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Each and every hotel we feature has been independently road tested by a member of the OutThere team. With over 500 properties across the globe tried and tested, let us inspire your next stay.


Keemala

KEEMALA RESORT & SPA, PHUKET, THAILAND

All your Tarzan fantasies will come true at this Phuket property with a difference. On this party island characterised by sandy beaches and beach clubs, the Kee...
ITC Maurya

ITC MAURYA, NEW DELHI, INDIA

As chaotic as New Delhi is, we could spend weeks, even months here. For many others, they see it as no more than a quick stopover, the gateway to the rest of In...
Cape Kudu Koh Yao Noi

CAPE KUDU, KOH YAO NOI, THAILAND

We first visited Koh Yao Noi, an island just off the coast of Phuket when it was nothing more than a small fishing town, many years ago. Basic, but romantic, we...
Almyra Cyprus

ALMYRA HOTEL, PAPHOS, CYPRUS

The historic town of Paphos boasts a vast array of historical sites to explore, but when it comes to luxury hotels, the Almyra is really the only game in town. ...
At Six Stockholm

AT SIX, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

We had the pleasure of visiting At Six two weeks into its fanfare opening. Stockholm is a city that boasts some great designer hotels, but it hasn’t had much ne...
U Sathorn Bangkok

U-SATHORN, BANGKOK, THAILAND

OutThere travellers in the know headed for Bangkok are looking for smaller, more intimate properties in new parts of town. The chilled-out, residential Sathorn ...
Metropolitan by COMO Miami

METROPOLITAN BY COMO, MIAMI, USA

Miami has had a long history of reinvention. Nearly a hundred years after it first opened, the iconic Traymore has, as they say in Miami, “had some work done.” ...
Hilton Condado Plaza

CONDADO PLAZA HILTON, PUERTO RICO, USA

Straddling both sides of san Juan’s sophisticated Condado strip with its high-end fashion outlets and restaurants, the Condado Plaza Hilton commands a prime loc...
El Conquistador Puerto Rico

EL CONQUISTADOR RESORT, PUERTO RICO, USA

Spread across 500 acres atop a 300-foot bluff on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, El Conquistador resort & Las Casitas Village overlook the converging waters...
Hotel Esecia

HOTEL ESENCIA, RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Equidistant between Playa del Carmen and Tulum in the exotic sounding Xpu-Ha, the Esencia is set in the lush Yucatán forest that seamlessly melts into a romanti...
Mi Amor Tulum SLH

MI AMOR, TULUM, MEXICO

Tulum has been on our bucket list for many years. despite having visited the Riviera Maya a few times, we never made it as far down as the ancient Mayan port ci...
Nizuc

NIZUC RESORT & SPA, CANCUN, MEXICO

The Riviera Maya has come back in vogue with the luxury jet-set after a short hiatus. in recent years, over-tourism of the area by predominantly american, all-i...
Fairmont DC

FAIRMONT, WASHINGTON D.C., USA

Sometime in the last decade came a turning point for Washington D.C. The city, long known for its sophistication and elegance, revealed a much more vibrant a...
Hay Adams

THE HAY ADAMS, WASHINGTON D.C., USA

Washington D.C. is an interesting place to be in the reign of Trump. It’s a city that’s trying to shift its tourism story away from the usual ‘corridors of powe...
Cheval Three Quays

CHEVAL THREE QUAYS, LONDON, UK

OutThere’s Canine-in- Chief, Cinta bounded through the doors of the Cheval’s enormous penthouse suite and stopped firmly in her tracks in front of the floor-to-...
Hoxton Holborn

HOXTON HOLBORN, LONDON, UK

If WeWork had a hotel, this would be it. After all, the Hoxton Hotel in Holborn takes its name from the site of the now global brand’s first hotel, in London’s ...
Cable Street Inn

CABLE STREET INN, LONDON, UK

Sited in one of the capital’s most historically rich areas, this gem of a guest house is probably one of London’s best kept secrets, just a stone’s throw away f...
Ladfabriken

LADFABRIKEN, WEST SWEDEN, SWEDEN

It’s hard to think of what more you could want from a guest house that Lådfabriken doesn’t already offer. Its owners have created a stunning space that would lo...

