Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Spa Hotels
Hotel Caruso  
Amalfi Coast
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This original 11th Century palace became the "Pensione Belvedere" hotel in 1893 and, over the years, attracted luminaries such as Jackie Onassis and Virginia Wolf. Currently managed by the luxury hotel group, Belmond, the palace’s present incarnation boasts a cliff-hugging infinity pool that allows you to swim in the fresh …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Ravello  Italy  West Europe
Banyan Tree  
Seychelles
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Located in a lavish hideaway on Mahe Island – the largest and most jungle-strewn island in Seychelles – the Banyan Tree consists of 47 villas built along the beach or set in lush tropical vegetation. Your villa is decorated using locally sourced materials in the traditional Seychellois style with high …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
Location: Takamaka  Seychelles  Africa
Hotel du Vin  
Exeter
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Located in the historic British town of Exeter close to the natural beauty and riotous surf of the southern coast, The Magdalen Chapter is part of Swire Hotel’s British collection. Set in a voluminous 19th Century building that used to be the West of England Eye Hospital, The Magdalen Chapter …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
The Mira  
Hotel
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The Mira has just emerged from a 65 million-dollar renovation to claim its place as a luxury hotel located in a stand-out fashion opposite the popular Kowloon Park in Hong Kong. Your room has a view of the rich green park which is a rare treat in the Hong Kong …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
The Oberoi  
Amarvilas
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Located a mere 600m from the Taj Mahal, this hotel has one-of-a-kind views of this masterpiece of architecture. Inspired by the Mughul period, the interior has ornate gardens, green laced pools, and fountains. Your room is furnished in the traditional style using teak wood. Your bathroom is marble luxury with …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Location: Agra  India  South Asia
Santa Teresa  
Hotel
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This boutique hotel is located close to the Cidade Maravilhosa’s bustling Centro business district – not that you would know it from the peaceful atmosphere. It is just a short ride away from the sparkling beach known as Zona Sul and Rio’s thriving samba dancing district. This former coffee plantation …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
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Guangzhou
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This hotel blends stylish modernity with traditional hospitality in one of China’s most dynamic cities. The hotel has some arresting contemporary artworks and original designs. When you enter, the first thing you see is the three-story glowing “waterwall” lit by 5000 LED lights; they’re choreographed to create an evanescent pattern …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Guangzhou  China  East Asia
One&Only  
Cape Town
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Located in a prime position in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront this hotel has an amazing view of Table Mountain – Cape Town’s most iconic landmark. It straddles a number of canals and two artificial islands - one has an infinity pool (exclusively for guests), and the other is where …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Madonna  
Inn
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For over 50 years (which is ancient history in American time) the Madonna Inn has been welcoming travelers with its eccentric and luxurious take on the essential roadside Motel. Choose from 110 themed rooms from “Caveman” to “Elegance”, “Jungle Rock” to “Bridal Falls”. The Inn has a famous bakery where …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Gaige House  
+ Ryokan
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This Glen Ellen inn was built in the 1800s by businessman, Albert Ebenezer Gaige. There was a butcher’s shop below and living quarters above. At some point in the intervening century, the house began to be used as an inn and remains so to this day. A Spa was added …
Accommodation types: Design
Ushuaia Ibiza  
Beach Hotel
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Where in the world would a nightclub and hotel merge to create a hotel-club hybrid with an open-air dance floor, pool, and music stage? Ibiza of course. Feel like a king or queen of the night as you view the party from your own private balcony. The hotel is right …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Music
Cottar's  
1920s Camp
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Safari holidays first started in the early 20th Century. It was a time when Africa captured the imagination of people in Western Europe and the adventurous elite made their way to the grasslands and rivulets of Kenya. The Cottar family have been offering guided expeditions in Kenya since 1919. Today, …
Accommodation types: Nature   Tent
Location: Narok  Kenya  Africa
Bill & Coo  
Suites
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Mykonos is a Greek Island that was formed, according to legend, when Greek God, Zeus, battled the titan giants. After a universe-shattering punch, delivered by the Greek deity, some of the titan’s teeth flew out. They fell into the Mediterranean to form Mykonos and its neighboring islands. After this violent …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Mikonos  Greece  East Europe
Perivolas  
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This hotel is located on a secluded clifftop that overlooks the Greek island of Santorini. The island is part of a circular archipelago that was formed from volcanic rock following an ancient eruption that is fabled to have destroyed the city of Atlantis. Today, the island's edge around the crest …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Oia  Greece  East Europe
Post Ranch  
Inn
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Set in the blisteringly beautiful hills, planes and beaches of Big Sur in California, The Post Ranch Inn has long been part of the local area. In the early 20th Century explorer William Brainard Post was one of the first settlers in the area which was still largely uninhabited, he …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Location: Big Sur  USA  North America
Loisaba  
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The untamed bush and lands here are protected but with none of the rules and fences that normally come with game reserves in Africa. You, like the animals, are free to go and do whatever you like and there is a lot on offer. Set in miles and miles of …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Nanyuki  Kenya  Africa
Hotel  
Ukraina
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This stunning hotel was built in 1952 as part of the ‘Soviet Skyscraper’ project. The foundation stones were laid in 1947 to mark the 800th anniversary of Moscow and celebrate the USSR's victory in World War Two. Though completed after his death, this building and its sisters are seen as …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Soviet
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
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
Alto Atacama  
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Legend has it that when God was done creating the world, he had a handful of features left - deserts, mountains, and forests. He put them all in his pocket. But his pocket had a hole in it and as he walked across heaven bits of land leftover from making …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Winvian  
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Stay in a cottage in a 113-acre holiday resort where serenity and natural environments pervade. It is right next to 4000 acres of forest which you can explore during your generous allocations of leisure time. Each cottage is themed. Choose to stay in the fairy-tale “Treehouse” or the “Music Cottage” …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Morris  USA  North America