12 Amazing places to stay from around the world

In this big wide and wonderful world no matter what the destination, we always want to stay in a hotel generously blessed in vistas or are architecturally unique.

Given the overwhelming choices of hotel, Wicked Spoon Confessions lists 12 Amazing places to stay from around the world that definitely need to be added to your bucket list.


1. Manta Resort, Tanzania


The Manta Resort has an Underwater Room, a three-floor suite that floats beside a thriving coral reef and boasts a submerged master bedroom surrounded by windows to view the local sea life.



Popular Tanzania Cuisine:
Ugali and  mchuzi wa biringani (traditional Tanzanian eggplant dish), Plantain  Soup,  Fried Banana, Pilau, Sweet Potato pudding, Makubi (made from spinach, peanut butter and tomatoes), Nyama choma (grilled meat), Konyagi (local spirit, Warning: it’s as strong as it is cheap)

For more information: http://www.themantaresort.com/

2. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland


Hotel Kakslauttanen offers an exclusive inside-while-outside winter experience in their glass igloos which look cute and incredibly romantic. Spending a night in an igloo seems magical as you lie in your bed and star gaze as though you are camping under the stars, but in a bubble of warmth.



Popular Finnish Cuisine:
Karjalanpiirakka (savory pastry), Grillimakkara (sausages), Korvapuusti (Cinnamon Buns), Mustikkapiirakka (Blueberry pies),Rapu (lobster), Poronkäristys (Reindeer meat Served with mashed potatoes), Salmiakki (salty liquorice), Fazer Blue chocolate.

For more information: http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/

3. Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden


The Icehotel is a hotel built each year out of snow and ice blocks from the Torne River. Artists are invited  to create different rooms and decorations made by ice. Besides bedrooms, there is a bar, with glasses made of ice and an ice chapel that is popular with marrying couples.



Popular Swedish Cuisine:
Swedish Meatballs, Raggmunk (Swedish Potato Pancake), Kroppkakor (filled potato dumplings), Gravlax (dill-cured salmon), Gubbröra (egg–anchovy salad whose colourful Swedish name means ‘old man’s mix’), Cinnamon buns, Snaps and glögg (means aquavit, a traditional flavoured spirit, and hot mulled wine. )

For more information: http://www.icehotel.com/

4. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali, Indonesia

Hanging Gardens of Bali is an award-winning, luxurious destination nestled deep in the heart of rainforest preserve with 44 private villas (each one has its own infinity pool) and one of the most romantic place in Bali.

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Popular Indonesian Cuisine: 
Satay, Meat Rendang, Nasi Rawon (Meat Stew), Siomay (Indonesia’s version of dimsum served with peanut sauce), Nasi Uduk (A national dish served with fried chicken, soybean cake, shredded omelette, fried onion, anchovies and topped with sambal and emping (melinjo nut crackers), Pempek (made of fish and tapioca)

For more information: http://hanginggardensofbali.com/

5. Cocoa Island Resort, Maldives


Cocoa Island is about 20 miles, or a 40-minute speedboat ride, from Male International Airport and has individual over-water villas with soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring to create an ambience of laid-back romance. The property also features 2 private diving reefs and an infinity pool.



Popular Maldivian Cuisine: 
Kulhi Boakibaa (Maldivian fish cake and is considered a snack food), Gulha (similar to Fish Balls), Bajiyaa (similar to Samosa), Egg Curry, Bambukeylu hiti (Breadfruit curry )

For more information: http://www.comohotels.com/cocoaisland/


6. Treehotel, Sweden

Treehotel is located in the tall pine forest with spectacular views of the Lule River. The tree rooms (each distinct in its architectural style) are suspended 4-6 meters above the ground and are accessible by ramp, bridge, or electric stairs.



For more information: http://www.treehotel.se/en/

7. Conrad Maldives Hotel


Conrad Maldives boasts the Maldives’ most iconic restaurant - Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Undertake a 16 journey feet below the ocean to dine at one of the world’s most stunning venues, with 180° views of marine life through its glass walls and arched glass roof. Enjoy delicious Maldivian and Western mix cuisine and Champagne cocktails for a surreal experience. For accommodation, the Hotel has spacious Beach Villas and Deluxe Beach Villas with private plunge pool on Rangalifinolhu Island and a range of water villas off Rangali Island.



