Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Africa Hotels
Belmond Eagle  
Island Lodge
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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is over one hundred years old, and even though the rooms and amenities are modern, the serene surroundings seem timeless. Set on a private island on the Okavango Delta, Botswana, this eco-lodge is right at the heart of a pristine African wilderness. The tented rooms are …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Xaxaba  Botswana  Africa
Turbine  
Hotel & Spa
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The Turbine Hotel and Spa is a premier hotel situated on Thesen Island in Knysna, South Africa, often considered among the most prestigious locales of the Garden Route. This picturesque boutique was once a power station, but it has been meticulously renovated in a luxury hotel integrating the old machinery …
Accommodation types: Industrial
Location: Knysna  South Africa  Africa
The Silo  
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Great location, gorgeous views, spacious rooms... sounds pretty good already? Well, that’s just the beginning because the Silo went above and beyond in making every inch of their hotel as delightful as possible. This is a hotel that once you enter, you will not want to leave again. Housed in …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Luxury
Limalimo  
Lodge
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Limalimo’s location is an indisputable 10/10. Perched on the edge of a cliff in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, it has it all: panoramic views, untouched nature, and a bit of a thrill. It’s also easily accessible by road and located just a few kilometers away from Debark, the main …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Debark  Ethiopia  Africa
Mumbo  
Island
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If you hate the tourist hotspots and want some peace and quiet on your holiday, there is one extreme solution. Yes, you guessed right: a desert island. Mumbo Island is a private island that was never populated prior to becoming an eco-camp, so it’s perfectly pristine. It welcomes only fourteen …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
Location: Mumbo Island  Malawi  Africa
Hasdrubal  
Thalassa
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Hasdrubal Thalassa definitely stands out among other hotels in the area thanks to its stunning design. Every interior is unique and delightfully decorated, from the lobby, through the restaurants, to the rooms themselves. The Arabic influence is visible in lavish ornaments and colorful tilework that give the hotel its special …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Hammamet  Tunisia  Africa
Naries Namakwa  
Retreat
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Naries Namakwa is a retreat in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, that really stands out for its beautiful, secluded location. For most of the year, the area is a semi-desert featuring mainly drought-resistant plants such as succulents and aloes. Between August and October, however, the unwelcoming landscape is completely …
Accommodation types: Nature
Douar Samra  
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Forget the anonymous and characterless hotel stays. At Douar Samra, you will know everyone’s name (even the donkey’s!), and you’ll be a part of the family. It’s a traditional Berber home restored as a guesthouse but didn’t lose its original character. Set in Imlil Valley, in the Atlas Mountains, it …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Traditional
Location: Imlil  Morocco  Africa
Wolwedans  
Dunes Lodge
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Wolwedans’ tagline is “simply out of this world” and it’s hard to disagree with that statement. The setting is surreally beautiful. Red sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see, and distant mountain ranges emerge through the mist on the horizon. This place is home to a whole …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote
Location: Wolwedans  Namibia  Africa
Okahirongo  
Elephant Lodge
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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is located in the unspoiled wilderness of Purros Conservancy in Namibia. The entire complex seeks to highlight and celebrate the surroundings: the buildings seamlessly blend in with the landscape, and the interiors are as open as possible, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful views from anywhere in …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Purros  Namibia  Africa
Zambezi  
Queen
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Do you think that cruise holidays are outdated? Think again. A holiday on Zambezi Queen is not your usual river cruise. The luxurious 5-star houseboat was designed as an unconventional way of exploring the Chobe National Park. As the boat slowly drifts along the river, you will enjoy the front-row …
Accommodation types: Boat   Nature
Palais Faraj  
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Palais Faraj looks like taken straight out of the One Thousand and One Nights, and for a good reason. This stylish hotel is set in a former Moorish palace right in the heart of Fes. Every interior in the hotel will dazzle you with intricate wall paintings, colorful tiles, and …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Fes  Morocco  Africa
Pelican Point  
Lodge
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Pelican Point Lodge is one of those hotels that isn’t just accommodation but a destination in itself. The lodge took its name from the Pelican Point, where it’s situated. It’s a remote peninsula off the coast of Namibia with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Walvis Bay on …
Accommodation types: Beach   Lighthouse   Nature   Remote
Location: Walvis Bay  Namibia  Africa
Les Collines  
De Niassam
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Imagine waking up in a little treehouse perched on top of a baobab tree with the sun gently soaking through the curtains. You look out the window and see nothing but the baby-blue water of the mangrove lagoon. Sounds magical? Well, in Les Collines de Niassam, an eco-lodge complex in …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Palmarin  Senegal  Africa
Watamu  
Treehouse
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Watamu Treehouse has been named a "Best Hotel in Kenya" and it’s no wonder why! Located on Kenya’s serene Watamu Beach and built high amongst the treetops, this hotel offers guests an unreal view of the Indian Ocean coastline and lush surrounding forests. It’s the perfect getaway for those looking …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature
Location: Watamu  Kenya  Africa
Santos  
Express
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Have you ever been on a train as it passes along a stunning landscape? You think if only the train would stop right here so I could explore and take in the sights some more... That dream can now become a reality by hopping on The Santos Express! This stationary …
Accommodation types: Beach   Train
Bisate Lodge  
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Located in Rwanda, Bisate Lodge is the perfect place for any wildlife enthusiast. If volcanoes are your thing too, you’re in luck! The lodge is set in an eroded volcanic cone and offers views of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi, and Mikeno. With just six suites, Bisate caters to those who …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Ruhengeri  Rwanda  Africa
Hôtel 20°  
Sud
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Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean off Africa’s East Coast and is also home to Hotel 20°Sud. With just 29 rooms and 7 suites, guests are sure to feel pampered and pleased during their stay. Rooms range from “Charm” to the more desired “Beachfront” rooms and …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Grand Baie  Mauritius  Africa
Ellerman  
House
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Located in Cape Town, South Africa, The Ellerman House is a boutique hotel home to just 11 rooms, 2 suites, and 2 three-bedroom Villas. Perched on the cliffside of Africa’s majestic Lion’s Head mountain, this masterpiece of a mansion offers unreal views of the Atlantic and spectacular accommodations. South African …
Accommodation types: Art   Luxury
Singita Sasakwa  
Lodge
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Have you ever dreamed of stargazing as you sit atop the majestic Serengeti plains? Perhaps you’ve wanted to go on a guided safari, try your hand at archery, or visit a lively African community. All of that and much more can be found at the Singita Sasakwa Lodge, located on …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature