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
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
Corsewall Lighthouse - Beacon Of The Irish Sea
'13jan30
Corsewall  
Lighthouse
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“Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes; Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise” (Robert Burns) Stranraer in South West Scotland has long been one of the main points of crossing between Ireland and Scotland. The Irish Sea can be tempestuous. Indeed 133 people died in ...
Accommodation types: Lighthouse
Elsewhere Goa - The Secret Goa Getaway
'13jan14
Elsewhere  
Goa
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Goa is one of the most popular destinations on the globe. Its year-round sunshine, laid-back culture, and infinite stretches of beach attract people the world over. Now wouldn’t it be nice if you could break-off a piece of this paradise to call your own? Well, you can at Elsewhere. The ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Traditional
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
Hapuku Lodge – A Maori Fishing Village
'12dec28
Hapuku  
Lodge
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Set in the small fishing town of ‘Kaikoura’ (which means ‘to eat crayfish’ in Maori) the Hapuku Lodge is the place to stay if you love eco tourism, beautiful scenery, and sea air. The area has been home to the Maori for over 1000 years and is an excellent example ...
Accommodation types: Eco   Nature   Treehouse
Q Station – Go To Quarantine And Get Infected With A Love Of History
'12dec12
Q Station  
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After pulling-off the typical European trick of killing thousands of native people with infectious diseases, early settlers in Australia set up a quarantine station in Sydney. The Q –Station housed all new immigrants to Australia for 40 days and functioned from 1830-1984. Much of the area and buildings have been ...
Accommodation types: Ghost   Industrial
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Aspros Potamos – Traditional Greek Living
'12oct8
Aspros  
Potamos
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You won’t wake to the sound of your neighbor’s obnoxious music blasting from their in-room iPod dock here. Nor will you hear anyone talking to their friends on their mobile phones. Because it’s all banned. All the annoyances of the modern world are left behind you so you can yourself ...
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Le Sirenuse Hotel – Glamour With Nice Curtains
'12oct5
Sirenuse  
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This 18th Century villa is still privately owned by the Sersale family who opened their summer house as a hotel in 1951. It was just about the time the Positano region of Italy was growing as a tourist destination thanks, in no small part, to John Steinbeck remarking in an ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Villa
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
Albergo Il Monastero – Ten Hail Marys And Two Hello Fishes
'12sep20
Albergo  
Il Monastero
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This was once a convent. Built in the 16th Century, the cloisters and passageways once echoed with the sound of rosary beads and prayers. Today, it is the building that contemplates on a rock overlooking the sea while, inside, the residents relax. Thousands of religious hours have been worn into ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Island   Traditional
Location: Naples  Italy  West Europe
Southern Ocean Lodge – Wild Nature, Wild Times
'12sep11
Southern Ocean  
Lodge
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The Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island which is mostly a huge nature reserve. You will certainly be inspired by the sun-baked limestone cliffs, crashing waves, and unfettered wildlife. Sea Lions, Koalas, and Ospreys are a common site here. Your room is contemporary and design-lead featuring specially commissioned ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Kingscote  Australia  Oceania
Six Senses Zighy Bay – Everything You Could Ever Want In Paradise
'12sep3
Six Senses  
Zighy Bay
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Six Senses have a commitment to the SLOW LIFE (sustainable, local, organic, wellness – learning, inspiring, fun, experiences). This resort is designed around a traditional village structure. So you can walk from your luxury villa to a central plaza, perhaps to meet friends, maybe to eat and drink among the ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Zighy Bay  Oman  Middle East
Huvafen Fushi - Otherworldly Beauty & Underwater Spa
'12aug16
Huvafen  
Fushi
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The Maldives are a sprinkle of islands surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean; a place of otherworldly beauty. And, set in its own private lagoon, is Huvafen Fushi; a hotel popular with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. When you arrive, the hotel manager greets you by asking ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater
Albatroz Seafront Hotel - Riviera Glamour In Cascais
'12aug10
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches on either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honor in Portugal’s foremost playground, Cascais. The former fishing village has been around since the 12th Century. A succession of Kings, Lords, and Marquises took possession of the village over centuries until today, where it ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos - Incredible Cave Pools
'12jul31
Cavo Tagoo  
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‘You do not find yourself. You create yourself’ is the optimistic philosophy of this hotel. Owner and award-winning architect, Paris Liakos wanted to create a blank canvass for his guests. So they would have the freedom to create their own experience. When he started the hotel, his canvass was bare ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Mikonos  Greece  East Europe
A'jia Hotel – Classy Turkish Delight
'12jul16
A'jia Hotel  
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The Bosphorus is the smallest strait used for international navigation. Also known as the Istanbul Strait, it connects the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea which leads to the Mediterranean. Along its banks are beautiful towns and world famous seafood. The best way to explore this fascinating area is by ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  Middle East
Lighthouse Hotel - Restored Harbor Lighthouse In Harlingen
'12jul9
Lighthouse  
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Not just the location for the awesome Australian children’s program, Round the Twist lighthouses are also hotels. And they save lives too. Let’s hear it for lighthouses! This tower was active for over 75 years with parts of it dating back over 200 years when a huge flame was used ...
