For most people, travelling is all about the destinations, the cities you visit and the people you encounter. However, a vital part of every travelling experience is accommodation, since the longer your journey lasts, the more comfortable you wish to be in your "home away from home". This is why some hotels, also known as boutique hotels, have been designed to not only offer you the very basics of accommodation, but also to make your stay there a unique experience in and of itself. The category of boutique hotels is a truly elusive one, since there is no clear-cut definition. Boutique hotels have individually decorated or themed rooms and they are usually small with a few rooms, or they may even be designer hotels. Still, every boutique hotel is a different, unique case that may not follow the norm. Today, we have gathered 8 utterly charming boutique hotels from all over the world and we invite you to delve into their magical world with us!
Our journey begins in the USA, with The George Washington Hotel which is located in Washington, Pennsylvania. A truly unique historic boutique hotel, it features luxurious and elegantly appointed vintage suites, each one of which is named after a famous personality. Guests can indulge in the luxurious services provided by the hotel's staff, while staying at the Al Capone, the Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, the JFK or the Harry S. Truman suites, just to name a few. Surrounded by the vintage style furniture and the elegant atmosphere, guests can not only enjoy their stay in this historic place, but also host various events, since the hotel also offers wonderful venues for a plethora of purposes.
Surrounded by lush vegetation, pristine landscapes and offering a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere for guests to thoroughly enjoy their vacation, Lake Serenity Resort & SPA is a gem among the boutique hotels of the world. The hotel has been selected as one of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, as well as in the Ratnapura area, and it promotes ecological and sustainable lifestyle, providing accommodation which combines modern luxury with traditional Sri Lankan elements.
Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid is located in the centre of Madrid, Spain, and it is a designer boutique hotel like no other. Every nook and cranny of this hotel is elegantly and luxuriously designed, from the thoughtfully decorated rooms, lofts and suites, to the lobby and its lounge and dining spaces. Stunning interiors and designer elements surround the guests in every step they take, while the hotel also provides Asian-inspired wellness facilities, making every guest's experience of this hotel as unique and memorable as possible.
When talking about elegant boutique hotels, it is hard not to mention Ellerman House, a majestic European-style accommodation that graces Cape Town's Bantry Bay in South Africa. With breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean, Ellerman House features 13 individually decorated and appointed rooms as well as 2 utterly elegant private villas, each one of which reflects a European-style opulence and grandeur, creating a unique and charming atmosphere. The hotel also features the Ellerman House Art Collection, a carefully curated collection of South African art pieces, relaxing spa facilities, as well as an award-winning Wine Gallery.
Merely an hour outside the lively Reykjavík, ION Adventure Hotel is one of the most impressive boutique hotels in Iceland. Its unique and contemporary design, along with its eco-friendly and stylish facilities and amenities, make this hotel a truly unique experience of its own. It features 24 deluxe rooms and 21 standard rooms, each one carefully decorated in inimitable Icelandic style with floor-to-ceiling windows so that guests can fully appreciate the magnificent views over the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant or across the lava fields towards the Thingvellir National Park. Every room has fair-trade organic linens, hypoallergenic beds and environmentally friendly showers.
Tucked away in the heart of the tranquil and idyllic Chiang Mai in Thailand, Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is a charming boutique hotel that combines the opulent architectural traditions of the former Lanna kingdom with a distinct colonial style. This small hotel features 30 elegant and cosy rooms, each one boasting luxurious decoration and furnishings, in order to create a familiar and homey atmosphere where guests can truly relax and unwind. The hotel's personalised services, captivating surroundings and peaceful environment make it a favourite among guests.
An 18th century countryhouse, positioned majestically on the banks of the Boyne River in the amazing landscape of County Meath, Ireland, Bellinter House is certain to provide every guest with an enchanting and luxurious boutique hotel experience. The property features 35 uniquely styled rooms that exude period glamour and aim to offer the utmost comfort and relaxation to all guests. Whether you're seeking a tranquil Irish countryside retreat to recharge your batteries, or a luxurious period mansion to host your fairytale wedding or event, Bellinter House is the ideal boutique destination.
Amsterdam is a charming, magnificent city that captivates the hearts of every guest, and The Toren hotel, located in the centre of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, fully encapsulates this feeling. Boasting a long history dating back to the 17th century, the hotel is housed in two classical Dutch canal houses and offers 40 lavish and luxurious rooms which feature velvet wallpapers and rich patterns in red, gold, black and purple colours. The hotel's thoughtful and luxurious accommodation combined with the city's unique charm is bound to make your stay there thoroughly unforgettable.
Did we whet your appetite for style and luxury? With such unique and stylish spaces, boutique hotels surely invite us to think outside of the box and make choices off the beaten path. Our collection currently comprises more than 30.000 boutique hotels around the globe and all of them are readily available for you to discover! So don't be afraid to spice up your accommodation choices next time you'll find yourself on the road, since boutique hotels are an experience not to be missed!
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