One of the most fascinating categories you'll find here. Remote hotels can be found on all six continents. The more disconnected they are from civilization the more likely they will end up on this list. Some can only be accessed by boat, and others by small planes. These isolated hotels are so much off the beaten track, they are hard to locate on a map.
Remote Hotels
Lake Manyara  
Tree Lodge
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In an isolated corner of the Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, lays the whimsical and romantic Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Suites. There is no comparison for a getaway location that will offer true immersion into a true, undisturbed, African game preserve. Guests will be treated to spectacular nature views the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Mto wa Mbu  Tanzania  Africa
Fannaråkhytta  
Lodge
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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 by foot. You will …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Remote
Location: Luster  Norway  West Europe
Spitbank  
Fort
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As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was then one of the richest ports in …
Accommodation types: Fort   Industrial   Remote
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Glymur
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Iceland: the original land of ice and fire. Just a short drive from the capital city, Reykjavík, is Hotel Glymur which overlooks the azure waters of the Whale Fjord. The hotel was named after the Glymur waterfall, one of the highest in Europe. You can visit it during your stay. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Chumbe  
Island
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Award-winning eco-design hotel, Chumbe Island Resort about as much impact on its environment as a drop of rainwater. You stay in a traditional thatched cottage built to catch the sea breeze and keep you cool as you swing on your day-bed without the need for fans and air conditioning. They …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Island   Remote
Location: Zanzibar  Tanzania  Africa
Kenoa  
Resort
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This hotel is located on a forgotten part of Brazil’s coastline - between a white sand beach and an environmental sanctuary. Architect, Osvaldo Tenorio, said he was inspired by nature’s “primitive forms and calming essences”. The hotel does not have hundreds of rooms – just 23 villas and suites so …
Accommodation types: Beach   Remote   Spa
Winterlake  
Lodge
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Alaska is one of the few frontiers left in the world. Its thick forests are home to moose, bears, and the occasional flinty-eyed huntsman. Your Alaskan lodge is a traditional log cabin built in the old bushman style. The furniture is all hand-carved and made locally. The five cabins are …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Anchorage  USA  North America
Xinalani  
Retreat
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It is in the union of body, mind, and breath that you will find true balance As an Englishman looking out on the continuous grey rain of his country, the thought of a yoga retreat in sunny Mexico with spare hours spent on the beach next to the humming jungle …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote
The Chilko  
Resort
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British Columbia is one of the few temperate wildernesses left on Earth. This Lodge is the kind of place that offers 'Grizzly Bear Viewing Packages' - awesome! The Lodge has a no mobile phone policy, and everything is geared towards creating a serene retreat from the insanity of modern life. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Three Camel  
Lodge
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Built in the heart of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia the experience hotel is staffed by Mongolians who offer traditional hospitality to visitors. You stay in a “Ger” which is the traditional tent of Mongolia’s nomadic herders. They are heated by a wood burner and supported by beautifully painted wooden …
Accommodation types: Desert   Eco-Friendly   Remote   Yurt
Heritance  
Tea Factory
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There are two things you need for a kicking tea factory in Sri-Lanka: one, elevation, over 2,000 feet is good, and two, lots of floors so the sorting, weighing and drying process can be done quickly so the tea retains its distinctive flavor. And then, when the time comes to …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
Chole Mjini  
Lodge
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The paradise island is located off the Tanzanian coast within a marine wildlife conservation site. The hotel is eco friendly and takes advantage of every local resource. The two-floor treehouses are built from timber and thatch and have views of the sea. The food is caught that day and is …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Remote   Treehouse
Old Dungeon  
Ghyll
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The Old Dungeon Ghyll is in England’s Lake District, a beautiful area that inspired some of the greatest poetry ever written. Indeed the air still resounds with Coleridge’s blessing: ‘Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee, Whether the summer clothe the general earth With greenness, or the redbreast sit …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Traditional
Canopy  
Village
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The Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve is located right beside the entrance of the Chilean Patagonia and in the center of the Temperate Humid Forest in the south of Chile. This private project is located along the shores of Pirihueico Lake, near Panguipulli, and is around 60,000 hectares (144,000 acres) of land. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Treehouse
Location: Neltume  Chile  South America
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Baobab
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The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve is 232 square miles of Chilean Rainforest. It was originally part of the Chilean state forestry commission, administered by the Pinochet regime. In the 1980s progressive economical thinkers known as the ‘Chicago Boys’ encouraged the state to sell off these assets, the Huilo Huilo reserve …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Treehouse
Location: Neltume  Chile  South America
Far Meadow  
Vintage Trailers
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The Vintage Trailor is one of a range of accommodation in the Sierra National Forest provided by the Far Meadow organization. As iconic as the VW Camper Van and as American as Mount Rushmore, the Silver Streak trailer was first manufactured in the 1950s and has gone through many redesigns …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Trailer
Far Meadow  
A Frame
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The A-Frame is one of a range of accommodation in the Sierra National Forest provided by the Far Meadow organization. The woodland cabin is as American as apple pie (which was originally a British dish but hey, let’s not argue the toss). Traditionally, cabins were built in remote wooded areas …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Montana Magica  
Lodge
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Eschew Disney Land’s magical pretensions and come to Huilo Huilo Montaña Mágica Lodge for a truly magical experience. The magic should be plain to anyone who sees its main building. A gigantic man-made volcano that spews spa waters over its rocky sides instead of lava. Windows peak from the sides …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Treehouse
Location: Neltume  Chile  South America
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
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