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Located amongst the restaurants, galleries and boutiques at the heart of vibrant Palermo, the Legado Mitico is a charming 1920’s townhouse and boutique hotel a short taxi ride away from central Buenos Aires.
Located at the heart of the bohemian neighbourhood Palermo surrounded by stylish restaurants, boutiques and galleries, the Nuss is a charming, small chic hotel which opened its doors in 2009. Originally a classic Spanish-style convent, the hotel blends modern contemporary décor with the property’s traditional character to create one of Buenos Aires’ best considered hotels.
Located at the heart of San Telmo surrounded by galleries, antique shops and museums, the Moreno Buenos Aires is a sumptuous boutique hotel that honours the classic Art Deco architectural style of the original, 1920’s landmark office block.
A converted 1920’s townhouse at the heart of the vibrant suburb of Palermo, the Bobo is a hip, modern boutique hotel with stylish minimalist décor and furniture.
Tucked away in the attractive, white-washed cobbled streets of Cachi, El Cortijo is a small, charming guesthouse a stroll away from the central plaza and the 18th century colonial church.
Perched on a hill above the town of Calafate with commanding panoramic views over Lago Argentino, the Esplendor Calafate is the first contemporary, boutique hotel of its kind in the area.
Set in 60 acres of rolling vines against a back-drop of the majestic snow-capped Andes, Cavas is a sumptuous, award-winning boutique hotel that offers the very height of luxury in Mendoza.
Beautifully designed blending colonial grandeur with modern comfort and style, the hotel is ringed with world class vineyards and within easy reach of the airport.
Just outside the town of Chacras de Coria a short distance from central Mendoza, Finca Adalgisa is a charming boutique hotel and family run winery set amidst 5 acres of fruit trees and 80 year old Malbec vines.
Set amidst lush gardens at the edge of Purmamarca some 3 hours’ drive from Salta, the Manantial del Silencio is a splendid, mock colonial estancia with captivating views towards the “rock of seven colours” at the foot of the surrounding red-rock mountains.
The height of rustic elegance, the House of Jasmines is a stunning boutique country retreat located in the hills just outside Salta with distant views of the Andes.
The Legado Mitico Salta is a sumptuous boutique hotel and sensitively renovated manor house at the heart of the city.
Taking its inspiration from Salta’s rich heritage, the Legado Mitico oozes sophisticated elegance cleverly blending regional textiles and handcrafts with classic period furniture and rich oil paintings.
Style and luxury at the heart of the picturesque Lake District, the Aldebaran is an enchanting boutique hotel some 23km from Bariloche that commands breathtaking views across Lake Nahuel Huapi. Nestled amidst lush forest with the mountains Cerro Lopez and Cerro Campanario rising high above the water, the Aldebaran is a secluded, hideaway hotel, a welcome escape from the bustle of town.
Nestled deep in the remote wilderness of the Valdes Peninsula, Rincon Chico is a charming, family-run estancia and working sheep ranch. Dating back to the turn of the 20th century, the estancia retains its traditional character and exudes warmth and elegance throughout from its handsome wraparound veranda to the intimate, living spaces.
A colonial mansion and museum to the rich history and architecture of the city, the Hotel La Casona is a unique boutique hotel right at the historic heart of La Paz.
The Parador Santa Maria La Real is a sumptuously restored 18th century mansion and hotel that captures the very essence of Sucre, Bolivia’s most enchanting colonial city. Located just one block from the main plaza, it is a stroll away from the cathedral set amongst glorious townhouses, historic churches and lofty spires.
Situated on the southern tip of Chief’s Island on a private concession in the splendid Okavango Delta, Sandibe boasts exclusive traversing rights over a vast stretch of land adjacent to 270 Square Kilometre private Moremi Game Reserve.
Tucked into the lush hillside, the Pousada Maravilha is a pretty boutique hotel overlooking the rocky crags and turquoise waters of Baia do Sueste on the north-eastern coast of Fernando do Noronha. It is among the most luxurious options on the archipelago, a stylish retreat that merges seamlessly with the natural landscape.
The Solar da Ponte reflects the historic charm of Tiradentes and is a splendidly refurbished, colonial mansion and now pousada guesthouse right at the heart of town.
Casa Paraty is a four-bedroom villa situated at the heart of the charming colonial town of Paraty, where the cobblestone streets and white-washed houses are hemmed between Atlantic Rainforest and picture-postcard bay.
Paraty’s most exclusive boutique hotel and “pousada”, the Casa Turquesa is a beautiful colonial town-house at the heart of the UNESCO old town, just metres away from the pier and a number of good bars and restaurants.
Pousada do Sandi sits at the very heart of the cobbled old town, a charming colonial guesthouse and once elementary school that is in walking distance of Paraty’s historic landmarks and restaurants.
Art and history combine at the Pousada Arte Urquijo, a small quirky guesthouse next to the Santa Rita church and just metres away from the town pier.
Clinging to a rocky headland at the foot of a steep hill amidst lush Atlantic Rainforest, the Sagu Mini Resort is a charming pousada and boutique hotel with magnificent views out across the bay. From the island capital Abraao, it is a good 15 minute walk along a rocky path or easier still, a short water taxi ride away.
A welcome alternative to Rio’s high-rise towers, the Santa Teresa is a charming boutique hotel and once historic coffee plantation house tucked into the hills above Rio within the colonial suburb Santa Teresa.
The Villa Bahia evokes the colonial glory of Salvador, a beautiful boutique hotel at the very heart of Salvador’s famous Pelourinho. The hotel spans two historic mansions and is located next to the Sao Francisco church, a short stroll from the Praca da Se square which overlooks the gleaming waters of the All Saints Bay.
Behind the splendid colonial façade of a 19th century townhouse, the Casa do Amarelindo is a modern boutique hotel that spills onto the cobbled streets of Salvador’s historic Pelourinho.
The Pousada des Arts is an 18th century, colonial mansion and colourful, boutique “pousada” guesthouse, a short walk away from Salvador’s historic Pelourinho. It has been charmingly restored and offers a vibrant splash of culture and art in a traditional setting.
La Villa was originally constructed in the 1930's, during the French colonial period when the European style of architecture was very fashionable, by a tradesman from Battambang. The proprietor, Mr Eap Heo later bequeathed his home to his two youngest children who then lived in the residence till the coup d'etat in 1975.
Recently re-opened (Dec 2012) after a full refurbishment, Knai Bang Chatt is located in Kep on the south coast of Cambodia, midway between the Vietnamese border and the charming provincial town of Kampot. Kep is 24 km from Kampot and 180 km from the capital Phnom Penh.
The 4 Rivers Ecolodge is an environmentally friendly resort that captures the imagination while offering the luxury and high-end facilities of a four-star plus boutique resort. Located in Tatai, near the Thai border halfway between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, the 4 Rivers offers a remote but accessible experience, off the beaten track and away from the typical tourist trail.
The Amanjaya commands one of the most enviable locations in the city overlooking the mighty Tonle Sap River on Sisowath Quay. It is in a quiet spot, ever harder to find in this bustling city, yet within easy walking distance to the important tourist sights and collection of restaurants and bars.
River 108 is a chic modern, 12-room boutique hotel located just off the Tonle Sap River in central Phnom Penh. It is located toward the northern end of the popular river front entertainment district, often referred to as “The French Quarter”. Along this strip there are dozens of restaurants and bars that cater to an international clientele.
The Governors house is a beautiful boutique hotel located in an upmarket residential suburb just ten minutes drive from the vibrant riverfront area. The property has been beautifully renovated and retains plenty of local charm and character
Terres Rouge guest house is located on the shore of Boeung Kansaign Lake and was once the residence of the governor of the province. It is without doubt the best accommodation in this remote part of Cambodia.
If you are looking for truly boutique chic, this beautifully designed, centrally located collection of just 20 suites, bungalows and rooms set in tropical surrounds will provide a little oasis amongst the beautiful setting of Siem Reap.
The building's graceful colonial 1930’s style architecture provides a stylish sense of peaceful tranquillity from the moment you enter. It is located in the heart of Siem Reap, opposite the Royal Park and within close proximity of World Heritage listed Angkor Temples, the charming old market town of Siem Reap and only 7km from the International airport.
The Shinta Mani Angkor is superbly located in the heart of the old French Quarter of Siem Reap within easy walking distance to the many lively restaurants and night market.
Samar Villas is located in a quiet part of town away from all the big chain hotels and large tour groups. A discrete entrance off a quiet back street reveals a beautifully renovated traditional Angkorian house. The incorporating of Khmer style with a touch of modern design makes the Samar Villas our favourite new boutique to open in Siem Reap in quite some time.
Located just 10 minutes drive from Siem Reap town and 15 mins from Angkor Wat, Sala Lodges is a delightful new property (March 2013) that oozes traditional Cambodian charm and character.
Nestled amidst the bars, restaurants and galleries of Santiago’s most up-and-coming bohemian neighbourhood Lastarria, the Lastarria Boutique Hotel is a lovingly converted, historic town house dating back to the 1920’s.
A new addition to Santiago’s growing collection of boutique hotels, Le Reve is charmingly restored townhouse tucked amidst the leafy avenues of Providencia, one of Santiago’s most attractive suburbs.
The first true boutique hotel in Santiago, The Aubrey rose from the ashes of a decaying 1920’s family mansion and is perched at the foot of the city’s iconic hill Cerro San Cristobal at the heart of the vibrant suburb of Bellavista.
Tucked amongst Valparaiso’s cobbled streets atop Cerro Alegre hill, the Hotel Zero is a charmingly restored, three-storey townhouse, and delightful boutique hotel dating back to the turn of the century.
Tucked amongst Valparaiso’s colourful hills with captivating views across the bay, Casa Higueras is a charmingly restored 1920’s mansion and beautiful boutique hotel.
This wonderful hotel is located in the heart of the sophisticated and cosmopolitan Beijing district of Sanlitun, just steps from some of the city’s finest and most vibrant shopping and nightlife areas home to Beijing’s first open plan shopping mall - The Village Sanlitun (North and South), and is home to both local and international designer boutiques and plenty of restaurants and cafes.
Located in central Beijing in a peaceful courtyard setting, the Red Wall Garden Hotel is around 2km’s from popular attractions like Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Wangfujing shopping street.
The Hotel Cote Cour Beijing is centrally located in the historically-protected Yan Yue hutong area of “Old Beijing”. Yan Yue Hutong used to be the rehearsal area of the royal musicians and dancers and actors in Ming dynasty.
The Linden Centre is located in the small town of Xizhou in southwest China’s beautiful Yunnan province and offers the more intrepid traveler a true immersion into authentic China. The Linden Centre promotes a different kind of tourism that focuses on the culture and traditions of the Bai people who inhabit the town of Xizhou and the neighboring small city of Dali.
Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake in Hangzhou. The 20-minute drive along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues from the centre of Hangzhou takes you past the botanical gardens and inner waterways of West Lake, to the temples and village of Tianzhu. The resort lies just beyond the village, below North Peak and adjacent to the Lingyin and Yongfu Temples.
This boutique luxury designer guesthouse is housed within two historic farmyards built by the area’s Naxi minority tribe located in Shuhe Old Town, far from the madding crowds now found in nearby Lijiang.
Nestled amongst dusty curio shops and traditional noodle restaurants in the old world walled city of Pingyao is the 19-room Jing's Residence. The design of this small boutique hotel echoes harmoniously with its surroundings, which has been established in the former siheyuan (courtyard home) of a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant.
The Gyaltang Dzong Hotel is located a picturesque 15 minute walk (4 minute drive) to the south of Gyaltang Town (Gyaltang is the Tibetan name but known nowadays as Shangri-La or Zhongdian in Chinese language).
A colonial gem at the heart of Bogota, the Hotel de la Opera spills on to the cobbled streets of La Candelaria old town, a stroll away from the cathedral and central plaza. Loving converted into a charming boutique property, the Hotel de la Opera encompasses two historic townhouses and is perched next to the Colon theatre.
The Abadia Colonial is an attractive, family-run guesthouse tucked amongst the cobbled streets of Bogota’s historic Candelaria old town. It is a short stroll away the cathedral and impressive Plaza Bolivar.
Set amidst the cobbled streets of Cartagena’s picturesque old town, the Casa India Catalina is a small, friendly hotel just minutes’ walk from the Plaza Santa Domingo.
A colonial gem at the heart of Cartagena’s enchanting old town, the El Marques is a historic 17th century mansion and charming boutique hotel.
Nestled amidst beautiful townhouses behind an elegant, hand-carved balcony so typical of the walled town, the Marques is the height of sophisticated elegance.
A wonderful haven of tranquility, the Casa Pestagua is a sumptuous colonial mansion and boutique hotel at the very heart of Cartagena’s picturesque old town.
A hip retreat at the heart of Colombia’s most beautiful colonial city Cartagena, La Passion is a historic 18th century mansion loving converted into an enchanting boutique hotel.
The Hacienda Anacaona is a rustic coffee finca and colonial plantation house perched on the edge of the pretty village of San Agustin deep in the rolling hills of Huila department.
Surrounded by lush, semi-tropical gardens with distant views of the verdant countryside, the finca is in perfect striking distance of the magnificent archaeological site of San Agustin.
Style and sophistication at the heart of Santa Marta! Housed in one of Santa Marta’s oldest buildings which dates back to the 1720’s, the Casa del Farol is an elegant boutique hotel just steps away from the cathedral and a short walk to the ocean front promenade.
Located in picturesque grounds at the heart of Colombia’s Coffee Triangle outside Pereira, Hacienda San Jose is an elegant colonial hacienda dating back to the 1880’s.
Art and history combine at the charming Posada de San Antonio, an attractive family-run guesthouse just minutes’ walk from the town’s impressive central plaza. The posada melds seamlessly into the historic architecture of Villa de Leyva, one of Colombia’s most enchanting colonial towns and a treasure trove of cobbled streets, hand-carved wooden balconies and terracotta tiled townhouses.
What more fitting way to experience Monteverde’s famous cloudforest than by staying up in the trees themselves? The first of its kind in the area, the Hidden Canopy Treehouses is a unique boutique hotel shrouded in 13 acres of tropical gardens tucked away between the Monteverde and Santa Elena Forest Reserves.
The Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa is a 12,000 acre ranch which offers a heady mix of adventure and relaxation amongst the wooded foothills of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and National Park.
Contemporary art meets eco-tourism at the stylish Monte Azul, a luxury mountain lodge and 125 acre private reserve located some 3 hour’s drive from San Jose within the lush foothills of Mount Chirripo.
At the heart of the bustling capital San Jose just off the main Paseo Colon avenue, the Hotel Grano de Oro is an elegant Victorian mansion and boutique hotel within easy reach of the city’s galleries, shops and museums.
The Finca Rosa Blanca is beautiful country inn set in magnificent rolling countryside and coffee plantations just 20 minutes’ drive from the international airport.
An impressive tree-lined avenue leads up to the 300 year-old Hacienda La Cienega, one of Ecuador’s oldest colonial estates set on the edge of the Cotopaxi National Park.
A colonial gem at the heart of historic Cuenca, the Mansion Alcazar is an elegant turn-of-the-20th-century townhouse that has been lovingly converted into one of the city’s finest boutique hotels.
A beautiful, colonial estate dating back to the 17th century, Hacienda Cusin is set in 7 acres of magnificent grounds, 1½ hours’ drive from Quito close to the colourful market town of Otavalo.
Spectacularly located amidst 2000 hectares of lush, rolling pastures and forests, Hacienda Zuleta is an historic, working ranch dating back to the 17th century, a 2 hour drive from Quito.
Overlooking the cobbled Plaza San Francisco at the very heart of Quito’s historic old town, the Casa Gangotena is a sumptuous colonial mansion and boutique hotel. Dating back to the days of the conquistadors and lavishly restored, the Casa Gangotena offers a slice of Ecuador’s rich history amidst an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Nestled amidst the bars, restaurants and shops of Quito’s historic centre, the Patio Andaluz is a lovingly converted colonial mansion boutique hotel, a stroll away from the Plaza San Francisco.
