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40 Special Hotel Rooms You’ll Want To Live In So Badly

40 Special Hotel Rooms You’ll Want To Live In So Badly

We love to travel just to explore and to learn about new and unfamiliar territories. To travel is to truly live.

Sometimes, you get excited about the room where you stay. It may have a beautiful view, exquisite service, amazing interior design, or provide a luxurious experience. The rooms sometimes leave such great impression that you think “Oh my God, I would really live here!”

We get used to fine things so easily and get hooked on them big time. Hotels know and exploit this. They exploit our love for nice things and special service, so they create rooms we will remember

Here are 40 of the rooms that produce that jaw-dropping feeling.

1. The Caves Negril, Jamaica

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    Located close to Negril’s seven-mile beachfront and azure waters, The Caves offers all the comforts of home living. You’ll feel special and hidden in here for $480/night and up.

    2. Singita Sweni, Kruger National park, South Africa

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      Singita Sweni is located in 15,000 hectares in the Eastern south central part of the Kruger National Park, along the N’wanetsi River. The luxurious suites here will make you feel like adventure explorer who got away from the world and hide into this little piece of paradise. A night here will cost you usually $1369 a night.

      3. Jade Mountain Resort – St. Lucia

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        St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is the location of one of the most prestigious resorts in the world. The place was built by an extravagant architect who was bold enough to go through with building with organic materials, and created a mesmerizing resort which will take your breath away. The rates can be found here.

        4. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselka, Finland

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          Kakslauttanen is one of the world’s best places for watching the northern lights. The Aurora Borealis season lasts from late August until the end of April. This experience will make youfeel like selling your house. There are various packages available, starting form 150 Euros. Look at the prices here.

          5. nHow Hotel, Berlin

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            If you’re the artistic type and love unconventional design, you’re going to flip out here. Absolutely a must. This new wave of futuristic hotels is offbeat, lively, dynamic and with a local flair that also has worldwide appeal. Each of the hotels branded nHow has it’s own theme, and people who stay there sometimes don’t want to go explore Berlin, one of the most interesting and exciting European cities. Rates start at 150 euros, or $210 at $1.40 to the euro.

            6. Viceroy Villas, Bali

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              Love the thought of luxury and hidden getaways where you’ll feel like a king? Bali’s “Valley of Kings” has something to offer you. Any of these gorgeous 25 private villas will make you feel like a real king – coming with a price of $478 and up.

              7. Loisaba Wilderness, Kenya

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                Love safaris? Exploring the African continent is a unique and exquisite experience, where you can meet amazing wildlife and nature. The hotel “room” shown here shows what view will you have on waking up, and especially when going to sleep. African sky and stars are the best company, with luxurious suites (usually with walls and ceiling) also in the package of this amazing place. One night’s stay will cost you $420 and up.

                8. Chromata Hotel, Santorini

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                  People who visit Santorini (Greece) fall in love with it at first sight.The Chromata Hotel is at the very top in accommodation in Santorini. Elegant rooms make you never want to leave them. Imagine waking up and going to a balcony with this view. The luxury Chromata hotel charges from $283 a night and up.

                  9. Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji

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                    The Poseidon resorts will bring you to new depths of imagination and exploration. The walls of your room are glass, and behind it you can see vast spaces of water, sea-life and beautiful fish swimming. There are many available choices, as the resorts cover ground, and underwater suites. The experience is just amazing. Rates: $1,500 (per person / night standard rate); $30,000 (per couple / week); $3 million (reserve the whole island[!])

                    10. Hotel Seven, Paris

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                      Who is not familiar with secret agent 007? People from this fantastic hotel came up with an idea to make an exquisite suite with this theme. For €447, you can enjoy wearing the famous tailored 007 suit and get into the role of the agent, as many corners of the room reincarnate the famous scenes from the movies. Love 007? Luxury suits? Paris? This one will blow your mind.

