Suite Dreams: The Coolest Hotels on the Planet
Just as important as the destination, the flight and the weather, is where you stay. Here is a list of our Top 5 coolest hotels, in no particular order, which will give your holiday the edge. How many can you check off the list?
1. Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
The world’s first ice hotel is made entirely from blocks of ice from the local Torne River. Each room is unique, and is reconstructed every year to provide an exclusive experience. This fantastic venue always has something to offer, whether it is the wondrous hotel, the ice bar or the ice church – staying here is an unforgettable experience.
2. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
Located in the former kingdom of Mewar, one of the oldest surviving dynasties in the world, the resort is set on Lake Pichola, against the stunning backdrop of the Aravali Hills. Guests are continuously pampered and have at their demand a range of facilities including a luxury gym, restaurants that serve traditional Rajasthani, Indian and international cuisine, an outstanding outdoor swimming pool and the deluxe Oberoi Spa. Take a visit and experience what paradise has to offer!Image credit: Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
3. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
"The only hotel where you can eat breakfast with a giraffe” - is certainly no exaggeration. Giraffe Manor is a beautiful building dating back to the 1930s. The manor is frequently visited by a herd of eight Rothschild Giraffe who like to greet the guests! There are 10 luxury en-suite rooms and it is suitable for all ages.
4. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Lapland, Finland
Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is located high up in the Finnish Lapland. Visitors to this unique destination can stay in the beautiful glass roofed igloos and unwind whilst watching the snow settle quietly on the glass rooftops. The village offers one of the best viewpoints to see the Northern Lights. Daredevils can also get their fix of adrenaline here from a thrilling and exuberating ice safari by husky or reindeer!
5. Atlantis Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Atlantis, situated on the Palm Jumeirah, combines traditional Middle Eastern vibes with a twist of modern elegance. Sophisticated architecture and engineering means the resort has underwater restaurants and suites, which really transport you to the Lost City. Guests at this five star establishment can expect only the best of the best. It is home to over 65,000 marine inhabitants and even allows guests the chance to swim with Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. If that isn’t enough, the resort has its very own waterpark called Aquaventure.