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
Aufberg 1113
'12aug6
Aufberg 1113  
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Two specially commissioned holiday apartments located high in the Austrian Alps where the scented air holds, in its spell, spicy conifer forests and ancient glaciers. Professor of architecture, Andreas Meck used bird’s nests for his inspiration. He placed his design hotel on the edge of a deep valley with views ...
Accomodation types: Design   Mountain   Nature
Hotel Punta Grande - The smallest hotel in the world
'12aug3
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Punta Grande
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It holds the world record for ‘smallest hotel in the world’ and, when you arrive at Punta Grande, you will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at the home of an insane fisherman with a love for very exposed locations. Situated on a rocky outcrop in the island of ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Island
Location: El Hierro  Spain  West Europe
The Royal Crescent
'12aug2
The Royal  
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The Royal Crecent, Bath, was built in the 1770s by noted architect, John Wood. A keen occultist and freemason, when viewed from above, the crescent represents the moon as part of a series of buildings that mimic Masonic symbols. Shapeshifting Lizards notwithstanding, The Royal Crescent Hotel is a fine place ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional
The Canvas Hotel – shiny bikes, steep hills and cold lakes
'12jul30
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You are balancing on a mountain bike at the top of slither of rocky trail running steeply down a mountainside. Everything is focused on your next maneuver. Your behind hovers behind the saddle for balance, feet in firm contact with the pedals, white knuckles on the handlebars, you choose your ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Remote   Yurt
Location: Nissedal  Norway  West Europe
Nordic Light Hotel
'12jul29
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Famous for its ‘mood rooms’ – this is Stockholm’s foremost design hotel. Its rooms are fitted with lighting designed to inspire moods and create atmospheres – like lighting a candle and dimming the lights - only more awesome. You can choose ‘relaxing blue’, ‘refreshing green’ or ‘pulsing red’ and adjust ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Farol Design Hotel
'12jul27
Farol  
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The tourist industry in Cascais has had a great time recently. This gorgeous medieval village boasts a fine location that has long been used as a getaway for the rich and famous. The top real estate here is the old aristocratic mansions that lie on rocky outcrops, high above the ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury
Controversy Tram Hotel
'12jul20
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Controversy is a delightful piece of insanity courtesy of a Dutch couple who love converting obsolete public transport into luxury accommodation. Their farm is a museum to reclaimed vehicles; everything from a 1958 Cadillac to a modern day MIG fighter jet. You can catch the MIG humorously placed on top ...
Accomodation types: Museum   Train
Hard Day’s Night Hotel
'12jul13
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I will attempt to talk about this Beetles-themed hotel with no terrible Beetles-related puns. It will be hard, can I do it? Read on. Situated next door to the famous ‘Cavern Club’ where the Beetles first rose to fame, this hotel is perfectly suited for fans to explore all the ...
Accomodation types: Design
The Crane Hotel
'12jul11
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Blue Head, the Spider and Long William are not sexual euphemisms but are actually nicknames for this old harbor crane which holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Apparently, it took a team of ‘history fanatics’ two years to restore it to former glory and open it as a ...
Accomodation types: Industrial
Lighthouse Hotel
'12jul9
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Not just the location for awesome Australian children’s program, Round the Twist lighthouses are also hotels. And they save lives too. Let’s hear it for lighthouses! This tower was active for over 75 years with parts of it dating back over 200 years when a huge flame was used to ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse
Lifeboat Hotel
'12jul5
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Unusually for a decommissioned lifeboat hotel (wow, I’ve talked about so many unique hotels that this phrase doesn’t even seem strange) this one is still functioning. You can hire a captain to take you, your partner and your whole hotel out into the open sea. Now that sounds fun! This ...
Accomodation types: Boat
Chateau St Philippe
'12jul4
Chateau  
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Chateau St. Philippe is the ideal place to enjoy the quintessential French lifestyle. Explore local bakeries, cheese shops, and open-air markets that typify French living. Excellent shopping and restaurant opportunities can be found in the surrounding towns and villages. Take in the spectacular views of the Alps, Mt. Blanc and ...
Accomodation types: Chateau   Traditional   Wine
Walworth Castle Hotel
'12jun29
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Luckily this isn’t Walworth Castle in London which is real, non-converted prison. No this is Walworth in County Durham, one of England’s most rural and beautiful counties. Parts of the castle date back to the 12th Century when a string of fortifications were erected around the country by the Norman ...
Accomodation types: Castle
IceHotel – Nice Ice, Baby
'12jun28
IceHotel  
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Like the Fortress of Solitude in Superman minus the crystal-powered computer, the ICEHotel is built every winter in Swedish Lapland. It melts every summer and rises again the following year. An open to call to artists, architects and designers is always open and the hotel pushes creativity forward with a ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Ice
MO.OM Hotel
'12jun27
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This hotel bills itself as ‘Hotel & Motel, Love & Sex, Business & Relax all become One’. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a terrifically messy evening. But then, maybe I’m not Italian enough. You can choose whether to stay in the Hotel building or the Motel ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Hotel im Wasserturm
'12jun22
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im Wasserturm
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Once, it was Europe’s biggest water tower, now it is one of the best conversion jobs in the world. In this 130 year-old building, you will stay inside a design job worth $75 million. The 11 meter high lobby is as impressive as the collection of art hanging on the ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Cologne  Germany  West Europe
Juvet Landscape Hotel – ‘looking up Gaia’s skirt’ or ‘it’s all about the trees, man’
'12jun19
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These rooms were specially designed to bring you as close to nature as possible while still shielding you from its cold winds and sharp-toothed citizens. The simple pine and glass constructions are built on metal stilts that can be pulled from the ground leaving no trace of any construction being ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Spa
Location: Sylte  Norway  West Europe
Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
'12jun13
Conscious Hotel   
Vondelpark
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A veteran hotelier’s wife gives birth to a child on a starry night. And when the proud father looks past the waving arms and feet into that child’s eyes, he was forever changed. Which is roughly what happened to make Dutch duo, Marco and Sam open a hotel aiming to ...
Accomodation types: Design   Eco
Fabriken Furillen – fans of The Killing take note
'12jun12
Fabriken  
Furillen
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A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby ...
Accomodation types: Design   Industrial   Island
Location: Larbro  Sweden  West Europe
V8 Hotel - Heavenly place for the petrolheads
'12jun8
V8 Hotel  
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‘Britain has some of the safest roads in Europe. But this isn’t Britain. Dis is za Autobahn’. Take advantage of the Autobahn’s no speed limit driving as you career full pelt into the V8 Hotel car park, pulling off a sweet handbreak stop in the process. As you enter, marvel ...
Accomodation types: Car   Design   Museum
Jumbo Stay - Sleep in a Boeing 747
'12jun6
Jumbo  
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For those of you who have not spent enough time crammed into Jumbo Jets, trying to rub the feeling back into your twisted legs, craving for the blackout of sleep but unable to relax because you are stuck in a rigid position while your ears are deafened by the constant ...
Accomodation types: Airplane   Hostel
Location: Arlanda  Sweden  West Europe
Treehotel - Sleep in the Treetops
'12jun3
Treehotel  
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The Tree Hotel offers you the chance to return to childhood fantasies of the ultimate treehouse. All rooms are situated 4-6 meters above the ground among the treetops. Each room is a unique design with hand-picked furniture from local artisans. The Mirrorcube Room is invisible to the human eye but, ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Nature   Tree
Location: Harads  Sweden  West Europe