The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £73/night
7 authentic, luxury log cabins at the edge of a lake, each with private HOT TUB & seasonal use of heated pool. Nr Framingham.
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Prices from £63/night
Secret Valley Glamping blends the comforts of home with the simple joys of the great outdoors! Stunning Views & Hot Tubs.
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Prices from £150/night
Luxury wooden accommodation set in a secluded location on the Glanusk Estate offers a romantic or family retreat close to the River Usk near Crickhowell.
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Prices from £65/night
Family run site near Bury St Edmunds offers a woodland lodge. A low budget couple's hideaway in the woods.
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Prices from £138/night
Log cabin, Cottage + Lodge, each with hot tub. Enjoy lovely views across the North Downs near Maidstone. Perfect for walkers, cyclists or to relax.
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Prices from £65/night
Family run site near Bury St Edmunds offers 4 MegaPods sleeping up to 4 guests each. The perfect place for groups of family and friends to enjoy!
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Prices from £89/night
This trendy, music themed hotel is close to the seafront in Brighton. Lots of exciting (+naughty) extras available to book!
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Prices from £160/night
A beautifully renovated lighthouse accommodation with delicious breakfast, at Beachy Head. 2 night min stay.
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Prices from £60/night
A Double Decker bus, eco-pod, yurts, gypsy caravan or a house for 19. One hot tub on site! Good for couples, families, workshops & weddings!
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Stay at this wonderful individual treehouse and add a husky ride and other excursions. Breakfast included.
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Prices from £81/night
Off grid site with eco-friendly collection of cabins - hobbit house, wooden yurt, converted horse-box made from reclaimed materials near Padstow.
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Prices from £80/night
Award-winning eco-friendly and peaceful glamping location in West Wales offers a yurt and a ger. Campfires, amazing stars, great views and friendly hosts.
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Prices from £60/night
Great holiday for rail enthusiasts, families, couples, dogs, + those wanting wheelchair access. Restored carriages in St Germans & in Hayle.
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Sleep in the cockpit or other part of a Jumbo Jet near to Stockholm's Arlanda airport. Stay in a dorm or private room. Free airport bus transfer.
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Stay in a 5 star luxury treehouse, from which you can enjoy unique views over the forest canopy. Spa treatments available. Hot tub included.
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Prices from £55/night
Gorgeous glamping in yurts, cabins, stable + bunkhouse. Venue hire for large groups of 20-120 guests / individual midweek bookings possible.
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This majestic lodge rises out of the Andes like a volcano. Visit this reserve for a diverse + incredible rain forest experience. Breakfast included.
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A once in a lifetime experience at this beautiful bubble hotel with fantastic tours. Sleep under the stars, the aurora borealis or the midnight-sun.
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Prices from £65/night
B&B in a recycled wooden cabin for 2+1 in the South Downs Nat. Park, where the focus is on vegetarian, macrobiotic + whole foods. Learn about food.
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Stay in one of 14 individually styled original antique Javanese bridal houses within this relaxing hotel in Ubud. Hot tub included.
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High-end lighthouse stays on Clare Island with 6 en-suite rooms, on all inclusive basis, and superb views over Achill and Westport.
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A lighthouse stay for 2 on a jetty at Alesund, with the benefits of hotel services + breakfast delivered each day.
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Prices from £65/night
Something special - A beautiful Grade ll listed manor house offering B&B rooms. In 30 acres of grounds in the Peak District with amazing views.
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Glamping in unique luxury tents with beautiful mountain views in Alcongosta. Each tent has a balcony, terrace, garden + some even have a hot tub!
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Magnificent Gaelic castle with a tower amidst striking scenery. Located by Lough Eske near Donegal. Hot tub included.
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Prices from £100/night
Have breakfast + other optional meals cooked by professional chef whilst staying in a romantic ground floor apartment for 2 with garden views over Wigmore.
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B&B in the Clifden harbour with 14 individually designed rooms all with original features and antique flair.
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Prices from £70/night
A former church converted into B&B - close to the Grampian Highlands & the sea at the Moray Firth in midst Malt Whisky Country.
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Château with river views and hidden garden artwork in Châteaubernard. Restaurant, outdoor pool, spa and turkish baths on site. Children and dogs welcome.
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Modern contemporary hotel in dramatic scenery close to Reykjavik. Offering fantastic views, hot tub and visit in winter to see the Northern Lights!
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A historic paddle steamer, moored in a scenic spot by the city of Budapest, offers 4 star accommodation.
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This barge turned hotel in Brugge offers 22 cabins, most with views of the canal. Breakfast included.
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Found by bubbling geothermal springs in Hveragerdi, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs. Relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
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Luxurious bell tents, a Mongolian yurt, an Indian tipi and a vintage caravan in the charming seaside Village of Doolin.
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Boutique cabin on Dutch barge on the River Saone at Losne. Restaurant quality food served. Perfect for a romantic break.
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A friendly and lively hostel in Dublin with lots of character from its wine store past. in an excellent location, with a games room + sauna.
