5 Best Boutique Hotels

#1 Reethi Faru Resort

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel: Reethi Faru Resort in the Maldives only opened nine months ago but is already causing a splash.

#2 Healthy Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel

With 77 soundproofed rooms in Lisbon’s fashionable riverside district of Cais do Sodre, Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel was praised by the Boutique Hotel Awards judge for its exceptional service.

#3 Relais & Chateaux Hotel Heritage/Boutique

“A timeless Flemish mansion in the heart of medieval Bruges,” according to the Boutique Hotel Awards, Relais & Chateaux Hotel Heritage is in a building constructed in 1869.

#4 Amsterdam’s Hotel TwentySeven

Eric Toren, the hotelier behind Amsterdam’s Hotel TwentySeven, “has such an intimate passion about everything that happens in his hotel,” says Boutique Hotel Awards director Shlomo Gabbai. “He knows every little detail in his hotel.”

#5 Drake Bay Getaway Resort

“You learn a lot about humanity” interacting with honeymooners, says Yens Steller, owner of Drake Bay Getaway Resort in Costa Rica.