Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
United Kingdom, West Europe Hotels
Brocket  
Hall
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Brocket Hall is a beautiful exclusive use manor house in England that offers a wide variety of amenities and sporting activities for the active traveler. Set within 543 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with two 18-hole golf courses and traditional butler service, Brocket Hall provides a unique and luxurious stay. …
Accommodation types: Golf   Luxury   Traditional
Beach Sun  
Retreat
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England isn’t best known for its sunshine. It does occur but is usually unreliable. Thank God, then, for the Beach Sun Retreat; the UK’s only holiday location featuring year-round sunlight. This is courtesy of the sun room featuring “Real Sunlight”, a Swedish invention that mimics natural sunlight with all the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
LEGOLAND  
Windsor Resort
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If only you could lay on a LEGO bed and be served by a LEGO staff member, looking something like the LEGO Batman Movie. Of course, LEGO bricks as bedding would not be exceptionally comfortable, so the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel opts instead for luxury bedding but with a strong …
Accommodation types: Kids   Theme Park
The Beermoth  
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What a name. Is it a play on “behemoth” meaning large or monstrous? Is it a portmanteau of “beer” and “moth” referring to a drunk ghost butterfly (maybe that’s why they keep bumping into bulbs)? Whatever the etymology, the reality is a B&B experience you’ll never forget. Stay in this …
Accommodation types: Car   Gypsy
Chateau  
Rhianfa
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This romantic castle in the wilds of Wales was built in 1849 by Sir John Hay William Baronet of Bodelwyddan and his wife Lady Sarah Hay Williams. The exterior was designed by Lady Sarah who was captivated by the French chateaus she saw on her holidays. It was built to …
Accommodation types: Castle   Chateau   Luxury
Campbell's  
Cottage
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Snowdonia is a majestic and ancient land. Riddled with myth, this is where the great magician Merlin is said to have been born. Explore the cliffs and crags of Wales. Check out the mountain Cader Idris where, according to legend, if you spend a night on its misty summit you …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Train
Jollydays  
Glamping
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A delightful slice of rural England, Jollydays has the dubious honor of being the chalice that spawned Grazia magazine buzzword, “glamping” (a portmanteau created from “glamorous” and “camping”… I know). But don’t let that put you off. What you have here is a way to experience the fabulous English countryside …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
Carr Hall  
Castle
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This castle, which you can rent for a luxury break, was the winner of a TV show entitled, I Own Britain’s Best Home. Owners, Terry George, and Michael Rothwell spent four years doing the place up until it spanks the butt of any competition. In the old days, castles had …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Lundy  
Island
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Lundy Island is one of England’s natural wonders – a small emanation that rises from the waves of the Bristol Channel just under five square kilometers in size. It has been populated since Neolithic times with old gravestones recently uncovered and dated to the 5th Century. There are a number …
Accommodation types: Castle   Island   Lighthouse
Manor Farm  
Alton
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This idyllic working farm is host to a unique camping experience courtesy of Feather Down Farm. Stay in a luxurious tent that can accommodate up to 6 people. A rural retreat without skimping on the luxury elements, your tent is made of canvass and cosily lit at night by the …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature
Wendy  
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There is something about the Welsh coast that is difficult to put into words… it is dramatic and gentle at once with myths and stories soaked into the soil like rain. Here is the land of ancient dragons, where Balyn struck the dolorous stroke and plunged a kingdom into wretchedness, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Train
Caban  
Casita
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This retro 1970s cabin is perfect for exploring the forests and mountains of Wales. Made from pine in the Swedish style, the interior features retro stylings and plenty of old-school DVDs to watch. For dog lovers, there is a special “pet bedroom”. There is a heated pool and sauna on-site. …
Accommodation types: Nature
Martello  
Tower
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This Martello Tower was originally built by the British when they were threatened by the armies of Napoleon. It was part of a string of 29 fortresses that ran like a necklace around the British coast. Each was home to a garrison of 25 men – one can imagine the …
Accommodation types: Fort   Tower
The Pigsty  
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This building was once home to a bunch of pigs that lucked out living, as they did, in what must have been the finest pigsty in Britain. In 1889, the barmy squire who owned the land returned from his trip to the Mediterranean with a glint in his eye and …
Accommodation types: Nature
Fort  
Clonque
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This 19th Century fort was built during Napoleon’s carefree conquering of Europe. The British were a bit concerned and installed a number of forts around their coastline like so many Red Alert bases. Fort Clonque was originally designed to house 68 soldiers while black metal cannons peered over the battlements. …
Accommodation types: Fort
Railholiday  
Cornwall
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The Great Western Railway was founded in 1833 and would eventually link London to Wales and the South West of England. The Victorians soon dubbed it “God’s Wonderful Railway” as it opened up miles of coastline and new holiday destinations to Londoners. Cornwall, with hundreds of miles of unspoiled coastline, …
Accommodation types: Train
The Ruin  
Grewelthorpe
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Located near the village of Grewelthorpe which is named by combining the morish dish from Oliver Twist, “Gruel” and “Thorpe” which means outlying farmstead in old English; this pavilion has outstanding views of the classic English countryside and overlooks a gorge brimming with trees. Set in a nineteenth-century garden of …
Accommodation types: Nature
Tree Sparrow  
House
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Cornwall is England’s sunniest county: full of dew-sparkled hills, Arthurian moors, and villages resting by the fishing boat bobbing sea. It’s a popular destination and why not stay in a treehouse while you’re there? Named after the feisty local birds, Tree Sparrow House is a compact wooden dwelling resting in …
Accommodation types: Treehouse
Spitbank  
Fort
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As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was then one of the richest ports in …
Accommodation types: Fort   Industrial   Remote
Hotel du Vin  
Exeter
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Located in the historic British town of Exeter close to the natural beauty and riotous surf of the southern coast, The Magdalen Chapter is part of Swire Hotel’s British collection. Set in a voluminous 19th Century building that used to be the West of England Eye Hospital, The Magdalen Chapter …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace