Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Luxury Hotels
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Pristine wilderness, safari and luxury
'13apr10
Crater  
Lodge
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About three million years ago an enormous volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself much to the hilarity of the other volcanoes who laughed so much they blew their own tops. This massive event created what is known today as the Ngorongoro Crater. For millions of years the crater has ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Traditional
Location: Ngorongoro  Tanzania  Africa
Desert Palm Resort Dubai
'13apr2
Desert Palm  
Resort Dubai
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A boutique hotel in the skyscraper coral of Dubai is a rare find indeed. The Palm Resort was originally built so its extravagant owner could play Polo and to this day it boasts two Polo fields, horses and stables. And yes, you can have riding lessons. Your room comes with ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Post Ranch Inn – True Grit and Beautiful Scenery
'13mar29
Post Ranch  
Inn
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Set in the blisteringly beautiful hills, planes and beaches of Big Sur in California, The Post Ranch Inn has long been part of the local area. In the early 20th Century explorer William Brainard Post was one of the first settlers in the area which was still largely uninhabited, he ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Location: Big Sur  USA  North America
Hoshino Resort Risonare Yatsugatake
'13mar19
Hoshino Resort  
Risonare Yatsugatake
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Let’s say you like skiing. Well, the Yatsugatake Mountains and the Japanese Alps provide some excellent piste. And let’s say you want to experience the neon hive of Tokyo. And let’s presume you hanker after the latest architecture and design. Then you will want to stay here. Risonare is Italian ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Hokuto  Japan  East Asia
Necker Belle
'13mar12
Necker Belle  
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Virgin Magnate, Richard Branson has recently added a luxury catamaran to his collection of unique hotels. Necker Belle specializes in Whale watching and every year it follows thousands of whales as they meet at Silver Bank in the Caribbean for the annual mating. During this time the Whales come to ...
Accomodation types: Boat   Luxury
Loisaba - African soul and nature
'13mar8
Loisaba  
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The untamed bush and lands here are protected but with none of the rules and fences that normally come with game reserves in Africa. You, like the animals, are free to go and do whatever you like and there is a lot on offer. Set in miles and miles of ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Nanyuki  Kenya  Africa
The Olive Exclusive
'13mar7
The Olive  
Exclusive
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*A Lone City on an African Mountain* Set on the outskirts of the Namibian capital city of Windhoek, the Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel combines modern luxury with African highlights for your stay in this city over 1500 meters above sea level. The hotel is built on the site of an ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Windhoek  Namibia  Africa
Eh Hausl - The smallest hotel in the world
'13mar5
Eh'häusl  
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Fascinating stuff, this hotel. It was built in 1728 and could well be the smallest hotel in the world. The story goes like this: back in ye olden days in Germany, couples who wanted to marry had to own property. So some enterprising local put down his frothy beer and ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Amberg  Germany  West Europe
Hotel Ukraina aka Radisson Royal Moscow - Soviet Renaissance and Grandeur
'13feb20
Hotel  
Ukraina
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This stunning hotel was built in 1952 as part of the ‘Soviet Skyscraper’ project. The foundation stones were laid in 1947 to mark the 800th anniversary of Moscow and celebrate the USSR victory in World War Two. Though completed after his death, this building and its sisters are seen as ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Soviet
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
'13feb15
Machu Picchu  
Sanctuary Lodge
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When Hiram Bingham set out in 1907 to find the lost Inca treasure he could not have expected to find as enormous a jewel as he did. Machu Picchu is the lost city of the Inca built in the 15th Century over 2,300 meters above sea level. Today people come ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Nature
Necker Island
'13feb14
Necker  
Island
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Richard Branson’s private island is named after Dutch explorer, Johannes de Necker who “discovered” it in the 17th Century. It remained unihabited until the late 20th Century. In 1965 two British journalists tried to survive as castaways on the island. They lasted three weeks before they driven off the island ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Les Hautes Roches - Luxury cave hotel in “the garden of France”
'13feb6
Les Hautes  
Roches
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France is a pretty place. From the ornate promenades of Paris to the warm hills of the wine country people love to holiday here. But there is one area that is claimed to be the most beautiful and this is the Loire Valley. The river Loire has carved the valley ...
Accomodation types: Cave   Chateau   Luxury
Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
'13jan25
Mamilla Hotel  
Jerusalem
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Cutting-edge design is what this place is all about. That and luxury. Ok, so it’s about cutting-edge design, luxury and holistic wellness… all in the centre of the world, Jerusalem. Situated in the Mamilla corridor, a 19th Century area that connects new and old Jerusalem the best sights and shopping ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Rough Luxe Hotel - The thinking man’s boutique hotel
'13jan23
Rough Luxe  
Hotel
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Rough-Luxe is a concept hotel that attempts to redefine what is meant by “luxury”. Rather than being a passive consumer of finery, the guests at rough-luxe are encouraged to engage with their surroundings and view luxury as time spent in a special space with some excellent wine and stimulating art ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
Kasbah Tamadot – Rock the Kasbah
'13jan2
Kasbah  
Tamadot
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Kasbah Tamadot is part of Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats. It is a traditional Moroccan castle in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah is surrounded by scented gardens, terraces and staircases and maintains traditional glamour. You can stay in the Berber Tent suites which are in the ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Alto Atacama
'12dec27
Alto Atacama  
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Legend has it that when God was done creating the world, he had a handful of features left - deserts, mountains and forests. He put them all in his pocket. But his pocket had a hole in it and as he walked across heaven bits of land leftover from making ...
Accomodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Winvian – True American Legends
'12dec20
Winvian  
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Stay in a cottage in a 113 acre holiday resort where serenity and natural environments pervade. It is right next to 4000 acres of forest which you can explore during your generous allocations of leisure time. Each cottage is themed. Choose to stay in the fairy-tale “Treehouse” or the “Music ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Tree
Location: Morris  USA  North America
Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid – Freedom and Inspiration
'12dec13
Hotel Silken  
Puerta América Madrid
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This is one of the most ambitious design hotels in the world. Why have one or two prize-winning architects when you can have 19? Creative freedom is the ethos of the hotel which cost an estimated 75million Euro to finance. Each architect was given a free reign over one floor ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Madrid  Spain  West Europe
Riad AnaYela – Magical Marrakech
'12dec6
Riad  
AnaYela
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AnaYela is a 300 year-old city palace in the historic part of Marrakech. When the new owners took it over, they found a secret room that was bricked up. In that room there was a small jewelry box covered in dust. Inside was a hand-written note telling the story of ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Thorngrove Manor Hotel – Happily Ever After
'12dec5
Thorngrove  
Manor
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This five star getaway is riddled with charm and baroque flourishes. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference: amazing plaster flourishes, rare 19th Century porcelain and tapestries decorate your room. All the furniture is antique or made by traditional artisans - the four poster beds are hand carved ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Amanzo'e
'12dec3
Amanzo'e  
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Next level luxury resort on the Aegean Coast in Greece where you stay in a pavilion or villa located near a central Parthian-style building, a marble palace full of spa treatments, fine dining and a private art gallery. Or take a bike, a walk, a drive down to the resort’s ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Kranidi  Greece  East Europe
Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof – Ba-roque the Party!
'12nov20
Sandton Grand Hotel  
Reylof
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Built in 1724 during the Baroque period of European art, this historic town house is decorated in ostentatious red and gold, thick gilded plaster and heavy marbling. It has been well cared for in the intervening centuries and was last renovated in the 1990s. It is part of a string ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Gent  Belgium  West Europe