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Best of the Best Hotels 2023
Travelers’ Choice Awards
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Best of the Best Hotels

Small Hotels - World

Below are the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotels for small places that make a big impression.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


White House Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the historical peninsula and it is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Millennium Stone and Byzantine Hippodrome, which are the most important landmarks of the city. White House Hotel Istanbul is the ideal starting place for exploring this Ottoman capital city's endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops.
What travelers love most
 Wine / champagne
 Rooftop bar
 Rooftop terrace

02.
1,540 reviews
Strategically located within the Ubud area, Adiwana Monkey Forest offers the perfect Bali getaway. The 21 suites are beautifully designed to showcase the artistic Balinese craftsmanship while maintaining a contemporary feel.
What travelers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Spa
 Restaurant
03.
2,440 reviews
Escape to Coco Plum, an intimate adults-only oasis where romance blossoms on a secluded 16-acre private island off Southern Belize's coast. With just 18 private cabanas, this all-inclusive retreat promises an unparalleled island adventure, blending exclusivity with authentic Belizean charm. Acclaimed by Travel+Leisure as one of the world's top 15 all-inclusive honeymoon resorts, Coco Plum enchants guests with its local ownership and management, ensuring a truly authentic Caribbean experience. Delight in a myriad of island activities, from serene swims and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to exhilarating fishing and kayaking adventures. Unwind with our soothing spa services, or add a dash of excitement with our all-inclusive packages featuring group snorkeling trips. Add mainland excursions to explore the mysteries of ancient Mayan ruins, soar above the lush Belize rainforest on an Aerial Trek Zip-Line, or gently float through mystical caves on a tubing adventure.
What travelers love most
 Pool with view
 Massage
 Happy hour
04.
3,134 reviews
The heart of Marrakech As when reading a book, Marrakech is ready to be leafed through. It will welcome and pamper you with that unique sense of warmth that only Morocco can offer. You will feel exhilarated by the smell of its perfumes and its light, it will be an encounter that your traveller's soul should not miss. The Riad Kheirredine has 14 unique rooms and draws its energy and originality from its capacity to function as a bridge, a connection, between the past and the present. Thanks to the refined use of silk and the art of the "thadelakt"and the "zellij", you will be able to discover the true soul of this country. The Riad can be defined like a boutique hotel as we have a personalized service. All our Rooms are equipped with: Telephone, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Heating, Soundproofing, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bathtub(depend on room categories) or Shower, Wake-up service, Towels/Sheets, Towels and linen. In our Rates include: A full Moroccan breakfast with a touch of Italian style. Water, fresh juices, fruit, tea, coffee, cappuccino and Moroccan pastries included in the room rates. Mobile phone to communicate with our Riad 24 hours, Wi-Fi, multilingual reception 24/24 and a night watchman. Our Fusion restaurant propose an international and Moroccan cuisine.
What travelers love most
 Rooftop pool
 Breakfast in the room
 Entertainment staff
05.
678 reviews
Aprilis Gold Hotel is located in the heart of the Old City of Istanbul. It is situated within a walking distance to the top cultural sights such as Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Cemberlitas Column. Our staff is willing to help you 24/7. Decorated with authentic oil paintings, the rooms include a 32-inch LED TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room includes a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. Free WiFi is also featured. The hotel has a sauna and fitness center. SAW airport is 48 km, Istanbul airport is 46 km away from Aprilis Gold hotel
What travelers love most
 Sauna
 Concierge
 Spa
06.
2,343 reviews
A charming inn in Monte Verde - Minas Gerais. A prime location perched between the forest ensures an environment where the fragrant breeze passing through the trees.
What travelers love most
 Heated pool
 Steam room
 Bar / lounge
07.
2,976 reviews
The Hotel Moresco, located on the Rio Nuovo canal (1.4 km from Peggy Guggenheim Collection and 1.6 km from the Rialto Bridge. Less than 5 minutes walk from Piazzale Roma, 700 metres from Santa Lucia Station) is a wonderful gem in the heart of the beautiful city of Venice. The hotel is warmly decorated with a fusion of Venezian and Oriental design, it has a library with leather seating and a fireplace for guests. and it overlooks a private garden, with sun terrace and a bar area. The elegant rooms are unique and inidividually themed and offer 32" LCD TV with satellite channels, room service and free Wi-Fi/LAN , safety-deposit box, Nespresso machine, minibar. The superior rooms include a relaxation and / or balcony, and the suite has a whirlpool bath. The reception is open 24/7, breakfast and private transport to Murano island are included in the price. The care and attentiveness of the staff make you feel surrounded by an oasis of well-being.
