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10 Dream Hotels To Visit
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10 Dream Hotels To Visit

A bucket list of exceptional hotels from around the world

The fourth century Catholic philosopher St. Augustine once said; “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Indeed, since the dawn of time, travel has been at the center of the human condition; inspiring generations and fueling us to better understand the world around us.

Being unable to experience the myriad of wonderful places our planet has to offer has been one of the most difficult changes to arise due to our present lockdown for millions of travellers. Never before have the treasures hidden across the globe seemed so rare and desirable. 

As our ability to roam is slowly reintroduced across the world, we can once again begin to allow ourselves to dream of the beautiful places we have yet to discover. To help you along your future journeys, we have compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful and rare places to stay… Enjoy!

The Madonna Inn

No hotel in history has captured the Instagram imagination more than the kitsch-tastic Madonna Inn. A throwback from 1958 this hotel has grown from its original 12 rooms to 110 rooms and suites. Each room is themed with over-the-top decor and buckets of personality. Located between LA and San Francisco, this is a cultural stop-over you cannot miss. 

The Orient Express

On the other side of the spectrum is the timeless elegance of the world’s most famous train, the Orient Express. A decadent 5-star sleeper train that runs from London or Paris to Verona and Venice, it provides the type of once-in-a-lifetime experience that few hotels can match in style or history. As a bonus –  add a little mystery to your trip with a reading of Agatha Christie’s classic “Murder on the Orient Express”.

Steamship Sudan 

Another Agatha Christie favourite – the Sudan is a Belle Epoque ship that delivers all the comfort and services of a luxury hotel whilst travelling down the Nile to see the sites of ancient Egypt. 

Giraffe Manor

Across the African continent in Nairobi you can find Giraffe Manor, a grand 1930s building set in a giraffe conservatory. Tick a few items off your bucket list by feeding the world’s longest mammal whilst you have a rum punch.

Taj Lake Hotel

The Taj Lake is considered the most romantic hotel in the world. Set inside an actual palace situated at the centre of a lake, this property is the stuff of dreams with it’s pastel walls and gorgeous Indian artifacts.

The Spitbank Fort

For those still looking to stay as remote as possible, the Spitbank Fort off of the coast of England is for you. Accessible only by helicopter, this nineteenth century coastal fort is a uniquely isolated hotel that promises a full getaway from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.  

Kemi Snow Castle

Every January, deep in the dark woods of Finland, you will find the largest snow sculpture on Earth, the Kemi Snow Castle. Operating as a full hotel, complete with dining areas and guestrooms, Kemi is fully made of carved snow and ice… a perfect getaway for those more adventurous travellers.

Alila Purnama

Tackle the seas of Indonesia in absolute pampered luxury with the Alila Purnama, a reconditioned traditional sail boat that looks like a pirate ship crossed with a five-star resort. 

La Grotta della Civita

Located in Southern Italy’s Matera village this hotel is part of an underground network of hundreds of caves that once functioned as dwellings, churches and palaces. Le Grotte della Civita is in the oldest part of town and comprises 18 rooms and an ancient church, the “Cripta della Civita”.

The Saugerties Lighthouse 

A romantic landmark beacon on the Hudson River, the Saugerties Lighthouse was constructed in 1869 at the mouth of the Esopus Creek. It offers bed and breakfast to those travellers that want to enjoy the delights of the local wildlife and colonial architecture.


Still wondering when you can fly to all of these amazing destinations? Check out our handy guide of opening dates for airports across the world 🛩🛬🛫✈️:

  1. Lebanon 🇱🇧 July 15, 2020
  2. Bahrain 🇧🇭 June 10, 2020
  3. Qatar 🇶🇦 June 10, 2020
  4. Jordan 🇯🇴 July 15, 2020
  5. Iraq 🇮🇶 (Air Corridor) August 1, 2020
  6. Iran 🇮🇷 August 1
  7. Egypt 🇪🇬 August 1
  8. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 August 1, 2020
  9. Tunisia 🇹🇳 August 1
  10. Baghdad 🇮🇶 August 1
  11. Japan 🇯🇵 June 15, 2020
  12. Northern Macedonia 🇲🇰 June 15, 2020
  13. Lithuania 🇱🇹 June 15, 2020
  14. Hungary 🇭🇺 June 15, 2020
  15. Poland 🇵🇱 June 15, 2020
  16. Romania 🇷🇴 June 15, 2020
  17. Serbia 🇷🇸 June 15, 2020
  18. Netherlands 🇳🇱 June 20, 2020
  19. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 June 20, 2020
  20. Albania 🇦🇱 June 22, 2020
  21. Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 June 22, 2020
  22. Denmark 🇩🇰 June 22, 2020
  23. Estonia 🇪🇪 June 22, 2020
  24. Finland 🇫🇮 June 22, 2020
  25. South Korea 🇰🇷 June 22, 2020
  26. Ireland 🇮🇪 June 22, 2020
  27. Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬 June 22, 2020
  28. Latvia 🇱🇻 June 22, 2020
  29. Norway 🇳🇴 June 22, 2020
  30. Slovakia 🇸🇰 June 22, 2020
  31. Australia 🇦🇺 July 1, 2020
  32. Belgium 🇧🇪 July 1, 2020
  33. Belarus 🇧🇾 July 1, 2020
  34. China 🇨🇳 (Beijing only) July 1, 2020
  35. Sweden 🇸🇪 July 1, 2020
  36. Canada 🇨🇦 July 1, 2020
  37. Colombia 🇨🇴 July 1, 2020
  38. Kosovo 🇽🇰 July 1, 2020
  39. Malaysia 🇲🇾 July 1, 2020
  40. Moldova 🇲🇩 July 1, 2020
  41. Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 July 1, 2020
  42. Republic of Taiwan 🇹🇼 July 1, 2020
  43. Turkmenistan 🇹🇲 July 1, 2020
  44. Ukraine 🇺🇦 July 1, 2020
  45. Indonesia 🇮🇩 July 10, 2020
  46. India 🇮🇳 July 10, 2020
  47. Pakistan 🇵🇰 July 10, 2020
  48. Algeria 🇩🇿 July 15, 2020
  49. Morocco 🇲🇦 July 15, 2020
  50. Philippines 🇵🇭 July 15, 2020
  51. South Africa 🇿🇦 July 15, 2020
  52. Georgia 🇬🇪 (only for Georgia City) July 15, 2020
  53. UK 🇬🇧 July 15, 2020
  54. Kuwait 🇰🇼 July 15, 2020
  55. Libya 🇱🇾 July 15, 2020
  56. Cyprus (Turkish side) June 1, 2020
  57. Russia 🇷🇺 July 15, 2020
  58. Bulgaria 🇧🇬 June 10, 2020
  59. Brazil 🇧🇷 August 1
  60. Armenia 🇦🇲 August 1, 2020
  61. France 🇫🇷 August 1
  62. Greece 🇬🇷 June 10, 2020
  63. Germany 🇩🇪 June 15, 2020
  64. Spain 🇪🇸 August 1
  65. Italy 🇮🇹 August 1
  66. Austria 🇦🇹 June 15, 2020
  67. Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 June 15, 2020
  68. Czech Republic 🇨🇿 June 15, 2020
  69. USA 🇺🇸 September 1, 20
  70. Switzerland 🇨🇭 June 15, 2020
  71. UAE first flight to Beirut airport on 1 / 7
    Data source: ICAO

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