                      11. Hotel Antumalal, Chile

                        Wooden suites with incredible panoramic views suit you? Antumalal Hotel offer you comfortable, private and special lodging. Warmth and coziness is granted with beautiful fireplaces in each room. Handcrafted furniture, natural materials and a warm atmosphere will relax you and feel truly special. Rates start at $275 a night.

                        12. Areias do Seixo, Portugal

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                          A special place near Lisbon, where one truly remarkable and inspiring resort is built. A rustic environment, natural elements and futuristic fireplaces make this place unforgettable. Adjusting to his lifestyle takes few minutes, and separating from it takes ages. €265 is the starting rate.

                          13. Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Spain

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                            This architectural masterpiece was created by Frank Gehry, one of the most introverted architects today. Extraordinary design, art, gastronomy, wine and the lush landscape all combine to create an astonishing experience. Staying in this marvelous hotel will cost you from $340 and above.

                            14. Boscolo Exedra Roma, Rome

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                              Want to have a personal concierge while staying in a hotel? Not a problem in Boscolo Exedra Roma Hotels. This one is located in Rome and there are several more around the world. Luxurious design, marbles; elegance in the purest form, this experience is one not to forget. Presidential suites, executive suites, panorama rooms, you name it – Rates starting from $273 a night.

                              15. Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa

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                                Treetop lodge is one of a kind. Masonry imbued with dark wood, contrasted with bright lights and colorful furniture will make you feel remarkable. After an adventurous safari, return to the lodge and enjoy the comfort of the wide and beautifully designed rooms and suites. This experience can cost you from $367 a night.

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                                16. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

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                                  This place looks exactly like a dream. Renting these ocean bungalows will make you want to stay there forever. A popular location for weddings, couples arrive to have the most magical day in their lives. This experience will cost you from $1805 a night.

                                  17. Au Vieux Panier, Marseille

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                                    Interested in design, avant garde and unconventional style? Au Vieux Panier is the place for you. This incredible place will show you the most interesting rooms you have ever witnessed. From €100 and up, you will enjoy the most modern design styled studios.

                                    18. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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                                      World famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, covered by thousands of magazines, TV shows, and publications worldwide. You’d get used to this hotel easily and refuse to leave it. A night in this resort will cost you from $500 and up, and it’s worth it.

                                      19. Intercontinental, Hong Kong

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                                        Experience Hong Kong from an extraordinary vantage point. Rates start from $960

                                        20. Hotel Plaza Athenee

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                                          The prestigious Parisian hotel is located only one mile from the famous Eiffel Tower. Stunning views are part of the exclusive service you’ll enjoy in this hotel. This pleasure will cost you from € 895.00 / Night.

                                          21. Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Mexico

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                                            Astonishing atmosphere, delicious food and beautiful people will make you feel superb. Rates go from $672/night

                                            22. Le Méridien Bora Bora

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                                              Over-water bungalows are mesmerizing. If you hadn’t had a holiday in one of these, you have missed out on a beautiful feeling. Glass floor gives you a view of the lagoon waters, and its light blue color will stun your eyes from the start. Rates: $900 to $1,445 a night for 2 people

                                              23. Mountain Exposure, Switzerland

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                                                If you’re more into winter holidays and skiing, the Swiss Alps are one of the most exquisite locations in the world. Luxury suites give you extraordinarily comfortable furniture, a warm ambiance and delicious food (with ski-pass included). Weekly price here is CHF 17,400 ($1804)

                                                24. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

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                                                  Located at 1000 feet, Ladera resort will give you an astounding experience. This one will make you never want to leave the suite, as the environment of St. Lucia is integrated in the rooms. Luxurious materials and services will relax you while watching the huge panoramic Caribbean Sea. From $574 a night, the sighs of the volcanic mountains of St. Lucia will be one to remember.

                                                  25. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

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                                                    This dazzling location will relax and transform you. Rates: $1050 and up.

                                                    26. Costa Rica Tree House

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                                                      Surrounded by lush green forest and built on high stilts, this resort will bring forth the inner child and excitement in you. Rates start from $300.

