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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25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity
'13nov14
25hours Hotel  
Hamburg HafenCity
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*Funky Hotel in a Cool Location* This hotel is brand new and chic as hell. It is part of the 25 Hours chain of design hotels. Its location is in an area of Hamburg called HafenCity which is has recently been restored and made into a haven for the leisure ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa
Location: Hamburg  Germany  West Europe
Snow Village
'13nov11
Snow Village  
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*Ice, flow, nowhere to go… apart from, well, here* Palaces of ice have long been a mainstay of story and myth in European culture. From the frost giants of Norse mythology through Hans Christian Andersen’s classic recounting of the “The Snow Queen” to modern day America with its legend of ...
Accomodation types: Ice
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam
'13aug20
Mainport  
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“Rotterdam is anywhere alone” sang The Beautiful South in the 1990s. God knows what they were on about. But one place in Rotterdam that certainly isn’t just anywhere is the Mainport Hotel. The black glass and metal exterior makes a statement from the outset. Your room has some of the ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa
Ooops Hotel
'13jun25
Ooops  
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*Oops! It appears my hotel has sunk* At first glance it looks like this hotel is a victim of flooding – half submerged in Lake Mälaren. The foundations, driven into the lake bed, have been made to look as if they are the ground floor of a house creating a ...
Accomodation types: Island
Location: Vasteras  Sweden  West Europe
Hotel Habita
'13may17
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Habita
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*Habitats of the stylish and chic* This hotel is so cool it looks like an ice cube. See it appear to float around the husk of an old apartment block. Completely rejuvenated now, of course. It looks this way because it is wrapped in frosted glass and, at night, it ...
Accomodation types: Design
D-Hotel
'13feb26
D-Hotel  
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The astonishing medieval town of Kortrijk in Belgium is home to some of the most well preserved historical architecture in Europe. The city centre is kept free of cars so the atmosphere is left unspoiled. The D-Hotel takes a 19th Century windmill and farm building and marries it with cutting ...
Accomodation types: Design   Spa   Windmill
Palacio de Sal – It’s made entirely of salt!
'12dec4
Palacio   
de Sal
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The exceptionally flat salt plains in southern Bolivia are the largest in the world covering over 4000 square miles. They are rich in minerals and contain around 60% of the world’s Lithium. Extracting and exporting the minerals has been big business and a railroad was constructed by the British in ...
Accomodation types: Desert   Salt
Location: Uyuni  Bolivia  South America
Seekoo Hotel – Live in a iceburg of coolness
'12oct19
Seekoo  
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‘Seekoo’ is Inuit for ‘mass of ice’. It is also Boudreaux’s only 4-star design hotel and the first hotel in the world to be made entirely from the architectural equivalent of George’s Marvelous Medicine, Corian. Corian is a material somewhere between a plastic and a metal that can be shaped ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bordeaux  France  West Europe
Igloo Hotel, Sorrisniva Alta – Northern Soul
'12sep26
Sorrisniva  
Igloo Hotel
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Alta is the northernmost city in the world that has over 10,000 inhabitants. Its location in a valley along the banks of the river Alta means it is sheltered from the vicissitudes of the climate to the extent that its land does not develop permafrost. It is one of the ...
Accomodation types: Ice
Location: Alta  Norway  West Europe
Igloo Hotel Kakslauttanen
'12aug8
Igloo Hotel  
Kakslauttanen
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I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights. Now, you can view them in all their mystical glory whilst remaining in your bed, how? Because you are staying in a glass igloo, deep in the adventurous arctic circle, you lucky thing. Made from thermal glass, the igloo never spoils your ...
Accomodation types: Ice   Nature
Aufberg 1113
'12aug6
Aufberg 1113  
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Two specially commissioned holiday apartments located high in the Austrian Alps where the scented air holds, in its spell, spicy conifer forests and ancient glaciers. Professor of architecture, Andreas Meck used bird’s nests for his inspiration. He placed his design hotel on the edge of a deep valley with views ...
Accomodation types: Design   Mountain   Nature
The Royal Crescent
'12aug2
The Royal  
Crescent
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The Royal Crecent, Bath, was built in the 1770s by noted architect, John Wood. A keen occultist and freemason, when viewed from above, the crescent represents the moon as part of a series of buildings that mimic Masonic symbols. Shapeshifting Lizards notwithstanding, The Royal Crescent Hotel is a fine place ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Spa   Traditional
The Canvas Hotel – shiny bikes, steep hills and cold lakes
'12jul30
The Canvas  
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You are balancing on a mountain bike at the top of slither of rocky trail running steeply down a mountainside. Everything is focused on your next maneuver. Your behind hovers behind the saddle for balance, feet in firm contact with the pedals, white knuckles on the handlebars, you choose your ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Remote   Yurt
Location: Nissedal  Norway  West Europe
Andels Hotel Lodz
'12jun15
Andels Hotel  
Lodz
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In Chinese tradition, the front façade of a building is highly important as it is the ‘face’ of the building. The lovingly restored entrance and red bricks of this converted textile mill gives Hotel Lodz a classic and beautiful face, like that of Ava Gardner. The interior has been designed ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Lodz  Poland  East Europe
Kelebek Cave Hotel
'12jun14
Kelebek  
Cave Hotel
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‘Kelebek’ means ‘the butterfly’ in Turkish so called because its two fairy chimneys that rise from the rocks like the wings of a butterfly. Set in the mythical lands of Cappadocia, the rock formations that created the hotel date back to a pre-historical volcanic eruption. For thousands of years, people ...
Accomodation types: Cave   Traditional
Location: Goreme  Turkey  Middle East
Fabriken Furillen – fans of The Killing take note
'12jun12
Fabriken  
Furillen
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A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby ...
Accomodation types: Design   Industrial   Island
Location: Larbro  Sweden  West Europe
Treehotel - Sleep in the Treetops
'12jun3
Treehotel  
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The Tree Hotel offers you the chance to return to childhood fantasies of the ultimate treehouse. All rooms are situated 4-6 meters above the ground among the treetops. Each room is a unique design with hand-picked furniture from local artisans. The Mirrorcube Room is invisible to the human eye but, ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Nature   Tree
Location: Harads  Sweden  West Europe
STF Kolarbyn Eco Lodge
'12may10
STF  
Kolarbyn
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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 ...
Accomodation types: Eco   Nature
Hotel de Glace
'12apr29
Hotel  
de Glace
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Unusual? Yes. Unique? Possibly. Most hotels are made from bricks and cement or concrete and steel, this one is made from ice and snow. Skilled ice artisans (or should that be icetisans?) build the hotel every winter slightly differently each time. If you want to volunteer to help them, apply ...
Accomodation types: Ice
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi
'12apr13
Capsule Hotel  
Asahi Plaza
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Popular with travelers and drunk business men, the Japanese capsule hotel has caught imaginations all around the world and this is the original – first opening its doors in 1979. You will need to put your shoes away and change into slippers on arrival and then you are shown to ...
Accomodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
Aqua Dome Langenfeld
'12mar8
Aqua Dome  
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The Aqua Dome Spa and Hotel sits high in the Austrian Alps in a granite-walled valley. The area is well known for its cross-country skiing but this is not the main reason you visit: far greater things await you because this is one of the most luxurious spas in the ...
Accomodation types: Mountain   Spa