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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 ...
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 ...
Luckily this isn’t Walworth Castle in London which is 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 Norman ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
You can get involved with the spiritual side of life while staying in this magnificent cave hotel. Located in a converted Byzantine chapel, the area has a rich history that stretches back for thousands of years. The chapel was first carved out of the rock 1000 years ago and to ...
Once, it was Europe’s biggest water tower, now it is one of the best conversion jobs in the world. In this 130 year-old building, you will stay inside a design job worth $75 million. The 11 meter high lobby is as impressive as the collection of art hanging on the ...
All the pomp and grandeur of the Titanic without any of that sillyness with iceburgs; the Queen Mary has had a long and prosperous career with no (fingers crossed) bad renditions of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ yet. Beginning life in the 1930s, it was built in Scotland and became ...
Hooray! Now we can finally combine Golf and modern art. This hotel might look like a giant coffin on stilts but inside you will find a flourish of top design to delight your eyes. Works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor hang in the private ...