If you're looking for an intimate, service-oriented hotel stay, then look no further than a boutique hotel. These smaller establishments of between 10 and 100 rooms are usually found in a desirable setting or location and with unique selling points. Thesehotelsare often associated with heightened levels of attention and service. Architecturally,boutiquehotelsfall into two broad categories: older properties includinghotelsthat have been completely refurbished to the highest standards and those that are purposely built to suit this standard. Others have evolved from grand old homes, stately old commercial buildings and even farmhouses and warehouses in areas which have become fashionable.
But what is all the fuss about and why should you want to stay in a boutique hotel?
There are some reasons why we recommend boutique-style hotels:
Smallerhotelswith fewer guests
Desirable location - often with views
Attention to the tiniest detail
Fine dining and excellent wines
Stylish and spacious guest rooms often with uniquely styled decor
Elegant public areas with intimate atmosphere
Finest in-room amenities
Top in-house facilities including spa treatments
History and eccentricity related to previous owners or famous visitors
Quirky guests who enjoy the finer things in life
Usually attract higher star ratings
There are a number of boutique hotelsdotted around South Africa but they are not individually labelled as such. When in doubt or visiting an unfamiliar area, ask your Thompsons Holidays experts to point you in the right direction and soon you will be embarking on a luxurious stay in a beautiful setting, enjoying the finer things in life!
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