6 Instagram-worthy boutique hotels for your next vacation

You won’t need any filters for your #travelshots at these picture-perfect stayovers on the network

Villa Caemilla, Boracay

Villa Caemilla, Boracay

A retro-themed room at Sato Castle, Taipei
A retro-themed room at Sato Castle, Taipei

Sato Castle, Taipei

You can’t miss this eye-catching boutique hotel in Taipei’s Zhongshan District; its exterior actually resembles a medieval castle, complete with bastions and knight statues. Inside, there are over 50 rooms, with themes that run the gamut from “Superman” to “Arabian Nights”. What’s more, suites are fitted with jacuzzis, making them all the more Instagrammable.

75 Jingye Second Rd, Zhongshan District; sato-castle.com

An outer-space themed room at Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
An outer-space themed room at Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore

Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore

One of the Lion City’s most visually stunning accommodation choices, Wanderlust is situated within the vibrant district of Little India. The experimental boutique hotel features four floors of whimsically designed rooms, each inspired by themes like outer space and fairy tales. But it’s not just the rooms that are gorgeous – in-house restaurant Cocotte and the rainbow-tiled outdoor pool are well worth snapping, too.

2 Dickson Rd, +65 6396 3322; wanderlusthotel.com

Room interiors at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney
Room interiors at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney

Housed in a beautifully restored heritage building, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour was intentionally designed with Instagram users in mind. And indeed, there are #instaworthy spaces throughout the hotel, from the snazzy rooms to the sleek Lo Lounge. You’re even encouraged to snap a selfie during check-in! The ’hood the hotel is located in is terrific, too – check out nearby attractions like Paddy’s Markets and of course, the famous Darling Harbour.

139 Murray St, Pyrmont, +61 2 8586 1888; ovolohotels.com

Afrika House at Bambu Indah, Bali
Afrika House at Bambu Indah, Bali

Bambu Indah, Bali

This eco-retreat is simply stunning. The landscape it’s ensconced in – think lush rice paddies, natural pool rivers and majestic mountains – is already sublime, but its accommodation makes it even more amazing. For instance, the Udang House has tempered glass-floor panels for views of the pond it’s built over, while the Afrika House has a veranda and bale (pavilion) that offer gorgeous vistas of the surrounding rice terraces.

Banjar Baung, Sayan, +62 361 977 922; bambuindah.com

A balcony at Villa Caemilla, Boracay
A balcony at Villa Caemilla, Boracay

Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel, Boracay

Whip out the cute bathing suits for this one – Villa Caemilla sits right along Boracay’s über-popular White Beach, and is great for those beachside pics. Once you’re done capturing your #ootd in the luxurious rooms, step outside and continue snapping away with the sun, sand and sea in your frame.

Station 3, Angol, Brgy Manoc-Manoc, +63 917 526 9449; villacaemilla.com

The in-house bar at PlayHaus Thonglor, Bangkok
The in-house bar at PlayHaus Thonglor, Bangkok

PlayHaus Thonglor, Bangkok

PlayHaus Thonglor’s stylish themed spaces are great fun, especially if you’re an arts enthusiast. The rooms are designed based on famous musical stories – “Aladdin”, “Mary Poppins”, “Romeo & Juliet” – and the glitzy in-house bar is modeled to look like the backstage area of a theater.

205/22-23 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor) Klongton Nua, Wattana, +66 2712 57478; playhaushotel.com

Also read: Art comes alive at Park Hotel Tokyo

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Samantha David

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