Strike a pose with these Instagrammable properties
Our obsession with taking and sharing pictures is as natural as breathing these days and where better to get that envy-inducing shot than while on holiday. Staying somewhere with great interior design makes for not just an enjoyable experience, but an amazing photo opportunity too.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, conducted research across nearly 19,000 global travellers and found that social media is always at the forefront of our minds, no matter where we are. Almost half (45%) of Singaporean travellers say they get much enjoyment from staying in accommodation that’s “Instagrammable”.
When it comes to making the cut for social media, travellers say they are most likely to share images of the lounge (55%), followed by the bedroom (55%), the view and surrounding area (50%) and the bathroom (26%). What’s also interesting? Almost one in four (23%) of cheeky travellers even said they have taken pictures of their holiday accommodation to try and pass it off as their own home!
Booking.com has delved into its reviews to check out the properties that guests touted as being fit for the ‘gram, and just a hop, skip and a jump away from Singapore.
Jawi Perankan Mansion, George Town, Malaysia
Located in George Town, an emerging destination for Singaporeans this year, Jawi Perankan Mansion provides spacious and beautifully decorated rooms with Free WiFi. Look out for the exquisite tiling, traditional wooden carvings, and antiques that makeup this heritage home.
Hotel Des Arts Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Ultra-chic, Hotel Des Arts features French-Indochine décor with the owner’s personal art collection adorning the walls. Air-conditioned rooms sport classic wainscoting and wooden flooring, whilst each restaurant and bar comes alive with its own distinct design, ranging from old-world glamour to inspired Asian street food market.
A La Carte Da Nang Beach, Da Nang, Vietnam
Rooms at A La Carte Da Nang Beach are simple and contemporary in design, but what makes this property high on an instagrammers list is the most impressive rooftop pool, which offers stunning views of the sea and surrounding area.
K Maison Boutique Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Less than a 10-minute walk from Victory Monument BTS Skytrain Station, K Maison Boutique Hotel features clean and contemporary lines that is definitely instagrammable from the lounge and rooms, to the on-site coffeehouse. This boutique hotel is also eco-friendly with its energy-saving amenities – it doesn’t even have an elevator!
The Raweekanlaya, Bangkok, Thailand
Located in the Dusit district of Bangkok, The Raweekanlaya Bangkok offers a real #throwback as this historic building was originally built in the late 1800’s as as the residence of the royal governess of His Majesty King Rama VI. A home away from home, rooms reflect the heritage of Old-Siam and remnants of the original architectural design. The property also features a lush garden with a 120-year-old Banyan Tree.
Katamama, Bali, Indonesia
Opened by Potato Head Beach Club, Katamama is located right in the heart of Seminyak just a few steps away from the popular beach club. If you’re looking for some design inspiration for your own home, you’ll want a stay right here with its beautifully curated rooms, all of which feature locally made materials from its brick walls and wooden furnishings to its beautiful terrazzo tiles. Your Instagram shots will definitely be tres chic.
Tijili Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Another option in Seminyak, this fun and ‘grammable property with vibrant pops of colour and geometrical patterns, is just a 5-minute walk from Double Six Beach. Tijili Seminyak features an outdoor pool and on-site restaurant, serving a selection of international dishes.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among 18,500 respondents who were surveyed (1,000+ from the UK, US, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, India, Singapore and Russia and 500+ each from Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan). Respondents completed an online survey in November 2017
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