Anyone booking holidays to Dubai, Kerala, Cairo or Thailand may be interested in a list of the top 20 boutique hotels available to help travellers escape from the winter blues.
Travel journalist Annabelle Thorpe has picked out some quieter options for people looking for a quiet winter-sun break.
Writing in the Guardian, she described the Fusion boutique hotel in Dubai as "a real find". Compared with many of the emirate's hotels, Fusion is a small, 15-room hideaway based in Jumeirah that offers guests classic Arabian villas with gardens.
Also featured in her top 20 is the Villa Belle Epoque in Cairo that "provides an escape from the madness of Cairo's streets in the lush suburb of Maadi".
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