Fresh Picks: 10 Rooms and Under

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

Fresh Picks features the latest luxury properties admitted into the Kiwi Collection. This week, we look at six hotels that are long on luxury, but short on rooms. Perfect places for people who don’t like lots of other people.

City Hideaways
The Atholl
Located in in Edinburgh, Scotland, this hotel, not far from landmarks, has but four suites. How sweet they are, with fine art, plush furnishings and all the fixings for living as comfortably as if you’ve never left home. Or perhaps more comfortably, as this home away from home will set you up with a personal chef.

The Great Getaway Medina
Outside this Marrakech property, the bustling souks of the old city, inside just six sumptuous suites. Styled to suit its Moroccan mise en scène, this romantic retreat is a nightly refuge. It’s also well-priced, starting at €150.

Island Getaways
The Wakaya Club and Spa Fiji Islands
One really gets away from it all at this Fijian private island in the South Pacific. While it boasts 2,200 acres of pristine beaches, ocean, lagoons, and cliffs, there are only 10 straw-covered suites. If all that space and quiet weren’t enough, there’s also that spa, where water shiatsu treatments wash the cares away.

La Maison Blanche
For an island getaway not so faraway, there’s this white house with eight rooms on New York’s Shelter Island. It’s a short stroll to Crescent Beach, or guests can sip away an afternoon at the outdoor garden bar. For those seeking some activity, there are bicycles and Bocce Ball, or one can exercise restraint at the in-house bakery.

African Safaris
Exeter River Lodge
Settle on the banks of Sand River in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Here, feast your eyes on the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo) by day, and feast on the lodge’s fine dining by night. All eight rooms come with a private veranda and panoramic views.

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
In Botswana’s Moremi Wildlife Reserve, eight cottages stud the Savannah landscape, blending in to its beautiful surroundings. There are safari drives and bush walks to go on, but also cruises, yes, cruises, along the world’s largest inland delta.

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