Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Design Hotels
Dunant Hotel - The First 0 Star Hotel
'13jan10
Dunant Hotel  
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If you were to tell me that you are going to stay in a “0 star hotel” I might wonder if you are planning to sleep in a ditch. But I would be very ill-informed. The Dunant Hotel has chosen to bill itself as “0 star” to reflect its philosophy ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Wooden Water-Side Lodges - Werf Ijlst? Werf Isit? Oh there it is
'12dec19
Werf Ijlst  
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In Northern Netherlands people don’t drive so much. They cycle the flatlands breathing fresh air or they take a boat along a network of clean waterways. The area is full of historic attractions and European charm. To make the most of your stay, the Werf Ijlst hotel offers its guests ...
Accomodation types: Boat   Design
Hotel Pelirocco – The Rock n Roll Hotel
'12dec18
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Pelirocco
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Billed as Britain’s “sauciest hotel” the Pelirocco has much to delight you, especially if you happen to be in the mood for some busy lovemaking. Or not as the case may be, there is plenty to do. They will organize a professional makeover and glamorous photo shoot for you. The ...
Accomodation types: Design
Kennedy School Hotel
'12dec14
Kennedy  
School
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This elementary school was built in 1915 in a semi-remote location in Northeast Portland. One of the first rules installed for pupils and parents in the early years forbade the taking of pop shots at the rabbits from the moving streetcar. It closed its doors as a school in 1974 ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Portland  USA  North America
Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid – Freedom and Inspiration
'12dec13
Hotel Silken  
Puerta América Madrid
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This is one of the most ambitious design hotels in the world. Why have one or two prize-winning architects when you can have 19? Creative freedom is the ethos of the hotel which cost an estimated 75million Euro to finance. Each architect was given a free reign over one floor ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Madrid  Spain  West Europe
Eco Lodge Mancora
'12nov22
Eco Lodge  
Mancora
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Northern Peru - the sun sets like an Orange half disappearing behind the blue punch of the ocean. It’s a popular beach but you have privacy because you are staying in the Eco Lodge Mancora. This small but perfectly formed hotel is part of the eco-lodge movement. Therefore it is ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Location: Mancora  Peru  South America
Nhow – Europe’s first music hotel
'12nov14
Nhow  
Berlin
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The glamorous music industry meets modern hotels in Berlin. This is probably the only hotel in the world that has a dedicated “music manager”, its own recording studio and rehearsal rooms. They even provide guitars and keyboards as room service. The hotel is built around the concept of ‘dynamic space’ ...
Accomodation types: Design   Music
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
The Farm – Creativity in the Subcontinent
'12nov2
The Farm  
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The Farm is a creative project by husband and wife, Surya and Ritu Singh. It resides on a 16 acre plot close to the cosmopolitan centre of the region, Jaipur. The whole hotel is made from recycled materials and seeks to be original in design and concept. Each room is ...
Accomodation types: Design   Gypsy
Location: Jaipur  India  South Asia
Blow Up Hall 5050 – The Reception-Less Hotel
'12oct30
Blow Up Hall  
5050
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Blow Up Hall 50/50 is a complex which includes a restaurant, art gallery and hotel. It commissioned its hallmark installation to be designed by crucial artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is one of the top digital artists in the world. He is a BAFTA prize-winner and his work has appeared in ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design   Luxury
Location: Poznan  Poland  East Europe
The Charming House – Boutique styles with an arty flavour
'12oct24
The Charming  
House
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Ok, so you can enter this Venetian boutique hotel in a gondola, sailing in under the portcullis into the kind of mysterious tunnel you might expect to find Cardinal Richelieu doing something crafty in; but luckily for you, this is not revolutionary France, this is modern day Venice and you ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
Son Gener – Romantic Spain in this Farmhouse
'12oct22
Son Gener  
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The Son Gener hotel is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored set in acres of private property in a very rural and quiet area of Majorca. Far from the madness of the tourist-thronged beach and thong-bottomed festivities of the south; the beaches nearby are as if you stepped back in ...
Accomodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Seekoo Hotel – Live in a iceburg of coolness
'12oct19
Seekoo  
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‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between a plastic and a metal that can be shaped ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bordeaux  France  West Europe
Rolling Huts – Rock n Roll n Outdoor Pursuits
'12oct4
Rolling Huts  
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“Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep your wagon rollin” so the song goes, unless, that is, you’re staying in a special rolling hut. In which case, you will want to stay right where you are in Washington’s beautiful Methow Valley. The remarkably versatile wooden units were designed to be an alternative to ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Winthrop  USA  North America
Home Hotel Buenos Aires – make yourself at home
'12sep21
Home Hotel  
Buenos Aires
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This boutique hotel is designed to make you feel like you are at home; or at least the guest of someone with exquisite taste and a lot of money. The furniture is vintage Swedish, the views are of the peaceful garden and there are MP3 players and individually controlled air ...
Accomodation types: Design
Hotel Antumalal – Modern Design: Ancient Jungle
'12sep14
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Antumalal
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Built in the 1940s in the Bauhaus style, this modern architecture is striking and functional. It looks wide awake with windows that open up the side of the building and encompass views of the beautiful habitats of Pucon. Manicured gardens blossom with local plants, trees and shrubs and you can ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature   Spa
Baby Grand Hotel – The art rebel hotel
'12sep12
Baby Grand  
Hotel
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So you’re fed up with anonymous hotel corridors, beige walls and red carpets. And you have dined in too many dark-wood restaurants with leather-bound menus. So what you need to do is go to Athens and head over to the Baby Grand Hotel and get your mind blow-dried by some ...
Accomodation types: Cartoon   Design
Location: Athens  Greece  East Europe
The G Hotel – Arty and hip to the touch
'12sep10
The G Hotel  
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No, the G here doesn’t stand for ‘Gangsta’ although they may serve Crystal Champagne. Interiors by Philip Treacy OBE (he was the guy who designed the Internet’s favorite hat – the one worn by Princess Beatrice’s at the royal wedding). This top designer used an eclectic style palate drawing from ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Galway  Ireland  West Europe
Michelberger Hotel – Bed and breakfast for heroic hipsters
'12sep6
Michelberger  
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This hotel was first conceived as a place for a group of friends to live together. Then they decided to make it into a hotel where everything is made by the darlings of Berlin’s burgeoning art scene. So expect the unexpected. The hotel rule book has been cut up and ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Sliding House – A wooden cabin from the future
'12sep4
Sliding  
House
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So it’s an ultra-modern wooden cabin with views over the grand ocean waves by the famous Hirtle’s Beach. It may look like the sort of cube you would find in a toddler’s mouth but inside it is a triumph of eco-sensitive architecture and cutting edge ergonomics. It has caused considerable ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Consolacion Hotel
'12aug27
Consolacion  
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This hotel gives you the choice: traditional Spanish Baroque or Japanese-style cubes. The designer was inspired to create the unique ‘Kube’ rooms after reading a philosophical piece called ‘In Praise of Shadows’ by Tanizaki who is one of Japan’s great modern writers. It is a sophisticated space with one glass ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Monroyo  Spain  West Europe
Argonaut Hotel
'12aug21
Argonaut  
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Blessed by the Goddess Hera, Jason and his team of Argonauts boarded a vessel bound for mystical lands… hang on… wrong review. Yes, the Argonaut Hotel does not have anything to do with golden fleeces or reanimated skeletons. Well - that’s disappointing. Actually, the name refers to the first citizens ...
Accomodation types: Design
Paco de Pombeiro
'12aug20
Paco  
de Pombeiro
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Not long ago, it was just another ruined castle. Now beautifully restored, it sits in 10 hectares of land and historic vineyard. The old outbuildings have been incorporated into the new design to create a modern complex making the most of the historic architecture. In 1163 a crusading knight, friend ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Vizela  Portugal  West Europe