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Solo travellers now have inspiration at hand thanks to the boutique accommodation experts at i-escape.com, who have put together a collection of hotels and guesthouses ideal for those journeying alone, following a surge in enquiries.
Proving that stylish holidays are not just for couples, the ‘So Good for Solos’ collection includes options to suit all tastes and budgets, from a Moroccan mountain guesthouse to a bohemian getaway in Sri Lanka. The full collection is available here, with highlights below:
Laid-back vibe and communal dining - Douar Samra, Morocco
This vibrant guesthouse sits in one of the highest villages in the Atlas Mountains, with a sociable atmosphere and a warm, welcoming owner who instantly puts solo guests at ease. Staff can arrange group trekking and horse riding around this majestic corner of Morocco, and evenings are spent swapping stories over communal meals. There’s a roof terrace with stupendous views, and the excellent-value rooms are filled with splashes of colour.
From £67 per room per night, based on one person staying in a Main House Double Room on a half-board basis.
Mexican flair and tasty tapas in south London - The Church Street Hotel, Camberwell
This colourful south-London bolthole has a funky, friendly vibe and great-value single rooms with a Mexican theme. Hop on the train and head out to explore Brixton and the South Bank, then return for fantastic tapas and inventive cocktails. It’s quirky and fun, and perfect for young (or young at heart) independent types who want to dig deeper than the main tourist sights.
From £70 per room per night, based on one person staying in a single room with a shared bathroom (private ensuites also available) on an accommodation-only basis.
Relaxing retreat in Périgord - Pilates en France, southwest France
Top-notch Pilates tuition is the main draw of this beautiful Périgord hideaway, which has one of the most relaxing course-abroad set-ups around. Guests are encouraged to treat the house as they would their own home, and can help themselves to an aperitif or chat to friendly owner Melanie as she prepares their wholesome supper. Twice-daily classes are held in small groups, and there are treatments and a pool to help you unwind. What’s more, single-occupancy prices (with all tuition, food and drinks included) make it great value for those travelling on their own.
From £215 per room per night on an all-inclusive basis (single occupancy).
Designer style and foodie delights - Hotel Omm, Barcelona
Locals congregate at the bar of this super-cool hotel in the Eixample district of central Barcelona, giving the place a great buzz. The roof terrace makes the perfect spot for tapas and people-watching accompanied by views of Gaudí’s famous La Pedrera, and you can dine like royalty in the Michelin-starred restaurant, Moo (a sleek city haunt rather than a romantic eatery). Rooms are bathed in natural light, while bathrooms have luxuriously deep tubs and special touches like jars of bath salts. A wonderful place to really spoil yourself.
From £151 per room per night, based on one person staying in an Omm King Room on an accommodation-only basis.
Bohemian bolthole near Galle’s best sights - Kikili House, Sri Lanka
The bohemian vibe of this 5-room guesthouse makes single travellers feel very much at home. Rooms are filled with thoughtful extras, including fluffy beach towels, printed bathrobes and fragrant Spa Ceylon toiletries, and colourful art infuses the whole place with warmth. The balmy terrace and fairylight-strung lawn are conducive to lazy drinks with other guests, and the legendary Wednesday sushi nights draw an eclectic local crowd. Delightful owners Henri and Koki will happily share local insider tips and arrange tours, and historic Galle Fort with its cafés and boutiques is only a 10-minute stroll away.
From £64 per room per night, based on one person staying in a double room on a B&B basis.
Other properties featured in i-escape’s new ‘So Good for Solos’ collection include:
Puri Ganesha Villas, Bali - a blissful beachside retreat whose owner likes to bring guests together for impromptu parties
Portixol, Mallorca - a stylish seaside hotel with a fantastic pool and reduced rates for single occupancy, just a stone’s throw from Palma’s buzzing cultural scene
Home Hotel, Buenos Aires - a welcoming ‘home away from home’ with the coolest bar in town