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Boutique Hotels – 5 reasons to choose them!

Boutique hotels – 5 Reasons why you should stay in one!

No matter which part of the world you travel to, where you stay makes a massive impact on your overall travel experience.

What are boutique hotels after all?

Many of you might have heard the term ‘Boutique hotel’ taking shape in the last couple of years (in India). Well, Boutique hotels are not the regular branded luxury chain of hotels we see almost everywhere. These are concept hotels built around the idea of a unique, wholesome experience. The term first found home back in the 1980’s in New York, where multi storied bungalow’s and apartments were being turned into artistic hotels focusing on giving their guests a taste of the city’s culture and a unique experience altogether.

The concept of boutique hotels has taken over the Indian travel market recently. With almost all cities having their own versions of culture-centric holidays homes and boutique stays, guests are opting out of multi-chain hotels and opting in with more experience centric boutique hotels. I did the same before booking my Goa trip last month. I researched and stayed at the tamarind hotel, which has a very Greek themed design, offering a mini library, a family pool with an attached pool bar.

If you’re a gypsy soul, a wanderer or just a travel lover looking for offbeat options, a boutique hotel is a great option. Here are five reasons why you should skip the regular hotels for a character filled experience at a boutique hotel for your next vacay!

1. Interesting Architecture

No two boutique hotels are the same. Seriously. Each of them boasts a varied style of architecture. Most of these hotels opt for local architects or designers who are well accustomed with the local culture. Their design focuses on giving their guests a cultural feel, a home away from home. Most of the boutique hotels book a fascinating history, one you can share over-the-table conversations with the owners and the staff.

2. Chic Design

You won’t find any outdated furnishings in their rooms. The intimacy of the chic design and the fact that most of these hotels are designed around varied concepts, adds to the thrill and excitement of staying in one.

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3. Location

Most of the luxury chain digs are located centrally. Which is probably one of the biggest reasons for tourists around the world to stay in them. But boutique hotels are located in some of the most hip-like urban corners of the city. Just imagine waking up in an environment full of character spray painted walls, chic-like cafes, underground bars, and local restaurants, all at an arms distance? Yep! That’s what I am talking about.

Boutique hotel - portugal

4. The WOW-factor

If you have ever been to more than two boutique hotels, you would have observed how each of them would host at least one surprise element. I stayed at a boutique hotel in Copenhagen last winters, and they had the most gorgeous chic-themed terrace hideout with a barbeque in the centre and cozy fur rugs on each of their differently coloured and shaped couches. Not to brag about my stay, but god, the owner of the Boutique hotel had a hidden store with a massive collection of wines from across the world. You name the wine, and chances are she had it! (You are drooling, not me!).

Umm… what was I talking about? Oh-yeah the WOW-Factor! Interesting art pieces, board games, hidden swimming pools, these hotels have something up their sleeve to make your stay memorable.

Boutique hotels spain/ booking.com

5. Personal Attention

Boutique hotels are built for a small number. They cater to limited guests at a time. With less than 50 rooms in store, these hotels aim at offering personal attention to all their inmates. The staff is familiarly engaged with their guests, pays personal attention to their preferences and caters customised service. Now who wouldn’t like an experience so home-worthy?

Boutique hotel Copenhagen/ Booking.com

This was just a tiny listicle of the many reasons you should be opting for a boutique hotel for your next holiday.

If you have had a memorable experience at a boutique hotel, or would like to recommend one, post it in the comments below and I’ll share them up soon.

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Maggie Unzueta
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This sounds so interesting. I might consider staying on Boutique Hotels next time.

Sara Welch
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We stayed in a boutique hotel in Carmel, CA and it was so cozy and charming; they are the best!

sincerelymissj
Guest

I love boutique hotels for the same reason you mentioned for it’s uniqueness and wholesome experience.

terristeffes
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terristeffes

We seek out the boutique hotels as often as we can. We love the especially personal attention!

Kumamonjeng
Guest

I travel often and love to try out once on the boutique hotel. I love the interesting layout and vibe of the boutique hotel

oiye
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oiye

After working so hard, during my summer vacation this year, i will definitely consider staying one of the best boutique hostels around. Boutique hotels are so unique in designs

John Mulindi
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I am yet to visit Boutique hotels, this post gives me enough reasons to consider them. Thanks.

Kat Nelson
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Yes, I love smaller hotels and B&Bs! I love the more unique, personal experiences.

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courtney isgett
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I had never heard of boutique hotels before, it was interesting to learn about them. Sounds awesome.

twinspirational
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twinspirational

We love boutique hotels too! They are sometimes so much better than the big chains.

clairebeary94
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Yesss, these are all the reasons why I choose boutique hotels. Mainly, their architecture and interior design are popping.

Catherine
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These look like really nice places to stay while traveling. Thanks for sharing!

Chelle Dizon
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I think Boutique Hotels are also a good option to try because they also have amazing ambiance and a lot to offer.

Jenne Kopalek
Guest

I love boutique hotels and bed and breakfast. They have so much more character!

Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood
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i’ll ave to think about this. you make a great arguement

Khushboo Motihar (@kbmotihar)
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I always love choosing boutique hotels over chain hotels. They have a personality and I love the fact that they are unique, one of its kind properties.

Courtney
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Courtney

I love boutique hotels!!!! They always have a unique charm to them! They make your trip extra unique

Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl)
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I also love boutique hotels! So stylish, always making more up to it, very nice way to take the whole vacation stay on a whole different level

Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
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I adore boutique hotels! ? I am definitely a gypsy soul. These photos are just beautiful too – that first one would be my dream place!

Lydia Smith
Guest

I totally agree with you. No two boutique hotels are the same. The decor is everything I look out for when choosing a boutique hotel.

Stacie
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Oh wow! Thank you so much for this great post. I have never heard of boutique hotels before. I MUST start staying in them when I travel. They sound amazing.

ELENA TOMA
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ELENA TOMA

Most of the time I go for small hotels or boutique hotels just because they sometimes are cleaner, better location and also more affordable.

AlwaysCarryOn.com
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I love boutique hotels! As a travel blogger myself, I always choose boutique hotels x

Create. Play. Travel.
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Create. Play. Travel.

This place looks awesome. I love staying in unique places that have great views or special amenities.

Jacque Hooper
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Jacque Hooper

Some of my best experiences while traveling have been the boutique hotels I’ve stayed in! So quaint and charming; it feels like home!

wandertocapture
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I so love this one! It’s so damn interesting and so different from what you write usually! ??

Catherine Santiago Jose
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Catherine Santiago Jose

I will definitely find this kind of hotel and will check in to experience a unique surroundings. I love this kind of post wherein we get to know something beautiful and amazing place like this to visit.

Nicole Bertrand
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I love staying in boutique hotels too. And we even got married in one!

Shannon Gurnee
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I hadn’t heard of this hotel chain before. I would love to check out Boutique Hotels in the future.