Travellers who want to experience an elegant getaway away from the beaten track, without having to rely on the larger well-known hotels, should look for destination boutique hotels. These have become known as the antithesis of the large chain hotels that all seem to offer the same expected amenities and similar room setups. The attraction of a boutique hotel is that it allows you to experience a destination in a unique setting.
Some hotels can appear very basic and nondescript from the outside, only for the interior to wow you with its luxurious and elegant appearance. Take the Grosvenor Hotel in Shaftesbury, for example. It offers its own restaurant with a centrepiece pizza and bread oven, as well as a bar. Others, depending on the speciality services of the hotel, offer music, dancing, spa services, or peaceful landscaping that inspires you to kick back and escape it all.
What Makes Boutique Hotels Unique?
Every hotel is different, and when it comes to finding the best room for your travels the combination of luxury and quirkiness make boutique locations different from all other hotel experiences. The Grosvenor is located in the hustle and bustle of the historic market town of Shaftesbury. The frontage is steeped in this historic tradition, but once inside you’re transported to a chic world of fun and relaxation.
Other boutique properties are set apart from the business of the city and located in a more serene environment. These luxurious hotels offer picturesque surroundings of gardens and rolling hills, whilst simultaneously providing excellent, personal service unlike that which you experience in a large chain. These hotels may be venerable old homes that have been refurbished into hotels, but the staff strive to transport you to another era during your stay.
Enjoy the Same Amenities with Extra Perks
Boutique hotels often offer similar amenities to larger chain hotels. Your hotel may have a pool, gym, and complimentary coffee and tea in your room. The perks of staying at these hotels are the settings and the personal service that’s often not in place when staying at larger hotels. The surroundings of most of these luxurious hotels also make them special. Country hotels are often set on acreage that’s landscaped with mature trees and flowers, sculpted to meld with a traditional ascetic that’s nigh on inimitable.
At the Grosvenor you’ll be able to take advantage of a boutique hotel in a historic, beautiful town. But if you want something even more serene, there are plenty of these hotels set amongst the lush countryside as well.