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A unique & quirky hotel in Shanklin, with boutique Victorian style decor. Offers award winning restaurant, seasonal pool and live entertainment.
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Hotel built on stilts over Lake Neuchâtel, offering luxury bungalows with wonderful views of the lake and the Alps.
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A great option in rural Ubud. Exotic styled eco glamping lodges each with a private pool and garden. Hot tub included.
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This all-inclusive, luxury naturist hotel near Cancun has an artifical river in which you can swim around the property. Hot tub included.
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This 4-star hotel within a historic castle offers romantic rooms with great views of the medieval town of Oberwesel and the Rhine River Valley.
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Twin bedroom bungalows, located on a spacious campsite, near Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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A traditional Greek style naturist resort on the beautiful, unspoilt coastline of South Crete. Open April - October.
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Centrally located hotel housed in a renovated award winning building in the heart of Lisbon. Featuring art nouveau decor + unique art pieces.
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A boutique cave hotel overlooking the caldera in Oia, on the volcanic island of Santorini. With cave houses that sleep up to 6 people! Hot tub included!
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Moored at the pier in the centre of Rijeka, Botel Marina offers a range of modern rooms alongside their on site restaurant.
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Luxurious hotel and spa located in the historical area of Hvar with pool, terrace and skybar with great views of the city. Hot tub.
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A wellness hotel in Tyrol with impressive views of the alpine scenery, impressive spa and plenty of mountain and sports activities.
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Underwater accommodation, in Key Largo in Florida, available to divers.
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Housed in an old biscuit factory in downtown Reykjavik, this funky vintage hostel offers dorms and private rooms.
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Deep in the rainforest the Nothofagus hotel rises above the tree canopy and offers beauty, comfort + a wonderful spa. Lots to do. Breakfast included.
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An organic holiday farm and restaurant in Piedmont, has a hamlet of stone buildings with beautiful views. Good location for hiking + wine tasting.
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A beautiful hotel in Copenhagen with organic cafe, hot tubs, spa and balinese style rooms and suites.
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Described as the best and tallest hotel in the world, this striking building is set on the coastline of Dubai and shaped like a sail. Includes hot tub.
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A well-placed hotel for car enthusiasts, in Stuttgart, offering themed rooms with beds made from vintage vehicles.
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A centrally located hostel floats on the Danube river in Belgrade. With bar, terrace + bbq facilities. Borrow a bike or book a boat tour. Rooms for 5!
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A traditional country house set in 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland with stylish rooms. Easy access into central London.
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Creatively designed rooms by artists in central Berlin. Every room is individual with different artistic decor.
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A budget hotel in Rome with recently refurbished colorful decor throughout. Just a 5 minute walk from the Vatican.
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A castle hotel with rooms and apartments in the heart of the Wachau region
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Sample fine cuisine, or take part in a fun cooking course, whilst staying in a rural hideaway near the lakeside town of Iznajar, Andalucia.
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A green hostel set in a 19th century building, well located in the city of Porto with designed rooms. Staff can organise a free walking tour too!
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Luxury hotel on the coast of Puglia near Monopoli offers a private beach, wellbeing centre with hot tub and restaurant.
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Historic 14th century palace hotel surrounded by forests and ponds. Unwind with free access to the sauna. 15 km to Wroclaw and 5 km to the motorway.
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Family run campsite in the heart of Big Cypress National Park - guided tours available.
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An Inn perched on stilts set on the North Atlantic coastline, offering 29 suites, cinema, art gallery, gym, saunas, hot tubs + more.
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Overwater bungalows + private villas set on either the beach or secluded within tropical greenery, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Hot tub included.
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An ice hotel built each year in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River in the far north of Norway. Hot tub included.
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A western vacation for all ages. Experience the excitement of staying on a real ranch and participating in many outdoor activities
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Birds eye view of Drakensburg from these unique & romantic tree-houses with jacuzzi spa bath, on Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands Meander. Cottages for 2-6.
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Munich location offering cocoon-cabins with bell chairs and vibrant decor.
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A beautiful, artistic den of a hotel in an old mansion amidst vibrant Fitzroy, Melbourne
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Glamping villas and tents near a thermal park at Mala Nedelja.
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This Rangali Island retreat offers peace and tranquility in a choice of water or beach side villas. Onsite Spa with hot tub. Villas for up to 6!
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One of the oldest hotels in the world, built around hot springs, and dating back 1300 years. An authentic taste of Japan. Hot tub included.
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Stay in suites sculpted from ice, with different ice carvings every season. Near the Arctic Circle. Open December to April. Includes hot tub.
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Charming 4 star lodge on the edge of Wilderness Lagoon with an outdoor pool, just 2 minutes from the beach. Lots of activities. Sleeps 2-5 people.
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Eco budget and holiday accommodation on Hokianga Harbour, Northland. Stay in a treehouse or hilltop cabin in a dorm or private room. Groups up to 15.
