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
THE QVEST  
Hideaway
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A traveler’s hideaway tucked in the 2,000-year-old German city of Cologne. The QVEST is a beautifully designed hotel that expertly blends old and contemporary and can be found within a gothic building behind St. Gereon's Basilica. Built in 1897, the building was formerly home to the Historical Archive of Cologne. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Cologne  Germany  West Europe
Mama Thresl  
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Soak yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Skicircus Saalbach - Leogang - Fieberbrunn in the town of Leogang. This is where mama thresl, the hotel that invites sporty urban souls, is located. The chic building is designed and constructed from locally available natural materials. Native pine wood with a …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Spa
Location: Leogang  Austria  West Europe
Su Gologone  
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Hotel Su Gologone is located in the Barbagia region of Sardinia, an area that is both rugged and refined. Engulfed by the local flora, the red geraniums and prickly pears are the perfect backdrops against which the hotel contrasts its theme of culture, art, and tradition. The hotel embodies the …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Villa
Location: Oliena  Italy  West Europe
The Fife Arms  
Braemar
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This impressive former Victorian coaching inn in the Scottish Highlands has freshly undergone a complete renovation. Hotel Fife Arms is located within the pristine nature of the Cairngorms National Park in a historic village called Braemar. This place has hosted the Braemar Gathering every year since 1832 at Princess Royal …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Burg  
Colmberg
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Burg Colmberg is perfectly situated at the meeting point of Germany's two most picturesque car trip routes, the Romantic Road and the Castle Road. The 1,000-year-old hotel that used to serve Franconian kings is now ready to serve you. You can spot it from far as it sits right on …
Accommodation types: Castle
Green Spa Resort  
Stanglwirt
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In the heart of Austrian Tyrol, there’s a hotel that somehow seamlessly combines rustic farm life with eccentric luxury. From the typically Tyrolean pine building itself to female staff wearing traditional dirndl dresses, it’s clear that tradition is deep-rooted at Stanglwirt. Owned by the family Hauser since 1722, the hotel …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Spa
L'oscar  
London
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Completed in 1905, the building occupied by L'oscar London was once the headquarters of the Baptist church. Unfortunately, it was severely damaged by a bomb during World War II but eventually closed down because the congregation dwindled. Luckily for us hotel aficionados, the building underwent successful restoration and is now …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
Fingal Hotel  
Edinburgh
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If you’re a history geek – or watch The Crown – you’ll remember Britannia, the former royal yacht of Queen Elizabeth II. Now out of service, the ship is permanently docked in Edinburgh and serves as a museum, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Luckily for all of us hotel …
Accommodation types: Boat   Luxury
Manshausen  
Island
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Owned by a polar explorer, writer, and photographer, Børge Ousland, Manshausen Island Resort has a taste of true adventure. Its tagline, “where sea and mountains meet”, captures well the remote and beautiful surroundings of the property. Manshausen is a 55-acre private island far above the Arctic Circle in Norway and …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Nordskot  Norway  West Europe
Bergaliv  
Loft House
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Are you after some 'lagom' in your life? Lagom is a Swedish notion of life equilibrium or, in other words, having “not too much, not too little”. Bergaliv Landscape Hotel captures this sentiment perfectly. The simple wooden construction is just enough to make you cozy and comfortable without distracting you …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Vallsta  Sweden  West Europe
St. Martenslane  
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Located in one of the oldest cities in Holland, Maastricht, the Hotel St. Martenslane is a charmingly small hotel in a convenient location. While the hotel isn’t grand in size, the 13 rooms are certainly comfortable and spacious. Guests can choose to stay in a medium room, large room, x-large …
Accommodation types: Design
Zero Box  
Lodge
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ZERO Box Lodge is not just another budget hotel. Located right in the heart of beautiful Port, ZERO is a self-proclaimed “ground-breaking experience”. How so? Let’s start with the basics. There are three types of rooms or “boxes”, as they call them here. Zero is a windowless room with a …
Accommodation types: Art
Location: Porto  Portugal  West Europe
Locanda  
La Gelsomina
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Wondering where to go for your next yoga or wellness retreat? Forget the usual suspects and head to this under-the-radar yoga destination in… Malta. Set right in the heart of the picturesque town called Birgu, a stone's throw away from the historic capital of Valletta, Locanda La Gelsomina is housed …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Birgu  Malta  West Europe
BLOC Hotel  
Birmingham
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BLOC Hotel Birmingham is all about that comfort. From easy public transport access to cleverly designed rooms, everything about this place is thought out to make things simple and convenient. Throw in a bit of that sleek urban design and some tech novelty, and you’ve got a pretty solid choice …
Accommodation types: Design
Capsule Hotel  
Lucerne
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If you’ve been putting that Swiss holiday away because of the high prices, here’s some good news. Switzerland just got its very first capsule hotel with a pretty affordable price tag! Capsule Hotel Lucerne is located right on the edge of the historic city center and just 10 minutes on …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Norrqvarn  
Hotell
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Norrqvarn Hotell is set in an old mill on the banks of Göta Canal, Sweden. Surrounded by woods and fields, the hotel seems pretty idyllic, yet nothing ordinary. But… there’s a couple of surprises hiding around the corner. In a nod to the youngest guests (and those of us who …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Treehouse
Location: Lyrestad  Sweden  West Europe
Hotel Jakarta  
Amsterdam
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The fascination with Indonesia is high in the Netherlands. In addition to the countless Indonesian restaurants, Amsterdam has now gotten its own 4-star hotel inspired by mixing the two cultures. And very appropriately, the hotel is set at the IJ river, where ships used to leave for Jakarta. At first …
Accommodation types: Design
Schutzhütte  
Schöne Aussicht
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Schöne Aussicht or Bella Vista (“beautiful view” in English) are not just empty names. The views from this mountain refuge are truly stunning and completely wild. Located in Val Senales in South Tyrol, the hotel is surrounded by nothing but glaciers and mountain peaks. Of course, it’s not that easy …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Culzean  
Castle
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With its dramatic clifftop setting, rich history, and beautiful natural surroundings, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This 18th-century Scottish castle is packed to the turrets with antique furniture, artworks, and various other unique period objects. Highlights include the Round Drawing Room with its panoramic views …
Accommodation types: Castle
Backstage Hotel  
Zermatt
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Located in the mountains of Switzerland, the Backstage Hotel in Zermatt is a beautifully designed luxury option for those looking for the ultimate getaway. Every piece of furniture in this hotel is made by hand in the studio of the artist, architect, and designer Heinz Julen. With walnut, chrome, and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain