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
Gran Hotel La Florida Barcelona - One Of The Favorite Hotels Of European Royals
'15dec10
Gran Hotel  
La Florida
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This hotel has been called “one of the most prestigious in Spain,” why? Well, it has a history of attracting some of the icons of the 20th Century like Jimmy Stewart and Hemingway. It was also a favorite among the European royals who always lead the way in style. Built …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
Saint James Paris - Luxurious Neoclassical Mansion That Formerly Served Napoleon III
'15oct8
Saint James  
Paris
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Saint James Paris is a scarce find as one of the last of the chateau-style hotels in Paris. Burrowed amid landscaped gardens, this property has borne witness to many events since it served as a residence of Napoleon III, the first hot-air balloon airfield in the city, and the Thiers …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
Location: Paris  France  West Europe
Ardanaiseig Hotel - Scottish Highlands Castle
'15sep23
Ardanaiseig  
Hotel
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As you approach the Ardanaiseig Hotel, you can feel the magic and lore of the Scottish highlands. Located on the shores of Loch Awe and Ben Cruachan's shadow, the land on which the hotel stands is steeped in local myths and legends. As you walk the halls of the manor, …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Villa
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo - Prestigious Heritage
'15aug21
Hotel Metropole  
Monte-Carlo
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The Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo, exemplifies how old-world glamour blends with contemporary allure to attract visitors from around the world. Originally built in 1886 on land reclaimed from Pope Leon XIII, the hotel became a testament to unpretentious elegance. Upon completing the most recent renovation in 2004, it established a new …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo - Classic Mediterranean Splendor In Monaco
'15aug19
Hotel  
Hermitage
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The Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo holds a historical and geographical place of prominence within Monaco. Perched on the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel provides breathtaking views of the picturesque waterfront. This hotel has offered guests a serene and lighthearted atmosphere since the early 1900s while also becoming a premier destination for wine …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Wine
Samode Palace - Lavish Lifestyle Of The Maharajas
'15may5
Samode  
Palace
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The maharaja’s palace that is now the Samode Palace hotel is the perfect blend of antiquity and modernity. Over 300 years ago, the palace was home to the ruling family of Samode, in the heart of Rajasthan, just outside Jaipur. Its luxury has transcended time with mirror tiled halls, mural …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia
Ashford Castle - Travel 800 Years Back In Time
'15mar16
Ashford  
Castle
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If you want to travel about 800 years back in time, you need to visit Ashford Castle's picturesque halls and grounds. It is a magnificent castle built in 1228 and is set on 350 acres of sprawling woodlands on the shores of Lough Corrib (Corrib Lake). The ancient Irish castle …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Cong  Ireland  West Europe
Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur - Luxurious Yellow Sandstone Palace Hotel
'15jan22
Umaid Bhawan  
Palace Jodhpur
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The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is a historical site, first constructed in 1928 and placed above the desert capital of Jodhpur. It was originally a palace and the last of the great palaces of India. Besides twenty-six acres of lush foliage and gardens, the palace hotel features art-deco style …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
Hampton Court Palace - Live Like Henry VIII
'14may5
Hampton Court  
Palace
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Hampton Court is one of only two surviving palaces once owned by the legendary English king, Henry VIII. In fact, it was originally meant for the king’s favorite, Thomas Wolsey but he fell from grace and was executed. Since then the palace had been owned by the royal family although …
Accommodation types: Palace   Traditional
Location: London  England  West Europe
Pera Palace Hotel - Historic Hotel Of The Old Elite
'13jul30
Pera Palace  
Hotel
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The historic Pera Palace Hotel held its opening ball in 1895. Its clientele often arrived on the Orient Express train and, over the years, the hotel hosted such luminaries as Atatürk, Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and Greta Garbo. Recently, it has undergone a full restoration and has re-opened its doors …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
Hotel Union Øye - Old School European Elegance
'13jul26
Hotel Union  
Øye
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This Norwegian hotel was opened in 1891 to cater to the crème-de-la-crème of European society. Over the years it hosted Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, King Oscar II, Queen Maud, and King Haakon VII. In 1989 the hotel was restored to its former glory after years …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Øye  Norway  West Europe
The Blue Train - The Most Luxurious Train
'13apr22
The Blue  
Train
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The multi-award-winning Blue Train is a luxury train that takes you from Pretoria to Cape Town through Africa’s most delicious scenery. The journey is a long one, 27 hours, but it will feel way too short to you encapsulated as you are in a suite that is as luxurious as …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Moving   Train
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
Thorngrove Manor Hotel – Charm And Baroque Flourishes In Australia
'12dec5
Thorngrove  
Manor
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This five-star getaway is riddled with charm and baroque flourishes. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference: amazing plaster flourishes, rare 19th Century porcelain, and tapestries decorate your room. All the furniture is antique or made by traditional artisans - the four-poster beds are hand-carved from oak, ebony, …
Accommodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Palácio Estoril Hotel - Golf & Wellness For The Jet-Setters
'12oct12
Hotel Palacio  
Estoril
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It’s 1930 in Portugal’s Estoril Coast, popular with the rich and famous. A new grand hotel has just been opened. It will become home to Europe’s jet-setters for the next hundred years. Yes, even today it has a dedicated ‘Royal Wing’ for when their most aristocratic guests turn up for …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Movie
Sintra Castle Hotel - Tivoli Palácio De Seteais
'12aug13
Sintra  
Castle Hotel
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‘I must just observe that the village of Cintra in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world’. Not my words but the words of Lord Byron, one of the world’s dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You enter …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
Chateau St Philippe - Spectacular French Villa With Mt. Blanc Views
'12jul4
Chateau  
St Philippe
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Chateau St. Philippe is the ideal place to enjoy the quintessential French lifestyle. Explore local bakeries, cheese shops, and open-air markets that typify French living. Excellent shopping and restaurant opportunities can be found in the surrounding towns and villages. Take in the spectacular views of the Alps, Mt. Blanc, and …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Traditional   Wine