Five Of The Loneliest Hotels In The World

Everyone has their own idea of what the perfect holiday entails. Some people long for lazy days in the sun, some are keen to visit world-famous landmarks, and others just want to get away from the busyness of their everyday lives.

For those in the last category, there are a lot of options to choose from.

1. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve – South Africa

South Africa has long been a bucket list destination, especially for nature-lovers. There are many breath-taking holiday spots in this country, and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve is without doubt one of the most spectacular. Driving to this family-owned hotel is an experience in itself, as you pass from suburban areas into the quiet and unspoilt Cederberg Mountains.

Visitors to Bushmans Kloof can spend their days relaxing in luxury at the hotel, swimming in pristine mountain pools, or going to see rock art that was painted by San people tens of thousands of years ago.

2. Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa – Chile

This part of Chile is so remote that it evaded colonisation for longer than most other South American regions.

This hotel is situated next to Sarmiento Lake, in Torres del Paine National Park, which offers visitors the opportunity to explore parts of nature that have remained relatively untouched. Staying at Tierra Patagonia allows visitors to breathe and recoup some energy.

3. Wickaninnish Inn – British Columbia, Canada

Apart from ice hockey and almost pathological politeness, Canada is known for its natural beauty and imposing mountains. The Wickaninnish Inn is situated on the west coast in Tofino – a district on Vancouver Island – and is sandwiched between the North Pacific Ocean and dense forest.

Getting there is an experience in itself, as it takes you through remote areas with no cell phone signal – a rare experience in this day and age.

4. Ilimanaq Lodge – Greenland

Greenland, world’s biggest island, is situated between the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean – in order words, it’s pretty chilly. Ilimanaq lodge is situated near the Ilulissat Icefjord – home to Jakobshavn Glacier and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. This hotel is perfect for people who want to enjoy some peace and quiet, far away from the rat race.

It can’t be reached by car; instead, visitors arrive by boat – passing icebergs along the way. This holiday destination is without doubt one of the most isolated in the world, but you can still play at

5. Deplar Farm – Iceland

It’s no surprise that another one of the world’s most remote hotels is situated in Iceland, which has a population density of 3.33 people per square kilometre. Deplar Farm is surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Troll Peninsula and offers guests a myriad of activities (skiing or horse-riding, for example) and many opportunities to experience the isolation and desolate beauty of the country.

Food comes from local farms, and when the sun sets, the breath-taking spectacle of the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis – fills the sky. Deplar Farm also has a spa for visitors who need to rejuvenate from the day in and day out stress of work.