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Most expensive hotels in the world

Last updated on: July 15, 2014 18:29 IST

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You realise that unique and exclusive experiences come at a cost when you look at the most expensive hotels in the world. Many of them also considered to be the best hotels.

Many of these are located at secluded places such as in the middle of jungle or on a private island. These are places where you may not even have a road access, and need to either fly or take a boat ride to reach them.

And in these exclusive locations these hotels offer all the five star amenities. You can find a gym and spa inside a lodge in African jungles or take a fishing vacation in Canadian Rockies.

Among the 20 most expensive places, the cheapest one charges you an average rate of Rs 115,605 each night. The most expensive can cost you more than three times of this amount.

Courtesy: Luxury Hotels

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Hotel Romazzino

Rank: 20

Location: Italy

Average rate per night: $1,824

It has 77 guestrooms and 17 suites, each with its own private terrace or balcony, and every detail pays tribute to the style and beauty of the Sardinian landscape.

It also has a private beach of fine white sand, a saltwater swimming pool, two fitness centres (poolside and indoor) and the tennis court.

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La Reserve Paris

Rank: 19

Location: France

Average rate per night: $1,929

The hotel is located at a prime location, the Place du Trocadero and offers a secure, private realm with 10 apartments ranging from 150 sq. m. to 300 sq. m., featuring a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower.

Styled by Remi Tessier, La Reserve Paris combines the latest technological advances with stunning contemporary decor. It offers a broad range of services on request including a concierge, a housekeeper, valet parking, and a home chef.

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Amankora

Rank: 18

Location: Bhutan

Average rate per night: $1,987

Amankora is a series of lodges in Bhutan’s central and western valleys. It offers travellers the opportunity to experience in comfort Bhutan’s remarkable landscape and rich cultural heritage.

Surrounded by pine forest, the 24-suite retreat contrasts rustic elements with contemporary design. Its architecture features natural rammed-earth walls, gently sloping roofs and wood-panelled interiors.

Guest suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window seat, reading chair and traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove).

The spacious bathroom is dominated by a large terrazzo-clad bath, and also features twin vanities, a dressing area and a separate shower and toilet.

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Canouan Resort

Rank: 17

Location: St. Vincent

Average rate per night: $2,040

Canouan Resort & The Grenadines Estate Villas are located in the heart of The Grenadines in the south-eastern Caribbean.

Canouan Resort showcases suites and 2 - 6 bedroom luxury villas all with pools.

All luxury Villas enjoy access to the services provided on the entire Estate, featuring hidden coves, beautiful white sand beaches, championship 18-hole golf course, tennis, water sports, a 17th Century English Church located at the heart of the resort, 5 signature restaurants and bars, Sugar Palm Kids Club and the Canouan Resort Spa all surrounded by one of the world's largest coral reefs.

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Singita Ebony Lodge

Rank: 16

Location: South Africa

Average rate per night: $2,082

Singita Ebony Lodges is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Singita offers two lodges - the colonial-style Ebony and the Boulders, a contemporary model of African elegance.

Each lodge has 12 suites, all with their own swimming pool. By day or by night guests can set off on the trail of lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhinos.

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Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Rank: 15

Location: Seychelles

Average rate per night: $2,238

Surrounded by award-winning landscaped gardens, this luxurious resort on Mahe features air-conditioned villas overlooking the Indian Ocean.

As standard features guest gets a private infinity swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station.

During the stay, a personal butler is assigned to the guest, who can prepare light dishes, meals and refreshments throughout the day including off menu items such as barbecues and freshly caught fish.

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The Wakaya Club and Spa

Rank: 14

Location: Fiji Islands

Average rate per night: $2,240

Located on the Western leeward side of Wakaya Island, this hotel is situated on a 2,200-acre private island, which is one of the 333 islands that make Fiji archipelago.

This serene retreat in Fiji offers gracious living, sophisticated, international cuisine and unparalleled leisure opportunities - including some of the finest scuba diving and snorkelling.

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Four Seasons Tented Camp

Rank: 13

Location: Thailand

Average rate per night: $2,470

Located within 65 km from Chiang Rai International Airport, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers an unforgettable jungle experience.

This property features free Wi-Fi, a riverside free-form pool, and a spa.

The main feature of this property is the elephant trek and guests can learn to bathe, feed and drive an elephant.

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Singita Lebombo Lodge

Rank: 12

Location: South Africa

Average rate per night: $2,634

Located in the Kruger National Park, this hotel is raised on stilts and overlooks the stunning scenery of jungle and its variety of wildlife.

The hotel features a spa, gym, a swimming pool and it has a wine list of  approximately 222 labels and 20,000 bottles.

Other than the game rounds, guests can go for guided safari walks, mountain biking, archery, and learn cooking.

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Le Dune, Forte Village Resort

Rank: 11

Location: Italy

Average rate per night: $2,778

Le Dune is a collection of elegant bungalows and suites occupying a privileged position close to the sea.

The luxurious bungalows have a patio and private garden, bathroom with bathtub (some bungalows have a whirlpool tub) and shower and hairdryer.

Many bungalows also have a living area with a sofa that opens out into an additional bed. Air conditioning, telephone, LCD TV, DVD player, mini bar and a safe complete the facilities.

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Queen Charlotte Lodge

Rank: 10

Location: Canada

Average rate per night: $2,800

Guests come to Queen Charlotte Lodge for a fishing adventure, as its fishing grounds are legendary for their abundance of huge chrome Chinook salmon and bright silver Coho.

Facilities at the hotel include personal chefs, conference facilities, full service spa and 5 star dining.

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Hotel Cala di Volpe

Rank: 9

Location: Italy

Average rate per night: $2,939

The Cala di Volpe was designed in the style of a traditional fishing village, and remains the Mediterranean’s most glamour hideway.

The hotel has 97 sea view rooms and 17 suites and offers excellent sports and wellness facilities.

Guests can enjoy activities such as golf, fishing, water sports and horse riding.

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Mnemba Island Lodge

Rank: 8

Location: Tanzania

Average rate per night: $3,100

Located on a private island, guest come here to enjoy the marine life and a magnificent coral reefs.

Facilities on the island include Wi-fi, library, bar and restaurant that serves delicious sea food.

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King Pacific Lodge

Rank: 7

Location: Canada

Average rate per night: $3,249

Located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on the west coast of British Columbia, King Pacific Lodge provides the ultimate in luxury adventure travel and ecotourism vacations.

Guest can do a number of activities here including ocean fishing, guided fly-fishing, wilderness kayaking, wildlife viewing and whale watching tours.

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Singita Grumeti Reserves

Rank: 6

Location: Tanzania

Average rate per night: $3,570

The hotel comprises of two tented accommodation and three lodges and offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.

It is located on the migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest.

Facilities at the hotel include a spa, gym, swimming pool, and it also has a wine boutique.

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Eagle Island Camp & Spa

Rank: 5

Location: Botswana

Average rate per night: $3,970

Eagle Island Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, which is another great place for the wild just like Kruger National Park.

A wonderful secluded retreat, Eagle Island Camp offers an unforgettable safari vacation.

Eagle Island Camp has one of the most romantic bars in the world located on its own private island away from the main camp.

Other facility include private site for bush dinners,  a 20 meter swimming pool, internet access and satellite TV, high powered telescope for star gazing, small reference library of books on the flora and fauna of the area and a private airstrip and helicopter landing pad.

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Savute Elephant Camp

Rank: 4

Location: Botswana

Average rate per night: $4,020

As it name suggests, Savute Elephant Camp is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains.

Luxury accommodation at Savute Elephant Camp is all about the view. Housed on raised wooden platforms, the luxury tents feature sliding glass doors, allowing guests to observe the abundant wildlife from the comfort of the room.

Guest enjoy facilities similar to that of Eagle Island Camp & Spa and both the hotels are property of the Orient-Express group.

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Khwai River Lodge

Rank: 3

Location: Botswana

Average rate per night: $4,060

This is another Orient Hotel group property in Botswana. Khwai River Lodge nestles on the edge of a forest overlooking the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Guest can enjoy view of the wildlife from their rooms. Some of  the animals that guests can see include lions, cheetahs and hippos, with birds of prey circling above.

Shaded by a traditional African thatch roof, each luxury tent's interior offers a luxurious en suite bathroom, a fully-stocked mini-bar, a four-poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.

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Laucala Resort

Rank: 2

Location: Fiji

Average rate per night: $5,040

The resort is located on a private island refuge in the South Pacific. In this exclusive tropical hideaway, 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches and atop the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle.

Laucala’s 25 villas, all glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings, each offer unparalleled exclusivity and privacy.

Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk. Villas come with a buggy, so guests are free to explore the resort at their leisure.

Activities on this island resort include golf, watersports, diving and snorkelling, fishing and horse riding.

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North Island Lodge

Rank: 1

Location: Seychelles

Average rate per night: $5,843

Some 30km from the main island of Mahe, Ile du Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles.

North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive.

On this floating island, 11 guest villas have been built from local materials reaped from the rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call ‘barefoot luxury’, according to the company’s website.


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