Are we the only ones skeptical about crowd-sourced wisdom? When it comes to hotels, the world certainly doesn't need another Agoda or Booking.com. Algorithms might be useful when it comes to crunching big data, but taste alone cannot be learnt. So where does one go to seek out design-forward hotels proffering room rates that don't break the bank? Thanks to the good folk over at travel portal NightNight, your hunt for an Instagram-perfect room in some of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world can be sorted in just one click.
This Paris-based outfit doesn't rely on algorithms to sift out its tightly curated selection of cool digs. Instead, they make the effort to seek out what they call "unboring hotels" — handsome hotels that come with such cool extras as iPod docks and complimentary bicycles.
Location is also a key consideration. There are no nasty suburban surprises here. Hotels that make the cut are centrally located and stray no further than a 20-minute ride from downtown.
Think of NightNight as the Little Black Book from your very stylish friend who knows just how to live it up without depleting his trust fund. Below, some hotels we would love to get cosy in.