22 AMAZING HOTELS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE
- The Manta Resort, Zanzibar
The Manta Resort has a new room on the Pemba Island in Zanzibar which floats on a shallow coastal coral reef and has an underwater bedroom that lets you sleep among the fishes making this one of the best island hotels in the world.
How awesome would it be to spend the night here?
The bedroom, which was opened recently, is located in a room below deck that has large viewing glasses offering guests a view of the colorful aquatic world outside. Above deck, a three-story structure gives guests all the amenities of a regular hotel room, albeit with an incredible view.
2. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
This Hotel Kakslauttanen provides a unique experience in the Saariselkä Fell area of Finnish Lapland. It features accommodations in glass igloos and has the world’s largest smoke sauna. The igloos are made from thermal glass, keeping guests warm in Arctic conditions. All have luxury beds and a private toilet, while shower facilities are shared. Guests can also rent cross-country skis, Nordic walking sticks and snow shoes. The staff are available to arrange husky and reindeer safaris, along with ice fishing.
3. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
4. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand
Situated at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsular on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park, Rayavadee nestles discreetly amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves against a backdrop of sheer cliffs, lush jungle foliage and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. In addition to stylish, five-star accommodation, Rayavadee boasts fine cuisine, one of the most unique relaxation spas in Thailand and warm, attentive service. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, the resort is also the perfect Thailand honeymoon destination and setting for intimate, personalized wedding celebrations.
5. Shangri La, Paris
6. Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Polignano a Mare, Italy
7. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
Home to whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and an excellent coral reef, Conrad Maldives was recently voted the “Best Luxury Resort in the Maldives”. This luxury resort offers three resort experiences across two islands and is home to 11 restaurants and bars including Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, 101 of the world’s best cheeses, the underground Wine Cellar and 20,000 bottles of fine wines. For relaxation, there are two spas, an extensive range of excursions, diving and watersports – including a submarine – a vibrant coral reef and beautiful white sand beaches.
8. Hotel Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia
This tranquil setting features many incredible amenities, but none as breathtaking as the hotel’s magnificent hanging infinity pools. These multi-leveled infinity pools allow guests the opportunity to swim up the edge of the pool enjoying the views of the lush green Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple. There are 38 luxury private pool villas located all throughout this property, ensuring all of their guests receive an equally impressive experience.
9. Attrap Reves Hotel, France
10. Katikies Hotel-Oia, Greece
11. Hotel Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy
12. Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
The Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi, was the world’s first ice hotel and have been building these amazing hotels every year since its first opening in 1990. The hotel, including the chairs and beds, are constructed from snow and ice blocks taken from the nearby Torne River. To remain frozen the structure is kept below freezing, around −5 °C (23 °F). Every year the hotel takes on a new guise which is designed by artists from all over the world. The ICEBAR is one of the main features of the hotel and serves drinks in glasses made of ice. Guests can dance on a floor made of snow and do some late night mingling with visitors from near and far that have all traveled to this little bar.
13. The Cambrian Hotel, Adelboden, Switzerland
Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps, and with stunning mountain views in every direction, The Cambrian offers the kind of location that tense desk huggers the world over spend their days dreaming about. Whether you’re here for the unsurpassed skiing on the slopes of the Bernese Oberland, to fill your lungs with all that clear, snow-tinged air in the forests and cow-flecked pastures of the surrounding hillsides, or simply to indulge in the hotel’s high-end dining or unwind in its award-winning spa, you’re sure to leave Adelboden in a relaxed and rejuvenated state.
14. Dedon Island Resort
Dedon Island provides a tropical island escape at its finest, on the stunning Siargao Island in the southern Philippines. With its all-inclusive packages, guests never have to worry about signing bills or carrying their wallet around, since everything guests could possible want or need is included Only nine villas make up this exclusive resort, all extremely luxurious, with private terraces and stunning views of the lush, tropical surroundings. Dining is fresh, and meals are cooked to order, whenever and wherever guests please. Guests never have to leave the resort, with its stunning infinity pool and luxurious surroundings being more than enough for anyone on holiday, but those who do venture out will enjoy the verdant, ancient mangrove forest surroundings, which can be explored through various vehicles on guided tours. With Siargao Island being one of the world’s surfing capitals, surfing lessons and equipment are available in abundance.
15. Astarte Suits Hotel, Greece
Endless blue sky and sea greet visitors to Santorini, Greece, home to Astarte, a boutique, all-suite getaway that beckons guests to forget their stresses. Astarte Suits Hotel is built in one of the island’s most beautiful areas, opposite to the endless Aegean blue. All suites have volcano and caldera views and a private heated indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi. During their precious down time, guests can relax and unwind next to Astarte’s stunning turquoise infinity swimming pool, which overlooks the Aegean Sea’s tranquil blue waters and nearby rocky cliffs. For delectable dining, Astarte offers discreet room service, which most guests enjoy in the privacy of their own balcony. The Morning Star pool bar offers light fare and a variety of refreshing drinks. Leisure and cultural options abound nearby, such as in Akrotiri, an ancient city buried and preserved by volcanic ash—known as the Pompeii of the Greek islands—and at Red Beach and White Beach, the ultimate locales for a spectacular day of fun in the sun.
16. Hotel Le Moulin du Roc, France
In Champagne-de-Bélair, in the Périgord region, Le Moulin du Roc is a private world in an idyllic country setting, both poetic and original. Built on the River Dronne in 1670, the mill is made up of three separate buildings linked through a series of walkways and intimate staircases, delightful rooms decorated with period furniture, some of them enhanced by a private terrace, all looking onto the river that flows through the gardens. A soothing location ensuring complete relaxation as well as one of the area’s finest restaurants. Alain Gardillou draws the very best out of the local products to provide guests with a culinary treat. The cellar features over 900 different fine wines… This gourmet’s delight can be enjoyed in one of the two restaurant rooms or by the riverside.
17. Montana Magica Lodge, Chile
The Montana Magica Lodge is a strange volcano-like building that spews water several times a day. Its welcoming windows are adorned with moss and vines, complementing the surrounding trees and it looks like a vacation retreat for Hobbits. Among the activities on offer are a wild-course mini-golf, where the holes form part of the natural terrain, hiking and access to the longest zip wire in South America. And, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a pudu – the world’s smallest deer which is just 13in tall. At the end of the day, guests can relax in hot tubs carved from gigantic tree trunks – as the calming sound from the waterfall cascades down the side of the building.
18. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
19. Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora
Wrapped by majestic views, Four Seasons Resort is surrounded by sand-fringed islets on an outer coral reef that enclose a turquoise lagoon. From shopping to kayaking, from scuba diving to volleyball there is something for everyone here. Practice your tennis serve. Feed the sharks. Explore the lagoon. Or experience the beauty and adventure of this Tahitian paradise aboard the Resort’s Catamaran.
20. Palazzo Alazzo Avino, Ravello, Italy
Palazzo Avino is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino has been rated as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts two-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello and perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean, Palazzo Avino overlooks some of the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages.