A window-peek at some of the best hotels in the world

There are so many parameters to rate a hotel on. From service to accommodation, cuisine and ambience, it is the right blend of these and a lot many other factors that makes your stay at a travel destination truly memorable. From the exotic to the exquisite, the royal and regal, here’s a look at some of the extraordinary hotels around the world.


Gili Lankanfushi

The enormously spacious over the water villas and the vast expanse of serene blue itself, everything about this place evokes sublimity. The food is fabulous and the extraordinary hotel service leaves you feeling pampered and flattered. It’s a 20 minute boat-ride from the airport, and almost at once, you enter into a world that’s carefree and where, despite the TV and the internet, you’d still love to stay disconnected! Scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports make for an exciting stay. At the same time, the tranquility is something you just can’t miss- it’s peace, peace all along.

Cocoa Island by COMO

Aesthetic interiors welcome you to a deserted island experience, spent in luxury. You are treated to the best of cuisines, which is a bit expensive because it all has to be shipped. The extraordinary hotel rooms, impeccable service, snorkeling and spa make for a truly heaven on earth experience. While tripadvisor best hotels in the world rates Gili higher, Cocoa is as superb a holiday retreat, according to most people who’ve experienced it.


Dubai is home to some of the most extraordinary hotel structures in the world. Al Maha, Dar Al Masyaf, and Burj Al Arab are a few of the most extraordinary hotels in the world, located in Dubai. Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is another name worth mentioning.

Al Maha has these majestic rooms, with your own private pool, the food is outstanding and you receive every personal attention from the extremely helpful and friendly staff out here. Enormity and hospitality defines this place the best.

At Dar Al Masyaf in Jumeirah, superlative service marks out your stay as you relax in a spacious summerhouse environment overlooking, scenic waterways that you can explore in little boats.

Classy and royal is how visitors have described their Burj stay. The hhotel architecture is the first thing you’ll be smitten by. Then on, excellent hospitality, mouth-watering food, a little treat at the Sky View Bar- everything adds up to a marvelous experience.


Kayakapi Premium Caves

An absolutely exquisite retreat, the rooms here are carved out of caves, which makes the architecture really stunning and worth seeing. The rooms are supremely comfortable and well-designed with bathrooms, terrace, furniture and lovely, attractive details. Good food and excellent staff make it one of the best hotels ever. A word of caution though- there are a lots of steps in and out- so you’d really have to be in good shape.

Mardan Palace Hotel

The defining element is “grandeur”. From absolutely amazing architecture and design to interiors and furnishing, this place is one of the best luxury hotels ever. The service is good, the food awesome with 11 restaurants to pick from, each with its own specialty- Russian, French, Thai, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines. The bowling alley, Jazz Bar and cinema are must-tries.

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