Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Mountain Hotels
Hotel Öschinensee
'14oct17
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Oeschinensee
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*A traditional alpine welcome* This hotel was built in 1892 in the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area of the Swiss Alps that has since become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 30-bed and dormitory property has been passed down four and five generations of the same family which is impressive in these ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
Bertol Hut
'14oct3
Bertol  
Hut
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*Traversing Glaciers* Run by the Neuchâtel Swiss Alpine Club and located 3311 meters above sea level the Bertol Hut clings to a rocky outcrop in the higher reaches of the Swiss Alps. It was build in Geneva and reassembled on the mountain between 1896 and 1898. In 1976 it was ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
'14sep26
Kulmhotel  
Gornergrat
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*Surmount your expectations* This is the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps located 3048 metres above sea level. The hotel took ten years to build and was completed in 1907. Two observatories were constructed in 1996 one on each of the tall towers. They allow astronomers to take advantage of ...
Accomodation types: Astronomy   Mountain
Mönchsjoch Hut
'14sep24
Mönchsjoch  
Hut
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*Independent accommodation at the top of Europe* Arriving at Jungfraujoch station there is a sign proclaiming this to be the “top of Europe”. Operators, Jungfraubahn put the sign there being proud of the fact their railway includes the highest main line station in Europe. Trains pull through a tunnel somehow ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
Hollandia Hütte
'14sep15
Hollandia  
Hut
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*Climb every mountain* This mountain hut is owned by the Swiss Alpine Club and lies 3240 metre above sea level overlooking a glacier pass. In order to get there, you have to hike across the glacier itself. Approach then, on the north side of the Lotschenlucke. The caretaker will see ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
Berggasthaus Aescher
'14sep9
Berggasthaus  
Aescher
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*Yodelay-he-hooo* This guesthouse was built 170 years ago by farmers who needed a place to hang out so their goats could graze. This seems like an achievement on par with the pyramids. I mean, how do you drag that much timber up a mountain and then build it into a ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Nature
Hotel Villa Honegg
'14mar26
Hotel Villa  
Honegg
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*Traditional Swiss Hotel with Modern Touches* 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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Fannaråkhytta Lodge
'14mar18
Fannaråkhytta  
Lodge
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*Norway’s Highest Tourist Lodge* A joy for the ruddy-cheeked and strong-legged, this unique hotel is actually a cabin 2068m above sea-level and is Norway’s highest tourist lodge with views of the Hurrungane Mountains and ancient glaciers that reflect light from the long-shining summer sun. This remote lodge is only accessible ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Remote
Location: Luster  Norway  West Europe
Hotel Pilatus-Kulm
'14jan28
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Pilatus-Kulm
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*A dragon-ridden mountaintop* Nope, this is not the home of the Pilates fitness cult but a place for adventures. This Alpine hotel was opened in 1890 and is over 2000 metres above sea-level. It is located on the Pilatus Mountain – one of the Alp’s most jagged and arresting peaks ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
Jade Screen Tower Hotel
'14jan23
Jade Screen  
Tower Hotel
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*Living at the top of the world* To get to this mountain-top hotel you have to climb up 60,000 steps – or take the cable car. If you choose to climb the stairs you are in for an exciting time. They begin by traveling through the cleft of the cliff ...
Accomodation types: Mountain
Location: Huangshan  China  East Asia
First World Hotel - The Largest Hotel in the World
'13nov29
First World  
Hotel
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This is the Las Vegas of Asia. It is the world’s largest hotel with 7,351 rooms in two colourful towers. Located in the Genting Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains near lush tropical rainforest far away from the city. The entrance is a Spanish-style courtyard and the site has a 50,000 ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Theme Park
Whitepod
'13jul19
Whitepod  
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*Future Igloos* Brand new for winter 2012/13 these futuristic eco pods nestle in the Alps creating a little igloo village. Your pod is made out of insulating fiber and has a wood-burner for comfort. There is an en-suite bathroom and super luxurious bedding. Whitepod is part of the eco-tourism movement ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Mountain   Nature   Tent
Ice Hotel Romania
'13mar12
Ice Hotel  
Romania
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Forget little sculptures at winter fares… in Romania they make entire hotels out of ice. When it comes to sleeping in a bed made of ice you need not worry about the cold because your bed is super insulated with multiple mattresses, reindeer fur and thermal sleeping bags. Dinner is ...
Accomodation types: Ice   Mountain
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
EcoCamp Patagonia - In Harmony with Nature’s Rhythm
'13jan8
EcoCamp  
Patagonia
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Domes are the all the rage in eco-tourism these days. Where old-style hotels needed deep foundations, roads, pipes and cables to be laid down – eco domes are made from special vinyl that is warm, durable and light. They are built using the “leave no trace” philosophy and the hotel’s ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Nature   Tent
Iglu Dorf – Take a Chill Pill
'12nov7
Iglu  
Dorf
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Built from 3000 tonnes of snow in different locations around Switzerland, Germany and Andorra the igloo hotels feature top-notch ice artistry and a variety of rooms all made from glistening ice and snow. There are family and romantic options. The romantic rooms come with ice-carved tables, champagne and mood lighting. ...
Accomodation types: Ice   Mountain
Vigilius Hotel – Elite Hosting
'12oct16
Vigilius  
Hotel
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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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Lana  Italy  West Europe
Aufberg 1113
'12aug6
Aufberg 1113  
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Two specially commissioned holiday apartments located high in the Austrian Alps where the scented air holds, in its spell, spicy conifer forests and ancient glaciers. Professor of architecture, Andreas Meck used bird’s nests for his inspiration. He placed his design hotel on the edge of a deep valley with views ...
Accomodation types: Design   Mountain   Nature
Shakti 360 Leti
'12jul3
Shakti  
360 Leti
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8000 feet in the Himalayas, the Shakti hotel offers authentic experiences of lands unknown on the usual tourist trail. Set on a ridge with stunning views of the Himalayas. Footpaths and villages are draped like a necklace across the foothills and wilderness that stretches out as far as your view ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Nature   Remote
Location: Kapkot  India  South Asia
Timberline Lodge
'12may11
Timberline  
Lodge
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‘Here’s Johnny!’ Well, your concierge actually; make sure you tip him well as you are about to take a room in the gorgeous and ghoulish Timberline Lodge, the location for classic horror film, ‘The Shining’. Joking aside, this incredible structure was built entirely by hand in the 1930s and remains ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Movie
The New Monte Rosa Hut
'12may7
The New  
Monte Rosa Hut
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This hut is owned by the Swiss Alpine Authority and was designed by professors and students of architecture and eco-design from Lucerne University and ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). The crystal-shaped building is designed to make sunlight spiral inside while redistributing thermal body heat from occupants to heat ...
Accomodation types: Concept   Eco   Mountain
Kasbah du Toubkal
'12mar10
Kasbah  
du Toubkal
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The Kasbah du Toubkal was conceived more as a Berber hospitality centre than a hotel. It was designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable; 5% of all profits go direct to local villages making education a reality for the young people who live there. Originally, the summer home of a local ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Movie   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa