The Most Expensive Worldwide Hotels

October 15th, 2013 by Diane Moore

When you look at the world’s most expensive hotels, you realize that exclusive and unique experiences come at a cost.

The Most Expensive Worldwide Hotels

The Most Expensive Worldwide Hotels

Hotels are commercial real estate properties that usually come at higher prices as compared to residential commercial properties. On the other hand, the appreciation in rent happens at a significantly higher rate. Most of the most expensive hotels are located at secluded areas such as on a private island or in the middle of a jungle.


These hotels have been ranked according to the average rate (in dollars) per night starting with the cheapest hotel to the most expensive hotel in the world.


20. Hotel Romazzino, Italy

The average rate per night is $1,824. Hotel Romazzino has 17 suites and 77 guestrooms, each with its own private balcony or terrace. Every detail in this hotel pays tribute to the detail and style of the Sardinian landscape. It also has a tennis court, a saltwater swimming pool, two fitness centers (indoor and poolside), and a private beach of white sand.


19. La Reserve Paris, France

This hotel is located at the Palace du Trocadero which is a prime location. Its average rate per night is $1,929, and it offers private and very secure realm with a total of 10 apartments ranging from 150 square meters to 200 square meters. All apartments feature a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower.


La Reserve Paris was styled by Remi Tessier, and it combines stunning contemporary décor with the latest technology. It offers a wide variety of services on request including a home chef, valet parking, a house keeper, and a concierge.


18. Amankora, Bhutan

Amankora is a chain of lodges in the western and central valleys of Bhutan. The hotel offers travelers the opportunity to experience Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage and remarkable landscape in comfort.


The average rate per night in this 24-suite retreat is $1,987 per night. Its rustic elements are contrasted with contemporary design and its architecture features gently sloping roofs, natural rammed-earth walls and wood paneled interiors.


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


The spacious bathroom is equipped with a large terrazzo clad bath, and it also features a dressing area, twin vanities, and a separate toilet and shower.


17. Canouan resort, St. Vincent

The average rate per night in the Canouan Resort and The Grenadines Estate Villas is $2,040. They are located in the southeastern Carribean in the heart of the Grenadines. Canouan resort features suites and 2 to 6 bedroom luxury villas all with swimming pools.


On the other hand, all luxury villas enjoy the access to all services provided on the estate., featuring beautiful white beaches, hidden cloves, a championship 18 hole golf course, water sports, tennis, a 17th Century English Church that is located at the heart of the resort, 5 signature bars and restaurants, the Canouan Resort spa, and Sugar palm Kids Club all surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the entire world.


16. Singita Ebony lodge, South Africa

Singita Ebony lodge is located in Sabi sand private Game Reserve. It offers two lodges; the Boulders lodge which mainly features a contemporary model of the African elegance and the colonial style Ebony. Guest at this lodge pays an average rate of $2,082 per night.


The two lodges have 12 suites each. Each suite has its own swimming pool. Guests can set trail of rhinos, buffalos, elephants, lions, or leopards by day or even by night.


15. Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, Seychelles

Surrounded by beautiful award winning landscaped gardens, this resort features air conditioned villas that offer a spectacular view of The Indian Ocean. Guests in this luxurious resort pay an average of $2,238 per night. This property is located on the island of Mahe. As standard features, all guess get free Wi-Fi, an iPod docking station and a private infinity swimming pool.


The guests get a personal butler during the stay. The butler prepares meals, refreshments and light dishes throughout the day. This includes off the menu items such as freshly caught fish and barbecues.


14. The Wakaya Club and Spa, Fiji Islands

Guests in this hotel pay an average of $2,240 per night. The Wakaya Club and Spa is situated on a 2,200 acre private island on the Western side of the Wakaya Island. The island is one of the 333 islands of the Fiji archipelago. 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 tranquil retreat offers gracious living, international, sophisticated cuisine and various unparalleled leisure opportunities. These leisure opportunities include some of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving.


13. Four Seasons Tented Camp, Thailand

This property is located 65 kilometers from Chiang Rai international airport. The Four Seasons Tented Camp-Golden Triangle offers a memorable jungle experience. It features free Wi-Fi, a spa, and a riverside free form pool. The average rate per night at this tented camp is $2,470.


One of the main features of this property is the elephant trek. Additionally, guests can learn to drive, feed and bathe an elephant.


12. Singita Lebombo Lodge, South Africa

Guests pay an average rate of $2,634 per night in the hotel. This lodge is situated in the Kruger National Park. It is raised on stilts and it overlooks the breathtaking scenery of the jungle and a wide variety of wildlife. The hotel features a gym, s swimming pool and a spa. Singita Lebombo Lodge has a wine list of roughly of 222 labels and approximately 20,000 bottles.


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


11. Le Dune, Fort Village Resort, Italy

Le dune, Fort Village Resort is a collection of elegant suites and bungalows occupying a prime location close to the sea. The average rate per night in this resort is $2,778 per night. The luxurious bungalows showcase a private garden, a patio, bathroom with a bathtub (some bungalows also have a whirlpool), shower and hairdryer.


Some bungalows also have a living room with a couch that opens out into an extra bed. DVD player, LCD TV, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning, and a safe complete with all the facilities.


10. Queen Charlotte Lodge, Canada

Guests come to the Queen Charlotte lodge mainly for the fishing adventure. Its fishing grounds are renowned for their abundance of bright silver Coho and huge chrome Chinook salmon. The average rate per night at this property is $2800. Facilities at this lodge include conference facilities, full service spa, personal chefs and 5 star dining.


