18 breathtaking boutique hotels around Asia to inspire your next trip

There is life after CNY weekend. Start planning your next long weekend by scrolling through these boutique hotels around Asia. From our very own Hotel Vagabond to the Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan in Japan and the Terelj Hotel in Mongolia, here’s where you’ll stay in aesthetically pleasing environs. Have a look:

1. Soong Saa Private Island, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Take a break from city slicking in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and check into this gem.


2. The Raj Palace, Jaipur, India


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Jaipur is full of old palaces turned into hotels. This is one of the best.


3. The Scarlet Singapore, Singapore

Who can say no to a staycation around Club Street?

4. The Sanchaya Bintan, Bintan, Indonesia


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Bonus: there’s a fancy lounge at the ferry terminal where you can sip tea while waiting for your passports.


5. Velassaru, Maldives

There are also five restaurants and two bars to check out at this one.


6. Bon Ton Resort Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia


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The website is nothing to look at, but the trip to stay in a Malay antique villa sure is.


7. 7 Terraces, Penang, Malaysia

The Peranakan decor is to die for in this hotel, as is the Peranakan buffet downstairs.


8. Hotel De la Paix, Luang Prabang, Laos


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This hotel used to belong to the French governor’s house. Cool, huh?


9. Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India


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This hotel was built 175 years ago by the rulers of Samode, and the interiors are pretty palatial, too.


10. Imperial Springs, Guangzhou, China

Live like an Emperor in ancient China within the Conghua Phoenix Mountains.


11. Villa Borobudor, Borobudur, Indonesia


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Ask for the suite with stunning temple views.


12. Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Bali, Indonesia

Chillax at the spa here and get away from it all.


13. Terelj Hotel, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

Need more reason? It’s located near the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and the birthplace of Genghis Khan. 


14. Misibis Bay, Albay Province, The Philippines


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Ask the hotel staff if you want to explore the Mayon Volcano and swim with whale sharks.


15. The Old England Manor, Nantou, Taipei

A bit heavy-handed, this pretty hotel has a mix of Art Deco, Tudor and Gothic furniture and architecture, with a splash of Regency wallpaper. 


16. Hoshinoya Kyoto Ryokan, Kyoto, Japan


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Come in the fall to admire the scenery.


17. Hotel Vagabond, Singapore

The hotel has an artist in residency program, one of which recently involved a Captain Planet dance party. Keep tabs on their website for the next one.


18. The Siam Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


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The black Thai cottages that house the restaurant Chon were brought down from Ayutthaya. Oh, and make time for a film at their old-time cinema.