Traveling the world is certainly about enjoying the sundry things that the locations you visit have to offer. It’s about sampling the local cuisine! It’s about getting first-hand experience with cultural landmarks. It’s about getting into the swing of things in a land that’s very foreign to the one from which you came… For this reason, travelers oftentimes find themselves giving little thought to the places in which they’re staying. It’s about the experience, not where I’m going to bed!
Well, that’s certainly one way of looking at things. But there’s something to be said for really putting some thought (and money) into where you’re staying. As it turns out, there are many hotels and resorts around the world that offer transformational experiences all to themselves. Maybe they’ve got the incredible view, maybe they’re located in a hard-to-reach place, or perhaps they offer something else entirely…
Whatever the case may be, sometimes it just makes sense to spend the money in order to stay in one of the world’s best hotels. But, what are those hotels, and why are they worth the investment? That’s what we’ll be exploring below, as we take a look at the 20 best hotels in the entire world!
1. Berkeley River Lodge (Australia)
In one of the most isolated places in Australia, you’ll find this stunning lodge that places a premium of experiencing the natural splendor and beauty of the country.
2. Ellerman House (South Africa)
Located in Cape Town, this 13 bedroom house offers some of the most luxurious accommodations to be had on the entire African continent.
3. Hotel Crillon le Brave (France)
In the shadow of Mont Ventoux, you’ll find this stunning hotel that offers a French countryside experience like no other.
4. Dunton Hot Springs (Colorado)
Forget about the big skiing towns of Colorado and instead check out the luxuriously appointed cabins of this national treasure.
5. Singita Sabora Tented Camp (Tanzania)
There’s glamping, and then there’s this. Situated on a private game reserve, one can really experience the natural splendor of Tanzania here.
6. Anassa (Cyprus)
Giving its guests the very best experience possible of the Cyprus coastline, there are some who think of Anassa as the best hotel in the world.
7. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (New Zealand)
Built only a decade ago, this wonderful New Zealand hotel has only 22 rooms and doubles as a working cattle and sheep farm set on 2,400 hectares.
8. Hotel Il Pellicano (Italy)
Located in Tuscany, this venerable Italian hotel doesn’t just offer incredible rooms with striking views, it also offers some of the region’s best cuisine.
9. Titilaka (Peru)
Once you enter this stunning hotel, you’ll notice that every aspect of the hotel has been designed to capture the beauty and majesty of Lake Titicaca.
10. La Reserve (France)
In Paris, there may be no better hotel to experience the glitz and glamor of the city, all while taking in stunning views of the City of Lights.
11. The Peninsula Shanghai (China)
Offering incredible accommodations in Art-Deco confines and some of the best cuisine in Shanghai, this hotel has rightfully earned its international reputation.
12. Ett Hem (Sweden)
Located in Stockholm, this hotel (whose name means “home”) embodies every ounce of the luxuriousness for which the Swiss are known.
13. Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli (Italy)
Sitting on the shores of Lake Garda, this hotel is built inside of an old villa that was once owned by Faustino Feltrineli, a man who made is fortune in the lumber industry.
14. Goldeneye (Jamaica)
Yes, it’s named for the James Bond movie, but don’t let the fool you. This hotel is consistently ranked as the very best in the Caribbean.
15. Six Sense Zinghy Bay (Oman)
Incredible service is just the beginning of what makes this desert-meets-the-beach vacation destination so unforgettable.
16. Nihiwatu (Indonesia)
Located on Sumba Island, this former surf lodge has been renovated to offer a complete and intoxicating immersion into Indonesian culture.
17. Jawai (India)
This Rajasthan hotel is actually a safari camp that allows you to experience some of the region’s most elusive big cats!
18. Amangiri (Utah)
The natural beauty of Utah cannot be understated and every aspect of this stunning hotel has been designed to enhance and capture that beauty.
19. The Carlyle (New York City)
In the city that never sleeps, you’ll find this stunning hotel which has been in operation since the 30s and that has always had an international reputation.
20. Babylonstoren (South Africa)
Doubling as a fruit farm, this incredible hotel is situated in South Africa’s wine country and has 13 beautiful and well-appointed suites to be enjoyed.