We know we are preaching to the converted – but travelling the world and finding beautiful places to stay in is not just a feast to the eyes – it also works wonders on our soul.
When you pick a destination, you need to find a place that makes you feel you have arrived. When you open your eyes each morning, you just have that feeling – that you are in place X, and not in potentially 25 other similar locations. That’s why we love boutique hotels. They capture what’s new and beautiful about a destination and become authentic representations of all the places we love to travel. Boutique hotels, in their aim to enhance the experience of a place for travelers, are the perfect vantage points from which to see the world. They make traveling better.
And without further ado, here are some of the gorgeous gems we have discovered and handpicked for you – beautiful boutique hotels with soul, excellent design and everything else we will make sure Amberlair has. Explore the Amberlair 2016 Boho Selection:
The Oyster Bay
Contemporary African style greets you as you arrive in beautiful Dar es Salaam and prepare for your travels through beautiful Tanzania. With ocean-view suites and relentless attention to hospitality, you’ll understand what it feels like to be truly welcome at the The Oyster Bay.
Cozy and chic, with the simple elegance you’d expect from a Scandinavian hideaway, Ett Hem in Stockholm has its roots in everything local—food, style, history and personality. This boutique hotel takes care of its guests to they truly feel at home.
Here, in the heart of Istanbul, where East meets West, timeless elegance meets modern simplicity. Overlooking the vibrant city beneath a string of lights, you’ll feel the pulse of the urban landscape around you while you remain in a bubble of tranquil delight. Soho House in Istanbul, Turkey.
In an ancient walled city that exudes lavish opulence and a strong sense of history, Raas in Jodhpur matches the ancient, earth-toned style of its surroundings, even down to the centralized body of water. The hotel’s modern architectural spin on the traditional fortress is breathtaking.
Opened in the 1930s by an American mobster and favorite hideaway for countless mid-century celebrities like Frank Sanatra and Zsa Zsa Gbor, Colony Palms combines old Hollywood charm with contemporary desert-adapted style.
Jalakara is a tropical hideaway surrounded by nature, far from the humdrum cares of the modern world, that first opened its doors in October 2015. The property was an overgrown banana & betel nut plantation backing onto tropical rainforest in the Andaman Islands in India.
The Royal Standard of the House of Amber still flutters above Raj Mahal Palace, one of the oldest and most treasured palaces in the pink city of Jaipur, located at the heart of Rajasthan’s bustling capital. An enclosed oasis, secluded in verdant gardens, Raj Mahal is the repository of a celebrated history. If you love the movie “The Darjeeling Limited” by Wes Anderson you will love this hotel.
The atmosphere of this colonial fazenda combines traditional authenticity with tropical chic. Whether by the pool or in the tropical gardens, the Santa Teresa boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Rio and the Centro.
The Redbury is an all-suite boutique hotel featuring 57 suites that exude a warm, bohemian counter-culture feel with design elements drawn from a variety of old-world cultures. Each spacious guest suite offers a home-like atmosphere including a European-style kitchen with gas burners.
Das Stue is Berlin’s first luxury boutique hotel, nestled in the lush Tiergarten park in the diplomatic district. Originally built in the 1930’s, Das Stue was renovated to invoke a calming ambience, with open spaces and contemporary minimalist design.
We’re curious: what are your favorite boutique hotels around the world? Let us know in the comments section below!