Choose the Villa Oddi and you even get your own private cinema and tennis court
If you want the freedom of a villa, but all the perks of a hotel, book into one of these chic hideaways
The One In The Blue Mountains
The Villa: Wollemi Villa. The Hotel: One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
If the Greater Blue Mountains backdrop doesn’t win you over, the villa definitely will. The two-bedroom Wollemi Villa at One&Only Wolgan Valley comes with a roaring fire place, a king-size master bedroom and a temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool. It’s the perfect place to relax after spending the day horse riding, cycling, trekking through the wilderness.
The One With Baby Alpacas
The Villas: Villa Capuli and Villa Orquidea The Hotel: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrada, Peru
If you are looking for a home away from home, which just happens to be near Machu Picchu in Peru, this is it. Tucked away within the ground of the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrada are two spacious villas, which come with a lounge and dining room, a glamorous master bedroom and a relaxing terrace that overlooks the river. Relax in front of the fire after a day rafting, horse riding or petting the hotel’s baby alpacas.
The One On The French Riveria
The Villa: Villa Elena. The Hotel: Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, France
How could you make a celebrity hotspot even more exclusive? Select one of the private villas in its grounds. You don’t have to worry about being bothered by the paparazzi when you want to take a dip in the clifftop pool at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, if you book Villa Elena, you can cool off in your own private version. And as you would expect with an A-list villa, you can enjoy the services of a butler and private chef.
The Ones That Were 17th-Century Farmhouses
The Villa: Numerous The Hotel: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy
The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco has taken 11 17th and 18th century farmhouses in Tuscany and turned them into the most glamorous villas around. Featuring heated pools and private terraces, these antique-filled hideaways set in this Italian vineyard provide the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Choose the Villa Oddi and you even get your own private cinema and tennis court too.
The One With The Award-Winning Spa
The Villa: Numerous The Hotel: Chateau Saint Martin & Spa, France
Book into one of Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa’s villas on the French Riviera and not only do you get jawdropping views of the olive groves, but you get access to the hotel’s award-winning spa. The two-storey villas that are scattered over the hillside come with luxury furnishings, king-size beds and a private chef, who’s ready to tempt your tastebuds with Mediterranean dishes.
The One With An Art Collection
The Villa: Owner’s Cottage The Hotel: Huka Lodge, New Zealand
Sitting on the Waikato River overlooking the mighty Huka Falls you’ll find the picturesque Owner’s Cottage. This four-bedroom cottage in the grounds of the Huka Lodge features an infinity pool, a den and is filled with works by some of New Zealand’s most well-known artists. The perfect hideaway for any family.