Let’s face it. Chain hotels are no longer what they used to be and many travelers are opting for alternative accommodations.
From lousy customer service to overpriced and dirty rooms, there’s not much lure to stay in a chain hotel.
As a result, independent hotels are booming as travelers enjoy a unique and customized experience they won’t find anywhere else.
Located all over the world, independent boutique hotels continue to soar in popularity as stingy chain hotels force customers to use unsanitary communal shampoo dispensers and sleep in dirty rooms.
Here are a few of the best independent boutique hotels in the world that are a must visit while traveling.
Bill & Coo Suites And Lounge — Mykonos, Greece
You won’t find stained carpet and marron and green plaid bedspreads in this hotel.
Located above the Megali Ammos beach, this incredible hotel prides itself on providing the ultimate luxury – fine linens and gorgeous décor to ensure your comfort is a priority.
The rooms are light and airy – you won’t feel like you are sleeping in a dark outdated cave.
this place is all about making sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay – they even give you a cell phone with a local number so you can call drivers and explore the island!
Talk about going above and beyond.
Each suite also comes with an iPad so you can play music through the sound system hooked up to your room.
Some rooms offer a seaside view suite – which comes with your own private outdoor pool overlooking the sea!
It really doesn’t get any better.
L’Otel at Doce 18 Concept House – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Located in the heart of art galleries, independent shopping boutiques, and your choice of flavorful dining establishments, this hotel is perfect for the creative types.
Each room has its own unique style (no two rooms are alike) and comes with 50-inch TVs (complete with Netflix) and minibars.
And you won’t have to worry about toiletries here as you’ll be pampered with your choice of natural bath products.
You can splurge and get your own private room with a fruit garden – but even the budget level rooms have a luxurious feel and come with outdoor showers and fireplaces.
Take a swim in the pool located on the roof and enjoy your welcome cocktail as you check in.
One thing is certain, you’ll feel like you’re in another world.
Awarta Nusa Dua Resort & Villas — Bali, Indonesia
Here, you can stay in a one-bedroom private pool villa where you can swim at your own leisure in your own private pool – complete with a waterfall.
And if you stay at least 2 nights, you get a complimentary 90-minute spa treatment for two that’s guaranteed to melt the stress right off your body.
The staff at this hotel are all about pampering you. You receive a welcome drink, and foot bath, and fresh fruit in your room – just for checking in.
Sure beats paying $3.00 for a bottle of water and walking into a dirty bathroom at a chain hotel.
Book One For Your Next Visit
If you’ve never stayed at an independent hotel – you are seriously missing out!
Not only is customer service often one of the highest priorities, but you’re bound to have a unique travel experience you just can’t manufacture.
One stay at an independent boutique hotel – and a stay at the Marriot just won’t be the same ever again.
And trust us, you won’t need to worry about the small boutique hotels refusing to give you extra towels or forcing you to use communal shampoo dispensers.
They are all about you – all of the time – making sure you have an experience you’ll never forget.
Have you ever stayed at an independent boutique hotel?
If so, what was your travel experience like?
If not, would you ever consider staying in one?
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