The best and most beautiful 15 hotels in the world

From waterfront retreats to designer retreats and historic castles, the most beautiful hotels in the world deserve a spot on your list of things to stay at for once in your life!

The best hotel in the world

From settings on the pristine beaches of small islands to stunning pool destinations in the heart of bustling cities - all of these hotels made the list. With its stunning architecture, world-class amenities, and fine dining, luxury hotels provide an exceptional experience for the elite.

Our selection of the 15 most beautiful and best hotels in the world is based on their stunning location, unparalleled personal service, exquisite design, or sheer seclusion.

1. The Green O - Montana

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The-Green-O-Greenough- الصورة: tripadvisor

Just a dozen glass "houses" tucked deep in the woods at The Green O, a new adults-only resort from the same family behind The Resort at Paws Up, create a very exclusive feel. The design of each home is unique and designed to help you feel more in nature, from the Round Haus, with curved windows, to the Green Hauses, with expansive skylights over the king-size plush beds for stargazing.

2. Mardan Palace - Türkiye

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قصر- ماردان - الصورة: agoda

Mardan Palace is a luxury hotel located in Lara, Antalya with a cost of around $1.4 billion. With over 560 rooms, it is generally recognized as the most expensive luxury resort in Europe.

Facilities include a 12,000-square-foot resort, 4 aquariums, and 5 acres of swimming pools, as well as a private beach for guests of sand imported from Egypt. Perfect for travelers wanting to combine comfort with luxury, the hotel features velvet-quilted furniture, exotic wood floors, and marble bathroom interiors.

3. Burj Al Arab - Dubai

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برج العرب - دبي - الصورة: dulichdisanviet

Dubbed the Seven Star Hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the seventh tallest hotel in the world. Designed to look like an Arabian sail, the property features an infinity pool terrace and a man-made beach.

The Burj Al Arab Hotel has a 180-meter-high atrium, the world's largest Swarovski crystal ceiling, and a helipad. The interior is decorated with approximately 1,800 square meters of 24-karat gold leaf.

Guests can enjoy a wide range of amenities including butlers, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce cars, an exquisite spa, and 17 gourmet menus. The Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah hotels are also home to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP), which has helped release more than 1,600 rescued sea turtles into the Persian Gulf.

4. The Plaza - New York

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بلازا- نيويورك - الصورة: theplazany

Designated an official landmark in 1969, The Plaza Hotel is arguably New York's most famous hotel.
Located on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, the 20-story building is the location of the 1950s "Eloise" children's book series and the backdrop for classic films like "Funny Girl," "The Great Gatsby" and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York." .

Notable guests include Liza Minnelli, Eleanor Roosevelt, Miles Davis, and the Beatles. The hotel offers weekly tours of its interior to the public, led by an architectural historian.

5. Oheka Castle - New York

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قلعة أوهيكا- نيويورك - الصورة: iloveny

The enchanting Oheka Castle on Long Island's Gold Coast was built in 1919 and has since made notable cameos in popular movies and TV shows like Citizen Kane, Gossip Girl, and Succession.

Built over a century ago by financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn, today guests can take part in guided castle tours that reveal the history of this property.

6. One, Only Mandarina - Mexico

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ون ، أونلي ماندارينا - المكسيك

Much attention has been given to this region's history and natural beauty in the design of the One & Only Mandarina eco-luxury resort.

Mexican art and design throughout the treehouse (a structure built into the branches of a tree for children to play in), the cliffside accommodations, public spaces, and restaurants. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more amazing place to catch the sunset.

7. Raffles Istanbul

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فندق رافلز - إسطنبول - الصورة: archello

Although it's a sleek, modern hotel with impeccable high-tech appliances in its 185 rooms, Raffles' address in Istanbul still reflects the city's Byzantine charm and mystery.

It features gorgeous views from nearly every room, lush Turkish textiles and crafts (such as metal and perforated glass like those in the Blue Mosque), and dramatic, large-framed photographs of its most famous sites.

Located in the central Besiktas district on the European side, Raffles puts guests on top of a range of shopping and dining options, and you can see the Bosphorus from many of the rooms.

8. Emirates Palace - Abu Dhabi

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قصر الإمارات - ابو ظبي - الصورة :  watg

Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace is a luxurious golden exterior overlooking the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Offering an array of international cuisine, 1.3 km of private beach, a private marina, and coral rooms with garden views, this iconic hotel welcomes guests to a world of indulgence.
The Emirates Palace is a testament to Abu Dhabi, showcasing Arab culture at its best with its massive three-billion-dollar construction.

