In selecting the finest luxury hotels and resorts, we've scoped out the views, checked the pillow menus and sampled the breakfasts to ensure each is simply exceptional. They're chosen for their prime locations within city centres, for easy access to sightseeing or for their spectacular settings.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, WA
Fairmont Hotels, Canada
Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town | South Africa
Set at the foot of Table Mountain, and within walking distance of Company’s Garden, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted its iconic shade of pink in 1918. The hotel is affectionately known by locals and regulars as Mt. Nellie. View Featured Trip.
Lanzerac Hotel, Stellenbosch | South Africa
Situated within the lush Lanzerac Wine Estate, the luxury Lanzerac Hotel's tremendous history, sophisticated facilities and old-world charm will unfold before you, amid a backdrop of magnificent mountains. View Featured Trip.
Kapama River Lodge, Kruger National Park | South Africa
Set on 15,000 hectares within Kruger National Park, Kapama River lodge offers luxury five-star accommodation within one of Africa's largest game reserves. The lodge features a grand guest lounge, outdoor pool, poolside cocktail bar and spacious air-conditioned suites. View Featured Trip.
Royal Livingstone Hotel, Livingstone | Zambia
Located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone Hotel boasts direct access to spectacular Victoria Falls. Wake up to the sight of zebras wondering the hotel grounds from the hotel's luxury rooms and suites, all of which include verandas with river or savannah views. View Featured Trip.
Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi | Kenya
Offering the perfect fusion of European luxury and Kenyan hospitality, Villa Rosa Kempinski is undeniably one of Nairobi's most luxurious hotels. The hotel features a relaxing swimming pool, spa, concierge service and a range of restaurants and bars. View Featured Trip.
Karen Blixen Camp, Masai Mara | Kenya
Situated in the beautiful Mara North Conservancy, Karen Blixen Camp features an open plan lounge, a chic swimming pool set among Acacia and Olive trees, and a stylish bar and restaurant. After an exciting day of wildlife spotting, retire to your luxurious tented retreat, replete with a large comfortable bed, Persian rugs, cosy armchairs and a private ensuite with solar-heated water. View Featured Trip.
Four Seasons Serengeti, Serengeti National Park | Tanzania
In between game drives in the spectacular Serengeti National Park, relax at the luxurious Four Seasons for some well-earned relaxation time, soaking up stunning views and perhaps taking a refreshing dip in the infinity pool while basking in the African sun. View Featured Trip.
Acacia Farm Lodge, Ngorongoro | Tanzania
Ideally situated between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks on one side and Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park on the other, Acacia Farm Lodge is the perfect luxury base from which to explore these natural attractions and world heritage sites. The lodge features a gorgeous lounge, bar and dining room, as well as an inviting swimming pool, spa and well-equipped gym. View Featured Trip.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi | Vietnam
Enjoy the old-world charm of Hanoi’s landmark luxury hotel, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Located in the heart of the charming French Quarter just steps from the Opera House there’s no finer place to stay. View Featured Trip.
Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery | Vietnam
Overlooking the Thu Bon River, a stroll away from the historic town of Hoi An, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore during your stay at the Hotel Royal Hoi An. The best part is the panoramic views from the rooftop bar, which is also the city's highest. View Featured Trip.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort | Cambodia
Just a short distance from Angkor Wat and the city centre of Siem Reap, enjoy the tranquil setting of this luxurious 5-star resort boasting private balconies and terraces overlooking the lush gardens and resort swimming pool. View Featured Trip.
Mai Chau Ecolodge | Vietnam
Perched on a lush hill in the village of Na Phon, this ecolodge built from renewable materials and powered by green energy really captures the essence of Vietnam. Featuring a restaurant, bar, pool and wellness centre, indulge in the tranquil surrounds and stunning views. View Featured Trip.
Park Hyatt Saigon | Vietnam
Classy and centrally located, the Park Hyatt Saigon is a grand hotel providing a luxurious home base for your exploration of Ho Chi Minh City. View Featured Trip.
Lotte Hotel | South Korea
Located in the heart of Seoul’s buzzing central business district, Lotte Hotel is a luxurious oasis. Your stylish and spacious room is the perfect home to retire to after an exciting day of activities, while its facilities, including a spa and pool, ensure your stay is a highlight of its own. View Featured Trip.
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kiocho, a Luxury Collection Hotel | Japan
Step inside one of Tokyo's most luxurious hotels, and be awed by its artistic design, personalised service and breathtaking views. The hotel is conveniently situated next to Akasaka-Mitsuke metro station. Elegant rooms featuring quality bathroom amenities, distinctive dining options and exceptional in house facilities will make your stay one to remember. View Featured Trip.
Sails in the Desert | Northern Territory
Sails in the Desert is the perfect base for your Uluru holiday. The breezy hotel, gumtree-lined swimming pool and premium onsite restaurants and bars act as the perfect respite from a day exploring the outback. View Featured Trip.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas | Queensland
Positioned within Australia’s first eco-certified destination at the step off point to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas is a stunning five-star beachfront resort in Tropical North Queensland. View Featured Trip.
Peppers Silo Launceston | Tasmania
Peppers Silo Launceston offers modern accommodation in a skilful reimagining of an iconic 1960s city landmark. Set on the banks of the Tamar River, the hotel offers rooms within four original grain silos which soar 35m above the river, and a newly built tower. View Featured Trip.
Tall Timbers Smithton | Tasmania
Smithton is the gateway to Tasmania’s north-west coast, including the Tarkine wilderness, and Tall Timbers is the town’s award-winning accommodation. Surrounded by lush greenery, the hotel offers breathtaking rural views and features distinctive local timber in its rooms. View Featured Trip.
Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge | Kimberley
Located just off the iconic Gibb River Road, Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge offers tented cabins with private decks which boast stunning views of the King Leopold escarpment and surrounds. The accommodation features twin beds with ensuite facilities, open-air dining, and a relaxing bar and lounge.
Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge | Kimberley
When it comes to accommodation in World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park, Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge is at the top of the tree. Perfectly located with prime access to the spectacular region, enjoy a touch of luxury in the bush. View Featured Trip.
Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge | Kimberley
Conveniently situated close to Mitchell Falls, Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge is the ideal base for exploring some of the Kimberley's most unforgettable attractions. Relaxing with comfortable tented cabins, a swimming deck and access to the brilliant Ungolan Pavilion, you'll stay in style. View Featured Trip.
Wilpena Pound Resort | South Australia
Stay a short drive from the famous Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre eight times the area of Uluru. Among the ancient bush landscape of the Flinders Ranges, you’ll gain a true taste of outback hospitality during your stay. View Featured Trip.
