There are plenty of excellent hotels in the world, especially in cities such as New York, London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and Madrid. However, the hotels below provide an experience so vivid and unique that you would have to see it to believe.
Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia
Considered by many to be the best hotel in the world, Qualia is a luxury resort at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This 5 star resort has superb accommodations, excellent facilities, great services, and a top notch staff. However, what separates Qualia from other hotels is the hotel’s location. Being right on the edge of the shore, Qualia is home to a beautiful beach, pristine blue water, and a relaxing atmosphere that cannot be bettered elsewhere.
There are two infinity-edge swimming pools at Qualia, in addition to a world class spa facility. There are complimentary kayaks available, as well as snorkeling equipment for rent. The rooms are arranged as free-standing villas, each with its own unique setting and view. Each room is accompanied by a buggy so that guests can explore the island in style.
The Lodge at Kauri Hills, New Zealand
This luxury lodge is home to three private beaches, a full 18 hole golf course, two tennis courts, an infinity pool, spa facilities, a fitness center, and a day spa. When guests stay at the Lodge at Kaufri Hills, they are treated to free breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, hors d’oeurves, gourmet dinners, and complimentary minibars (alcohol included). Private lunches and barbeques can be organized at an additional charge, with private chefs catering to such events.
The rooms at the Lodge are perfect, with each suite having a private patio, walk in wardrobes, full bathrooms, a fireplace, and luxury bedding/furniture. The Lodge at Kauri Hills is heaven on earth and offers the most relaxing experience in the world.
Hotel Caesar Augustus, Italy
Being right next to Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples gives the Hotel Caesar Augustus a unique advantage over other hotels. The view is breathtaking, with rooms coming with private balconies so that guests can take in the atmosphere in a leisurely manner.
The hotel’s amenities include a panoramic swimming pool, world class restaurants, free tours of the Capri area, spa facilities, a Turkish bath area, and local art exhibitions. The hotel features high end furniture for all the rooms, with every piece carefully selected and maintained.
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Located at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Sabi Sabi is the world’s best game reserve and hotel. The game reserve is a ideal destination for those who enjoy looking at different animals in their natural habitat. There are guided bush walks, safaris on open land rovers, and other exploring tours that visitors can take. Wildlife present at the Sabi Sabi reserve includes African wildcats, Burchell’s zebras, Slender mongoose, Spotted hyenas, Steenboks, and Warthogs. This is the perfect reserve for nature and animal enthusiasts.
Each of these hotels offers an unparalleled experience that everyone should sample at one point in their life. Their high quality amenities, excellent staff, world class furniture, terrific restaurants, and overall experience ensure that these hotels are a cut above the rest.
Sally writes for The Cornwall Hotel Collection who operate the Alverton Manor hotel, Truro and the Greenbank, Falmouth. If your looking for Truro or Falmouth accommodation check out The Cornwall Hotel Collection.
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