Palazzo Novello - ITALY


Welcome to a unique collection of hand picked small luxury hotels

About Us

Great Small Hotels brings together the best selection of charming hotels worldwide. Founded in 2003 by two Barcelona architects, Guillermo Font and Josep Boncompte, as a personal and exclusive online hotel guide, Great Small Hotels is currently still in the hands of its creators. Born of wanderlust and from their own search for the most attractive places to stay for themselves and their families, each new getaway and destination reflects this.

A pioneer in its field, Great Small Hotels in the beginning proved to be very useful because there was limited information of hotels with character. Today, Great Small Hotels still proves to be very useful because with information overload, careful selection is essential.

The hotels included in GSH are the result of a completely personal choice. The two founding architects still choose each hotel, one by one, assessing their distinctive qualities. Over the years, this small company based in the heart of Barcelona has maintained the desire to preserve this particular original hallmark.

In the selection criteria, GSH focuses on the enjoyment of guests, the charm of the interiors, architecture and surroundings, as well as the appeal of the location in each city or town. It includes many different styles of lodging establishments for varied experiences: from the small hotel where the owner receives the guest to the traditional luxury hotel; from contemporary design to accommodation in castles and historic buildings reminiscent of the past; from exclusive urban oasis to rustic country inn; from the lodge set deep in wild nature to the villa with formal gardens. There are more than 3,000 hotels spanning nearly a hundred countries on five continents.

Great Small Hotels features both common tourist spots and the less frequented, off the beaten path destinations. Most establishments in the guide are hotels which accommodate only a small number of guests at a time. GSH today is proud to offer the best selection of small charming hotels throughout the world.
Reserve with Great Small Hotels

There are two ways of making a reservation:

1. The “Book On Line” button, when available, allows secure and direct contact with an automatic reservation system of the hotel for instant reservations in real time at the best price guaranteed through the central reservation system of international

2. The “Contact Hotel Reception” button allows secure and direct contact with a human at the hotel in order to answer any questions.

When booking through you are also helping the guide to remain fully independent and updated with the best destinations and hotels in the world. Booking through GSH does not involve any extra charge.
Tell a friend

It is always a pleasure to give a friend the address of a hotel you are sure they will love. In the same spirit, Great Small Hotels recommends each hotel in the guide. In the profile of each hotel, as supplementary information, you can also find the assessment that other guests have made. We are honored to say that most hotels we feature score more than 9 from the customers themselves. is a website belonging to World travellers on-line.

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