Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Italy, West Europe Hotels
Il San Pietro di Positano
'13dec10
Il San Pietro  
di Positano
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*Room with a view (that is one of the best in the world)* This hotel is hewn out of the very living rock on the Amalfi coastline. Want to go to the beach? Then take the lift through the rock to the sand below. Your vine-hugged balcony has some of ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
Atelier Sul Mare
'13oct7
Atelier  
Sul Mare
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*Cutting-edge culture in Italy* No-one goes to galleries to view art these days. In fact, everyone who takes art and design seriously knows that to truly appreciate art you have to live with it. But even if we can afford the best art, we can only choose to live with ...
Accomodation types: Art   Beach
Monteverdi Tuscany
'13aug19
Monteverdi  
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*Renaissance, people* In Tuscany there is a beautiful villa that has been restored. With only seven rooms, this exclusive hotel has married modern furnishings with the traditional style. The half-ancient wooden beams hold up the ceiling as you sit in front of a 200 year-old fireplace next to a stone ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Traditional   Wine
Abitart Hotel
'13jul11
Abitart  
Hotel
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*Contemporary Art Hotel in Rome* Very stylish art hotel in Rome. Located halfway between the Ostiense and Testaccio neighbourhoods near to traditional restaurants, shops and bars abuzz with clientele. Every lamp, application and decoration is a unique design piece created by a contemporary Roman artist. Unique and expressive artworks transform ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Rome  Italy  West Europe
Corona Save the Beach Hotel
'13jan17
Corona  
Save the Beach
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What kind of hotel advertises itself as “fully disinfected”? A hotel made of trash, that’s what. This temporary hotel was erected on the banks of the Tiber in Rome in order to bring attention to the threat posed to Europe’s beaches by the mountains of trash left by careless tourists ...
Accomodation types: Concept
Location: Rome  Italy  West Europe
Dunant Hotel - The First 0 Star Hotel
'13jan10
Dunant Hotel  
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If you were to tell me that you are going to stay in a “0 star hotel” I might wonder if you are planning to sleep in a ditch. But I would be very ill-informed. The Dunant Hotel has chosen to bill itself as “0 star” to reflect its philosophy ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Prendiparte Tower
'12nov15
Prendiparte  
Tower
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In the bloodbath of medieval Europe, ruling families had a lot to loose. Their serfs were vulnerable to attack from all sides. So they designed their villages around a central ruling tower - like the Prendiparte Tower which stands at 12 storeys tall. Ruling families would each have a floor ...
Accomodation types: Tower
Location: Bologna  Italy  West Europe
Fonteverde – European Glamour
'12oct26
Fonteverde  
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For hundreds of years, The Medicis were one of the most powerful families in Europe. If anyone knew the most beautiful spot in Italy it was them. Their summer houses were legendary. Now you can stay in one of their great buildings located in the Val d'Orcia which is a ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Spa
The Charming House – Boutique styles with an arty flavour
'12oct24
The Charming  
House
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Ok, so you can enter this Venetian boutique hotel in a gondola, sailing in under the portcullis into the kind of mysterious tunnel you might expect to find Cardinal Richelieu doing something crafty in; but luckily for you, this is not revolutionary France, this is modern day Venice and you ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
Vigilius Hotel – Elite Hosting
'12oct16
Vigilius  
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In the grand Dolomites – a mountain range located in the North Italian Alps – there is an award winning design hotel. Built by architect, Matteo Thun, his idea was to create a luxury eco hotel that draws inspiration from nature and also blends with its natural surroundings so local ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Lana  Italy  West Europe
Le Sirenuse Hotel – Glamour with nice curtains
'12oct5
Sirenuse  
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This 18th Century villa is still privately owned by the Sersale family who opened their summer house as a hotel in 1951. It was just about the time the Positano region of Italy was growing as a tourist destination thanks, in no small part, to John Steinbeck remarking in a ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Villa
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
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
Masseria Torre Coccaro – King of the Castle
'12sep7
Masseria  
Torre Coccaro
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When arriving at Masseria Torre Coccaro, you will see ancient olive groves where connoisseur olive oil is pressed, a wave-lapped Adriatic shore where a private yacht is moored and a restored farmhouse where you will be staying. The farmhouse is hundreds of years old and is more fortress than house. ...
Accomodation types: Cave   Spa
Location: Fasano  Italy  West Europe
MO.OM Hotel
'12jun27
MO.OM  
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This hotel bills itself as ‘Hotel & Motel, Love & Sex, Business & Relax all become One’. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a terrifically messy evening. But then, maybe I’m not Italian enough. You can choose whether to stay in the Hotel building or the Motel ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Rome Cavalieri
'12may29
Rome  
Cavalieri
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The Rome Cavalieri is a super-luxurious hotel which boasts 15 acres of unique garden to explore. There are lots of activities for you to try. Celebrate ritualized murder with a gladiator training session! Design a diamond-encrusted cashmere sweater for your dog! Clear your chakras out with a precious stone massage! ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Rome  Italy  West Europe
Residenza d'Arte
'12mar27
Residenza  
d'Arte
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Set in beautiful Tuscany this lovingly restored 14th Century villa is a haven of warm tiles, bare beams and stunning aesthetics. Acclaimed artist, Anna Izzo set out to create a hotel with soul allowing you to stay inside a living, breathing work of art. Vibrant contemporary artworks merge with medieval ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
UNA Hotel Vittoria
'12mar8
Hotel  
Vittoria
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If Donatella Versace and Lewis Carroll designed a hotel – it might look something like this. Its stylish furnishings and avant-garde aesthetics will make ‘wow! Look at that’ the most uttered sentence of your stay. The walls are upholstered with leather or fabrics woven with real gold and silver strands. ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Florence  Italy  West Europe
Byblos Art Hotel
'12mar8
Byblos  
Art Hotel
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The Byblos Art Hotel is unique among its peers. It houses a collection of contemporary art by 39 of the world’s most renowned modern artists. Pieces by Damien Hirst and Arnish Kapoor sit alongside classical Venetian paintings and interior design by Alessandro Mendini. Architect, Michele Sanmicheli worked alongside the artists ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Verona  Italy  West Europe