When you’re traveling, you’re most often placing an emphasis on the destination, the places you’ll see, the food you’ll eat, the people you’ll meet. Because of this, travelers are more often than not willing to cut corners when it comes to their accommodations. It makes sense, certainly. But, there can often be cause to splurge when it comes to booking a hotel.
In fact, some of the world’s hotels are experiences all to themselves. Whether they have great historic value, are built in an unusual manner, or offer services you can’t even comprehend, these hotels become destinations in and of themselves! People will pay top dollar just for the privilege of staying in these hotels once…
On the following list, we’re going to take a look at 15 hotels that you need to stay in before you die. While the places where these hotels are located are plenty amazing, we’re willing to bet that if you book one of these hotels, you’ll be more inclined to stay in and order room service than you are to go out and see the sights. Think we’re kidding? Well, check out these 15 hotels. See why they’re so amazing for yourself!
1. Crazy Horse Hotel (Dalat, Vietnam)
This is a hotel that’s carved into the bottom part of a long-dead tree. Just look at it; there’s nothing else like it in the world! (Oh, and it’s super cheap, too!)
2. Neemrana Fort Palace (Jaipur, India)
An old palatial residence that’s literally built into the side of the hill, you’ll be stepping into a piece of Indian history when you stay here.
3. Hotel Villa Honegg (Switzerland)
Built into a century’s old Swiss villa, this hotel offers sweeping views of the Alps and all the 5-star amenities you can shake a stick at.
4. Ashford Castle (Mayo, Ireland)
The people behind Guinness once owned this massive castle, but now it operates as a stunning hotel, as it has since World War II.
5. Ice Hotel (Quebec, Canada)
We’re going to get to the more famous ice hotel, but if you want the experience in a fraction of the travel time, you’re sure to enjoy this!
6. Jade Mountain (St. Lucia)
The infinity pool that looks out over the waters at this massive resort just might be the most beautiful infinity pool in the world.
7. Amangiri Resort (Lake Powell, Utah)
In the eyes of many, Utah is the most beautiful state in the United States. This luxury hotel ensures you’re able to see for yourself why that’s the case.
8. Magic Mountain Lodge (Chile)
For our money, this is the closest a human being can ever get to feeling like one of the Lord of the Rings hobbits stepping into his or her fern-covered Shire home.
9. Amberley Castle (West Sussex, United Kingdom)
Was that Irish castle not luxurious enough for you? Then give this one a try, but book soon. There are only 19 guest rooms on the whole property.
10. Katikies Hotel (Santorini, Greece)
Built into the side of a cliff and a beautiful gorgeous white, you may marvel at the hotel more than the Mediterranean here.
11. One & Only Reethi Rah (Maldives)
There are all the luxury resorts in Maldives, and then there’s this treasure. When you want the best that this hot spot has to offer, this is undoubtedly the choice.
12. Thorngrove Manor Hotel (Adelaide, Australia)
Built as the main residence in a vineyard, this stunning building now houses a number of guestrooms that offer privacy and incredible views.
13. Cabanes Als Arbres (Spain)
There are plenty of places that will let you stay in a tree house, but this place is the cream of the crop.
14. Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, California)
Featuring the mid-century architecture that California is known for and situated in California’s most beautiful area, there’s nothing to hate about this gorgeous hotel.
15. Ice Hotel (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)
What more can be said about this hotel other than it’s literally carved out of ice. (You might remember it from that Bond movie…)