Over-styled, flashy hotels make your head spin? If so, check out this list of the 13 best minimalist hotels! You will find places around the world that will soothe your senses with a 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 a clean, 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 brought to life by contemporary lighting and designer furniture to make a peaceful and quiet holiday space.
The Beaumont Hotel boasts a unique hotel suite in London. Designed in 2014 by Antony Gormley, the Gormley Suite is an out worldly looking bedroom consisting of only 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 and visual minimalism.
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 setting exposing 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 Art Rooms were designed by a different artist and carry unique meanings and stories.
Set on the 28th floor of the Mexico City skyscraper, Distrito Capital promises an incredible panorama of the city. The interiors, however, are no less attractive 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 was 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 precisely for how long you get your capsule bedroom! Yet, 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 current needs, keeping 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 outstanding example of eco-design. Apart from its sustainability, the minimalist glass and aluminum structure creates a unique sight in the mountain landscape. Furthermore, 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.