The top 20 hotels where influencers stay
They seem to stay somewhere new each week and have access to all the most glamorous accommodations across the globe – which is why when it comes to booking a holiday, we head straight to the Instagram accounts of our favourite influencers. Because who better to deliver us all the inspo for where to stay next – or at least give us something to dream about?!
Below, we’ve rounded up the top, influencer-approved hotels from around the world that have seduced the Insta-famous set to their doorsteps. From colourful patterned walls to water sanctuaries, prepare for the ultimate in resort goals at these mesmerising havens…
1. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Who’s stayed there: Olive Cooke, Viktoriya Senor (tiebowtie), Juliane Diesner (styleshiver), Ana Linares (ananewyork)
Why it’s popular: It gives us the best view of the soft Italian sunset spilling over Positano’s beautiful cliffside village.
2. La Mamounia Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
Who’s stayed there: Jack Morris (doyoutravel), Chiara Ferragni, Sofie Valkiers, Diana Oliveira (diana), Jonathan Kubben (momimfine)
Why it’s popular: The Arab Andalusian-inspired palace, gifted to Prince Al Mamoun as a wedding present, calls us to gawp at its hand sculpted art works of wood, marble, Moroccan plaster, and dinandier.
3. Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, Queensland
Who’s stayed there: Jade Tunchy, Saasha Burns, Lisa Hamilton (seewantshop), Kiara King (lioninthewild)
Why’s it popular: Perched right next to the beach, Halycon House features uniquely decorated boutique rooms by Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro and holds vintage pieces and furnishings such as John Derian sofas, Madeline Weinrib rugs and drawings by Wayne Pate.
4. Soneva Jani, Maldives
Who’s stayed there: Andi Csinger, Hildegunn Taipale (hilvees), Madeleine (pilotmadeleine), Alvaro Rojas (wanderreds)
Why’s it popular: Your ultimate beach sanctuary sits on a 5.6 kilometre private lagoon where you can gaze at the stars through a retracting roof above your bed and jump into the sea from your own private slide.
5. Baha Mar, The Bahamas
Who’s stayed there: Bridget, Kerina Wang (mangorabbitrabbit), Christie Ferrari, Mel Vandersluis
Why it’s popular: With a casino, spa, golf course, racquet club and nature sanctuary, this beautiful hotel resort has almost every luxury man has to offer.
6. Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Who’s stayed there: Debi Flugge (debiflue), Leonie Hanne, Zorana And Acic
Why it’s popular: Guests are treated like royalty in a luxurious Arabic-inspired four bedroom villa with a private butler and pool flanked between coats of white sand and lush gardens.
7. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Who’s stayed there: Jordyn Jones, Anna Karsten (anna.everywhere), Jazel Lim (jazelxlim), Longina Salah
Why it’s popular: Serving combined purposes as a national landmark and the world’s most Instagrammed hotel of the year in 2017, Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands is famous for its infinity pool delivering the best views across the Singapore skyline.
8. Sultan Caves Suites, Cappadocia, Turkey
Who’s stayed there: Ellie Bullen (elsas_wholesomelife), Marie Fe And Jake Snow, Troy Pes
Why it’s popular: Starting the day with views of a sky filled with hot air balloons dropping down to the valley below, villages, mountains and the Erciyes Volcano, cave living has never been this beautiful.
9. Sal Secret Spot, Uluwatu, Bali
Who’s stayed there: Julie Sarinana (sincerelyjules), Sara (collagevintage), Frederikke lykkel
Why it’s popular: The eco-friendly boutique hotel, set just five minutes walk away from Bali’s top surf spot, Bingin, was designed to help visitors relax and connect with nature through salt water swimming pools and Indonesian decorations.
10. Azulik Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
Who’s stayed there: Jessica Stein (tuulavintage), Pierre Abena, Marta Lozano Pascual (martalozanop)
Why it’s popular: Aulik embraces the ancient Mayan way of life through artisanal eco villas that offer a 360 degree view of the Mayan jungle and Mexican mayan avant garde dinners 39 feet above it.
11. Aqua Dome, Tirol Therme Langenfeld, Austria
Who’s stayed there: Barbara Perez, Yana Leventseva, Carmen Huter
Why it’s popular: Resting in the middle of the Otztal mountains, this futuristic-looking resort features vast Alpine modern-style rooms and an award-winning spa.
12. Cavo Tagoo, Myknonos, Greece
Who’s stayed there: Jay Alvarrez, Eniko Toth Com, Emily Rose Hannon, Tara (taramilktea)
Why it’s popular: Nestled in the heart of Mykonos town, Cavo Tagoo spoils its guests with suites that include indoor jacuzzis or cave pools, as well as traditional Greek spas that offer treatments using products sourced for its efficacy, texture, fragrance and holistic integrity.
13. Giraffe Manor, Kenya, Africa
Who’s stayed there: Inka Williams, Sam Kolder, Lucy Williams (lucywilliams02), The Fierce Nay
Why it’s popular: Live amongst resident Rothchild’s giraffes and go on a custom safari in 12 acres of private land found in indigenous forests in Nairobi, Giraffe Manor has visitors reminiscing of the film Out of Africa.
14. Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora
Who’s stayed there: Helen Owen, Deddeh Howard (secretofdd), Sarah (saltyluxe)
Why it’s popular: The bungalows of Four Seasons at Bora Bora sit over waters of exotic sea life, from where you can take a canoe to a private white-sand motu to end your day with a romantic dinner under the Tahitian sunset.
15. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
Who’s stayed there: Leonie Hanne, Federica (federicola), Lara Kamnik (your_passport), Christine Andrew (hellofashionblog)
Why it’s popular:Set on a cliff edge, the beautiful rooms of Belmond Hotel teems with original Neapolitan art pieces and provides a balcony view of the Amalfi Coast.
16. Amangiri, Utah, USA
Who’s stayed there: Vanessa Hong (thehautepursuit), Desi Perkins, Pam Hetlinger
Why it’s popular: The secluded getaway blends into American canyons under a desert sky of ochre in the morning, apricot by midday, and pink at dusk.
17. Elements of Byron, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Who’s stayed there: Elise Cook, Anita Ghise, Sarah (sarahs_day), Holly Titheridge (_hollyt)
Why it’s Popular: The award-winning beachfront resort brings an exclusively adult pool and private villas all within nature’s tranquility.
18. Joshua Tree Acres, Joshua Tree, California
Who’s stayed there: Melissa Celestine Koh (melissackoh), Jack Morris (doyoutravel), Lauren Bullen (gypsea_lust)
Why it’s popular: This little haven uses the unique concept of vintage airstreams in a glamourous set-up under the stars in ten acres of desert land for a pure country-living experience.
19. The Silo, South Africa, Africa
Who’s stayed there: Aggie Lal (travel_inhershoes), Laura Comolli, Paris Verra
Why it’s popular:A testimony to the combinations of art, design and architecture, the 28 individually designed suites of The Silo is decked six floors above Zeitz MOCAA – housing Africa’s largest collection of African art.
20. Astarte Suites, Santorini, Greece
Who’s stayed there: Caitlin Covington (cmcoving), Jennifer Tuffen (izkiz), Ayla Woodruff
Why it’s popular: Listed on the Top 25 places to stay in Greece on Tripadvisor, the Astarte Suites offer the perfect romantic getaway. Residing on volcano cliffs at the edge of Santorini, guests are given a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea with rooms inspired by ancient Mediterranean culture.
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