Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Heritage Hotels
Brijrama  
Palace
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One of the oldest buildings in Varanasi, the BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel was built in the 18th century and is located on its own ghat. It is considered to be one of the city's most historic structures. The property is well situated close to Varanasi's most spectacular ghat, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury   Palace
Location: Varanasi  India  South Asia
Ahwahnee  
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In the heart of one of California's most famous valleys lies a hotel so magnificent and robust that it was recreated for one of the world's scariest movies. Welcome to the Ahwahnee Hotel, which opened its doors in 1927. Timberline Lodge is known for appearing as Overlook Hotel's exterior in …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Nature
Akademie Street  
Boutique Hotel
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Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa, nicknamed the French Corner. Its settlers named their farms after the areas in France they came from. Soon this part of the world became known for its excellent wineries. This is where Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Wine
Kruger  
Shalati
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This is the way to honor an abandoned but not forgotten historical structure properly. The heritage site is located in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves. Nearly 100 years ago, trains had been passing through here and stopped overnight at the Selati Bridge. Now, a sizeable …
Accommodation types: Nature   Train
Location: Skukuza  South Africa  Africa
Mandarin Hotel  
Hyde Park
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Overlooking London’s famous Hyde Park, this luxury hotel is a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum and steps away from the nearest tube station. This hotel has been consistently voted one of the best in the world, and for a good reason. The 167 elegant rooms and 26 …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
PURO  
Gdańsk
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Located in the city center on Granary Island, PURO Gdansk is a functional work of art. It is the fourth offering of the hip Polish hotel brand PURO. The hotel's facade is modern with large glass surfaces, but it follows the traditional architectural shapes of Gdansk. London-based creative studio DeSallesFlint …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Gdansk  Poland  East Europe
The Sylvia  
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The Sylvia Hotel is located on the English bay in Vancouver and is the only beachside property in the whole city. With its brick and terra-cotta facade, this landmark building in the West End has been swarmed by the Virginia creeper, giving it a unique and cozy look. This heritage …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Cotton House  
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The Cotton House Hotel gets its name as it stands on the site of the former headquarters of the 19th-century Cotton Textile Foundation. The original elements of the building have been conserved, such as the gorgeous marble staircase, delicate ceiling embellishments, floors, and walls in some of the rooms. The …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
The Old  
No. 77
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Set in a restored 19th-century warehouse just three blocks from the French Quarter, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is a boutique hotel in the New Orleans art district, perfect for art enthusiasts and cultural explorers. The lobby, once a warehouse that served the Port of New Orleans with …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Ovolo 1888  
Darling Harbour
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Darling Harbor, the Sydney Opera House, Powerhouse Museum, The Rocks, The Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Circular Quay are all iconic Australian landmarks that you can access easily from the restored heritage building that is the 1888 Hotel. From the hotel, you can also travel to the Sydney Fish Market, the …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Hotel Café  
Royal
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The Hotel Café Royal is a glamorous five-star hotel located in the heart of London, and as you might expect for such a great location, this hotel also has a story. Dating back to 1863, the hotel has long been associated as the epicenter of London art and fashion. Much …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
Neemrana  
Fort-Palace
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Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is located on a hill with brilliant views of the Indian countryside. It is a 55-room heritage resort covering six acres of land with multiple levels and palatial wings. Left to ruin for much of the 20th Century, it was restored in the 1990s …
Accommodation types: Fort   Palace   Traditional
Location: Neemrana  India  South Asia
The Verandah  
in the Forest
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Located at the Matheran Hill Station around 90km from Mumbai, The Verandah in the Forest is a 19th Century colonial bungalow originally built by an Englishman who no-doubt sported the Nietzsche-style mustache in vogue at the time. Overman or not you will find the surroundings delightful and the location, high …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Location: Matheran  India  South Asia
Les Folies  
de la Serve
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Deep in the rolling hilled wine regions of France, you can find a selection of beautifully restored traditional Gypsy Caravans. These are available for hire and are decorated in four different styles reflecting all kinds of Gypsy Heritage. You can be transported into a lifestyle that hasn’t changed for centuries …
Accommodation types: Gypsy   Traditional   Trailer
Location: Ouroux  France  West Europe
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