Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Boutique Hotels
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Desert Palm  
Resort Dubai
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A boutique hotel in the skyscraper coral of Dubai is a rare find indeed. The Palm Resort was originally built so its extravagant owner could play Polo and to this day it boasts two Polo fields, horses, and stables. And yes, you can have riding lessons. Your room comes with …
Accommodation types: Luxury
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The Olive  
Exclusive
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Set on the outskirts of the Namibian capital city of Windhoek, the Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel combines modern luxury with African highlights for your stay in this city over 1500 meters above sea level. The hotel is built on the site of an old farmhouse and overlooks a hillside of …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Windhoek  Namibia  Africa
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Arrebol  
Patagonia Hotel
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This hotel blends seamlessly with the forests and lakes of Puerto Varas which is one of South America’s most treasured landscapes. Local wood was used to construct the wooden fences that protect the outer walls. The interior walls are constructed from wooden bricks and other paneling was done by local …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
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Maison  
Couturier
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Maison Couturier is an estate built by French immigrants in tropical Mexico in the 1800s. The old farmhouse has been renovated into a boutique hotel where you will find your own private terrace and some delightful antique furnishings. Surrounded by tropical fruit trees, whirring crickets, and lush scents. The white …
Accommodation types: Design
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Rough Luxe  
Hotel
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Rough-Luxe is a concept hotel that attempts to redefine what is meant by “luxury”. Rather than being a passive consumer of finery, the guests at rough-luxe are encouraged to engage with their surroundings and view luxury as time spent in a special space with some excellent wine and stimulating artwork. …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
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Blow Up Hall  
5050
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Blow Up Hall 50/50 is a complex which includes a restaurant, art gallery, and hotel. It commissioned its hallmark installation to be designed by crucial artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is one of the top digital artists in the world. He is a BAFTA prize-winner and his work has appeared in …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
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The Charming  
House
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Ok, so you can enter this Venetian boutique hotel in a gondola, sailing in under the portcullis into the kind of mysterious tunnel you might expect to find Cardinal Richelieu doing something crafty in; but luckily for you, this is not revolutionary France, this is modern-day Venice and you are …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
'12oct19
Seekoo  
Hotel
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‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between plastic and metal that can be shaped easily without …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Bordeaux  France  West Europe
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Home Hotel  
Buenos Aires
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This boutique hotel is designed to make you feel like you are at home, or at least the guest of someone with exquisite taste and a lot of money. The furniture is vintage Swedish, the views are of the peaceful garden and there are MP3 players and individually controlled air …
Accommodation types: Design
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Farol  
Design Hotel
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The tourist industry in Cascais has had a great time recently. This gorgeous medieval village boasts a fine location that has long been used as a getaway for the rich and famous. The top real estate here is the old aristocratic mansions that lie on rocky outcrops, high above the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
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Hotel  
Be Angkor
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From the people that brought you the ‘One Hotel Angkor’- the ‘Be’ hotel is another trendy place for you to consider. It offers you not rooms, but a choice of three ‘design experiences’ (not my words). And to be fair, the interior design is spankingly original, as you can see …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
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Hard Day’s  
Night
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I will attempt to talk about this Beetles-themed hotel with no terrible Beetles-related puns. It will be hard, can I do it? Read on. Situated next door to the famous ‘Cavern Club’ where the Beetles first rose to fame, this hotel is perfectly suited for fans to explore all the …
Accommodation types: Design   Music
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Fabriken  
Furillen
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A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial   Island
Location: Larbro  Sweden  West Europe
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Malmaison  
Oxford
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‘And I sentence you to be taken from here to Oxford Castle Prison where you will be hung from the neck until dead’ - is what guests of the Oxford Castle Prison would have heard before arriving at this imposing building. You, however, are far more likely to hear the …
Accommodation types: Castle   Jail   Luxury
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The  
Glasshouse
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This hotel was named the ‘number one hotel to get naked in’ by Opodo. And if you can push the thought of all the hanky-panky your bed has endured from your mind, you may well enjoy your stay at this premier establishment in the heart of historic Edinburgh. The ‘Glasshouse’ …
Accommodation types: Church   Design