We went everywhere from India to Argentina last year, visiting some truly spectacular hotels. Here are our top 8 favourite hotels of 2016.
Every now and again I stumble across somewhere that I feel is truly special. It might be a vibrant city hotel or a quiet mountain retreat but without doubt unique and a cut above the ordinary. It was in order to share these magical places that I first started writing Boutique Travel Blog …places like Ottley’s Plantation Inn.
The Casablanca Hotel Times Square is a member of the exclusive Library Hotel Collection. Like its sister hotels in Manhattan, it ranks among the most popular hotels in NYC. Inspired by the romance of the film, Casablanca, the hotels ambiance is often called an oasis by guests seeking a serene escape from the adjacent Times Square Broadway Theatre District.
Our latest ‘Hotel of the Month’ is the unique Golden Well Hotel in Prague, a quiet 16th Century hideaway set in the romantic rose garden of Prague Castle with a stunning terrace restaurant looking out across the roof tops and spires of this historic city.
Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter and with just 28 rooms, the Mercer Hotel Barcelona is a unique establishment in a restored heritage building of tremendous historical value to the city. Parts of the building dates back to the 1st century AD, including a portion of the Roman wall of ancient Barcino, whilst other parts date back to the middle ages.
In the heart of the bustling city of Jaipur, tucked away down a quiet side street, you’ll find the enchanting boutique hotel, Samode Haveli.
Built over 175 years ago, within the walls of Jaipur, the Samode Haveli was once the manor house for the royal family. The style, elegance and graceful architecture of the times have been restored and preserved in the hotel today.