6 Inspiring Art Hotels

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"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

From 16th-century art to politically-customised rooms featuring artists such as Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin, discover your perfect stay and be inspired by these art hotels.

Bomans Hotell - Trosa, Sweden

“You can check out any time you like but you can never leave” - Hotel California, Eagles

Taken by the famous 70s band, this part of the song is the perfect representation of this inspiring hotels’ slogan. Filled with authentic, innovative decor, Bomans Hotell is your ultimate art hotel – nothing inside this hotel is toned down!

Nestled in Trosa, Sweden's coastal community full of canals, old fishing boats and huge taverns, this quirky boutique is anything but your typical Nordic design hotel. From a dedicated Keith Richards suite to the Princess On The Pea room, each of the 42 rooms and suites are individually decorated with many different themes. Owner, Kristin Boman, has created a truly distinguished home away from home, catering for each guests’ likes and needs. From Egyptian cotton sheets and Marshall speakers to many magnificent pieces of art throughout, escape to the family-run Bomans Hotell and leave feeling surely inspired.

Hotel Goldgasse - Salzburg, Austria

Once a 16th-century coppersmith's workshop, now a stylish boutique art hotel, indulge in the colourful and quirky interiors of Hotel Goldgasse. Situated on one of the magical historical lanes in the Old Town of Salzburg, be inspired by the eclectic charm and design that fills the halls – you’ll find intriguing details absolutely everywhere! From bold giant canvases on the walls honouring the Salzburg Festival Operas to cool modern copper egg-chairs, everything about Goldgasse screams a celebration of modern art in a historical town.

Formed of 16 individually decorated rooms and suites, indulge in the essence of modern Italian design and authentic flair, make the most of the colourful SMEG refrigerators with complementary fillings, and let this artistic hotel take you on the perfect creative journey. Showings of The Sound Of Music is pre-loaded in each room for the guests' arrivals – you truly are spoilt for choice here at Hotel Goldgasse while you fully immerse yourself in the art and history of Salzburg.

The Walled Off - Bethlehem, Palestine

"To live with an artwork is something different, to glimpse it from the corner of your eye." - Diane Arbus

Escape to the Palestinian town of Bethlehem and find yourself quite literally sleeping inside a work of art. Featuring rooms customised by some of the world's finest artists including Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin, The Walled Off is the ultimate celebration of art and literature. Once a former pottery workshop, this inspiring art hotel boasts floor to ceiling pieces of graffiti and boldly coloured walls – offering a truly innovative and unique experience.

Formed of ten individually decorated rooms and a presidential suite, The Walled Off is so much more than just a hotel. Often described as a museum, a protest and a gallery, this hotel quite literally sits right in front of the controversial wall that separates Israel from Palestine and provides visitors with a strong sense of history, spirituality and emotion. From a bullet-punctured water tank above a bathtub, to bunk-beds in the budget room filled with abandoned Israeli military barracks, this playful yet strongly political hotel offers its guests with some of the most memorable hotel experiences to be had to date.

Villa Provence - Aarhus, Denmark

Bringing a touch of French sophistication, Villa Provence is your perfect cosmopolitan stay. Nestled within the heart of Aarhus, a Danish city gleaming with vibrant culture and history, this delightful hotel is definitely one of the city’s best-kept secrets. A favourite for Danish celebrities, the signature Provençal country style of Villa Provence has taken its inspiration from the owner’s love of the South of France, and will also leave you feeling inspired.

Formed of 39 individually decorated rooms and suites, this small boutique is filled with an extraordinary collection of vintage French film and advertising posters, gorgeous furnishings and an overall Provençal charm – you’d forget you’re in Denmark! Find yourself surrounded by designs that challenge typical Scandinavian minimalism, indulge in the magnificent antique chandeliers, rich colour palettes and high quality French linen in every room. Make sure you relax in the charming tree-lit courtyard in the evening to complete your experience. From retro artwork on the walls to floral furnishings, feel like you’re inside a French vintage magazine and indulge in the elegant sophistication Villa Provence has to offer.

Bahia Vik José Ignacio - Maldonado, Uruguay

Embodying the true meaning of HIP, indulge in the bold colour palettes and striking patterns that fill the alluring Bahia Vik José Ignacio. Nestled amongst the rocky sandhills of Uruguay’s Playa Mansa, this boho-chic retreat is the perfect escape for those who love the combination of art and nature.

Formed of a collection of art-filled expansive suites and standalone bungalows, the bodacious style of Bahia Vik is like no other. From contemporary design furnishings and classic vintage pieces, to the works of local artists being exhibited in the rooms, be welcomed by the extravagant astrology-themed mural by the Uruguayan artist Musso, and the painted faces of the Vik family that grace the walls. The one-of-a-kind, quirky character of this hotel will be sure to charm those with a taste for artistry.

Take a dip in one of the four infinity pools, taste some of the delicious Uruguayan wines from their very own vineyard, and be inspired by the magnificent work of art that Bahia Vik José Ignacio has become.

Art Hotel Riposo - Ascona, Switzerland

Located on Lake Maggiore, in the picturesque heart of Switzerland Ascona lies Art Hotel Riposo. Where traditional Swiss charms meet a Mediterranean vibe, the artistic description of this enchanting family-run hotel says it all in the name. The family’s love for art and nature is found all throughout the hotel, creating a quirky yet comforting atmosphere.

With individually decorated rooms and suites, each one has a completely different colour palette, artworks and chic furnishings – creating a completely fresh scene in every room. From striking colours of orange and purple, to pastel blues and pinks, Art Hotel Riposo is your perfect artistic stay if you’re looking for something more sophisticated yet bold. Enjoy some delicious cuisine at the in-house restaurant and indulge in its traditional ceiling artwork. Venture up to the rooftop terrace and take in the grandiose local mountains and indulge in the creative colours and design variations that Art Hotel Riposo has to offer.

recommended HIP Hotels

Explore Villa Provence Aarhus
Explore Hotel Goldgasse Salzburg
Explore Art Hotel Riposo Ascona
Explore Bahia Vik José Ignacio
Explore The Walled Off Bethlehem
Explore Bomans Hotell Trosa