Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Historical Hotels
Fauzi Azar  
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The hilly northern region of Israel is a commonly overlooked tourist destination, despite it offering more than you can imagine. Take Nazareth as an example. People know it as the childhood home of Jesus, but there is so much more to it. It's the largest Arabic city in Israel, with …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Hostel
Location: Nazareth  Israel  Middle East
Airelles Gordes  
La Bastide
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Recently renovated and romantically decorated, this country-house-style hotel located in the hilltop village of Gordes, in France, is unlike any other. Inside, guests will find gorgeous jewel-toned interiors (think: rubies and emeralds) with carved wood paneling and hand-painted beamed ceilings adorning the 40 rooms and suites. More than 4,000 artworks …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
Location: Gordes  France  West Europe
Shattuck Plaza  
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Opened in 1910, Shattuck was San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. It was constructed of reinforced concrete in the mission style, which has come to epitomize San Francisco’s culture and heritage. Ever since, it has remained a hotel under different ownership and was subject to a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2007. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Location: Berkeley  USA  North America
Market Street  
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The most significant architectural challenge to face is to fit in a modern building in an old town protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The globally renowned architects JMARCHITECTS and famous design studio FG Stijl squared up. They did a remarkable job filling in a gap in the historical …
Accommodation types: Design
Ballyfin  
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Ranked the number one hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016, the Ballyfin is set in a gorgeous 20-room Georgian home, about an hour and a half north of Dublin. From the stunning four-poster canopy beds and 80-foot library to the richly textured wallpapers and gilded mirrors, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
Hotel Stary  
Kraków
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Situated in Old Town Krakow, the Hotel Stary has captured the grandeur of the hotel’s past while showcasing the erudite décor. The renovations have resurrected what was once a marvelous merchant’s home, dating back to the 15th century. Voted “the most beautiful hotel interior design in Europe,” any guest of …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Kraków  Poland  East Europe
Alila Fort  
Bishangarh
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Alila means “surprise” in Sanskrit, and you can expect many of those during your stay. Beginning with the fact that your 5-star boutique hotel is actually a 230-year old fortress! Rajasthan is famous for its spectacular hill forts, many crowded with tourists all year long. Luckily, you can get a …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort
Location: Manoharpur  India  South Asia
Hever Castle  
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Bed and breakfast within 13th-century castle grounds? Don’t mind if I do! Located in Kent, Hever Castle was once the seat of the Boleyn family and today is a beautifully preserved museum. King Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, spent her early youth here, and the castle was later given …
Accommodation types: Castle
The Beekman  
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If you’re venturing to the big apple and deciding on a place to stay, look no further! The Beekman is conveniently located near the World Trade Center as well as nearby subway stops that will take you all over the city! The Beekman itself is more luxurious than other Manhattan …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
The High Line  
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A finalist for the “World’s Greatest Hotel,” The High Line Hotel in Chelsea’s gallery district of New York City holds 60 rooms for guests to enjoy, with views of NY’s public High Line Park. Each room is furnished from carefully curated sources, and each features an authentic Western Electric 202 …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
Rotarius  
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At the top of this medieval tower, you will find your dramatic bedroom. Have you seen how high the ceiling is? The candles, the stone walls, the exquisite hardwood furnishings, this is just sexy. And historical too. Sexy and historical – not too often, you get those two things together. …
Accommodation types: Tower
Location: Asti  Italy  West Europe
Locanda  
Rosa Rosae
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The Locanda Rosa Rosae is a truly magical place nestled in the Venetian countryside. Surrounded by indescribable natural beauty, this bed and breakfast is a hidden gem waiting to welcome travelers. In a secluded locale between Treviso and Venice, this unique guesthouse is the embodiment of rustic charm. Originally built …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Castello  
di Petroia
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The Castello di Petroia is an impressive medieval fortress set amid the rolling hills of the Umbria region of Italy. Perched above the Chiascio Valley, the castle dates back to the 12th Century and witnessed many historically significant events. Thanks to extensive restorations, the Castello di Petroia has been beautifully …
Accommodation types: Castle
Location: Mengara  Italy  West Europe
Relais  
Cattedrale
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The Relais Cattedrale offers a stunning oasis in the heart of the medieval town of Asti, Italy. Surrounded by the bustling life of Palazzo Curbis di San Michele, this boutique hotel provides the perfect setting to begin your tour of Monferrato and unwind after a long day of exploration. The …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Asti  Italy  West Europe
Langham Hotel  
London
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The Langham hotel first opened its doors in 1865 as the city’s first “Grand Hotel” and has continued to welcome royalty, celebrities, and numerous dignitaries in its 150-year history. The staff and hotel pride themselves on providing five-star luxury that far exceeds all expectations. The Langham has long been at …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
Hotel  
Chelsea
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The Hotel Chelsea, or more simply the Chelsea, is a historic landmark of New York City that has been home to scores of notable literary and film stars over the years. Finished in 1885, this 250 unit hotel was recognized on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. This …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Movie
Location: New York  USA  North America
Solar  
do Castelo
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The 18th-century mansion within the confines of St. Jorge’s Castle in Alfama, Lisbon is home to Solar do Castelo. This eco-hotel, which was built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace, offers top-of-the-line hotel rooms with hardwood floors contemporary décor, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with a …
Accommodation types: Castle
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
Samode  
Palace
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The maharaja’s palace that is now the Samode Palace hotel is the perfect blend of antiquity and modernity. Over 300 years ago, the palace was home to the ruling family of Samode, in the heart of Rajasthan, just outside Jaipur. Its luxury has transcended time with mirror tiled halls, mural …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia
Houshi  
Onsen
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Located on the Houshi River in the Gunma Prefecture, the Houshi Onsen Chojukan is the epitome of a traditional ryokan where weary travels can experience Japanese hospitality. Built in 1875 at the source of the hot spring, the Chojukan is a secluded mountain getaway that offers majestic views an insight …
Accommodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Gunma  Japan  East Asia
Hoshi  
Ryokan
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Hoshi Ryokan is the second [oldest hotel in the world](https://www.uniqhotels.com/nishiyama-onsen-keiunkan); first opening its doors in 717. Legend has it that the great Buddhist teacher, Taicho Daishi saw a vision while traveling in the local area. In his vision, a great deity made it known to him that nearby was a …
Accommodation types: Traditional
Location: Awazumachi  Japan  East Asia