Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Island
Location: El Hierro  Spain  West Europe
Hotel Puntagrande - The Smallest Hotel In The WorldHotel  

It holds the world record for ‘smallest hotel in the world’, and when you arrive at Punta Grande, you will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at the home of an insane fisherman with love for very exposed locations.

Situated on a rocky outcrop on the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands, you might get a bit lonely as it is far away from the island’s only town and sparse 10,000-strong population.

Hotel Puntagrande has only five rooms, but each of them is uniquely designed. Much of the wood has been salvaged from shipwrecks which is eco-friendly and a bit creepy.

One room even has a little balcony for you to hang your fishing rod out. Unique touches and little bits of seafaring paraphernalia decorate the interior.

The downstairs dining room has a tree root protruding from the ceiling because, I suppose, you live on a rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, things get a bit weird.

Indeed, Tom Hank’s imaginary football friend from the film Cast Away, Wilson, has apparently visited this remote hotel. But reports have yet to be confirmed.


Hotel Punta Grande is hidden on the remote El Hierro Island in the Canary Islands.

Hotel Punta Grande on El Hierro island in the Canary Islands
Hotel Punta Grande
World's smallest hotel - Hotel Punta Grande
Hotel Puntagrande Sign
Hotel Puntagrande Bar
Hotel Puntagrande Room With Atlantic Ocean View
Hotel Puntagrande Bedroom

The bathroom's ceiling windows let the sun shine in while you take a shower.

Hotel Puntagrande Bathroom
Hotel Puntagrande Balcony View
Hotel Puntagrande Private Rooftop Balcony

The private rooftop terrace lets you enjoy the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean panorama in perfect privacy.

Hotel Puntagrande Rooftop Sunset View

Even though it's claimed to be the world's smallest hotel, it still has a restaurant - and what a place it is! Just look at this setting right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Hotel Puntagrande Restaurant Terrace

Possibly one of the best spots to have a quality bottle of Spanish wine.

Hotel Puntagrande Wine With Atlantic Panorama

The hotel might not be the best place for those with aquaphobia, as the ocean's wild waves can reach high when crashing on the rocks.

Hotel Puntagrande Waves
Atlantic Ocean Giant Waves
El Hierro Canary Islands Nature
Lugar Las Puntas 38911 Frontera, El Hierro, Spain
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