Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Panoramic Hotels
Panorama Glass Lodge  
Lodge
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If you want to experience Iceland's breathtaking natural beauty fully, you should get as close to it as possible. The family-run business, Panorama Glass Lodge, rents out four small cabins in the Icelandic wilderness that you were dreaming of. The team is also working on a spectacular new location with …
Accommodation types: Nature
Location: Hella  Iceland  West Europe
Mischabel  
Hut
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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
Shangri-La  
Paris
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In the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, on the banks of Seine is a palace that was once home to Prince Roland Bonaparte. Today, it is what Forbes has called “the best luxury hotel in Paris.” The hotel combines Napoleonic finery with slap-bang views of the Eiffel Tower unrivaled by …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Paris  France  West Europe
Burj  
Al Arab
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One of the most incredible structures on Earth, the Burj Al Arab, was built in the shape of an Arabian dhow, or yacht's sail. The planners wanted a monolithic structure, but neither did they want to cast a shadow over downtown Dubai, so they built it 280 meters out to …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
Sextantio  
Le Grotte
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Located in the ancient city of Matera in Italy, this unique hotel is built into caves that once housed our ancient ancestors. Populated for 9000 years the town was officially founded by the Romans in the third century BC. It has been consistently inhabited since and the caves were used …
Accommodation types: Cave
Location: Matera  Italy  West Europe
Hotel Hacienda  
Na Xamena
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Located on top of a cliff overlooking the coast of Ibiza, this private estate is apparently two hours trip from every European capital city. It is located in an unspoiled natural reserve park that allows you the chance to relax in a natural environment. The whitewashed walls are in traditional …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
The Yeatman  
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This hotel overlooks the Douro River in the World Heritage city of Porto. Enjoy the extensive grounds and sweeping views of the historic city center from your room’s private terrace… perhaps while enjoying a glass of wine or famous Port. Indeed, the restaurant is famed for food and wine pairing …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Wine
Il San Pietro  
di Positano
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This hotel is hewn out of the very living rock on the Amalfi coastline. Want to go to the beach? Then take the lift through the rock to the sand below. Your vine-hugged balcony has some of the finest views you will ever see - from the sea to Positano. …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
Mandarin Oriental  
San Francisco
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This hotel occupies the top 11 floors of the 48-floor 345 California Center building. The twin towers of the building are 45-degree angles relative to the rest of the building which makes for a dazzling – if trippy - stay. The vibe is distinctly oriental, borrowing themes from the best …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Lanchid 19  
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Budapest’s only design hotel, the Lánchíd, opened in 2007 and has received numerous awards since, including three architectural awards, and it is frequently named in traveler journalist’s lists of top 50 hotels. Its location is right in the heart of Budapest, in an area where all the main sites and …
Accommodation types: Design
Santa Teresa  
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This boutique hotel is located close to the Cidade Maravilhosa’s bustling Centro business district – not that you would know it from the peaceful atmosphere. It is just a short ride away from the sparkling beach known as Zona Sul and Rio’s thriving samba dancing district. This former coffee plantation …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
Belle Tout  
Lighthouse
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The bright chalk cliffs of Beachy Head rise 162 meters above sea level and create a dramatic setting for this hotel with a difference. Petitions were first made to build a lighthouse in the location in 1691 due to a large number of shipwrecks on this dramatic coastline. The Belle …
Accommodation types: Lighthouse   Nature
Sliding  
House
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So it’s an ultra-modern wooden cabin with views over the grand ocean waves by the famous Hirtle’s Beach. It may look like the sort of cube you would find in a toddler’s mouth but inside it is a triumph of eco-sensitive architecture and cutting edge ergonomics. It has caused considerable …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature