Cosy Hotel Stays For Your Winter Holiday 2019


As the cold weather approaches, turning your choice of layering into a necessity, there’s nothing more appealing than cosying up by the fire with a nice cup of hot cocoa or some mulled wine, and looking out onto snow-capped panoramas or fairy lights glimmering through enchanting towns and cities. From cosy Victorian villas and historic townhouses, to alpine chalets and mountain guesthouses, discover your perfect cosy winter hotel stay at some of our coziest HIP Hotels!

HUUS Gstaad - Gstaad, Switzerland

Surround yourself with magnificent mountain tops, snow-capped green forests and a charming Swiss village. Perched on a hill 1000-3000 metres above sea level in the Bernese Alps, HUUS Gstaad truly immerses its guests in a fairytale-like setting and is the perfect home away from home. This chic hotel has everything to offer and more for guests to truly indulge themselves in the ideal cosy getaway.

Boasting a classic log cabin exterior and awe-inspiring modern architecture inside, discover all the comforts of home at this chic chalet with its rich colours and warming materials, and experience the true feeling of warmth and relaxation. From cosy interiors including plaid cushions, copper lamps and crushed velvet chairs filling the abundance of gorgeously decorated rooms and suites, to an array of winter activities on hand such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and horse and carriage rides, uncover optimal levels of cosiness at this enchanting retreat. Furry friends are also welcome!

Experience true rejuvenation in their in-house spa; a unique Finnish sauna and ice fountain, a herbal steam bath and panoramic swimming pool are all at your disposal. Whether you choose to explore the charming Gstaad village, relax in the spa, take advantage of the skiing opportunities or just indulging in the awe-inspiring surroundings, enjoy a traditional Swiss hot chocolate by the crackling fire and let HUUS Gstaad take you on the perfect cosy journey this winter.

The Dunstane Houses - Edinburgh, Scotland

Check-in to this magical Victorian villa and be enchanted by its elegant furnishings, soaring ceilings, its seamless mix of vintage pieces and heritage tweeds. Nestled right in the beating heart of Edinburgh’s West End, The Dunstane Houses is a family-owned boutique sprawled across two Victorian townhouses, and is the ideal cosy stay this winter whether you’re searching for winter weekend breaks or a longer getaway.

Formed of 35 individually decorated rooms and suites, stay in one of the luxurious suites and soak in a deep copper, free-standing bathtub perched at the end of your bed after a long day of exploring the surrounding historical city – can it get any better? Yes. This ideal, unpretentious retreat won the Scottish Hotel Awards 2019 for ‘Edinburgh’s Most Romantic Boutique Hotel of the Year’ and is perfect if you’re looking for a short but cosy city break for the winter holidays.

As evenings in Scotland are for feasting and of course, drinking, retreat to the laid-back, all-day dining lounge and bar, indulge in some delicious, modern Scottish dishes from their new winter menu and be spoilt for choice by their vintage whisky cabinet filled with rare and vintage single malts and blends – a true connoisseur’s dream.

Lesar Hotel Angel - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Welcome to Lesar Hotel Angel, an enchanting, family-run boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Old City of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. If you’re looking for one of the best winter holiday destinations in Europe, Lesar Angel in Ljubljana is your perfect stay. Formed of a magical mix of intimate rooms and suites, indulge in the wooden floors, neutral palettes, luxurious yet modern furnishings and of course, its cosy atmosphere. They also welcome all furry friends — there really is no better way than cosying up by the fire under a fluffy blanket with your pet.

When it comes to planning the perfect winter break, although there may be more obvious locations to visit, the gorgeous, story-book like architecture of the medieval city of Ljubljana, the locals, the food and its magical atmosphere forms the cherry on top. For the quintessential cosy winter break, a trip to Slovenia’s Ljubljana and a stay at the wonderful Lesar Hotel Angel makes the perfect getaway.

DasPosthotel - Zillertal, Austria

Imagine escaping the mundane hustle and bustle of your everyday worries, and finding yourself in a cosy mountain hideaway? Let’s make that dream into a reality.

Nestled within Austria’s enchanting Zillertal, discover one of the best winter holidays with a perfect cosy stay at DasPosthotel, a playful, family-run boutique ski lodge deeply rooted with its mountain traditions. Be fascinated by the awe-inspiring alpine surroundings, indulge in the scents of locally sourced untreated woods such as timber, Swiss pine and oak that fill the hotel and let this classic alpine haven be your perfect retreat. This is the perfect stay for those looking for winter snow holidays — to fill their days with an array of winter activities such as skiing, ice climbing and horse-drawn sleigh rides, before retreating back to the warmth for a cosy night in.

Formed of 70 individually designed rooms, suites and apartments, take in the breathtaking mountain views from your room, choose your ideal pillow from their pillow menu for the ultimate feeling of comfort, and indulge in some delicious regional culinary delights at the in-house award-winning restaurant HeLeni. From romantic snow walks to a skier's ultimate paradise, whatever makes your trip the perfect cosy stay, be sure to unwind and relax in the outdoor heated-pool whilst you breathe in that fresh alpine air.

Monbijou Hotel - Berlin, Germany

Discover your perfect cosy hideaway and curl up by the fireplace with a nice cup of cocoa or a glass of wine in the heart of the trendy city of Berlin. Just a stone’s throw away from the city’s hotspots, Monbijou Hotel is your ideal cosy city escape. Think leather armchairs, well-stocked bookshelves, board games, wooden floors and splashes of deep-coloured red. As you walk into this cool, stylish boutique hotel, indulge in the slight gentleman’s club atmosphere that surrounds you.

