Want to Know the World’s Best Boutique Hotels?

Ayushi Vanzara

9th Mar'21

“People forget years and remember moments”

-Ann Beattie

 

And there’s no better way of collecting moments than travelling!

When one hears travelling, two things pop in their head- Places to visit and Places to stay. 

Everyone has different tastes when it comes to staying options as there are several. And one such option is the Boutique Hotel!

 

What is a Boutique Hotel?

Boutique Hotel is a small hotel with a unique personalised theme or touch, usually with accommodating capacity ranging from 10 to 100 rooms. These hotel rooms are curated in a way that people take away enduring memories. If you are one of those people who like to stay in places that are like handcrafted art or have personal and cultural touch, then boutique hotels are the place you are seeking.

 

Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it? If your soul just screamed “YES!”, then let me take you on a visual ride of the world’s best boutique hotels for different categories.

 

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel: Emaho Sekawa Resort, Fiji, South Pacific

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Emaho Sekawa Resort is located on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island. This resort is surrounded by astonishing picturesque sights of the Pacific Ocean, Savusavu Bay Coastline and nearby Mountain Range. The resort gives authentic Fiji vibes amidst the ocean and rainforest wrapped in luxury.

 

Apart from the spectacular scenic beauty that the resort offers, there are several activities that you can experience like:

  • Scuba Diving and Water-sports

  • Boat Excursions

  • Sports Fishing

  • Hiking & Waterfalls

If you want to run away from your stressful lifestyle and relax, then this hidden paradise in the tropical rainforest of Fiji’s island is the desirable place for you.
 

World's Best Culinary Excellence Hotel: Awarta Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, Bali, Indonesia

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Awarta is a secluded sanctuary located in the corners of Bali surrounded by beautiful landscaping and Bonsai trees. 

They offer different types of villas and suites for their guests intending to make every guest feel like a king or queen. The infrastructure of the hotel is a beautiful fusion of traditional Balinese and Chinese architecture along with all the modern amenities.

You can try their famous ancient healing technique- Thevana Spa or you could sign up for Balinese Cooking Class.

 

The resort offers multiple activities and excursions like:

  • Elephant Safari Park

  • Tegenungan Waterfall

  • Tirta Empul Temple

  • Ulun Danu Beratan

  • Tari Kecak

  • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Awarta means ‘treasure’ and that’s what this hotel represents for Bali.

Must Read: Bikepacking During the Pandemic: Trending Upwards

 

World's Best City Explorer Hotel: Riad Kheirredine, Marrakech, Morocco

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Riad Kheirredine is known to be an oasis of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the wild city that Marrakech is.

Each room in this hotel is a unique mix of Moroccan and Italian contemporary style, providing ultimate comfort and relaxation. No two rooms are the same. The Riad is introspective and intimate. 

They offer Hammam and Spa, Hammam being the oldest bathing tradition in the world and a ritual that is a key part of Moroccan culture. They use all-natural ingredients for Hammam such as black soap, rose-based clay masks, argan oil, orange blossom and salts.

To enjoy Moroccan hospitality, a luxurious Hammam, and sumptuous fusion cuisine, one must visit the Riad Kheirredine- an intimate escape, an adventure.

 

World’s Best Chic Elegance Hotel: Arctic Light Hotel, Rovaniemi, Finland

 

                        

                        Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Arctic Light Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel situated in the heart of Lapland-Rovaniemi. 

This stylish hotel that opened its doors in 2015 was earlier a 1950’s building and former City Hall of Rovaniemi. This urban Arctic hideaway offers a unique combination of Lappish heritage and the ultimate in a contemporary style.

In Rovaniemi, nature is the crowning beauty of the city. No matter what time of the year you visit Arctic Light Hotel, there are plenty of once-in-a-lifetime Lapland activities and sights to see and experience.