What travelers love most
 Car hire
 Wine / champagne
 Bar / lounge
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08.
997 reviews
Set amongst the golden dunes and the lush greenery in Yala Sri Lanka, Uga Chena Huts blends Sri Lanka’s most celebrated features – its tropical beaches and its exotic wildlife. Our Yala hotel has been designed with its surrounding tropical jungles and saline lake in mind. Enveloped in a world of scenic splendour and exotic fauna, our ‘huts’ are luxurious private cabins that offer awe-inspiring views of the surrounding wilderness and seascape.
What travelers love most
 Private pool
 Beach
 Massage
09.
2,014 reviews
Riad Fes Maya Suite & Spa is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Fes, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Moulay Abdellah Quarter (0.4 mi) and Attarin Medersa (0.5 mi), guests of Riad Fes Maya Suite & Spa can easily experience some of Fes' most well known attractions. Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Riad Fes Maya Suite & Spa makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, a rooftop terrace, and a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is paid public parking available nearby. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including El Rincon de Espaňa, Restaurant Aladino, and Restaurant los pescadores fes, all of which are a short distance from Riad Fes Maya Suite & Spa. Enjoy your stay in Fes!
What travelers love most
 Solarium
 Steam room
 Restaurant
10.
1,021 reviews
Nestled in the Kangra Valley, Palampur is known as the tea capital of Northwest India. Araiya Palampur stands between dense pine forests and the magnificent Dhauladhar Range and is the only property located at an altitude of 5000 feet within its surrounding area. Araiya Palampur is a 60 minute drive away from popular destinations such as Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj and also lies within close proximity to cities such as Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Amritsar. We are ideally located for business, leisure and adventure travelers. With 25 rooms and suites to choose from, we have your comfort and convenience taken care of. Other amenities include an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop bar, a heated pool and a sprawling outdoor lawn with stunning vistas.
What travelers love most
 Infinity pool
 Evening entertainment
 Butler service
11.
1,896 reviews
Abigail's Hotel is a unique accommodation experience that blurs the lines between a small luxury hotel and a heritage bed-and-breakfast Inn. Abigail's is an adult-only, intimate 30-room property that is housed in a 1930's Tudor mansion. Its special atmosphere blends the romance and charm of the past with the comfort and convenience of modern accommodation. Located in romantic Victoria, British Columbia, Abigail's is quietly situated on the edge of the bustling downtown core and is three short blocks from Victoria's Inner Harbour, within walking distance of all the major downtown attractions and restaurants. Life is too short to be conventional, discover a splendour and charm that has been lost to the ages and uniquely exists at Abigail's.
What travelers love most
 Adults only
 Concierge
12.
1,588 reviews
Stay in the Heart of Florence ! Hotel Milù boasts an unbeatable location in the heart of Florence's historical centre and offers beautiful views of the city and the hills from the rooftop terrace. It is only 400 m from the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. Set in an elegant, 14th-century building, Hotel Milù has a mix of classic design and modern facilities. Your room is spacious and air conditioned, and includes a smart TV, free WiFi, and an Espresso Coffee Machine. Start your day with an American-style buffet breakfast while catching up on the news with a selection of national and international newspapers available. Guests can enjoy a library and a terrace on site. Milù Hotel is next to Palazzo Strozzi, host to a number of international exhibitions. You can walk to Santa Maria Novella Station in 10 minutes, while Florence Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is just 450 m away. This is our guests' favorite part of Florence, according to independent reviews. We speak your language!
What travelers love most
 Rooftop bar
 Rooftop terrace
 Concierge
13.
379 reviews
Escape to the tranquil beauty of Manta Island Resort, which was recognized at the time of its opening as one of the "Hottest New Hotels in the WORLD" by Tripadvisor Travelers. Perched on Glover’s Reef, a World Heritage site and marine reserve off the southern coast of Belize, this all-inclusive beach resort offers the perfect opportunity to unplug, unwind, and immerse yourself in nature's embrace. Manta Island Resort is all about simplicity and harmony with the surrounding environment. Here, you can reconnect with nature, sun, and sand in a setting that's laid-back and authentically welcoming. Enjoy a range of complimentary marine activities included in your stay. Explore underwater marvels with snorkeling adventures, sail the surrounding area on a Hobie cat, or simply bask in the sun's warm glow on our lovely beaches — all without the worry of unexpected fees. At Manta Island Resort, it's all about slowing down and savoring the simple pleasures of life.
What travelers love most
 Pool
 Poolside bar
 Sun deck
14.
1,802 reviews
Our luxurious guest house is located on the shores of Dingle Bay, so it enjoys a fabulous view while just being a five minute walk to the vibrant centre of Dingle town.
What travelers love most
 Breakfast in the room
15.
1,011 reviews
Rancho Pacifico is a boutique hotel for adults located in the heart of Costa Rica's South Pacific Zone. The hotel is situated in a pristine tropical rainforest nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) above sea level, with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. It makes a perfect base for exploring the Costa Rican wilderness including Marino Ballena National Park and Corcovado National Park. Rancho Pacifico is widely considered Costa Rica’s finest adults-only luxury boutique resort. Pamper youreslf in the award-winning spa, enjoy world-class dining, relax in the infinity pool or infinity jacuzzi, and allow the amazingly friendly and attentive staff to meet your every need. The hotel features extensive hiking trails with an on-site waterfall and a huge list of off-site activities. Rancho Pacifico provides a vacation experience you will remember for a lifetime.
What travelers love most
 Plunge pool
 Yoga room
 Happy hour
16.
4,471 reviews
Hotel Pod Vezi is a 4* boutique hotel set in two historical neighbouring buildings. It is located in the city center next to the famous Charles Bridge! Despite its being located in the most attractive and visited area of Prague, it is proud of its unique quiet and calm charm. Free Wi-Fi and coffee/tea making facilities are at your disposal in all rooms! All of the important sightseeing and "must-see" sights like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Cemetery, National Theater, and others are within walking distance of the hotel.
What travelers love most
 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
 Car hire
 Restaurant
17.
1,805 reviews
Number of rooms: 9 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed
What travelers love most
 Saltwater pool
 Wine / champagne
 Concierge
18.
2,017 reviews
This luxury boutique hotel comprises 28 trendy and very spacious rooms and suites, a Michelin star Chef Restaurant and a chill out rooftop terrace. This elegant 5-star boutique hotel overlooking the new luxury Port Vell alongside the Mediterranean Sea, offers a unique hideaway with a modern understated decor. Ideal for your weekend breaks, business trips and luxury holidays in the heart of Barcelona. It boasts a cool, trendy atmosphere, world class amenities and dedicated personal service for a truly memorable hotel experience in the first studio of Pablo Picasso on vibrant Barrio Gotico. Restaurant Informal Our Michelin Star Chef invites you to experience his Catalan specialties in a delicious selection of Mediterranean tapas, prepared from fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from our local market. Rooftop Terrace Offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the new Marina of Port Vell, our stylish rooftop terrace comes beautifully appointed with a superb infinity pool and comfortable lounge area.
What travelers love most
 Doorperson
 Rooftop pool
 Poolside bar
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19.
1,693 reviews
Romantic boutique hotel in extraordinary waterfront residence. Located along the canals in the most historic and picturesque area of Bruges in a luxurious, romantic setting near many of the major attractions. Built in the 16th century and is beutifully decorated with precious antiques, exclusive artwork and fabulous flower. It features 16 unique and well equipped guestroom, each decorated in a different style and lavishly furnished with fine antiques, Persian carpets, Ralph Lauren fabrics and marble bathroom.
What travelers love most
 Breakfast in the room
 Concierge
20.
650 reviews
Ma´xanab is the perfect place to enjoy the best that life has to offer. Enjoy quality time in your luxurious suites with private pools and room service, admire the detailed Mexican decor made by artisans, and indulge on a fresh take on Mexican cuisine mere steps from the ocean. Awake your senses in a unique experience prepared for you.
What travelers love most
 Adult pool
 Beach
 Adults only
21.
