You might think that when you’re travelling across the globe, it’s the great restaurants, art galleries and sunbathing opportunities that will provide the bulk of your great memories.
For some holidaymakers or business travelers, however, the hotel needs to be just as good. So for those people, we thought we’d list 30 of the world’s finest hotels, ranging from the most celebrated, luxurious and expensive, right through to the quirkiest and weirdest little bolt-holes.
1. No Man’s Fort, Portsmouth, England
In the Solent near Portsmouth, England, you will find this remarkable former Victorian fort that was built to protect the town from an attack from Napoleon III, but which is now a four-star hotel.
You certainly can’t beat such a secluded spot for privacy, while the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Lighthouse Suite afford you a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding seascape.
What it takes to stay there
You thankfully don’t need to swim – guests are taken there by private boat – but the price we found for one night at the earliest available date was a whopping £499, or $652. Still, at least we’re reassuringly told that such a hefty price tag includes “taxes and fees”.