Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Sea Hotels
Tree Sparrow House
'14jan15
Tree Sparrow  
House
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*A Handcrafted Treehome* Cornwall is England’s sunniest county: full of dew-sparkled hills, Arthurian moors and villages resting by the fishing boat bobbing sea. It’s a popular destination and why not stay in a treehouse while you’re there? Named after the feisty local birds, Tree Sparrow House is a compact wooden ...
Accomodation types: Tree
Spitbank Fort
'14jan13
Spitbank  
Fort
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*Former fort in a revamped hedonic calculus* As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was ...
Accomodation types: Fort   Remote
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
'13dec11
Samui Baan  
Taling Ngam Resort
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*A Must See* This was the first luxury resort on Koh Samui; one of Thailand’s most idyllic islands. It has changed hands a few times but remains one of the most high-status spots on the island. The design of the hotel is “classic Thai” and makes the most of its ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Il San Pietro di Positano
'13dec10
Il San Pietro  
di Positano
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*Room with a view (that is one of the best in the world)* 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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
Seaventures Dive Rig
'13dec9
Seaventures  
Dive Rig
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*A Diver’s Hideaway* This hotel is a diver’s dream. It’s for serious divers who want to explore the oceanic depths of the Coral Triangle off the Coast of Mabul Island. The hotel is in a converted oil platform that was designed for deep sea oil drilling. Now, instead of being ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Oil Rig
Hotel Arctic
'13nov26
Hotel  
Arctic
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*Greenland’s Luxury Hotel* How far north can you go without staying a tent, getting lost and resorting to cannibalism? Well, try the Hotel Arctic. It is the world’s northernmost four-star hotel (which begs the question as to what a two-star Arctic Hotel would be like) and is popular among people ...
Accomodation types: Igloo   Nature
Chumbe Island Coral Park
'13oct29
Chumbe  
Island
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Award winning eco design hotel, Chumbe Island Resort about as much impact on its environment as a drop of rainwater. You stay in a traditional thatched cottage built to catch the sea breeze and keep you cool as you swing on your day-bed without the need for fans and air ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Eco   Island   Remote
Location: Zanzibar  Tanzania  Africa
Azura Benguerra
'13oct23
Azura  
Benguerra
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*Luxury resort on Mozambique marine nature reserve* 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 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Burgh Island Hotel
'13oct21
Burgh Island  
Hotel
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*A Novel Place* This hotel was a frequent haunt of famous author Agatha Christie who set her novel And Then There Were None on a fictionalized version of the archipelago. The hotel was finished in 1929 and throughout the 1930s it played host to glamorous guests. In World War 2 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
Atelier Sul Mare
'13oct7
Atelier  
Sul Mare
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*Cutting-edge culture in Italy* No-one goes to galleries to view art these days. In fact, everyone who takes art and design seriously knows that to truly appreciate art you have to live with it. But even if we can afford the best art, we can only choose to live with ...
Accomodation types: Art   Beach
Fort Leicester
'13sep3
Fort  
Leicester
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*Your private seaside fortification* This fort was named after the first Earl of Leicester who was a 16th Century English statesman and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Originally designed to deter the French from invading England again, it remained an isolated post in the British channel until it was ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fort
Kenoa Exlusive Beach Spa and Resort
'13aug30
Kenoa  
Resort
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*A synergy of artful trappings* This hotel is located on a forgotten part of Brazil’s coastline - between a white sand beach and an environmental sanctuary. Architect, Osvaldo Tenorio, said he was inspired by nature’s “primitive forms and calming essences”. The hotel does not have hundreds of rooms – just ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Remote   Spa
Almyra Hotel Paphos
'13aug21
Almyra  
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*The beauty and the harbour* A high-quality renovation has created a hotel with excellent craftsmanship. Inspired by the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite (who, legend has it, was born from the waters of Cyprus) the hotel was built in a traditional terrace design so maximise the ocean views. Your ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design   Spa
Location: Paphos  Cyprus  East Europe
Alila Purnama
'13jul29
Alila  
Purnama
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*16th Century Cruise Ship* This traditional Indonesian Phinisi ship is the first of its kind to offer cruises for up to 10 passengers. These ships were first built by the Konjo tribe in the 17th Century and have been in continuous use ever since. For the most part, they have ...
Accomodation types: Boat
Location: Komodo  Indonesia  Oceania
Molja Lighthouse
'13jul23
Molja  
Lighthouse
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Ålesund is a sea port in Norway and is home to a large concentration of Art Nouveau Architecture – an ostentatious style which utilizes sweeping organic forms and a harmony of shape popular in Europe in the early 20th Century. The town makes for a unique visit. But hang on; ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse
Location: Alesund  Norway  West Europe
Song Saa Private Island
'13jun5
Song Saa  
Private Island
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*Pearlescent Paradise Islands* Cambodia has some tropical islands scattered off the coast in the Indian Ocean. They remain largely undeveloped – a rarity in South East Asia. Song Saa is one of the first luxury resorts to take one of these islands as its home. It is run in partnership ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
Artplus Hotel
'13may31
Artplus  
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*A boutique hotel with booty* Every floor, room and suite in this hotel has site-specific artwork designed by a contemporary Israeli artist. The pieces cover a range of mediums from sculpture to video. All the furniture is designed in the retro style and every hallway features an original artwork that ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Tel-Aviv  Israel  Middle East
Perivolas Hotel Oia Santorini
'13may24
Perivolas  
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*Paradise hewn on history* This hotel is located on a secluded cliff top that overlooks the Greek island of Santorini. The island is part of a circular archipelago which was formed from volcanic rock following an ancient eruption that is fabled to have destroyed the city of Atlantis. Today, the ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Oia  Greece  East Europe
Hotel Viking Iceland
'13may16
Hotel  
Viking
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*By the hammer of Thor!* Who were the coolest iron-age tribe? The Vikings of course. Their horned helmets, love of pillage and super-fast longboats made them a fiercesome force to be reckoned with in early Europe. Every summer, in a typically unpronounceable Icelandic town, Viking culture comes alive in the ...
Accomodation types: Traditional
The Dune House
'13apr3
The Dune  
House
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*Unique design for hire* Commissioned by 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 reflective alloy to capture the seasons ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
East Brother Light Station - Historical Light-House with Fine Accommodation
'13feb13
East Brother  
Light Station
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By 1874 it became clear that a lighthouse was needed to mark the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The US government, unable to find a suitable location for the lighthouse, took over East Brother Island. Using dynamite to level the island, they built a lighthouse that remains there to this ...
Accomodation types: Island   Lighthouse
Location: Richmond  USA  North America
Xinalani Retreat
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote