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The Best Affordable Design-led hotels for 2021

If you are planning your next couples or family getaway, these design inspired hotels should be on your radar for 2021 as they combine what we love the most on Seasons in Colour: Design, ambience and colour. Each of them possess a unique aesthetic and their pricing will surprise you!

CUCUMBI (Portugal)

Price: Double rooms from £170

Agroturism at its best. This pared back hotel is a four-room, three-apartment guest house on an organic farm, that opened in 2019. We love the rustic, earth-toned interiors. if you're visiting, get a few good books, high SPF cream and leave your worries behind. The natural textures is what I would love to incorporate in our future Greek home.

Photography by Sanda Vuckovic for Cucumbi

Menorca experimental (Menorca, Spain) Price: Double rooms from £170

Designer: This 19th-century Spanish ranch was re-designed by long time Experimental collaborator – Dorothee Meilichzon who reimagined it as an artist’s summer house. The hotel is 30 minutes from capital Mahon’s picturesque harbour. We love the use of colour of the moment terracotta and local materials and artisans throughout.

Parilio (Paros, Cyclades, Greece)

Price: Double rooms from £190

Within a10 minutes’ drive from busy Naoussa, and close to the sandy Kolympithres beach we find Parilio. In typical cycladic style, white cubes with wooden shutters make up this relaxed hotel, the fourth venture of husband-and-wife owners Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos.

Parīlio is characterized by the traditional cycladic architecture and its interiors are defined by a soothing, tonal color palette and natural materials. Contemporary Greek design pieces sit alongside objets d’art by leading European designers, while striking ceramics sourced from the Marrakech based studio of LRNCE serve to inspire and provoke conversation.

Distinctive structural features such as arches, concrete columns, and thick masonry are representative of traditional building techniques and help to create a sense of sanctuary, resulting in a space that is both cathartic and elemental.

Designer: Athens-based Interior Design Laboratorium was influenced by both the island’s distinctive architecture and their own brand of holistic design when creating the visual concept of the 33-suite Parīlio, the name of which is derived from ‘Paros’ and the Greek word for the sun ‘ilios’.

Eden Locke, Edinburgh

Price: Rooms from £60

Shortlisted as one of the 39 Global best Urban Hotels of 2018 by Wallpaper Magazine, EDEN LOCKE is a pastel lover's paradise. But it's more than that really. With art , music and health events as well as matcha lattes also on offer, it will enhance your stay, whether overnight or just popping in during the day. They do know how to make guests feel welcome and go the extra mile to make this clear. And even Bright Bazaar has stayed there, and he knows good style, right?

Don Totu, Salerno, Italy

Price: Rooms from £155

Don Totu is the expression of a new hospitality in “a home away from home” that combines the characteristics of a charming boutique resort at absolutely competitive prices, thanks to an all-inclusive set of services conceived for the discerning guest. The magic of a historic home, with highly fascinating decorations, goes hand in hand with a most attentive service, in a structure with a very limited number of rooms.



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