Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Royal Hotels
Makkah Clock  
Royal Tower
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Each year millions of pilgrims flock to participate in the Hajj - a mandatory (once in a lifetime) visit to the holiest city of Islam, Mecca. As there are approximately two billion Muslims worldwide, the Saudi Arabian city had one of the biggest challenges to solve to accommodate all the …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
Rambagh  
Palace
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The pink city of Jaipur is a traveler's wet dream. It was built in the 18th century as India's first planned city with remarkable architecture. In 1876, Maharaja Ram Singh decided to paint the entire city pink as a gesture of hospitality to welcome the Prince of Wales. Jaipur is …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia
137 Pillars Suites  
Bangkok
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High above the bustling streets of Bangkok, this boutique hotel tower is the ultimate luxury getaway. 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok is a 135 meter (443 feet) tall skyscraper designed by the iconic Palmer & Turner architects famous for their hallmark buildings in Hong Kong. This boutique hotel occupies the uppermost …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
The State Hermitage  
Museum Official Hotel
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The luxurious interiors of The State Hermitage Official Hotel will take you straight back to the bygone era of an old-fashioned romance and regal opulence, very fittingly for one of the most poetic cities in the world. This 19th-century mansion was turned into a 5-star hotel, but it didn't lose …
Accommodation types: Luxury
The Taj Mahal Palace  
Mumbai
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Who wouldn’t want to be able to say they’ve stayed at The Taj Mahal? While this may not be the world-famous Taj, it sure cuts close to the real deal. Nearby the Arabian Sea, this exquisite hotel is just a short walk from the Gateway of India. Italian marble floors …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury   Palace
Location: Mumbai  India  South Asia
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
The Witchery  
by the Castle
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Hidden in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town lies The Witchery, located at the top of Scotland’s famous Royal Mile. The original, carved door lintel of this restored 16th-century tenement in Boswell's Court can just be made out with the motto, "O Lord in thee is all my traist, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
The Fife Arms  
Braemar
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This impressive former Victorian coaching inn in the Scottish Highlands has freshly undergone a complete renovation. Hotel Fife Arms is located within the pristine nature of the Cairngorms National Park in a historic village called Braemar. This place has hosted the Braemar Gathering every year since 1832 at Princess Royal …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Burg  
Colmberg
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Burg Colmberg is perfectly situated at the meeting point of Germany's two most picturesque car trip routes, the Romantic Road and the Castle Road. The 1,000-year-old hotel that used to serve Franconian kings is now ready to serve you. You can spot it from far as it sits right on …
Accommodation types: Castle
L'oscar  
London
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Completed in 1905, the building occupied by L'oscar London was once the headquarters of the Baptist church. Unfortunately, it was severely damaged by a bomb during World War II but eventually closed down because the congregation dwindled. Luckily for us hotel aficionados, the building underwent successful restoration and is now …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: London  England  West Europe
La Bobadilla  
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La Bobadilla’s tagline is ‘royal hideaway hotel’, and for a good reason. Set on a large country estate amongst the beautiful Andalusian mountains, this is definitely the right place for travelers who want to enjoy some quiet moments away from the big city. Of course, a hotel in a secluded …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
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
Pousada Castelo  
de Obidos
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Óbidos is a charming little town in the west of Portugal with narrow streets, colorful houses, and perfectly preserved town walls. For centuries, it has provided a retreat for the Portuguese monarchy. The majestic Castelo de Óbidos looming over town looks intimidating from afar, but in fact, it houses one …
Accommodation types: Castle
Langley Castle Hotel  
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Located in a gorgeous 14th-century castle in Northumberland, England, Langley Castle Hotel is your childhood fantasy come true. Whether you dreamed of being a princess or a knight fighting off the dragon, this place is sure to tickle your imagination. The rooms have a truly regal touch with four-poster beds, …
Accommodation types: Castle
Le Pavillon  
Hotel
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First opened in 1907, the Hotel Le Pavillon New Orleans has a rich history extending back to the Gilded Age of this iconic city. As a member of the Historic Hotels of America, it has long been a symbol of luxury. Numerous dignitaries of the “Big Easy” have enjoyed its …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Ballyseede  
Castle
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Set in the Irish countryside, just outside the town of Tralee, famous for its rose festival, Ballyseede Castle is surrounded by 30 acres of woodland and rich history. Entering the gates of the castle, you are immediately set back in time. Doric columns, ornate cornices, oak staircase, marble fireplaces, vintage …
Accommodation types: Castle
Location: Tralee  Ireland  West Europe
President Wilson  
Geneva
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Situated on the Leman lake shore in Switzerland and named for the United States’ 28th president, Hotel President Wilson is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Geneva, facing the extraordinary Mont-Blanc. Just steps away from the most beautiful parks and boutiques of the Rue du Rhône, guests …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Patrick Hellmann  
Schlosshotel
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This luxury boutique hotel is based right in the heart of Berlin’s prestigious Grunewald district. Stylishly designed interiors by Karl Lagerfeld, and personal service, create a travel haven for visitors to Berlin. All travelers are welcomed with a complimentary drink of their choice and will feel like VIP guests from …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Aman Venice  
Grand Canal
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In a beautiful city made up of 118 small islands, there are plenty of wonderful accommodations to choose from. But if you want a truly unique experience in Venice, the Aman Venice - Grand Canal Hotel is the perfect spot. Situated in a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal, the …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
Belmond Hotel  
Cipriani
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With over 450 palaces and 177 canals, Venice is a beautiful city in Italy, and the accommodations at the Belmond are fit to match. Located at the tip of Giudecca Island, this hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour boat service to transport guests to and from Piazzetta San Marco (St Mark’s …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe