Nothing soothes the soul quite like fresh mountain air and immersion in nature — so it’s no surprise that the Alps abound with wellbeing-boosting hotels which have spectacular spas. From Italy’s Dolomites to the Bregenzerwald in Austria, here are 10 of our favorite spa hotels.
UNESCO-protected, with rolling countryside and snow-capped mountains on the horizon, Piedmont is Italy’s unsung hero. The region is peppered with fantastic wineries and Michelin-starred restaurants and is rich in truffles. Plus, a new clutch of stylish hotels is making a visit even more compelling — especially in the Fall, when its landscape transforms into a riot of ambers and reds. Here’s where to stay, eat and play.
Fall in the Alps is overlooked, but it is a glorious time to escape to the mountains. Days are still warm and sunny, with perfect conditions for hiking and biking, before the peaks become dusted with snow once again. Mushrooms and chestnuts are there to be foraged, and harvest time hits with wine tastings all around. Cooler evenings call for cozy drinks and dinner — and hunkering down in our edit of the best Alpine hotels for Fall, from the Dolomites to Bavaria.
The Mallorcan capital has a thriving restaurant, bar and coffee scene, a growing international community, and a strong local culture paired with a deep, rich history and magnificent Gothic architecture. This, in addition to palm tree-lined streets, lush parks and an Ocean Drive-esque waterfront, are what enticed jewellery designer Jourdana Davies to become a Palma local a few years ago. Here, she shares her favourite haunts — from food markets to rooftops and everything in between.
Where to stay, eat, and play in the home of Brunello, Pecorino, and co.
A glamorous bastion of the French Riviera, Antibes is a spirited marriage of rich history, glittering Mediterranean coastline, and Provençal markets. It is also home to one of the Cote d'Azur's most iconic hotels, Belles Rives, which has been run by the Estène-Chauvin family for nearly 100 years. Here, its CEO Antoine Chauvin-Estène, who grew up at Belles Rives, shares his insider guide to Antibes and the surrounding area.
Part of the Vorarlberg region, the Bregenzerwald stretches from Lake Constance to the famed Arlberg mountains and is characterized by soft swathes of forest and scented meadows that come alive in summer, before transforming into Narnia in winter. Here are five of our favorite hotels to bookmark in the area for a summer fling, from historical guest houses to contemporary eco-lodges.
If you're planning to escape the heat of the capital over the next few months, Emma Henderson rounds up the most enticing hotel, pub and restaurant stops to make enroute to the south of Cornwall and back.
Come August, New Yorkers and Bostonites leave the city in search of sandy beaches, Atlantic waves, and cooler temperatures. This summer, we’ve got our sights set on Nantucket. Here is where to stay, eat, and what to do on the tiny island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The most talked about Cycladic island of 2023, elegant Sifnos sets itself apart from its neighbors with its distinctive culture, which has been shaped by its gastronomy, ceramics tradition, and architectural heritage. Add in its handsome villages, connected by ancient hiking paths and crystal-clear swimming coves and you have an idyllic Greek summer stay.
From 11th-century lodges with a private chef to gastronomic hotels and the region’s first eco-hotel, here are ten of our favorite stays in Italy's beautiful northeastern Alps.
Emma Henderson lists the pubs with excellent menus, interiors and beds you need to know about.
Creative director and founder of Made Some Souvenirs, Madelyn Somers shows us around Los Angeles’ East Side, where she has been living for the past 3 years after a stint in Brooklyn. From vintage stores and natural wine bars to alfresco Mexican restaurants, these are a few of her favourite haunts.
Paris is always a good idea, so they say. And never more so than in summer, in our opinion. From late May, the City of Lights radiates with warmth and energy and bursts with music, art festivals and street markets. Annual events such as Roland Garros make Paris feel like Paris again.
Emma Henderson takes you on a tour of south Devon's historic market town that prides itself on its independent shops and sustainability credentials.
Travel writer and editor Kate Lough shares her favorite haunts around her Hackney home, from alfresco lunches in walled gardens to laid-back natural wine bars and vintage stores.
From Antiparos to Ischia, we’ve handpicked the most beautiful spots to while away a sundrenched summer holiday.
Where to stay, eat, and play in the most charming valley of Santa Barbara’s wine region.
