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
Airelles Gordes  
La Bastide
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Recently renovated and romantically decorated, this country-house-style hotel located in the hilltop village of Gordes, in France, is unlike any other. Inside, guests will find gorgeous jewel-toned interiors (think: rubies and emeralds) with carved wood paneling and hand-painted beamed ceilings adorning the 40 rooms and suites. More than 4,000 artworks …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Luxury
Location: Gordes  France  West Europe
Glamping & Camping  
Iceland
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If you really want to go off the beaten path, Vestmannaeyjar (The Westman Islands) is an archipelago of 15 islands off the South Coast of Iceland. The islands are host to the largest population of nesting puffins in the world and are equally rich in natural beauty as you would …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Nature   Remote
Villa Vals  
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Tucked away under the snow-capped mountains in the green meadows of the Swiss village of Vals lies the ultimate hidden villa. This house is carved into the mountainside in a flawless design to leave the natural surroundings unharmed. Villa Vals can accommodate up to ten people and is set within …
Accommodation types: Underground
Superbude  
Wien Prater
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Forget about the commercial hotel nonsense spread around the Globe. It's time for a new wave of hospitality that focuses on a friendly, unpretentious environment where you will feel at home. Superbude hits the right chords with its laid-back nature. Breakfast in the afternoon? Sure thing! There is nothing more …
Accommodation types: Design   Hostel
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
S/V Noorderlicht  
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This schooner first set sail in 1910. It spent 100 years sailing to icy destinations all over the world, from the Arctic Circle to the penguin-strewn islands of Antarctica. Today, it has a double life. Since being restored to its former glory, it sets sail every summer on exciting expeditions. …
Accommodation types: Boat   Remote
NH Milano  
Palazzo Moscova
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This neoclassical railway station was opened in 1840 and with trains running from Milan to Monza, the second oldest route in Italy. Today, it has been redesigned into a hotel by a top brand hotel brand, NH. When these fashionistas designed the rooms, they were thinking more of dreams than …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Milan  Italy  West Europe
Slow Cabins  
Lierde
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Slow Cabins plays with the fascinating concept of finding secret remote locations with no other buildings nearby, in the pristine nature to place their eco-cabins. It's aimed at the busy city dwellers to de-stress in a beautiful environment and positively impact their mental and physical health. So where are the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Remote
Wiener Gäste  
Zimmer
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Housed in a 1929 building, the owner and mastermind behind this project, Erwin Gegenbauer, decided to upgrade this historic vinegar brewery with five guestrooms. With the help of architects heri&salli, they tore down the former interior of the building to reveal the original brick walls, wooden ceilings, and steel beams. …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
Les Cabanes  
De Rensiwez
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Set in a gorgeous, sheltered valley of the Ardennes in Wallonia (the French-speaking region of southern Belgium), Les Cabanes de Rensiwez has possibly the most romantic treehouses that you have ever seen. The name means "the crossing of the reindeer", and a part of the pathway leading to the cottages …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Nature   Treehouse
Hotel  
TwentySeven
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The monumental doors of Hotel TwentySeven welcome you to a dream experience, seemingly remote from the bustling Dam Square in Amsterdam, where it's located. This suites-only hotel is housed in the iconic 'Industria' building constructed in 1916. The sixteen sumptuously decorated suites are the exact opposite of Dutch minimalistic design. …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
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
Market Street  
Hotel
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Barabas  
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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
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
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