20 Coolest Hotels in the World


There are many gorgeous Luxury Hotels and Condo hotels worldwide. Because most condo hotels are or were luxury hotels, you get outstanding amenities and spectacular views in wonderful locations.

The most recent innovations in the second home industry are the introduction and rapidly increasing popularity of luxury fractional real estate and the condominium hotel, two of the fastest-growing segments of the real estate industry today. It has been noted that the luxury fractional or private residence club concept has become attractive because property values in popular resort areas have skyrocketed out of reach for all but the wealthiest buyers. Buyers benefit by owning a property in a luxury resort that they can use for themselves and take advantage of the high-level amenities.

Astarte Suites Hotel, Santorini, Greece

This is a modern vacation rentals villa which overlooks Agios-Ioannis bay, the sea and the island of Delos. The architecture of the villa is luxurious yet homey. It features a private infinity pool, sunbathing deck where you can enjoy the sun while watching the spectacular scenery surrounding the villa.

If you want plenty of privacy on your vacation, Astarte is definitely one of the options you should look into.

Astarte Suites Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Burj al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai has attained an iconic and legendary status in its relatively short tenure along the coastline of Jumeirah beach. The emblematic hotel has fascinated international tourists and has ensured its position as one of the most photographed structures in the world along with the epithet of being the ‘world’s most luxurious hotel.’

Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai propels to the dizzying height of more than 320 metres. Comprehensibly dominating the Dubai skyline, the masterpiece is a sight in night with all its synchronised lighting that represents both water and fire. Inspired, incredible, impressive – words surely fail to describe this gaudy monstrosity of man.

Burj al Arab, Dubai

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is set across a colorful, pristine coral reef and a clear, tranquil lagoon. Fifty superb over-water villas range from the merely luxurious to the outrageously sumptuous.

Lay back in a bath with spectacular ocean views, or relax back in your own Jacuzzi pool on your private deck. The resort offers a host of world-class dining experiences including the all-glass, underwater restaurant, an experience you’re never likely to forget.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland

Built in the late 19th century in neo-Baroque style and with a history dating back to 1848, the 5-star superior Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina offers panoramic views of the Bernina glaciers and Engadine Mountains, a luxurious spa, and an award-winning restaurant.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland

Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Bali

Nestled on a spectacular, steep hillside, the Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali overlooks the Ayung river gorge. But though being nestled in fine, lush greenery, this first-rate hotel is of a premier latest Balinese design. There are a mere 38 guest rooms with private plunge pools and magnificent panoramas. Adding to the excellent atmosphere is the hotel’s spa and wellness center, and a renowned restaurant.

Hanging Gardens, Ubud, Bali


Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Located in the up market suburb of Karen, the Giraffe Manor in Kenya is a very private and serene restored Scottish house set on 140-acre grounds. Its star attractions are the dozen or so resident Rothschild giraffes that you have plenty of opportunity to get up, close and personal and even share a meal with.

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Hotel de Glace, Quebec

This hotel is more than just a holiday destination, it’s a beautiful annual event in itself. Crafted from snow and ice each winter, this amazing hotel even has furniture carved from blocks of ice. 5 weeks out of every winter are taken for the artists and architects to sculpt the building from tons and tons of ice and snow. Particularly magical is the outdoor Nordic relaxation area with its bubbling spas and saunas, available for guests from 9pm to 9am.

Hotel de Glace, Quebec

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

For another cool experience the Hotel Kakslauttanen located in Lapland is worth a visit. There are forty-first class log cabins available but what makes it special is the unique glass igloos that guests can stay in during winter. Under a glass ceiling enjoy the spectacular Northern Lights while still keeping warm. There is also a snow chapel, which is built each winter, as well as an ice bar.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland


Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

Built in the late 19th century in neo-Baroque style and with a history dating back to 1848, the 5-star superior Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina offers panoramic views of the Bernina glaciers and Engadine Mountains, a luxurious spa, and an award-winning restaurant.

Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

Villa Escudero, Philippines

Villa Escudero is located in San Pablo, Philippines. This is a fairly popular hacienda resort, there is even a museum of unusual things, but one of the most attractive places in the Villa is an amazing restaurant at the foot of a small waterfall.Bamboo tables are located just a few meters from the cascading waters of Labasin, a local waterfall. Visitors can enjoy local dishes such as fish, curry and rice. At this time, soft and pleasant streams of water massage their legs. After a good dinner, any visitor can freely swim in the crystal clear warm water.

