Durban: four hotels under £150

With direct flights from the UK, the South African city’s hotel scene is more accessible than ever.

Where to stay in Bangkok

Creativity is on full display in the Thai capital and nowhere more so than in its hotels. Whether it’s with stylish antique flourishes, retro rooms or minimalist chic, Bangkok has plenty of stylish places to bed down.

Big Sleep Awards 2019

Exceptional service? Menus to die for? Whatever it is that truly makes a hotel special, we’re celebrating it  in our annual awards, where we reward the best new tastemakers, trendsetters and game-changers in the business.

Where to stay in Cusco

Heading to the lofty Peruvian city? Rest your weary head in one of its classic Andean-inspired digs.

What's new on the Isle of Wight

The island’s getting its sandy chic on this summer with a raft of new openings including the UK’s ‘first beach club’.

Sleep: Dubai

Glam, glossy and extravagant — welcome to Dubai, the exuberant emirate that works hard and plays hard. its ever-expanding crop of hotels captures its high-tech, high-living personality perfectly, from over-the-top five-star retreats to more traditional Arabian abodes

Where to stay in Bodrum

The Bodrum Peninsula, with its wealth of beaches, offers an array of resorts, from affordable-yet-chic boltholes to decadent havens of luxury, with many opting for a stylish, minimalist vibe

Sleep: Miami

The word ‘conventional’ doesn’t apply to Florida. Where reality ends, Miami begins, and its wealth of accommodation captures its gaga way of life perfectly, whether partying on a hotel rooftop, trying your luck at drag queen-led bingo nights, or bedding down in an art hotel with ‘Picasso happy hours'

Sleep: Hong Kong

From luxe spa hotels by international names and design-led boutiques to more kid-friendly properties, the city-state’s hotels are often a destination in themselves, whether you want to mingle with the beautiful people in a striking bar or admire a stately art collection

Where to stay in Faro

A sunseekers’ favourite, the capital of the Algarve does a surprisingly fine line in pared-back lodgings. Head south to discover Portugal at its rural best.

Eyes wide open: where to stay in New South Wales

Whether you want to stay in sleek, style-conscious Sydney or in the heart of the bush, this southeastern Australian state has it all. We take a look at just a few of the accommodation options on offer, from boutique beach houses and intimate island retreats to luxury lodges and homesteads. Plus, Trailfinders expert Alex Maidment shares her tips on exploring the surrounding areas

Sleep: Barcelona

Who wouldn’t fall in love with this seductive Spanish city, where languid lunches linger until dawn on lively, historic plazas? After hours of hot-to-trot action, you’ll need a decent bed to rest and recuperate in. Take your pick from a Kelly Hoppen-designed retreat, a laid-back billet with rooftop pool, and a beachside property that’s perfect for people-watching

Indian Ocean 101

101 ways to experience the best of the region, from surfing Madagascar's southern coast and community projects in Sri Lanka to eco retreats and ultra-luxury private island resorts. Here's a taster of our Indian Ocean 101 guide - free with the Jan/Feb 2014 issue

Where to stay in Barbados

Barbados’a traditional landmark hotels have been welcoming visitors for over a century, but this Caribbean island idyll is also home to a crop of chic boutique boltholes, smart self-catering cottages and eco-lodges.

Big Sleep Awards 2017

Come on in, set down your suitcase and join us as we salute the taste-makers and game-changers of the hotel world. Welcome to the first Big Sleep Awards! With the help of our readers and a panel of judges, we’ve selected the cream of the accommodation cro

Big Sleep Awards 2018

When the hotel is a destination in itself, you know you’ve arrived. So step into our Big Sleep Awards, where we champion the new hotels, lodges, B&Bs and glampsites that are raising the bar

Where to stay in Hoi An

Vietnam’s coastal resort has a range of lush digs that deliver serious bang for your buck.