Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Retreat Hotels
Beach Sun Retreat Dymchurch - Artificial Sun All Year Long
'15jan27
Beach Sun  
Retreat
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England isn’t best known for its sunshine. It does occur but is usually unreliable. Thank God, then, for the Beach Sun Retreat; the UK’s only holiday location featuring year-round sunlight. This is courtesy of the sun room featuring “Real Sunlight”, a Swedish invention that mimics natural sunlight with all the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve - Safari Open-Air Room
'15jan12
Kagga Kamma  
Nature Reserve
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At Kagga Kamma, a nature reserve can also be a luxury retreat. This accommodation, set in the Cederberg Mountains, offers a peaceful location far away from the city. Instead of lights and ads, you will be admiring rock formations, valleys, exotic plants, and rare wildlife sightings. One of the most …
Accommodation types: Cave   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Off-grid itHouse - Eco-Friendly Living In The Morongo Valley
'14oct16
Off-grid  
itHouse
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Before going off the grid, experience off-grid living. This house, recently noted by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all times in Southern California, is available for those who appreciate the architectural beauty and significant design in creating a smaller footprint in wilderness locations. It’s …
Accommodation types: Desert   Design   Nature
Manor Farm Alton - The Fun Of Farm Life!
'14may13
Manor Farm  
Alton
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This idyllic working farm is host to a unique camping experience courtesy of Feather Down Farm. Stay in a luxurious tent that can accommodate up to 6 people. A rural retreat without skimping on the luxury elements, your tent is made of canvass and cosily lit at night by the …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature
The Ruin - Grewelthorpe - Dwelling In A Romanesque Ruin
'14jan17
The Ruin  
Grewelthorpe
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Located near the village of Grewelthorpe which is named by combining the morish dish from Oliver Twist, “Gruel” and “Thorpe” which means outlying farmstead in old English; this pavilion has outstanding views of the classic English countryside and overlooks a gorge brimming with trees. Set in a nineteenth-century garden of …
Accommodation types: Nature
Chiva-Som Hua Hin - Award Winning Celebrity Spa In Thailand
'14jan6
Chiva-Som  
Hua Hin
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Chiva Som means 'Haven of Life' and is a beautiful Thai resort popular with celebrities. Bazar magazine called it “the gold standard by which all destination spas are measured”. High praise indeed. The spa is set in a peaceful tropical forest with murmuring brooks, gushing waterfalls and pristine beaches. The …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Sekeping Serendah - Natural Retreat Near Kuala Lumpur
'13dec13
Sekeping  
Serendah
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Not so much a hotel as a nature retreat, Sekeping Serendah consists of transparent open sheds that are specially designed to create a simple state of relaxation and communion with nature. There are seven private sheds secluded among the shades of the rainforest. This retreat provides a tech-free environment just …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Jungle   Nature   Treehouse
Azura Benguerra - Luxury Resort On Mozambique Marine Nature Reserve
'13oct23
Azura  
Benguerra
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Most hotels give you a choice of rooms, some give you a choice of caravans, spheres, or eco-pods, well, Azura Retreat gives you a choice of islands. Now that’s impressive. The resort is located on two islands, Benguerra and Quilalea. Both are located within a marine wildlife reserve which means …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
The Dune House - Unique Design For Hire
'13apr3
The Dune  
House
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Commissioned by a leading company, Living Architecture, this house was designed to reflect the traditional architecture of the area by locating each bedroom within its own gable. A feature picked up by top Norwegian architects, JVA. The roof is made from a reflective alloy to capture the seasons as they …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Glencomeragh Hermitages - Spiritual Retreat In Ireland
'13mar26
Glencomeragh  
Hermitages
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Run by the Rosminian Order of the Catholic Church, the Glencomeragh Hermitages are part of a wider complex that includes a lovely country house converted for use by those seeking a spiritual retreat. The hermitages are functional, modern constructions set on stilts in the lush Irish hillside. They are made …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Clonmel  Ireland  West Europe
Necker Island - Richard Branson’s Luxurious Private Island
'13feb14
Necker  
Island
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Richard Branson’s private island is named after Dutch explorer, Johannes de Necker who “discovered” it in the 17th Century. It remained uninhabited until the late 20th Century. In 1965 two British journalists tried to survive as castaways on the island. They lasted three weeks before they were driven off the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Xinalani Retreat - Beachside Yoga Retreat In Mexico
'13feb8
Xinalani  
Retreat
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It is in the union of body, mind, and breath that you will find true balance As an Englishman looking out on the continuous grey rain of his country, the thought of a yoga retreat in sunny Mexico with spare hours spent on the beach next to the humming jungle …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote
Kasbah Tamadot – Moroccan Castle In The Foothills Of The Atlas Mountains
'13jan2
Kasbah  
Tamadot
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Kasbah Tamadot is part of Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats. It is a traditional Moroccan castle in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah is surrounded by scented gardens, terraces, and staircases and maintains traditional glamour. You can stay in the Berber Tent suites which are in the …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury   Traditional
Location: Asni  Morocco  Africa
Amanzoe, Porto Heli - Next-Level Resort On The Aegean Coast
'12dec3
Amanzoe  
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Next-level luxury resort on the Aegean Coast in Greece where you stay in a pavilion or villa located near a central Parthian-style building, a marble palace full of spa treatments, fine dining, and a private art gallery. Or take a bike, a walk, a drive down to the resort’s private …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Kranidi  Greece  East Europe
Son Gener – Romantic Spain In This Farmhouse
'12oct22
Son Gener  
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The Son Gener hotel is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored set in acres of private property in a very rural and quiet area of Majorca. Far from the madness of the tourist-thronged beach and thong-bottomed festivities of the south; the beaches nearby are as if you stepped back in …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Sliding House – A Wooden Cabin From The Future
'12sep4
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
El Cosmico – An Exodus From The World Of Urgency
'12aug28
El Cosmico  
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A delightful slice of Americana that stays true to the native and Latino peoples that have been a part of life in Texas for centuries; El Cosmico is a rural retreat that features a range of accommodation. Traveling through centuries of human life, let’s start with the simple tent. Their …
Accommodation types: Trailer
Location: Marfa  USA  North America
Gamirasu Cave Hotel - Converted Byzantine Chapel
'12jun25
Gamirasu  
Cave Hotel
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You can get involved with the spiritual side of life while staying in this magnificent cave hotel. Located in a converted Byzantine chapel, the area has a rich history that stretches back for thousands of years. The chapel was first carved out of the rock 1000 years ago and to …
Accommodation types: Cave   Luxury
Location: Urgup  Turkey  Middle East
Verana Hotel - Retreat In The Lush Jungles Of Mexico
'12apr3
Verana Hotel  
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The Verana Spa is carved into the lush jungle overlooking a beach that sits like a blessing next to the lazy ocean. Designed by Hollywood set designers, your sense of adventure is tingled from the moment the jungle parts to reveal the ‘primitive chic’ spa (you may want to play …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Remote
Location: Yelapa  Mexico  North America