Four Rooms or Fewer: Tiny Hotels and Inns With Big Features
There will be no packs of tourists at the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam, but there will be gin. (All photos courtesy Oyster.com)
People have long questioned the whole “the bigger, the better” theory. Most have concluded that it really depends on the circumstances, and we’d have to concur. After all, in our area of expertise (hotels, of course), sometimes a megaresort – packed with activities, restaurants, and enough rooms to host hundreds of reunions at one time – is just what we’re looking for. Other times, we seek the privacy and tranquil vibe of a smaller hotel.
And sometimes, we find that the most charming stays are those in absolutely itsy bitsy hotels – boutique properties tucked away in historic townhomes or on the top floors of unassuming edifices. So while even a hotel with nearly 100 rooms can be considered a boutique property, the tiny hotels that make this list all have just four rooms or fewer. Take a peek inside these intimate getaways to discover some truly unique stays.
Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam
Number of Rooms: Three
The picturesque, off-the-beaten-track Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is charm itself, located on a leafy canal with picturesque views of traditional canal houses and bridges in a residential area away from throngs of tourists. Inside and out, the Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam is set apart by the owners’ attention to detail. The little added touches such as fresh flowers, free afternoon cakes, chocolates on the pillows, and a carafe of black currant gin in each guest’s room upon arrival help make this B&B an intimate, special spot.
The owners of All’Angolo Fiorito will take care of your transportation.
All’Angolo Fiorito – Sicily
Number of Rooms: Two
This tiny bed-and-breakfast – which is run by a couple – consists of two rooms only. Both are spacious and have a homey vibe. The property is situated slightly outside the center of Trapani; it is located about a 20-minute walk from the old town, and is near plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. Guests have made a point to say that while the location is not as ideal as some, the owners will readily provide transportation with advance notice. A great draw of the hotel is the lovely backyard garden and the adjacent terrace, on which a homemade breakfast that draws frequent rave reviews is served daily at no extra charge.