Our selection of the best boutique hotels and charming hotels
Hacienda Santa Rosa
A charming luxury boutique hotel with a unique botanical garden
The hacienda Santa Rosa started of as a Yucatan plantation in 1855 and rapidly grew into a 364 man industrial centre in 1910. Recently reinvented into a stylish 19th century « belle époque » luxury boutique hotel, the 11 rooms and suites appear as if designed by a local colonial baron with their mix of traditional decoration, comfort, luxury, and intimacy.
The botanical garden of the Hacienda Santa Rosa is nestled in its fruit-tree plantations and displays an impressive collection of 239 different plant species spread out over 9200 m² of gardens. The objective of the garden is to keep a living illustration and taxonomy of the various plants, Maya names, and uses. 166 different types of medicinal plants are organised in 4 sections... Learn all the secrets of the Yucatan plants and herbs, traditional Maya medicine...
China's first carbon neutral hotel in Shanghai
The URBN hotel in Shanghai is a design and very intimate hotel with 23 rooms and 3 suites only decorated in pure minimalistic style with a touch of asian influence. It is the first carbon neutral hotel of China and was built in the old postal center of the Shanghai French Concession.The URBN hotel has managed to create an environment that immerges its customers in the contrast of the rich historic Shanghai and the contemporary chinese culture and life. Staying in this very nice small luxury hotel is clearly also a cultural and ecological choice!
A luxurious hosts palace with oriental fragrances
Dar Rhizlane is an Arab-Moorish styled host palace designed by Charles Boccara. This little piece of green paradise is located in Marrakech's Hivernage district. The hotel mysteriously unfolds in a chic and perfumed universe.
The restaurant of the Dar Rhizlane is renowned to be one of the best of Marrakech. Chef Zakia Ait Aboulahcen creates an original cuisine influenced by classic Moroccan undertones. She gives a new impetus to a modern Oriental cuisine. During your meal, you'll surely have the pleasure of meeting Zakia who passes from table to table to talk to her guests and take care of their well-being. At night the dinners are true magical moments, with glittering lanterns, verrines, floating candles and photophores. And to increase the experience even further, you can even take cooking classes, just ask!
An Eco-lodge Ethno-Lodge
Hamadryade Lodge is located along the Rio Napo, perched on a hill in eastern Ecuador and surrounded by lush tropical jungle. In full osmosis with the environment, the lodge features 4 exquisite bungalow suites with stylish modern ethnic design inspired by ethnicity. Staying at the Lodge is a true Amazon Adventure : The Hamadryade is not only an eco-lodge but it is also an ethno-lodge that immerses guests in the local community.
Furthermore, the local communities not only contributed to the construction of the lodge but now also at the lodge... But the owners, Sebastien and Melanie Cazaudehore, take it one step further: they are pioneers of development programs that use tourism as a means to promote and revitalize local cultures: making guests discover Quechuas' medicinal plants, organizing rainforest excursions with a native guide ... They will make you discover the bond that links local communities to their environment, their lifestyle, and the harmony of nature.
Finest service in a majestic palace
The Palais Rhoul is a true princely residence built like a Roman consul’s palace, and located in a beautiful 5 hectares large palm tree garden. The serenity of Marrakesh’s palm grove allows you to find yourself in a world of unique fragrances and colors. Honeymoon couples or guests retreat to an exclusive world outside of time. The Palais Rhoul has 12 suites and rooms as well as 8 tents installed in its park for magical nights!
Your arrival at Palais Rhoul will impress you. Grandiose, the height of romance, fantastic ... these are some words that will come to mind when you enter a tent in the Palais Rhoul... Discover an original way of experiencing Moroccan culture: a traditional Moroccan tent called "caïdale tent", deluxe, planted in the garden, for a night of dreams. The heavy white and black linen hides a private domain with canopy bed, fireplace, large bath, indoor pool and patio. The traditional tent will become the home of your own oriental fairy tale!