Luxury Hotels (some of which are) in some of the most remote places in the world.
Luxury Hotels in Remote Places
Luxury Hotels in Remote Places
From sleek design hotels in metropolitan cities like the Park Hyatt Dubai or the Fasano in Rio to luxury lodges in remote parts of Africa or luxury tents in Mongolia, from iconic hotels like the Sarkies brothers’ Raffles Hotel in Singapore,the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul and Marrakech’s La Mamounia to new, seductive hotels like the Royal Mansour to unique boutique retreats like the >Museum Hotel’s troglodyte-style lodgings and Kasbah Tamadot’s enviable location in the Atlas Mountains- Urbane Nomads’ hotel recommendations span our travel destinations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
From remote outposts in the Burmese Himalayas to camps in the Sahara, lodges in Patagonia (where the ‘hotel transfer’ is a connecting ship) or relaxing in your thatched bungalow in the Andamans, these places, united by their in-the-middle-of-nowhere coordinates astound, inspire and often live up to their soul-rejuvenating credentials.
From private islands quaintly accessible either by wading through the water or alternatively on the back of an elephant to those whose point of entry includes a stopover in a disused military ‘airport’.
One of our more unusual safari combinations, Greystoke Mahale, located near the pristine wilderness of Lake Tanganyika. Ridiculously difficult and expensive to get to- this one’s for those looking for something above the typical safari experience.
Luxury safari lodges in Africa offering the gamut of spa treatments (almost literally in the bush!) to star beds with nothing between you and the stars but a desultory mosquito net. Luxury African lodges having long set the standard for luxury in remoteness, these lodges are now leading the way in responsible and authentic tourism, ensuring that the tourism dollar is channeled back to the local communities through the training and employment of the local communities as camp staff as well as an obligatory conservation tax payable to the immediate local communities for the use of their land.
From exquisite Damascene conversions to gloriously restored courtyard houses deep in the hutongs of Beijing, the achingly beautiful riad in Fez or the heritage hotel on the banks of a sacred river in Madhya Pradesh. The genre of independent boutique hotels having taken off with the trend of individualization and customized- a reaction against an era of cookie-cutter and mass-produced products- boutique hotels are perfect for the individual traveller who rate character, a sense of place and authenticity over the conveniences of 24/7 room service or buffet breakfasts. Boutique hotels are something which we dedicate ourselves to finding (and featuring) here at Urbane Nomads.
Ideal for spa breaks, luxury honeymoons or as a precursor (or end) to any trip, our luxury resort getaways can be easily combined with a more culturally-oriented trip, allowing you to suitably wind down at the end of an active and/or challenging itinerary (one of our walking safaris or a horse-riding expedition, for example) before your return home.
Four Seasons Hotels
The gold standard in luxury hotel chains, the Four Seasons hotels- both resorts and city hotels continually set a benchmark for its design, architecture, use of space and the legendary Four Seasons service. The Four Seasons Hotels we feature are located in Turkey, Thailand, Lebanon, Jordan, Malaysia, SIngapore, Italy, Indonesia, Egypt, Maldives and China and include the romatically-located Four Seasons Bosphorus or the lush oasis that is the Four Seasons Firenze.
The name that has drawn a cult following (its progenitor being the Amanpuri, spanning the Amanjiwo down to the exquisite Amanyara) for its attention to detail and luxury, the Aman Resorts is well-known for the holistic travel experiences it provides as well as possibly introducing the concept of ‘glamping’ in Asia with the Aman-i-Khas and the Amanwana.