                                                      27. Luxury Safari Lodge, Tongabezi, Victoria Falls, Zambia

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                                                        With an enormous wide view of the Zambezi, waking up in the morning to this scenery might just make your day much better. I just dare you not to take at least 5 souvenirs from here. Fully inclusive rates for the Tree House starting from $751 per person a night.

                                                        28. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India

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                                                          The glorious Taj Mahal is a worldwide famous monument in India, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. With highest luxury furniture and service, you can feel like an Indian Shah in all that marble and gold. Rates go from $640.

                                                          29. Giardino Mountain Hotel, Switzerland

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                                                            Awarded “Most beautiful mountain hotel,” the Giardino Mountain Hotel is the perfect winter getaway for travelers. White decor, luxury materials, and a wide variety of services are some of the many reasons you have to visit this extraordinary place. This five starred hotel will house you from CHF 450 a night.

                                                            30. B.O.G. Hotel, Bogota, Colombia

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                                                              This resort will give you a luxurious feeling in beautifully designed rooms and suites, with service packages. This hotel has something for everyone’s taste, and is one more reason to visit Bogota. Rates go from $180 a night.

                                                              31. El Otro Lado Hotel, Portoelo, Panama

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                                                                Love exotic destinations? Exploring a different culture? This place will rock your world. Here you’ll enjoy tranquility, nature and some of the rich Afro-Caribbean culture, in a place full of details, exceptional and personalized service, plus an atmosphere that is priceless. You’ll stay in one of these Idyllic cottages in the jungle, where you’ll wake up with bird songs, enjoy exquisite decor, and remarkable cuisine. Rates start at $590 a night per person.

                                                                32. Hacienda Uayamon, Mexico

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                                                                  Mayan Empire decor with high wood beam ceilings await you in this outstanding resort. A natural tone is highlighted with a luxurious touch – making the perfect ambient location for relaxation and pleasant holidays. Explore the Mayan site Edzna, and enjoy the luxurious services in this wide and marvelous accommodation. Rates go from $264 a night.

                                                                  33. Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne

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                                                                    Where creativity meets extraordinary. Awakening your senses and enjoying an avant garde escape from the vivid city streets has never been so delightful. Signature desserts from the Om Nom restaurants will make your head spin, colorful cocktails will awake your tastes, candles and a pillow fragrance will make a great ambience. A truly outstanding experience in Melbourne. This pleasure will cost you from AUD 275 ($214) a night.

                                                                    34. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

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                                                                      Taiwan’s most liveable and vivid city has many attractions, and its wide array of cultural and historic sights attract thousands of tourists every week. The Mandarin Oriental is the city’s most prestigious address. Exquisite rooms, innovative restaurants and world-class spa aim to delight. This one will make you want to stay forever. Rates start from TWD 20,000 ($639.88)

                                                                      35. Auberge de la Maison, Mont Blanc

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                                                                        Holidays in Mont Blanc are marvelous. Auberge de la Maison is a big and beautiful home in the mountain. Rustic decorations, beautiful sights to admire, romantic corners, old paintings, and a homely feeling like nowhere else makes this resort a delightful stay. Rates start from € 119,00 per person a night.

                                                                        36. Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, San Pedro

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                                                                          Purest naturalism is imbued in this resort. Blended with terracotta colored ridges around, the surroundings provide a unique experience. The outdoor lounge is the first sight that you’ll experience and it will blow you away. “The Alto Atacama seeks to open a traveler’s eyes, to explore, to feel, to connect, and to return revitalized and changed by genuine experience one will never forget.” Rates start from $770.

                                                                          37. Iniala Beach House, Thailand, Phuket

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                                                                            The Iniala beach house resort will show you the true meaning of luxurious and astonishing design. With several designers who worked on the project (and a big budget), this resort and its services reached levels of comfort and enjoyment that are beyond the limit. This resort can make your dreams come true. With many programs and services that you can enjoy, you’ll experience Phuket like no other. Starting from approximately $1000 a night.

