Traditional hotels have been built from locally sourced materials and long-established methods. Historic architectural heritages that are open to visitors. The list includes the oldest ryokan in Japan through rock-cut architecture in Turkey to thatched-roof buildings in the United Kingdom.
Traditional Hotels
Locanda  
Rosa Rosae
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The Locanda Rosa Rosae is a truly magical place nestled in the Venetian countryside. Surrounded by indescribable natural beauty, this bed and breakfast is a hidden gem waiting to welcome travelers. In a secluded locale between Treviso and Venice, this unique guesthouse is the embodiment of rustic charm. Originally built …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Herangtunet  
Hotel
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Nestled in Norway’s highest mountain range, the enchanting village of Heggenes is perched between two picturesque national parks. At an altitude of 500 meters, you will find the exclusive boutique hotel Herangtunet. This stunning estate seems as if it was taken from the pages of a fairytale. Set amid an …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Traditional
Location: Heggenes  Norway  West Europe
Berghaus Sulzfluh  
Alpenhütte
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Sulzfluh Mountain Inn seems as if it came directly from a classic piece of literature; it is tucked into the end of a valley basin offering a magnificent view of the Swiss Alps, the mountain scenery of the Partnun Valley, and the community of Graubünden below. The hotel offers a …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Traditional
Mustang Monument  
Resort
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The Mustang Monument Eco Resort, just south of Wells, Nevada, offers a unique safari and adventure experience for all its patrons. Mustang Monument covers about 2350 square kilometers and prides itself on being eco-friendly and sustainable. All the private rooms, luxury teepees, and cottages at the Mustang Monument are tastefully …
Accommodation types: Tent   Traditional
Location: Wells  USA  North America
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 travelers 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 and an …
Accommodation types: Spa   Traditional
Location: Gunma  Japan  East Asia
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 traveler. 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
Le Farnatchi  
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In the heart of Marrakesh, Morocco, is the Riad Farnatchi Hotel. It houses nine luxurious suites furnished with locally sourced, handmade beds and draped in high-quality Egyptian cotton sheets. In addition, the rooms are fully loaded with all the modern amenities you could ever need. This 5-star boutique hotel also …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
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
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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. Lambswool is used for insulation. The result is a cozy, environmentally friendly place to stay. And what a …
Accommodation types: Nature   Traditional
Location: Skodje  Norway  West Europe
White Deer  
Mountain Lodge
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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 in the design …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Traditional
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
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The Monte Pacis in the Lithuanian town of Kaunas was founded in the Pažaislis monastery ensemble. It was built in the XVII century by GDL Chancellor Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas who called it the Mountain of Peace, which is the literal translation of "Monte Pacis". Today it serves as a four-star …
Accommodation types: Church   Traditional
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 a 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 …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Traditional
Location: Parrano  Italy  West Europe
Hill Fort  
Kesroli
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This 14th-century fort was built by the Yaduvanshi Rajputs who claim to be descendants of Lord Krishna – though they probably weren’t as good flutists. The fort has had many owners over the years - the Mughals, the Jats, the British, and, of course, today it is owned by Neemrana …
Accommodation types: Fort   Traditional
Location: Gurgaon  India  South Asia
Neemrana  
Fort-Palace
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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 restored in the 1990s …
Accommodation types: Fort   Palace   Traditional
Location: Neemrana  India  South Asia
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
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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
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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
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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
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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