Luxury vacations are a way of life for many people. The thought of having a spacious suite with all the amenities one can imagine along with dedicated staff catering to their needs and desires is an enticing idea.
Some well-traveled people prefer independent luxury hotels, but there are certain chains that provide luxury across the board no matter where you go. Here we present some of the finest luxury hotels around the world:
Mahali Mzuri, Kenya
This incredibly beautiful hotel is set on the edge of Lake Naivasha amidst the beautiful Kenyan nature. The name Mahali Mzuri means ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili and that’s exactly what you get. The suites are very spacious, decorated with Zanzibar stone, there is a pool and terrace overlooking the lake and views of Mount Longonot which will take your breath away.
The Spa provides relaxing massages while at night you can sip cocktails by the fireplace or watch stunning birdlife flying around you.
Londolozi, South Africa
This exclusive safari lodge has been voted as the best hotel in Africa by Travel + Leisure magazine. It has 14 luxurious tents made of canvas and wooden floors resembling those of a ship.
In the main lodge, you can enjoy drinks by candlelight and marvel at the architectural details of its construction. All suites have private decks with plunge pools and views to either side of the Sabi River. You will be entertained with gourmet cuisine, wines from local vineyards, luxurious service, and activities such as game drives in open-sided vehicles, guided walks led by armed Masai guides, hot air balloon safaris, and river rafting.
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, Yucatan Peninsula
If you are looking for an authentic Mexican experience outside of the city this is your place. The Hacienda has been restored to its old splendor preserving traditional designs and mixing them with luxurious details.
After spending the day swimming in the infinity pool you can enjoy cocktails by candlelight on the terrace or sit around a fire pit enjoying local cuisine under starry skies.
The rooms are large and elegant with handcrafted furniture, polished wood, earthy textiles, and beautiful stone bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. You can also stay at one of their haciendas nearby if you prefer more privacy surrounded by lush natural areas.
Lake Palace Hotel & Spa, Udaipur
This historic palace is located on Pichola Lake built in the ancient Mewar style. The hotel has 27 luxurious suites with open-air bathrooms and views over the lake, gardens, or city.
One of the most popular activities here is sunset boat rides on the lake which will allow you to see Udaipur from a different perspective. The cuisine includes traditional Rajasthani dishes along with some international favorites.
Turquoise Mountain Resort & Spa, Vietnam
Located in Central Vietnam, this resort sits among rice fields and limestone cliffs not far away from Hoi An Ancient Town. This resort takes luxury to another level by providing an incredibly beautiful setting combined with fantastic service, gourmet dining, and boutique spa treatments.
The resort has 46 villas that are very spacious with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The design draws inspiration from the elegant Vietnamese tradition of decorating one’s home using natural materials and beautiful colors.
L’Ermitage, Beverly Hills
This hotel is considered to be one of the finest hotels in Los Angeles. It has everything you would expect from a luxury hotel with swimming pools, personal butler service for each room, quality cuisine, and exquisite decorations.
The suites are decorated with warm neutral colors which blend perfectly with the organic materials used throughout the public areas of the hotel. This is an ideal place if you’re planning to shop on Rodeo Drive or just want to out for dinner or drinks at any one of the surrounding 5-star restaurants.
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, St Petersburg
Located in a historic palace this luxury hotel has been designed to resemble an English Manor House from the 18th century. The original building was built by Catherine the Great back in 1798 and is home to 45 suites decorated with fine antiques and paintings, while some have their own private library or even a fireplace.
The spa offers marvelous massages and treatments that will help you relax after a day spent exploring this beautiful city. After spending hours walking around its cobbled streets you can return to your suite enjoying vodka cocktails beside a roaring fire.
Hotel Metropole, Hanoi
This four-star hotel located right in the heart of Hanoi‘s Old Quarter was originally built in 1901 and has been beautifully restored. The hotel provides a luxurious but relaxed atmosphere and it’s also an ideal place to meet the locals as they come here to enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes.
The rooms are decorated with colors that fit perfectly with the local culture and architecture while maintaining a modern style. Even if you’re just looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of nights this is one of those places that will help you feel like a true VIP.
Hotel Quinta Real, Morelia
This 16th Century colonial mansion located in the central square has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel. It combines Mexican tradition with contemporary design creating elegant spaces filled with natural light.
The hotel offers a variety of suites with modern bathrooms, king-size beds and they all come equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and heating. There’s also a fantastic terrace at the top of the building where you can relax with a glass of delicious Mexican wine.
The Naka Island Resort, Phuket
This luxury resort located on an island in Phang-nga Bay has a unique design inspired by a Thai village. There are 80 stilted bungalows giving guests stunning views over the surrounding islands and lagoons. Guests have access to several beaches just minutes away from their rooms.
Each room was designed to give guests complete privacy while being surrounded by nature enjoying incredible sunsets or watching playful monkeys climb through the trees nearby.
There are many other incredible luxury hotels around the world that you can explore on the map below. All these places offer quality, comfort, and above all a luxurious atmosphere that will make you feel like royalty for a few days or weeks!
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