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Huvafen Fushi
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater
Hotel Aire de Bardenas – where the streets rage with running bulls
'12aug14
Hotel Aire  
de Bardenas
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Designed to enhance the beauty of the natural landscape traditionally used for farming and olive grows by the native Basque people, Aire de Bardenas is a great example of how contemporary architecture can be used to build excellent hotels. The main façade of the hotel is built from containers originally ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Tudela  Spain  West Europe
Sintra Castle Hotel - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
'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 my dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
Albatroz Seafront Hotel
'12aug10
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honour 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 is ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury
Hotel Palafitte
'12aug9
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Palafitte
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Hotel Palafitte takes Japanese minimalism and combines it with over-water bungalows from the South Pacific islands and places it all in the Swiss Alps. And not just anywhere in the Swiss Alps, in one of the best spots available in the converted Three Lakes region. Contemporary hardwood floors and designer ...
Accomodation types: Design   Floating
Igloo Hotel Kakslauttanen
'12aug8
Igloo Hotel  
Kakslauttanen
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I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights. Now, you can view them in all their mystical glory whilst remaining in your bed, how? Because you are staying in a glass igloo, deep in the adventurous arctic circle, you lucky thing. Made from thermal glass, the igloo never spoils your ...
Accomodation types: Ice   Nature
Carbon Hotel
'12aug7
Carbon   
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Coal mining was the principle industry of the Limburg area. The Carbon Hotel takes its namesake from these seams of history that run through the rocks and culture of the area. Luckily that’s where the similarity with coal mining ends. Your room has an ipod dock, a BOSE soundsystem, designer ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Genk  Belgium  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
Hotel Punta Grande - The smallest hotel in the world
'12aug3
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Punta Grande
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It holds the world record for ‘smallest hotel in the world’ and, when you arrive at Punta Grande, you will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at the home of an insane fisherman with a love for very exposed locations. Situated on a rocky outcrop in the island of ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Island
Location: El Hierro  Spain  West Europe
The Royal Crescent
'12aug2
The Royal  
Crescent
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The Royal Crecent, 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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional