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The official top ten
Boutique Hotels

Asia has a growing number of small hotel gems that offer guests intimate and personal stays in beautiful and slightly off the beaten track locations. With a sprinkling in India and Indonesia, Sri Lanka takes the crown for the most boutique properties and features heavily in our Top Ten.

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Kahanda Kanda

  Kahanda Kanda is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party This stunning modern hotel in southern Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful and...

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RAAS Jodhpur

  RAAS is one of Ampersand's  Top 10 Boutique Hotels and Top 10 Hotels in Rajasthan. RAAS Jodhpur is an awesome little hotel designed to reflect the buzzing character of the old Blue City...

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The Opposite House

Situated at the heart of Beijing's cosmopolitan Sanlitun village, The Opposite House greets you with its striking emerald glass exterior. A colour chosen by eminent Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, to...

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Amangalla

  Amangalla is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels, Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia and Top 10 Hotel Spas. Without a doubt the Grande Dame of Galle Fort, Amangalla boasts all the period charm...

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Puri Ganesha

  Puri Ganesha is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party.This delightfully bohemian hotel is run by the former Egyptologist Diana von Cranach and her...

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Amansara

  Amansara is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. When Aman Resorts took over the former guest house of King Sihanouk, they raised the bar for hotels...

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Castlereagh

  Castlereagh is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party Castlereagh is one of the five bungalows which make up the Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka's first...

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Surya Shanti Villa

  Surya Shanti Villa is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels. Our South East Asia specialist Mark recently stayed at Surya Shanti and he says it was by far the most...

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Tintagel

  Tintagel is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Lux City Hotels and our Top 10 Boutique Hotels. This historical house was home to two prime ministers and a president of Sri Lanka and is...

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The Upper House

The Upper House is a high-style haven in the heavens from one of Asia's hottest designers, Andre Fu. Lord it up over the Hong Kong skyline from the luxury of...

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Client Testimonials

We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka

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#SriLanka has just been awarded the title of #WorldsBestIsland by @travelandleisure 🇱🇰
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We couldn’t be happier that this spirited country is getting the recognition it deserves!
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As the year begins to draw in, here at Ampersand HQ we've been thinking about where our adventures in 2020 will be, but where will be yours? 🌍
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Will it be on the soft white sand beaches of #Cambodia @songsaaprivateisland, indulging in the colourful cuisine of #Vietnam, rejuvenating at @vanajourney, #India, hiding away beneath the #okavangodelta or exploring the endless shrines and Temples found in #Japan...
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It's never too early to start planning! For inspiration, get in touch with one of our experts today to start your 2020 adventure.
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If you’d like to go off the beaten track in this wonderful country and meet some lovely locals along the way, then please get in touch!
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A pleasure palace built in the 1700s, the location for Octopussy and many a love story, @tajlakepalace is so magical, you can’t quite believe your eyes
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'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever' 🙏
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Today, 2nd October 2019, marks 150 years of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. The celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is observed in India as a national holiday, where ceremonies and tributes are conducted across the nation.
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If you would like to celebrate this special time of year in India, do get in touch and let us help you plan a trip for 2020. 🇮🇳
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Beautiful #Bhutan has topped the @lonelyplanet #BestinTravel list as the top country to visit in 2020 🇧🇹🐉
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Soaring mountains are blanketed with evergreen forests and dotted with Buddhist temples, valleys are sliced by glacial rivers and the piney air is delicious and clean.
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It is already the world’s only carbon-negative country, and the kingdom is set to become the first fully organic nation by 2020, so it’s only going to get more beautiful 🏔 ✨
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Travel to with us to Bhutan & discover its extraordinary natural beauty.
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