Indulge in the world of the best spa hotels. Discover places with the most breathtaking steamy pools overlooking snowy mountain peaks, mineral-rich spring water used for medicinal baths, and hand-carved saunas. Uncover the best examples of the Japanese Onsen in the traditional Ryokans, wild indoor and outdoor spas of the European Alps, and luxurious Moroccan hotels with splendid steamy Hammams.
Spa Hotels
B2 Boutique  
Hotel Zürich
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Near the center of Zürich lies the B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa. The hotel is located in what was once the Hürlimann brewery for over a century. The 51 rooms and 9 suites are all completely unique and are fully loaded with all the modern amenities available. The rooms have …
Accommodation types: Spa
W Hotel  
Hong Kong
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Famous for its brouhaha and rambunctious design, the W Hotel chain brings its funky flavors to swanky Hong Kong. Their rooftop pool is called “wet”. How cool is that? There, you can swim and gaze at the skyline of Hong Kong with its skyscrapers standing like giant kings of industry. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
Hanging Gardens  
Ubud
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Nebuchadnezzar II built the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon for the benefit of his wife, who was homesick for mountainous scenery. These hanging gardens were created for those who enjoy modern hotels with a twist. Located in Ubud (meaning “healing”), the location is home to some of Bali’s great artists …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Luxury   Nature   Spa
Location: Ubud  Indonesia  Oceania
La Mamounia  
Marrakech
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The La Mamounia Marrakech is truly a luxurious hotel that has aged remarkably, even 90 years after its creation. The La Mamounia Park is covered in greenery and gives you 20 acres of garden backdrop with fruit trees, flowers, and even olive trees. Meanwhile, the in-house luxuries have won multiple …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Wiesergut  
Hotel
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The Wiesergut Hotel is located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria. For the last several centuries, the area has been defined by farms and mountains and those lovely sights are still available. The architecture is archaic while the décor is minimalist, creating a nice feeling of relaxation. For the interiors, expect untreated …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Areias  
Do Seixo
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The Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel is A Portugal-based hotel that serves as a great center point for the globe, welcoming international travelers and settling them into an eco-friendly accommodation that provides luxury and amazing scenery. This a location surrounded by pine trees, seacoast, and dunes, providing a peaceful destination …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Raffles Maldives  
Meradhoo
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Have you ever wanted to dine on the ocean? Short of magic, the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort may be the closest and safest way to do just that. The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has been called the Secret Hideaway in the Indian Ocean and encompasses two islands with lush amenities. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Spa
W Miami  
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Located in Brickell Avenue, the money district of Miami, this hotel is aimed at the business elite but is still near to the interesting parts of the town. Swim in the 300-foot infinity pool and then wash up at the poolside bar and fireplace. Like chess but find that normal …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Location: Miami  USA  North America
Bardessono  
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Located in Yountville (a small town with no less than four Michelin starred restaurants) in California’s Napa Valley, Bardessono is an award-winning boutique hotel specially commended for its green credentials. The hotel uses salvaged materials, geothermal heating, and solar energy to bring cutting-edge eco-philosophy to California’s wine region. You can …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Grand Hotel  
Kronenhof
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TripAdvisor, the world’s most influential hotel site, named the Grand Hotel Kronenhof the world’s best hotel in their Traveler’s Choice Awards 2014. Located in the Engadin valley in Switzerland, the setting has 322 days of sunlight each year with china blue skies and ivory white snow all around. The hotel …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Lindos Blu  
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This hotel commands a view of the Aegean Sea built, as it is, onto a rocky hillside on Rhodes. The architecture takes inspiration from the traditional buildings of the island, mixes a little minimalism, and lets in a sweet breeze. Nearby is the village of Lindos where the sound of …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Líndos  Greece  East Europe
Rosewood Hotel  
Georgia
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This newly restored hotel was first opened in 1927 and brought luxury to the distant western coast of Canada. Over the years celebrities such as Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Katharine Hepburn have visited this grand hotel. The restoration cost over $120 million and no wonder when you consider the art …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Salish  
Lodge & Spa
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The site was originally home to the Snoqualmie Falls Lodge (built in 1919) and now the building has been renovated to become the Salish Lodge and Spa. The exterior was used as a location for the cult TV show, Twin Peaks and, while the interior has changed, fans of the …
Accommodation types: Movie   Nature   Spa
Burj  
Al Arab
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One of the most incredible structures on Earth, the Burj Al Arab, was built in the shape of an Arabian dhow, or yacht's sail. The planners wanted a monolithic structure, but neither did they want to cast a shadow over downtown Dubai, so they built it 280 meters out to …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
Puchner Castle  
Hotel
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The Puchner Castle Hotel is five hotels in one. You can stay in the Renaissance Palace where you have a choice of rooms and suites decorated in the genteel style of Matthias Corvinus who was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458. Or how about The Castle – an elegant …
Accommodation types: Castle   Palace   Spa
Location: Bikal  Hungary  East Europe
Titanic Mardan  
Palace
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Like the Pharaohs' pyramids and Nebuchadnezzar’s hanging gardens, rich men have long sought to build the ultimate thing. Mardan Palace is considered to be one of the most expensive resorts in the world costing $1.4 billion to create. There are 546 rooms separated into three wings: Dolmabahce, European and Anatolian …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Antalya  Turkey  Middle East
Manoir  
de Lébioles
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This high society mansion was finished in 1910 and for much of the last century was home to the Dresse family who used it to host elegant events including plays by the national theatre of Belgium, hunts, concerts, and balls. In 1999 it was sold to developers who sought to …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Spa  Belgium  West Europe
Lilianfels  
Blue Mountains
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Located in the Blue Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - this hotel captures the harmony of this beautiful environment while remaining a mere 90-minute drive from Sydney. Set in an 1890s Victorian mansion, the historic details have been preserved on the parts of the property which once served …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Katoomba  Australia  Oceania
Hotel Hacienda  
Na Xamena
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Located on top of a cliff overlooking the coast of Ibiza, this private estate is apparently two hours trip from every European capital city. It is located in an unspoiled natural reserve park that allows you the chance to relax in a natural environment. The whitewashed walls are in traditional …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Hotel Villa  
Honegg
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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 revitalizing goodness. The Villa Honegg has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa