Unlike larger hotel chains or corporate hotels, boutique hotels can be defined by their efforts to create a distinctive personality with their theming or design.  Uniquely, they are likely to have taken over a historical building, using innovative design to adapt its facilities to the charming architecture.  Considered to be offbeat, trendy and modern, no two rooms are the same and they often provide bespoke services for their guests.  

While no doubt snugger than a regular chain hotel, boutique hotels present an interesting and immersive experience for those itching to encounter something different from the familiar carpets and marble.  

To satiate your wanderlust, here is a list of 5 boutique hotels – each with their own flair – to check in to.  

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