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Need a break? Try one of the world’s “seven wonder” hotels, from a cave resort in Turkey to Australia's fairy tale castle

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From cliff-top castles to mountain hugging resorts, a new round-up of the most incredible places to stay reveals a hand-picked selection of hotels, all set in jaw-dropping locations.

Compiled by the getaway specialists at laterooms.com, the list comprises hidden treasures found in Bali, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Singapore, Austria and even the UK.

The hospitality world’s version of the seven wonders, each hotel has earned its status not only thanks to impressive surroundings and teetering cliff-top positions, but also thanks to spa treatments and service menus worth travelling for.

Ever enjoyed a four-hand massage? Sipped cocktails while sitting atop a skyscraper dressed in rainforest foliage? One even has an infinity pool where you can watch exotic birds swoop overhead.

If you’re coming dangerously close to checking the last few boxes on your wanderlust list, start compiling a whole new draft with some of these…

Kamandalu Resort, Bali

Kamandalu Resort

Deliberately camouflaged by its surrounding greenery, the Kamandalu Resort in Bali is set alongside the banks of the Petanu River, close to the town of Ubud. The restaurant looks over vast green rice fields, the yoga studio takes in tree tops and the infinity pool is regularly visited by the area’s indigenous tropical birds.

For more information: kamandaluresort.com


Parkroyal Pickering, Singapore

Parkroyal Pickering

Opposite Hong Lim Park in Singapore and just a few minutes’ walk from Chinatown, Raffles Place and Clarke Quay, Parkroyal on Pickering redefines the metropolitan hotel. The suites reach lofty heights with leafy rainforest foliage dressing the entire length of the building, while the rooftop swimming pool and bar are an experience in themselves. Lounge in a giant birdcage while sipping mojitos, or talk a walk around the rooftop gardens.

For more information: parkroyalhotels.com


Thorngrove Manor, Australia

Thorngrove Manor

As unexpected as it is charming, the Thorngrove Manor hotel in Adelaide has been designed in the style of a fairy tale castle – baroque turrets and all. A romantic’s dream, the hotel is set among the hills of wine country, and thanks to being made-up of individually located, private rooms, staff ensure your stay isn't interrupted by streams of other guests. Though antique furniture decorates each ‘chamber’, you won’t be far from mod-cons either with en-suite baths, HD TVs and mood lighting in each suite.

For more information: thorngrove.com


The Scarlet, UK

The Scarlet

Cornwall’s luxury eco-retreat, The Scarlet boasts impressive views of the coastline (which you can take-in from the bubbly confines of a strategically placed hot tub) plus an adults-only booking policy. Relax in the Ayurvedic spa, take a yoga class overlooking the Atlantic and eat your fill from the locally supplied Cornish menu.

For more information: scarlethotel.co.uk


Cappadocia Cave Resort, Turkey

Cappadocia Cave Resort

Quite literally built into a mountain-side in Turkey’s Nevsehir Province, the Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa comes with a dramatic view of the region’s rugged cave structures – an UNESCO world heritage site. Known for its extensive spa facilities and signature four-hand massage, the resort may be hewn from rock , but is no less luxurious for it.

For more information: ccr-hotels.com


Adronis Suites, Greece

Adronis Suites

If it’s a breathtaking view you’re looking for, the Adronis Suites hotel might have it. Built high on the cliffs of Oia, a small town on the northern tip of Santorini, your lunch can be served at a table quite literally teetering on the edge of the drop. Organic beauty products fill each bathroom as well as the spa, while your mini-bar is stocked with a taste of local produce too.

For more information: andronisexclusive.com


Travel Charme Furstenhaus, Austria

Travel Charme Furstenhaus

Set on the shore of the Achensee Lake in Austria’s Eastern Alps, the Travel Charme Fürstenhaus Am Achensee is a spa and wellness hotel which makes tranquillity a priority. The only hotel to sit right on the water, the lakeside spa and treatment rooms take full advantage of the scenery, while you’ll be hard-pushed not to be tempted by a hike in the Karwendel Mountains.

For more information: travelcharme.com

Images courtesy of laterooms.com / Words: Amy Lewis

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