Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Hiking Hotels
Everest View  
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Takashi Miyahara, a Japanese-born tourism entrepreneur, came to Nepal in the 1960s and recognized the region's immense potential thanks to its natural beauty and cultural attractiveness. As a visionary, he paved the way for Himalayan hospitality never seen before. The bold fusion of a high altitude setting and a modern …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Remote
Location: Solukhumbu  Nepal  South Asia
AutoCamp  
Russian River
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AutoCamp's unique approach has cracked the secret of camping with dignity. It takes everything we love about camping and packages it without the discomforts. Spa-inspired bathrooms? Mid-century clubhouse with in-and-outdoor firepits and wine tastings? It doesn't sound like your usual camping experience at all. And then there is the location. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Damani  
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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
Mohonk  
Mountain House
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Just 80 miles North of New York City, you can find the charming town of New Paltz. A small path is leading from here to a secluded getaway called the Mohonk Mountain House. The 150-year-old building sits right by the Mohonk Lake, neighboring the Mohonk Preserve, with over 8,000 acres …
Accommodation types: Nature   Palace
Location: New Paltz  USA  North America
Camp Sarika  
Amangiri
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The Aman luxury hotel group, famous for its unique accommodations worldwide, has opened up its newest resort. Set in the raw wilderness of the Utah desert, the Camp Sarika by Amangiri only consists of ten tented pavilions. Amangiri comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "open space" and "sky". It is …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Tent
Manshausen  
Island
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Owned by a polar explorer, writer, and photographer, Børge Ousland, Manshausen Island Resort has a taste of true adventure. Its tagline, “where sea and mountains meet”, captures well the remote and beautiful surroundings of the property. Manshausen is a 55-acre private island far above the Arctic Circle in Norway and …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Nordskot  Norway  West Europe
Schutzhütte  
Schöne Aussicht
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Schöne Aussicht or Bella Vista (“beautiful view” in English) are not just empty names. The views from this mountain refuge are truly stunning and completely wild. Located in Val Senales in South Tyrol, the hotel is surrounded by nothing but glaciers and mountain peaks. Of course, it’s not that easy …
Accommodation types: Mountain
The Torridon  
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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
Mischabel  
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This Alpine hut is 3,340 meters above sea level and located deep in the Pennine Alps. It is only accessible to experienced hikers who can make the 4-mile journey from the nearby town of Saas-Fee, which was used as a location for the Wham! 1984 hit single, “Last Christmas I …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Britannia Hut  
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The Britannia Hut is one of the most popular huts in the Swiss Alps – quite an achievement when you consider how many of them there are. It was built in 1912 while many other classic huts were also built around that time. I think it has to do with …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature
Hotel Arbez  
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Hotel Arbez is an unusual place – half is in France and half in Switzerland. When a new border between the two countries was drawn in 1862, it happened to run down the middle of a field owned by one Mr. Ponthus. He built a shop that straddled the border, …
Accommodation types: Traditional
ION  
Adventure Hotel
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For travelers looking to take in the beauty of the Northern Lights (known as Aurora Borealis to some), trek across some glaciers, and explore lava fields, ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is a wonderfully unique place to stay in Iceland. Less than an hour by car from Iceland’s coastal capital of …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Spa
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
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Jested
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Situated in the northern mountains of the Czech Republic, Hotel Ještěd dominates the skyline of the Liberec region. Reaching an altitude over 1,000 meters, it has been a significant landmark and place of historical importance. The first monument was built at its summit in 1737, but today guests can now …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Tower
Herdade do  
Moinho Novo
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The Herdade do Moinho Novo, located in the municipality of Montijo, Portugal, is among the latest innovations in agritourism. Only 30 minutes from Lisbon, the bungalows are set in a cork oak forest, meaning they are surrounded by nature. The “hanging houses” are perfectly integrated into the rural landscape where …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Canha  Portugal  West Europe
Alila  
Jabal Akhdar
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While Oman might not be the first place that pops into peoples' heads when they think about a luxurious vacation, it is soon about to change. The country is home to the magnificent Alila Jabal Akhdar resort in the Al Hajar Mountain range. The name Jabal Akhdar in Arabic stands …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Mountain
Location: Nizwa  Oman  Middle East
Herangtunet  
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Nestled in Norway’s highest mountain range, the enchanting village of Heggenes is perched between two picturesque national parks. At an altitude of 500 meters, you will find the exclusive boutique hotel Herangtunet. This stunning estate seems as if it was taken from the pages of a fairytale. Set amid an …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Traditional
Location: Heggenes  Norway  West Europe
Berghaus Sulzfluh  
Alpenhütte
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Sulzfluh Mountain Inn seems as if it came directly from a classic piece of literature; it is tucked into the end of a valley basin offering a magnificent view of the Swiss Alps, the mountain scenery of the Partnun Valley, and the community of Graubünden below. The hotel offers a …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Traditional
The Cambrian  
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Adelboden is home to an illustrious hotel known as The Cambrian. The hotel is in the heart of ski territory, and as such, the hotel offers ski lessons from licensed professionals, multiple ski routes, and all the gear you may need for your adventure. The Cambrian is also famous for …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Gstaad  
Palace
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The town of Gstaad is renowned for the magnificent Swiss Alps and great skiing. If you are looking for the perfect accommodations for your Swiss getaway, look no further than Gstaad Palace. The palace was constructed in 1913 for the world’s most exclusive clientèle and has always offered unparalleled discretion …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Mountain