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
Kasbah Tamadot – Moroccan Castle In The Foothills Of The Atlas Mountains
'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 ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Traditional
Location: Asni  Morocco  Africa
Nayara Alto Atacama - Fortress In The Atacama Desert
'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 ...
Accommodation 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 Cottage” ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Morris  USA  North America
Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid – Designed By The Biggest Architects In The World
'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 rein over one floor ...
Accommodation 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 a ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Thorngrove Manor Hotel – Charm And Baroque Flourishes In Australia
'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 from oak, ebony, ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Amanzoe, Porto Heli - Next-Level Resort On The Aegean Coast
'12dec3
Amanzoe  
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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 private ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Kranidi  Greece  East Europe
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent – Ba-Roque The Party!
'12nov20
Pillows Grand  
Reylof Ghent
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Built in 1724 during the Baroque period of European art, this historic townhouse 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 of ...
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Gent  Belgium  West Europe
Chateau de Bagnols - Legendary 13th Century French Castle
'12nov13
Chateau  
de Bagnols
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The legendary Chateau de Bagnols is the kind of place you thought only existed in fairy stories. Set in a tiny village this historic Chateau has towers and turrets, a drawbridge, and a moat. The castle has an ‘old’ and ‘new’ area. The ‘old’ area is from the 13th Century ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Chateau   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Bagnols  France  West Europe
Blow Up Hall 5050 – The Reception-Less Hotel In Poznan
'12oct30
Blow Up Hall  
5050
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Blow Up Hall 50/50 is a complex which includes a restaurant, art gallery, and hotel. It commissioned its hallmark installation to be designed by crucial artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is one of the top digital artists in the world. He is a BAFTA prize-winner and his work has appeared in ...
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa - Elephants And Jungle Bubbles
'12oct29
Anantara  
Golden Triangle
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Set on the mighty Mekong River in the hills of Thailand, you can see Myanmar and Laos from your balcony laying on your day bed. The incredible Golden Triangle location is steeped in history and natural beauty. There are landscaped gardens and your room features oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, ...
Accommodation types: Animal   Luxury   Nature
Fonteverde – European Glamour
'12oct26
Fonteverde  
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For hundreds of years, The Medicis were one of the most powerful families in Europe. If anyone knew the most beautiful spot in Italy it was them. Their summer houses were legendary. Now you can stay in one of their great buildings located in the Val d'Orcia which is a ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Son Gener – Romantic Spain In This Farmhouse
'12oct22
Son Gener  
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The Son Gener hotel is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored set in acres of private property in a very rural and quiet area of Majorca. Far from the madness of the tourist-thronged beach and thong-bottomed festivities of the south; the beaches nearby are as if you stepped back in ...
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Vigilius Hotel – Elite Hosting In The North Italian Alps
'12oct16
Vigilius  
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In the grand Dolomites – a mountain range located in the North Italian Alps – there is an award-winning design hotel. Built by architect, Matteo Thun, his idea was to create a luxury eco-hotel that draws inspiration from nature and also blends with its natural surroundings so local woods and ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Lana  Italy  West Europe
Palácio Estoril Hotel - Golf & Wellness For The Jet-Setters
'12oct12
Hotel Palacio  
Estoril
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It’s 1930 in Portugal’s Estoril Coast, popular with the rich and famous. A new grand hotel has just been opened. It will become home to Europe’s jet-setters for the next hundred years. Yes, even today it has a dedicated ‘Royal Wing’ for when their most aristocratic guests turn up for ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Movie
Alila Ubud – Jungle Mansions With The Coolest Pool
'12oct10
Alila Ubud  
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Forbes Magazine has called this one of the top 20 coolest hotels in the world. The hotel also has the most photographed swimming pool, like, ever. The rooms are thatched huts on the outside and luxurious on the inside and the hotel lies secluded away in a secret location by ...
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature
Le Sirenuse Hotel – Glamour With Nice Curtains
'12oct5
Sirenuse  
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This 18th Century villa is still privately owned by the Sersale family who opened their summer house as a hotel in 1951. It was just about the time the Positano region of Italy was growing as a tourist destination thanks, in no small part, to John Steinbeck remarking in an ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Villa
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
West Baden Springs – The 8th Wonder Of The World
'12oct1
West Baden  
Springs
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Part of the hilariously named, French Lick Resort, West Baden Springs is a hotel extravaganza. When it was opened in 1902 dumb-struck locals called it the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ and its mineral water baths were said to cure everything apart of credulity. In 1917, an incredible renovation saw ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Fairmont Banff Springs - Mountainside Luxury In Canada
'12sep28
Banff  
Springs
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Unusually for a luxury châteaux hotel out in the countryside, The Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs was always designed as a hotel and has been housing paying guests since its creation in 1888. Apart from an unfortunate incident in 1926 involving a raging inferno and complete destruction, it has always ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Banff  Canada  North America
North Island – The Eco Reformation
'12sep13
North Island  
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Staying in a North Island beach hut allows you to take part in a remarkable story of conservation. This island in Seychelles was once full of coconut trees, people, and animals working to supply the industrial coconut industry. But that collapsed in the 1970s and the island was deserted by ...
Accommodation types: Island   Luxury   Remote