As part of a tailor-made trip with Audley you can choose from a whole host of accommodation options. Among the beautiful boutique hotels and friendly, family-run B&Bs are a number of historically significant properties, each offering the charm of a bygone era and an exciting look into the past.
The Old Winter Palace, Egypt
The Old Winter Palace is one of the most famous hotels in Egypt. It was built in the late 19th century to provide accommodation for visiting English nobility.
It was here that Howard Carter was staying (courtesy of Lord Carnarvon) when he discovered Tutankhamun's tomb. A building of real character, it occupies a prime location on the Nile corniche in Luxor.
To find out more about incorporating the Old Winter Palace into a tailor-made holiday of Egypt, visit the Egypt section of our website, or speak to an Egypt specialist directly on 01993 838 410.
The Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco, Peru
Built as a monastery in 1592 and converted in 1995 into an opulent hotel which is one of the finest in South America, the Monasterio is a haven of peace and elegance in the centre of Cuzco.
Given its sublime setting and surroundings, the Monasterio is a hotel that deserves a guided tour or at least a drink in the grounds, whether you are staying there or not.
To find out more about incorporating the Hotel Monasterio into a tailor-made holiday of Peru, visit the Peru section of our website, or speak to a Peru specialist directly on 01993 838 620.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
Located two thousand feet above the city, Taj Falaknuma Palace has recently opened after ten years of restoration and what was once the sole preserve of visiting royalty — King Edward VIII and the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II — is now open to the public.
This beautifully restored property, formerly the residence of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, offers an insight to the lifestyle of the Nizam family who governed the city for many generations. Unlike other palace hotels Falaknuma genuinely revives palace life and it is certainly a privilege to stay here.
To find out more about incorporating Taj Falaknuma Palace into a tailor-made holiday of India, visit the India section of our website, or speak to an India specialist directly on 01993 838 330.
Otahuna Lodge, New Zealand
Otahuna Lodge was built in 1895 for Sir Heaton Rhodes, one of the pioneers of early Canterbury, and was his family home until 1956.
Since then this charming three storey homestead has been lovingly restored to her original grandeur and is now one of New Zealand's exclusive luxury lodges as well as one of the most important historical homes.
To find out more about incorporating Otahuna Lodge into a tailor-made holiday of New Zealand, visit the New Zealand section of our website, or speak to a New Zealand specialist directly on 01993 838 820.
Namutoni in the Etosha National Park, Namibia
The Namutoni fort was originally built as a German police post at the turn of the century and then later used as an army base during World War I.
It was converted into a rest camp in the fifties and is home to a pretty waterhole which is frequented in the dry season by large numbers of giraffe, zebra and elephant.
To find out more about incorporating Namutoni into a tailor-made holiday of Namibia, visit the Namibia section of our website, or speak to a Namibia specialist directly on 01993 838 525.
Isandlwana Lodge, the Battlefields, South Africa
Isandlwana Lodge can be found in the heart of The Battlefields, carved into the Nyoni Rock on which the Zulu commander stood during the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879.
The stone and thatch lodge combines modern and ethnic styles, and is a wonderfully relaxing base in these beautiful surroundings steeped in history.
To find out more about incorporating Isandlwana Lodge into a tailor-made holiday of South Africa, visit the South Africa section of our website, or speak to a South Africa specialist directly on 01993 838 550.
Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia
Visited by Tchaikovsky and his wife for their honeymoon, the Grand Hotel Europe is Russia's oldest hotel and something of a legend.
A bastion of European culture throughout the years of communism, the hotel holds court undisputed on Nevsky Prospekt, opposite the Gostiny Dvor luxury market.
To find out more about incorporating Grand Hotel Europe into a tailor-made holiday of Russia, visit the Russia section of our website, or speak to a Russia specialist directly on 01993 838 230.
Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Built in 1962 as the royal guesthouse of King Sihanouk, Amansara was also previously used as a Red Cross centre during Cambodia's civil war.
The hotel itself boasts a beautiful gallery with Khmer art and artefacts, an in-house fortune teller and 24 matching tuk-tuks, mopeds and bicycles for exploring Angkor and its surrounds.
To find out more about incorporating Amansara into a tailor-made holiday of Cambodia, visit the Cambodia section of our website, or speak to a Cambodia specialist directly on 01993 838 160.
The Aman at Summer Palace in Beijing, China
A former retreat of the Emperors, the Aman at Summer Palace resort encompasses a number of buildings well over a century old originally used by guests of the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Guests of this historic property have exclusive out of hours access to the Summer Palace through a private gate from the hotel to the grounds of the palace.
To find out more about incorporating the Aman at Summer Palace into a tailor-made holiday of China, visit the China section of our website, or speak to a China specialist directly on 01993 838 220.
The Grace, Sydney, Australia
An excellent example of 1920s Art Deco architecture, the Grace has a somewhat chequered history.
Originally the flagship store for the Grace Brothers store impresarios, it was commandeered by the Australian Government in 1942 for the use of General Macarthur during World War II, before becoming its latest incarnation as an elegant heritage hotel.
To find out more about incorporating the Grace into a tailor-made holiday of Australia, visit the Australia section of our website, or speak to an Australia specialist directly on 01993 838 810.
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