Nestled amidst the cobbled streets of Quito’s historic centre, the Casona de La Ronda is a charming converted town-house and boutique hotel that opened its doors in 2011. Dating back to the 1730’s, the striking colonial architecture has been beautifully restored and spills onto La Ronda street, famed for its bohemian atmosphere and local colour.
Lan Kwai Fong is a small square of streets in Central and Western district on Hong Kong Island. Before the Second World War the area was inhabited by hawkers, but slowly transformed in the mid 1980s. Nowadays, it’s a popular expat gathering centre with a notably cosmopolitan atmosphere.
A delightful 10 bedroom heritage property, Raheem Residency is ideally located opposite the beach and within easy access to both Alleppey town and the backwaters.
Ideally located in the heart of Cochin’s old town Brunton Boatyard is a beautiful boutique style hotel boasting spectacular harbour views. Originally a Victorian shipbuilding yard, the property has been delightfully restored, providing luxury accommodation with plenty of heritage charm.
The property features just 17 rooms which are divided into deluxe rooms, roof garden suites and the outstanding Malabar Suite. Each room/suite has been individually decorated in bright, contemporary colours with heavy wood furniture, unusual sculptures and other interesting pieces of art.
Located about an hour’s drive from Darjeeling, in the spectacular foothills of the Himalaya, Glenburn Tea Estate is a simply stunning boutique property situated on a working tea estate.
Located just 45 minutes from Udaipur overlooking the village of Delwara in the heart of the Aravalli hills, sits the magnificent 18th Century Palace - Devi Garh.
Perched on top of the Aravalli Hills, this picture perfect palace cannot fail to impress with its splendid central courtyard, battlements, domes, turrets, and huge gateways. The property has been immaculately restored by the Chundawat family, who reside at the fort and can regularly be found around the grounds chatting with guests.
Surrounded by the spectacular Aravalli hills, Seengh Sagar is the sister property of nearby Deogarh Mahal. An exclusive hideaway with just 4 spacious bedrooms opening onto an inner courtyard this property is ideal for families and couples travelling together.
This beautiful 300 year old colonial house was the former residence of the Governor of Macau and has been sensitively restored into a stunning boutique hotel.
Located around 40 minutes drive north of Jaipur and just 20 minutes from the magnificent Amber Fort, the Tree of life is a beautiful boutique style property with an idyllic setting occupying around 7 acres of land.
Built over 150 years ago by Rawal Sheo Singhji, a Minister in the Jaipur court, Samode Haveli is a stunning heritage property located in the heart of the walled city.
Once the palatial residence of the local ruling clan, Shahpura house was extensively refurbished in 1956, opening its doors to the public in 1992 as a heritage hotel. Family members are still in residence and welcome you into their home.
Situated in the walled city of Jodhpur, at the foot of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and a stone’s throw from the Clock Tower; stands Raas.
Set on a private island in the heart of the backwaters, Philip Kutty’s is a wonderful homestay experience that combines charm and character with excellent, personalised service.
Surrounded by lush tea plantations and just a short drive from Munnar town, Windermere Estate is a charming property and the perfect spot to relax or explore the Western Ghats.
Located in the heart of a cardamom plantation and tea estate about an hour’s drive from Munnar itself, Casa Del Fauno is a delightful property offering a unique homestay style experience. Originally the plantation owner’s holiday home it has been transformed into delightful guesthouse accommodation boasting spectacular views over Munnar.
Located in the small village of Rohet approximately 60kms south of Jodhpur, Rohet Garh is a spectacular 350 year old manor which has been lovingly restored and converted into a unique heritage hotel.
Located in the small town of Samode 42kms north west of Jaipur, the Samode Palace is a spectacular example of regal architecture, effortlessly combining Indian and Mughal styles.
Located off the beaten track between Jaipur and Udaipur, Shahpura Bagh was formally the summer home of the rulers of Shahpura and has been restored to create a beautiful boutique style hotel.
Located 20 minutes outside of Udaipur overlooking the Aravalli hills, sits the stunning heritage hotel – Fateh Garh. Fateh Garh is an example of "Heritage Renaissance" - a term used to describe the laborious transplanting of the stone by stone, pillar by pillar of a heritage structure from a place not very far away to a new context.
One of the most famous hotels in the world, the iconic Taj Lake Palace sits delicately in the middle of lake Pichola. Reached by a short boat ride, the palace was built in 1740 as a summer retreat for the Maharajas, taking advantage of the cool lake breezes.
A luxurious mansion located on the banks of the sacred river Ganges, Nadesar Palace was built by the East India Company to house officers stationed in the Holy city of Varanasi. The Palace was bought by the Maharaja Prabhu Narayan Singh in the late 19th century to offer high quality accommodation to visiting dignitaries and has now been carefully restored by the Taj Group.
Located in the small village of Vazhoor, mid way between Cochin, The Backwaters and Thekkady, Serenity is a former planter’s home surrounded by 25 acres of spices, coffee and rubber plantations.
It is also the sister property to Malabar House, Trinity, Purity, Discovery & Privacy all delightful accommodation options located around the state of Kerala.
