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
'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
'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
'12sep11
Southern Ocean  
Lodge
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The Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island, which is mostly a huge nature reserve. You will certainly be inspired by the sun-baked limestone cliffs, crashing waves, and unfettered wildlife. Sea Lions, Koalas, and Ospreys are common sights here. Your room is contemporary and design-led, featuring specially commissioned furnishings. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Kingscote  Australia  Oceania
'12sep5
Explora  
Rapa Nui
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Easter Island or ‘Rapa Nui’ is one of the most remote islands in the world: first populated by humans roughly 1000AD. The original Polynesian inhabitants carved the famous Easter Island Heads that represent their deified ancestors who, they believed, controlled the environment. Some of the statues have been shoved over. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
'12sep3
Six Senses  
Zighy Bay
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Six Senses have a commitment to the SLOW LIFE (sustainable, local, organic, wellness – learning, inspiring, fun, experiences). This resort is designed around a traditional village structure. So you can walk from your luxury villa to a central plaza, perhaps to meet friends, maybe to eat and drink among the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Zighy Bay  Oman  Middle East
'12aug30
Explora  
Patagonia
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The [Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile](https://www.uniqhotels.com/?q=Patagonia) has been continuously habited since Neolithic times. Indeed the nearby caves of Cueva de las Manos are the site of incredible cave paintings, 8000 years old. The first Europeans to arrive there told tales of a race of giants and savage humans. Some …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
'12aug24
Explora  
Atacama
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The Atacama Hotel is a stylish and modern lodge in the heart of a historic landscape. Indeed, the area has great archaeological significance, so all you history lovers make sure you pack your boots and shovels. Nature lovers will want to explore the Licancabur Volcano, dream over desert landscapes, and …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'12aug23
Amangiri  
Villas
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‘The canyon wilderness, the hoodoo land of spire and pillar and pinnacle where no man lives’ is how transcendental anarchist author Edward Abbey described the landscape where Amangiri Villas sit; their sandstone walls blending perfectly into the desert setting. The architecture is simple and modern, with large glass windows drawing …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Location: Kanab  USA  North America
'12aug16
Huvafen  
Fushi
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The Maldives are a sprinkle of islands surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean; a place of otherworldly beauty. And, set in its own private lagoon, is Huvafen Fushi; a hotel popular with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. When you arrive, the hotel manager greets you by asking …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater
'12aug13
Sintra  
Castle Hotel
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‘I must just observe that the village of Cintra in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world’. Not my words but the words of Lord Byron, one of the world’s dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You enter …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
'12aug10
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches on either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honor in Portugal’s foremost playground, Cascais. The former fishing village has been around since the 12th Century. A succession of Kings, Lords, and Marquises took possession of the village over centuries until today, where it …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'12aug2
The Royal  
Crescent
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The Royal Crescent, Bath, was built in the 1770s by noted architect, John Wood. A keen occultist and freemason, when viewed from above, the crescent represents the moon as part of a series of buildings that mimic Masonic symbols. Shapeshifting Lizards notwithstanding, The Royal Crescent Hotel is a fine place …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional
'12jul31
Cavo Tagoo  
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‘You do not find yourself. You create yourself’ is the optimistic philosophy of this hotel. Owner and award-winning architect, Paris Liakos wanted to create a blank canvass for his guests. So they would have the freedom to create their own experience. When he started the hotel, his canvass was bare …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Mikonos  Greece  East Europe
'12jul27
Farol  
Design Hotel
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The tourist industry in Cascais has had a great time recently. This gorgeous medieval village boasts a fine location that has long been used as a getaway for the rich and famous. The top real estate here is the old aristocratic mansions that lie on rocky outcrops, high above the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
'12jul26
Museum Hotel  
Cappadocia
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The ages have been kind to Cappadocia (Hittite for ‘land of beautiful horses’). Because of the particular mineral composition in the rock, mountains have been eroded into monoliths, valleys, and chimneys. People have lived there, amongst the caves and crannies, ever since mammoth skins were the latest must-have fashion accessory. …
Accommodation types: Cave   Luxury
Location: Uchisar  Turkey  Middle East
'12jul25
Hotel  
Be Angkor
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From the people that brought you the ‘One Hotel Angkor’- the ‘Be’ hotel is another trendy place for you to consider. It offers you not rooms, but a choice of three ‘design experiences’ (not my words). And to be fair, the interior design is spankingly original, as you can see …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'12jul23
Peninsula Hotel  
Tokyo
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Your room is one of the largest you will find in Tokyo. And this hotel has so many suites, conference centers, and ballrooms; who could resist the chance to get lost in such space-age opulence! Make sure you don’t miss The Void which is their abstract art installation. But take …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
'12jul19
Lake Palace  
Hotel
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This royal palace was first erected by the Maharana in 1746. Built on four acres of rock in the middle of a tranquil lake, it has been used by the rich and powerful for hundreds of years. And James Bond too. Yes, this hotel was used as the location for …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Movie   Spa
Location: Udaipur  India  South Asia
'12jul16
A'jia Hotel  
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The Bosphorus is the smallest strait used for international navigation. Also known as the Istanbul Strait, it connects the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea which leads to the Mediterranean. Along its banks are beautiful towns and world famous seafood. The best way to explore this fascinating area is by …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  Middle East
'12jul12
Heritance  
Kandalama
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‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion is a hundred feet tall and carved out of a mountain’ We’ve all heard of infinity pools but the one at the Kandalama Hotel blends seamlessly into Kandalama Lake. There, you can swim in the setting sun. The floor of the ‘Black …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature   Remote