This European summer we Brits will have the same great debate about Europe. No, not the various merits – or otherwise - of Brexit, but rather whether to book a hotel or a villa.

Well, dear reader, we think we may have come up with a solution as good as Boris Johnson's famous 'pro cake, pro eating it' philosophy. Welcome to our Hotels with Villas collection, for anyone (ie: everyone) who likes the idea of the privacy of a sophisticated villa, but with the attendant amenities of a luxury hotel.

The good news is that some of our favourite hotels in our favourite spots in Europe have perfected the cake having and eating private villa phenomenon. Here's where…

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Want the best of both worlds this European summer holiday? Book a villa that's part of a hotel.

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Where to stay

Domaine de Murtoli

Domaine de Murtoli

Off the beaten track and deep in the Murtoli landscape, Domaine de Murtoli is a hamlet of rustic Corsican cottages.

Chateau de Valmer

Chateau de Valmer

Chateau de Valmer is a magnificent family run old bourgeois manor house surrounded by a six- hectare vineyard and beautiful orchard and conveniently situated near the beach in La Croix- Valmer.

Belmond La Residencia

Belmond La Residencia

Set in the attractive hilltop village of Deià, between the sea and the rugged Sierra Tramuntana, La Residencia is one of the best hotels in the Mediterranean.

Exterior with pool at Hacienda San Rafael, luxury hotel in Spain

Hacienda San Rafael

A family-run, former olive farm in a beautiful rural Andalucian setting, halfway between Seville and Jerez.

The swimming pool at Finca Cortesin, luxury hotel in Spain

Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesín is a five-star hotel and golf resort on the Mediterranean coast of Andalucía, between Gibraltar and Malaga.

Exterior at Marbella Club, luxury hotel in Spain

Marbella Club

Marbella Club is a refreshing blend of old and new, on Marbella’s coast line in the Costa del Sol.

Hotel Puente Romano, luxury hotel in Andalucia, Spain

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa

Hotel Puente Romano is a coastal resort built in the style of an Andalusian village, with white washed walls and colourful bougainvilleas - and the blissful addition of a Six Senses Spa.

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel has set itself a modest goal - to be the finest luxury family resort in Europe. We like what we see so far.

Pine Cliffs Resort

Pine Cliffs Resort

Pine Cliffs is an immaculate, five-star resort set above the ochre cliffs of Portugal’s Algarve coast between Faro and Albufeira.

Martinhal Lisbon Cascais

Martinhal Lisbon Cascais

Situated on the Lisbon coast, Martinhal Lisbon Cascais is a stylish, child-friendly hotel. Designed by award-winning Lisbon architect João Paciencia and landscaped by the legendary Francisco Cabra, the hotel exudes a neat, modern feel throughout.

Six Senses Douro Valley

Six Senses Douro Valley

Six Senses Douro Valley is the quintessential modern boutique hotel – a tasteful and contemporary renovation of a classic 19th-century manor house offering all the mod-est cons in elegant surroundings.

Sublime Comporta

Sublime Comporta

Sublime Comporta is a trendy country house retreat; it’s sleek, it's chic, plus the stunning beaches of Comporta are relatively unexplored and luxury hotels have yet to monopolise the area.

Areias do Seixo

Areias do Seixo

Areias do Seixo is a great new addition to Portugal’s portfolio of boutique hotels. It's properly quirky, and less than an hour from Lisbon so works well in combo with the capital.

Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

From the owners of the Masserias San Domenico and Cimono respectively comes Borgo Egnazia, the single smartest luxury hotel on the Puglian coast, with private villas for families and a boutique hotel for couples.

Santa Caterina Hotel, luxury hotel in Italy

Santa Caterina

Founded in 1880 and run ever since by succeeding generations of the Gambardella family, the Santa Caterina is one of the great hotels of the Amalfi Coast.

Exterior at Hotel Romazzino, luxury hotel in Italy

Hotel Romazzino

One of the finest hotels on the exclusive Costa Smeralda of north eastern Sardinia, and child-friendly? Yes, they've cracked it.

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Chia Laguna Resort

Chia Laguna Resort, on the stunning southern coastline of Sardinia, consists of three hotels booked on a half board basis and a range of villas that pull off that most difficult of tricks – appealing to both families and couples (although couples might want to avoid the school holidays!)

Castello di Casole

Castello di Casole

Castello Di Casole is part of one of the largest private estates in Italy, with 4200 acres of pristine Tuscan countryside surrounding a beautifully restored 19th century castle.

Castiglion del Bosco

Castiglion del Bosco

For a taste of life on a grand Tuscan estate, a stay at Castiglion del Bosco is highly recommended. There are a mere 4,500 acres for guests to explore but the first decision is whether to stay in one of the 23 immaculate suites in Il Borgo, formerly the estate’s central hub, or in one of nine farmhouse villas dotted around the estate and available for private hire.

Garden at Villa D'Este, luxury hotel in Italy

Villa D'Este

The main house, known as the Cardinal’s Villa, dates back to 1568 and contains the majority of the rooms and suites, with the rest housed in the nineteenth-century Queen's Pavilion.

Hotel Rosa Alpina, Dolomites, Italy

Hotel Rosa Alpina

Hotel Rosa Alpina is located in the small village of San Cassiano, in the northern Italian province of Bolzano, and is owned and managed by the Pizzinini family (members of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group). Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Dolomites the hotel has a warm atmosphere of a chic alpine lodge, with log fires and décor based on natural materials such as wood and linen.

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

Overlooking Mirabello Bay and just a short hop from the infamous Spinalonga Bay – the setting for Victoria Hislop’s book The Island - Domes of Elounda is in a simply stunning setting, with bags of history to boot.

Amirandes

Amirandes

A member of the Grecotel family, this all singing all dancing hotel follows its siblings and caters for all.

Daios Cove

Daios Cove

Crete is neat, and Daios Cove might just be our favourite place on the island, particularly for families.

Kinsterna

Kinsterna

Four miles from the vast rock citadel of Monemvasia, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa was once a medieval manor house that has been lovingly converted into an immaculate boutique hotel in 18 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and eucalyptus and cypress trees.

The Romanos, Costa Navarino

The Romanos, Costa Navarino

The Costa Navarino development has the immaculate Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda region firmly in its sites. The pitch is pretty much identical – luxury hotels and villas in a highly controlled (and seriously beautiful) environment where one of the main aims is to retain the physical charm of the region while providing superb resorts and services for discerning guests.

Citta dei Nicliana exterior

Citta dei Nicliani

Discover the family-run Citta dei Nicliani hotel, located in Greece’s Mani Peninsula and surrounded by olive trees. Built during the mid-18th century, the property is a listed building and its exposed stone walls and wooden ceiling beams hark back to this historic heritage.

Perivolas veranda

Perivolas

Perivolas is an immaculate Aegean retreat and one of the most famous hotels in Greece.

Grace Santorini

Grace Santorini

The ultra-luxurious Grace Santorini is made up of typical Cycladic white houses carved into the hillside high above the volcanic caldera and is the perfect place from which to watch the island’s famed sunset.

Danai Beach Resort & Villas

Danai Beach Resort & Villas

A member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ group, The Danai Beach Resort & Villas is a luxurious boutique hotel on Sithonia - the middle prong of the trident that makes up Halkidiki. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, pine forests, white sand beaches and turquoise sea, this part of the world is Greece at its very best.

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, luxury hotel in Italy

Verdura Resort

Located on the South coast of Sicily, this luxury Rocco Forte property caters for all, with extensive grounds, a sea front location, and fantastic facilities including a world class championship golf course.

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