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6 Staycation-Worthy Hotels Around The World

You’ll rethink scrimping on lodging with accommodations like these

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Photography: Belmond Safaris and Song Saa (Main Photo)

Whether you’re a backpacker or an all-out tourist, luxury lodging is usually last on the list of priorities as most people think it’s nothing but a place to sleep in during the night. In retrospect, however, the hotels you stay at serve as your home away from home so it only makes sense that you invest a little more on a great spot. To convince you, we've put together a list that will convince you to splurge on your accommodations:

1. Dar Finn, Fez Medina, Morocco

Dar Finn is a Riad or a traditional Moroccan house that has been carefully restored and preserved into a boutique guesthouse. Despite its lavishly decorated interiors, this house has a relaxed vibe to it because of the lounging areas. A favorite among visitors is the rooftop that has a view of the locale and a serve-yourself honesty bar where you can wind down with a nightcap. 

2. Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris, France

Nothing says fashion capital of the world like a hotel that is right in the Haute Couture district of Paris. Hotel Plaza Athenee is well-known for its rooms with a view of the Eiffel tower as it is near the Champs-Élysées. Apart from the visually appealing interiors, the hotel is also home to several restaurants including the three-Michelin Star restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée. 

3. Hotel Kaklauttanen, Saariselkä, Finland

If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping beneath the stars, this is the best hotel to do just that. Kaklauttanen is famous for the glass igloos that are meant for gazing into the Northern Lights while keeping you nice and warm in the comfort of your own bed. If glass igloos are not your thing, they also have traditional wooden lodges fully equipped with saunas to keep you toasty throughout your stay. 

4. Belmond Safaris, Botswana, South Africa 

Who would have thought that one way to get a primer on Botswana's Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is by staying in one of the Belmond Safaris lodges? Eagle Island Lodge is one of three lodging options you can choose from—think El Nido Resorts in Palawan but with elephants crossing and wild life endemic to the Okavango Delta. 

5. Song Saa, Cambodia

Song Saa is a private island in Cambodia that offers a variety of activities for the carefree wanderer. The cozy villas come with its own pool and access to the ocean. Apart from treks in the rainforest trail or a dip in the sea, Song Saa also offers wellness activities that reveal so much of Cambodia's local color such as receiving blessings from monks or immersion through teaching art classes to children. 

6. Pulitzer Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Pulitzer Amsterdam makes a wonderful place that promises distinctive guest rooms that span across 25 17th and 18th century canal houses. Just imagine staying in one of those picturesque 400-year-old buildings that line the canals of Amsterdam. The newly restored hotel is furnished with modern amenities, too, which proves that what looks old on the outside does not necessarily need to feel old on the inside. 

PHOTOS: Belmond Safaris and Song Saa (Main) | Dar Finn | Hotel Plaza Athenee | Hotel Kaklauttanen | Pulitzer Amsterdam

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