6 Incredible Luxury Hotels That Are Definitely Worth The Splurge


Elaine Tee •  Sep 22, 2016

From glass igloos under the Northern lights to underwater hotel rooms in the world's most luxurious hotel, these high-end hotels don't just provide amazing service, but also the experience of a lifetime!

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1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

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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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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!

Price: Room rates start from Euro129 per person for the first night onwards!

Click here to book Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

2. 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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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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Rates: Suite rates start from AED4490 per night (not inclusive of tax) onwards!

Click here to book Burj Al Arab

3. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

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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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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! ?

Price: Room rates begin from 26,500 INR on average per night onwards!

Click here to book The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur Resort

4. Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Islands

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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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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.

Prices: Pavilion rates start at USD$1798.00 per night onwards while Villas start at USD$5000.00++ per night onwards.

5. Gora Kadan, Hakone-Machi, Japan

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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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Each room comes with a Japanese garden view, and some with a private onsen open-air bath. Also indulge in traditional Japanese kaiseki (an haute cuisine) and walk through your very own Japanese Garden.

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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!

Price: Room rates begin at ¥40,000 per room onwards (includes breakfast and dinner ?).

Click here to book Gora Kadan

6. Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey

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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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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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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!

Price: Room rates begin from EUR220 per night onwards!

Click here to book Argos