A ten roomed Göreme ecological hotel situated in a historic cave house overlooking Pigeon Valley. the hotel has a terrace with panoramic views of the Cappadocia’s wonderful ‘fairy chimneys’.
As well as a beautiful exterior, the rooms are decorated with Turkish rugs and furnishings and antiques. Some rooms have a living area with a fireplace and some feature a spa bath with a private terrace.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a hamster? Well wonder no more and head down to Nantes, France for the full experience. The accommodation has all basic amenities needed for a rodent including containers of organic grain, a water spigot activating by pushing a foot lever, and a bed that you must crawl to accessible by a step ladder. The bathroom contains a giant vat of wood chips, a giant troth for a sink and a human-sized hamster wheel in the living area. Guests are given hamster masks to wear during their stay should they wish to.
The Boot is a fully equipped stand alone cottage that features a cosy open fire, a kitchenette and a covered outdoor area. Think The Shoe People from the 1980s!
There is a room for everyone at the Eden Motel. Whether you would prefer the Bat Cave complete with a ‘Bat Signal’ in the shower or a simple Alcatraz prison themed room, you won’t be disappointed with the creative life-like decor. The hotel also has a Mummy themed room, a room full of love hearts and a room based on London.
Only 4km from the north end of Québec City, this seasonal ice hotel is the only one of it’s kind in North America. There are 44 ice sculpted rooms each with access to the ‘Nordic area’ hot tubs and sauna under the stars.
A quirky and modern car-themed hotel where the rooms are decorated with murals, car memorabilia and car inspired beds. Stay in rooms such as the ‘Route 66 suite’, the ‘Camping room’, the ‘Drive in Cinema’ or the ‘Car Wash’.
A whopping canal-side structure made of 70 stacked houses, the architecture is striking and it’s location is within 10km of Amsterdam City Center.
A private Game Reserve, which is part of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, situated on the western border of the Kruger National Park. If guests are lucky they can enjoy passing wildlife from the comfort of their private outdoor hot tubs.
A former prison dating back to 1837 is located on Katajanokka Island in central Helsinki and is just 1.4 km from Helsinki Cathedral. Visitors can book packages where they can be in the ‘segregation’ cell, that has not been updated since the prison closure in 2002. Other themed packages include a ball and chain, prison clothes and ‘guilty’ stickers.
Designed and built by dog-mad Dennis J Sullivan and Frances Conklin, the Dog Bark Park Inn is officially the World’s Biggest Beagle even though there are only two room available for lodging. Many breeds of dog carvings are prominently featured inside and outside the building.
For male guests only, the Capsulevalue Kanda hotel was built with the intention of offering local businessmen a place to sleep if they are finishing work late or miss the last transportation out of the city. Guests are allocated a ‘capsule’ the size of a single bed and they are provided with robes, slippers and various toiletries included in the nightly rate.
China’s 32 room hotel which is completely pasted with panda memorabilia is said to be the world’s first panda-themed hotel. Located at the foot of the Emei Mountain in China’s Sichuan Province, the hotel is conveniently located for the Chengdu Research Base which is home to the most captive-born giant pandas in the world. The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries are just over 100 miles away from the hotel making it the perfect place to stay in the world for panda loving explorers.
At 5 km above sea level, the Äscher Cliff hotel and restaurant is nestled in the side of a mountain in the Alpstein area of the Swiss Alps. The building clings on to a vertical cliff about 100 meters high and a cable car is available to take visitors back down to the valley below.
Modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge, the Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. It serves as a home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes. The Manor has six bedrooms and guests are invited to feed the giraffes from the breakfast table, through the front door and out of their bedroom windows. Better still, all profits from the hotel fund the charitable objectives of AFEW.
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Arrive by boat to a historical fort where soldiers once slept and gun practices were carried out in one of the 22 luxurious rooms and suites. No Man’s fort offers 360-degree sea views, hot tubs on the roof… and an opportunity to hit golf balls into the Solent.
Located at the southern Andes, the Magic Mountain is a real life fairy tale lodging. The enchanting 9-roomed structure is covered by vegetation and features a permanent waterfall.
There are three spheres at the site of the Free Spirit Spheres by the Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, Canada Eve, Eryn and Melody. Each sphere is a unique designed handcrafted tree house suspended from trees within the Forrest.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this tropical hotel is built into jungle ridges. Accommodation consists of eco-chic studios, most with ocean views as well as a lively pub in a converted plane.