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13 Incredibly Stunning Hotels Around The World That Are Worth The Splurge


Sufinas •  Aug 04, 2016


I believe that one of the biggest dreams anyone could have would be to travel all around the world and stay in the most luxurious of hotels (for free… if I might add ?). However, since not all of us are able to do so, (or not yet, at least) there’s nothing wrong with dreaming about these beautiful hotels… and putting them in our bucket list of hotels to stay in one day!
Credit: Giphy Here are 13 of the most amazing luxury hotels around the world for you to drool over in no particular order! ?
1. Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Credit: Maldives   Kicking off our list, Six Senses Laamu is located in none other than the beautiful Maldives! A dream location for most, and the perfect getaway for honeymooners and a divers paradise, Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean! With choices from on-land and over-water villas, kick off your shoes and savour the luxury of gorgeous sea water and white sandy beaches, and find yourself wondering if its all just a dream!
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Credit: Maldives Exclusive Placed in an informal setting to allow you to relax fully, have direct access to the crystal-clear sea water below for your daily swim or snorkel your way along the coral rich house reef. If diving or snorkeling isn’t your forte, the Yin Yang; the most famous wave in the atoll breaks just off shore and is a surfers dream come true! Whatever you choose to do, you’re in for a spectacular treat!
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Credit: Six SensesOfficial WebsitePrice: Rates start from $830.00 per night onwards! Click here to book Six Senses Laamu
2. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
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Credit: Oberoi Hotels Known to be one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, The Oberoi Udaivilas is located at the bank of Lake Pichola, and spread over a whopping 50-acres of land; 20-acres being a wildlife sanctuary of deers and wild boars. Imagine picturesque Golden Palace of domed roofs, reflecting pools of gorgeous lily flowers and beautiful gardens with free roaming wild peacocks - if that isn’t enough to excite you, the hotel suites are guaranteed to make you feel like Indian Royalty!
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Credit: Firefly Daily Choose to have your meals under the Lakeside Dome or the Lakeside Pavilion for a romantic environment overlooking the night-lit city palace, or simply select your own herbs from the private garden for your chef to cook with! Whatever you choose to do here, you are guaranteed an experience like no other- so relax, and treat yourself to all that the hotel has to offer! ? Official Website Price: Room rates begin from 26,500 INR on average per night onwards! Click here to book The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur Resort
3. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Credit: Kakslauttanen The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland offers a unique experience of sleeping under the stars in a glass igloo or in a comfortable cabin, totally secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is THE optimal spot to experience the mesmerising northern lights (between late August until the end of April) and the amazing Lappish wilderness, all while feeling comfortable in the warmth and privacy of your own sanctuary.
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Credit: Kakslauttanen Make sure to bring your cameras and be prepared to feel at awe by the beautiful scenery Kakslauttanen has to offer, especially when the northern lights come around! You are guaranteed an experience of a lifetime in this fairytale come to life! Official Website Price: Room rates start from Euro129 per person for the first night onwards! Click here to book Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
4. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai
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I believe there isn’t anyone in the world who has not heard of the name Burj Al Arab or at least seen a picture of this multi-award winning hotel located in glorious Dubai. Awarded as “Best Hotel in The World”, “Best Hotel in the Middle East” and even “Most Luxurious Hotel” for years, you can expect nothing but the best in this amazing hotel.
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Credit: Jumeirah Arrive via helicopter or have a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce take you around the streets of Dubai. Privately check-in to your humongous, lavishly decorated suite at the reception counter available on every single floor of the hotel, and simply relax as your butlers (yes-butlerS) take care of everything for you during your stay here. Did we mention that you’ll also get unlimited views of the beautiful Arabian Gulf? Gosh…talk about outrageous luxury!
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Credit: JumeirahOfficial Website Rates: Suite rates start from AED4490 per night (not inclusive of tax) onwards! Click here to book Burj Al Arab
5. Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Islands
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Credit: Aman Amanyara is located on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, the perfect getaway for a true Caribbean holiday. It is a diver’s heaven, as the pristine white beaches stretches along a beautiful barrier reaf, and if lucky, humpback whales can also be spotted migrating from December through March.
