Our Top Picks for Historical Hotels

Our Latin American and Mediterranean destinations are home to beautiful hotels with dramatic histories. From palaces to ancient ruins to noble families and famous architects, these hotels and their stunning properties are intertwined with the local history.

Latin America

Hotel Monasterio, Cusco, Peru

Originally built as a monastery in the 16th century, today this Belmond property has maintained its original architecture with touches of modern amenities and luxury.  As a testament to the local history, Hotel Monasterio houses a collection of original colonial era art including 16th century paintings and tapestries that adorn the walls.

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Estancia Alta Vista, El Calafate, Argentina

Located in in the breathtaking and expansive Patagonian region, this turn-of-the-century estancia is a luxurious, private get-away that epitomizes the rustic charm of the region known for its rich history of farming and herding. . The nearly 100 year old estancia is still used today as a sheep farm with over 60, 000 hectares of agricultural land.

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Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires, Argentina

For an urban luxury experience of Argentine history look no further than Palacio Duhau, a historical landmark and gem of Buenos Aires. Built by the Duhau Family in 1939, the mansion was designed in a French classical style and is representative of European charm found throughout the Recoleta neighborhood.

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Sofitel Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia

Inspired by French Colonial design, the Sofitel Santa Clara was originally built in 1621 as a covenant. Today the hotel has maintained its colonial charm and french luxury style by blending colonial architecture with French design. It is recognized as one of the most luxurious hotels in Cartagena.

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Hacienda Uayamon, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

This beautiful colonial hacienda located in Campeche, the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, was built in  the 1700s in the traditional European colonial style of the time. Originally functioning as a cattle ranch, today the hacienda provides its guests a luxury experience by effortlessly combining historical charm and modern amenities. After enjoying the nearby Mayan ruins, relax in the private gardens or enjoy a massage at their luxurious spa.

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The Mediterranean 

Hospes Palacio de los Patos, Granada, Spain

Centrally located in the beautiful city of Granada, the  is centered around an elegant and classic 19th century palace. With an additional section of the property built to accommodate modern amenities the hotel succeeds in maintaining its unique history while providing clients with first-class services including a world renowned luxury spa.

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La Mamounia, Marrakesh, Morocco

Voted Best Hotel by Readers Choice in 2015, La Mamounia can easily be considered the most luxurious property in Marrakesh. Built in 1923, this legendary Moroccan palace was recently renovated by acclaimed designer Jacques Garcia. Guests at La Mamounia will enjoy the historical Moroccan charm while relishing the modern and exclusive amenities offered by the property including a top-notch spa and fine dining experiences.

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Domaine de Murtoli, Corsica, France

Located in the south-west corner of the island, Domaine de Murtoli is a group of 13 chic cottages overlooking the Mediterranean. These private villas are refurbished shepherd cottages spread out over nearly 5,000 acres estate. With soaring mountains as a backdrop and the Ortolo river running through the estate,  Domaine de Murtoli is a tranquil and luxurious escape into the pastoral culture of the island.

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The Regaleali Estate, Sicily, Italy

Situated in the heart of the Sicilian countryside, the Regaleali Estate is a fully functional agricultural property that offers guests comfort and tranquility. Built in the early 19th century, the estate is the property of one of the oldest noble Sicilian family’s. During your stay at the charming villa enjoy a bottle of wine from the onsite winery that produces more than 3 million bottles of wine each year.

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Argos, Cappadocia, Turkey

Located in ancient city of  Cappadocia, the Argos in Cappadocia was constructed from the ruins of an ancient monastery in the Old Uçhisar Village.  Painstakingly remodeled and renovated, the Argos brings new life into the historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves found on the property. With breathtaking views of the valley of Cappadocia and Mount Erciyes, the Argos combines the natural beauty of the region with its rich history to bring guests the magical experience of stepping  into the past.

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