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Best Boutique Hotels 2013

Check out the Best Boutique Hotels of 2013 according to the Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotel Review:

1. Best Smith Hotel: Post Ranch Inn, California, USA

1. Post Ranch Inn California, USA-best boutique hotel 2013-sohelee

1. Post Ranch Inn California, USA-best boutique hotel 2013-sohelee

Located alongside a Californian clifftop, Post Ranch Inn’s 39 private and secluded cottages & cabins offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. With an award-winning restaurant, yoga classes and three infinity pools, it is in Mr. Smith’s own words, “one of the world’s very best places to stay”.

 Second place: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

Third place: Babington House, Cotswolds, UK

2. Hottest Hotel Bar: Ace Hotel New York New York, USA

2. Ace Hotel New York New York, USA-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

2. Ace Hotel New York New York, USA-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

Famed for its quirky and retro interiors and its hipster feel (think dark woods, leather chaises and taxidermy), the Ace’s bar is the epitome of downtown New York cool.

 Second place: The Zetter Townhouse, London, UK

Third place: Fasano Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

3. Best-Dressed Hotel: Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia

3. Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

3. Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

Combining the best of a relaxed tropical resort with a cool, contemporary edge, Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali is also (bonus points) eco-friendly; and the stunning landscape of limestone clifftops helps, too.

 Second place: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Bahia, Brazil

Third place: JK Place Capri Hotel, Capri, Italy

4. Best Hotel Restaurant: Bastide de Moustiers Provence, France

4. Bastide de Moustiers Provence, France-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

4. Bastide de Moustiers Provence, France-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

This is one for the true gourmands. Alain Ducasse’s restaurant features a seasonal menu which changes daily, drawing inspiration from their vegetable garden.

Second place: Lake House, Daylesford, Australia

Third place: Bells at Killcare, Central Coast, Australia

5. Sexiest Bedroom in the World: Blakes Hotel London, UK

5. Blakes Hotel London, UK-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

5. Blakes Hotel London, UK-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

The Corfu Suite, is described by visitors as “honeymoon-perfect, white-on-white.”

Second place: Ca Maria Adele, Venice, Italy

Third place: Secret Bay, Dominica, Dominica

6. Best Budget Hotel: Brody House Budapest, Hungary

6. Brody House Budapest, Hungary-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

6. Brody House Budapest, Hungary-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

Founded in 2009 as part of a members’ club (it’s a “hub for creativity and innovation”), Brody House is popular with the artistic set of Hungary with regular cultural events like art showings and book readings.

Second place: Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs, USA

Third place: Home Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

7. Best Spa Hotel: Como Shambhala Estate Bali, Indonesia

7. Como Shambhala Estate Bali, Indonesia-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

7. Como Shambhala Estate Bali, Indonesia-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

Another winner from Bali, Como’s holistic approach has made it a popular stay. With an on-site yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and nutritionist, it’s the perfect place to rejuvenate and unwind.

Second place: Lime Wood, Hampshire, UK

Third place: Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

8. The Greatest Outdoors: Dunton Hot Springs Colorado, United States

8. Dunton Hot Springs Colorado, United States-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

8. Dunton Hot Springs Colorado, United States-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

Dunton Hot Springs is a must for those in the mood to experience the Old West, but with modern luxuries. With 12 log cabins cabins (and one tent), guests can enjoy hot springs throughout the year

This unique mountain hideaway takes you straight back into the big-sky wilderness of the Old West, complete with log cabins, snow-capped peaks, not-so-lonesome pines and a perch on the porch to admire it all from. And, of course, there are the hot springs, which ensure that Dunton is a year-round alfresco spa haven.

Second place: Huka Lodge, Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Third place: Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, Australia

9. Best Newcomer: Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

9. Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

9. Fogo Island Inn Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

Designed by Todd Sauners, the Scandinavian-influenced architecture is a sight to behold. Although certainly modern, it also has elements of homespun touches such as hand-loomed rugs, a wood-fired sauna and a locally-inspired menu at their elegant restaurant.

Second place: Kurà, Costa Rica

Third place: Das Stue, Berlin, Germany

10. The Eco Award: Sextantio Albergo Diffuso Abruzzo, Italy

10. Sextantio Albergo Diffuso Abruzzo, Italy-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

10. Sextantio Albergo Diffuso Abruzzo, Italy-best botique hotel 2013-sohelee

As Mr & Mrs Smith puts it, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is “more than a hotel – it’s a whole new accommodation concept built around restoration and sustainability” with craftwork made by local villagers and its rustic 16th-century premises.

Second place: Song Saa Private Island Hotel, Koh Rong Islands, Cambodia

Third place: Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains, Australia

11. Best for Families: Soneva Kiri Koh Kood, Thailand

11. Soneva Kiri Koh Kood, Thailand-best boutique hotel 2013-sohelee

11. Soneva Kiri Koh Kood, Thailand-best boutique hotel 2013-sohelee

This 35-villa resort elevates family holidays to a new level with beaches, pools and a free kids’ club; Dutch architect Olav Bruin asked children to design their dream play area for inspiration.

Second place: Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

Third place: Martinal Beach Resort, Algarve, Spain

12. Above & Beyond: The Upper House Hong Kong

12. The Upper House Hong Kong-best boutique hotel 2013-sohelee

12. The Upper House Hong Kong-best boutique hotel 2013-sohelee

Although with an enviable central CBD location, the luxury and privacy of The Upper House sets it apart from the hustle and bustle of one of Asia’s most lively cities. Guests have their own personal experience manager to help make your stay seamless and comfortable, toiletries are exclusively by Ren, and there’s a secret garden on level six.

Second place: Riad Farnatchi, Marrakech, Morocco

Third place: Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Enjoy your holidays and let me know your own reviews about the hotels you’re going to stay.

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