Fine hotels are easy to come by in many parts of Europe, but a select few set themselves apart by blending a strong sense of cultural heritage with unbeatable location and impeccable style. Set within timeless villages or historic palaces, Unique Lodges help sustain local traditions while celebrating the lively culture and top amenities of today.

Aristi, Greece

Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas

Perched amid the rugged peaks of northern Greece and overlooking one of the world’s deepest gorges, the traditional stone-and-slate dwellings of the Aristi Mountain Resort harken back to a time when the Ottomans ruled the region.

Mayo, Ireland

Ashford Castle

Built by the Normans some 800 years ago and owned for nearly a century by the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a medieval gem set amid the gorgeous countryside north of Galway.

Húsafell, Iceland

Hotel Húsafell

Amid the gentle hills of west Iceland's highlands, Hotel Húsafell is a welcoming hub of Nordic design within easy reach of the island's geological drama: volcanoes, enormous glaciers, lava caves, and the gorgeous Snæfellsnes peninsula. 

Santorini, Greece

Kapari Natural Resort

From its perch high above Santoríni’s caldera, Kapari Natural Resort is a celebration of Greek culture and the timeless architecture of the Cyclades.