The Top 5 Luxury Hotels in the World

The Top 5 Luxury Hotels in the World


Finding a luxury hotel can be extremely confusing for those who’ve already seen the best of the best. The honest-to-god truth is that hotels can get a ton of accolades from critics, but it’s the guests who observe the most appealing and appalling aspects of each location.

Some consider the ratings of critics, as well as guest comments while others feel that the price of a suite is the biggest indication of just how luxurious a hotel can be.

Yes, it’s all too tricky to find the most opulent hotels in the world, but why not let us do the searching for you?

Below, you’ll find our top picks for luxury hotels that’ll provide you with the cream of the crop experience you, your lover, and your family deserve.

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Considered to be one of the most romantic getaways in French Polynesia, The Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora is notorious for its bungalows which are built on stilts over electric blue waters.

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora French Polynesia

The resort consists of 100 over-water bungalows that look out onto the lagoon or face white sand beaches as well as 15 bungalow suites and villas that come with private pools for intimate evenings. Those who wish to really splurge will love having their own private island for an unforgettable honeymoon, and there are cabanas available for a little poolside R&R. -and the island hospitality doesn’t stop there.

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Guests can enjoy complimentary snorkelling in addition to splendid views of Mount Otemanu. As exotic of a vacation as it is, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a break from tropical living with Satellite TV, internet, free coffee and tea, and electronics for an impromptu dance to their favourite tunes under the thatched roofs of their huts. Now, that’s bliss!

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia

Casablanca Hotel Times Square (New York City)

Casablanca Hotel Times Square

A boutique hotel like no other, the Casablanca Hotel Times Square is down in the heart of Manhattan where all the action is. Guests will find themselves only a few minutes from Broadway, Times Square and houses meeting facilities for business and a cafe with completely complimentary refreshments and continental breakfast.

The cafe also offers wine and cheese during happy hour, and the smoke and pet-free atmosphere of the hotel’s six storeys of luxury make it the best place for guests with allergies or other chemical sensitivities.

Those visiting on business will be able to enjoy limo and sedan arrangements to get them to their big meetings, and the Casablanca Hotel is the perfect place to set up camp for when the ball drops on New Years Eve. Work out at the New York Sports Club thanks to comped passes for guests, or go on your own adventure on foot to explore the best shopping Midtown Manhattan has to offer.

The hotel is even willing to lend out DVDs, music, and reading material to guests completely free of charge, so you can sit in your bathrobe and relax in the tub to the sounds of your favourite group before crawling in between the high thread count sheets of your sound-proofed room.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Occupying one of the five towers overlooking the entire city of Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers provides its guests with the utmost in luxurious rooms and suites with 382 options to choose from. There are numerous conference rooms for work and social clubs, high-end shopping, a private beach, and three swimming pools for when guests are ready to play.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi UAE

An on-site spa is there to cater to your need for relaxation, and there are so many choices of cuisine to satisfy your hunger at the end of the day or in order to start it off right. The 74th floor houses an observation deck that serves refreshments that include hors d’oeuvres and the finest Arabic tea the area has to offer. Women will love pampering themselves at the hotel’s salon, and guests won;t have to miss a single workout thanks to a fully equipped fitness centre.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing its guests with the most world-class experience the Arabian Gulf has to offer.

Shangri-La Hotel Paris (France)

Shangri-La Hotel Paris (France)

Shangri-La Hotel Paris in France

flickr image by Jirka Matousek

There are few places in the world that are more luxurious than Paris, France. The food is rich and decadent, the sights to be seen wreak of aristocracy, and the history of the city is insurmountable. Of all the hotels in the City of Love, the Shangri-La Hotel has to be the most breathtaking.

Shangri-La Hotel Paris

flickr image by Jirka Matousek

Shangri-La Hotel Paris France

flickr image by Jirka Matousek

Each of its 36 suites and 101 rooms were specifically designed with the view, level of luxury, and architecture in mind, making for a divine experience regardless of where guests find themselves situated. Guests can enjoy their spacious accommodations with friends or lovers and take in views of the Eiffel Tower from a romantic bubble bath for two or from their beds, which open up onto roomy terraces through classically designed French doors.

Shangri-La Hotel in Paris France

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An indoor pool with marble flooring gives guests the opportunity to take a dip between sightseeing tours, and guests can indulge in a number of high quality spa treatments to put you in the perfect frame of mind for a  delightful evening dining under the moonlight.

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens (La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica)

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

The most luxurious hotel we could find in the entire world has to be the Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens of Costa Rica. Located in the lush rainforest of La Fortuna de San Carlos in Arenal Volcano National Park, this sublimely relaxing hotel offers its guests three choices of rooms and suites ranging from a 1500 square foot Springs Villa that features a hot springs fed private pool to a deluxe casita with a private deck made of natural wood and a jacuzzi tub for slipping into each evening.

Each room features king size beds, welcome baskets containing fresh tropical fruit, a fully stocked mini-bar, and some of the world’s finest complimentary coffee.

The true essence of Nayara doesn’t stop there.

The Spring Villas are exclusive to adults and include spa treatments like couples massage and facials, free cocktails from the mini-bar, and concierge services for when one is interested in staying in for the evening. Guests can enjoy a la carte breakfast, free yoga classes, and laundry services for when you need your threads freshened up.

Hammocks and outdoor day beds provide guests with an opportunity to lay back and listen to the soothing sounds of running water, tropical birds, and sounds of the rainforest that are typically heard on nature CDs, and there are plenty of recreational activities and guided tours made available through hotel staff. There is no better experience to be had than that of the one provided by this top-notch luxury hotel in Central America.

Date posted: 24th February, 2015

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