Booking.com’s Best New Properties
While we know there’s no place like home, some places might just be better. From enchanting B&B’s in Italy, to trendy hostels in Asia and century old mansions oozing in style – these spots will make you wish they were home.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with over a million places to stay, has expanded their diverse range of properties and found nine of their NEWEST and BEST spots you won’t want to miss. Offering everything from complimentary salon services, serene mountain views, and wild animal décor, these are no ordinary accommodations. So, grab your passports, pack your suitcases, and get ready for some serious wanderlust.
Vina Beach Pool Villas, Hoi An, Vietnam
If fishing is your thing, this is the place to be! Run by a local Vietnamese fisherman and his family, this property offers exclusive fishing tours where you can learn traditional techniques aboard a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. After a long day out on the water, escape to this home away from home set in a tropical paradise, moments from the beach.
Palazzo Gozzi Bed & Beauty, Parma, Italy
Photo curtesy of www.palazzogozzi.com
This quaint Italian property embodies the essence of beauty sleep - literally. A new idea in hospitality, Palazzo Gozzi Bed & Beauty has teamed up with Aveda to combine relaxation with beauty. Complete with your stay, guests can enjoy a complimentary blow out or hair cut at Salon Roberto Gozzi Parrucchieri. (Talk about service!)
Das Heimsitz, Brixen im Thale, Austria
Wake up to a slice of heaven at the Das Heimsitz. Delivered right to your door each morning is not only breakfast but also freshly baked bread that’s still warm (YUM!). With a morning full of carb-loading, you’ll have plenty of engery to burn. Thankfully, this property is located in a popular area for golfing and cycling.
Bed & Bike Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
The name says it all. Known as the “Italian city of bicycles”, Ferrara has some of the highest number of cyclists in Europe. It’s no surprise then, that the Bed & Bike offers guests bike rentals, maps of various cycling routes and even free laundry service to wash all of their cycle gear. So, do like the locals do and explore this architecturally beautiful historic town on two wheels.
Chocholowska Zohylina, Chochołów, Poland
Eat. Sleep. Bathe. Repeat! That’s what you’ll be doing when you stay at Chocholowska Zohylina. This beautiful cottage like property is only moments away from the Chocholow Thermal Baths, the region’s largest. Reducing stress and improving overall health, let’s just say a day spent in these waters will have you sleeping like a baby!
Chen Jie Inn , Lijiang, China
Tucked away in a peaceful alley in Lijiang, China, you’ll find the Chen Jie Inn. Despite being only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this tranquil oasis offers pure relaxation. Decorated to reflect the ancient town, its interior is fully adorned with wood, making it quite the visual allure. With the promise of relaxation, the Inn features a Zen garden and a sun terrace located in the centre of the property. But what makes this a standout above all, is the hospitality of its owners. Expect to be treated like family and served traditional Chinese tea throughout the duration of your stay.
Originally an old two-story mansion from the early 1900’s, this military hospital turned hotel was named after Empress Alexandra feodorovna - Park- Hotel “Princess”. This beautiful historic accommodation features its own private beach for guests to use and includes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner as part of your stay, served in a buffet style dining hall.
Yeehaw! Saddle up and venture your way over to this old western style hostel for fun in Taiwan. Don’t let the historical exterior fool you, this hostel has a modern interior and a unique history that the host loves to share with guests. With remnants of local history and traditional Kinmen elements, the Beishan Old Western Style Hostel has a welcoming and friendly staff that are full of knowledge about the area to ensure you have an enjoyable and fulfilling stay.
TraveLight Hostel South Korea
Located in the heart of Busan, the TraveLight Hostel can anticipate all of their guests’ needs. From conditioner and toothpaste to selfie sticks and earplugs, the TraveLight Hostel has it all. They even have a women’s makeup room on the property equipped with cosmetic products that are available for your use!