Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
South Asia Hotels
Samode Palace
'15may5
Samode  
Palace
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The maharaja’s palace that is now the Samode Palace hotel is the perfect blend of antiquity and modernity. Over 300 years ago, the palace was home to the ruling family of Samode, in the heart of Rajasthan, just outside Jaipur. Its luxury has transcended time with mirror tiled halls, mural ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia
The Oberoi Cecil Shimla
'15apr17
The Oberoi  
Cecil
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Found high in the Himalayas at Chaura Maidan, the Oberoi Cecil, Shimla provides sweeping views of the snowcapped mountains and valley below. Once the residence of the Viceroy of India, this Grand Heritage hotel was restored to its former glory that offers you modern conveniences while retaining its colonial charm. ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Palace
Location: Shimla  India  South Asia
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
'15feb18
Four Seasons  
Mumbai
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Formally Bombay, Mumbai is India’s capital of commerce and home to the Bollywood film industry. Rise above the hustle and bustle of the city in your guestroom, perhaps overlooking the Arabian Sea with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has internet, hot drink maker and top quality bedding. The best suites have mahogany ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Mumbai  India  South Asia
Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel
'15jan22
Umaid Bhawan  
Palace
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The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is an historical site, first constructed in 1928 and placed above the desert capital of Jodhpur. It was originally a palace and the last of the great palaces of India. Besides twenty-six acres of lush foliage and gardens, the palace hotel also features art-deco ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
One&Only Reethi Rah
'14nov20
Reethi  
Rah
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The Reethi Rah – Maldives is a luxurious but nature-friendly choice for travelers with exquisite tastes. Set against the illustrious beauty of the Maldives, you can enjoy beach verandas, private swimming pools, over-water decks and stone soaking baths for two. Luxuries are all modern despite the island paradise appearance. In ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Hill Fort Kesroli
'14nov12
Hill Fort  
Kesroli
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*A converted Indian fortress* This 14th-century fort was built by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs who claim to be decendants of Lord Krishna – though they probably weren’t as good flautists. The fort has had many owners over the years - the Mughals, the Jats, the British and, of course, today it ...
Accomodation types: Fort   Traditional
Location: Gurgaon  India  South Asia
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
'14nov3
Jumeirah  
Dhevanafushi
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Have you ever wanted to dine on the ocean? Short of magic, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Hotel may be the closest and safest way to do just that. The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi hotel has been called the Secret Hideaway in the Indian Ocean, and encompasses two islands with lush amenities. The crystal ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury   Spa
Neemrana Fort-Palace
'14oct28
Neemrana  
Fort-Palace
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*A restored Indian fortress* Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is located on a hill with brilliant views of the Indian countryside. It is a 55-room heritage resort covering six acres of land with multiple levels and palatial wings. Left to ruin for much of the 20th Century, it was ...
Accomodation types: Fort   Palace   Traditional
Location: Neemrana  India  South Asia
The Oberoi Udaivilas
'14jul23
The Oberoi  
Udaivilas
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*A Rajasthan Palace* Known as the city of royal palaces and shimmering lakes, Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, is a fine location for The Oberoi Udaivilas – a traditional Indian palace. Come and walk through the complex courtyards, musical fountains, pools and lush gardens. The architecture was inspired by ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace   Villa
Location: Udaipur  India  South Asia
The Verandah in the Forest
'14may27
The Verandah  
in the Forest
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*And Rudyard Kipling cheered* Located at the Matheran Hill Station around 90km from Mumbai, The Verandah in the Forest is a 19th Century colonial bungalow originally built by an Englishman who no-doubt sported the Nietzsche-style mustache in vogue at the time. Overman or not you will find the surroundings delightful ...
