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
Molja Lighthouse
'13jul23
Molja  
Lighthouse
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Ålesund is a sea port in Norway and is home to a large concentration of Art Nouveau Architecture – an ostentatious style which utilizes sweeping organic forms and a harmony of shape popular in Europe in the early 20th Century. The town makes for a unique visit. But hang on; ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse
Location: Alesund  Norway  West Europe
Whitepod
'13jul19
Whitepod  
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*Future Igloos* Brand new for winter 2012/13 these futuristic eco pods nestle in the Alps creating a little igloo village. Your pod is made out of insulating fiber and has a wood-burner for comfort. There is an en-suite bathroom and super luxurious bedding. Whitepod is part of the eco-tourism movement ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Mountain   Nature   Tent
Det Hanseatiske Hotel
'13jul17
Det Hanseatiske  
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*Historic Norwegian Hotel in Bryggen* Situated in an historic trading building – part of the Bryggen world heritage site – the Hanseatiske Hotel is a place where you can step back in time. In its long history the house has been a work place, residence, warehouse and a restaurant. This ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bergen  Norway  West Europe
Abitart Hotel
'13jul11
Abitart  
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*Contemporary Art Hotel in Rome* Very stylish art hotel in Rome. Located halfway between the Ostiense and Testaccio neighbourhoods near to traditional restaurants, shops and bars abuzz with clientele. Every lamp, application and decoration is a unique design piece created by a contemporary Roman artist. Unique and expressive artworks transform ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Location: Rome  Italy  West Europe
Belle Tout Lighthouse
'13jul10
Belle Tout  
Lighthouse
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*The Old Famous English Lighthouse* The bright chalk cliffs of Beachy Head rise 162 metres above sea level and create a dramatic setting for this hotel with a difference. Petitions were first made to build a lighthouse in the location in 1691 due to the large numbers of shipwrecks on ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse   Nature
Casa da Cisterna
'13jul9
Casa  
da Cisterna
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*Medieval and beautiful* This fortified village on the Spanish/Portugal boarder has seen its fair share of action over the last millennium. Conquered and occupied by everyone from the Romans to the Moors the castle lies in ruins. The old village remains in good condition and is an amazing place to ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Nature
Museumotel
'13jul5
Museumotel  
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*The future as it was in the 1960s* Created in the 1960s as a vision of future living, these quirky concrete cottages are certainly unusual. The buildings are examples of the “concrete veil” style of architecture that sought to create cheap, functional and aesthetic houses. The idea was to build ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
Artist Residence Brighton
'13jul4
Artist Residence  
Brighton
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Brighton is one of Britain’s coolest towns where a combination of wealth, music and fringe culture merges to create a colorful melee. The Art Hotel is at the centre of all that. Whether you want to hang out with the vegans, dance with the gays or nod with the Hip ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Romany Gypsy Caravan & Showmans Waggon
'13jul2
Romany Gypsy  
Caravan
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*Unusual rural relaxation* Self catering holidays in England. Not the most attractive proposition is it? You’re probably thinking of rainy campsites and the horrors to be endured in the communal shower-block. But there are some amazing experiences to be had if you know where to look. Take, for example, “Quirky ...
Accomodation types: Gypsy   Nature   Trailer
Ooops Hotel - Oops! It appears my hotel has sunk
'13jun25
Ooops  
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At first glance it looks like this hotel is a victim of flooding – half submerged in Lake Mälaren. The foundations, driven into the lake bed, have been made to look as if they are the ground floor of a house creating a cunning illusion. You are delivered to this ...
Accomodation types: Island
Location: Vasteras  Sweden  West Europe
The Proposal Zürich
'13jun24
The Proposal  
Zürich
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*There’s unique hotels and then there’s The Proposal* I really want to stay here. I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend the night in a house that is full of a huge inflatable fatman? I’m staying here invites a sensation that hits the sweet spot somewhere between amusement and confusion. ...
Accomodation types: Art   Car   Concept
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel - The best pool party in the World!
'13jun20
Ushuaia Ibiza  
Beach Hotel
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*Adults Only* Where in the world would a nightclub and hotel merge to create a hotel-club hybrid with an open air dance floor, pool and music stage? Ibiza of course. Feel like a king or queen of the night as you view the party from your own private balcony. The ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Music
Hotel Arena
'13jun4
Hotel  
Arena
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This grand building was built in 1886 as a women’s hospital. It was administered by a charity who cared for the poor and vulnerable women in society because there was no welfare state in those days. During the Second World War, the property was occupied and later used to house ...
Accomodation types: Design
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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*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
'13mar18
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
'13mar16
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