Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
West Europe Hotels
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
Son Gener – Romantic Spain in this Farmhouse
'12oct22
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The Son Gener hotel is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored set in acres of private property in a very rural and quiet area of Majorca. Far from the madness of the tourist-thronged beach and thong-bottomed festivities of the south; the beaches nearby are as if you stepped back in ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Seekoo Hotel – Live in a iceburg of coolness
'12oct19
Seekoo  
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‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between a plastic and a metal that can be shaped ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bordeaux  France  West Europe
Baumhaushotel – Germanic Magic
'12oct17
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So this is like living in Lord of the Rings except without constant danger from the forces of evil. Here, the only forces that matter are those of your imagination (and your American Express). The location is within a national park on the far eastern side of Germany where there ...
Accomodation types: Hippie   Tree
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
Les Roulettes de la Serve – Sizzling Gypsy Caravans
'12oct15
Les Roulettes  
de la Serve
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Deep in the rolling hilled wine regions of France, you can find a selection of beautifully restored traditional Gypsy Caravans. These are available for hire and are decorated in four different styles reflecting all kinds of Gypsy Heritage. You can be transported into a lifestyle that hasn’t changed for centuries ...
Accomodation types: Gypsy   Traditional   Trailer
Location: Ouroux  France  West Europe
Hotel Palacio Estoril
'12oct12
Hotel Palacio  
Estoril
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It’s 1930 in Portugal’s Estoril Coast, popular with the rich and famous. A new grand hotel has just been opened. It will become home to Europe’s jetsetters for the next hundred years. Yes, even today it has a dedicated ‘Royal Wing’ for when their most aristocratic guests turn up for ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Movie
Nespereira Estate – Rustic heaven
'12oct11
Nespereira  
Estate
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The Algarve is one of the most crowded tourist destinations in Europe but this isn’t the Algarve, this is the Nespeira Estate; a secluded hideaway without a drunk Englishman in site. It is still close enough to the gorgeous Alentejo coast so you can enjoy the beautiful beaches that made ...
Accomodation types: Nature
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
Murtoli - A Figa – Corsican Grandeur
'12oct3
Murtoli  
A Figa
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The A Figa Villa in Corsica was built in the 17th Century and has been wonderfully maintained in that original style. It is the signature property in a portfolio of stunning buildings in beautiful landscapes around the Corsican coast. It houses seven people and is a traditional ‘tall house’ looking ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Traditional   Villa
Location: Sartène  France  West Europe
Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva Alta – Northern Soul
'12sep26
Sorrisniva  
Igloo Hotel
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Alta is the northernmost city in the world that has over 10,000 inhabitants. Its location in a valley along the banks of the river Alta means it is sheltered from the vicissitudes of the climate to the extent that its land does not develop permafrost. It is one of the ...
Accomodation types: Ice
Location: Alta  Norway  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
The G Hotel – Arty and hip to the touch
'12sep10
The G Hotel  
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No, the G here doesn’t stand for ‘Gangsta’ although they may serve Crystal Champagne. Interiors by Philip Treacy OBE (he was the guy who designed the Internet’s favorite hat – the one worn by Princess Beatrice’s at the royal wedding). This top designer used an eclectic style palate drawing from ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Galway  Ireland  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
Michelberger Hotel – Bed and breakfast for heroic hipsters
'12sep6
Michelberger  
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This hotel was first conceived as a place for a group of friends to live together. Then they decided to make it into a hotel where everything is made by the darlings of Berlin’s burgeoning art scene. So expect the unexpected. The hotel rule book has been cut up and ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Consolacion Hotel
'12aug27
Consolacion  
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This hotel gives you the choice: traditional Spanish Baroque or Japanese-style cubes. The designer was inspired to create the unique ‘Kube’ rooms after reading a philosophical piece called ‘In Praise of Shadows’ by Tanizaki who is one of Japan’s great modern writers. It is a sophisticated space with one glass ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Monroyo  Spain  West Europe
Paco de Pombeiro
'12aug20
Paco  
de Pombeiro
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Not long ago, it was just another ruined castle. Now beautifully restored, it sits in 10 hectares of land and historic vineyard. The old outbuildings have been incorporated into the new design to create a modern complex making the most of the historic architecture. In 1163 a crusading knight, friend ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Vizela  Portugal  West Europe
Kirkjubaer Church – authentic Iceland
'12aug17
Kirkjubaer  
Church
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This was once home to lines of tough-faced worshippers from the local fishing village of Stöðvarfjörður. Now it is home to you while you explore Iceland’s volcano-carved east coast. There is plenty of room and the accommodation is warm and welcoming. There is a self-catering kitchen and the choice of ...
Accomodation types: Church   Hostel
Hotel Aire de Bardenas – where the streets rage with running bulls
'12aug14
Hotel Aire  
de Bardenas
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Designed to enhance the beauty of the natural landscape traditionally used for farming and olive grows by the native Basque people, Aire de Bardenas is a great example of how contemporary architecture can be used to build excellent hotels. The main façade of the hotel is built from containers originally ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Tudela  Spain  West Europe
Sintra Castle Hotel - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
'12aug13
Sintra  
Castle Hotel
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‘I must just observe that the village of Cintra in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world’. Not my words but the words of Lord Byron, one of the world’s my dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
Albatroz Seafront Hotel
'12aug10
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honour in Portugal’s foremost playground, Cascais. The former fishing village has been around since the 12th Century. A succession of Kings, Lords and Marquises took possession of the village over centuries until today, where it is ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury