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Reddingsboot Harlingen Boat - Decommissioned Lifeboat Hotel
'12jul5
Lifeboat  
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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 …
Accommodation types: Boat
Chateau St Philippe - Spectacular French Villa With Mt. Blanc Views
'12jul4
Chateau  
St Philippe
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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 …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Traditional   Wine
Shakti 360 Leti Kumaon - 8000 Feet High In The Himalayas
'12jul3
Shakti  
360 Leti
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8000 feet in the Himalayas, the Shakti hotel offers authentic experiences of lands unknown on the usual tourist trail. Set on a ridge with stunning views of the Himalayas. Footpaths and villages are draped like a necklace across the foothills and wilderness that stretches out as far as your view …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Remote
Location: Kapkot  India  South Asia
Ottawa Jail Hostel - Ghosts And Spooky Happenings
'12jul2
Ottawa Jail  
Hostel
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The central location makes this hostel a perfect base for exploring Canada’s historic capital city and the nearby Great Lakes. The hostel is located in the converted Carleton County Gaol that used to house death-row inmates. Since opening to guests in 1972, there have been reports of ghosts and spooky …
Accommodation types: Hostel   Jail
Location: Ottawa  Canada  North America
Walworth Castle Hotel - English Heritage In County Durham
'12jun29
Walworth  
Castle
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Luckily this isn’t Walworth Castle in London which is a 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 …
Accommodation 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 …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Ice
MO.OM Hotel - Hip Hotel & Motel
'12jun27
MO.OM  
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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 …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
Giraffe Manor - Dine With Giraffes In Nairobi
'12jun26
Giraffe Manor  
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The hotel is a converted manor house built in the 1930s in the style of a Scottish hunting lodge. It is part of a modern wildlife sanctuary located 20km from Nairobi. The Rothschild Giraffes who live here are wonderfully tame. If you leave your window open you could even wake …
Accommodation types: Animal   Nature
Location: Nairobi  Kenya  Africa