Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Traditional Hotels
Houshi Onsen - Traditional Japanese Lifestyle
'15apr23
Houshi  
Onsen
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Located on the Houshi River in the Gunma Prefecture, the Houshi Onsen Chojukan is the epitome of a traditional ryokan where weary travels can experience Japanese hospitality. Built in 1875 at the source of the hot spring, the Chojukan is a secluded mountain getaway that offers majestic views an insight ...
Accommodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Gunma  Japan  East Asia
Brocket Hall
'15mar2
Brocket  
Hall
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Brocket Hall is a beautiful exclusive use manor house in England that offers a wide variety of amenities and sporting activities for the active traveller. Set within 543 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with two 18-hole golf courses and traditional butler service, Brocket Hall provides a unique and luxurious stay. ...
Accommodation types: Golf   Luxury   Traditional
Riad Farnatchi
'15feb24
Riad  
Farnatchi
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In the heart of Marrakesh, Morocco is the Riad Farnatchi Hotel. It houses nine luxurious suites that are furnished with locally sourced, handmade beds and draped in high quality Egyptian cotton sheets. The rooms are fully loaded with all the modern amenities you could ever need. This 5 star boutique ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Hoshi Ryokan - Second Oldest Hotel In The World
'15feb19
Hoshi  
Ryokan
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Hoshi Ryokan is the second [oldest hotel in the world](https://www.uniqhotels.com/nishiyama-onsen-keiunkan); first opening its doors in 717. Legend has it that the great Buddhist teacher, Taicho Daishi saw a vision while traveling in the local area. In his vision, a great deity made it known to him that nearby was a ...
Accommodation types: Traditional
Location: Awazumachi  Japan  East Asia
Storfjord Hotel
'15feb9
Storfjord  
Hotel
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This hotel is a Lafta building. Lafta is an ancient way of building houses in Norway. Timber is dried for two years, specially cut and slotted into place like a magnificent jigsaw. Lambs wool is used for insulation. The result is a cozy, environmentally friendly place to stay. And what ...
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Location: Skodje  Norway  West Europe
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
'15jan28
San Lorenzo  
Mountain Lodge
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*A chalet revelation* This 16th Century farmhouse is situated in the region of South Tyrol and is owned by a couple big in the fashion industry so you can expect things to be elegant. The amazing renovation includes underfloor heating, selected antiques and artworks. The seams of history are preserved ...
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Traditional
La Mamounia Marrakech
'15jan20
La Mamounia  
Marrakech
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The La Mamounia Marrakech is truly a luxurious hotel that has aged remarkably, even 90 years after its creation. The La Mamounia Park is covered in greenery and gives you 20 acres of garden backdrop with fruit trees, flowers and even olive trees. Meanwhile the in-house luxuries have won multiple ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Monte Pacis
'14dec9
Monte  
Pacis
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The Monte Pacis looks like a palace, like a luxury hotel, but there is something even greater inside — a functioning monastery. Since monasteries have high standards, only a measure of comforts are provided. However, you won’t care because the scenery and the experience is powerful. The massive courtyard, surrounded ...
Accommodation types: Church   Traditional
Eremito Hotelito Del Alma
'14nov18
Eremito  
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Eremito has been called a traveler’s “soulful experience”, one that intentionally downplays modern luxury and instead spoils you with peaceful and unique atmosphere. Visitors can expect monastery-like settings, with fixtures inspired by old monastic cells. It’s austere and yet highly meditative. Total peace awaits you, with no modern urban urgencies. ...
Accommodation types: Eco   Nature   Traditional
Location: Parrano  Italy  West Europe
Hill Fort Kesroli
'14nov12
Hill Fort  
Kesroli
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*A converted Indian fortress* This 14th-century fort was built by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs who claim to be decendants of Lord Krishna – though they probably weren’t as good flautists. The fort has had many owners over the years - the Mughals, the Jats, the British and, of course, today it ...
Accommodation types: Fort   Traditional
Location: Gurgaon  India  South Asia
Neemrana Fort-Palace
'14oct28
Neemrana  
Fort-Palace
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*A restored Indian fortress* Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is located on a hill with brilliant views of the Indian countryside. It is a 55-room heritage resort covering six acres of land with multiple levels and palatial wings. Left to ruin for much of the 20th Century, it was ...
Accommodation types: Fort   Palace   Traditional
Location: Neemrana  India  South Asia
Campbell's Cottage - The Heart Of Snowdonia
'14jun25
Campbell's  
Cottage
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Snowdonia is a majestic and ancient land. Riddled with myth, this is where the great magician Merlin is said to have been born. Explore the cliffs and crags of Wales. Check out the mountain Cader Idris where, according to legend, if you spend a night on its misty summit you ...
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Train
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
Riad Laaroussa - Your Moroccan Private Spa Palace
'14feb3
Riad  
Laaroussa
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This 17th-century palace is located in Medina of Fez and is a prime spot for indulgence and exploration. Medina of Fez is the largest contiguous car-free urban zone in the world and has been occupied since 859AD. Its rich heritage has lead it to be called the “Athens of Africa”. ...
Accommodation types: Palace   Traditional
Location: Fes  Morocco  Africa
Masseria Cervarolo - The Essential Italian Farmstead
'14jan29
Masseria  
Cervarolo
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Located in a handful of 16th Century farm buildings perched on a hillock overlooking a fertile plain, this hotel was a working farm for centuries. You can stay in the peculiar “trulli” houses that were the preferred residencies of farm laborers. They are dry-stone conical huts with thatched roofs easily ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Ostuni  Italy  West Europe
Medieval Hotel Dětenice - Candlelit Medieval Lifestyle
'14jan22
Medieval Hotel  
Dětenice
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In a world obsessed with Hobbit films and where Game of Thrones is spawning meme after hilarious meme, it is no surprise that the Medieval Hotel is doing fast business. It offers you the experience of living a medieval lifestyle except with hot water, human rights, and no Black Death. ...
Accommodation types: Chateau   Traditional
Monteverdi Tuscany - Beautiful World Heritage Site
'13aug19
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In Tuscany, there is a beautiful villa that has been restored. With only seven rooms, this exclusive hotel has married modern furnishings with the traditional style. The half-ancient wooden beams hold up the ceiling as you sit in front of a 200-year-old fireplace next to a stone wall that was ...
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Wine
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
Hotel Viking Iceland - By The Hammer Of Thor!
'13may16
Hotel  
Viking
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Which was 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 Viking Festival in Hafnarfjordur. There ...
Accommodation types: Traditional
Hotel Niles - Mahagony And Elegance In Old Istanbul
'13apr18
Hotel Niles  
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Sitting boldly in Old Istanbul, Hotel Niles is located near all the best sites: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. It is the perfect base for you to explore the city from and one you will secretly long to return to. Why? Well, look at these pictures: the ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe