The 16 Best Boutique Hotels in the Middle East
For Your Upcoming Stay in a Beautiful Boutique Hotel in the Middle East.
A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with ETIC Hotels
You’re planning a trip to the Middle East and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
niood lists you the 16 best boutique hotels in the Middle East:
A short 15 minute boat ride off the shores of Abu Dhabi, discover Zaya Nurai Island. A piece of paradise like nowhere else. Our boutique private island resort features a world-class oceanside spa, five fine and casual food and beverage outlets, a beachclub, and a calendar of exceptional activities onland and on sea.
Kingfisher Retreat is set on the east coast of Sharjah. The beauty of the pristine beach and Indian Ocean waters is matched perfectly by refined interiors of soft beiges, blues and desert browns that dress the resort. Arrive on a private boat that will take you to your private island with a modern tent and its own private pool designed to provide comfort, privacy and amazing views of the Indian Ocean. With exclusive access to a pristine ecosystem, Kingfisher Lodge offers you a gateway to a unique world of conservation and culture. Embracing its Arabian heritage, Kingfisher Lodge provides you with a world-class luxurious experience. Enjoy unique and remarkable team building activities, workshops and small conferences with its meeting room that offers an intimate space capable of holding up to 20 people.
With only 30 villas spread through lush savannah, Al Sahel is one of the best Abu Dhabi luxury hotels that invites you to lose yourself to nature’s beauty. Wake up to the sight of wild gazelle. Embark on desert drives in a wildlife sanctuary. Explore the flavours of Africa, inspired by our unique surrounds.
Sir Bani Yas Island is a protected reserve just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, founded by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Home to free-roaming wildlife, including the near extinct Arabian Oryx, the island offers a distinct escape from the world. Located in natural grasslands in the interior of the island, guests of Al Sahel also enjoy access to the facilities of sister resorts Desert Islands and Al Yamm.
Set amidst a 160-acre polo estate with contemporary design. A mere 20 kilometres from Dubai’s urban centre, you may find yourself in the lush serenity and sophistication of Meliá Desert Palm.
Al Moudira Hotel Luxor is located 7 km from the ancient Egyptian necropolis “Valley of the Queens” and boasts a sun deck, an outdoor pool and a garden. Temple of Medinat Habu is less than km away.
The ancient Egyptian Deir Al Medina Village is also a few minutes’ drive away. This venue comprises 54 luxurious guestrooms featuring satellite TV, climate control and WiFi. Some units include views of the patio. They are also decorated with an antique furniture.
A buffet breakfast is available in the restaurant. The dining at the a la carte restaurant is based on local cuisine. The accommodation has a bar with a spacious terrace and a lounge. Al Moudira Hotel is at a short driving distance from Luxor train station. Luxor International airport is about 25 km away. The hotel offers a Jacuzzi and a sauna on-site for free. Property features a heated pool as well as a Turkish steam bath, massage and Turkish bath. Guests can work out in a gym facility.
Each one of our hand-built 40 rooms is unique, combining distinction and authenticity. Earth buildings blend naturally into the landscape. All the furniture and crafts pay tribute to nature and to talented local artisanship. With no electricity, the rooms are softly lit with a dozen beeswax candles and the starry desert sky.
Siwa possesses a unique natural environment with exceptional geological features, a diversity of flora and fauna, and some 230 natural freshwater springs fed by the Nubian aquifer.
Alila Jabal Akhdar offers guests a gateway to the area’s incredible history, culture and nature. This rugged, mountainous region is one of Oman’s most compelling tourist destinations thanks to stunning landscapes that include Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain, and Jebel Akhdar, considered the fruit bowl of Oman.
Inspired by ancient forts, traditional Omani construction techniques using local stones are combined with contemporary architecture to create a uniquely relaxing environment, from the pool to the spacious suites that look out to mesmerising views of the cliff and mountains.
Nestled in Oman’s dramatic Musandam Peninsula, where rugged mountains dive into vibrant emerald waters, across a powdery sand beach, the village-inspired resort in Oman offers a range of villas, suites and beachfront retreats, each with a private pool, traditional summer house and the time and space to find yourself. There’s something for everyone including eclectic dining featuring local and international cuisine, an award-winning spa and a plethora of unique experiences.
Starting with a commitment to the local environment and reducing waste, preserving the oceans by educating fisherman and sharing new ideas with guests to take home with them, one other way we support our local Dibba community is by providing education, infrastructure and strategic help to the girl’s school, Sakina Bint Al Hussein, which fosters empowerment for their students.