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Credit: Aman Choose between a beautiful Pavilion or Villa to retreat to, each built amongst beautiful vegetation, overlooking the waters of Northwest Point Marine Reserve or a reflective pond. Take advantage of this scenic beauty and recharge yourself with daily yoga and meditation sessions, or simply soak yourself in their black infinity pools- all while taking in that amazing view. Official Website Prices: Pavilion rates start at USD$1798.00 per night onwards while Villas start at USD$5000.00++ per night onwards.
6. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Credit: Four Seasons Want to take a break from the regular hotels and camp under the stars instead? How about glamping it up at The Four Seasons Golden Triangle, located within an exotic bamboo jungle where the Ruak and Mekong rivers meet, bordering Burma and Laos. Catered to those who strive for adventure, each package you choose with The Four Seasons is inclusive of airport round-transfers, meals, elephant trekking and a spa treatment (just to name a few).
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Credit: Four Seasons After a long, active day discovering Chiang Rai and exploring the bamboo jungle all around you, retreat back to your own large tent and soak yourself in a charming custom-made wooden hot tub on the outdoor deck and soak in all that nature has to offer! Make sure to indulge yourself in the traditional thai spa and fill yourselves up with delicious thai food - can you smell that tom yum already!?
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Credit: Four SeasonsOfficial Website Prices: A two-night adventure package starts from THB82,000 onwards (on average) per night! Click here to book Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
7. Ashford Castle, Ireland
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Credit: Ashford Castle Long live the King! Or…at least feel like one as you step foot on the grounds of Ashford Castle in Lough Corrib. A century-old medieval castle restored to its former glory, Ashford Castle is frequented not only by not only actual royalty, but also by celebrities and the likes due to its impeccable service and picturesque beauty.
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Credit: Ireland Guide Combining antique charm and modern beauty within the walls of the castle, guests are in for an artistic treat in this award winning hotel. Voted the No.1 Hotel in Ireland and The United Kingdom, choose to indulge yourself in their luxurious spa, or go for a round of golf on the 350acres worth of land. Treat yourself to the best they have to offer, and you’ll feel like nothing less than a queen or king in your very own splendorous castle.
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Credit: Telegraph Crowns not included! Official Website Price: Rooms rates begin from Euro550 per night onwards!
8. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Credit: Sirenuse   Located at one of the most magnificent locations in Italy, Le Sirenuse is situated 70metres on a cliff with the most picturesque of views in Positano, on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Owned and operated by the Sersale family, you can expect nothing but true, warm Italian hospitality during your stay here.
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Credit: Sirenuse Le Sirenuse was also written about by John Steinbeck back in 1953, where he wrote: “We went to the Sirenuse, an old family house converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool, with grape arbors over its outside dining rooms. Every room has its little balcony and looks out over the blue sea to the islands of the sirens from which those ladies sang so sweetly”. And sang so sweetly it did!
Credit: Sirenuse With 58 elegant rooms all facing the coastline and surrounded by important archeology and Italian history, you can bet that your stay in Positano will be filled with wonderful memories! Official Website Price: Suite’s start from Euro1450 per night onwards! Click here to book Le Sirenuse
9. Amanfayun, Hangzhou, PRC
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Credit: Mr and Mrs Smith Another member of the Aman family, Amanfayun in Hangzhou, China is another stunner in blending traditions with modern luxe. Surrounded by bamboo groves, ancient temples and tea plantations, find your inner peace and tune into the spiritual sanctuary that is Chinese tradition and thirteenth-century boddhisattvas. This is the place you come to to get away from it all, and explore nature in its total stillness.
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Credit: Aman Wake up to the chanting of buddhist monks, explore the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or head over to the silk streets of Hangzhou to be transported back into the past.
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Credit: Aman You’ll even get the opportunity to feast on vegetarian food, I mean, since you’re already at one with nature and spirituality, might as well go all out and turn vegetarian while you’re there too! Who knows, you might find something within yourself while you’re at your most peaceful! Official Website Price: Room rates begin at CNY 4454.00 per night onwards! Click here to book Amanfayun
10. Gora Kadan, Hakone-Machi, Japan
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Credit: Kiwi Collection Gora Kadan is not a hotel, but instead luxurious traditional Japanese Ryokan located on the grounds of a former summer villa of a member of the Imperial family (kanin-no-miya) in Kanagawa, Japan. A visually stunning ryokan located away from the city, soak yourself in an open-air onsen bath heated by volcanic rocks and feel the stress literally melt away, all before retreating into your traditional Japanese room and tucking away under the sheets of a comfortable futon.
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Credit: Gora Kadan Each room comes with a Japanese garden view, and some with a private onsen open-air bath.
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Credit: Kiwi Collection Rest assured, you are guaranteed the very best of service here, as the ryokan is a Relais & Chateaux property for over 20 years and counting! Official Website Price: Room rates begin at ¥40,000 per room onwards. Click here to book Gora Kadan
11. Singita Boulders Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa
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Credit: Sabi Sands Sabi Sands Game Reserve is the most famous private game reserve that offers a safari experience like nowhere else in the world. Adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, wildlife can be seen roaming around freely in a natural environment! And the best part is, you can enjoy this experience from the luxury of your own viewing deck in a the fancy Sabi Sands Boulder Lodge!
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Credit: Sabi Sands Built around an enormous boulder (hence the name), you will also have a heated plunge pool and have the opportunity to experience the African safari with twice a day game drives or guided safari walks!
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Credit: Sabi Sands Did we mention that Sabi Sands is the best place to possibly catch sight of a leopard or two?! Be right back, were busy packing to head over there right now!! Official Website Price: Suite’s start from ZAR20,394 per person per night onwards!
12. Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey
Credit: Argos in Cappadocia Located in breathtaking Cappadocia, Turkey, Argos in Cappadocia is a combination of restored remains of historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves of an ancient monastery in Old Uchisar Village that will provide a unique experience along side of a luxurious stay. Cappadocia is a breathtaking location in historical Turkey, offering beautiful sunrise and sunset views and a jaw-dropping landscape that only be found here.
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Credit: Argos in Cappadocia An adventure on its own, find yourself exploring the labyrinth of tunnels and underground passageways which were once hidden shelters of an underground city! Once you come out into the open, find yourself surrounded by the hotel’s own vineyards and gardens- a striking contrast to what was below.
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Credit: Argos in Cappadocia If you’re able and willing, treat yourself to a hot air balloon ride in the wake of dawn and be mesmerised by the amazing view Cappadocia has to offer! We promise it will all be worth it! Official Website Price: Room rates begin from EUR220 per night onwards! Click here to book Argos
13. Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
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Credit: Dorchester Collection Bonjour and welcome to le city of amour! ❤️ A stunning property located along Avenue Montaigne, Hotel Plaza Athénée is a popular hang-out for fashion’s elite, and lined with the most luxurious fashion houses in the world. With one of the most magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower, dine in their three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée restaurant after spoiling yourself at the only Dior Institut available in the whole of Europe!
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Credit: Dorchester Collection For Sex and The City fans, the hotel was featured in the last two episodes of the famous TV series, and if you would love the ultimate SATC experience, check yourself into the Carrie Suite for magnificent views and luxurious décor all round.
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Credit: Dorchester Collection Choose to either bike your way (for a true Parisian experience ?) to The Louvre, Sacré-Cœur or Le Marais, or take advantage of the hotels’ exclusive chauffeur driven limousines for the ultimate celebrity experience! The hotel will not disappoint and promises a one of a kind experience! Oui oui! Official Website Price: Room rates start at 1,195€ (Euro) per night, double occupancy, including tax onwards! Click here to book Hôtel Plaza Athénée And there you have it folks! 13 of the most amazing luxury hotels in the world for you to totally drool over! So whether you’re dreaming of sipping mocktails in your over-water villa in Maldives, or soaking in the view of the Eiffel Tower on the balcony of your suite in Paris, we hope you’ll get a chance to experience some or if not all (or more!) of these stunning hotels in the world. And when you do, don’t forget to send us a postcard (or a plane ticket and hotel reservation, you get the drift! ?).