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
'21jul27
BOOK1  
Design Hostel
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Freshly opened BOOK1 Design Hostel follows the attractive new trend of stylish affordability. It's located in a former library building from 1934 in the heart of Aarhus. Danish people take design seriously, and this place is no exception. Innovative architecture and eye-pleasing design details are all around at BOOK1. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: Aarhus  Denmark  West Europe
'21jun21
Market Street  
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The most significant architectural challenge to face is to fit in a modern building in an old town protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The globally renowned architects JMARCHITECTS and famous design studio FG Stijl squared up. They did a remarkable job filling in a gap in the historical …
Accommodation types: Design
'21jun8
Anthenea  
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The solar-powered and self-sufficient capsules by Athenea float on water. It's the brainchild of naval architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle, who was inspired by the floating saucer in the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. These eco-luxe pods take hotel suites to a whole new level. They can be installed …
Accommodation types: Boat   Floating   Underwater
Location: Lannion  France  West Europe
'21may31
Villa Crespi  
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Neo-Moorish is an exotic architectural style that reached its peak popularity in the mid-19th-century. It took elements and inspiration from Islamic art. There are only a handful of examples of such buildings in Europe. One of them is Villa Crespi, which lies near Lake Orta's shores, in the scenic Italian …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
'21may25
Treehouse Hotel  
London
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Treehouse in the heart of London? Well, not exactly. It's located in a 1960s office block that takes up the top five floors. Not quite the treehouse you would imagine, but it's not about the exterior looks, rather the indoor atmosphere; wooden parquets, a bunch of vintage furniture, colorful bits, …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: London  England  West Europe
'21may4
Hotel Belvedere  
Rhonegletscher
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The iconic Alpine hotel of the 19th-century has seen better days. Back in the early times, at the peak of its operation, tourists flocked to see Rhône Glacier's breathtaking. Hotel Belvédère is located on a majestic curvy mountain road. The Furka Pass is a road tripper's paradise in the high …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Mountain
'21apr22
Wikkelboats  
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The Rijnhaven, with its floating forest and the iconic Rijnhaven Bridge, is one of the oldest ports of the Nieuwe Maas River, dating back to 1895. Wikkelboats launched a small hotel with just four tiny floating houses in this quirky part of Rotterdam. The sustainable water houses offer unique accommodation …
Accommodation types: Boat   Floating
'21apr15
Barabas  
Hotel
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The central prison of Lucerne was built in 1862 and had been operating up until 1998. This historic building was recently repurposed, allowing you to stay in one of the 60 prison cell rooms. The hotel got its name after Barabas, a brave pacifist man who refused military service, and …
Accommodation types: Jail
'21apr14
Room Mate  
Bruno
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The status of psilocybin mushrooms changed to illegal in the Netherlands in 2008, but it didn't stop Room Mate Bruno from being high on an artistic trip. This hotel is located in a former tea warehouse of the Dutch East India Company. Step inside, and you will find that the …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
'21apr12
Steel House  
Copenhagen
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The brand new world of backpacking opens up new prospects for hostels, one that is not afraid to be bold. Taking inspiration from the hotels in New York, the facade is covered by corten steel, and the industrial design continues to be dominant inside. Progressive thinking went into the concept …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel   Industrial
'21apr7
EVOLUTION  
Lisboa
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How should the future of hotels look like? EVOLUTION Lisboa has taken matters into their own hands and came up with a new concept for providing pioneering accommodation. The evolutionary idea derives from the ever-changing way we live. The hotel wants to adapt to the needs of the new tech-savvy …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
'21apr2
La Minervetta  
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Sorrento, the charming cliff-side town on the famous Amalfi Coast, features beautiful architecture. It's the last stop on the Circumvesuviana rail line running from Naples, only taking an hour to reach your destination. Sorrento is renowned for its gorgeous handicrafts such as ceramics, lace, and woodwork. Maison La Minervetta embraces …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Sorrento  Italy  West Europe
'21mar31
Het Arresthuis  
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Het Arresthuis is located in the Dutch town of Roermond. Unlike in Rotterdam, the skyline here is still dominated by the towers of its two 13th-century churches: St. Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster or 'Munsterkerk' in Dutch. The old town is right at the bank of the Meuse river with …
Accommodation types: Jail
'21mar25
Hotel Villa Ducale  
Taormina
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Taormina is a charming medieval hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. Hotel Villa Ducale sits right above the old town blessed with exceptional panorama on Mount Etna and the Strait of Messina. In the right weather condition, you can see as far as the ancient port city, Catania. …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Taormina  Italy  West Europe
'21mar23
The Omnia  
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Famed Swiss skiing capital, Zermatt, is at the foot of Switzerland's highest peaks in the Matter Valley. Rooms and suites use a minimalist approach, with warm materials and classic photos as decoration. Our pick of the range, the Omnia Roof Suite, comes with a Japanese cedar bathtub along with a …
Accommodation types: Mountain
'21mar12
Hotel Danieli  
Venice
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The legendary Venetian hotel was built at the end of the 14th-century by the Dandolos, a noble family of the era. It adjoins a number of other buildings constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Remarkable features like the pink facade with marble sills, white turrets, and balconies with pointed …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
'21mar10
Stayokay  
Domburg
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Backpacking can be a tiring business, particularly if you arrive at a hostel with the expectation to have a good rest and a clean shower. Most often than not, this remains to be a dream. Stayokay Domburg is the most substantial contrast yet to be seen for the whole cheap-hostel …
Accommodation types: Castle   Hostel
'21mar1
Alpin Panorama  
Hotel Hubertus
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See, they have made a mistake here. We were fooled to believe 5-star means a plush bed, a list of in-room amenities, and a basic spa. Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus received a 4-star rating, and that keeps us hanging in disbelief more than their suspended pool. The alpine building is …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Spa
Location: Valdaora  Italy  West Europe
'20dec14
The Oitavos  
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The Grand Y-shape of the José Amaral Anahory designed ultramodern building is subtly asking the question, "why wouldn't you come for a visit?". Located in a beautiful spot of Cascais, right by the Atlantic Ocean, The Oitavos is surrounded by the pristine nature of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The 5-star …
Accommodation types: Golf   Luxury   Spa
'20dec7
Hotel Klosterbräu  
& SPA
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Owned by the Seyrling family, Klosterbräu, a former 16th-century monastery, has been operational since 1516. That's over 500 years' worth of experience in hospitality! The 5-star Tyrolean wellness hotel is located in the Alps in the old farming village of Seefeld. The major touristic hotspot has some of the best …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Seefeld  Austria  West Europe