25 BEST HOTELS
What makes a vacation great is not only the destination but also the place of stay in the vacay town. A luxurious travel experience calls for a lavish abode that will give you an unforgettable, indulgent experience like never before. We list the top 25 hotels across the world that are absolutely bucket- list-worthy! Take a look.
 La Isla, Patagonia, Argentina
If you’ve been hooked on the Netflix show Chef’s Table, this private island of South American chef Francis Mallmann will certainly ring a bell in your mind. It takes a plane ride, and then a car and a boat ride to reach here but it is absolutely worth every minute and every penny spent to get here. But of course, the pantry is to-die-for and the butler does a fabulous job of putting together every meal curated especially for you. Cut off from the digital world and soak in the serene bliss of a quiet holiday.
Price for two starts from – $60,400
 Waldorf Astoria Beijing, China
You could mistake this hotel as one of Beijing’s temple palaces, thanks to the element of gold in the exterior, but Waldorf Astoria is one of the poshest addresses of the city that is known for its impeccable hospitality, heritage views from each of the 171 rooms and culinary chapters like no other!
Price for two starts from – $9492
 Raffles Istanbul, Turkey
With the famous Bosphorus river nearby and the Blue Mosque-like glass pieces embedded in the handicrafts and architecture of the hotel, it is nothing less than one of the sightseeing places in Turkey. Imagine living here! The Byzantine vibe welcomes you right from the moment the doors are open. Revel in the magical city’s charm and vibe and the gorgeous views from each room.
Price for two starts from – $6848
 La Mamounia, Morocco
Colours, especially those that Morocco is enriched in, forms the essence of this palace-turned-hotel. Bringing wellness to the forefront, while keeping relaxation as the prime vibe of the hotel, it offers a wide range of amenities such as the traditional Hammam and spas for a rejuvenating experience. Sip some Moroccan wine as you unwind in this utterly lavish property.
Price for two starts from – $6819
 Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Competing in height with the Petronas Twin Tower in the heart of Malaysia’s capital city, the Four Seasons Hotel has a view to-die-for from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Lounge about in the infinity pool to catch some sunset views and skyscrapers even, while you relax and sip on some Martinis.
Price for two starts from – $4848
 Baur au Lac, Switzerland
The property has stood tall by the Alps and Lake Zurich since 1844 and is set in the garden of what can be deemed at Zurich’s Fifth Avenue, Bahnhofstrasse. The Regency-era style, Art-Deco interiors and a Michelin-starred diner spell luxury like no other!
Price for two starts from – $4475
 The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
If you fantasise about your stay in the most romantic city in India, then you ought to put up at the most spectacular property here. A masterpiece of exquisite craftsmanship, this 18th-century mansion is an epitome of grandeur flanked by the magnificence of Lake Pichola.
Price for two starts from – $3718
 Mandarin Oriental, Qatar
In the posh and fresh town of Msheireb is the Mandarin Oriental with its prominent Qatari architectural heritage imbibed in the design. Marvel in the architecture or put your feet up at the rooftop poolside cabanas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this property!
Price for two starts from – $3272
 Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
A beachside resort in Miami, sure. But you’d be left gaping if we tell you that it comes with its private 1,00,000 acres of white sand beach to give you a private-island-like experience. The interiors are all about eclectic pieces that give the hotel a quirky vibe. Don’t miss the indulgent drinking and dining experience!
Price for two starts from – $3150
 Rambagh Palace (Taj), India
Another one with old-world charm, this property in India is one of the biggest royal palaces. The Mahal of 1834 is now converted into a luxurious hotel that is replete with amenities like a private dining tent, palatial gardens and luxurious steam bar to name a few.
Price for two starts from – $2990
 Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe
Spread over Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve’s 321,000 acres, this one offers luxury in the lap of nature. Jungle safari, community tours and cultural village experiences are some of the few attractions of this property.
Price for two starts from – $2400
 The Nautilus Maldives, Baa Atoll, The Maldives
No matter how much you write about the Maldives, it will always be insufficient to justify its beauty. Comprising 26 villas, the Nautilus is one where every activity or even no activity is an unparalleled experience.
