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
Copal Tree  
Lodge
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Belize is a unique location as the only English-speaking country in Central America that is also considered a part of the Caribbean. On the southern tip of this country, on the Caribbean coast sits the Belcampo Lodge on a 12,000-acre nature reserve. You can spend your days in the lounge …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature
Village  
Flottant
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What better way to celebrate nature than by floating on the water? The Village cabins to rent are heated and comfy, but the real attraction is the amazing feeling of floating on water while you sleep in a comfy bed or dine with friends. You can either have a cabin …
Accommodation types: Floating   Nature
Location: Pressac  France  West Europe
Covered  
Bridge
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The Covered Bridge earned much of its fame after being highlighted on HGTV. The now historic location, known as the Covered Bridge House, is located within a few steps of Nevada City but has a distinctly natural ambiance. The interiors of the home are New York loft-style and have won …
Accommodation types: Design
Berghotel  
Oeschinensee
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This hotel was built in 1892 in the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area of the Swiss Alps that has since become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 30-bed and dormitory property has been passed down four and five generations of the same family which is impressive in these harsh times where such …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Kulmhotel  
Gornergrat
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This is the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps located 3048 meters above sea level. The hotel took ten years to build and was completed in 1907. Two observatories were constructed in 1996 one on each of the tall towers. They allow astronomers to take advantage of the clear air …
Accommodation types: Astronomy   Mountain
Mönchsjoch  
Hut
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Arriving at Jungfraujoch station there is a sign proclaiming this to be the “Top of Europe”. Operators, Jungfraubahn put the sign there being proud of the fact their railway includes the highest mainline station in Europe. Trains pull through a tunnel somehow carved out of the solid rock and arrive …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Fannaråkhytta  
Lodge
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A joy for the ruddy-cheeked and strong-legged, this unique hotel is actually a cabin 2068m above sea-level and is Norway’s highest tourist lodge with views of the Hurrungane Mountains and ancient glaciers that reflect light from the long-shining summer sun. This remote lodge is only accessible by foot. You will …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Remote
Location: Luster  Norway  West Europe
Pilatus-Kulm  
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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
Hotel  
Glymur
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Iceland: the original land of ice and fire. Just a short drive from the capital city, Reykjavík, is Hotel Glymur which overlooks the azure waters of the Whale Fjord. The hotel was named after the Glymur waterfall, one of the highest in Europe. You can visit it during your stay. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Madonna  
Inn
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For over 50 years (which is ancient history in American time) the Madonna Inn has been welcoming travelers with its eccentric and luxurious take on the essential roadside Motel. Choose from 110 themed rooms from “Caveman” to “Elegance”, “Jungle Rock” to “Bridal Falls”. The Inn has a famous bakery where …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Whitepod  
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These futuristic eco pods nestle in the Alps creating a little igloo village. Your pod is made out of insulating fiber and has a wood-burner for comfort. There is an en-suite bathroom and super luxurious bedding. Whitepod is part of the eco-tourism movement and aims to be carbon neutral. Each …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Igloo   Mountain   Nature   Tent
Post Ranch  
Inn
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Set in the blisteringly beautiful hills, planes and beaches of Big Sur in California, The Post Ranch Inn has long been part of the local area. In the early 20th Century explorer William Brainard Post was one of the first settlers in the area which was still largely uninhabited, he …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Location: Big Sur  USA  North America
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
Alto Atacama  
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Legend has it that when God was done creating the world, he had a handful of features left - deserts, mountains, and forests. He put them all in his pocket. But his pocket had a hole in it and as he walked across heaven bits of land leftover from making …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Winvian  
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Stay in a cottage in a 113-acre holiday resort where serenity and natural environments pervade. It is right next to 4000 acres of forest which you can explore during your generous allocations of leisure time. Each cottage is themed. Choose to stay in the fairy-tale “Treehouse” or the “Music Cottage” …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Morris  USA  North America
Dunton  
Hot Springs
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This town was founded in 1885 when Marty McFly arrived from the future looking for The Doc… hang on. Wrong review. Yes, this town was founded on the banks of the Dolores River in 1885, about half a mile from a mine where the townsfolk worked. It was always a …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Location: Dolores  USA  North America
Baumhaushotel  
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So this is like living in Lord of the Rings except without constant danger from the forces of evil. Here, the only forces that matter are those of your imagination (and your American Express). The location is within a national park on the far eastern side of Germany, where there …
Accommodation types: Hippie   Treehouse
Vigilius  
Hotel
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In the grand Dolomites – a mountain range located in the North Italian Alps – there is an award-winning design hotel. Built by architect, Matteo Thun, his idea was to create a luxury eco-hotel that draws inspiration from nature and also blends with its natural surroundings so local woods and …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Lana  Italy  West Europe
Travaasa  
Austin
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This spa hotel is popular with locals and tourists alike. How about a stay in a Canyon Room? It has huge windows and balconies that overlook forests that explode and roll over the canyons and hills spraying birdsong in the clear morning. The ethos of Travassa is wellness and vibrant …
Accommodation types: Nature   Spa
Location: Austin  USA  North America
Rolling Huts  
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“Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep your wagon rollin” so the song goes, unless, that is, you’re staying in a special rolling hut. In which case, you will want to stay right where you are in Washington’s beautiful Methow Valley. The remarkably versatile wooden units were designed to be an alternative to …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Winthrop  USA  North America