Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
West Europe Hotels
Hotel Raluy - Hotel on Wheels
'13may27
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Raluy
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*Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls* Stay in a circus trailer from the early 20th Century. Once used to house circus performers, this traditional circus trailer has been restored and renovated so you can stay in these unusual quarters. The hotel travels with the famous Raluy Circus all over the ...
Accomodation types: Moving   Trailer
Location: Barcelona  Spain  West Europe
La Crete Fort
'13may20
La Crête  
Fort
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*Sea shanties and adventures* Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fort   Nature
Hotel Viking Iceland
'13may16
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Viking
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*By the hammer of Thor!* Who were the coolest iron-age tribe? The Vikings of course. Their horned helmets, love of pillage and super-fast longboats made them a fiercesome force to be reckoned with in early Europe. Every summer, in a typically unpronounceable Icelandic town, Viking culture comes alive in the ...
Accomodation types: Traditional
Martin's Patershof - Converted church hotel
'13apr29
Martin's Patershof  
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**The converted church hotel** This is a hotel in an historic church located in the art heart of Northern Europe, Mechelen where there are loads of amazing buildings, paintings and sculptures. Many were created in the sixteenth century renaissance. So when you’re done craning your neck and making impressed noises ...
Accomodation types: Church   Design   Luxury
The Dune House
'13apr3
The Dune  
House
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*Unique design for hire* Commissioned by leading company, Living Architecture, this house was designed to reflect the traditional architecture of the area by locating each bedroom within its own gable. A feature picked up by top Norwegian architects, JVA. The roof is made from reflective alloy to capture the seasons ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Glencomeragh Hermitages
'13mar26
Glencomeragh  
Hermitages
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Run by the Rosminian Order of the Catholic Church, the Glencomeragh Hermitages are part of a wider complex which includes a lovely country house converted for use by those seeking a spiritual retreat. The hermitages are functional, modern constructions set on stilts in the lush Irish hillside. They are made ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Clonmel  Ireland  West Europe
Wine Barrel Hotel - De Vrouwe van Stavoren
'13mar17
Wine Barrel  
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Guaranteed to confuse any alcoholic, in this hotel you are supposed to sleep in the wine barrels. The hotel is located in the harbor town of Stavoren which is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. It used to be a wealthy seaport where legend has it, a proud ...
Accomodation types: Wine
The Balancing Barn
'13mar15
The Balancing  
Barn
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*Architecture that’s way over the line* Built by maverick architects MVRDV this barn is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The balancing of the barn has half its mass hanging over a hillside. This adds an element of drama to the building, a sense of impending doom perhaps? Or is ...
Accomodation types: Design
Necker Belle
'13mar12
Necker Belle  
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Virgin Magnate, Richard Branson has recently added a luxury catamaran to his collection of unique hotels. Necker Belle specializes in Whale watching and every year it follows thousands of whales as they meet at Silver Bank in the Caribbean for the annual mating. During this time the Whales come to ...
Accomodation types: Boat   Luxury
Woodpecker Hotel - Hotell Hackspett
'13mar10
Woodpecker  
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To get to your room you will need to climb 13 meters up a rope ladder. It is located high in the boughs of a magnificent Oak tree which is 130 years old. From your private balcony you will command spectacular views of a public park and Lake Mälaren. Room ...
Accomodation types: Tree
Location: Vasteras  Sweden  West Europe
Hi Hotel Eco Spa and Beach
'13mar6
Hi Hotel  
Eco Spa and Beach
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The Hi Hotel is a contemporary hotel and spa located 200 metres from the Mediterranean in Southern France. Designed by France’s best young designer, it is a contemporary space that focuses on well-being and eco philosophy. You can be sure that everything in the hotel is responsibly sourced, the waste ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa
Location: Nice  France  West Europe
Eh Hausl - The smallest hotel in the world
'13mar5
Eh'häusl  
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Fascinating stuff, this hotel. It was built in 1728 and could well be the smallest hotel in the world. The story goes like this: back in ye olden days in Germany, couples who wanted to marry had to own property. So some enterprising local put down his frothy beer and ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Amberg  Germany  West Europe
Prince Noir - A thousand year-old castle B&B
'13mar1
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Noir
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If you were a French Celt living in the 2nd Century AD under threat from the Romans you would want to in Les Baux-de-Provence. Set high in the Alpilles mountains on a rocky outcrop with a view of the surrounding plateau, the location has been inhabited for thousands of years. ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Cave   Traditional
Texel Yurts - Warm and Inviting Yurt Camp
'13feb28
Texel  
Yurts
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I have never had a bad time in a yurt. There’s something lovely about the gas lamps, woodburning stove to keep your group warm on the rug-strewn wooden floor. These things aid relaxation in a way that doesn’t require expensive treatments or over-enthusiastic massages. The structure is circular with the ...
Accomodation types: Yurt
Arte Luise Kunsthotel
'13feb27
Arte Luise  
Kunsthotel
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*One of the coolest galleries in the world…which room would you like?* There’s only one place to be in Europe if you want cutting edge art - Berlin. Artists from all over the world come here to open galleries, boutiques or, in the case of Art Luise, a hotel. The ...
Accomodation types: Art
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
D-Hotel
'13feb26
D-Hotel  
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The astonishing medieval town of Kortrijk in Belgium is home to some of the most well preserved historical architecture in Europe. The city centre is kept free of cars so the atmosphere is left unspoiled. The D-Hotel takes a 19th Century windmill and farm building and marries it with cutting ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa   Windmill
Necker Island
'13feb14
Necker  
Island
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Richard Branson’s private island is named after Dutch explorer, Johannes de Necker who “discovered” it in the 17th Century. It remained unihabited until the late 20th Century. In 1965 two British journalists tried to survive as castaways on the island. They lasted three weeks before they driven off the island ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Tree Houses Alicourts - Luxury treehouses in French country resort
'13feb11
Tree Houses  
Alicourts
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Want to know what area of France is so beautiful it is often called “The Garden of France”? What if I also told you of an amazing place to stay as well? Don’t worry it caters for single, couple and family groups. That would be pretty great right? But that’s ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Tree
Cabanes Als Arbres - Catalan tree house huts
'13feb7
Cabanes  
Als Arbres
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In the Spanish countryside there is a lovely villa. There is a big swimming pool and large garden. You can stay there as a guest too. Nearby is a deep forest. Because of the high altitude the forest is green and sweet-smelling despite being close to the Mediterranean coast. If ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Tree
Les Hautes Roches - Luxury cave hotel in “the garden of France”
'13feb6
Les Hautes  
Roches
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France is a pretty place. From the ornate promenades of Paris to the warm hills of the wine country people love to holiday here. But there is one area that is claimed to be the most beautiful and this is the Loire Valley. The river Loire has carved the valley ...
Accomodation types: Cave   Chateau   Luxury
Corsewall Lighthouse
'13jan30
Corsewall  
Lighthouse
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“Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes; Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise” (Robert Burns) Stranraer in South West Scotland has long been one of the main points of crossing between Ireland and Scotland. The Irish Sea can be tempestuous. Indeed 133 people died in ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse
Le Prince Noir - Wine, sun and history
'13jan28
Le Prince  
Noir
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In the violent and disputed lands of medieval Europe villages needed to be turned into forts at the first sight of iron spears coming through the fields. This hotel is a converted a fortified village built in the 13th Century. Your room is in a 17th Century convent and decorated ...
Accomodation types: Castle