For more information: http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maldives/conrad-maldives-rangali-island-MLEHICI/index.html

8. Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey

Gamirasu Hotel which was used as a monastic retreat in the Byzantine Era is located near Urgup, the heart of Cappadocia, Ayvali village and has 35 meticulously restored and designed cave rooms.



Popular Turkish Cuisine:
Köfte (A Turkish staple, köfte is balls or patties of ground meat), Mantı  (Small meat dumplings are boiled or fried and served with yogurt or butter), Kuzu Tandır (The meat  for this popular lamb dish is traditionally hung and slow roasted whole), Baklava, Meze, Mercimek Köftesi (Vegetarian meat balls made from lentils, bulgur, and chopped vegetables are a common Turkish appetiser), Künefe (Unique Turkish dessert, made from cheese baked with shredded pastry dough and topped with pistachio,), Salep (a warm and cozy drink made from orchids and topped with cinnamon)

For more information: http://www.gamirasu.com/

9. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Ladera is located on the southern end of Saint Lucia. It sits on a forested ridge at 1,100 feet with 32 suites (each with a private pool) overlooking the World Heritage Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.  Ladera is known for its unique eco-lodge architecture, built with Caribbean timbers and inspired by luxury tree-house living, and a relaxed, barefoot lifestyle.



Popular Caribbean Cuisine:
Jerk Meat, Seafood such as Flying Fish and Grouper, Roast Pork, Pepper Pot, Goat Stew, Callaloo (a vegetable dish ), Chicken with rice (Arroz Con Pollo).

For more information: http://www.ladera.com

10. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile


This mountain shaped lodge lies deep in southern Chile hidden away in the centre of a 300,000-acre private nature reserve and definitely reminds us of Pandora from Avatar or Middle Earth from Lord of the rings. The lodge is covered by vegetation, features a permanent waterfall and cosy rooms with wooden interiors. It is accessible only by foot and adventurous guests must brave a swinging rope bridge to enter it. If you're lucky during your stay, you might catch a glimpse of a pudu - the world's smallest deer which is just 13in tall.



Popular Chilean Cuisine:
Humitas, empanadas and a variety of seafood and fresh fish found along just off its long coastline.

For more information: http://hotelmontanamagica.redhotelera.cl/

11. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver, Canada

As the name suggests these are spherical tree houses set among the tall trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island. Each of these handcrafted spherical dens (Eve, Eryn and Melody) are suspended like pendants from a web of rope and gently sway in the breeze and definitely call out the free spirit that exists in all of us.



Popular Canadian Cuisine:
Smoked Meat, BeaverTails (Pastry), Pâté Chinois (similar to shepherd's pie), Bloody Caesar (cousin of the Bloody Mary ditches tomato juice for a crucial ingredient-Clamato, a blend of tomato and clam juices), Nanaimo Bars, Butter Tart, Poutine (gravy-and-cheese-curd-topped fries), Tourtière (meat pies)

For more information: http://www.freespiritspheres.com/

12. The Oberoi Udaivilas, India

Located on the banks of the Pichola Lake and spread over 50 acres which includes 25 acre wild life Sanctuary, the Oberoi Udaivillas is a luxury boutique hotel and recipient of numerous accolades including “Best Hotel in the World”. As you arrive in style across Lake Pichola by private gondola, you will fall in love with this place immediately.  The exterior majestic designs of golden domes, grand courtyards, fountains, floating lotus pond, hand carved stone columns and the delicate interiors of hand painted ceilings to celebrate different moods such as the night sky in the Udaimahal restaurant are a visual treat for the senses.



Popular Indian Cuisine:
Neer dosa and Chicken curry, Sorpotel, Rogan Josh, Kaali Daal, puran poli, Undhiyo, Macher Jhol, Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, Butter Chicken and Naan.

For more information: http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur/


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