397 reviews
Natural elegance overlooking the trees Welcome to our Monteverde Hotel Koora, a luxury ecolodge in the heart of the cloud forest. Featuring 10 cozy suites and bungalows, our boutique hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica is perfect for a nature retreat, a romantic getaway, or a family adventure. Your unforgettable vacation begins with the kind of stunning treetop views only the natural beauty of Monteverde can provide. We invite you to feel the magic of the cloud forest as you sip coffee or enjoy a late-night drink on your private balcony nestled in the Costa Rica canopy. Relax in our comfortable suites or bungalows, enjoy gourmet cuisine, and experience services as special as the surroundings. Perfectly located minutes from the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Koora Hotel offers easy access to a myriad of things to do in Monteverde, from ziplining tours to guided hikes. Come by our concierge desk, book a tour, and enjoy the best of Monteverde activities. After an action-packed day, dine at our Restaurant Kiré or relax and recharge in the spacious rooms of our Monteverde lodge. When visiting out hotel you can enjoy complimentary access to Aguti Reserve located just a few steps from the hotel, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. This complex has 4 km of trails in the cloud forest of which the first 600m are wheelchair accessible. In this magical place you can enjoy your morning exercise, walk and appreciate trees with more than 200 years, bird watch, butterflies, agutis, coatis and many other exuberant species. This reserve offers you a quite, private and relaxing environment and it is certainly something you cannot miss. Your Costa Rica adventures await.
What travelers love most
 Bar / lounge
 Restaurant
 Concierge
22.
561 reviews
a unique place in each square meter and exclusive in all its details, from the structure, construction, differentiated decoration to the menu and the special services. The luxury and exclusivity go beyond the benefits and peculiarities of the hotel, and extend to the personalization of the service.
What travelers love most
 Hot tub
 Solarium
 Spa
23.
735 reviews
MVNGATA Beach Hotel's name originates from the natural wonder called Mångata, meaning roadlike reflection of moonlight on the water in Swedish, a true spectacle you can witness in the tranquil waters of our ivory beach every month, during full moon nights. A unique way to toast the night away in one of the best and intimate corners of Playa del Carmen! EVERY STEP IN BRINGS A NEW DISCOVERY From the pristine sands of our famed beach to the inviting interiors of our suites and restaurants, MVNGATA Boutique Hotel is an enchanting and secluded place to discover the joy of Mexico in every detail, carefully selected by its dedicated owners to deliver you an awe-inspiring stay in the Mexican Caribbean thanks to its 23 all-suites beachfront boutique property. Blending sophisticated beach glamour with a captivating and chic ambiance, MVNGATA Boutique Hotel is the newest sparkling gem of Playa del Carmen. A place to see and be seen, to sink into your expansive suite designed to reflect the artisanal side of many corners of Mexico with the spellbinding shapes and colors of the turquoise sea. Perfect for a romantic escape, an intimate wedding, or a celebration of any kind, MVNGATA's talented team of experts will help you create an occasion you'll never forget. SUNNY SKIES WITH A SIDE OF TEMPTING CUISINE A Caribbean paradise where you can hop from relaxed alfresco lunch bites — at our Rooftop or Beach Club — to fine dining experiences crafted to whisk you into our personalized service and outstanding gastronomic experiences. MVNGATA Boutique Hotel is packed with a bunch of adventure and energizing activities to enrich your stay; from yoga classes to spa massages, we host a series of unmissable events that also welcomes your four-legged pal to indulge in an unforgettable vacation experience. Embark with us on a warm Caribbean breeze ambiance and take a seat under a palm-shaded beach chair, or enjoy the ride within the privacy and exclusivity of your suite. From breathtaking ocean views to legendary hospitality, our world of incredible experiences is ready and waiting to welcome you.
What travelers love most
 Salon
 Nightclub / DJ
 Infinity pool
24.
1,113 reviews
Only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD, Mount Lofty House is a iconic boutique hotel with panoramic views over Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Mount Lofty House is the premier destination for luxury escapes, overnight accommodation, fine dining, boutique day spa experiences, conference retreats and weddings. Built in 1852 by Arthur Hardy, Mount Lofty House became a venue for the most lavish parties, where Arthur would take great delight in hosting Adelaide's high society. Relax in our Gatekeepers Day Spa, or indulge at one of the state's most awarded and decadent fine dining restaurants Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. Feeling more adventurous? Explore the 30 acre estate or maybe a glass of our own Sequoia sparkling while looking out over the beautiful Piccadilly Valley. Celebrating a tradition of Luxury. Mount Lofty House.
What travelers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Massage
 Happy hour
25.
994 reviews
Desconectarse lo renovará BOSKO es una oportunidad de volver a lo esencial. Olvídese de todo, deje que lo natural fluya y que el tiempo se expanda.
What travelers love most
 Pool with view
 Sun deck
 Butler service
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