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
'14jul23
The Oberoi  
Udaivilas
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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 the old palaces …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Villa
Location: Udaipur  India  South Asia
'14may27
The Verandah  
in the Forest
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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 and the location, high …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Location: Matheran  India  South Asia
'14apr11
Kumbuk River  
Resort
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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 once home to a sophisticated ancient …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
'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 …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Agra  India  South Asia
'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 …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Underwater
'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 …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
'13may15
The Dune  
Hotel
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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 using renewable energy …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Spa
'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 …
Accommodation types: Desert   Tent   Traditional
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
'13apr5
Tamara  
Resort
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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, internet, television, and the best of Indian cuisine …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Coimbatore  India  South Asia
'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 …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Kandy  Sri Lanka  South Asia
'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 …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Umaria  India  South Asia
'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. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Traditional
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
'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 …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
'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 center of the region, Jaipur. The whole hotel is made from recycled materials and seeks to be original in design and concept. Each room is detached …
Accommodation types: Design   Gypsy
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia
'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 …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater
'12jul19
Lake Palace  
Hotel
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This royal palace was first erected by the Maharana in 1746. Built on four acres of rock in the middle of a tranquil lake, it has been used by the rich and powerful for hundreds of years. And James Bond too. Yes, this hotel was used as the location for …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Movie   Spa
Location: Udaipur  India  South Asia
'12jul12
Heritance  
Kandalama
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‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion is a hundred feet tall and carved out of a mountain’ We’ve all heard of infinity pools but the one at the Kandalama Hotel blends seamlessly into Kandalama Lake. There, you can swim in the setting sun. The floor of the ‘Black …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature   Remote
'12jul3
Shakti  
360 Leti
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8000 feet in the Himalayas, the Shakti hotel offers authentic experiences of lands unknown on the usual tourist trail. Set on a ridge with stunning views of the Himalayas. Footpaths and villages are draped like a necklace across the foothills and wilderness that stretches out as far as your view …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Remote
Location: Kapkot  India  South Asia