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7 Best 7-Star Hotels in the World

Many travel experts, guests, and hotel aficionados consider these hotels seven stars for their grandiose accommodations and service, though it is not an official rating. Exclusive to the rich and famous, these over-the-top hotel rooms feature lavish amenities with a hefty price tag. From gold-encrusted décor to personal butlers, expect nothing but glitz and glamour at these 7-star hotels.

Best “7-Star” Hotels in the World

Laucala Island Resort - Fiji Laucala Island Resort
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Laucala Island Resort - Fiji

Laucala Island Resort is one of the most luxurious resorts in the South Pacific, where you can take your private jet and enjoy a luxury beach vacation. Found on Laucala Island, the Laucala Island Resort in Fiji is truly an exclusive getaway for the rich and famous. Oprah herself has been known to stay here. The island is home to 25 private villas, the most expensive being the island owner’s Delana Hilltop Estate that costs $55,000 per night. The cheapest one-bedroom villa is still a whopping $4,000 per night. Activities at the resort vary from kayaking to golfing to even submarine rides.

Signiel Seoul - Seoul, South Korea Signiel Seoul
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Signiel Seoul - Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea, is home to a 7-star hotel named the Signiel Seoul. Also, one of the highest buildings in the world, Signiel Seoul, is located in the Lotte World Tower. As the most expensive hotel in the country, Signiel Seoul features Michelin-star chefs in the onsite restaurants and helicopter transfers for its ritziest guests. Although not as expensive as some other hotels on this list, a nightly fee in one of its most costly rooms will still set you back around $1,000. During a stay here, guests will have access to the most extensive champagne bar in Asia and breathtaking views of Seoul’s cityscape.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
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Burj Al Arab, Dubai

This list starts with one of the most iconic hotels in Dubai, Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It’s one of the tallest hotels in the world and the reason why the term “7-star hotel” started. The impressiveness of this hotel starts just from its exterior, as it stands on a manufactured island. For those who have money to throw away on one luxurious night, the Royal Suite will not disappoint, yet it costs $20,000 per night, with some sources claiming it costs upwards of $27,000 per night. As the most expensive suite at Burj Al Arab, the Royal Suite features a butler service, a cinema room, a Rolls Royce chauffeur, and a discreet check-in. Expect nothing less than 7-star service at this 7-star hotel.

Taj Falaknuma Palace - Hyderabad, India Taj Falaknuma Palace
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Taj Falaknuma Palace - Hyderabad, India

This luxury hotel in India is found 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad. Taj Falaknuma Palace is a grand hotel that was initially built in 1884. You will truly live like royalty when you stay here, arriving in a horse-drawn carriage and enjoying a personal butler. The communal spaces are nothing less than luxurious, with marble staircases and 24-karat gold wall moldings. As much as it is a hotel, it is also a relic and museum of the past. Guests can experience precious heirlooms like Nizam’s unique chair, the former monarch of Hyderabad, and the former palace resident.

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Emirates Palace
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Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental

You’ll understand immediately why this Abu Dhabi hotel is worth seven stars once you walk through its doors. Emirates Palace exudes luxury around every corner, as its décor features gold-crusted pieces and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. If you’re in the market to buy some gold, you should probably hit up the gold vending machine here. When you aren’t gawking at the interior of this luxury hotel, you’ll want to get lost on the grounds, which feature 12 outdoor fountains. Rooms range from relatively affordable to $350 per night but reach the extravagant at the most expensive being $11,000 per night.

Hotel President Wilson - Geneva, Switzerland Hotel President Wilson
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Hotel President Wilson - Geneva, Switzerland

Hotel President Wilson in Geneva isn’t necessarily a 7-star hotel; it’s a 5-star hotel that is actually home to the largest and most expensive suite in the world. Being home to this impressive suite, it truly deserves the final spot on this list. Known as The Royal Penthouse Suite, this suite takes up the top floor of the Hotel President Wilson. At approximately $80,000 per night, guests staying in this impressive suite can look forward to grand amenities like a grand piano, bulletproof windows, a billiard table, the world’s largest TV, ancient books and artwork, and of course, an impeccable view of Lake Geneva. This suite has 12 bedrooms and a massive dining room, perfect for hosting a truly iconic party.

Pangu 7 Star Hotel - Beijing, China Pangu 7 Star Hotel
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Pangu 7 Star Hotel - Beijing, China

Pangu 7 Star Hotel, also referred to as Morgan Plaza, is a 7-star hotel in Beijing, China. This dragon-shaped luxury hotel is at an ideal location for travelers, as its near one of the world’s largest libraries. The reason why this hotel is awarded the 7-star title is due to its impressive Sky Courtyard suites. There are 12 Sky Courtyards, which are two stories and feature amenities like wading pools and retractable glass roofs.

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