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
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
'14may5
Hampton Court  
Palace
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*Divorced, Beheaded, Made Pies* Hampton Court is one of only two surviving palaces once owned by legendary English king, Henry VIII. In fact it was originally meant for the king’s favourite, Thomas Wolsey but he fell from grace and was executed. Since then the palace had been owned by the ...
Accommodation types: Palace   Traditional
Location: London  England  West Europe
Riad Laaroussa
'14feb3
Riad  
Laaroussa
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*Your Moroccan Private Spa Palace* 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. It’s rich heritage has lead it to ...
Accommodation types: Palace   Traditional
Location: Fes  Morocco  Africa
Masseria Cervarolo
'14jan29
Masseria  
Cervarolo
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*The essential Italian farmstead* 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 ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Ostuni  Italy  West Europe
Medieval Hotel Dětenice
'14jan22
Medieval Hotel  
Dětenice
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*Greensleeves optional* 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 ...
Accommodation types: Chateau   Traditional
Monteverdi Tuscany
'13aug19
Monteverdi  
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*Renaissance, people* 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 ...
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional   Wine
Hotel Union Øye
'13jul26
Hotel Union  
Øye
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*Old School European Elegance* This Norwegian hotel was opened in 1891 to cater for 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 ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Øye  Norway  West 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 ...
Accommodation types: Traditional
Hotel Niles
'13apr18
Hotel Niles  
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*Besotted with Ottoman* Sitting boldly in Old Istanbul, Hotel Niles is located near all the best sites: the Blue Mosque, Iyos 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 ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
Camel Camp - India Safari Club
'13apr17
Camel Camp  
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Safari was an Indian invention. The word Sahar means travel in Sanskrit/Hindi and the British appropriated the word and took it to Africa. The India Safari club takes you on trips in the Rajastani wilderness using 4x4, camels or even elephants. It was all the brainchild of founder, Reggie Marwar ...
Accommodation types: Desert   Tent   Traditional
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Pristine wilderness, safari and luxury
'13apr10
Crater  
Lodge
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About three million years ago an enormous volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself much to the hilarity of the other volcanoes who laughed so much they blew their own tops. This massive event created what is known today as the Ngorongoro Crater. For millions of years the crater has ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Traditional
Location: Ngorongoro  Tanzania  Africa
Mecavnik - Hotel Of Kusturica
'13mar20
Mecavnik  
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This hotel was built by the Serbian Tim Burton, Emir Kusturica, and is based on his film Life is Miracle. Everything is constructed from wood mixing traditional with modern styles. The famous director still lives there with his family in the large main house. The design was set to recreate ...
Accommodation types: Movie   Traditional
Prince Noir - A thousand year-old castle B&B
'13mar1
Prince  
Noir
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If you were a French Celt living in the 2nd Century AD under threat from the Romans you would want to in Les Baux-de-Provence. Set high in the Alpilles mountains on a rocky outcrop with a view of the surrounding plateau, the location has been inhabited for thousands of years. ...
Accommodation types: Castle   Cave   Traditional