The World’s Most Exotic, Unique & Unusual Luxury Accommodation
When you travel to a new destination, your hotel room has the potential to be more than just a place to sleep and store your belongings; it can completely shape and define your entire experience. Why settle for four basic walls and a standard view when you could book a stay somewhere completely enchanting and one-of-a-kind?
From a lavish treehouse in a South African game reserve to an underwater hotel room, these luxury accommodations are the most exotic, unique, and unusual on the planet.
1. Entre Cielos, Argentina
Perched on stilts above a lush Malbec vineyard in the Mendoza Valley, the Vineyard Loft at Entre Cielos resembles a futuristic cocoon rising up from the vines. This unusual and private room boasts a terrace bathtub and numerous skylights - perfect for stargazing!
2. Amangiri, Utah
A remote oasis in the midst of the rugged desert, Amangiri blends seamlessly into its dramatic natural surroundings. Spend your evenings lounging on your private terrace with a daybed in the Mesa Pool Suite, and watch as rose-gold sunsets transform into starry desert skies.
3. Loisaba, Kenya
Is there anything more romantic - and more adventurous - than sleeping in a four-poster bed under a canopy of stars in a private African wilderness reserve? Connect with nature in a whole new way by snuggling up in one of the open-air “Starbeds” at Loisaba Conservancy.
4. Quinta Real Zacatecas, Mexico
Set on the hillside of Zacatecas’s iconic Cerro de la Bufa, this elegant Spanish Colonial-style hotel also boasts another unique quirk: it was built around a restored 17th-century bullfighting ring, which is now overlooked by the restaurant and bar.
5. Atlantis the Palm, United Arab Emirates
Themed around the myth of Atlantis (and featuring a handful of distinct Arabian elements), the Underwater Suites at Atlantis the Palm allow you to wake up to breathtaking aquatic views. Watch marine life soar past you from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your luxurious underwater bedroom, lounge, and spa bathroom.
6. Adrère Amellal Desert Ecolodge, Egypt
Built along the side of a white limestone mountain, Adrère Amellal appears to be carved out of the cliffs themselves. There’s no electricity at this remote, authentic and luxurious ecolodge; instead, you’ll dine by the light of oil lamps and candles, and fall asleep with the dark Egyptian sky outside your window.
7. The Caves, Jamaica
Perched on the cliffs of Negril above the Caribbean sea, The Caves is the ultimate seaside retreat. The hotel’s 12 colorful, thatched-roof, cliffside cottages are each full of charm, but the real gems are Blackwell Rum Bar and the 2 ultra-romantic private dining areas, hidden away within the rocky caves below.
8. Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
The lavish, secure treehouses at Lion Sands Game Reserve are the ultimate way to experience the African bush. When you first arrive, you’ll be treated to a picnic dinner and drinks in your private dining area. Then, listen for the sounds of wild lions, hyenas, hippos and birds in the distance as you fall asleep under the starry sky.
9. Hotel Marqués De Riscal, Spain
Gastronomy, wine, art, and design blend together at this unique hotel in the heart of Spain’s wine-growing region. Designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Hotel Marqués de Riscal is an avant-garde masterpiece featuring massive titanium ribbons on the exterior, and glass corridors, cathedral ceilings and zigzag windows on the interior.
10. L’Albereta Relais & Chateaux, Italy
The Cabriolet Suite may look like an ordinary (albeit luxurious) hotel room at first glance, but hit a switch and an enchanting surprise will be revealed: the roof above your plush king-size bed will slide away to reveal the sunny Italian skies above you.