This newly opened resort (Dec 2010) is a welcome addition to the luxury hotel offerings in Luang Prabang. Located within easy reach of the main heritage area The Luang Say Residence is just a 10-minute drive from the International Airport and a twenty minute walk from downtown Luang Prabang.
Satri House Hotel is located in the quiet residential area of Ban That Luang. It’s an easy 15 minutes stroll to walk into the historic town centre and the Royal Palace Museum and Mount Phousi. Satri House was built in 1885, and was a residence of a branch of the Lao royal family and the childhood home of Prince Souphanouvong, the resistance leader known as the “Red Prince”.
From the same minds behind the elegantly chic Apsara Hotel, The Apsara Rive Droite is a stylish 9-room property on Luang Prabang’s Nam Khan River. Located across the water from the main town, the hotel is a quiet retreat with all the touches of a top luxury property: a fabulous pool, private verandas or terraces in each room and unobtrusive yet attentive service.
This stunning little boutique hotel, located right in the city centre, is one of the most-requested hotels in Luang Prabang, so please contact us well in advance to secure a booking. The hotel's 2 buildings have been refurbished with great reverence to the original Lao character using time-honoured techniques, wooden floors, traditional silk textiles and clay tiles.
This traditional yet funky hotel occupies two rows of Indochinese shop houses, separated by a working shop, and is located right in the middle of town, overlooking the Nam Khan River. It is one of only a few places to stay along this particular river and offers great views, especially at sunrise.
This hotel was once the home to Laotian royalty and is located just off Namphou Square, right in the heart of Luang Prabang. It has easy access to the city’s key attractions such as the Royal Palace, Mekong River and Mount Phu Si, the 100-meter-high rocky outcrop, with its stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills.
Sala Prabang is located on a special site of historic interest in Luang Prabang. The original stone building was built around the 1880’s and was home to the first prime minister of Laos, His Excellency Khammao. It has been renovated to retain its elegance and character and set amongst 4 individual two-story buildings.
The stunning Muang La Resort is located on the banks of the Nam Pak River in Oudomxay province, northern Laos. The mountains around Muang La are spectacularly beautiful and provide the perfect setting from which to spend a few days exploring the local area.
This wonderful rustic accommodation on the banks of the Nam Ou River is a gem of a property. Facilities are minimal (including no air-conditioning) and accommodation is basic; however, the views to the Nam Ou River and the charming town of Nong Kiau are excellent. It is only a two-minute walk from the bridge into the quaint town of Nong Khiaw.
This small hotel has become a firm favourite in the capital since opening just a few years ago. It is centrally located just a few blocks from the Mekong River, within walking distance of the morning market, and within a kilometre of the victory gate, the important city temples and the National Museum.
Ideally located down a quiet lane in the heart of the capital, the Ansara is a stunning boutique style property that has recently undergone an expansion to increase the number of rooms and add a swimming pool.
This small simple hotel is located overlooking the banks of the Mekong River out towards Don Chan Island and is just a short tuk tuk ride to all the key tourist sites. It has the feel of walking in to a sparse but contemporary modern art gallery; it even refers to itself as an “Art Hotel”.
Originally constructed in 1932, the luxurious Settha Palace Hotel has been restored to its former charm. Re-opened in 1999, French colonial architecture, period furniture, and landscaped gardens are some of the features of this historical landmark in the heart of Vientiane.
Set amidst tea plantations and rolling hills just 200km from KL, this serene boutique hideaway delivers all the grand colonial heritage you associate with the Cameron Highlands – so named after William Cameron, a British Government surveyor who discovered it in 1885 whilst on a mapping expedition.
Anggun Boutique Hotel is in an ideal location on the hip Tengkat Tong Shin street in the city centre of KL and gives guests easy access to the city’s major tourist sites. It is just 5 minutes walk to the multi-cuisine restaurants and eclectic bars of Changkat Bukit Bintang and the main Bukit Bintang and is adjacent to popular Jalan Alor’s 100’s of hawker food stalls.
Located on the South-Western coast of Langkawi, Casa del Mar is just a 10-minute drive from the airport and in close proximity to Kuah Town. The resort sits on Pantai Cenang Beach, the most popular entertainment area in Langkawi. The exterior of the resort is European in style but once inside it is decidedly colonial in feel.
The Bon Ton Resort is a firm favourite of Oasis Travel as it is atmospheric, relaxing and one of the most unique properties we feature. This Australian owned resort is set in a mature coconut plantation, on the edge of a lagoon just a few minutes walk from Pantai Cenang – Langkawi’s longest beach. The resort comprises just 8 unique antique houses, or “kampung”, purchased from local islanders.
The Majestic Malacca is situated on the South-Western Coast of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Joho. Malacca is located around 150km south of Kuala Lumpur and 260km north of Singapore.
This small character boutique hotel is located in the stroll away from Malacca's historical precinct. The hotel, originally built in 1822, was once the ancestral home of a very successful Chinese merchant named Tam Kin Seng. His grandson then rebuilt it in 1876.
This small boutique hotel has just re opened at the end of 2010 after an extensive refurbishment of all rooms, public areas and the pool. It is now even better than before and represents the best value for money character beach hotel in Penang!
This “Grand Dame” hotel is located directly in the heart of bustling Penang and from its foundation by the Sarkies brothers in 1885 has been the hotel of choice for colonial administrators, planters as well as elite local and international travellers. Famous faces that have graced the hotel include Noel Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, Hermann Hesse, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham.
This fabulous new little hotel is located in the heart of historic Georgetown, is close to Chew Thean Yeang, Fort Cornwallis and New World Park. Also nearby is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Prangin Shopping Mall.
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a luxurious hideaway set on a coral reef island just twenty minutes by boat off the coast of Borneo. The resort is superbly located, tucked away on a tranquil and hidden bay framed by crescent shaped white sand beach on one side and the centuries old virgin jungle on the other.
This little gem of a resort is located in the south western corner of beautiful Tioman Island. It is only accessible by boat and the resort will pick you up from the airport and transport you to their unique little world nestled in the stunning jungle overlooking one of the islands great beaches.
Contemporary style and comfort within the artistic oasis of Todos Santos, the boutique Hotel Guaycura occupies a 19th century, red-brick mansion and commands sweeping views of Baja’s Pacific Coast from the roof-top terrace.
Posada las Flores is a charming boutique hotel at the historic heart of Loreto overlooking the Sea of Cortes and Giganta Mountains. It is within a stone’s throw of the town’s colourful sea-front and pier hemmed between the central zocalo square and the old Mission “Nuestra Señora de Loreto”.
The Casa de Don Gustavo is a colonial gem at the heart of the historic walled port of San Francisco de Campeche and just metres away from the central plaza.
Bright, bold and quintessentially Mexican, the Casa Vieja is a charming boutique hotel in the chic suburb of Polanco a short stroll away from Chapultepec Park and located right next to Parque Polanco.
The Casa Oaxaca is charming 18th century colonial townhouse and an exclusive boutique property close to the bustling, historic heart of Oaxaca.
Casa Catrina is an eye-catching boutique hotel and once elegant family townhouse within Oaxaca’s UNESCO colonial centre close to the Santo Domingo church and convent.
Just 5km from the magnificent ruins, Palenque’s first boutique hotel Quinta Chanabnal is a romantic resort immersed in jungle that evokes a Mayan palace complex complete with its own ceremonial temple.
Contemporary design and colonial history merge at La Purificadora, a stylish boutique hotel that occupies a former 19th century water purification factory close to the centre of Puebla.
Behind an unassuming, white-washed façade, the Casa Felipe Flores is an elegant American-owned guesthouse and restored colonial mansion, a short walk from the historic centre of San Cristobal de las Casas.
The Casa de Sierra Nevada is the height of boutique luxury in San Miguel de Allende, a cluster of 16th century colonial mansions at the heart of the city, a short stroll to the cathedral and main square.
Perched on a hill in Santa Maria, the Hotel Villa Montaña is a large colonial hotel and estate that commands captivating views over the distant UNESCO city Morelia. Full of character with distinct pink and terracotta walls, the hotel evokes the glory of a bygone era.
The Posada del Hidalgo is a delightful colonial mansion and living museum that dates back to the 16th century. It is located close to the heart of el Fuerte, a sleepy, historic town at the foot of the awe-inspiring Copper Canyon.
Ideally located in the heart of the town’s colourful medina, the Casa Hassan sets the tone nicely for Chefchaouen, a small charming guesthouse based around its own popular restaurant Tissemlal.
Just metres from the beach and the surrounding souks, the Villa de l’Ô is a charming boutique hotel and once almond storage depot within the Essaouira’s historic medina.
Tucked away amongst the clutter of Fez’ medieval Medina, The Riad Fes is a beautiful boutique hotel fit for the Fassis nobility for which it was originally designed.
Located just off Azliten square, a short stroll to the Medersa Bouanany, the Riad Maison Bleue is a charming family-run guesthouse set within the city’s medieval medina.
The Riad Mabrouka is a small, charming guesthouse close to the heart of the city’s ancient medina.
The Villa des Orangers offers an ideal mix of traditional riad and modern hotel and sits at the foot of the Koutoubia mosque, halfway between the royal palace and the Jemaâ El Fna square.
Situated close to the heart of Marrakech’s historic medina some 15 minutes’ walk to the Djemmaa el Fna Square, the Riad Kniza is a beautiful, family-run hotel that pays homage to Morocco’s rich history and heritage.
Perched at the end of an alley within Marrakech’s bustling medina, the Riad Djemanna is an attractive riad in easy reach of the Jemaa El Fna square.
Bagan Thande Hotel is positioned in the south-west corner of the ancient walled city of Bagan on the eastern bank of the River Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) inside Bagan Archaeological Zone. In terms of location it is one of the best, as it is away from the noisy developed new city and several well-known Buddhist Monuments are within walking distance.
A welcome addition to the accommodation scene in Mandalay is the small chic boutique Rupar Mandalar. It is small and country club in style, located on the eastern outskirts of magical Mandalay, a mere 15 minute drive from the city centre.
Located a 45 minute drive beyond Bagan’s landscape of pagodas lies the geologic and cultural anomaly known as Mount Popa. Uniquely, because the resort sits perched on the half way up the 5000ft mountain, it has its own microclimate and affords fantastic views across to the Nat shrine. The lush moisture found on Popa’s hillsides stands in total contrast to the arid Bagan plains.
This wonderful imposing teak mansion hotel dating from the 1920s is located in the elegant and quiet Embassy Quarter away from the noisy town centre yet just a few minutes drive to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda and ten minutes from the city centre.
The Savoy is ideally located in a picturesque area of Yangon very close to the central attraction known as the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Peoples Park and just 10 minutes drive from the city centre. The Savoy is designed in a classic, colonial style with a unique blend of teak wood and traditional European and Burmese furnishings and antiques creating an intimate atmosphere like a private club.
