Conde Nast’s Ultimate Travel Quiz & Gold Standard List

Conde Nast Website currently has two very cool things. First off, and as a great suggestion when you have a few minutes to spare, they have a wonderful quiz called the Ultimate Travel Quiz.  Go check it out, its fun, and it made me realize how little I actually know! Some cool travel facts will be learnt. I only got 19 out of 100, which was quite a poor showing 🙂

The other is that they released their Gold Standard for 2013. This is their list of what they consider their favorite hotels, bars and restaurants around the globe. Clearly a completely subjective list, but still fun to browse, and get inspired by the pictures for your next outing. Here’s a summary of what they chose, but do click on their link for the nice list with all the pictures.

HOTELS

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BEST BEACH HOTELS

  • Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
  • Uxua Casa Hotel, Trancoso, Brazil
  • Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
  • Soho Beach House, Miami
  • La Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

BEST WILDERNESS HOTELS

  • The Walig Hut, Gsteig, Switzerland
  • Adrère Amellal, Siwa, Egypt
  • Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle, Thailand
  • Tassia Lodge, Lekurruki Community Ranch, Kenya
  • Shakti 360° Leti, Uttarakhand, India

BEST CITY HOTELS

  • Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi
  • Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Le Pavillon de la Reine, Paris
  • Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand
  • The Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

BEST COUNTRY HOTELS

  • Oustau de Baumanière, France
  • Hambleton Hall, Rutland, England
  • The Point, New York State
  • Otahuna Lodge, South Island, New Zealand
  • Miyamasou, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

BEST DESIGN HOTELS

  • Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Playa Vik José Ignacio, Uruguay
  • Hegia, France
  • Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
  • The Upper House, Hong Kong

RESTAURANTS

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BEST CLASSIC RESTAURANTS

  • Dum Pukht, New Delhi
  • Aprazível, Rio de Janeiro
  • Beluga, Maastricht
  • Nautika, Dubrovnik
  • Minetta Tavern, New York City
  • L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris
  • Delfina, San Francisco
  • Le Petit Nice, South of France

BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD RESTAURANTS

  • Güeyu Mar, Asturias, Spain
  • Siphon, Damme, Belgium
  • Chim Sao, Hanoi
  • Northern Spy, New York City
  • Da Adolfo, Positano, Italy
  • Mälarpaviljongen, Stockholm

BEST BUZZY RESTAURANTS

  • Atrio, Cáceres, Spain
  • Brunswick House Cafe, London
  • The Crow’s Nest, Montauk, New York
  • Gunpowder, New Delhi
  • Ultraviolet, Shanghai
  • Tippling Club, Singapore
  • Porteño, Sydney
  • La Pineta, Tuscany

BARS AND CLUBS

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BEST BEACH BARS AND CLUBS

  • Blue Marlin, Ibiza
  • Babylon Beach, Ibiza
  • El Chiringuito, Ibiza
  • Potato Head Beach Club, Bali
  • Lone Star, Barbados
  • Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant, Brazil
  • Hula-Hula, Croatia
  • La Plage, Goa
  • Ruin Beach Café, Isles of Scilly
  • Lido Pizzo, Salento, Italy
  • Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, St Barth’s
  • Le Club 55, South of France
  • Hostellerie Provençale Port-Cros

BEST BARS

  • M Glamour Bar, Shanghai
  • Strelka Bar, Moscow
  • Monkey Bar, Bangalore
  • Le Volpi e l’Uva, Florence
  • Bassoon, London
  • Happiness Forgets, London
  • The Croft Institute, Melbourne
  • Employees Only, New York City

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