Accommodation types: Lighthouse
Espejo de Luna - Upside-Down Boat Hotel
'12jul6
Espejo  
de Luna
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The main bulk of the hotel resembles an upside-down boat and a complex of tourist lodgings spreading out through this wooded stretch of coastline on the island of Chiloe in Chile. The area is famous for its wildlife and is an excellent place to spot rare Dolphins and Whales. There ...
Accommodation types: Boat   Nature   Remote
Location: Queilen  Chile  South America
Reddingsboot Harlingen Boat - Decommissioned Lifeboat Hotel
'12jul5
Lifeboat  
Hotel
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Unusually for a decommissioned lifeboat hotel (wow, I’ve talked about so many unique hotels that this phrase doesn’t even seem strange), this one is still functioning. You can hire a captain to take you, your partner, and your whole hotel out into the open sea. Now that sounds fun! This ...
Accommodation types: Boat
The Queen Mary Hotel - Historic Luxury Liner In Long Beach
'12jun21
Queen Mary  
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All the pomp and grandeur of the Titanic without any of that silliness with icebergs; the Queen Mary has had a long and prosperous career with no (fingers crossed) bad renditions of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ yet. Beginning life in the 1930s, it was built in Scotland and became ...
Accommodation types: Boat   Museum
Bayside Marina Hotel - Ship Container Hotel From Japan
'12jun5
Bayside Marina  
Hotel
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Minimalism meets reclaimed structures in a pretty Japanese harbor. Visionary architects, Yasutaka Yoshimura have based their design for chic holiday cottages on ship’s containers. The containers are stacked on top of each other to create two floors. One end is all glass and the walls are white to reflect light ...
Accommodation types: Concept   Design
Location: Yokohama  Japan  East Asia
Four Seasons Sultanahmet - Converted Prison Built By The Ottomans In 1918
'12may31
Four Seasons  
Sultanahmet
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You are enjoying Four Seasons luxury in a unique building in the historic district of Istanbul - what could be better? This converted prison was built by the Ottomans in 1918 and has housed many dissident writers over the years. It has even appeared in the literature of the famous ...
Accommodation types: Jail   Luxury
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
Emirates Palace - 7-Star Luxury In Abu Dhabi
'12may16
Emirates  
Palace
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Burj-al Arab Hotel was the first hotel to call itself ‘7 Star’. The Emirates Place is the second. I hear they are building an ‘8 Star’ hotel soon. It would take me a whole book to describe this place in detail - there’s so much to do. There is a ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Palace
Aman Sveti Stefan - Mediterranean High Life
'12may15
Aman  
Sveti Stefan
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Sveti Stefan is a fortified village built on an island connected to the Montenegro mainland by a thin causeway. It was originally a Muslim settlement built in the 15th century. When it became Christian, the 12 families living there fortified the village to protect it from the expansionist Ottoman Empire. ...
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury