Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
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Barabas Hotel - Behind Prison Bars In Lucerne
'21apr15
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
RAAS Jodhpur - Boutique Hotel in the Blue City of India
'20jun16
RAAS  
Jodhpur
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You may think RAAS stands for “Really Amazing Accommodations - Seriously!” after staying at the RAAS Jodhpur. Located in the northeastern quarter of India’s famous “Blue City”, the RAAS Jodhpur is a true treasure for all who stay. With 40 rooms and suites, guests will enjoy decor that is both ...
Accommodation types: Fort   Heritage   Luxury
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
Sekeping Kong Heng - Channeling The Past In Historical Malaysia
'18nov12
Sekeping  
Kong Heng
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Sekeping Kong Heng is a boutique hotel located in Ipoh, an old British colonial town with a slow pace of life near to some fabulous hiking trails. The three-story building was originally a home for actors who performed in an adjacent theatre which burnt down in the 1950s. Today, it ...
Accommodation types: Industrial
South Foreland Lighthouse - Victorian Landmark At The White Cliffs Of Dover
'15jul6
South Foreland  
Lighthouse
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The white cliffs of Dover have inspired literature and songs for centuries, in addition to drawing thousands of tourists every year. The South Foreland Lighthouse is one of the most famous Victorian landmarks of the area and offers some of this picturesque area's best views. While most visitors only come ...
Accommodation types: Lighthouse   Nature
Solar do Castelo - Heritage Hotel On The Site Of St. Jorge’s Castle In Lisbon
'15may13
Solar  
do Castelo
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The 18th-century mansion within the confines of St. Jorge’s Castle in Alfama, Lisbon is home to Solar do Castelo. This eco-hotel, which was built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace, offers top-of-the-line hotel rooms with hardwood floors contemporary décor, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with a ...
Accommodation types: Castle
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
Hôtel Droog - Dutch Concept
'15feb17
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Droog
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Whether you are visiting Amsterdam for business or pleasure, or perhaps a mix of both, one of the most unique hotel experiences to be had is at the Hôtel Droog. It is located in the heart of the historical center of the city and what makes it truly interesting is ...
Accommodation types: Art   Concept   Design
Seven4One Hotel - Trendy Spaces By Horst Architects On Laguna Beach
'14feb15
Seven4One  
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This boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, California is a special design hotel created by the famous Horst Architects. They have created a contemporary design in conversation with the quaint aesthetics of Laguna Beach. They used reclaimed wood from buildings demolished in east LA, over 100 years old. The garden seems ...
Accommodation types: Design
Sekeping Tenggiri - A Guest House With A Taste Of Country Living
'13dec5
Sekeping  
Tenggiri
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A relaxing get-away in the suburbs of Bangsar, Sekeping Tenggiri is a surprising mix of art and garden taste. The ambiance of country living is immediately visible in the vine-covered screen marking the patio entrance. The feelings become more pronounced as you enter the enclosed courtyard, with virulent greenery and ...
Accommodation types: Nature
Eve's Garden - Experiments In Organic Living
'13nov13
Eve's  
Garden
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This hotel is an Organic Bed & Breakfast and Ecology Resource Center which means they have amazing gardens overflowing with flowers, hand-built guestrooms using ethically-sourced materials, and a lovely courtyard and tea room. Much of the hotel has been made from recycled materials. There are buildings made from straw-bale and ...
Accommodation types: Concept   Eco-Friendly
Location: Marathon  USA  North America
American Colony Hotel - Unique Historic Building In Jerusalem
'13jul16
American Colony  
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This was originally the home of a Turkish ‘pasha’ or high ranking military officer. In the 19th Century, it became home to a Swedish and American ‘colony’ who were all members of the ‘Christian Utopia Society’. The colony lived a communal lifestyle and engaged in philanthropic work for all the ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Glencomeragh Hermitages - Spiritual Retreat In Ireland
'13mar26
Glencomeragh  
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Run by the Rosminian Order of the Catholic Church, the Glencomeragh Hermitages are part of a wider complex that includes a lovely country house converted for use by those seeking a spiritual retreat. The hermitages are functional, modern constructions set on stilts in the lush Irish hillside. They are made ...
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Clonmel  Ireland  West Europe
Hotel Ukraina Aka Radisson Royal Moscow - Soviet Renaissance And Grandeur
'13feb20
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Ukraina
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This stunning hotel was built in 1952 as part of the ‘Soviet Skyscraper’ project. The foundation stones were laid in 1947 to mark the 800th anniversary of Moscow and celebrate the USSR's victory in World War Two. Though completed after his death, this building and its sisters are seen as ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Soviet
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent – Ba-Roque The Party!
'12nov20
Pillows Grand  
Reylof Ghent
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Built in 1724 during the Baroque period of European art, this historic townhouse is decorated in ostentatious red and gold, thick gilded plaster, and heavy marbling. It has been well cared for in the intervening centuries and was last renovated in the 1990s. It is part of a string of ...
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Gent  Belgium  West Europe
Amangiri Villas - Paleolithic Skyscrapers In A Constellation-Swirled Sky
'12aug23
Amangiri  
Villas
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‘The canyon wilderness, the hoodoo land of spire and pillar and pinnacle where no man lives’ is how transcendental anarchist author, Edward Abbey described the landscape where Amangiri Villas sit; their sandstone walls blending perfectly into the desert setting. The architecture is simple and modern with large glass windows drawing ...
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Location: Kanab  USA  North America
Hotel Aire de Bardenas – Where The Streets Rage With Running Bulls
'12aug14
Hotel Aire  
de Bardenas
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Designed to enhance the beauty of the natural landscape traditionally used for farming and olive grows by the native Basque people, Aire de Bardenas is a great example of how contemporary architecture can be used to build excellent hotels. The main façade of the hotel is built from containers originally ...
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Tudela  Spain  West Europe
Hotel Katajanokka - Escape The Ordinary
'12may28
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Katajanokka
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You will be pleased to know your window does not have bars here. And you can check out whenever you like. When this unusual hotel was a prison, inmates would ask each other: ‘how long is your cake?’ ‘Cake’ was a term Finnish prisoners used to describe the length of ...
Accommodation types: Jail
Sandton Hotel de Filosoof - The Hotel Of Philosophy
'12may5
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de Filosoof
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I love Amsterdam. With street names like PC Hoofdstraat and the Vondelpark, I can imagine only the Von Trapps and Clogs - happy times. This hotel is one for all you philosophy lovers. So, get your heads out of the clouds you dreamers! Unless, of course, you are staying in ...
Accommodation types: Art   Design
Old Mount Gambier Gaol - The Prison That Became A Hostel
'12apr20
Old Mount  
Gambier Gaol
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This building was used as a prison from 1866-1995. Now it is one of the more unusual hostels in the world. Cells have been converted into comfortable rooms and the old prison doors remain as they were, save for a lick of paint and the removal of spy holes. There ...
Accommodation types: Hostel   Jail