The most amazing hotels in the world

Posted on February 5, 2014


Some of the best hotels in the world

Some of these hotels look very nice, but I’m not convinced I would like to stay in any of them. Not only would they be outrageously expensive, but some of them look to be a little difficut to get to. Plus, who really wants to sleep in a big glass bubble? Really?

When I travel around the world, I prefer to stay at little guesthouses and b&b’s, interacting with the locals and saving my money! Each to their own, I guess.

1. Äscher Cliff, Switzerland

The Ascher Cliff Hotel in Switzerland

Ascher Cliff Hotel, Switzerland

If you travel to Switzerland you must be quite rich, right? It is a very expensive place. So why would anybody stay here? Look at it! It is old, looks like the mountain is holding it up and the wind must rattle through those windows. The view looks good, I’ll give it that, but the view from the top floor of the Ibis Lugano Paradiso is not bad either, if you crane your neck, and the windows at the Ibis are double glazed.

2. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Underground hotel in Finland

Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Underground rooms at the Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

This looks like something out of Blade Runner. I’m not sure I would like to stay here. Serious privacy issues. What if a plane was flying overhead at the exact time you get out of bed, naked? No, not for me.

3. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Table laid for breakfast at The Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

The Ladera Resort

The view of the jungle at the Ladera Resort

Small pool overlooking the sea

Splash pool at the Ladera Resort

This place got my attention. I was almost imagining  myself there, eating dinner overlooking the jungle, the beautiful view from the room, and then…. look at the size of the swimming pool! I have seen the nightly rates for this place and for that kind of money I want a pool. Maybe not full size, but at least one I can do a good lap in.

4. The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

Cabin on the water at the Manta Resort

The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

The Manta Resort, Zanzibar has underwater rooms

Underwater rooms at the Manta Resort, Zanzibar

Stay under the sea at The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

Room under the sea at The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

A private cabin in the middle of the ocean

Rooms in he middle of the ocean at The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

I can’t swim. Next!

5. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

Restaurant in a cave at Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

Tables set up on the beach Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

Restaurant on the beach, Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

I’m not sure how clean the kitchen would be of a restaurant set up in a cave. What about bats? Be very careful ordering anything with chocolate chips here. The hotel looks awesome!

6. Shangri La, Paris

View of the Eiffel Tower from the Shangri La, Paris

Shangri La, Paris

I’ve been to Paris. I never saw the Eiffel Tower lit up like this. I think they were doing maintenance work when I was there, so I couldn’t get a photo of it looking like this. For this reason I would probably stay in this hotel next time I am there, but I would have to check the thickness of the curtains first. Imagine having that thing blazing away outside your room all night! If you are a lite sleeper like me it would be terrible, like when Clark Griswald switched on his christmas lights in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I wonder if the hotel provides eye masks?

The most amazing hotels in the world part 2 here

The most amazing hotels in the world part 3 here

The most amazing hotels in the world part 4 here