Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Oceania Hotels
Bambu  
Indah
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John and Cynthia Hardy came up with the idea to create a nostalgic and unique Balinese hotel experience in 2005. The eleven available suites are antique Javanese bridal homes that were restored and modernized in Bali. The Bambu Indah offers magnificent panoramic views of traditional Balinese rice paddies in the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
Lupe Sina  
Treesort
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The Lupe Sina Treesort is the only luxury treehouse in the entire South Pacific Ocean and the first in Samoa. In the hills of Tiavi with a magnificent view of the southern coast and the Upolu rainforest. The treesort’s luxury treehouses are magnificent feats of engineering that complement the natural …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Tiavi  Samoa  Oceania
Mason Elephant Park  
and Lodge
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This hotel is home to a herd of captive Sumatran Elephants, including wittle ickle baby ones (awww). The elephants have a bathing pool, land to range around, and plenty of humans to play with. They get washed and petted by humans and taught neat tricks like painting, maths, and basketball. …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature
Nightfall  
Wilderness Camp
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How would you like to camp out? The very idea of the Nightfall Wilderness Camp sounds like paradise. It is a naturalist escape location, with crystal-clear rapids and ancient Lamington National Park rainforests. However, inside your tent, you can expect fire place, vintage tin-bath, rain head shower, and handbasin made …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
Location: Lamington  Australia  Oceania
Hanging Gardens  
Ubud
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Nebuchadnezzar II built the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon for the benefit of his wife, who was homesick for mountainous scenery. These hanging gardens were created for those who enjoy modern hotels with a twist. Located in Ubud (meaning “healing”), the location is home to some of Bali’s great artists …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature   Spa
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
The Pretty  
Beach House
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The Pretty Beach House looks downright magical, and maybe with good reason since it’s placed against the backdrop of ancient angophora, the Brisbane Waters, and the amazing scenery of the Bouddi National Park. It’s a beachside location and not too far a drive from Sydney. Meals and alcoholic drinks are …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Le Méridien  
Bora Bora
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Le Meridien in Bora Bora, a contemporary resort set on an islet and lagoon, offers some wonderful scenery and modern amenities, such as a large glass floor that lets you see the lagoon and the underwater life, as well as bungalows and villas filled with modern facilities and comforts. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Viceroy  
Bali
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This boutique hotel is located in the “Valley of the Kings” where Balinese royalty once cavorted. Stay in one of 25 private villas each with a furry thatched roof, private terrace, and treatment room where relaxation is the order of the day. Each villa has a private pool, gazebo, and …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
Glamping  
Sandat
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“Glamping” is an unfortunate portmanteau combining the words “glamorous” and “camping” the idea being that you get all the joys of camping with none of its rigors. And boy, do you get just that and more at Sandat Glamping. There is a range of accommodations. Stay in a lumbung – …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Tent
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
Lilianfels  
Blue Mountains
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Located in the Blue Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - this hotel captures the harmony of this beautiful environment while remaining a mere 90-minute drive from Sydney. Set in an 1890s Victorian mansion, the historic details have been preserved on the parts of the property which once served …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Katoomba  Australia  Oceania
QT  
Sydney
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Two of Sydney’s historic buildings have been revamped to create the QT Sydney which straddles the defunct Gowings’s department store and the still functioning State Theatre. Famous designer, Nic Graham headed-up the project taking inspiration from gothic and art deco styles to create a surrealist experience where you are welcomed …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Four Seasons  
Sydney
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Located in downtown Sydney near to the famous Rocks area with views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; like a boomerang, you will want to return again and again. The hotel nearly occupies the exact spot where Captain Arthur Phillip first stepped onto the shore to establish Australia’s …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Kemang  
Icon
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Kemang Icon is a design hotel in Jakarta’s trendy Kemang neighborhood. Jakarta Today called it the city’s “only true boutique hotel”. Inside, ancient and modern artworks decorate the lobby: mirrors that once hung in royal palaces and a specially commissioned oil painting by Indonesian maestro, Srihadi Soedarsono hangs behind reception. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Jakarta  Indonesia  Oceania
Alila  
Purnama
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This traditional Indonesian Phinisi ship is the first of its kind to offer cruises for up to 10 passengers. These ships were first built by the Konjo tribe in the 17th Century and have been in continuous use ever since. For the most part, they have been used for trading …
Accommodation types: Boat
Location: Komodo  Indonesia  Oceania
Alila Villas  
Uluwatu
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Villas Uluwatu is a resort resting on an elevated plateau that catches warm breezes from the Indian Ocean. Not only did the British Sunday Times name it one of the top 100 hotels in the world but it is certified by sustainable tourist organization, EarthCheck. WOHA, the award-winning design team, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Uluwatu  Indonesia  Oceania
Hapuku  
Lodge
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Set in the small fishing town of ‘Kaikoura’ (which means ‘to eat crayfish’ in Maori) the Hapuku Lodge is the place to stay if you love eco tourism, beautiful scenery, and sea air. The area has been home to the Maori for over 1000 years and is an excellent example …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Q Station  
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After pulling-off the typical European trick of killing thousands of native people with infectious diseases, early settlers in Australia set up a quarantine station in Sydney. The Q –Station housed all new immigrants to Australia for 40 days and functioned from 1830-1984. Much of the area and buildings have been …
Accommodation types: Ghost   Industrial
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Thorngrove  
Manor
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This five-star getaway is riddled with charm and baroque flourishes. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference: amazing plaster flourishes, rare 19th Century porcelain, and tapestries decorate your room. All the furniture is antique or made by traditional artisans - the four-poster beds are hand-carved from oak, ebony, …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Woodlyn  
Park
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For much of the last century Woodlyn Park was a farm but today it is an educational center and family fun park with some unique accommodation. Before we get onto that, it is worth mentioning Billy Black’s Kiwi Culture Show where you get a sheep-shearing, cow-riding, wood-chopping experience of Kiwi …
Accommodation types: Airplane   Boat   Train
Alila Ubud  
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Forbes Magazine has called this one of the top 20 coolest hotels in the world. The hotel also has the most photographed swimming pool, like, ever. The rooms are thatched huts on the outside and luxurious on the inside and the hotel lies secluded away in a secret location by …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature