedrichshain. The proximity of the Berlin Wall has additionally impressed the inside design – uncovered concrete, vibrant graffiti and slogans – within the public areas, which embrace a lounge, visitor kitchen, and gaming zone.
Le Barn, Rambouillet Forest, close to Paris
Doubles from €139 B&B
The homeowners of this retreat 30 miles south-west of Paris have tried to recreate the expertise of a visitor ranch in Montana. A former mill home and agricultural buildings are being transformed into rustic-chic rooms, with picket partitions and uncovered beams. Guests may attempt their hand at fishing, biking, golf or gardening. The good life ethos continues within the refectory, which serves produce from the farm’s market backyard.
Ho36, Les Ménuires, France
Dorm/room from €25/€109
Opened December 2017
In the center of the Trois Vallées ski space, this new designer hostel affords that rarest of issues – ski lodging that’s each inexpensive and classy. Guests can ski or snowboard from the entrance door, or keep put and take in the views of the Vanoise nationwide park mountains from the terrace. All budgets are catered for, with a selection of dorm beds and personal en suite doubles and household rooms. The really feel is Alps-meets-Hoxton, with loads of naked plywood, gnarly picket tables and a liberal sprinkling of cowhides. This shouldn’t be a spot for introverts who like an early evening; there are two full of life bars with dwell music and common DJ nights, a restaurant serving hearty Alpine meals and movie nights.
Hotel des Grands Boulevards, Paris
Doubles from €200 room-only
Opened 19 January
This is the second Paris lodge from the Experimental Cocktail Group, the collective behind among the metropolis’s hottest bars and eating places. It additionally runs the Grand Pigalle Hotel, which opened in 2015. The design of this newest property offers a nod to its 18th-century roots, with options like cover beds, forged iron stoves and blue faience tiles, and mixes these with up to date components equivalent to espresso machines and mirrors which might be truly televisions. Sample signature cocktails within the roof terrace bar or enterprise out to one of many many bars and brasseries of the second arrondissement, well-known for its belle époque boulevards and coated passages.
Hotel Helvetia, Zurich
Doubles from £150 room-only
Opened October 2017
The lengthy marble bar on the Helvetia – recognized for well-kept Zurich beer and posh cocktails – has been a gathering place for Zurich’s musicians, artists, college students and journalists because the 1970s. Today it’s on the coronary heart of an aesthetic and understated boutique lodge which has not too long ago been relaunched with a contemporary new look and a model new wing in an adjoining constructing. This has greater than doubled its bed room rely, from 16 to 37. Like the unique lodge, the brand new wing is in a listed artwork nouveau constructing and boasts immaculate, ethereal bedrooms in crisp shades of white, gray and blue, and in-room treats equivalent to Swiss chocolate and Kiehl’s magnificence merchandise. The new foyer doubles as a recent artwork gallery, the acclaimed first-floor restaurant serves gourmand delicacies fused with conventional Swiss fare, and there’s now additionally a rooftop bar with 360-degree views over town.
MarBella Nido, Corfu
Doubles from €153 B&B
Opens 5 May
The Greek islands have seen a wave of upmarket adult-only inns, with MarBella, opening on Corfu this spring, the most recent. Bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling home windows and terraces or balconies overlooking the Blue Flag seashore, and there are two eating places, a pool with daybeds, spa and fitness center. MarBella is in low-key Agios Ioannis Peristeron, 10 miles from Corfu Town.
Jardin Secret, Brussels
Doubles from €110 room-only
Opened September 2017
Hidden behind a plant store, Jardin Secret is a brand new bolthole within the full of life Saint-Boniface district – the precise location is simply offered when you ebook. There’s no reception; simply ask within the store and also you’ll be led by way of a “hidden oasis” to picket steps as much as the rooms (which sleep from two to 5). Instagram-friendly decor consists of a lot of pure wooden and greenery, and huge home windows overlooking the backyard. Breakfast (€14) is served within the conservatory-style restaurant (and there’s one other bar and restaurant too).
1898 The Post, Ghent, Belgium
1898 The Post, Ghent. Photograph: Alex Stephen Teuscher
Doubles from €150 room-only
Opened September 2017
With its gothic-style turrets and gargoyles, clock tower and darkish, cosy decor, this boutique lodge in Ghent ticks all of the packing containers for a romantic winter escape. It’s onerous to imagine the constructing as soon as housed one thing as humdrum as a put up workplace, however the room classes are a nod to its former life: “stamp”, “envelope” or “letter”, relying on dimension. Dark inexperienced partitions, bookcases, antiques and sloping ceilings create an intimate, clubby ambiance. The homely Kitchen restaurant serves waffles for breakfast and tea and cake within the afternoons. In the evenings you may work your manner by way of the cocktail checklist within the Cobbler bar.
The RomeHey, Rome
Dorm/room from €13/€60
Opened 1 February
This hostel has a transparent concept of its audience: “Culture queens and craft beer buffs, tattoo artists and selfie snappers; graffiti writers and table football champs; history teachers [?] and skater dudes.” Billed as Rome’s solely “street art hostel” it has a combination of dorms and personal en suite twins, doubles and triples, with TVs and mini-bars. Street artwork decorates the bar, cafe and courtyard backyard. Termini station and the Trevi fountain are 10 minutes away.
St George, Helsinki
Doubles from €213 room-only
Opens 15 March
One of the best-loved historic buildings within the Finnish capital is to reopen as a design lodge. The good-looking 19th-century pile reverse lovely Old Church Park has over time been the headquarters of the Finnish Literary Society and a printing home for the primary Finnish newspaper, Suometar. But that is maybe its most enjoyable incarnation but. There would be the common mix of easy Nordic cool and understated class, however what units this place aside is its heavy-hitting artwork assortment – visitors can be greeted by an enormous white dragon sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei within the foyer – and its attractive Winter Garden, a lush courtyard conservatory with bar. Rooms vary from opulent suites to “Cozy Studios” with porthole home windows and summary artwork. There will even be a spa with sauna and pool, a restaurant and a basement bakery, deli and bar.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark, Amsterdam
Rendering of the Conscious Hotel Westerpark
Doubles from €120 room-only
Opened 13 April
This fourth lodge by Dutch sustainable model Conscious would be the first powered totally by wind. What’s extra, desks are constructed from recycled yoghurt pots and the restaurant is absolutely natural. Rooms in impartial tones with excessive ceilings and massive home windows overlook a gasoline works which is now a cultural centre.
Mama Shelter, Belgrade
Rendering of Mama Shelter, Belgrade
Doubles from €129 room-only (opening fee of €99 till 31 March)
Opens eight March
A brand new outpost of this hip hostel chain will cement Belgrade’s status as a celebration capital, and it has top-of-the-line addresses on the town: on pedestrian Knez Mihailova Street. Inside, ornamental tiles and kilims trace on the Serbian capital’s Ottoman historical past, and are matched by signature Mama Shelter touches – daring black and white carpets, large desk soccer. Sundowners on the roof terrace are a should earlier than hitting the city.
Puro Kraków Kazimierz, Poland
The Puro lodge in Gdansk
Doubles from £75 room-only
Puro has shaken up Poland’s drained lodge scene since opening its first inexpensive, design-conscious lodge seven years in the past. The small chain now has 4 inns in Poland, with two extra within the pipeline this 12 months, in Łódź and Kraków. The Kraków lodge can be Puro’s second within the metropolis, opening within the historic Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, now an arty neighbourhood filled with classic retailers, galleries and funky bars. Expect smooth, up to date interiors designed by Conran and tech-savvy touches.
Wild Atlantic Hostel, Connemara, Ireland
Area environment the hostel. Photograph: John Mee
Dorm/room from €19/€50
Opened 1 March
The Delphi Resort on Ireland’s west coast began life as a residential exercise centre for varsity teams, and reinvented itself 10 years in the past as a vacation spot resort with the addition of a four-star lodge, a spa and a restaurant. This 12 months sees the alternative of Delphi’s previous hostel constructing with model new price range lodging. Renamed the Wild Atlantic Hostel, the smooth, up to date hostel affords en suite dorms in a spread of sizes, and also will have a big lounge and video games room, cooking amenities, bike storage and a drying room.
Guests will have entry to the journey centre, spa and restaurant, and might ebook inclusive exercise packages. The journey centre affords greater than 20 outside actions for guests aged 4 and above, from kayaking, browsing and coasteering on the water to climbing, excessive ropes and mountain biking on land. The 300-acre resorts sits on a rugged stretch of coastal County Galway, amid lakes, mountains and Ireland’s solely fjord, Killary.
The Devlin, Dublin
Doubles from €130 room-only
Opens late summer time
The Dean Hotel opened in 2014 and was quickly topped Dublin’s hippest lodge, with its full of life rooftop bar, up to date artwork and touches equivalent to turntables and mini Smeg fridges within the bedrooms. So expectations are excessive for this sister lodge within the southern Ranelagh district. Like its predecessor, the Devlin goals to be a hub for locals in addition to visitors, with a diner, espresso “hatch”, rooftop bar and basement cinema screening traditional and indie movies.