A 4:1 staff-to-guest ratio will make you feel you’ve escaped everyday life, but an intimate sit by the fire and help yourself to a drink hotel can be just as transportive. And it's a feeling you can find most anywhere—that is, if you know where to look. Head to the English countryside to hole up at a cozy estate where the fire's always roaring, or to a pared-back Rajasthani riad with a library and plenty of quiet corners. Here, five new hotels that feel like home—only better. Click here to view the full list of this year's best new hotels.