Whenever we plan a holiday, the first thing that comes to all of our minds is where we would stay. Unanimously, hotels top the list as far as accommodation options are concerned.
And, if it’s all about luxury, then there are perhaps no better alternatives available other than hotels. No matter where you go, the choice of hotel is the most vital part to add exclusivity to your travel experience.
Let’s take you through the most desirable luxury hotels of 2018 so that next time you plan a trip, you know exactly where to stay.
1. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia
Located in the Ayung River Valley near the spiritual heart of Bali, Ubud, the Four Seasons Resort Bali is the place to be. To reach there, you have to go through a suspension bridge hanging over the green fields and coconut trees. The riverside luxurious guest villas have an outdoor living room, and pool. To ensure that you have full peace of mind, it has a meditation space and lily pond on the roof that offers various innovative relaxation treatments including a sacred nap. Staying here, you will enjoy the rich experience of the perfect combination of modernity with serenity. More information.
2. Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland
Ballyfin is a small village and parish located in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois, Ireland. Beautifully appointed rooms are designed individually to maintain the unique style of the original house. The sumptuous suites like Sir Christopher Coote, The Wellesley-Pole, The Duke of Wellington, junior suites, staterooms, deluxe rooms, and single rooms have a high standard marble bathroom, elegantly appointed sitting room, some with private balcony or garden along with a superb view of the lawns, lakes, conservatory, and cascade. The guests enjoy amenities like flat screen HD TV, DVD player with DVDs, Wi-Fi, intercom, soft-drinks bar and room bar, and other complementary items like laundry, linen, and toiletries. More information.
3. Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla
This beach resort of Anguilla attracts visitors from every corner of the world for its exclusivity and elegance. The luxury meets intimacy in this exclusive beachfront boutique resort with the beauty of the white sand beach, and turquoise water of the beautiful island and of course, the tranquility that rejuvenates the soul. Here one, two and three bedroom air-conditioned suites are available with state of the art amenities like free Wi-Fi, spa & wellness center, restaurant, childcare services, private beach area, outside pool, on-site water sports facilities and other activities like snorkeling, fishing, golf, tennis, horse riding, and diving. More information.
4. Inkaterra La Casona, Cuzco, Peru
Located in the traditional Plaza de lasNazarenas, and circled by vibrant, cobblestoned streets, it is the first boutique hotel in Cusco. It has 11 suites with heated floors, chimneys, and extra-large bathtubs. The other attractions include decorated halls with colonial furniture, original murals, and Pre-Columbian textiles, the Yacu therapy room for bespoke treatments, and the manor’s dining room. More information.
5. Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Torlundy, Scotland
It is a beautiful 19th-century castle surrounded by the breath-taking places of Scotland like the mountains of Glencoe, the falls at Glen Nevis, the monument at Glenfinnan, and luscious green evergreen forest. It has 17 bedrooms and suites and also two bedrooms gate Lodge with individual design and spectacular views of the fields and private loch. All rooms boast with 40” television, free internet, personal safe, radio, luxurious Peter Reed bed linen, and bespoke range of Arran Aromatics Toiletries. Dining at ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle’ is a one of its kind culinary experience with the most exquisite dishes from local produce and the King of Norway presented elegant furniture for three dining rooms. You can indulge yourself in different exciting events, daytime activities, fishing, hunting and other sporting & country pursuits. More information.
6. The Mulia, Bali, Indonesia
The Mulia evokes a relaxed mood with stunning views of Nusa Dua Bay. It has it all; the perfect combination of style, comfort, and service in expansive and elegant suites with a lounge that genuinely meets the expectations. It also guarantees ultimate beachfront experience by offering highly desired access to the Aqua Pool, the oceanfront Pool, and room at the private cabanas. It has four restaurants and five bars with endless options of cuisines covering Chinese, Japanese, Pan-Asian, Mediterranean, and other International cuisines. More information.
7. Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens, Greece
Grand by name and by nature, the Grand Resort Lagonissi is nestled on the so-called Athenian Riviera, a 72-acre peninsula south of the Greek capital. The property itself feels like its own enclave, with extensive grounds and facilities, all blessed with loads of Mediterranean flair. Bungalows and suites are positioned to take full advantage of the classic Aegean vistas. Though the sights of Athens beckon, some travelers may choose to never venture beyond the lush grounds of the resort. Ten restaurants, including an acclaimed Italian inspired eatery and the open-air Greek Galazia Akti, accommodate any palate. The Thalaspa Chenot takes an Eastern approach to holistic and relaxation treatments. Private sandy coves surround the hotel for those who want a day alone. More information.
8. Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres del Paine, Chile
It doesn’t only offer exclusive stays in beautiful and warm accommodations with craggy mountains and the glistening Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia in the backdrop but also provides the thrilling experience of spending time with the views of emerald lakes, fantastic mountain ranges, and abundant wildlife. Its cuisine is irresistible and palatable. You can even indulge yourself in spa and wellness facilities. It also offers excursions including hiking, glacier tour and more under the supervision of expert guides to explore the best of Patagonia. More information.
9. Temple House, Chengdu, China
Temple House is in Chengdu where you find the beautiful mix of traditional and modern design. It has luxurious studio rooms and suites with Beautiful natural timbers, soft tactile fabrics, and ample space along with a spacious bathroom and walk-in rain shower. The facilities offered with accommodation are Bose speaker, 46” TV, Bowers & Wilkins soundbar, Internet access, Complimentary Maxi Bar and espresso machine and Luxury down bedding. There are also modern luxurious residences to feel at home with beautifully furnished living space and a spa-inspired bathroom. You can enjoy different delicious cuisines in restaurant and bar and indulge yourself in spa & wellness treatments and other private events. More information.
10. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
Sumba is about 400 km east of Bali, and you can conveniently reach there with the Garuda Bombardier Jet in 50 minutes. There are also direct flights available from Bali to Sumba. At Nihi Sumba, the rugged luxury allows the desired freedom to the wanderers they always seek. The luxurious rooms are designed to make you feel at home with panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Nihi offers yoga, surf lessons, hikes into local villages and you can spend relaxed time overlooking the vast Nihiwatu Beach on the Indian Ocean coastline. They design their dining with menus crafted from fresh produce from on-site organic gardens and local items to infuse local flavors and far-flung tastes. More information.
11. Nayara Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Springs is the ultra-exclusive Adults-Only boutique resort surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty along with creek and underground mineral thermal springs. Here you can find the world’s highest concentration of tropical plants and wildlife. It offers luxurious guest rooms with private plunge pool. It has 3 of Arenal’s top-rated restaurants, two oversized pools, spa, yoga pavilion and state-of-the-art Fitness Center. You can also enjoy adventurous, romantic and ecological activities here. More information.