Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Adventure Hotels
'21dec29
Damani  
Lodges Resort
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Mountains and hiking? Surely we are not talking about the same country famous for its skyscraper-ridden skyline, giant shopping malls, and gorgeous beaches. Hatta lies close to the Omani borders, high up in the Al Hajar Mountains. If you want to escape from the bustling urban life of Dubai into …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature
'21sep2
S/V Noorderlicht  
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This schooner first set sail in 1910. It spent 100 years sailing to icy destinations all over the world, from the Arctic Circle to the penguin-strewn islands of Antarctica. Today, it has a double life. Since being restored to its former glory, it sets sail every summer on exciting expeditions. …
Accommodation types: Boat   Remote
'21may20
Notel  
Melbourne
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Notel is not a hotel but an experience, and it's made up of six vintage trailers. They found them in the USA and shipped them to Australia. After thorough restoration work, their pretty rounded and polished chrome coachwork now shines just like new. Fifty-ton cranes then lifted them to their …
Accommodation types: Design   Trailer
Location: Melbourne  Australia  Oceania
'18oct4
The Torridon  
Hotel
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The Torridon Hotel is set on 58 acres of private parkland in one of the most scenic parts of the United Kingdom. Located on the banks of Loch Torridon, the property overlooks the iconic Scottish Highlands landscape: snow-capped mountains, glittering lochs, and miles upon miles of fields and forests. This …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature
'18sep21
Nellim Wilderness  
Hotel
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When you think of a safari, your mind probably doesn’t immediately jump to Finland. Well, it’s got all it takes: unspoiled wilderness, scenic views, and wonderful wildlife. Only the form of transport perhaps isn’t what you’re imagining. So instead of a safari jeep, you’ll be traveling around on a snowmobile …
Accommodation types: Igloo   Nature
Location: Nellim  Finland  East Europe
'18aug13
Anantara Al Jabal  
Al Akhdar
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Anantara takes the concept of the high life to a whole new level with one of the world’s highest resorts. If you love the taste of luxury but don’t want to compromise your sense of adventure, then it might just be the perfect place. Set on a rim of a …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Mountain
Location: Nizwa  Oman  Middle East
'17nov2
Skylodge Adventure  
Suites
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Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be a bird, sitting high above the rest in a cozy nest, overlooking the vast beauty of nature’s surroundings? If so, you’re in for a treat! The Skylodge Adventure Suites in Cusco, Peru offer an incredible travel experience unlike any other. Accessible …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Mountain   Nature
Location: Cusco  Peru  South America
'17nov1
Lakshman Sagar  
Resort
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Built in the 19th Century, this getaway is unlike any other in Raipur, India. Lakshman Sagar was originally constructed as a hunting lodge, hosting only the most elite and noble families. Now, it’s home to 12 sustainably designed cottages dotted along a man-made lake. Known for its “slow living” mantra, …
Accommodation types: Fairytale
Location: Raipur  India  South Asia
'17oct24
Love Sphere  
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Get out of your bubble by hopping into another... in Costa Rica! From Love Spheres to Lost Spheres, guests can experience a stay unlike any other. Looking for a romantic getaway? Imagine a bright pink inflated sphere that sits in the middle of the beauty that is Costa Rica’s natural …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature   Tent
'17oct20
Truck Surf  
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If you’re into surfing, exploring, and road trips, the Truck Surf Hotel was made for you! Definitely not a traditional hotel stay, guests will hop aboard a converted Mercedes Actros as they embark on an adventure unlike any other. So, where can you find this unique “hotel”? From June to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Bus   Moving   Trailer
Location: Porto  Portugal  West Europe
'16feb26
Bivacco  
Gervasutti
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Looking to spend a night or two in a space-age capsule that appears to be teetering off the edge of a cliff? Set 9,300 feet (2,835 meters) above sea level on the Frebouze Glacier in the Mont Blanc massif in Italy, Bivacco Gervasutti, named after the Turin-born Alpine climber Giusto …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Location: Lavachey  Italy  West Europe
'15dec23
Rutundu  
Log Cabins
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Rough-Luxe is an aesthetic, an artistic style that involves leaving a purposely unfinished look to an interior. Dark woods and clean unobstructed lines are used to leave a few highlights of the design. Here, on the shores of Lake Rutundu in Kenya, the highlights are undoubtedly the gorgeous views from …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Meru  Kenya  Africa
'15jan13
LEGOLAND  
Windsor Resort
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If only you could lay on a LEGO bed and be served by a LEGO staff member, looking something like the LEGO Batman Movie. Of course, LEGO bricks as bedding would not be exceptionally comfortable, so the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Hotel opts instead for luxury bedding but with a strong …
Accommodation types: Kids   Theme Park
'14jan28
Pilatus-Kulm  
Hotel
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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 meters above sea-level. It is located on the Pilatus Mountain – one of the Alp’s most jagged and arresting peaks – near Lake …
Accommodation types: Mountain
'13apr17
Camel Camp  
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Safari was an Indian invention. The word Sahar means travel in Sanskrit/Hindi and the British appropriated the word and took it to Africa. The India Safari club takes you on trips in the Rajastani wilderness using 4x4, camels, or even elephants. It was all the brainchild of founder, Reggie Marwar …
Accommodation types: Desert   Tent   Traditional
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
'13jan22
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
'12nov23
Livingstone  
Lodge
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The 100 acres “Africa Experience” safari park in Kent, England is a place where many African species are free to roam as if they were at home… except they don’t have to worry about fighting for meager water holes here. When you arrive you will get a glass of champagne …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature
'12nov5
Sala  
Silvergruva
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Lounge on your luxury leather chair underneath a delicate chandelier that hangs from the roof of a room which has been tunneled out of a pure rock, 155 meters below the surface. As if you were Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Except for massively rich and less ring-obsessed. So …
Accommodation types: Cave   Underground
Location: Sala  Sweden  West Europe
'12aug23
Amangiri  
Villas
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‘The canyon wilderness, the hoodoo land of spire and pillar and pinnacle where no man lives’ is how transcendental anarchist author Edward Abbey described the landscape where Amangiri Villas sit; their sandstone walls blending perfectly into the desert setting. The architecture is simple and modern, with large glass windows drawing …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Location: Kanab  USA  North America
'12aug22
El Silencio  
Lodge
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‘El Silencio Lodge & Spa is the friendliest, most soul-soothing sanctuary where Costa Rica’s visitors can fully attune to a natural state of bliss’ says owner Karin Zurcher. Her brother, Ronald happens to be one of Costa Rica’s most prominent architects and he built the hotel using wood, bamboo, and …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature