The hotels that most of us can only ever dream of staying in

Staying in a hotel is always a luxury, regardless of whether or not you’ve found yourself there for work or pleasure. Your sheets are cleaned for you, clean towels every day and wonderful food at the ring of a bell practically. Add to that the experience of staying in the finest hotels in the world and you instantly become one of the luckiest gentlemen in the world. Nothing beats the feeling of experiencing a new country and culture for the first time, and there’s no greater pleasure than spending the money that you work so hard for on a rare moment of indulgence. And gentlemen, if you happen to find yourself with that rare moment of indulgence and some holiday days to take, these are the places to visit.

The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India

The beauty of this place is absolutely mind blowing. Spread over an incredible fifty acres on the land of 200 year old hunting grounds on the Maharana of Mewar. The hotel is vast, but in a way that still feels comfortable. The layout is intricate but beautiful, with interconnecting domes and corridors that are representative of the city of Udaipur itself – whose seven lakes are all connected by canals. No words do this place justice, so we strongly suggest you get yourself there as soon humanly possible.

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For more information, visit The Oberoi Udaivilas

Astra Suites, Santorini

Santorini is a place that we’d recommend every gentleman in the world visits at least once in his lifetime, and if you’re lucky enough to make it to the Astra Suites, you’ll truly be in paradise. You’ll be able to to live like a king here, complete with views out onto the incredible caldera that Santorini is famed for, and everything you could ever possibly want at the click of a finger.

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For more information, visit Astra Suites

Cotton House, Mustique

Mustique is one of the most private and exclusive islands in the world, and the Cotton House is the play to stay if you find yourself lucky enough to be on this beautiful slice of paradise. The hotel sits among 13 incredible acres of tropical gardens that lead to the famous gym, spa, beach cafe, bar and a watersports centre. Everything about this hotel screams luxury and it’s undoubtedly a place that should be on every gentleman’s bucket list.

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For more information, visit the Cotton House

Ice Hotel

This place is actually real: a hotel that’s made out of ice and re-made year after year. Sat in Northern Sweden, in the small village of Jukkasjärvi – about 17 kilometres from Kiruna – there’s no doubt that hotels have aped the concept since it was first founded in 1989, but this is still the original and by far the best. Words can’t begin to describe the incredible feat that this hotel operates, so you’ll have to visit it to get to grips with the beauty and scale of the place.

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For more information, visit the Ice Hotel

Wildflower Hall, Himalayas

Imagine a place that’s in the middle of nowhere, in the centre of one of the world’s most beautiful rural domains. Well, no matter what you’ve just conjured up, nothing can prepare you for the very real and raw beauty of Wildflower Hall in the Himalayas. The hotel is set within twenty three acres of protected cedar forest that offers panoramic views of the whole of the Himalayas.

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For more information, visit Wildflower Hall

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