9. Grande Tremezzo - Italy

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غراند تريميتسو - ايطاليا - الصورة : granturismoevents

Located on the shores of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a historic five-star hotel in Italy. The property opened in 1910 and offers panoramic views of the mountains and lake.

There are 90 elegant rooms and suites, some with a private terrace and hot tub. With 3 swimming pools, a T-spa, a gym, and tennis courts, this is the perfect place to unwind.

Villa Sola Cabiati is a few minutes walk from Grand Hotel Tremezzo and can be booked for groups of up to 12 people. The ornate residence features a private pool and an Italian garden.

10. The St. Regis Bora Bora - French Polynesia

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سانت ريجيس بورا بورا - بولينيزيا الفرنسية - الصورة : arenatours

You'll never want to leave your over-water villa - one of the largest of its kind in the South Pacific - at The St. Regis Bora Bora, adorned with an Italian marble bathroom, large outdoor living space, and a glass-paneled floor that reveals a colorful aquatic lagoon below. Enjoy the sunset with the majesty of Mount Otemanu as a backdrop and marvel at the design details like carved columns and Venetian stucco wall treatments throughout the resort.

11. Conrad Maldives - Rangali Island

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كونراد المالديف - جزيرة رانجالي - الصورة: agoda

Located on Rangali Island, Conrad Maldives is famous for its underwater dining room, one of the most luxurious restaurants in the world. There are twelve restaurants in total and an overwater spa.

The two-level Muraka Suite features the master bedroom at 16 feet below sea level. With floor-to-ceiling windows, this is a great way to view the local marine life.

There is also an outdoor deck with a private infinity pool and hot tub. Private jet skis, a butler, a private chef, plus a fitness instructor upon request make you stay extra special.

12. Badrutt Palace - Switzerland

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قصر بادروت -  سويسرا - الصورة: wikipedia

Badrutt's Palace doesn't skimp on extravagance and has all the perks one would expect from a St. Moritz hotel. The snow-covered hotel feels like a winter's fairytale - with views to boot - and the rooms and suites provide a warm, upscale retreat after a day on the slopes (hot water bottles tucked under the sheets at night).

It offers panoramic views of the Engadin Alps, overlooking the famous lake of the ski resort just 300 meters from the property. It features 6 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a free shuttle to the Korvac cable car, 500 meters from the property. In summer, there is a tennis court in front of the hotel, while in winter, guests can enjoy ice skating.

It has been a destination for celebrities and royalty since it first opened in 1896, with loyal customers Alfred Hitchcock after he spent his honeymoon there.

13. Taj Lake Palace - India

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قصر بحيرة تاج - الهند - الصورة: agoda

One of the most famous floating hotels in India, the Taj Lake Palace has an illustrious history. Originally known as Jag Niwas Palace, the property was commissioned by Prince Maharana Jagat Singh and completed in 1746.

Immortalized in the James Bond movie Octopussy, the Taj Lake Palace enjoys a magnificent location on Lake Pichola in Udaipur. There are 65 rooms and 18 large suites, as well as 4 restaurants.
Known for its wellness treatments, you can book Indian aromatherapy experiences that take place on the wooden ship.

14. Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale - USA

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بولدرز ريزورت آند سبا سكوتسدايل - usa - الصورة: travelhoteltours

One of the most exclusive hotels in the United States, The Boulders is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Located in the Sonoran Desert near the towns of Carefree and Scottsdale, the property gets its name from the 12-million-year-old rock formations that surround the resort.

There are two 18-hole golf courses designed by Guy Morrish, along with tennis courts and a 33,000-square-foot spa. Four blue crystal pools add to the relaxation factor.

Set on 1,300 acres of land, Boulders Resort also makes a good base for rock climbing and hiking. The Villa Retreat is a secret celebrity residence, with two villas connected by a terrace.

15. Amila Glamping - Maldives

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Amilla Maldives Resort - الصورة: globetrender

One of the most luxurious accommodations in the Maldives, Amilla Maldives Resort is a lush paradise of ornamental climbing plants and white sandy beaches. You know that 70% of the island is untouched, leaving you free to discover hidden beaches and peaceful bike paths.

Located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the area is popular for diving (crystal clear water).

There are several Instagrammable accommodations at Amilla Fushi. More exotic are the three bubble tents, which are temperature controlled and have 360-degree views of the landscape for an upscale camping experience, and there are also some of the more spacious villas in the Maldives starting at 200 square meters.

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