9. Hotel Cala di Volpe, Italy

Guests at Cala di Volpe pay an average of $2,939 for a night in this hotel. The hotel was designed in the mode of a traditional fishing village and it remains Mediterranean’s most glamorous hideaway. The hotel features 17 suites and 97 sea room views and it offers excellent wellness and sports facilities. Guests at this stunning property can also enjoy fishing, golf, horse riding and water sports.


8. Mnemba Island Lodge, Tanzania

The lodge is located on a private island and guests pay an average of $3,100 per night. Guests visit Mnemba island Lodge to enjoy the magnificent coral reefs and the marine life. Facilities on this island include a library, Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant that mainly serves delicious sea foods.


7. King Pacific Lodge, Canada

This luxurious lodge in the west cost of British Columbia in the heart of the great Bear Rainforest. The average per night in this lodge is $3,249. King Pacific Lodge gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy ecotourism vacations and luxury adventure travel.


Guest can also enjoy various activities such as ocean fishing, wilderness kayaking, guided fly fishing, whale watching tours and wildlife viewing.


6. Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

This hotel mainly comprises of three lodges and two tented accommodation. Visitors pay an average rate of $3,570 per night to enjoy the unparalleled luxury deep in the wild. Additionally, it is located directly on the wildebeest migratory route. More than a million wildebeest transverse this route annually as they migrate to and from neighboring Kenya. Facilities at this property include a gym, swimming pool, spa, and also a wine boutique.


5. Eagle Island Camp & Spa, Botswana

The average rate per night is $3,970. Eagle island camp and spa is located in Okavango delta, Botswana. This is a great place for the wild. Eagle Island is a wonderful secluded retreat that offers a memorable safari vacation.


A wonderful secluded retreat, Eagle Island Camp offers an unforgettable safari vacation. Additionally, the island has one of the world’s most romantic bars located away from the main camp on a private island. 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 at Eagle Island Camp include a 20 meter swimming pool, private sites for bush diners, high powered telescope that is used for star viewing, satellite TV and internet access, a reference library (mainly books on the flora and fauna of this entire area), a helicopter landing pad, and a private airstrip.


4. Savute Elephant Camp, Botswana

The average rate per night at Savute Elephant Camp is $4,020. Just as the name suggests, this property is best known for the herds of elephant roaming its plains. Luxury accommodation at the camp is all about the magnificent view. The luxury tents at Savute Elephant Camp are housed on raised wooden platforms. Additionally, the tents have sliding glass doors. This allows guests to observe the wildlife from the comfort of their rooms. Guests at the hotel enjoy excellent facilities. Both Savute Elephant Camp and Eagle Island and Spa are property of Orient Express Group.


3. Khwai River Lodge, Botswana

This hotel is also the property of Orient Express Group. Khwai River Lodge is situated on the edge of a dense forest overlooking the flood plains of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Guests at this lodge pay an average of $4,060 per night.


Guests at this property can also enjoy the view of wildlife from the comfort of their rooms. Guest can see various animals at this lodge including hippos, lions, cheetahs and birds of prey.


Each luxury tent is shaded by the traditional African thatch roof. The interior of the luxury tents offers a fully stocked mini-bar, a discreet air conditioning, a four poster bed (complete with mosquito netting), as well as a luxurious en suite bathroom.


2. Laucala Resort, Fiji

The resort is situated on a private island in the South Pacific. Visitors pay an average rate of $5,040 per night. The 25 Fijian Styled villas in this exclusive tropical hideaway are ser amid a top a volcanic mountain beside deserted beaches, amid coconut plantations overlooking endless jungle and fertile coral reefs.


All 25 villas in Laucala Resort are glamorous versions of the traditional Fijian dwelling. Each villa offers unparalleled privacy and exclusivity.


The impeccably furnished living areas and bedrooms in the villas are open to private gardens. Each private garden has an infinity edge pool that is lit by Tikki torches come night. Each villa comes with a buggy in order for guests to explore the island resort at their leisure time. Activities in this resort include snorkeling, diving, horse riding, golf and fishing.


1. North Island Lodge, Seychelles

Visitors at this lodge pay an average of $5,843 per night. The property is located 30 kilometers from the main islands of Ile du Nord, North Island and Mahe. The lodge enjoys isolation within the inner group of islands of Seychelles.


In north Island, long neglected natural habitats have been rehabilitated. On the other hand, endangered Seychelles plants and animals have been reintroduced on the island and given a place to thrive. 11 villas have been built on this floating island. The guest villas are built local materials that are reaped from the rehabilitation process. At north island lodge, simplicity and luxury to form an architectural referred to as “barefoot luxury” by the company’s website.


Final Thoughts


You may not even have road access to these places. In order to reach them, you may need to either take a boat ride or fly. These exclusive hotels offer all five star amenities. You can go fishing in the Canadian Rockies or find a spa and a gym inside a lodge in the African jungles.


Investing in luxurious hotels offers profitable returns with. Luxury hotels are a form of commercial real estate that has proven to be a more stable, secure, and profitable investment avenue. Luxury hotels have shown excellent appreciation in capital value. On the other hand, a luxury hotel is one of the safest commercial estate investments.


Diane is a highly-qualified translator of the English, Italian and Spanish languages. She has studied extensively in Italy and Switzerland. She writes about a variety of financial services industries including insurance. She has a love of life and a curiosity that drives her both personally and professionally.

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