 

Activities differ seasonally. To name a few:

Winter Activities

  • Northern light hunting

  • Husky or reindeer safari

  • Snowmobile ride

  • Ice swimming

  • Ice floating

  • Sauna & wellbeing

  • Ranua Wildlife Park

  • Cultural experiences

    • Korundi House of Culture

    • Pilke Science Centre

    • Arktikum Museum

Spring Activities

  • Ice fishing

  • Snowmobile ride on the river

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Northern Lights Hunting

  • Reindeer or Husky Safari

  • Ranua Wildlife Park

  • Cultural experiences

    • Korundi House of Culture

    • Pilke Science Centre

    • Arktikum Museum

Summer Activities

  • River Cruises

  • Watersports

  • Midnight sun tours

  • Sauna & Wellbeing

  • Visit a Reindeer farm

  • Ranua Wildlife Park

  • Hiking or Biking 

  • Fishing

  • Cultural experiences

    • Korundi House of Culture

    • Pilke Science Centre

    • Arktikum Museum

Autumn Activities

  • Northern Light Hunting

  • Wild Berry picking

  • Moose Safari

  • Reindeer or Husky Safari

  • Ranua Wildlife Park

  • Hiking or Biking

  • Fishing

  • Cultural experiences

    • Korundi House of Culture

    • Pilke Science Centre

    • Arktikum Museum

 

World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel: Hotel TwentySeven, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

     

     Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

The hotel is an extraordinary and sensational suite boutique hotel located on Dam square overlooking the eminent monument and the Royal Palace.

The outstanding design of this luxurious hotel, for which it’s famous for, has been brought to life by the renowned designer Wim van de Oudeweetering. 

Hotel TwentySeven is a visual treat to be in.

If you want to feel privileged, then you must visit this place. Private butlers, personal assistants, personal shoppers, personal trainers, private tour guides, nanny services are mere examples of the services offered.

Discover NowIs it Safe To Book A Holiday In 2021? Dos and Don'ts?

 

World's Best Honeymoon Hideaway Hotel: Drake Bay Getaway Resort, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Drake Bay Getaway Resort is located on the southern Pacific side of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The Osa Peninsula is famous for its diversity in animal and plant life, and hence a perfect place for the nature-lover, the adventure tourist and those looking for a relaxing or romantic getaway in paradise.

 

Tours that the resort offer are:

  • Corcovado National Park,( San Pedrillo, Sirena)

  • ‘Bug Lady’ Night Tour

  • Cano Island Biological Reserve

  • Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour

  • Violin Island Tour

  • Mangrove & Bird Island Tour

  • Canopy Tour

  • Horseback Riding Tour

  • Rio Claro -San Josecito Tour

  • Scuba Diving Tour 

  • Sport Fishing Tour

  • Bird Watching Tour

  • Sunset Boat Tour

  • Waterfall Jungle Tour

  • Other such activities

Boutique Hotel Awards describes this hotel as, “A luxurious escape for those seeking nature, adventure and relaxation."

 

World's Best Relaxation Retreat Hotel: Green Spa Resort Stanglwirt, Austria

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Green Spa Resort is a 400 years old family-run wellness and luxury resort welcoming guests since 1722 with its Tyrolean hospitality. 

This hotel is located on the Kitzbühel Alps with breathtaking panoramic views of Wilder Kaiser mountain.

 

The hotel offers various sports such as:

  • Tennis

  • Golf

  • Horse riding & Lipizzaner stud

  • Swimming

  • Hiking & Climbing

  • Mountain biking

  • Running & Nordic Walking

  • Fishing

  • Hunting

  • Cross-Country skiing

  • Skiing & ski school

  • Bowling alley

They also offer various spa treatments one of which is Hari flow treatment. This treatment by Harald Kitz is an in-the-water kind of massage wherein the therapist guides you to move your body in the water, stretching your neck, shoulders, spine and pelvis. This is just an amazing use of the healing power of water and this is not to be missed!

 

World's Most Sustainable Hotel: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, British Columbia, Canada

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

This beauty is situated on Vancouver Island in the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. 

This hotel is only accessible by seaplane marking the beautiful beginning of the journey to Clayoquot.

 

Clayoquot offers several experiences to their guests like:

  • Canyoning

  • Water Sports

  • Horseback Riding

  • Walk the Wildside

  • Sights of the Sound

  • Hiking

  • Archery

  • Fishing

  • Disc Golf

  • Mountain Biking

  • Rock Climbing

  • Tree Climbing 

  • Several Helicopter adventures that are worthy of lifetime memories

The company that runs this lodge is committed to make luxury sustainable and it can be seen in the lodge's day-to-day interaction with its local natural and cultural surroundings.

 

World's Most Stunning Views: Hanging Gardens of Bali

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

As the name hints, this stunning hotel is located in the Balinese Jungle to give an immersive experience in a natural tropical environment.

Hanging Gardens of Bali is created by 700 local craftsmen using traditional materials and adapting indigenous ideas, the resort took shape in the heart of Ubud. A winding path of 88 steps leads from the reception to the restaurant; built with Feng Shui principles which means infinity and stability of energy: an important factor when building on a 45-degree angle.

Nothing better can be offered than the romantic dining options they offer with the spectacular views of this hotel. They also offer a variety of spa options for your relaxation and multiple activities.


World's Best Family Hotel: Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge, Greater Kruger, South Africa

 

Image Courtesy: Boutique Hotel Awards

 

Chitwa Chitwa is situated within the rolling savanna of Kruger National Park. The hotel has been transformed into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, much like an oasis of conservation.

Chitwa offers Houses if you do not want to stay in suites.

We all know South Africa is known for its wildlife and so is this resort. Safari at Chitwa is one of the people's favourite memories of the place.

They also have a Daily Programme fixed for touring if you want to opt for that along with several other activities and facilities.

One of the best hotels to weave memories as a Family.

 

Sit Back, Relax and just go through the pictures of these awesome beauties to get you thinking about how wonderful the actual visit experience would be!

 

Let us know your views in the comment section below.

 

We, at OpenGrowth, are continually looking for trending startups in the ecosystem. If you want to know any further information about the startup ecosystem or have any mind-boggling ideas, do refer to the other blogs at OpenGrowth. If you have any suggestions, do let us know in the comment section below.

Ayushi is currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy. No secrets there that she loves to read!  She believes words have the power of healing and is a medium that can convey like no other. She hopes to connect with people through her empathy, thoughtfulness, and by adding value to their lives.

Comments

Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months! See how it works. What'sApp : +393512615163 I want to testify about Dark Web blank atm cards which can withdraw money from any atm machines around the world. I was very poor before and have no job. I saw so much testimony about how Dark Web hackers send them the atm blank card and use it to collect money in any atm machine and become rich. Email : carolblankatmcard@gmail.com Hangout : carolblankatmcard@gmail.com What'sApp : +393512615163 They also sent me the blank atm card. I have used it to get 90,000 dollars. withdraw the maximum of 5,000 USD daily. The Dark Web is giving out cards just to help the poor. Hack and take money directly from any atm machine vault with the use of an atm programmed card which runs in automatic mode.

Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months! See how it works. What'sApp : +393512615163 I want to testify about Dark Web blank atm cards which can withdraw money from any atm machines around the world. I was very poor before and have no job. I saw so much testimony about how Dark Web hackers send them the atm blank card and use it to collect money in any atm machine and become rich. Email : carolblankatmcard@gmail.com Hangout : carolblankatmcard@gmail.com What'sApp : +393512615163 They also sent me the blank atm card. I have used it to get 90,000 dollars. withdraw the maximum of 5,000 USD daily. The Dark Web is giving out cards just to help the poor. Hack and take money directly from any atm machine vault with the use of an atm programmed card which runs in automatic mode.

Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months! See how it works. What'sApp : +393512615163 I want to testify about Dark Web blank atm cards which can withdraw money from any atm machines around the world. I was very poor before and have no job. I saw so much testimony about how Dark Web hackers send them the atm blank card and use it to collect money in any atm machine and become rich. Email : carolblankatmcard@gmail.com Hangout : carolblankatmcard@gmail.com What'sApp : +393512615163 They also sent me the blank atm card. I have used it to get 90,000 dollars. withdraw the maximum of 5,000 USD daily. The Dark Web is giving out cards just to help the poor. Hack and take money directly from any atm machine vault with the use of an atm programmed card which runs in automatic mode.