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
EVOLUTION  
Lisboa
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How should the future of hotels look like? EVOLUTION Lisboa has taken matters into their own hands and came up with a new concept for providing pioneering accommodation. The evolutionary idea derives from the ever-changing way we live. The hotel wants to adapt to the needs of the new tech-savvy …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
La Minervetta  
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Sorrento, the charming cliff-side town on the famous Amalfi Coast, features beautiful architecture. It's the last stop on the Circumvesuviana rail line running from Naples, only taking an hour to reach your destination. Sorrento is renowned for its gorgeous handicrafts such as ceramics, lace, and woodwork. Maison La Minervetta embraces …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Sorrento  Italy  West Europe
Het Arresthuis  
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Het Arresthuis is located in the Dutch town of Roermond. Unlike in Rotterdam, the skyline here is still dominated by the towers of its two 13th-century churches: St. Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster or 'Munsterkerk' in Dutch. The old town is right at the bank of the Meuse river with …
Accommodation types: Jail
Hotel Villa Ducale  
Taormina
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Taormina is a charming medieval hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. Hotel Villa Ducale sits right above the old town blessed with exceptional panorama on Mount Etna and the Strait of Messina. In the right weather condition, you can see as far as the ancient port city, Catania. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Taormina  Italy  West Europe
The Omnia  
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Famed Swiss skiing capital, Zermatt, is at the foot of Switzerland's highest peaks in the Matter Valley. Rooms and suites use a minimalist approach, with warm materials and classic photos as decoration. Our pick of the range, the Omnia Roof Suite, comes with a Japanese cedar bathtub along with a …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Hotel Danieli  
Venice
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The legendary Venetian hotel was built at the end of the 14th-century by the Dandolos, a noble family of the era. It adjoins several other buildings constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Remarkable features like the pink facade with marble sills, white turrets, and balconies with pointed arches make …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
Stayokay  
Domburg
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Backpacking can be a tiring business, particularly if you arrive at a hostel with the expectation to have a good rest and a clean shower. Most often than not, this remains to be a dream. Stayokay Domburg is the most substantial contrast yet to be seen for the whole cheap-hostel …
Accommodation types: Castle   Hostel
Alpin Panorama  
Hotel Hubertus
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See, they have made a mistake here. We were fooled to believe 5-star means a plush bed, a list of in-room amenities, and a basic spa. Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus received a 4-star rating, and that keeps us hanging in disbelief more than their suspended pool. The alpine building is …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Spa
Location: Valdaora  Italy  West Europe
The Oitavos  
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The Grand Y-shape of the José Amaral Anahory designed ultramodern building is subtly asking the question, "why wouldn't you come for a visit?". Located in a beautiful spot of Cascais, right by the Atlantic Ocean, The Oitavos is surrounded by the pristine nature of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The 5-star …
Accommodation types: Golf   Luxury   Spa
Hotel Klosterbräu  
& SPA
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Owned by the Seyrling family, Klosterbräu, a former 16th-century monastery, has been operational since 1516. That's over 500 years' worth of experience in hospitality! The 5-star Tyrolean wellness hotel is located in the Alps in the old farming village of Seefeld. The major touristic hotspot has some of the best …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Seefeld  Austria  West Europe
Hostal Sa  
Rascassa
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Located in one of Costa Brava’s best coves, Hostal Sa Rascassa is a quaint guesthouse with a well-regarded restaurant attached. The pine-surrounded building is quiet and peaceful, with the coastline a short walk away. If you prefer longer ambulations, there are various paths you can take to explore the dramatic …
Accommodation types: Traditional
Location: Begur  Spain  West Europe
Gearrannan  
Blackhouse Village
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You don’t need to travel far to feel like you’ve stepped back in time in Scotland. The rugged landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, and life at local villages goes at a different pace. But if you want to immerse yourself in the spirit of the past …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
FRANZ ferdinand  
Mountain Resort Nassfeld
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The FRANZ ferdinand Mountain Resort Nassfeld is near the longest cable car in the Alps, taking you to the summit in 17 minutes. You will soon be hitting miles of pristine piste on the slopes of Carinthia. In the summertime, Carinthia Nassfeld boasts a host of activities from mountain biking …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Belmond Royal  
Scotsman
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Experience an epic journey through the Highlands of Scotland in a restored palace on wheels. The beautifully fitted Pullman cars feature Lacquer-polished mahogany-panels and Edwardian elegance. The en-suite cabins come with hot steamy showers and plush beds fitted with soft Scottish wools and tartans. In this comfort, your mind can …
Accommodation types: Train
Stayokay  
Dordrecht
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Stayokay is a well-known chain of Dutch hostels that operates around the country. But recently, they’ve added new accommodation to their offer that looks a lot more like an eco-hotel than your usual hostel dorm. The Ecolodge at Dordrecht is a beautiful floating hotel room located in a remote, quiet …
Accommodation types: Floating   Hostel
Riffelhaus  
1853
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If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson’s films, you’ll be delighted with Riffelhaus 1853. This white and red mountain hotel from 1853 is a perfect little gem of Anderson-esque aesthetic. Set amongst the dramatic peaks of the Swiss Alps, the hotel was constructed at a near-impossible altitude for its time …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Spa
Northern Light  
Inn
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The Northern Light Inn is not just a romantic name. You have a pretty good chance of spotting the Aurora dance right from this Icelandic hotel from August to April. They even have a designated viewing platform for this purpose, aptly called a Galaxy Balcony, where you can enjoy an …
Accommodation types: Nature
Cuevas  
Helena
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Deep in the beautiful Andalusian countryside, in the village called Benamaurel, there’s a rather unexpected hotel. The bird’s eye view reveals doors that seem to emerge straight out of the plant-covered hillside. Impossible? Not at all! Cuevas Helena is a holiday home ran by a Scottish couple with all rooms …
Accommodation types: Cave
7132 Hotel  
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It seems like Swiss hotels are constantly trying to outdo each other in the art of ultimate luxury. The cryptically named 7132 Hotel is a strong contestant in the game. One of its unfair advantages? World-famous thermal baths designed by Peter Zumthor. The hotel's curious name comes from its postcode …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Arctic Bath  
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On the outskirts of the small Swedish town of Harads, you'll find a minimalist escape on land and water. Accommodation here is in hand-crafted wooden cabins sporadically spread around the highlight of Arctic Bath, the spa building that looks like a crown made out of wooden sticks. The Scandinavian interiors …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Harads  Sweden  West Europe