Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
River Hotels
'21jun7
Lemala Wildwaters  
Lodge
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This spectacular lodge is situated next to the powerful streams of the River Nile in Uganda. It's a unique private property within six hectares of Kalagala Island. Your adventure will start from Jinja, where you will take a boat ride to reach Lemala Wildwaters Lodge. That's the only way to …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature   Remote
Location: Kangulumira  Uganda  Africa
'21mar17
Delfin Amazon  
Cruises
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How does immersing in the deep rainforest on a floating luxury hotel sound? Delfin offers precisely this. Starting from the Peruvian town of Iquitos, their three uniquely designed vessels are ready to cruise deep inside the Amazon jungle. Onboard you'll find spacious suites with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water …
Accommodation types: Boat   Jungle   Nature
Location: Iquitos  Peru  South America
'20nov18
Stayokay  
Dordrecht
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Stayokay is a well-known chain of Dutch hostels that operates around the country. But recently, they’ve added new accommodation to their offer that looks a lot more like an eco-hotel than your usual hostel dorm. The Ecolodge at Dordrecht is a beautiful floating hotel room located in a remote, quiet …
Accommodation types: Floating   Hostel
'19nov6
Inkaterra Reserva  
Amazonica
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Nestled deep inside the remote territories of the Amazon rainforest, this spectacular eco-lodge is a fascinating escape from daily life. So deep, in fact, that the only way in is by a 45-minute boat ride. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge overlooks the Madre de Dios River and the lush forests of …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature   Remote
'18jul6
Le Moulin  
du Roc
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As the name suggests, Le Moulin du Roc was initially built as a water mill. It was later converted into a hotel with some rooms in the historic mill and some in the newly added building. Today, Le Moulin du Roc is a quiet and charming sanctuary in southwestern France. …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Luxury
'18jun13
Zambezi  
Queen
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Do you think that cruise holidays are outdated? Think again. A holiday on Zambezi Queen is not your usual river cruise. The luxurious 5-star houseboat was designed as an unconventional way of exploring the Chobe National Park. As the boat slowly drifts along the river, you will enjoy the front-row …
Accommodation types: Boat   Nature
'17aug21
Tortuga Lodge  
& Gardens
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With just 27 rooms, the Tortuga Lodge & Gardens sits on a gorgeous canal located in Costa Rica. This lodge is the ideal place for those looking to reconnect with nature. From guided wildlife boating trips and fishing to cultural excursions, there’s a world of adventure to discover in the …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature
'17apr17
The Gritti  
Palace
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Location, location, location! The Gritti Palace Venice is a 15th-century palazzo located along Italy’s Grand Canal, looking across the water to Santa Maria Della Salute, a gorgeous church, and the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, home to the Guggenheim Museum. All 61 rooms and 21 suites at the Gritti Palace are …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
'16dec7
ArkaBarka  
Floating Hostel
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This hostel rocks, literally. Arkabarka (is that not the most fun name to say?) is a boat hostel in Belgrade, Serbia, at the river Danube. This contemporary wooden building is situated in one of the most beautiful central parks of Belgrade. Though it’s a hostel, there are definitely options for …
Accommodation types: Floating   Hostel
Location: Belgrade  Serbia  East Europe
'16jul29
Hideout  
Bali
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Constructed in 2015, The Hideout is not a fancy hotel but an adventure seeker’s getaway hidden in a Balinese forest. Guests seeking solitude are sure to find it here, along with a fully equipped kitchen and a scooter that is free to use. Surrounding wildlife is abundant; travelers should be …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Selat  Indonesia  Oceania
'16mar17
Pacuare  
Lodge
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Named one of National Geographic’s “unique lodges of the world,” the Pacuare Lodge in Costa Rica is a once-in-a-lifetime rainforest experience for adventure-seeking travelers. Overlooking the Pacuare River and nestled in a rainforest, Pacuare is an eco-lodge where guests arrive and depart as part of a multi-day rafting tour on …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature
'15apr22
River Kwai  
Jungle Rafts
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The world-renowned River Kwai Jungle Rafts resort has been providing guests a tranquil atmosphere amid the natural beauty of Thailand since 1976. Located on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, this “floatel” is nestled in the Erawan National Park. From here, you can easily explore many of the natural caves …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Floating   Nature
'14apr3
Casa do  
Rio Vez
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The wheels of the 19th Century olive mill were spun by the glorious River Vaz that flows by its side. Today it is a private getaway set in acres of achingly beautiful private gardens full of oak trees, olive groves, and lawns. Revamped in 2004 the style is modern and …
Accommodation types: Nature
'14apr2
Het Kleine  
Paradijs
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Located in the fascinating town of Oosterend, "Het Kleine Paradijs" ("The Little Paradise" in English) is the perfect place to explore the region. Oosterend was known as “the Jerusalem of Holland” because it was home to five different religions and, this being the genteel Netherlands, they all existed happily together. …
Accommodation types: Floating   Nature   Treehouse   Yurt
'13sep25
Aqua  
Amazon
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This hotel is located on a boat; no big deal there; lots of hotels are on boats – hell, what about cruise ships? Well, this boat is a little different. Not only does it feature stunning design (more on that later) but it sails you on an adventurous cruise up …
Accommodation types: Boat   Jungle   Luxury
Location: Iquitos  Peru  South America
'13sep12
Saugerties  
Lighthouse
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Esopus Creek is one of the essential tributes of the Hudson River. When the Europeans began to settle in America, the creek soon became an important trade route for the natives and the newcomers. As the first 200 years of settlement fly-by we see towns and villages springing up along …
Accommodation types: Lighthouse
'13sep4
The  
Savoy
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A name synonymous with glamour and prestige, The Savoy stands on the banks of the River Thames in one of London’s best addresses. From there, you can see the famous skyline. The best of London is within walking distance… the theatre district, the art galleries, the opera, the famous clubs, …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
'13feb6
Les Hautes  
Roches
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France is a pretty place. From the ornate promenades of Paris to the warm hills of the wine country people love to holiday here. But there is one area that is claimed to be the most beautiful and this is the Loire Valley. The river Loire has carved the valley …
Accommodation types: Cave   Chateau   Luxury
'12dec19
Werf Ijlst  
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In the Northern Netherlands, people don’t drive so much. They cycle the flatlands breathing fresh air or they take a boat along a network of clean waterways. The area is full of historic attractions and European charm. To make the most of your stay, the Werf Ijlst hotel offers its …
Accommodation types: Boat   Design
'12nov19
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