Canada, Alaska & the USA
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Banff National Park
In World Heritage-listed Banff National Park, the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise looks like something out of a fairy tale. The hotel’s prime position offers jaw-dropping views of Lake Louise, the majestic Victoria Glacier and surrounding mountains. View Featured Trip
Fairmont Banff Springs | Banff National Park
At Fairmont Banff Springs, take in Alberta’s spectacular alpine scenery from a guaranteed Mountain View Room. Often referred to as Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, this iconic property has been welcoming guests to Banff for more than 130 years. View Featured Trip
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper National Park
Stay in cedar log cabins connected by picturesque pathways at the mountain resort of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Get cosy by the fire in the main lodge and soak up the incredible views of snow-capped mountains and the emerald green Lac Beauvert. View Featured Trip
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac | Quebec City
Meanwhile in the east, the old world of French Canada comes to life. Wake to spectacular city scenes from a Deluxe ‘Old Quebec’ View Room at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. View Featured Trip
Hilton Niagara Falls | Ontario
In Ontario, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, Niagara Falls, is the backdrop to this ideally located hotel. You’ll be struck by the beauty of Niagara Falls from a Fallsview Room at the Hilton, located just a five-minute walk from the iconic falls. View Featured Trip
Fairmont Chateau Laurier | Ottawa
Conveniently located in the centre of downtown Ottawa, Fairmont Chateau Laurier is just minutes away from the city's biggest attractions. This landmark hotel is filled with turn-of-the-century furnishings, hand-painted ceilings, ornate marble flooring and famous portraits. View Featured Trip
Glacier View Lodge | Athabasca Glacier
The magnificence of Athabasca Glacier is on full show from your guaranteed Glacier View Room at the lodge, Canada's only hotel offering such a spectacle. The lodge's spacious guest lounge also offers stunning views of the glacier. View Featured Trip
McKinley Chalet Resort | Denali National Park
The splendid McKinley Chalet Resort is perched on the banks of the Nenana River, close to the entrance to one of Alaska's most spectacular wilderness areas. Your Denali Suite enjoys mountain views from your private balcony. View Featured Trip
Cliffrose Lodge, Curio Collection by Hilton | Springdale, Utah
Stay among the mesmerising wilderness scenery of Zion National Park. The historic Cliffrose Lodge is ideally positioned on the edge of the Virgin River within close reach of Zion Canyon, and features two heated outdoor pools, hot tubs, an all-day dining restaurant and a fitness centre. View Featured Trip
Egypt & Jordan
Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Cairo
In the heart of Egypt’s most magnificent city, you’ll be treated to an equally magnificent five-star luxury experience. The iconic Four Seasons Nile Plaza is perched right on the banks of the Nile. View Featured Trip.
Petra Movenpick Hotel | Jordan
Located moments from the entrance to historic Petra, the Movenpick Resort Petra is one of Jordan’s finest residences. A high-end haven of calm, it boasts elegant Middle Eastern style throughout. View Featured Trip.
W Hotel Amman | Jordan
Stylish and contemporary, W Hotel Amman is your bright and beautiful home in the Jordanian capital for two nights, and enjoy the mouth-watering cuisine on offer at its unique restaurants. View Featured Trip.
The Regent | Berlin
Ideally located on the Gendarmenmarkt, one of the Berlin’s most beautiful squares and the site of a plethora of ensemble of architectural gems like the Konzerthaus (concert hall), The Regent is a place where luxury is defined. Rooms are beautifully furnished and feature marble-clad bathrooms, plus magical views of the surrounding buildings. View Featured Trip.
Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa | Switzerland
Picture-perfect Swiss scenery awaits amidst the snow-dusted Bernese Highlands during your stay at Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa. You’ll be able to glimpse Jungfrau from almost every window, while the hotel’s spa is one of the very best in Switzerland. View Featured Trip.
Hotel du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe | Paris
Located in the heart of the romantic French capital, this five-star luxury hotel is one of the finest in Paris. What’s more, it’s only a ten-minute walk from the Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. View Featured Trip.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz | Lisbon
You’ll find yourself wrapped in history in the heart of Lisbon during your stay at the historic Four Seasons. The hotel offers luxury accommodation, with rooms beautifully furnished and decorated. Wander throughout to view important contemporary local artworks hanging on the walls. Outside, take in marvellous views of the Lisbon’s rolling hills and brightly tiled buildings. View Featured Trip.
Mount Falcon Estate | Ireland
Noble dreams are met at stately Mount Falcon Estate on Ireland’s River Moy. The sprawling manicured grounds of this castle turned luxury hotel provide an ideal setting in which to enjoy the heights of leisure including salmon fishing, falconry, clay shooting, golf and cycling. View Featured Trip.
Hotel Kamp | Helsinki
Helsinki’s Hotel Kamp is where timeless elegance and modern glamour unite. The leading luxury hotel in Finland, it is located in the heart of Helsinki opposite the beautiful Esplanade Park and has been welcoming discerning guests for the past 134 years. View Featured Trip
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace | Switzerland
Surrounded by the Alps and set on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace has been delighting visitors for more than a century. View Featured Trip.
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
You’ll stay tucked between hushed wilderness and wildlife at Te Waonui Forest Retreat on New Zealand's spectacular South Island. View Featured Trip.
Set along Wellington’s picturesque waterfront is the InterContinental Wellington, this centrally located hotel is the perfect base to explore New Zealand’s capital. View Featured Trip.
Bay of Island Copthorne Hotel & Resort
Surrounded by subtropical gardens and looking onto the Bay of Islands, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands makes the most of the postcard-perfect landscape. View Featured Trip.
Hermitage, Aoraki (Mt Cook)
Superb dining, Kiwi hospitality and views of Mt Cook from your room await at The Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. View Featured Trip.
Cordis Hotel, Auckland
Stay at the 5-Star Cordis Hotel in the heart of Auckland and experience luxurious rooms with modern furnishings and signature Dream Beds. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel's Eight restaurant. Choose from an array of meals buffet-style with flavours from eight locations across the globe. View Featured Trip.
Hilton Lake Taupo
Enjoy stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the luxurious Hilton Lake Taupo in New Zealand's North Island. Featuring a fitness centre, spa and an array of outdoor activities, guests will make the most of the natural surroundings and spectacular scenery. View Featured Trip.
Offering a unique and luxurious experience with it's beautifully restored heritage-listed building, stylish rooms, fine dining restaurant and rooftop bar, Fable Dunedin is the ideal choice for travellers seeking a stylish and comfortable stay in Dunedin. View Featured Trip.
Belmond Das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls | Argentina
Offering total seclusion and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, Belmond Das Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Iguazu Falls National Park. The pastel pink exterior and lavishly decorated interiors with luxurious marble bathrooms makes this hotel an elegant base for your adventures around Iguazu Falls. View Featured Trip.
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
Located right on the iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio, this Belmond hotel is an art deco masterpiece. Since 1923, the accommodation has welcomed many well-known guests. With unique interiors full of antiques, French fabric and authentic artworks, it is the perfect place to relax in style. View Featured Trip.
The Singular Santiago in Barrio Lastarria | Chile
Situated in a boutique bohemian neighbourhood in Chile's cultural capital of Santiago, The Singular Santiago hotel is a luxury travel experience. With excellent service and large rooms decorated with comfortable furnishings and the housing latest in design and technology, this accommodation offers classic European style. View Featured Trip.
Sumaq | Machu Picchu
Located at the base of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, this luxury hotel offers superb views of the surrounding mountains. With personalised service, interiors celebrating contemporary Andean style and a spa offering ancient Inca treatments, this stay is a cultural experience like no other. View Featured Trip.
Country Club Lima Hotel | Lima
Be a part of Lima's history with a stay at the elegant Country Club. Established in 1927, this hotel has become an icon in its own right. In one of the most chic areas in the capital, the hotel has recently been remodeled to preserve the Hispanic architecture with a contemporary twist. View Featured Trip.
Finch Bay Hotel | Galapagos
Set on the beachfront of Puerto Ayora and surrounded by protected natural park, this hotel is for those who dream of having nature on their door step. Complete with it's own private yacht for explorations, wake up with a paddle in the calm waters and explore the surrounding landscapes by taking the hotel's wooden walkways. Alternatively relax from your explorations with a dip in the pool or a massage at the spa. View Featured Trip.
Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires | Argentina
Located in Buenos Aires' elegant La Recoleta neighbourhood, the Alvear Palace Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and features a sumptuous Louis XV style interior throughout its majestic rooms, suites and public areas. In its stalwart history, this palatial hotel has welcomed reigning European royalty, as well as an array of notable guests including Sean Connery, Catherine Deneuve, Tom Cruise and Jane Fonda. View Featured Trip.