There is nothing wrong with planning an entire trip around a fabulous hotel. Sometimes the hotel can make an ordinary trip fabulous. These dream hotels, also happen to be located in some stellar destinations, so travelers get an incredible trip experience and an unbelievable hotel experience.

 

The Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Cool Hotel the Giraffe Manor

Photo courtesy of the Giraffe Manor

Giraffes absolutely might make a guest appearance during stays (for human guests) at the Giraffe Manor in Kenya. Just make sure that you keep a good eye on your meal while visiting this destination from our list of dream hotels.

 

Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Igloo Village

One of Our Amazing Dream Hotels, the Winter Igloo Village, photo courtesy of the Igloo Village

The Igloo Hotel, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, actually has a few different types of accommodations on the property, but the igloo rooms are exceptionally different. Guests can see the Northern Lights if the timing’s right. If  the timing is not quite right, snuggle in the igloo and take in the snowy wonderland outside, because it’s best to stay in an igloo hotel in the winter when there’s a massive amount of snow.

 

 Manta Underwater Room, Pemba Island

Dream Hotels Photo courtesy of the Manta Underwater Room

Photo courtesy of the Manta Resort

The Manta Underwater Room gives a new meaning to the phrase, sleeping with the fish. The Underwater Room is actually partially underwater. Guests can get some sun on the upper level of the room. The sleeping area is submerged underwater, perfect for a peaceful rest and a superb view of the sea.

 

Argos Hotel, a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey

Argos Hotel

Photo courtesy of the Argos Hotel

If all caves looked like the Argos Hotel, most people would have no problem staying in a cave. If you look closely at the photo above, you’ll see that this cave suite has a nearby pool. The ambience in this room is soothing and romantic. Wouldn’t you want to stay in a pool?

 

Jukkasjarvi Ice Hotel

Jukkasjarvi Ice Hotel

Jukkasjarvi Ice Hotel by Weisserstier

Sparkling ice surrounds guests who stay in the Ice Hotel. The Jukkasjarvi Hotel probably isn’t for those who can’t withstand cool weather. The suites are create with ice, afterall. This is definitely a hotel that’s a must-see.

 

 Jade Mountain Hotel in St. Lucia

Jade Mountain

Photo courtesy of Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain

You might remember  the  Jade Mountain Hotel from the Bachelor reality TV show. The in-room infinity pools are simply beautiful. Actually, the hotel’s St. Lucia location is lovely. Speaking of lovely, the bathrooms at Jade Mountain also gives the hotel its dream hotel designation. Each bathroom has a deep tub, built for two and situated for bathing with a view. The showers are equipped with body sprays and rain shower heads.

 

Hilton Bora, Bora Nui

Cool Hotels Hilton Bora Bora

Hilton Bora Bora Nui (c) 2014 Hilton Hotels & Resorts

You’ve probably seen images of the popular over the water bungalows in Bora Bora, but have you ever seen a luxury over the water bungalow? Those with more discerning tastes can stay in a luxury bungalow by Hilton. The two story presidential overwater villa is two stories tall and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and dressing room. The presidential suite is over 3,000 square feet. The Hilton Bora Bora Nui also has a King Royal villa (over-the-water) a King Villa (over-the-water with glass panels in the floors to see the sea life below) and other villa configurations.

 

The Palms Two Story Villa, Las Vegas

Photo courtesy of the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

Photo courtesy of the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

The Palms Hotel in Vegas has quite a few contenders for a spot on this list of dream hotels, but the view from the two-story luxury suite earned the room its place. The infinity pool appears to be a death-drop right on the strip, but it’s actually a good time and a mouth-watering view.

 

 Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab

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The Burj Al Arab is marketed as the most luxurious hotel in the world. Guests have access to a private airplane service, Mercedes, and a Rolls Royce. The vehicles come with a chauffeur.

 

 Okura Hotel in Bangkok,  Thailand

Okura Hotels

Photo courtesy of Okura Hotels

The pool and view at the Okura Hotel earned its place on our list. This five-star luxury hotel has 240 rooms with panoramic views (so you can stay in your room and gaze at the view, too). The hotel’s most luxurious rooms include the Presidential Suite, the Royal Suite, and the Imperial Suite, which is the biggest room available.

 

Claudine Williams

Claudine Williams

Editor-in-Chief at Somewhere Luxurious
Claudine Williams has been published in the New York Times, the Miami Herald, Hotel Chatter, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, the Huffington Post, and various other publications. Claudine has a master's degree in Information Design and Communications. She believes that everyone deserves a trip to Somewhere Luxurious.
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