Start the day with a delicious, award-winning breakfast buffet serving fresh delicacies including many local specialities, go out and explore everything this cool city has to offer, then end the perfect day in the lounge bar. With a selection of hot and cold drinks, selected wines and tasty snacks, choose from one of the many board games or books from the library and snuggle up by the cosy fireplace – a perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring.

El Gran Sueño - Asturias, Spain

A wonderfully romantic boutique and guest house nestled within the mountains in the north of Spain awaits your arrival this winter. Inspired by the owner’s own experiences, El Gran Sueño provides the ideal cosy atmosphere, allowing you to completely soak up the Spanish countryside and truly feel at one with nature. Although Asturias is a lesser-known, lesser-visited part of northern Spain, take that to your advantage and indulge in this romantic country dream. This adults-only boutique emphasises sustainable living, therefore guests can confide in an eco-friendly ethos; from organic produce to sustainable systems — allow yourself to reconnect with your lush surroundings.

Whether you choose to stay in one of the guest rooms, or one of the charming self-catering suites, take in the magnificent views over the Picos de Europa mountain range and indulge in the elegant yet characterful touches that fill the walls. From sweeping mountain views to some serious peace and quiet, explore the local small town and its pretty scenery, wander through the selection of boutiques, patisseries and bars, and get to know the true Asturian locals. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to tantalise your tastebuds with some delicious organic delicacies whilst you cosy up with a glass of tasty Spanish wine. If you’re looking for a truly secluded retreat, you’ve found the one at El Gran Sueño.

Hotel & Chalet Aurelio - Lech, Austria

Imagine waking up and looking over glimmering white pistes, skiing right out from the hotel onto the slopes and watching the sun sink behind the mountains? We can’t think of anything more ideal than this.

Discover the perfect alpine hideaway in the charming Austrian village of Lech, one of the best holiday destinations in December. Recently awarded “Austria’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2019”, Hotel & Chalet Aurelio is the quintessential cosy stay. From breathtaking mountain landscapes that surround it, to toasty interiors, look no further than this luxury mountain marvel. The 18 elegantly decorated rooms and suites are adorned with ‘flash-roasted’ pine walls, cosy interiors, spacious balconies or private terraces and a homely atmosphere – tastefully combining modern grandeur and alpine charm.

Known as one of the snowiest regions in the Alps, explore the glistening slopes by ski, snowboard or hike, unwind in the 23-metre pool and herbal steam rooms at the hotel spa, indulge in some high-quality ingredients and delicious Austrian delicacies in the Gourmet Restaurant Aurelio’s, then curl up on a cosy sofa in the Licca Lounge whilst you enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa by the fire. We can already feel the cosiness surrounding us!

Los Poblanos - Albuquerque, USA

Travel back in history to the late 1930s - 1940s and discover a quintessentially cosy stay at this charmingly historic inn and farm. Tucked away within 25 acres of lavender fields, cottonwood trees and lush gardens in New Mexico’s magical city of Albuquerque, Los Poblanos is a secret you will be glad you were let in on.

Comprising 50 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites designed by John Gaw Meem, classic New Mexican style graces its interiors with elegant furnishings, original artwork hardwood floors, earthy tones and rich colours and textures. For the ultimate cosy experience, be sure to stay in one of the Farm Suites, featuring rustic wood burning fireplaces and perfect intimacy. An undeniable romantic setting surrounds Los Poblanos making for a truly unforgettable experience for guests.

Tantalise your tastebuds at Campo, their casual fine-dining field-to-fork restaurant based exclusively on locally harvested organic ingredients; immerse yourself in the artistry of the open kitchen with a personalised eight-course dining experience at the Chef's Table; indulge in some delicious small-batch barrel-aged spirits mixed with some delicious lavender syrup.

From cosy interiors and wood burning fireplaces, to organic delicacies and lavender oils, visit the in-house farm shop before you check out and take home an organic souvenir – so you can take the memories of this breathtaking cosy stay everywhere you go!

Boutique Hotel Zenana - South Tyrol, Italy

Put on your favourite winter coat and start your journey to Italy’s magnificent Dolomites, certainly one of the most iconic winter holiday destinations. Home to some of the most magical, unspoiled landscapes of rivers and lakes, to mountain ranges and storybook-like towns, you’re guaranteed to find an abundance of cosy stays here.

Nestled on a quiet street in the charming village of San Candido, bordering both Italy and Austria, lies a quaint historic townhouse hotel waiting for your arrival. Boutique Hotel Zenana is a delightful, family-run boutique formed of just nine individually decorated suites with the perfect warm and homely feel. If you’re searching for a quirkier cosy stay, look no further than here!

Previously housing a series of shops and cafes back in the past, this warm and welcoming hotel is the ideal home away from home. Indulge in the Western and Oriental styles, admire the colourful vintage pieces that are elegantly placed throughout the hotel and let the wooden floors and original features provide you with a true homely feeling. From quirky bathrooms hidden behind wooden sliding doors, to unique and colourful furnishings, take advantage of the Dolomites being on your doorstep and explore everything it has to offer, wander through the cosy streets of the charming village and then relax with some delicious complimentary tea and homemade cakes whilst you look out onto the snowy mountaintops.

recommended HIP Hotels

Explore Monbijou Hotel Berlin
Explore Lesar Hotel Angel Ljubljana
Explore Boutique Hotel Zenana South Tyrol
Explore HUUS Gstaad Gstaad
Explore Hotel & Chalet Aurelio Vorarlberg
Explore The Dunstane Houses Edinburgh
Explore DasPosthotel Zillertal
Explore Los Poblanos Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Explore El Gran Sueño Asturias