The World’s Most Luxurious Hotels

We all have our own ideas of luxury. Taste, interests, and lifestyle play a factor in what we consider the best of the best. But, when it comes to hotels, there are a few places that are impossible to resist – the epitome of a luxury holiday experience.

If you’re thinking big – and your budget agrees with you – here are a few of our favourite luxury hotels from around the world.

It’s not always about blowing your budget, either. At Not Just Travel, we think luxury comes in all shapes and sizes.

There are a wide variety of such places available around the world, in various price brackets. We have picked out just a few of the most exceptional for you.

Hotel Le Meurice, Paris

Overlooking the Tuileries Garden and tucked between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre, Le Meurice is overflowing with lavish interiors and elegant architecture.

The hotel dates back to 1835 and, for many years, Salvador Dali was a regular visitor. Today, Le Meurice and continues to attract a world-class clientele, all in search of something extra special. It’s a unique, timeless blend of 18th Century decadence and all the modern, contemporary touches you’d expect like incredible amenities and impeccable service.

Lovers of French cuisine will also be at home in the hotel’s two Michelin-Star restaurants, with renowned chef Alain Ducasse at the helm. In a beautiful dining room, which must be seen to be believed, a world-class menu is the perfect way to complete the experience.

Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

Udaipur is sometimes called “the Venice of the east” and with good reason. On the bank of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola, you’ll find the Oberoi Undaivilas – a breathtaking hotel surrounded by grounds in excess of 50 acres. There’s even an on-site wildlife sanctuary for you to explore.

This huge hotel is a sight to behold, both outside and in. On entering the hotel, you’re greeted by a foyer that’s as beautiful and luxurious as the building itself. It’s a place with such grandeur and elegance that you’ll know you’re in for a luxury experience.

Of course, fine dining is par for the course. The hotel’s beautiful restaurants offer everything from Indian to international cuisine – and there’s no better way to finish your meal than heading to back to your suite’s private swimming pool for a post-dinner dip.

Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

Offering great views over Lake Leman, the President Wilson provides luxury facilities and suites in this stunning area of Switzerland.

The hotel houses a spa and fitness centre which spans no less than two entire floors. There are also multiple restaurants and bars to choose from, including two overseen by world-famous chef Michel Roth.

One of our favourite things about the hotel is its wide choice of rooms, apartments and suites. There’s something for every level of luxury – but the pinnacle must be the 12-bedroom Royal Penthouse Suite. Popular with heads of state, the suite boasts a panoramic view of Lake Leman and Mont-Blanc as well as a VIP lift, Sauna, 103” TV, Steinway Grand Piano, Billiards Table and private Gym.

The Manta Resort, Pemba Island

For some people, luxury isn’t about five-star features and elaborate home comforts. The Manta Resort proudly announces itself as an alternative to this form of luxury, offering something different, but no less special.

Tucked away on Pemba Island, just off the east coast of Africa, the resort’s location makes it a perfect getaway. If your idea of luxury is truly escaping the pace of modern life, this is the place to do it.

Seafront villas and peaceful garden rooms are available, but it’s the “underwater room” which really stands out. Floating in the sea on your own mini-island, you’ll have three floors to explore – a sun/star deck, a water-level lounge area, and an underwater double bedroom. There are even underwater spotlights to illuminate your night-time sea-life spotting.


Whatever your budget – and whatever luxury looks like to you – we’re here to make it a reality. Contact us now to get started.