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
'14sep16
Rosewood Hotel  
Georgia
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This newly restored hotel was first opened in 1927 and brought luxury to the distant western coast of Canada. Over the years celebrities such as Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and Katharine Hepburn have visited this grand hotel. The restoration cost over $120 million and no wonder when you consider the art …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
'13jun4
Hotel  
Arena
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This grand building was built in 1886 as a women’s hospital. It was administered by a charity that cared for the poor and vulnerable women in society because there was no welfare state in those days. During the Second World War, the property was occupied and later used to house …
Accommodation types: Design
'13may20
La Crête  
Fort
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Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification for their own military …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fort   Nature
'13apr29
Martin's Patershof  
Hotel
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This is a hotel in a historic church located in the art heart of Northern Europe, Mechelen where there are loads of amazing buildings, paintings, and sculptures. Many were created in the sixteenth-century renaissance. So when you’re done craning your neck and making impressed noises at the mountainous cathedrals, why …
Accommodation types: Church   Design   Luxury
'13mar1
Prince  
Noir
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If you were a French Celt living in the 2nd Century AD under threat from the Romans you would want to in Les Baux-de-Provence. Set high in the Alpilles mountains on a rocky outcrop with a view of the surrounding plateau, the location has been inhabited for thousands of years. …
Accommodation types: Castle   Cave   Traditional
'13feb26
D-Hotel  
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The astonishing medieval town of Kortrijk in Belgium is home to some of the most well preserved historical architecture in Europe. The city center is kept free of cars so the atmosphere is left unspoiled. The D-Hotel takes a 19th Century windmill and farm building and marries it with cutting …
Accommodation types: Design   Spa   Windmill
'13feb21
Hotel  
Gellert
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*The last days of the decadent Habsburg Empire* The Hotel is named after St Gellert who was a visionary monk and priest who lived in the 10th Century AD. Situated between Gellert Hill and the banks of the Danube the Gellert Hotel sits on a site that has been used …
Accommodation types: Spa
'13feb20
Hotel  
Ukraina
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This stunning hotel was built in 1952 as part of the ‘Soviet Skyscraper’ project. The foundation stones were laid in 1947 to mark the 800th anniversary of Moscow and celebrate the USSR's victory in World War Two. Though completed after his death, this building and its sisters are seen as …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Soviet
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
'13feb4
Aurora  
Express
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The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast in Alaska where you stay in renovated railroad carriages. These vintage carriages were set to become a museum until the Wilson family decided to turn them into a Bed & Breakfast. Now, the old railroad cars sit high on a hill overlooking …
Accommodation types: Train
Location: Fairbanks  USA  North America
'12nov15
Prendiparte  
Tower
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In the bloodbath of medieval Europe, ruling families had a lot to lose. Their serfs were vulnerable to attack from all sides. So they designed their villages around a central ruling tower - like the Prendiparte Tower which stands at 12 stories tall. Ruling families would each have a floor …
Accommodation types: Tower
Location: Bologna  Italy  West Europe
'12aug10
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches on either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honor in Portugal’s foremost playground, Cascais. The former fishing village has been around since the 12th Century. A succession of Kings, Lords, and Marquises took possession of the village over centuries until today, where it …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'12aug2
The Royal  
Crescent
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The Royal Crescent, Bath, was built in the 1770s by noted architect, John Wood. A keen occultist and freemason, when viewed from above, the crescent represents the moon as part of a series of buildings that mimic Masonic symbols. Shapeshifting Lizards notwithstanding, The Royal Crescent Hotel is a fine place …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional
'12jun29
Walworth  
Castle
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Luckily this isn’t Walworth Castle in London which is a real, non-converted prison. No this is Walworth in County Durham, one of England’s most rural and beautiful counties. Parts of the castle date back to the 12th Century when a string of fortifications were erected around the country by the …
Accommodation types: Castle
'12may17
Karosta Prison  
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Unchanged since Tsarist Russia, for 100 years this prison served to brutalize those who fell foul of the Tsar and Communist Party. The place is said to be haunted. Perhaps you feel brave enough to take their tour. Just don’t blame your captors… I mean hosts when you see a …
Accommodation types: Ghost   Hostel   Jail   Soviet
Location: Liepaja  Latvia  East Europe