An intimate luxurious sanctuary, the Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel is located in a tranquil suburb of Windhoek, only a short drive from its centre.
From a lovely hilltop setting the hotel has pleasant views across a small valley into some nearby hills.
Set within a beautiful colonial building and once Inca palace, the Hotel Unaytambo is a small elegant guesthouse just across from Cusco’s famous Korikancha Temple of the Sun and a short walk from many of the city’s landmarks including the historic Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and the Museum of Religious Art.
After six painstaking years of sensitive reconstruction and refurbishment, the JW Marriott finally threw open its doors at the end of 2012, Cusco’s newest and arguably plushest 5* hotel.
Among the smallest and most charming boutique hotels in Cusco, La Casona is a beautifully converted 16th century colonial mansion. Located at Plaza Nazarenas, a small cobbled square that also hosts the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, La Casona sits in a privileged position between Cusco’s central plaza de armas and the colourful artistic neighbourhood of San Blas.
Located in San Isidro, one of Lima’s main commercial suburbs, the County Club is Lima’s landmark boutique city hotel built in the 1920’s and harking back to a bygone era. The hotel sits opposite an 18 hole golf course looking out towards the distant skyline of Lima’s financial centre.
Lima’s first true luxury boutique hotel, the Hotel B Arts is a sumptuously restored Belle Époque style mansion that was once a summer retreat for the rich and famous designed by the eminent French architect Claude Sahut in 1914.
In there own words “bold, daring, uninhibited and different”, and wow they are right. As Singapore’s first luxury boutique hotel, The Scarlet makes a bold statement by cautiously conserving and combining the architectural styles of Singapore's heritage buildings with a daring conception to provoke the senses and the imagination.
More Quarters is an exclusive collection of stylish one and two bedroom apartments, located close to the heart of Kloof Street, which is a chic part of Cape Town and home to some of the best restaurants the city has to offer.
The 19 modern apartments and Redcliffe House are light and airy, decorated with beautiful pieces of artwork.
A peaceful haven set back from Franschhoek’s popular High Street, Akademie Street Guest House offers boutique accommodation and exceptional personal attention.
The property consists of 5 charming buildings surrounded by exquisite gardens.
6 rooms are uniquely configured and tasteful contemporary décor merges seamlessly with quaint historic structure.
The Mudhouse is a truly unique property located just outside the small village of Anamaduwa in rural north west Sri Lanka, approximately 3 hours drive from Colombo. It is an hour and a half away from Anuradhapura so possible to use it as a base from which to explore parts of the cultural triangle.
A former colonial style mansion, Casa Colombo has been dramatically transformed into an ultra hip design hotel. The owner has successfully retained the property’s original charm whilst creating a truly unique guest experience.
Located just 15 minutes from Colombo international Airport, The Wallawwa is a beautiful boutique hotel. Nestled amongst three acres of magnificent manicured gardens, the property is a former manor house which has been sensitively renovated into a small boutique hotel.
The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864 by a group of English entrepreneurs and possesses an unrivalled location on the edge of the Indian Ocean, at the foot of Galle Face Green. The property combines colonial features with modern day luxuries and offers guests a unique alternative from standard five-star business hotels.
Located in eastern Sri Lanka away from the typical tourist trail in Gal Oya National Park, Gal Oya Lodge is a real gem and a must visit for wildlife and nature enthusiasts or those looking to get off the beaten track.
Located in the heart of historical Galle Fort, the Fort Printers dates back to the 18th century when it was first a college and later the home of a traditional printing company. After a sensitive renovation the property now operates as a beautiful boutique style hotel combining modern design with original features such as the tiles, floorboards and balustrades.
Located on a beautiful stretch of secluded beach at the end of Thalpe Bay, The Frangipani Tree is an intimate boutique style hotel boasting spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.
Sitting within the ramparts of 17th century Galle fort, the Amangalla is a truly outstanding property. The original 150 year old hotel has been spectacularly restored by the renowned Aman group and now offers an unrivalled level of luxury in the heart of Galle Fort.
The Kandy House is located in a beautiful rural setting just a short drive from the centre of Kandy. The original property is over two hundred years old and has been lovingly converted into a stunning boutique hotel.
This delightful boutique resort is located right on the beach in a secluded bay, just a short drive from both the quirky town of Unawatuna and historical Galle city.
A real Oasis favourite! Old Capital Bike Inn is a "boutique inn" that combines the charm of Bangkok's yesteryears with modern amenities and a refreshingly eco-friendly attitude. Conveniently located in Bangkok's Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's historical and cultural quarters, the Inn is a stone's throw from Bangkok's major historical landmarks.
The 42 room traditional “Lanna style” Yaang Come is located directly in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai, set in a haven of calm under the shade of the eponymous Yaang tree. The lush surrounds give it the feel of staying in botanical gardens; such is the prevalence of well tended indigenous flora.
Located within the walls of the old quarter of Chiang Mai, this stylish, intimate retreat is laid out over a sequence of courtyards, bordered by carefully tendered frangipani trees and flowing bougainvillea. Many of Chiang Mai’s most important temples are within walking distance.
This unique boutique accommodation, located just 15 minutes from the city on road to Doi Inthanon road (Thailand's highest mountain), has preserved a little bit of Thai history. Chiang Mai was once well known for tobacco production and 18 tobacco curing barns have been converted in to 36 charming guest rooms decorated in contemporary Lanna style with colonial style teak wood antique furniture.
