Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Island Hotels
Azura Benguerra
'13oct23
Azura  
Benguerra
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*Luxury resort on Mozambique marine nature reserve* Most hotels give you a choice of rooms, some give you a choice of caravans, spheres or eco-pods, well, Azura Retreat gives you a choice of islands. Now that’s impressive. The resort is located on two islands, Benguerra and Quilalea. Both are located ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Burgh Island Hotel
'13oct21
Burgh Island  
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*A Novel Place* This hotel was a frequent haunt of famous author Agatha Christie who set her novel And Then There Were None on a fictionalized version of the archipelago. The hotel was finished in 1929 and throughout the 1930s it played host to glamorous guests. In World War 2 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
Barge Aground
'13aug14
Barge  
Aground
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*Blimey, it’s a Barge* Built at the starboard end of the British obsession with the seaside, this holiday bungalow is shaped like a barge and decorated with a nautical theme. The bungalow is self-catering with all modern conveniences provided for. Wooden shutters allow air to circulate in summer and protect ...
Accomodation types: Boat   Island
Atlantis Hotel Dubai
'13aug5
Atlantis  
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This 5 Star Dubai stunner is designed with Arab and Western influences and is home to one of the best waterparks in the world. It covers 113 acres and has 1539 rooms. There is an 11 acre Dolphin bay for you to experience swimming with marine mammals and there is ...
Accomodation types: Island   Luxury   Palace   Underwater
Ooops Hotel
'13jun25
Ooops  
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*Oops! It appears my hotel has sunk* At first glance it looks like this hotel is a victim of flooding – half submerged in Lake Mälaren. The foundations, driven into the lake bed, have been made to look as if they are the ground floor of a house creating a ...
Accomodation types: Island
Location: Vasteras  Sweden  West Europe
Song Saa Private Island
'13jun5
Song Saa  
Private Island
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*Pearlescent Paradise Islands* Cambodia has some tropical islands scattered off the coast in the Indian Ocean. They remain largely undeveloped – a rarity in South East Asia. Song Saa is one of the first luxury resorts to take one of these islands as its home. It is run in partnership ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
Perivolas Hotel Oia Santorini
'13may24
Perivolas  
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*Paradise hewn on history* This hotel is located on a secluded cliff top that overlooks the Greek island of Santorini. The island is part of a circular archipelago which was formed from volcanic rock following an ancient eruption that is fabled to have destroyed the city of Atlantis. Today, the ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Oia  Greece  East Europe
Necker Island
'13feb14
Necker  
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Richard Branson’s private island is named after Dutch explorer, Johannes de Necker who “discovered” it in the 17th Century. It remained unihabited until the late 20th Century. In 1965 two British journalists tried to survive as castaways on the island. They lasted three weeks before they driven off the island ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
East Brother Light Station - Historical Light-House with Fine Accommodation
'13feb13
East Brother  
Light Station
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By 1874 it became clear that a lighthouse was needed to mark the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The US government, unable to find a suitable location for the lighthouse, took over East Brother Island. Using dynamite to level the island, they built a lighthouse that remains there to this ...
Accomodation types: Island   Lighthouse
Location: Richmond  USA  North America
La Corbiere Radio Tower – Book a room in a 1940s radio tower!
'12nov27
La Corbiere  
Radio Tower
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Located in Jersey which is an island in the English channel that is half tax-haven and half nesting ground for flocks of seabirds, the La Corbiere Radio Tower is in its third incarnation as an unusual place to spend your holiday. It is currently a very unique holiday apartment. La ...
Accomodation types: Island   Radio Tower
Albergo Il Monastero – Ten Hail Marys and Two Hello Fishes
'12sep20
Albergo  
Il Monastero
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This was once a convent. Built in the 16th Century, the cloisters and passageways once echoed with the sound of rosary beads and prayers. Today, it is the building that contemplates on a rock overlooking the sea while, inside, the residents relax. Thousands of religious hours have been worn into ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Island   Traditional
Location: Naples  Italy  West Europe
North Island – The Eco Reformation
'12sep12
North Island  
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Staying in a North Island beach hut allows you to take part in a remarkable story of conservation. This island in the Seychelles was once full of coconut trees, people and animals working to supply the industrial coconut industry. But that collapsed in the 1970s and the island was deserted ...
Accomodation types: Island   Luxury   Remote
Huvafen Fushi
'12aug16
Huvafen  
Fushi
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The Maldives are a sprinkle of islands surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean; a place of otherworldly beauty. And, set in its own private lagoon, is Huvafen Fushi; a hotel popular with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. When you arrive, the hotel manager greets you by asking ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater
Hotel Punta Grande - The smallest hotel in the world
'12aug3
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Punta Grande
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It holds the world record for ‘smallest hotel in the world’ and, when you arrive at Punta Grande, you will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at the home of an insane fisherman with a love for very exposed locations. Situated on a rocky outcrop in the island of ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Island
Location: El Hierro  Spain  West Europe
Fabriken Furillen – fans of The Killing take note
'12jun12
Fabriken  
Furillen
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A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby ...
Accomodation types: Design   Industrial   Island
Location: Larbro  Sweden  West Europe
Aman Sveti Stefan
'12may15
Aman  
Sveti Stefan
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Sveti Stefan is a fortified village built on an island connected to the Montenegro mainland by a thin causeway. It was originally a Muslim settlement built in the 15th century. When it became Christian, the 12 families living there fortified the village to protect it from the expansionist Ottoman Empire. ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury