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
Manshausen  
Island
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Owned by a polar explorer, writer, and photographer, Børge Ousland, Manshausen Island Resort has a taste of true adventure. Its tagline, “where sea and mountains meet”, captures well the remote and beautiful surroundings of the property. Manshausen is a 55-acre private island far above the Arctic Circle in Norway and …
Accommodation types: Nature   Remote
Location: Nordskot  Norway  West Europe
Bergaliv  
Loft House
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Are you after some 'lagom' in your life? Lagom is a Swedish notion of life equilibrium or, in other words, having “not too much, not too little”. Bergaliv Landscape Hotel captures this sentiment perfectly. The simple wooden construction is just enough to make you cozy and comfortable without distracting you …
Accommodation types: Nature   Treehouse
Location: Vallsta  Sweden  West Europe
St. Martenslane  
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Located in one of the oldest cities in Holland, Maastricht, the Hotel St. Martenslane is a charmingly small hotel in a convenient location. While the hotel isn’t grand in size, the 13 rooms are certainly comfortable and spacious. Guests can choose to stay in a medium room, large room, x-large …
Accommodation types: Design
Zero Box  
Lodge
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ZERO Box Lodge is not just another budget hotel. Located right in the heart of beautiful Port, ZERO is a self-proclaimed “ground-breaking experience”. How so? Let’s start with the basics. There are three types of rooms or “boxes”, as they call them here. Zero is a windowless room with a …
Accommodation types: Art
Location: Porto  Portugal  West Europe
Locanda  
La Gelsomina
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Wondering where to go for your next yoga or wellness retreat? Forget the usual suspects and head to this under-the-radar yoga destination in… Malta. Set right in the heart of the picturesque town called Birgu, a stone's throw away from the historic capital of Valletta, Locanda La Gelsomina is housed …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Birgu  Malta  West Europe
BLOC Hotel  
Birmingham
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BLOC Hotel Birmingham is all about that comfort. From easy public transport access to cleverly designed rooms, everything about this place is thought out to make things simple and convenient. Throw in a bit of that sleek urban design and some tech novelty, and you’ve got a pretty solid choice …
Accommodation types: Design
Capsule Hotel  
Lucerne
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If you’ve been putting that Swiss holiday away because of the high prices, here’s some good news. Switzerland just got its very first capsule hotel with a pretty affordable price tag! Capsule Hotel Lucerne is located right on the edge of the historic city center and just 10 minutes on …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Norrqvarn  
Hotell
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Norrqvarn Hotell is set in an old mill on the banks of Göta Canal, Sweden. Surrounded by woods and fields, the hotel seems pretty idyllic, yet nothing ordinary. But… there’s a couple of surprises hiding around the corner. In a nod to the youngest guests (and those of us who …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Treehouse
Location: Lyrestad  Sweden  West Europe
Hotel Jakarta  
Amsterdam
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The fascination with Indonesia is high in the Netherlands. In addition to the countless Indonesian restaurants, Amsterdam has now gotten its own 4-star hotel inspired by mixing the two cultures. And very appropriately, the hotel is set at the IJ river, where ships used to leave for Jakarta. At first …
Accommodation types: Design
Schutzhütte  
Schöne Aussicht
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Schöne Aussicht or Bella Vista (“beautiful view” in English) are not just empty names. The views from this mountain refuge are truly stunning and completely wild. Located in Val Senales in South Tyrol, the hotel is surrounded by nothing but glaciers and mountain peaks. Of course, it’s not that easy …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Culzean  
Castle
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With its dramatic clifftop setting, rich history, and beautiful natural surroundings, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This 18th-century Scottish castle is packed to the turrets with antique furniture, artworks, and various other unique period objects. Highlights include the Round Drawing Room with its panoramic views …
Accommodation types: Castle
Backstage Hotel  
Zermatt
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Located in the mountains of Switzerland, the Backstage Hotel in Zermatt is a beautifully designed luxury option for those looking for the ultimate getaway. Every piece of furniture in this hotel is made by hand in the studio of the artist, architect, and designer Heinz Julen. With walnut, chrome, and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain
La Cabane du  
Capitaine Némo II
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Captain Nemo’s cabin is a quirky apartment located in Nantes, France, made to resemble where the popular fictional book hero might have lived. Nemo (Latin for “no one”) is a mysterious figure and scientific genius who roams the deep sea in his submarine, avoiding dry land unless it’s uninhabited. This …
Accommodation types: Fairytale
Location: Nantes  France  West Europe
West Usk  
Lighthouse
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Built in 1821 by a Scottish architect, this lighthouse located at the mouth of the River Usk in the United Kingdom now holds four guest rooms. A stone spiral staircase takes you to the first floor, where all the rooms to let are. These wedge-shaped bedrooms (arranged around a wishing …
Accommodation types: Lighthouse
The Alpina  
Gstaad
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Since late 2012, the Alpina Gstaad hotel has been alluring visitors from around the world with its old-school Swiss charm and chic modernity. The Alpina Gstaad winner of several distinct hotel awards should be your go-to destination for a one-of-a-kind Swiss experience. These accommodations go above and beyond to provide …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
Radisson Blu  
Berlin
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Germany's capital city is the historical backdrop to many poignant moments of history, with numerous museums, monuments, galleries, and other points of interest to illustrate them. Due to its laidback lifestyle, friendly locals, and dynamic vibe, it’s no wonder why Berlin is one of Europe’s most visited cities. Situated on …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Berlin  Germany  West Europe
Scandic  
Narvik
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Scandic Narvik is quite possibly the most modern hotel in Narvik, a city characterized by hiking trails, old-world historical sites, and museums. However, the Narvik Hotel offers one of the tallest buildings in the region (tallest in Narvik at 52m / 171ft) and a huge sloping glass exterior. You will …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Narvik  Norway  West Europe
Frutt Family  
Lodge
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Frutt Family Lodge is not your usual family hotel - they call themselves a 3-generation hotel because they cater to kids’, parents’, and grandparents’ needs simultaneously. From the design of rooms to types of entertainment, this Swiss Alpine hotel aims to keep everyone in the family happy and satisfied (the …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Spa
Badrutt’s Palace  
Hotel
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Nothing screams “luxury” like a holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. So if you’re heading to the birthplace of Alpine tourism, make sure to indulge in all the extravagance the place has to offer. If you ask me, booking a room in the famous Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a pretty good …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Palace
The Torridon  
Hotel
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The Torridon Hotel is set on 58 acres of private parkland in one of the most scenic parts of the United Kingdom. Located on the banks of Loch Torridon, the property overlooks the iconic Scottish Highlands landscape: snow-capped mountains, glittering lochs, and miles upon miles of fields and forests. This …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature