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Of the many types of travelers, there are usually two sides that oppose each other:

  • The first is someone who thinks of places to visit, not putting too much importance on where they’ll be sleeping because they don’t plan on being there for more than just a few hours of shut eye.
  • The other side believes that the quality of the place they’re staying, and the amenities, make up a big part of the overall holiday experience.

Whatever side you may be on, or even if you waiver between the two, you can’t help but agree with us that the following hotels are bucket list worthy.

So even if they’re a bit out of budget for you right now, it doesn’t hurt to dream a bit and imagine a stay at one or more of these ridiculously amazing hotels.

Break out the piggy bank and start searching under the couch cushions, because you’re going to want to stay at one of these hotels after you’ve finished scrolling down the page…

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
finland igloo hotel

What better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arctic winter than by sleeping in an igloo. These comfortable igloo cabins aren’t actually made of ice, but they do have transparent domed ceilings so you can get the full outdoor experience.

Completely relax as the snow falls overhead, wonder at the amazing northern lights and spot reindeer roaming free through the woods that surround you while you warm up by the fireplace with a mug of steaming hot cocoa in hand. Ready for Finland?

The Manta Resort, Tanzania

This beautiful resort on the lush tropical island of Pemba offers its guests an underwater hotel, a floating 3-story lodge with the bedroom completely immersed in the sea, surrounded 360 degrees by windows.

Fall asleep surrounded by coral, colorful fish, dolphins… Honestly, we can’t imagine a more breathtaking way to get some shut-eye!

Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand
Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

Located off Railay Bay on the Phranang Peninsular, on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park in Thailand, this resort is straight out of a fairytale. Surrounded by limestone cliffs that plunge into the crystal clear waters of the bay, the resort has luxurious pavilions with anything and everything you could ever imagine, including a romantic restaurant in a cave on a deserted beach. This is a top choice for honeymooners looking to splurge.

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso at Le Grotte della Civita, Italy
Le Grotte della Civita, Matera

This cave hotel consists of individual rooms made-up of the Sassi di Matera cave dwellings, in the historic town of Matera in Basilicata, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Every detail is taken care of with taste and elegance, but also with respect for local tradition. It is a truly impressive place with a touch or two of magic. Ready to discover Italy?

Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

A boutique hotel in the midst of a jungle, its fortunate guests stay in gorgeous villa suites with their own private terraces and breathtaking views. However, the real highlight of this hotel in Bali is its magnificent infinity pool, which is suspended in the air and set against a lush, green backdrop.

Villa Escudero, Philippines

Waterfall Restaurant in the Philippines
Villa Escudero Resort, Philippines

This beautiful hotel was founded on an old coconut plantation and is world renown for its Waterfalls Restaurant, built inches away from the cascading water which runs beneath your feet as you dine on traditional cuisine at the bamboo tables.

Montaña Magica Lodge, Chile

Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile

In the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Chile you can find natural springs and a rich variety of flora and fauna and this very naturalistic “magic mountain” hotel. It impresses all with its extravagant architecture, which recreates the shape of a mountain.

Anyone who steps foot inside will agree that it exudes the authentic feeling of a log cabin tucked deep in the mountainside, surrounding guests with the cozy warmth of the wooden interior and also elegance, but not in excess.

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi: Kenya

At the Giraffe Manor, located in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, you can literally feed giraffes from your hotel room window. This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience that can’t be missed!

Burj al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

This luxury hotel embodies the land of extravagance and excess that is Dubai: tall, elaborately decorated, enormous rooms (the biggest one is 8,400 m2 or 90,416 ft2) and naturally, extremely expensive, the most expensive hotel in the world at that.

It is located on a private island connected to the mainland via bridge and is known as the only 7 star hotel in the world.

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

The Treehouse Hotel
The Cabin - Architect: Cyrén & Cyrén Treehotel/Brittas Pensionat

The rooms of this quirky Swedish tree hotel are designed by some of the top Scandinavian architects, and inside and out each treeroom evokes an impressive original design, both comfortable and modern, which creates a pleasant contrast with the simplicity and peace of the surrounding forest.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Hotel
Conrad Maldives Hotel

The bungalows at the Conrad Maldives Hotel are decked out with glass ceilings and not so you can see the stars at night, but rather to see the flora and fauna of the sea from your underwater hotel room. Yes, you can now fulfill your dream of sleeping in a submarine.

To get to this sub-surface level paradise you have to take a boat about 30 minutes, but upon arrival you will be repaid in wine from one of the 20,000 bottles at the resort’s cellar. You can officially relax with a glass of wine in hand as whale sharks, stingrays and dolphins pass by.

Hotel de Glace, Quebec

Hotel de Glace, Quebec
Hôtel de Glace in Quebec, Canada

The first and only ice hotel in North America, it opened in 2001 and is rebuilt every December.

The life expectancy of this winter wonderland is only 3 months and each year the structure is different, but the Ice Bar and Grand Ice Slide in Quebec are always guaranteed to be there.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland

grand hotel kronenhof
Grand Hotel Kronenhof

A wonderful architectural work of art, typical of the the higher bourgeoisie and aristocrats, welcomes its guests to a world of spa relaxation and wellness.

The magnificent Alpine panorama and the baroque Grand Restaurant in Switzerland put the finishing touches on an already exquisite getaway.

Singita Grumeti, Tanzania

Hotel Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania
Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

Adjacent to the Serengeti National Park, this safari lodge is located right on the route of the great migrations of wild animals, that once a year move from the savannah to the southern plains.

The resort, which camouflages itself into the surrounding environment, is built with natural materials, and includes a private pool where you can take a dip and have a front row seat to see passing buffalo, gazelle and elephants in the park.

Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

Kayakapi Premium Caves

A few minutes from the center of Ürgüp in Turkey, the rooms, suites and mansions of this fabulous hotel are actual caves which have been elegantly renovated and equipped with every amenity possible, including a splendid view over Cappadocia.

Hotel Au Vieux Panier, Marseille, France

au Vieux Panier hotel in France
Au Vieux Panier–Marseille

In the heart of Marseille, each room of the Au Vieux Panier hotel is decorated by a different artist or graphic designer of international renown.

There is a nice rooftop terrace where you can get sweeping views of the entire city, as well as a library where you can spend time with other guests who love art and literature as much as yourself.

Astarte Suites Hotel, Santorini, Greece

astarte suites hotel
Astarte Suites Hotel @ Santorini

The luxurious Astarte Suites Hotel will not disappoint with its gorgeous infinity pool over the Mediterranean sea (be sure to watch a sunset or two from here), the pristine white decor, inside and out, that is typical of Santorini and the prime location on one of the most beautiful Greek islands.

The combination of it all makes for an unforgettable vacation.

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Oberoi Udaivilas premier room

Regarded as one of the best hotels in the world, this fabulous architectural work of art is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in a city famous for its opulent palaces, Udaipur – India.

The architecture is modeled after that of the royal palaces of the Mewar region of Rajasthan, with hand-painted domes, frescoes and beds fit for a king.

Lefay Resort & Spa, Lago di Garda, Italy

Lefay Resort & Spa in Lago di Garda Lake Garda, Italy
Lefay Resort & Spa in Lago di Garda Lake Garda, Italy

Grottos, waterfalls, swimming pools, lush gardens…

This spa resort is a true temple of well-being and the ideal place to recharge your mind and body in the midst of the beautiful surroundings of Lake Garda in Italy.

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia, Caribbean

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
Ladera Resort

Experience the Caribbean in all its glory thanks to a fantastic mix of perfect location, luxury and design.

Romantic open air bungalows, a full-service spa, excursions and swinging bench directly above your private pool with views of the sea and volcanic landscape are some of the highlights of the Ladera Resort.

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One response to “The World’s Most Insanely Cool Hotels

  1. Hi, I just know the Giraffe Manor. I went there last year but I really would like to visit the The Manta Resort in Tanzania. It looks amazing!

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