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Best Boutique Hotels 2014

Not a fan of large luxury hotels? The world's best luxury boutique hotels are the right choice for your check-in. Small luxury boutique hotels offer an alternative to the typical luxury hotel experience. Expect intimate settings with full service accommodations. These tiny gems offer personalized service, hip exteriors and exquisite furnishings. Many boutique hotels are located in historic buildings, both city and country, that are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. If you want a completely different luxury hotel experience, check out the World’s Best list of the top boutique hotels.
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21c Museum Hotel Louisville | Louisville, KY, United States

Voted #1 Hotel in the South in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Readers Choice Awards 2012, 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky is the first of its kind-- a 90-room hotel dedicated to world-class luxuries, Southern-style hospitality and contemporary art from living artists. Nestled in the heart of Museum Row and downtown Louisville,...


Abigail's Hotel | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Abigail's Hotel is a unique and romantic boutique bed and breakfast hotel is conveniently nestled at the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac surrounded by quaint English gardens and friendly residential homes. Intimately housed in a 1930’s heritage Tudor mansion, the hotel blends the romance and charm of the past with all the comforts...


Amansara | Siem Reap, Cambodia

Amansara (deriving from the Sanskrit "aman", peace, and "apsara", the heavenly nymphs of ancient Hindu mythology) opened in December 2002 in Siem Reap, the cultural heartland of ancient Khmer civilization. It is an ideal venue for exploring the Angkor complex and its surrounds. Amansara, formerly the guest villa...


Aria Hotel Prague | Prague, Czech Republic

One of the world’s leading musical destinations, Prague, with its rich cultural heritage, served as the inspiration for architecture firm Spatium best known for their work for Gianni Versace. Architect Rocco Magnoli, along with his partner Lorenzo Carmellini, was commissioned to create a beautiful and architecturally distinctive...


Belmond Casa De Sierra Nevada | San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

A cluster of historic buildings at the centre of the city, the charming Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada offers the ultimate Mexican experience. Cool, leafy gardens, stone arches and traditional wooden doors surround pretty courtyards lit by lanterns as night falls. Peaceful though this is - especially when within the tranquil Laja...



Opened in June 2012 in a tranquil plaza behind Cuzco's main square, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a former palace and convent that emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city's most exclusive hotels. This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where...


Casa Angelina | Amalfi Coast, Italy

Ease into Casa Angelina's welcoming embrace, and leave a little of the world behind you, safe in the knowledge that you will find the time and space to rediscover those forgotten rhythms of long days and easy nights. The timeless elegance of style and service combines with cosseting accommodation, gourmet cuisine, restorative wellness...


Diamonds Star of the East | Zanzibar, Tanzania

Diamonds Star of the East is a magnificent luxury, private sanctuary of 11 exclusive villas with their own plunge pool and a tastefully furnished terrace just 5 minutes from Nungwi beaches. Villas also feature a covered Makuti patio and a large tropical garden to enjoy exclusive privacy and the supreme view over the Indian Ocean...


Eichardts Private Hotel | Queenstown, New Zealand

Eichardt's opulent suites invite guests to soak up a sense of quiet before exploring one of the world's truly remarkable locations. The hotel provides accommodation in five luxurious suites with stunning lake and mountain views. The historic building is in the premium lakefront position at the heart of Queenstown's cafe and restaurant...


Hotel Zaza Dallas | Dallas, TX, United States

Walk through our doors and into a magical place where your delight is our desire. Everything from our extravagantly lush furnishings to our quietly attentive staff has been thoughtfully designed for the definitive indulgent experience. Welcome to Hotel ZaZa. Located in the Business, Arts and Entertainment District of Uptown...


Katikies The Hotel | Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Greece

A legendary Oia Santorini Hotel in a Unique Location. Inspiring deep emotions of enchantment and fascination, The Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its leading luxury, unparallel services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment in Oia Santorini, inviting...


Londa Hotel | Yermasoyia, Limassol, Cyprus

Londa Hotel is Cyprus's first couture hotel. A refined, contemporary property, the 68-room boutique hotel is set back from the bustle of Limassol, its shore-side setting reflecting the aura of calm and elegance. The Londa Hotel's pool and terrace are fabulous locations to lap up the Mediterranean sun, or enjoy cocktails in the evening. A...


Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Arusha, Tanzania

Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is...


Olive Boutique Hotel | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Inspired by the "art de vivre," O:live Boutique Hotel presents a unique style of relaxed luxury and intimacy. Its prime location and artistique atmosphere makes this charming boutique hotel part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Behind every detail in O:live lies a story. The Boutique is divided into four areas: Morocco,...


Shoreditch House | London, United Kingdom

Opened in June 2007, Shoreditch House occupies the top three floors and roof of a renovated warehouse in London's East End. Its rooftop space has recently been extended with the addition of the Garden and Lazy Lawn. Adjacent to the club are a Cowshed Relax and a renovated pub containing 26 bedrooms for overnight stays. Food and drink...



Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, The Inn at the Roman Forum boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, Roman Forum, and Venice Square. It is represented by Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is the only luxury residence in...


The PAND Hotel | Bruges, Belgium

The PAND Hotel, an 18th century carriage house, has been converted to a 26-bedroom boutique hotel. The PAND is a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel is owned by the family Stuyts and you will be welcomed by an enthusiastic and dedicated team. This unique lifestyle hotel has been decorated in a very distinguished...


The Upper House | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Upper House’s 117 rooms, all featuring scenic harbour or island views, including 21 suites and 2 penthouses, begin at 730sq ft – the largest in Hong Kong. Bathrooms of over 300 sq ft framed with panoramic windows, come with walk-in rain showers, dressing area and deep soaking baths. Cafe Gray Deluxe, a 21st century...


The Waterhouse at South Bund | Shanghai, Huangpu District, China

The Waterhouse at South Bund, located on the banks of the Shanghai's Huangpu River, inexorably raises the city's boutique hotel stakes, leaving its competitors trailing hopelessly behind. Its 19 guestrooms, destination restaurant, rooftop bar and enormous all-purpose event space produce an exhilarating atmosphere and breathe new...


The White Barn Inn | Kennebunk Beach, ME, United States

The White Barn Inn has been ranked one of the top 15 hotels in New England by the Conde Nast Travelers Readers' Choice Awards. White Barn Inn Restaurant has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. The restaurant is the recipient of the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond Award for the 12th consecutive year, the only restaurant...


Winvian | Morris, CT, United States

Winvian, a one of a kind romantic luxury getaway set amidst 113 acres of nature and serenity, was created to recharge and indulge all of the senses in a unique way. It features 18 individually architecturally designed cottages and The Hadley Suite which complement our Spa, Restaurant and Gordon Brown House. All are nestled...