Located next to the vibrant Bab Al Bahrain souq, this new boutique hotel comes at an exciting time as the surrounding area is currently being regenerated to re-establish the prominence of downtown Manama.
With only 46 beautifully appointed suites, The Merchant House features a unique collection of contemporary art and bursts with exciting work by well-established Bahraini and international artists alongside talent from around the Gulf.
The rooftop is where you will find the hotel’s restaurant and bar and its outdoor garden terrace. A spa, a gym, and an emerald rooftop pool complement the hotel’s offering, as well as a small boardroom for meetings and events.
Ma’in hot springs resort & Spa presents many Jordanian life experiences in a comfortable, wholesome and sustainable way, we offer the opportunity to feel the true pulse of the Middle East.. from its traditional mystical roots to its present day uniqueness.
Life service is attentive and personalized, with our hosts being especially knowledgeable and caring. We are proud to offer Arabic hospitality.
Set like an oasisi in the dramatic terrain, the location is easily accessible and defines the resort and spa experiences in the Middle East,making it a destination of choice for those seeking the perfect retreat to relax and be pampered whilist enjoying the therapeutic benefits of Ma’in Hot spring waterfalls.
Retreat to your private Bedouin style tent with its surrounding expanse of silken sand and luxurious accommodation. Wadi Rum Night camp consist of twenty five fully equipped luxury tents, each spacious guest tent is luxurious furnished completed with comfortable king-size, twin, or triple beds, Bedouin sofa, mirrors, lamps, and the finest bed linens. All the furniture is hand-made. There is cosy relaxation area outside the tent to watch the stars at night. Electricity is provided in the guest tents in the evenings via solar power. Each tent has a private terrace with a fantastic view over the Wadi Rum Mountains.
In the center of traditional Beirut, our 33 suites are all individually designed in an applied Lebanese- oriental style. Deliciously old-fashioned, boudoir-style rooms, vast luminous suites furnished with unique antique-hunted pieces, a traveler’s treasure collected through passing years in the Orient and the West, each bearing its own tone. Bathrooms feature salt from the dead sea, handmade local soaps and Molton Brown bath amenities.
A place like no other, 20,000m² of private land nestled among the hills of Lamartine Valley and terraced along sunlit Pine trees forest of El – Metn region just 20 Km from the historic Beirut Downtown, Cherry Blossom Boutique Hotel offers you a perfectly customized, stunningly beautiful and unforgettable hospitality experience from the moment you step into the arched Entrance.
Bringing a new level of eco-inspired chic to Göreme, Koza Cave is a masterclass in stylish sustainable tourism. Passionate owner Derviş spent decades living in Holland and has incorporated Dutch eco-sensibility into every cave crevice of the 10 stunning rooms. Grey water is reused, and recycled materials and local handcrafted furniture are utilised in abundance to create sophisticated spaces.
Stay in a cave room, enjoy our amazing views and get a taste of Cappadocia.
Set directly on the Aegean Sea, this posh waterfront hotel is 23 km from the Bodrum ferry terminal. It’s 20 km from the dibeklih Culture and Art Village.
Polished rooms feature tile floors and offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and seating areas. Upgraded rooms add furnished terraces or balconies, some with views of the sea, and/or fireplaces.
Breakfast is available at a trendy buffet-style restaurant with outdoor dining and sea views. Other amenities include a gym, a spa and an outdoor pool. There’s also a sundeck with direct swimming access to the sea.
The building was used as the “Debreli Ismail Pasha” mansion between 1876-1909. After burning in 1983, the seaside mansion was built again in 1993-1996, based on the relievo projects and old photos, in accordance with its original, by “Yalı Tourism Investments and Management Inc.” with the allocation and approval of the Ministry of Tourism as “Bosphorus Palace Hotel”.
Debreli Ismail Pasha Seaside Mansion is one of the most beautiful examples of Neo-Ottoman architecture.The building is 300 square meters on and 1486 square meters of land. Back then,the garden side of the seaside mansion was used as harem, and the seaside part was reserved for men.
Our hotel has 12 rooms, each with different decoration details, and with 5 different room types. While the high ceilings and wall decorations attract attention in the rooms, the furnishings are also covered with Italian handwork and 18 carat gold leaf. Each of our bathrooms is carefully designed, with a large mirror decoration and refurbished furniture. The part of the mansion that was used as boathouse before, has been converted into a hotel restaurant after the renovation.