                                                                            38. Bambu Indah, Ubud, Bali

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                                                                              Are you seeking unique experiences? Bambu Indah is for you. Bambu Indah offers dozen of well designed and unique experience houses, each one with special theme and environment. Rates start at $95 per person a night.

                                                                              39. Hotel Daniel, Vienna

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                                                                                At Hotel Daniel you’ll find revolutionary architecture and interior design. You can rent an original American (luxury equipped) trailer here. Rates go from € 97 a night.

                                                                                40. Harlingen Lighthouse, Netherlands

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                                                                                  Uncommon, unusual, and extraordinary. The Harlingen Lighthouse is a real lighthouse. To be correct, it was a real lighthouse, until it was turned to hotel. An exquisite feeling, uniqueness, and an interesting story to tell will undeniably provide a special experience. Signal the ships safe way to harbor in misty nights while enjoying a luxurious setting. Prices start from €300 a night.

                                                                                  Small hint – book in advance, bookings for 2015 are almost full!

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                                                                                  Last Updated on July 8, 2020

                                                                                  18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                                                                                  18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                                                                                  The act of writing in a journal often seems daunting or unnecessary to many people. Even authors who work on novels might shun the idea of daily diaries. What purpose does jotting down words on a regular basis do if not contributing to the next novel, play or song? I know from experience many benefits of journaling that I wish to share.

                                                                                  1. Understand Yourself Better

                                                                                  Though many people and even writers avoid keeping journals, I vow to do it more often. Not only do I desire to take up daily journaling but also I plan to do it with pen to paper.

                                                                                  Some of the benefits I’ve found from my more active days include finding myself in the sense of understanding what matters to me and what I want out of life. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to find a spouse who is my best friend and advocate in raising children. I attribute this and much more to what I learned about myself in keeping journals for years.

                                                                                  2. Keep Track of Small Changes

                                                                                  I’ll admit that I never got very far with my guitar lessons, but in writing in a journal, I have seen the ability to track small changes like those that come when you practice anything.

                                                                                  Those learning a musical instrument often fail to see the small improvements that come with regular practice. Writing won’t help you switch chords any faster, but it will help you to develop a better sense for language and grammar just by doing it.

                                                                                  3. Become Aware of What Matters

                                                                                  As you continue to write in a journal, following a stream-of-consciousness feel, you can look back on the topics that you chose to write about. Those issues and emotions that poured out of you will provide insight on to what matters most to you.

                                                                                  You may not even realize that you’re job is depressing you or that you want to spend more time with your kids until you look over your thoughts that you weren’t really thinking about.

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                                                                                  4. Boost Creativity

                                                                                  The idea that the brain and its neural activity across hemispheres encourages learning also shows up in increased creativity. Just like with learning an instrument, your increased activity will inspire your thoughts to connect and reconnect in different ways.

                                                                                  When I wrote in a journal, I often wrote poetry as well as just my thoughts as they came out. I started to hear poems more in my mind; so much so that I took to scrawling lines on napkins and finding metaphors in mundane activities.

                                                                                  You really are what you do, so writing helps grow more than being a writer. Writing boosts the way you communicate and structure language, which really is a creative process.

                                                                                  5. Represents Your Emotions in a Safe Environment

                                                                                  A journal is as private as it gets. You can lock it in a safe or tuck it under a pillow and no one will accidentally share it on social media or have an opportunity to “leave a comment.”

                                                                                  Write about your sorrow as much as your happiness and frustration and know that you don’t have to keep your emotions inside your body. You can put them on paper.

                                                                                  6. Process Life Experiences

                                                                                  When you take the time to look back over what you’ve written, be it a week or a year later, you will have the distance you need to more objectively interpret your raw feelings.

                                                                                  Everything from losing a job to losing a loved one can emerge in a new light for a fresh perspective. Figuring out how the benefits of journaling affect your perspective on life will create connection and increase creativity.

