The Top 10 Most Expensive Hotels in the World, 2022

Ever wondered what the most expensive hotels in the world are, how much they cost and whether these costs are commensurate to the services offered?

According to a recent survey conducted by Travel Mag, top of the list is a private island resort in Seychelles, followed by luxury lodges in places you may least expect. Want to find out what these hotels are? Here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world for 2022.

1. North Island, Seychelles

Dubbed “(perhaps) the most exclusive private island destination in the world”, North Island is located 30km north of Mahé, Seychelles’ main island. It has just 11 villas, each individually handcrafted to be unique from the others.

The pizza bar and lounge at North Island lodge
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Guests are promised bespoke, extraordinary experiences on a slice of untouched, unspoiled nature complete with all the frills and thrills that make for a true luxury escape.

A minimum of 4-7 nights is required to confirm rates and availability, and, at an average nightly rate of $6,851 for two adults, it tops the list of the priciest hotels in the world.

2. One & Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda

In what may come as a surprise to some, the next on this list is yet another luxury resort in Africa, the One & Only Gorilla’s Nest. In fact, most of the hotels in the top 10 are situated on the continent.

the one and only gorilla's nest is the 2nd most expensive hotel in the world
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The One & Only Gorilla’s Nest does not only grant front-row access to the mountain gorillas, but it also immerses you in a vibrant ecosystem that is designed to stimulate and relax you simultaneously.

Nightly rates start at $6,800 for 2 adults.

3. Como Laucala Island, Fiji

Picture brilliant white sand, dazzlingly blue waters, lush green leafy trees, and nature at its finest. That is what you’ll be getting at the Como Laucala Island resort in Fiji.

The overwater villa at Como Laucala
Image courtesy of Como Laucala

Add to this private pools for each of the lodge’s 25 residences, a wellness retreat that allows you to create your own soaps and lotions, and other luxury facilities, and its $6,440 nightly fee for 2 adults just might sound well worth it.

4. Singita Grumeti Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania

What do you get for a $5,800/night stay (for 2 adults) at the Singita Grumeti Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania?

The Singita sasakwa lodge is one of the most expensive hotels in the world
Image courtesy of Sasakwa Lodge

Access to untouched nature and top-notch luxury so that you can truly relax and connect with the universe without sacrificing the comforts you have come to know and love.

5. Amangiri, USA

At Amangiri, nature at its finest and rawest is once again the principal offering, with luxury amenities as the bonus.

A room at the Amangiri resort in Utah
Image courtesy of Amangiri

If you love the desert and are looking to unwind in a location cut off from our busy world, then at an average of $4,913/night for two, the Amangiri resort in Utah will offer you this on a platter of sheer luxury.

6. Singita Lebombo Lodge, South Africa

At an average price of $4,688/night for 2, South Africa’s Singita Lebombo is number six on the list of the most expensive hotels in the world currently.

The singita lebombo lodge is part of the most expensive hotels in the world
Image courtesy of Singita Lebombo Lodge

And if you’re wondering whether its price tag is justified, maybe a mental picture of traditionally-designed yet luxurious structures suspended between river and sky with the best of nature filtering in through open spaces will convince you.

7. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana

Set on a private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Belmond Eagle is yet another resort that allows its guests to enjoy the finest offerings of nature, whether they are ensconced in the comfortable luxury of their rooms, or are out in the open, traversing land, water or sky.

an elephant in front of a lodge at Belmond eagle island
Image courtesy of Eagle Island Lodge

All these are available to guests for an average price of $4,550/night for two.

8. Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Maldives

Wondering if $4,473 for 2 guests is a good price to pay nightly for resort accommodation?

Kudadoo lodge
Image courtesy of Kudadoo

Well, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island believes that when the offer includes exceptional cuisine, leisure and wellness activities which can be planned with the help of a personal butler, and, a fully solar-powered facility among other perks, the price is well worth it.

9&10. Singita Boulders Lodge and Singita Ebony Lodge, South Africa
Deck at one of the lodges at Singita Ebony, one of the most expensive hotels in the world
Image courtesy of Singita Ebony Lodge

Whether you choose to stay at Singita Boulders Lodge or the Singita Ebony Lodge both in Sabi Sands, the promise is an exceptional safari experience in tastefully-designed lodges for an average of $4,456/night for two.

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