Over-styled, flashy hotels make your head spinning? If so, check out this list of 13 best minimalist hotels! You will find places around the world that will soothe your senses with simple design and satisfy even the most demanding taste for excellent detail.
You might not necessarily associate capsule hotels with luxury, but the Pod Singapore will change your mind. With immaculate minimalist design, marble sinks, and lush sateen bedding, this boutique hotel makes up the scarce space with a touch of indulgence.
When traditional Greek architecture meets modern design, a minimalist masterpiece is born. Anemolia Villa is a whitewashed stone building that was brought to life by contemporary lighting and designer furniture to make a peaceful and quiet holiday space.
The Beaumont Hotel in London boasts a very unique hotel suite. Designed in 2014 by the artist Antony Gormley, the Gormley Suite is an out worldly looking bedroom consisting only of the dark wooden walls and a levitating bed. This one is something for real minimalism connoisseurs: the room is almost perfectly soundproof so you can expect aural minimalism as well as the visual.
These eco huts in Portugal are unlike anything you’ve seen before. The ultra-modern cuboid structures at Pedras Salgadas fit surprisingly well with the beautiful forest they are set in and expose you to the beauty of the surroundings in the most unexpected ways.
With rooms pushing the boundaries of traditional hotel art, Atelier Sul Mare is certainly not a place for everyone. You might find yourself staying in an all-aluminum room, a clay cave, or a completely black bedroom, but whichever one it is, it will be quite an experience. Each of the Art Rooms has been designed by a different artist and carries unique meanings and stories.
Set on the 28th floor of Mexico City skyscraper, Distrito Capital promises an incredible panorama of the city. The interiors, however, are no less interesting with sculptures by Thomas Glassford and designer furniture kept in raw materials and dark tones.
Kirini Hotel Santorini is all whites and blues creating the ultimate seaside space. The hotel has been inspired by Cycladic architecture on the island and maintains an almost entirely white aesthetic.
9 Hours Capsule Hotel might be the most pragmatic approach to the hotel industry in history. They decided that all you need for sleep and shower is 9 hours so that’s exactly for how long you get your capsule bedroom! Despite (or perhaps because of) the practicality of the owners, 9 Hours is an aesthetic achievement. With all-white interiors, obsessive symmetry, and ever-present LED light it has a dystopian feel to it.
Made with stone, wood, and bamboo, the Amanemu villas are all about tasteful minimalism and a close connection to nature. They combine ultra-modern style with influences from traditional village houses to create a relaxing space among nature.
This 350-year-old inn has been revamped to meet contemporary needs but it kept the traditional Japanese minimalist aesthetic. The main element in all of Fujiya Ginzan’s interiors is the skillful use of light and space to achieve harmony and tranquility. The onsen (hot spring) baths are the highlight here with almost-transparent stained glass and delicate bamboo screens creating a healing soft light perfect for a bath session.
Being self-sufficient for water and electricity, The New Monte Rosa Hut is an astonishing example of eco-design. Apart from its sustainability, the minimalist glass and aluminum structure creates a unique sight in the mountain landscape. The minimalist design perfectly fits the desolate snow desert surrounding it!
As a comment on the popular over-styled hotels, artists Frank and Patrik Riklin created a hotel space in a Swiss bunker that was as basic as possible. Instead of flashy interiors, Null Stern Hotel offered 24h butler service, because “the only star is you”. Unfortunately, this minimalist treat is no longer operating, but if the brothers ever start a new project you'll definitely read about it here!
At Juvet Landscape Hotel, the beautiful nature of the Norwegian wilderness plays the leading role. The hotel is part of the recent movement of landscape hotels – architecture that highlights the surroundings instead of concealing them. The simple glass and metal huts are meant to invite the views right into your bedroom creating an almost fully immersive experience. Interestingly, the Juvet Landscape Hotel was the shooting location for the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. If you're a film fan, you should check out this list of movie hotels you can stay at.