Accomodation types: Heritage
Location: Matheran  India  South Asia
Kumbuk River Resort
'14apr11
Kumbuk River  
Resort
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*Sleep in an elephant’s belly* Located in Buttala this eco resort is the perfect base for exploring some of Sri Langka’s amazing forests and wildlife. Visit the nearby Yala Wildlife Reserve; home to elephants, peacocks and other endangered species. The area has been populated for over 9000 years and was ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Nature   Treehouse
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra - Indulge Your Private View Of The Taj Mahal
'13oct15
The Oberoi  
Amarvilas
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Located a mere 600m from the Taj Mahal, this hotel has one-of-a-kind views of this masterpiece of architecture. Inspired by the Mughul period, the interior has ornate gardens, green laced pools, and fountains. Your room is furnished in the traditional style using teak wood. Your bathroom is marble luxury with ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Agra  India  South Asia
Niyama Maldives
'13jul25
Niyama  
Maldives
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On the website of the Niyama resort, they talk about their hotel having “Epicurean Delights” – what does this mean? Well Epicurus was a Greek philosopher who advocated community living and friendship. He was particularly interested in maximizing pleasure and kicking pain in the ass. But that is not to ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury   Underwater
Alila Diwa Goa - Sustainable Goa
'13may22
Alila Diwa  
Goa
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This hotel was designed to combine the best hospitality with traditional structures built from locally-sourced materials that blend into the local landscape of rice fields and palm leaves. The hotel has been a boon to the local community. It helps to fund the nearby high school and employs local women ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
The Dune Eco Village and Spa
'13may15
The Dune  
Hotel
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*Live in Light* The Dune is a holiday village spread over 35 acres near the Bay of Bengal. Your accommodation can be found in one of the bungalows and villas located between lush trees along 700 meters of private beach. Each structure has been designed to minimize environmental impact by ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Eco   Spa
Camel Camp - India Safari Club
'13apr17
Camel Camp  
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Safari was an Indian invention. The word Sahar means travel in Sanskrit/Hindi and the British appropriated the word and took it to Africa. The India Safari club takes you on trips in the Rajastani wilderness using 4x4, camels or even elephants. It was all the brainchild of founder, Reggie Marwar ...
Accomodation types: Desert   Tent   Traditional
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
Tamara Resort - Tents and Healing in a Luxury Hotel Setting
'13apr5
Tamara  
Resort
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*Tents and Healing in a Luxury Hotel Setting* These family-size tents will leave you in the lap of luxury under the stars. Located in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in West India, these tents have the perfect combination of verdant back-to-nature living and modern luxury. You have a shower, ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Coimbatore  India  South Asia
Helga’s Folly – Jungle Eccentricity
'13jan29
Helga’s Folly  
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A favorite among celebrities and fun-seekers, this palace of whimsy is juxtaposed against lush jungle surroundings. The hotel was built by visionary artist, Esme De Silva and her bon vivant husband in the 1930s. Today it is run by their daughter, known as Madam Helga. She decorated the hotel using ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Kandy  Sri Lanka  South Asia
Tree House Hideaway - In the shade of the Banyan Tree
'13jan16
Tree House  
Hideaway
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Deep in the Tiger country of India there is a treehouse available to guests. Reception is also a treehouse with a large social area and viewing deck where you can see animals use the local water hole. You will commonly spot jackal, wild boar and rare species of deer. Your ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Umaria  India  South Asia
Elsewhere Goa - The Secret Goa Getaway
'13jan14
Elsewhere  
Goa
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Goa is one of the most popular destinations on the globe. Its year-round sunshine, laid back culture and infinite stretches of beach attract people the world over. Now wouldn’t it be nice if you could break-off a piece of this paradise to call your own? Well you can at Elsewhere. ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Traditional
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
Heritance Tea Factory - Sri Lankan Tea Plantation Hotel
'12nov12
Heritance  
Tea Factory
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There are two things you need for a kicking tea factory in Sri-Lanka: one, elevation, over 2,000 feet is good, and two, lots of floors so the sorting, weighing and drying process can be done quickly so the tea retains its distinctive flavor. And then, when the time comes to ...
Accomodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
The Farm – Creativity in the Subcontinent
'12nov2
The Farm  
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The Farm is a creative project by husband and wife, Surya and Ritu Singh. It resides on a 16 acre plot close to the cosmopolitan centre of the region, Jaipur. The whole hotel is made from recycled materials and seeks to be original in design and concept. Each room is ...
Accomodation types: Design   Gypsy
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia