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Best Boutique Hotels In India

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Abode, Mumbai



This quaint find in the chaotic concrete jungle of Mumbai is the answer to all your lodging worries. Housed in a heritage building from 1910, Mumbai’s first 20 room boutique hotel located in Colaba is the perfect mix of vintage and contemporary designs inspired by the city of Mumbai. Striking the right balance between ‘home away from home’ and a ‘hotel’, Abode allows you to feel welcomed. The most interesting thing about the hotel has to be the price on everything, be it a chair or a nightstand. If you like it, ask the hotel staff and they might just sell it to you. Dishing out Gymkhana flair, the 24-hour cafe where breakfast is served until midday is laid back, informal equipped with an old charm feel, artsy decor and restored antique furniture. Sit, relax and gorge on some delectable food while you turn page after page of your novel.
Where: First floor, Lansdowne House, M.B. Marg (near Regal Cinema), Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Price: rooms starting at Rs 4,500 for a basic room
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The Corner Courtyard, Kolkata


With gleaming white facade in a withering old community, this quirky boutique hotel is breathing new life in the vicinity which was brimming in its colonial past. The Corner Courtyard, an ancient bungalow was once owned by a zamindar in 1904 and later remodelled to make it suitable to develop a hotel.  All the seven rooms in the bungalow are inspired by native Indian colours and the bitter-sweet relationship between India and the Britisher’s. The resorted antique furniture with modern amenities adds to the character of each room independently. Drawing on the colourful heritage of the city, the rooms are aptly named Charcoal white, Cadmium yellow, Viridian, Crimson, Vermilion, Indigo and Ivory. What started off as a small cafe soon turned into a 60 seater restaurant with polished and painted chairs, ornate frames on walls, but with modern graphics or photographs, space looks exciting and vibrant. The chairs here have a Victorian feel and are high back, with floral prints that work well, giving the space a timeless appeal.
Where: 92 B Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
Price: Rooms starting at Rs 5,000 for a basic room
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House Of M. G, Ahmedabad


This heritage, cum boutique hotel located in Ahmedabad, gets its name from Mangaldas Girdhardas a businessman and philanthropist who built his house in the centre of the city in 1924. After being abandoned for over 76 years, the colonial style mansion was renovated and restored to its former glory. The 14 rooms of the hotel are named after a member, as homage to the Girdhardas family. The architecture is a confluence of different styles, with a mix of mosaic and marble flooring, stained- glass windows and passages spread over multiple levels leading to different rooms, lending its old world charm to a modern day setting. Going back to the roots, the furniture, fixtures and fabrics are all sourced locally. All its rooms and suites are located at three levels around two courtyards accompanied by award-winning restaurants and their signature heritage walks. What's not to love?
Where: The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas Opp. Sidi Saiyad Jali, Lal Darwaja Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Price: Rooms starting at Rs 3,000 for a Deluxe Standard Room
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Scarlette, New Delhi


With the motto of setting up not a hotel but setting up a home, to invite people to experience pleasant homestay at the pretext of living at a hotel. A mix of Indian antics and French refinement, Scarlette, has only four rooms. But what it lacks in space, it makes up for with taste, with vintage prints lining the walls and antique furniture dotting the premises. This charming little boutique homestay is an eclectic mix of Indian art and French culture. There is no cafe as such, but a small kitchen without a set menu dishes out snacks, lunch and dinner at a set price or on the guest's request. It provides long term stays as well as business travellers, tourists, and locals looking for a home away from home.
Where: B2/139, Safdarjung Enclave New Delhi
Price: Rooms starting at Rs 4,500 a night
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Shreyas, Bangalore


''Athithi devo bhava' is the defining philosophy at Shreyas which means, 'a Guest is to be served as God.' In short Shreyas Bangalore is a luxury yoga boutique hotel. The calm and alluring vibe of the place is all thanks to yoga, meditation and relaxation practices that the hotel offers. Traditional Yoga classes at Shreyas are, conducted by our experienced instructors, based on both traditional Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  The hotel has a yoga and meditation hall, machans, amphitheatre, an infinity pool and a jacuzzi and a mini home theatre to watch blockbuster films! If you’re looking for self-discovery we couldn’t suggest a better place. Also, did we mention that this place is completely vegetarian with no alcohol on site?
Where: Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate, Nelamangala, Bangalore
Price: Rooms starting at Rs 2,600 a night
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Samode Bagh, Rajasthan


The Samode Bagh is idyllic and unusual; more heaven than a hotel. Sprawled over 20 acres *jaw drop* in the rural countryside, this hotel looks like a mini-palace! Designed in the classical Char Bagh style, the lawns are complete with water channels, fountains, and is one of the oldest functional Mughal gardens of Rajasthan. What sets this property apart is that all the accommodation is in luxurious, spacious and elegant tents. Yes, you read that right, and they have 44 to be exact. All the tents come with plush marble en-suite bathrooms, a sit-out and all other utilities one must require for a smooth and hiccup-free stay. For recreation, how about a walk, meditation, a swim or a camel ride? You’ll never be short of things to do in Samode Bagh.
Where: Village, Fatehpura Bansa, Rajasthan
Price: Rooms starting at Rs 7,000 a night 
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Nossa Bela Casa, Goa


Just 20 minutes from Goa airport, Nossa Bela Casa is a 350-year-old mansion belonging to The Father of Goa Liberation – Along with age; Nossa Bella Casa brings with it a rich history. The house was once the home of TB Cunha, father of the Goa Liberation Struggle. Now, it has been lovingly restored into a boutique hotel by famed Goan architect, Dean D’Cruz. The hotel is made up of 6 bedrooms that can comfortably fit up to 18 people, 2 chapels, a ballroom, a swimming pool, a library and a badminton court. That’s not all; eat some delicious home-cooked fresh seafood delicacies that will have you licking your fingertips.
Where: House no 64, T B Cunha Road, Goa
Price: Rooms starting at Rs 7,500 a night
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La Villa Shanti, Puducherry 


This massive, 19th-century house, located in the French quarter of Pondicherry has 15 well decorated, contemporary style rooms. This vivacious hotel Shanti puts an exquisitely contemporary twist on the traditional Pondicherry heritage hotel. Beautiful fresh rooms combine super-chic design with typically Tamil materials and colonial-style elegance. The hotel is finished with touches of local art, furniture and artefacts. So relax book your self a spa in the comforts of your own room and dine on delicious local fare. The hotel even has a small store where you can buy artefacts from, cute no?
Where: 14, Suffren Street, Puducherry
Price: Rooms starting at INR 7,000 a night
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