OBEROI AMARVILAS, AGRA, INDIA

The story of the Taj Mahal has melted my heart ever since I was first told it. It’s one of eternal love, its protagonist the Shah Jahan, who fell deeply and mad...
Hotel Avalon

AVALON HOTEL, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

We’ve never stayed at a certified ‘Feng Shui’ hotel before and actually we still aren’t altogether sure what difference that made. however, we do know that our ...
Hotel Bellora

HOTEL BELLORA, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

Fun, friendly and convenient are the three biggest take aways from our stay here at the Bellora. This is a real hub for fashionable Gothenburgers and as such, i...
ITC Rajputna

ITC RAJPUTNA, JAIPUR, INDIA

It may be a cliché to say that we felt like Maharajas at this luxury hotel, but stepping into the distinctly Rajasthani lobby with its marble inlaid floors, int...
HOtel Awa

HOTEL AWA, PUERTO VARAS, CHILE

To say the Awa is exceptional is selling it short. This chic newcomer to the Chilean hotel scene brings with it a level of contemporary design finesse unseen in...
La Sultana, Marrakech

LA SULTANA, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

La Sultana is one of those places that you have to see and experience to believe. We were greeted by the bellman, dressed in white jodhpurs and red uniform, who...
Four Seasons Marrakech

FOUR SEASONS, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

It’s very easy for us to use stereotypical words to describe the Four Seasons Marrakech – oasis, sanctuary and escapism spring immediately to mind. But this hot...
Uxua Casa

UXUA CASA HOTEL & SPA, TRANCOSO, BRAZIL

As far as rustic charm and laid back, effortless style goes, things really don’t get much better than Uxua. Every step down the meandering pathways of this dece...
Villa Magna

VILLA MAGNA, MADRID, SPAIN

From outside, the building is nothing to look at, but inside, an eclectic hotel awaits. We love the contrasts of design styles, although agree that it may not b...
Unico Madrid

UNICO, MADRID, SPAIN

To say this place is palatial would be both right and wrong. The Único only has 44 rooms and suites, but is set in a 19th-century palace. the restoration of the...
Totem Salamanca

TOTEM, MADRID, SPAIN

Part of a new breed of small, luxurious properties in Madrid, totem settles into a grand, 1920s building on the confluence of Salamanca’s most desirable streets...
H10 Puerta Alcala

H10 PUERTA DE ALCALA, MADRID, SPAIN

On the edge of chic Salamanca, the H10 is a modern hotel that is all about its location. Art plays an important role here, with curated pieces featuring through...
Principal Madrid

PRINCIPAL, MADRID, SPAIN

This lovely hotel is tucked away just off the sleepless avenue of Gran Vía, in a stunning Spanish Renaissance-style building. the interiors take a cue from a pr...
Only Your Atocha

ONLY YOU ATOCHA, MADRID, SPAIN

A little piece of Brooklyn in Madrid, the only You Atocha fuses both cities’ hipster vibes, creating a unique property. the building itself sets the scene perfe...
Roommate Oscar

ROOMMATE OSCAR, MADRID, SPAIN

Set right in the heart of the action in Chueca, this hotel is a long-time outthere favourite. its founders are deeply involved in all that is cool about Madrid,...
Ritz Madrid

RITZ MADRID, MADRID, SPAIN

In 1910, the chandeliers at the Ritz Madrid went on and have not been switched off since, even throughout the Spanish Civil War. opening back then as Madrid’s a...
AKA UN

AKA UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, USA

The success of AKA, the brand of exclusive, high-end apartments that come complete with the personalised service of a luxury hotel, is perhaps signalling the fu...
Four Seasons Buenos Aires

FOUR SEASONS, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

The Four Seasons Buenos Aires is absolutely faultless. From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left. Even when we returned a few days later (the staff s...
Alvear Palace

ALVEAR PALACE, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

As Grand Dame, opulent hotels go – it is virtually impossible to beat the Alvear Palace. Located on the prestigious Alvear Avenue, it is an impeccable piece of ...
H10 villa de la reina

H10 VILLA DE LA REINA MADRID

As its name suggests, this property is fit for a queen. Set in a restored 20th century architectural gem, we couldn’t ask for a better location – on Gran Via, w...
Knickerbocker NYC

KNICKERBOCKER, NYC, USA

At the turn of the 20th century, this Beaux Arts building was home to New York City’s swankiest hotel – allegedly the birthplace of the now ubiquitous Martini –...
Hotel Madero

HOTEL MADERO, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Suited perfectly to the contemporary, condominium-strewn, gentrified port neighbourhood it is in, the Hotel Madero is a luxuriously, understated, modern gem of ...
Hotel Zoo, Berlin

HOTEL ZOO, BERLIN, GERMANY

Hotel Zoo is located in a neighbourhood that has been party-central long before East Berlin rose to fame. It stands on what is one of the world’s grandest boule...
Post Ranch Inn

POST RANCH INN, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA, USA

This is one of those properties with a reputation that precedes it. Everywhere we went in California, the mere mention that we were visiting was followed by a j...