84 Rooms founder Sebastian Schoellgen takes you on a grand tour of the quieter side of the Ligurian coast, from the French border to Genoa.
Kate Lough sits down with Julia Prestia, who owns and runs the Roncolo 1888 estate alongside her husband, to hear about the untapped magic of her home region, Emilia.
Our editorial director Kate Lough shares the spots which make this corner of Somerset ideal for a weekend away.
84 Rooms founder Sebastian Schoellgen shares his insider’s guide to one of London’s most charming neighborhoods in the west of the city, from his favorite morning coffee spots to antique haunts.
A weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during the winter season. Our top 5 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps is all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.
Alpine News is a weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps, all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.
With its quintessential villages and idyllic honey stone cottages, the Cotswolds make for the ideal weekend getaway, especially in winter with its long walks and cozy pubs. Kate Lough curates the perfect itinerary, including the loveliest places to eat, drink, sleep — and get a seriously good massage.
Alpine News is a weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during the winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps is all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.
At 84 Rooms, our love affair with Greece is infinite. To get the inside track, we spoke to Filita Travel founder Anastasia Antonopoulou about her favorite places to stay off the beaten track in 2023, from Athens to the Peloponnese via Andros.
From under-the-radar villages in the Austrian Alps to iconic ski towns in the Rocky Mountains, we round up the best places to hit the powder as soon as the slopes open.
From Notting Hill to Hampstead. Here is our hit list in the capital.
From remote rifugios in the Dolomites to fondue hotspots near Gstaad, here is our edit of the cosiest mountain restaurants to bookmark for the new ski season — so delicious they are worth organising a trip around.
Kate Lough catches up with travel’s golden couple, Yolanda Edwards and Matt Hranek, to find out how they spend their weekends at WM Brown Farm.
In the Bernese Mountains lies glitzy Gstaad, beloved of the European jet set and packed with swanky boutiques and grand old hotels. Originally a winter resort, Gstaad attracts about half of its visitors in the summer. At 1,000 meters or 3,280 feet, above sea level, the idyllic mountain town is worth visiting every season. 84 Rooms founder Sebastian Schoellgen has been living in the area for many years. Here he shares his latest discoveries and why you should visit this winter season.
The co-creator and creative director of Mona and Shila, Athens’ most exciting hotel openings in recent years, Eftihia is a voice to know in the city’s energetic new creative class. Having lived and travelled all over the world, she has now returned to the city she was born and raised in — and here, she shares her little black book of favourite places to eat, drink, escape and dream.
A weekend in the Eternal City is always a dream, whether it’s a romantic getaway or a solo city break. Our editor Kate Lough shares her ideal 48 hours in Rome with you, from the best place to stay, to the galleries and palazzos not to miss, via her must-book trattorias.
Here are 10 Must-See Lakes in the Alps this Summer. From the Italian Dolomites to France‘s Lac d’Annecy.
Sebastian Schoellgen, the founder of 84 Rooms, has his ear to the ground when it comes to the world's most unique and exclusive boutique hotels and houses. This is just the kind of intel you need if you're planning your minimoon. Here are his top 10 romantic hideaways for loved-up couples looking for some intimate R&R.
Where to stay, eat, and play in Paris' coolest neighborhood.
Kate Lough speaks to the ‘Chef de Magic’ behind Hotel Il Pellicano about her favourite spots near Monte Argentario.
Ibiza and Mallorca have long drawn a stylish summer crowd, but the smallest of the Balearic Islands, Menorca, is finally having its moment in the sun. An understated Mediterranean gem, there are chic new hotels, a new Hauser & Wirth cultural space and endless, secluded coves. Here’s our insider guide to summer on Menorca.
Sicily is one of the most sun-drenched islands in the Mediterranean and a wonderful place to visit in the shoulder months. In spring, the crowds have yet to descend but the skies are brilliant and blue, creating perfect conditions for a road trip that explores its beautiful Baroque towns, hearty food culture, and breathtaking scenery.
Ibiza aficionado and Sotheby’s events manager Marta Jaku shares her most treasured spots around the White Isle, from laid-back beach restaurants to hike and cocktail bars.
84 founder and Alps expert Sebastian Schoellgen shows you how to navigate the almighty mountain range.