Over the past eight months, we've combed through thousands upon thousands of hotels to find and handpick only the very best hotels to feature on our booking platform.
We chose each and every one of these recommended hotels either because we've been there ourselves or because we haven't yet but desperately want to! They all have a certain 'wow-factor' that is so important in a world where one city can have upwards of 4,000 hotels for you to try and pick from. However, some have struck us as being particularly special, unique or, even, unusual. From the irresistibly characterful and charming hotels hidden away in plain sight to grand palaces and star-studded icons, some were simply a cut above the rest.
So, without any further ado, here are 7 of the very best hotels that we've recommended on the platform and, most importantly, that you can book today if you log in to your TRVL account. Enjoy!
Breitner House, Amsterdam
Breitner House might be small – there are only two guest suites – but you'd be hard-pushed to stay anywhere more exquisitely-formed. So refined and elegantly romantic is Breitner House that you might find yourself reluctant to venture outdoors, especially after a champagne breakfast served up by owners Camilla and Guido. Throw in the ornamented ceilings, Italian chandeliers and views over the Oosterpark, and staying in gets more tempting every minute.
Rosewood London, London
The Rosewood London is a magnificently restored Edwardian mansion slap bang in the middle of London. With lavish interiors showcasing Cuban mahogany and no fewer than seven different types of marble, this lavish five-star hotel is every bit as splendid as its location is superb. As you walk under the carriageway entrance and make your way across the spacious courtyard, before winding your way up the grandest of grand staircases, the hustle and bustle of this most irrepressibly energetic of cities will feel like a million miles away.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin, Paris
The Hôtel du Petit Moulin has a lot going for it. It's irresistibly charming, has a four-star rating, and is tucked away in the heart of Le Marais – quite possibly the most atmospheric neighborhood in all of Paris. In a former life, the building was home to the city's first bakery and counted Victor Hugo among its patrons. Now that's what you call a good endorsement.
Roxy Hotel Tribeca, New York City
Unashamedly modern but taking its name from an iconic New York movie theater and nightclub, the Roxy Hotel Tribeca is simply, effortlessly cool. Its location at the northern tip of one of New York's trendiest neighborhoods is tough to beat, and the rooms are as sophisticated as sophisticated gets. But this isn't just any smart boutique hotel: this is a smart boutique hotel with live music, an art-house cinema, one very good cocktail lounge and a swinging jazz cellar.
Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte, Rome
The expression 'fit for a king' can be used almost literally for the Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte. 'Fit for an emperor, queen and princess' would probably be more appropriate, owing to the status of its former guests and current owner – but you get the idea. Standing majestically in the center of Rome and boasting everything from frescoes and parquet flooring to chandeliers and coffered ceilings, you can even pay for the services of your own private chef and butler for the night. If that doesn't impress your better half, nothing will.
Roosevelt Hollywood, Los Angeles
With former guests including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and Clark Gable, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame sitting quite literally on its doorstep, the Hollywood Roosevelt is about as 'Tinseltown' as it gets. Hollywood doesn't do anything by half-measures, and the Hollywood Roosevelt is no exception. Just look at the bottom of the pool, where you'll see a multi-million dollar mural painted by celebrated artist David Hockney. Check out The Spare Room, too: a prohibition era-style cocktail bar complete with a vintage two-lane bowling alley!
Hotel Bagués, Barcelona
Housed within the nineteenth-century El Regulador palace, right on La Rambla in the thumping heart of Barcelona, Hotel Bagués is much more than a place to sleep and dine. Boasting a rooftop bar plus infinity pool, this elegant boutique beauty – built in 2010 and located a stone’s throw from the city’s Cathedral, opera house and Museum for Contemporary Art – is home to the centuries-old jewelry workshop of the Bagués-Masriera family and has the collection’s finest Art Nouveau pieces on show. A gem full of gems – what more could you wish for?
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