Brunton Boatyard, Fort Cochin, Kerala
Resurrected from the remains of a Victorian shipbuilding yard, it gives the modern traveller a unique opportunity to dwell amidst the shadow-plays of 19th century history.
All of the Brunton Boatyard Hotel's twenty-two rooms overlook the sea, and so, by happy circumstance, do the en-suite bathrooms. Few pleasures rival a long hot soak in your tub of an evening, watching the dolphins play tag with the trading ships of the globe.
Alongside being a brilliant stay, the Brunton Boatyard was also featured in our article for having one of the finest restaurants in Kerala.