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
Singita Kwitonda  
Lodge
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Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set in a unique location right at the edge of the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla. It's one of the only four territories of the gorilla species in the world. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is covered by 160 km2 of rainforest and has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Hotel Klosterbräu  
& SPA
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Owned by the Seyrling family, Klosterbräu, a former 16th-century monastery, has been operational since 1516. That's over 500 years' worth of experience in hospitality! The 5-star Tyrolean wellness hotel is located in the Alps in the old farming village of Seefeld. The major touristic hotspot has some of the best …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Seefeld  Austria  West Europe
Wa Ale  
Resort
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Off the beaten path, Wa Ale Resort is hidden in the southern tip of Myanmar on an archipelago of the Andaman Sea. The remote location is part of the Lampi Marine National Park, and it's only accessible by a 1 hour, 40 minutes long speed boat ride. However, first, you …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
Amangani  
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Amangani resort is perched on a secluded hilltop at the edge of the Grand Teton National Park. This peaceful home – which is the translation of Amangani – offers magical views of the Snake River Valley and the highest mountain in the national park, the Grand Teton. This panorama is …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Jackson  USA  North America
Summertime  
Goa
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Summertime villa perches on a hilltop just outside Calangute overlooking paddy fields and a lush tropical garden. It is a rare luxury villa that enjoys two acres of private gardens, shared with birds, butterflies, and tranquility. It is a unique setting even in Goa. The large infinity pool overlooks the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Villa
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
7132 Hotel  
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It seems like Swiss hotels are constantly trying to outdo each other in the art of ultimate luxury. The cryptically named 7132 Hotel is a strong contestant in the game. One of its unfair advantages? World-famous thermal baths designed by Peter Zumthor. The hotel's curious name comes from its postcode …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain   Spa
The State Hermitage  
Museum Official Hotel
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The luxurious interiors of The State Hermitage Official Hotel will take you straight back to the bygone era of an old-fashioned romance and regal opulence, very fittingly for one of the most poetic cities in the world. This 19th-century mansion was turned into a 5-star hotel, but it didn't lose …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Camp Sarika  
Amangiri
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The Aman luxury hotel group, famous for its unique accommodations worldwide, has opened up its newest resort. Set in the raw wilderness of the Utah desert, the Camp Sarika by Amangiri only consists of ten tented pavilions. Amangiri comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "open space" and "sky". It is …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Tent
Waldhaus  
Flims
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A true winter wonderland with beautifully ornamented buildings dusted in snow – you may think you’ve stepped into a fairytale, a dream even, but this is simply the way of life for those at Waldhaus Flims. Located in the small town of Flims, Switzerland, Waldhaus is an extraordinary place that …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Borgo Egnazia  
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Located in Puglia, Italy, this place is simply gorgeous. Divided into three "sections", Borgo Egnazia looks more like a small village than a hotel; “La Corte” is the main building, and then there’s the “Borgo” (the Village) and 28 outlying villas, which each include a private pool of their own. …
Accommodation types: Luxury
RAAS  
Jodhpur
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After staying at the RAAS Jodhpur, you may think RAAS stands for “Really Amazing Accommodations - Seriously!” after staying at the RAAS Jodhpur. Located in the northeastern quarter of India’s famous “Blue City”, the RAAS Jodhpur is a true treasure for all who stay. With 40 rooms and suites, guests …
Accommodation types: Fort   Heritage   Luxury
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
Hotel Fasano  
Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famous for its beautiful beaches and exciting festivals. For those traveling to this energetic city (with a population of nearly 6.5 million!), the Hotel Fasano is an excellent choice. Designed by famous French designer Philippe Starck, the 91-room hotel is …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Sugar Beach  
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Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a population of 185,000 and is known for its breathtaking beauty. This island is also home to Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, a luxury resort & hotel complete with a world-class Rainforest Spa, an entire professional dive facility, and waterfront restaurants. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Luxury
The Taj Mahal Palace  
Mumbai
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Who wouldn’t want to be able to say they’ve stayed at The Taj Mahal? While this may not be the world-famous Taj, it sure cuts close to the real deal. Nearby the Arabian Sea, this exquisite hotel is just a short walk from the Gateway of India. Italian marble floors …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury   Palace
Location: Mumbai  India  South Asia
Amansara  
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Located in Cambodia, this luxury resort is housed in King Sihanouk’s former guest residence in 1962. Rooms at the Amansara are open and spacious, letting in plenty of light through floor-to-ceiling glass doors; it’s not surprising that this has been a longtime destination for the world-famous. Dark wood furniture and …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Ballyfin  
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Ranked the number one hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016, the Ballyfin is set in a gorgeous 20-room Georgian home, about an hour and a half north of Dublin. From the stunning four-poster canopy beds and 80-foot library to the richly textured wallpapers and gilded mirrors, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
Belmond Castello  
di Casole
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Located in Tuscany, the Belmond Castello di Casole offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy the comforts of a restored Italian castle in the Italian countryside. The castle dates back to the end of the 10th century when it was originally built and named ‘Querceto Villa‘. With 39 suites, ranging …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Villa
Mandarin Hotel  
Hyde Park
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Overlooking London’s famous Hyde Park, this luxury hotel is a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum and steps away from the nearest tube station. This hotel has been consistently voted one of the best in the world, and for a good reason. The 167 elegant rooms and 26 …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
The Monastero  
Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
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Set in a restored 17th-century Italian monastery property, this breathtaking clifftop hotel is flourished with four levels of gardens, lush landscaping, lounge chairs, and stunning views of the Amalfi Coast. Each of the 20 rooms and suites has been individually designed with furniture hand-picked by the owner, Bianca, throughout her …
Accommodation types: Church   Luxury   Spa
98 Acres  
Resort & Spa
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Set in Sri Lanka’s beautiful hill country, this boutique resort is elegant and chic. Built on a 98-acre tea estate, this uniquely designed resort blends well with nature and is home to charming chalets made mostly of recyclable substances. Discarded railway sleepers make up the decks and walls of the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Nature
Location: Ella  Sri Lanka  South Asia