Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Quirky Hotels
'21dec17
Old St. Francis School  
McMenamins
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Back to school has never sounded more tempting. Located in a former Catholic schoolhouse in Bend, Oregon, McMenamins Old St. Francis School is a hotel with a twist. The original suites are housed in old classrooms, and the recent extensions stay very much on theme with namesakes such as Donna …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Bend  USA  North America
'21dec8
Mystery Hotel  
Budapest
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The quirkiness starts from the moment you enter the 19th-century freemasons' lodge house. This former meeting place has inspired the concept of Mystery Hotel. The receptions carpet climbing up the ceiling is reminiscent of the magic carpet of Aladdin. Paintings on the walls "come to life" as the subjects in …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'21oct18
Mabi Hotel  
Maastricht
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Hotel Mabi is set in a former cinema and located in the lovely historical part of Maastricht, Netherlands. This boutique hotel is unlike any other – from the decor to the convenient location, it offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience. Rooms range from the Basic Twin to the Corbusier Family Room, …
Accommodation types: Design
'21aug25
Wiener Gäste  
Zimmer
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Housed in a 1929 building, the owner and mastermind behind this project, Erwin Gegenbauer, decided to upgrade this historic vinegar brewery with five guestrooms. With the help of architects heri&salli, they tore down the former interior of the building to reveal the original brick walls, wooden ceilings, and steel beams. …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Vienna  Austria  West Europe
'21aug12
The Roxbury  
At Stratton Falls
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You have to see to believe the fantastical world created by a dedicated couple in the USA. The fairy-tale-like black and white castles with a hint of eye-popping green will catch your attention from the moment you arrive. The owners envisioned Alice in Wonderland happily living together with Willy Wonka …
Accommodation types: Design   Fairytale
Location: Roxbury  USA  North America
'19apr1
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
'18nov23
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
'18jul2
Yellow Sub  
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Ever wanted to live the high life and join one of the biggest bands of all time? Even if you can barely play tambourine, we can all live in a yellow submarine, at least for one night. Fans looking for the full Beatles experience can book accommodation in this unusual …
Accommodation types: Boat
'18may24
Friends by the  
House of Books
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Tucked away on the top two floors of a historic building somewhere in St. Petersburg is one of the best budget hotels. 'Friends by the House of Books' as it's called, is right next to the landmark Zinger House aka the House of books. The hotel decor is vibrant and …
Accommodation types: Cartoon   Hostel   Soviet
'16jan13
Hotel Galeria  
Spirit
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Locally known as the “Butterfly House,” this Slovakian hotel/hostel hybrid in Slovakia looks like something out of a children’s fairytale with its explosions of color and jagged designs. Strikingly bright and bold, Hotel Galéria Spirit is a 5-minute walk from the train station and about 15 minutes from the historic …
Accommodation types: Fairytale   Hippie   Hostel