The word luxury might be losing its value yet the hotels you will find in this category are definitely worthy of holding this title. Expect uniquely decorated interior and rooms. High level of equipment, rooms with panoramic views and bathrooms you could spend your whole day in. Outstanding dining at the onsite restaurants and the best location you could think of.
Luxury Hotels
'14sep8
Viceroy  
Bali
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This boutique hotel is located in the “Valley of the Kings” where Balinese royalty once cavorted. Stay in one of 25 private villas each with a furry thatched roof, private terrace, and treatment room where relaxation is the order of the day. Each villa has a private pool, gazebo, and …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
'14sep4
Hotel du Cap  
Eden Roc
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This amazing Napoleon III building is situated 15 minutes from Cannes in 22 acres of private parkland. Built in 1870 it was originally intended to serve as a writer’s retreat but that didn’t work out and the property became a luxury hotel that still attracted famous writers and artists. Yes, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Chateau   Luxury
Location: Antibes  France  West Europe
'14sep2
Burj  
Al Arab
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One of the most incredible structures on Earth, the Burj Al Arab was built in the shape of an Arabian dhow, or yacht's sail. The planners wanted a monolithic structure but neither did they want to cast a shadow over downtown Dubai so they built it 280 meters out to …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
'14aug25
Imperial Hotel  
Tokyo
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Opened in 1890 by Japan's aristocracy, by 1922 a nearly completed second generation Imperial Hotel building reopened with a design by the legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It contained a revolutionary floating cantilever design which allowed it to withstand the Samson-shaking earthquake of 1923 on the very day of …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
'14aug19
Hotel Fortaleza  
do Guincho
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Back in the olden days, Europe was rather like Game of Thrones except we didn’t call them “White Walkers” instead we called them “Swedish”. Anyway, Portugal was like King’s Landing and in 1640 a new king had ascended to the Portuguese throne, King Joao IV. Unfortunately the Spanish and a …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
'14aug18
Casa  
San Agustin
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This quaint hotel has been restored carefully with the needs of the cosmopolitan traveler in mind. The three sun-gleamed buildings were built in colonial times and original frescos and wood-beamed ceilings remain key features of the new design. The location is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Cartagena de Indias …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'14aug14
Titanic Mardan  
Palace
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Like the Pharaohs' pyramids and Nebuchadnezzar’s hanging gardens, rich men have long sought to build the ultimate thing. Mardan Palace is considered to be one of the most expensive resorts in the world costing $1.4 billion to create. There are 546 rooms separated into three wings: Dolmabahce, European and Anatolian …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Antalya  Turkey  Middle East
'14aug5
Kura  
Design Villas
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Costa Rica has a long tradition of ostentatious hotel-building but today’s travelers often prefer a smaller, wiser experience. Enter then, Kura Design Villas. Located on the esoteric Osa Peninsula halfway up a rainforest-clad mountainside, these properties balance perfectly on that fine line between rustic and luxury. Awake then, to the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
'14jul23
The Oberoi  
Udaivilas
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Known as the city of royal palaces and shimmering lakes, Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, is a fine location for The Oberoi Udaivilas – a traditional Indian palace. Come and walk through the complex courtyards, musical fountains, pools and lush gardens. The architecture was inspired by the old palaces …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Villa
Location: Udaipur  India  South Asia
'14jul22
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
'14jun4
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
'14jun2
Casa Brenna  
Tosatto
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This early 20th Century mansion has a prestigious location and a grand history. Built by architect and painter, Mario Tosatto, the house has been passed down generations of his family all of whom have dedicated the space to the pursuit of art. And what a fine location for a worthy …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Lenno  Italy  West Europe
'14may21
Glamping  
Sandat
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“Glamping” is an unfortunate portmanteau combining the words “glamorous” and “camping” the idea being that you get all the joys of camping with none of its rigors. And boy, do you get just that and more at Sandat Glamping. There is a range of accommodations. Stay in a lumbung – …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Tent
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
'14may7
Manoir  
de Lébioles
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This high society mansion was finished in 1910 and for much of the last century was home to the Dresse family who used it to host elegant events including plays by the national theatre of Belgium, hunts, concerts, and balls. In 1999 it was sold to developers who sought to …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Spa  Belgium  West Europe
'14apr28
Hotel  
Particulier
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Take a walk along the quaint paving stones of a street known as “the passage of the witch’s rock” in Montmartre and you will find a guesthouse that artfully shows how modern design can be woven into traditional Parisian architecture. Originally an eighteenth-century mansion set amid sculptured gardens by Louis …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Paris  France  West Europe
'14apr23
The Boundary  
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In order to avoid the tourist traps of central London, the savvy traveler would stay in Shoreditch. It is close to London’s best attractions and is the heart of the city’s art world. Shoreditch was an industrial area in the early 20th Century before capitalism went on steroids and stopped …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
'14apr10
Lilianfels  
Blue Mountains
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Located in the Blue Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - this hotel captures the harmony of this beautiful environment while remaining a mere 90-minute drive from Sydney. Set in an 1890s Victorian mansion, the historic details have been preserved on the parts of the property which once served …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Katoomba  Australia  Oceania
'14mar27
Hotel Hacienda  
Na Xamena
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Located on top of a cliff overlooking the coast of Ibiza, this private estate is apparently two hours trip from every European capital city. It is located in an unspoiled natural reserve park that allows you the chance to relax in a natural environment. The whitewashed walls are in traditional …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
'14mar26
Hotel Villa  
Honegg
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This traditional Swiss mountain hotel has been given a modern makeover to create a unique hotel set in the forests and snow-headed mountains of the Alps where the air is so fresh you’ll want to expand your chest to capture it in all its revitalizing goodness. The Villa Honegg has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
'14mar24
EPIC  
Miami
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This hotel is located in a skyscraper of curving glass that seems to undulate in the year-round Miami sunshine. Located dockside in Miami Marina, the hotel offers direct access for boats and moorage. You can take day trips out to the sea or explore the Miami waterways. The rooms are …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Miami  USA  North America