Villa Escudero, Philippines

Montaña Magica Lodge, Chile

Placed in the middle of a 600-square-foot nature reserve, Montana Magica Lodge seems to have been erected according to the plans of a beautiful dream. But it is a real building, a hotel like a volcano, covered by lush vegetation and water that glides over the windows.
With the conical shape of a volcano, the construction is covered by vegetation and is constantly washed by the clear waters of a mountain river that glides over the room windows. It has been carefully constructed so as not to disturb in any way the climate of the area, but having the benefits of a modern hotel. The rooms are simple, decorated in the rustic spirit of the area and, almost without exception, offer an impressive view of the forest in the immediate vicinity.

Montaña Magica Lodge, Chile

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

On the banks of Lake Pichola, Oberoi Udaivilas finds itself in the heart of the of the cities of Rajasthan, Udaipur. This magnificent building is well-known for its traditional architecture same as a palace withy fountains, huge courtyards and lush green gardens with pools. During your stay, you can also visit the popular Aravalli mountains, enjoy boat rides. Enjoy a royal treatment amidst all modern luxuries.

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Lefay Resort & Spa, Lago di Garda, Italy

Lefay Resort & Spa is hidden away on a private estate perched on the edge of Lake Garda. It’s surrounded by lemon trees and olive groves and this luxury spa retreat gives you the opportunity to escape from it all. It’s a true eco-resort and was designed to reduce its environmental impact. It blends beautifully into 11 hectares of a surrounding natural park overlooking the lake. The spa fuses the principles of classical Chinese Medicine and Western scientific research through their dedicated programs aimed to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Lefay Resort & Spa, Lago di Garda, Italy

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia, Caribbean

St Lucia resort Ladera is an exclusive, exquisite destination in the Caribbean. Located in the small seaside town of Soufriere, Ladera is perch high on the slopes of a mountain overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea. With views of the majestic Twin Pitons, and open-air rooms that allow the fragrance of hibiscus and bougainvillea as constant companies, Ladera is the ultimate romantic getaway, perfect for weddings, honeymoons, or just spending more time with someone you love.

There are only 9 villas and 23 suites in this ultimate rainforest open-air hideaway. Each offers fine linens, luxurious amenities and four-poster beds made of polished tropical hardwood.

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia, Caribbean

Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Rayavadee has the rare distinction of facing three of Krabi’s spectacular beaches, namely, Railay beach, Nam Mao beach and Phra Nang beach. The beaches being part of Krabi Marine National Park, much care is taken to preserve the environment. The plush decorations and teakwood furniture add to the effect.

Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Hotel Au Vieux Panier, Marseille, France

Internationally recognized graffiti artist Tilt has just completed this eye-popping interior design work for the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. The hotel has just five rooms that are annually reconceptualized by commissioned artists and designers, somewhat similar to NYC’s Carlton Arms.

Hotel Au Vieux Panier, Marseille, France

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy

Le Grotte della Civita is placed in the oldest part of the Sassi, the CIVITA, facing the spectacular Murgia park and its rock-hewn churches. It comprises 18 rooms and an ancient church, the “Cripta della Civita”, now used as a common area, all renovated to retain their original features.

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Italy

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

If you have been considering knocking up a rickety old tree house where your children can escape to during the school holidays, you may want to think again when you witness the impressive Treehotel in Sweden. Situated close to the charming village of Harads, just kilometers from the Arctic Circle, this extraordinary hotel is most likely to put any Sunday morning DIY project to shame.

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

The Manta Resort, Tanzania

In this place things are reversed, people live in a kind of aquarium, and fish can move freely outside. For lovers of new and interesting experiences, but also for those fascinated by the underwater world, Manta resort is the ideal place to spend a vacation. Benches of fish of different colors, sizes and shapes, octopuses or corals, everything can be found here only if you look at the windows that offer an angle of visibility close to 360 degrees so that nothing can escape the eye.

The Manta Resort, Tanzania

Elewana Tarangire Treetops, Tanzania

Spaced around the Main Lodge, which features a thousand-year-old baobab tree, Tarangire Treetops offers 20 treetop guestrooms all of which are elevated from the ground providing amazing vistas over marula and baobab trees.

Each of the elevated rooms at the Tarangire Treetops Camp offers a very spacious bedroom with an incredible floor space of 65 square meters.

Elewana Tarangire Treetops, Tanzania

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