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                                                                                  7. Stress Relief

                                                                                  In combining the exercise inherent in fine motor coordination that comes from the act of writing with the emotional release of self expression, those who maintain a journal relieve stress.

                                                                                  Try it out. Go home and write about your day. Write about the traffic. Write about the coffee order the barista got wrong but you didn’t have time to change. See how you can physically purge some of that pent-up stress by putting it on paper.

                                                                                  8. Provide Direction

                                                                                  Though journaling is often conducted as an activity without much direction, it often provides direction.

                                                                                  One of the biggest benefits of journaling is that your chaotic thoughts merge to show a direction in which to head. Asking the right questions is the only way to achieve the best solutions, so look to your journal to find your way toward your next goal.

                                                                                  9. Solve Problems

                                                                                  Just as in practicing math problems, we all get better at finding hidden solutions through the act of processing.

                                                                                  Think of your next goal as X and solve your life problems by reading your journals as word problems. The benefit of journaling here is that you write, explore and process to recognize and then solve problems.

                                                                                  When life is too in-your-face, you have to step back to see reality. Living in the moment allows us to write in the moment and use that expression to solve problems.

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                                                                                  10. Find Relief From Fighting

                                                                                  Solving your problems only comes after time to process, recognize and strategize. Just as in the benefit of journaling where relief comes from the act of writing, relief from fighting comes when you decide to “sit this one out” and communicate one-way.

                                                                                  Fighting is only productive when the fighters care to communicate and find common ground. When the emotions are as high as the stress levels, writing will function as the best time out.

                                                                                  11. Find Meaning in Life

                                                                                  Journaling will show you why you are living, whether you are wallowing in things you wish to change or striving to make the changes. Your life will begin to take on new meaning and your own words will reveal the actions that got you where you are so that you can assess and pave a new path for your future.

                                                                                  12. Allow Yourself to Focus

                                                                                  Taking even a small amount of time out of every day will provide you with not only peace of mind but also increased focus. Taking a break to meditate in writing and journaling will sharpen your mental faculties.

                                                                                  13. Sharpen Your Spirituality

                                                                                  When we write, we allow all the energy and experiences to flow through us, which often provides further insight into our own spirituality. Even if your parents didn’t raise you to follow a specific religion, your thoughts will start to show you what you believe about the universe and your place in it.

                                                                                  14. Let the Past Go

                                                                                  I’ve mentioned a few examples where going back over your writing offers advice and direction, but the simply truth is that writing down our feelings can be the best way to let them go. We can choose to literally throw these pages away when they’re filled with negativity and hate.

                                                                                  15. Allow Freedom

                                                                                  Journaling is the perfect way to not only express yourself but to also experience the freedom of being who you are. Your books can stay private or you can publish them. Your freedom stems from your sense of self and your perception of your thoughts.

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                                                                                  16. Enhance Your Career

                                                                                  Again, the private act of pen-to-paper processing provides the benefits of journaling mentioned above, but you can also enhance your career when you take similar ideas and categorize, edit and publish them in an online blog.

                                                                                  Your thoughts will often be personal and express emotions, but another benefit of journaling is uncovering fresh ideas about your work.

                                                                                  17. Literally Explore Your Dreams

                                                                                  All the benefits I’ve mentioned explore ideas, thoughts and emotions, which is also what our dreams and nightmares do. Through writing down your dreams from the previous night, you can enhance your creativity as well as connect some of the metaphorical dots from the rest of your journal.

                                                                                  18. Catalog Your Life for Others

                                                                                  No one wants to think about dying, but we all die. Leaving a journal will act as a way to reconnect with family and friends left behind. The ideas you wish to keep personal while you process the life you’re living will serve to rekindle and inspire those who loved you through the process.

                                                                                  We consider our partners our life witnesses, but writing provides a tangible mark on the world.

                                                                                  Now that you’ve learned all the benefits of journaling, it’s time to start writing a journal:

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