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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.

Langham London

The Langham
London, United Kingdom

The Langham is a landmark of Central London sophistication, set in a resplendent, old heritage building just off the northern extremes of the grandiose parade ...
Torfhus Retreat Iceland

Torfhús Retreat
Selfoss, Iceland

Entering the long house reception area of Torfhús Retreat, we were greeted by Viking paraphernalia from Norse effigies to ornate drinking horns – just in case ...
Palacio Solecio, Málaga, Spain

Palacio Solecio
Málaga, Spain

A thoughtfully restored 18th-century Andalusian palace with an impressive history and a dining menu created by Michelin-starred chef José Carlos Garcia, the Pa...
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Shangri-La Hotel
Colombo, Sri Lanka

From our Executive Suite high above the streets of the capital, we could drink in unparalleled views over Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean.  The S...
Hotel Ranga Iceland

Hotel Rangá
Hella, Iceland

Here, we experienced Icelandic quirkiness at its very best. At the heart of the vast and spellbinding countryside and perfectly located for the delights of the...
Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok, Thailand

Waldorf Astoria
Bangkok, Thailand

Walking up the marble double staircase from the hotel’s 56th floor in our hunt for the Champagne Bar, we were faced with a huge mural and not much else. But, k...
The Levee, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Levee
Tel Aviv, Israel

This beautifully restored townhouse in the chic district of Neve Tzedek is as perfectly placed for exploring the beaches along the glistening Mediterranean coa...
The Drisco, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Drisco
Tel Aviv, Israel

Situated in an exquisite 19th-century heritage building in the American-German Colony, The Drisco was once considered to be the finest place to stay in Tel Avi...
Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Rome, Italy

Hotel de la Ville
Rome, Italy

Just seconds away from the Spanish Steps, this new addition to the Rocco Forte portfolio is as conveniently located as it’s possible to be for Rome’s major att...
Amanwella, an Aman Resort, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Amanwella
Tangalle, Sri Lanka

This super-luxe resort sits among 37 acres of coconut trees next to a picture-perfect crescent of golden sand. Combining modernist and indigenous designs, the ...
Cape Weligama, Weligama, Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama
Weligama, Sri Lanka

Easily one of the country’s most celebrated resorts, Cape Weligama is set in 12 beautiful acres on a 40m-high promontory above the Indian Ocean. Designed by ac...
Amangalla, an Aman Resort, Galle, Sri Lanka

Amangalla
Galle, Sri Lanka

Originally built in 1684 as the local headquarters of the Dutch colonists, the property was converted into one of Galle’s grandes dames, the New Oriental Hotel...
Kaju Green, Galle, Sri Lanka

Kaju Green
Galle, Sri Lanka

Sustainable eco-luxury at its best, this property is hidden away in a jungle setting on a private island adjacent to the lush green Eluwila Bird and Wildlife S...
Clingendael, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Clingendael
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Set high in the hills on verdant land near the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, this property is perfect for those who want to discover the country and play 1...
Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton, Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails
Hatton, Sri Lanka

This stunning heritage property is the first-ever Relais & Châteaux resort in Sri Lanka. Comprising four bungalows built in the late-19th to mid-20th centu...
Tri, Reveal The Collection, Galle, Sri Lanka

Tri
Galle, Sri Lanka

This intimate boutique hotel on the shores of Koggala Lake is within easy access of the fort at Galle, but a world away from the hordes of tourists. Tri combi...
Kahanda Kanda, Galle, Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda
Galle, Sri Lanka

Set on a 12-acre tea plantation high on a hilltop, this unique hideaway close to beaches and sights is spellbinding. Its 12 individually designed villas, decor...
Fort Bazaar, Galle, Sri Lanka

Fort Bazaar
Galle, Sri Lanka

Location is everything here in the heart of a 17th-century fort. This former home of a spice merchant is a contemporary breath of fresh air after the colonial ...
Mahasen by Foozoo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mahasen by Foozoo
Colombo, Sri Lanka

This haven for OutThere travellers offers easy access to the city, as well as an opportunity to get away from it all. A small, family enterprise run by our Ma...
Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Taj Samudra
Colombo, Sri Lanka

This luxury property of international acclaim gives you the very best of the Indian subcontinent with local charm. Set in lush gardens, it is one of the oldest...
Mason Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Mason
Pattaya, Thailand

Few are the places we vow never to return to – Pattaya, turned tawdry, was one of them. But when an invitation to a brand-new design hotel there came our w...
Celebrity Edge cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea

Celebrity Edge
Mediterranean Sea

For newbies to life on the ocean waves, a trip through the Mediterranean on one of the new generation of luxurious mega cruise ships could be all it takes ...
Upper House, Gothenburg, Sweden

Upper House
Gothenburg, Sweden

From the moment we checked into our spacious five-star accommodation on the 21st floor of Gothenburg’s tallest buildings, Gothia Towers, we felt right at home ...
Schloss Elmau, Bavarian Alps, Germany

Schloss Elmau
Bavarian Alps, Germany

A short half-hour drive from Innsbruck, nestled at the foot of the majestic Bavarian Alps, Schloss Elmau sits in a stunning valley with flowing rivers, snow-ca...
Nääs Fabriker, Tollered, Gothenburg, Sweden

Nääs Fabriker
Tollered, Sweden

Just a swift 30-minute drive from Gothenburg, in West Sweden, this vast cotton mill turned hotel with a resort-like feel had us dreaming away as we soaked in o...
The Strand Cruise, Mandalay to Bagan, Myanmar

The Strand Cruise
Mandalay, Myanmar

A journey along the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Bagan in Myanmar would be an absolute voyage of discovery and special by anyone’s standards. But on t...
Giardino Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland

Giardino Ascona
Ticino, Switzerland

One of the Giardino group’s five Swiss hotels, the Giardino Ascona in the sunny, Italian-speaking canton Ticino offers pioneering wellness packages based o...
Oriental Residence, Bangkok, Thailand

Oriental Residence
Bangkok, Thailand

Hotels in Bangkok have long traded on their ‘Orientalness’. After all, it was here in the Thai capital that the legendary Oriental Hotel made its way into the ...
NoMad Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

NoMad Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Vegas isn’t short of superstar properties, but when its entertainment giant MGM looked to acquire a 50% stake in boutique hoteliers Sydell, we got the sense th...
W Amman, Amman, Jordan

W Amman
Amman, Jordan

Jordan’s capital is a Middle Eastern melting pot that oozes old-world – or, more accurately, ancient – splendour, but is future-looking, though not in a space-...
Mövenpick Resort Petra, Petra, Jordan

Mövenpick Resort Petra
Petra, Jordan

We’ve waited a lifetime to come to Petra, but nothing prepared us for seeing it in the flesh. The majesty and magic blew us away and from the moment we set foo...
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Hungary

The Ritz-Carlton
Pest, Budapest, Hungary

We always feel like we’re coming home when we check into a Ritz-Carlton and this one – right in the heart of the city’s central commercial district – was no di...
Hotel Clark, Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Hotel Clark
Buda, Budapest, Hungary

Stylish and adults only, this property has upped the city’s chic hospitality game. It is nestled at one end of the iconic chain bridge, giving easy access to t...
Brody House, Pest, Budapest, Hungary

Brody House
Pest, Budapest, Hungary

Inhabiting an elegantly faded Neoclassical apartment house, this property has elevated the shabby-chic aesthetic pioneered by Budapest’s ‘ruin bars’ ...