Perched on a ridge, near the small town of Chiang Saen, overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos, this property is as enchanting as the fabled Golden Triangle region in which it is located.
The Sarojin is nestled in an enchanting garden setting with direct private access onto a secluded 11km white beach beside on the shore of the Andaman Sea. The Sarojin beach by virtue of being sheltered by Pakarang Cape, a coral cape headland, provides year-round swimming and water sports. The resort is accessed via Phuket Airport approximately one hour drive away.
In short Zeavola is one of the most unique and luxurious boutique resorts in Thailand. Situated on the outrageously pretty Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Don to be precise as there are in fact a number of islands, the resort has set new standards for this corner of Thailand.
Zazen draws inspiration from the Japanese word meaning “to find inner peace”. It is situated on the western end of Bo Phut beach tucked away in the quieter northern point of the island. The Fisherman’s Village with its many boutique shops, coffee houses and restaurants is only a few minutes away.
This secluded private resort has just 33 cottages and villas and has a relaxed, friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere. The resort is situated directly on the beach, with fabulous views out to the Gulf of Thailand.
This charming little resort is located on the headland of Thong Nai Pan Beach on the northern tip of Koh Phangan, in the Gulf of Siam just a 40 minute speed boat ride from its more commercial sister island of Koh Samui. Once only the domain of the seasoned backpacker, the Santhiya has opened the option of visiting beautiful Koh Phangan to the more discerning traveller.
Staying at Koyao Bay Pavilions you won’t feel you're in a hotel, but more like a privileged guest at a private estate as there are only three rooms to choose from! The Pavilions open directly to 250 meters of sandy beach and onto the spectacular panorama of Bileh’s islands.
Tharaburi Resort is a small boutique resort nestled in the heart of the old city of Sukhothai and within easy cycling distance of the spectacular World heritage listed Sukhothai Historical Park, the National Museum and Ramkhamhaeng National Park.
Maison d'Hanoi Hanova Hotel is conveniently located within 3 minutes walk of the famous Hoan Kiem Lake in the bustling “old quarter”, with its maze of wonderful back streets and colonial architecture.
The 55 tasteful rooms are all modern and well designed and feature all the modern amenities
The Anantara Resort Hoi An enjoys the advantage of a great location that is both in the heart of Hoi An and on the river, providing a tranquil oasis with river views with the local delights of Hoi An right on your doorstep.
The Victoria Hoi An, part of Oasis’ favourite Vietnamese hotel chain, the Victoria Group is located just 5 km from the ancient town of Hoi An, along a unique private white sand beachfront. The resort replicates a traditional fishing village with intricate streets, small ponds and traditional style village houses with red clay-tiled roofs.
The Vinh Hung Riverside Resort is superbly located just a few minutes’ walk from Hoi An ancient town and set within beautiful tropical gardens with a magnificent view of the sleepy and romantic Thu Bon River.
Located around two hour’s drive from Hanoi, the Moon Garden Homestay offers a genuine opportunity to experience rural life in Vietnam. More of a countryside B&B than an actual homestay experience the property was originally the summer house for an upper class Hanoi family before opening up to tourists in 2011.
Mai Chau Lodge is a small boutique property that offers just 15 deluxe rooms and a junior suite. All rooms are extremely comfortable, with en suite facilities and have views of the mountains, lake, pool or the valley.
Located 4 hours drive from Hanoi, in the middle of Mai Chau valley, surrounded by lush paddy fields, bamboo trees and emerald mountains, Sol Bungalows is a delightful new addition to this stunning area.
Having opened at the end of 2014, the Island Lodge is the Mekong Delta’s first true boutique property and what a welcome addition to the region it is! Located on the island of Thoi Son, just a short drive from My Tho and only 2 hours from Saigon it is the ideal tranquil spot from which to explore the Delta.
Set in tropical gardens on private beachfront, Cham Villas consists of just 16 villas with a unique Asian ambience. Its location is central and close to the many local restaurants along the main street of Mui Ne Beach.
Coco Beach has a wonderful atmosphere, created by the relaxed and simple charm of the resort and its European owners. This is a place where relaxation is immediate, sitting on the balcony of your wooden beach hut gazing at the ocean and with only 34 rooms you may just feel you have found the ultimate castaway destination.
The charming resort of Victoria Phan Thiet is located directly on the stunning beachfront in a quite location not far from Phan Thiet fishing village. The resorts 60 bungalow style villas are set in a seven hectare exotic garden that offers guests a haven of peace and tranquillity.
Located on the banks of the Saigon river, just a short complimentary boat ride from district one’s central pier, Villa Song is a stunning French Colonial building which has undergone an extensive refurbishment opening its doors to guests in January 2014.
This is a legendary hotel, filled with history and sentiment of the city of Saigon. Affectionately called ‘The Grand Lady’, the Hotel Continental was once considered home for her guests – mainly diplomats and news correspondents.
Victoria Fall’s Ilala Lodge is situated in attractive manicured gardens, overlooking lush natural vegetation and the “smoke” from the magnificent falls. It is the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls.
Built in 1904, the historic Victoria Falls Hotel is an icon, its elegant colonial architecture leading out to sprawling terraces and lawns overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge.
161 classic rooms and suites provide modern comfort and the tasteful echoes of the Edwardian past.
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