Price for two starts from – $2232
 Le Bristol, France
If you have a Parisian dream, then let it come true at Le Bristol. The gorgeous property doors are opened by the in-house Burmese cat and your feline friend, Fa-Raon. Walk in and you would be mesmerised by the Louis-XV-style interiors replete with polished marble, gilded furniture, opulent curtains, intricate wall tapestries and much more. Look forward to the dining experience at the Michelin-starred diners here, amongst everything else.
Price for two starts from – $2003
 Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia
A convent-turned-hotel, this one is a mix of the old-school, think archaic arches and wooden ceilings repackaged with a modern charm. The property is surrounded by the Palace of the Inquisition and other places worth taking a stroll. While here, it’s a must to visit Restaurant 1621, a French cuisine restaurant that used to be a dining room of convent nuns.
Price for two starts from – $1820
 Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Opened in 1964, this property is a pioneer of eco-chic in the area. What opened doors as a smart hideout for the famous Rockefeller family is now an opulent, luxurious smart stay. Every feature of this property stands out and has a story to tell. Make sure you have one of the 107 rums at their open-air bar.
Price for two starts from – $1440
 Angama Mara, Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Overlooking the Masai Mara from 985ft above, Angama Mara is Nicky Fitzgerald and her late husband’s venture that captures the essence of a luxurious picnic atop one of Africa’s luscious Greenlands. Don’t miss out on the camping experience when here!
Price for two starts from – $1280
 andBeyond Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Quaint, secluded and tucked away in the Bazaruto islands is the andBeyond hotel. One of the first hip and luxurious hotels on the island, this property offers numerous rendezvous with the seas via kayaking, snorkelling, etc.
Price for two starts from – $1260
 Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa
This family-owned premium property in South Africawill give you more than you can ask for. While the place boasts of jungle safaris like no other, it also talks highly about their wellness centres, meditative games and so on.
Price for two starts from – $1000
 SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn, Sonoma
Another one from a chef, this time from the very famous Kyle Connaughton and his wife Katina. The farmhouse is cosy but modern, with a twist of Japanese. Right from the food laid out that has seasonal Japanese ingredients to the teas to the hospitality that has elements of the culture imbibed all throughout. But what is more attractive is the food fare, such as the 13-course dinner, Connaughton seasonal cooking and the three-starred Michelin restaurant.
Price for two starts from – $1000
 Archipelagos Hotel, Mykonos, Greece
As if Mykonos in itself wasn’t picturesque, here’s another property that adds to its beauty and is absolutely Instagram-worthy, all due to the views from the hotel and within. If you’re looking for a slow, luxurious vacation to unwind, look no further!
Price for two starts from – $815
 Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla
Situated in the Rainbow city of Anguilla in the West Indies, the hotel has undergone renovation and restoration ever since its inception, but the shine has only gotten brighter with time. The gorgeous views of the bay, the Greco-Moorish architecture and the serene vibe of the property are some of the reasons why vacationers are drawn to this place.
Price for two starts from – $750
 The Beverly Hills Hotel, Dorchester Collection, Los Angeles
What is common between Charlie Chaplin, Grace Kelly, John Lennon, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe apart from the fame that touched skies? It’s this address at Sunset Boulevard that is frequented by the Hollywood club. Built in 1912, the suites in the main house embody LA’s sparkling elegance while the bungalows draw inspiration from the lush surrounding landscapes for an effortless and modern Californian design. Go in and get going like royalty a la celebrity style.
Price for two starts from – $650
 Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, Lanai, Hawaii
Hawaii is synonymous with holiday and the world knows that. But a holiday that completely rejuvenates you with its natural therapeutic approach of the Sensei who excel in fitness and nutrition, is what we all need thanks to the ever-mounting stress pile. Take in the experience the traditional lomi a’e massage or a Watsu session or go trekking to Maui and Molokai, Lania is just the place for your ultimate destination for a beach holiday!
Price for two starts from – $650
 Raes on Watego, Byron Bay, Australia
A hideaway tucked in the little pocket of the Wategos beach, the Raes is a Spanish Mission-style hotel. Rumour has it that Salvador Dali has done up a part of the hotel. True or not, this hotel’s magnificence is captivating, along with its grand spread of cuisines.
Price for two starts from – $630
 The Peninsula, Hong Kong
The hotel earned a reputation for standing tall through the thicks and thins, right from WWII to the recent pandemic. But the reputation even extends to its marvellous architecture – thanks to Phillippe Starck’s Midas touch, its delectable global cuisine and the gaping views it offers.
Price for two starts from – $614