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
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
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
Amanzoe  
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Next-level luxury resort on the Aegean Coast in Greece where you stay in a pavilion or villa located near a central Parthian-style building, a marble palace full of spa treatments, fine dining, and a private art gallery. Or take a bike, a walk, a drive down to the resort’s private …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Kranidi  Greece  East Europe
The Hoopoe  
Yurt Hotel
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Well known to discerning free spirits, the Yurt is the traditional accommodation of the native peoples of Afghanistan and Mongolia. They are canvass constructions with wooden floors and colored lattice wooden supports. Inside it is a cozy and intimate experience. Opening the painted wooden door directly into the stunning scenery …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Yurt
Pillows Grand  
Reylof Ghent
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Built in 1724 during the Baroque period of European art, this historic townhouse is decorated in ostentatious red and gold, thick gilded plaster, and heavy marbling. It has been well cared for in the intervening centuries and was last renovated in the 1990s. It is part of a string of …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Gent  Belgium  West Europe
Heritance  
Tea Factory
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There are two things you need for a kicking tea factory in Sri-Lanka: one, elevation, over 2,000 feet is good, and two, lots of floors so the sorting, weighing and drying process can be done quickly so the tea retains its distinctive flavor. And then, when the time comes to …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
Anantara  
Golden Triangle
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Set on the mighty Mekong River in the hills of Thailand, you can see Myanmar and Laos from your balcony laying on your day bed. The incredible Golden Triangle location is steeped in history and natural beauty. There are landscaped gardens and your room features oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, …
Accommodation types: Animal   Luxury   Nature
Canopy  
Village
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The Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve is located right beside the entrance of the Chilean Patagonia and in the center of the Temperate Humid Forest in the south of Chile. This private project is located along the shores of Pirihueico Lake, near Panguipulli, and is around 60,000 hectares (144,000 acres) of land. …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Treehouse
Location: Neltume  Chile  South America
Hotel  
Baobab
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The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve is 232 square miles of Chilean Rainforest. It was originally part of the Chilean state forestry commission, administered by the Pinochet regime. In the 1980s progressive economical thinkers known as the ‘Chicago Boys’ encouraged the state to sell off these assets, the Huilo Huilo reserve …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Treehouse
Location: Neltume  Chile  South America
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
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
Home Hotel  
Buenos Aires
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This boutique hotel is designed to make you feel like you are at home, or at least the guest of someone with exquisite taste and a lot of money. The furniture is vintage Swedish, the views are of the peaceful garden and there are MP3 players and individually controlled air …
Accommodation types: Design
Montana Magica  
Lodge
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Eschew Disney Land’s magical pretensions and come to Huilo Huilo Montaña Mágica Lodge for a truly magical experience. The magic should be plain to anyone who sees its main building. A gigantic artificial volcano spews spa waters over its rocky sides instead of lava. Windows peak from the sides like …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote   Treehouse
Location: Neltume  Chile  South America
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 common sights here. Your room is contemporary and design-led, featuring specially commissioned furnishings. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Remote
Location: Kingscote  Australia  Oceania
The G Hotel  
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No, the G here doesn’t stand for ‘Gangsta’ although they may serve Crystal Champagne. Interiors by Philip Treacy OBE (he was the guy who designed the Internet’s favorite hat – the one worn by Princess Beatrice’s at the royal wedding). This top designer used an eclectic style palate drawing from …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Galway  Ireland  West Europe
Masseria  
Torre Coccaro
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When arriving at Masseria Torre Coccaro, you will see ancient olive groves where connoisseur olive oil is pressed, a wave-lapped Adriatic shore where a private yacht is moored, and a restored farmhouse where you will be staying. The farmhouse is hundreds of years old and is more fortress than a …
Accommodation types: Cave   Spa
Location: Fasano  Italy  West Europe
Michelberger  
Hotel
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This hotel was first conceived as a place for a group of friends to live together. Then they decided to make it into a hotel where everything is made by the darlings of Berlin’s burgeoning art scene. So expect the unexpected. The hotel rule book has been cut up and …
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
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