Bannisters by the Sea | The Colony Hotel | Blue and White Hotels | Travelshopa

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The elegant combination of blue and white has always been a constant designer favourite. What makes this classic duo so popular? Perhaps it is the cool, calm and sophisticated aura it brings to any room or how it goes well with almost any interior design style in the book.

These three beautiful blue and white hotels have channelled the classic combination in every way – whether it is a breezy penthouse by the beach that immediately transports you to Greece or a South Hamptons style seaside hotel for a laidback-luxe stay.

Snag some tips from this colour palette made in interior decorating heaven or plan a stay at one of these hotels.



Bannisters by the Sea

191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook Beach, NSW 2539

Wake up to the sound of the waves and power up for some serious R&R at Bannisters by the Sea. Select from one of their 34 refurbished rooms including ace fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan’s interior design debut with the Penthouse Suites. The penthouse offers the perfect dose of blue and white – a milieu of crisp white walls is set against comfy blue-and-white patterned cushions and rugs. The large ocean view balcony makes for a serene escape from the city.

Perfect for:

Million-dollar ocean views

Noteworthy Spot:

Infinity Pool

Worth getting out for:

Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar & Grill

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Shutters on the beach

1 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 

The epitome of Southern California’s breezy lifestyle, Shutters on the beach is the laidback-luxe stay you never thought you desired. Immerse yourself in the warmth of seaside living at a hotel that exhibits all the charms of a beach cottage. Unwind in one of their 186 rooms and 12 suites – all of which are decked in romantic four-poster beds, blue and white pinstriped sheets, and whirlpool tubs –not to mention the dreamy cerulean sea and silvery sand as the perfect backdrop.

Perfect for:

A luxurious yet breezy sojourn

Noteworthy Spot:

Pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean

Worth getting out for:

Shopping along Santa Monica Boulevard

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The Colony Hotel

Jalan Laksmana No.22, Seminyak, Bali 80361

For those who like their getaways to be more intimate, The Colony Hotel offers a true oasis. The adult only boutique hotel offers 20 rooms and though a little off the beaten track, still lies within walking distance to the best bars, beaches and restaurants in Seminyak. But nothing beats the 16-meter pool surrounded by a lush tropical garden, white cabanas and colonial-style rooms.

Perfect for:

Hidden oasis in the heart of Seminyak

Noteworthy spot:

The pool

Worth getting out for:

Delightful restaurants like La Lucciola, Sea Circus and hotspots, Potato Head and Kudeta

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