A luxury hotel should be extraordinary, and we’ve scoured the earth to show you some of the best hotels that sit above the rest for a combination of the following things: location, service, style, soul, design, seclusion, facilities or romance. These properties, above all, will make your stay not just a stay, but an experience.

10. JA Manafaru                                  

Manafaru Island, Maldives

The JA Manafaru is where couples go to celebrate in paradise and where families can enjoy spacious multi-bedroom beach villas. Situated on the stunning island beach, the resort features three main swimming pools, a PADI diving centre, water sports school, spa, wellness pavilion, recreation activities on land family entertainment area and dedicated kids club. This place has all of the ingredients to make your holiday exceptional. With seven different choices of accommodation, from sheltered Beach Bungalows that nestle in tropical growth to Water Villas with expansive ocean views, you’ll exist in harmony with nature on the island.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

9. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Tulemar is a thirty-three-acre residential resort located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. It has over 50 unique accommodations ranging from 1-4 bedroom rustic bungalows to luxurious private villas. The properties are surrounded by jungle and abundant wildlife, you’ll see sloths, monkeys, and exotic birds throughout on hiking trails around the resort. At the Tulemar Beach, you’ll find warm, tropical waters with a sandy beach and lots of shady palm trees plus free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, towels, and a food and beverage service. At the Tulemar you’ll not be short of activities, learn to surf, go jet skiing, horse riding, white water rafting, sport fishing, snorkeling and more!

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

8. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa embodies pure luxury and is decorated in a modern style whilst embodying the hidden charm of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Boasting 50 spacious rooms, including suites and duplexes, the hotel can cater for parties of large groups of family and friends. The hotel prides itself on its outstanding customer service which offers 24-hour traditional Vietnamese hospitality. The mantra of Mr. Do Van Dan, the owner of Hanoi Elegance Hotel Group is “attention to detail and customer service” – meaning you’re sure to have an impeccable and memorable experience at The Hanoi La Siesta Hotel as Mr. Dan’s passion has been shared by his staff from the hotel’s beginning. As a result of his high standards, the hotel is recognised by leading hospitality and travel sites including TripAdvisor, Booking.com, The Lonely Planet who praise it for all areas of – customer service, design, and customer satisfaction.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

7. Shinta Mani Shack

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Shinta Mani Shack is a boutique resort centrally located in the leafy French Quarter between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market Area just 15 minutes from the Angkor Wat. The courtyard-style resort’s 62 rooms showcase ‘Bensley twist’ monochromatic and chic design features each having direct access or balcony views over the lush landscape of the tropical gardens and stunning swimming pool.

The Shinta Mani is proud to support the less fortunate in their community – especially through the education and development of young adults, in this way, a percentage of your daily room rate will be contributed to the Shinta Mani Foundation to support their activities which help to ensure that the people of Cambodia have a bright future.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

6. Portrait Firenze

Florence, Italy

The Portrait Firenze, a tribute to the timeless luxury of haute couture with its colours, materials, and details. Sitting in a privileged position overlooking the River Arno, the hotel is moments from the richness of Florence’s art and history, fashion, and food. Reminiscent of a lavish townhouse, the hotel is a private residence set in the most desirable section of the city being only a heartbeat away from Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Its sophisticated rooms and suites were designed by Florentine architect Michele Bönan, a connoisseur of a deeply personal style that is harmonious yet surprising, classic yet contemporary in its nostalgia for a perfect bygone era.

Additional perks of the hotel excluding the exquisite views of the river from most rooms include guest access to a range of exclusive privileges like discounts to the Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques or to the nearby White Iris Beauty Spa. The Lifestyle Team also takes care of every guest whim: from reserving the “impossible-to-book” restaurant table to organizing a private tour of the City.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

5. BoHo Prague Hotel

Prague, Czech Republic

Located just a few steps from the Old Town Square, BoHo Hotel provides guests with an ideal opportunity to enjoy and discover Prague. Whether for business or tourism, this luxury hotel in Prague meets the highest expectations of those who seek exclusivity and excellence in a hotel in the centre of Prague. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of international meals, drinks and wine in the on-site restaurant with an elegant atmosphere.

Guests can enjoy a wide selection of international meals, drinks and wine in the on-site restaurant with an elegant atmosphere. The hotel also has a Wellness Area, an oasis in the middle of the city with a soothing atmosphere where spa and gym facilities are available.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

4. Hotel The Serras

Barcelona, Spain

This elegant, 5-star boutique hotel overlooking the new luxury Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea offers a unique hideaway with modern, understated decor. When you stay at The Serras Hotel Barcelona, you stay in a building dating from 1846 whose facade was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina, the architect who built Barcelona’s famous Plaça Reial. As if that weren’t enough, Pablo Picasso – one of the 20th century’s most renowned artists – had his first studio in our building in 1896 when he was only 15. The hotel boasts a cool, trendy atmosphere, world class amenities and dedicated personal service for a truly memorable hotel experience, all within the walls of Pablo Picasso’s first studio in the vibrant Barrio Gótico.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

3. Turin Palace Hotel

Turin, Italy

Just a short walk from the city centre, The Turin Palace Hotel is located next to Porta Nuova Station in a prestigious 1850s building which has been fully restored. The elegant hotel, full of history and modern comforts is an excellent base from which to explore Turin and discover its most beautiful walks, contemporary art, architecture, live-music scene, and innovative food and wine culture.

With 126 rooms and a presidential suite, a panoramic terrace with gorgeous views, a spa, and an elegant restaurant – Les Petites Madeleines, you’ll be sure to have a more than comfortable stay at The Turin Palace.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

2. Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Ubud, Indonesia

As a resort surrounded by the Ayung River in Ubud, a district known for its natural beauty, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve captures both the magic of Bali and the serenity of seclusion. The charm of this hotel lies not only in its spiritual and cultural richness but in the joy of simply letting go. Here, surrounded by verdant rice paddies and ancient temples, guests will find joy in escaping daily distractions while turning to more relaxing endeavors, whether practicing yoga in a peaceful pavilion, biking through nearby villages, experiencing the local Balinese cuisine, or surrendering to pure bliss at the hands of an experienced spa therapist.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

1. Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection

Budapest, Hungary

Inspired by music, the Aria Hotel Budapest is a luxury boutique hotel with an exquisite design. Zoltan Varro, the master designer had the vision to recreate the rich, lavish atmosphere of a historic Hungarian palace while also embracing visitors in the warmth and comfort of a private residence. The hotel has four wings and each is dedicated to one of the major genres of music: Classical, Opera, Contemporary, and Jazz. Each room and suite feature caricatures by internationally acclaimed artist Joseph Blecha to celebrate the world’s greatest musical legends such as Maria Callas, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, James Brown and Hungary’s own Franz Liszt.

You’ll be enchanted by the Aria’s ideal location in the center of Budapest where you can easily walk to the major historical sites. The area around the hotel offers pedestrian streets with numerous cafes, restaurants, and terraces. Guests of the Aria Hotel Budapest enjoy a 3-minute walk to Andrássy Avenue, the iconic cultural boulevard of Budapest, boasting high-end shopping, dining, and the Opera House. Nearby, Budapest’s Parliament building is the largest and tallest building in the city, as well as one of the most popular destinations for tourists, gracing the city with its dramatic nighttime lighting.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 ★ Check out the reviews here.

Aren’t they all GORGEOUS!

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