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There’s something inherently thrilling about being in a cave. The environment is so different to what we usually experience. In your cave-room no outside sounds penetrate the thick rock walls and a deep peace settles your soul as you take to your bed for the night. Rooms are decorated in ...
Unchanged since Tsarist Russia, for 100 years this prison served to brutalize those who fell foul of the Tsar and Communist Party. The place is said to be haunted. Perhaps you feel brave enough to take their tour. Just don’t blame your captors… I mean hosts when you see a ...
Burj-al Arab Hotel was the first hotel to call itself ‘7 Star’. The Emirates Place is the second. I hear they are building an ‘8 Star’ hotel soon. It would take me a whole book to describe this place in detail - there’s so much to do. There is a ...
Sveti Stefan is a fortified village built on an island connected to the Montenegro mainland by a thin causeway. It was originally a Muslim settlement built in the 15th century. When it became Christian, the 12 families living there fortified the village to protect it from the expansionist Ottoman Empire. ...
This hotel is great for seeing Barcelona, one of Europe’s most energetic cities. Centrally located, you will find yourself with easy access to all the sights and attractions. Your room is decorated in the neoclassical style which was popular in the 19th Century when the building was first erected. For ...
‘Here’s Johnny!’ Well, your concierge actually; make sure you tip him well as you are about to take a room in the gorgeous and ghoulish Timberline Lodge, the location for classic horror film, ‘The Shining’. Joking aside, this incredible structure was built entirely by hand in the 1930s and remains ...
If you are going to stay at the STF Eco Lodge, I suggest you wrap up warm and practice swinging an axe because you will be chopping your own firewood – that’s one way of keeping warm and getting your daily work-out done. Sorted. And you will be rewarded with ...
URBN is China’s first carbon-neutral hotel combining modern architecture and Chinese aesthetics. Using recycled materials and uber-efficient deign, its energy usage is so much more efficient than equivalent establishments. The hotel is situated next to the historic French Concession area of the city known for its delights and high-class restaurants, ...
This hotel was named the ‘number one hotel to get naked in’ by Opodo. And if you can push the thought of all the hanky-panky your bed has endured from your mind, you may well enjoy your stay at this premier establishment in the heart of historic Edinburgh. The ‘Glasshouse’ ...
Monte Rosa Hutmore
This hut is owned by the Swiss Alpine Authority and was designed by professors and students of architecture and eco-design from Lucerne University and ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). The crystal-shaped building is designed to make sunlight spiral inside while redistributing thermal body heat from occupants to heat ...