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Funky graffitied hostel in Copenhagen's coolest district, Vesterbro
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Experience Kampung Budu's nature and escape the hustle and bustle at this glamping hostel spanning 8 acres.
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A hotel less than 100 yards from Munich Central Station with unique rooms displaying artistic designs.
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Enjoy a romantic retreat in one of the 12 overwater tented villas in the tranquil area near Koh Kong City. Explore the stunning area in a kayak.
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This riverside camp has lodges + treehouses with views of the Botswana plains. Go on a wildlife game drive, boat trip or fishing
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An welcoming hotel in Dana with individually styled rooms, roof top camping, views and great hiking possibilities. With rooms for up to 5 people!
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Found in Kirkenes, this hotel is created each winter from ice and snow, with beautiful sculpures + lighting. With on-site restaurant, ice bar + sauna.
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Comfortable chocolate themed hotel in Perugia with a Chocostore. Offers a welcome chocolate on arrival+chocolate tastings. Near the historic centre.
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A stylish 4 star hotel with artwork, in the vibrant city of Budapest
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Stylish boutique hotel where each suite is uniquely designed with a sports theme. Next to Naviglio Grande Canal in Milan.
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Luxury treehouses set within the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Enjoy spotting Bengal tigers and waking up to the sound of the jungle!
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Workshops, slow paced living and healthy food in rural Palamartsa. Sleeps up to 9 people! 3 nt min stay.
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Art-deco hotel in central location, perfect for anyone wanting to explore New York. Enjoy a rooftop bar and excellent facilities.
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Adult only hotel with individually designed fashion inspired rooms, in the centre of Florence close to the Duomo. Hot tub included.
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A luxury, all Inclusive activity holiday amidst Mayan history, surrounded by jungle by Kohunlich. Hot tub included.
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The palace hotel, in northwest Rajasthan, offers guests a cultural program and camel safari.
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A lodge and cabins set by a river in the Paranaense jungle for the adventurous
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Sophisticated + strikingly glass walled Lodge in the heart of the Andean Cloud forest. Travel amongst the trees on a sky bike or dip in the hot tub.
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A luxury retreat found on the beautiful island of Ko Samui where you can destress, loose weight and detox.
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Paradise on the island of Malolo with beachfront bure's, dormitory accommodation and a hot tub. Lots of activities to enjoy. Sleeps up to 11!
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Luxury overwater and beach bungalows sleep 2-6 guests on the island of Nakachchasfushi. Relax in the underwater spa. Hot tub.
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Rainforest Lodge & Reserve in Sarapiqui protects 500 acres of critically endangered rainforest. With lots of wildlife to see + plenty of activities.
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Family owned unique luxury accommodation on one of the Great Rift Valley's stunning lakes - home to over 1,200 animals and over 350 species of birds.
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An intimate and rustic camping and safari experience, with the opportunity to explore the wildlife with a professional guide, near Amakhala Game Reserve.
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A boutique hotel with unusual rooms, featuring own-brand art in the Japanese quarter within the centre of Dusseldorf.
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A bird-watchers dream - rooms with observational windows in the middle of the Soberania National Park. See spectacular migrations. Min. 2 nights.
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A small, private, informal island - great for diving, snorkelling, surfing ... With accommodation for a maximum of 14 people, all meals provided.
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Take part in tropical farm life in this stunning natural setting at Isla Bastimentos. With bungalows for up to 5 people. Eco-friendly. All meals included.
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Within a UNESCO World Heritage listed building, this historic hotel is in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords.
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Award winning lodge offering luxurious accommodation with its own waterhole. Excursions possible.
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A boutique hotel with illusion themed rooms and stunning art work just minutes from many attractions in Paris.
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Luxury historic hotel with views over Trieste Bay. This 19th century building mixes classic style + contemporary design. Located in the city centre.
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Centrally located in Stavenger, this modern hotel has imaginative funky decor.
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Eco-huts within stunning natural surroundings in Pluzine. Sleeps up to 6 people.
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Bungalows + rooms in a Khmer traditional wooden house surrounded by fruit trees + rice paddy fields. 2 Km from town of Ang Tasom. Breakfast included.
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Villas with hot tub set above the turquoise water or on the tropical hillside, within a private cove on Motu To’opua.
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A well located, fun and funky hostel in central Warsaw, designed by artists.
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Take a tour or trek with experienced guides who wish to share the wonder of Nepal with you. Tailored to your preferences.
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A luxury tented camp, in Saint Lucia, with pool + the chance to go on safari in the oldest proclaimed park in Africa (1895) - home to the Big Five.
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Eco friendly camping and safari experience based in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, surrounded by breathtaking views and wildlife.
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Beautiful family run yurt camp in a countryside location with mountain views in Karakol. Includes a traditional home-made asian breakfast. Sleeps 1-5.
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Family friendly B&B cabins behind the Otago Central Rail Trail - a 150-kilometre walking, cycling and horse riding track.
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Modern hotel offers rooms and suites sleeping up to 4 people near Tivat. Onsite spa facilities with hot tub and pool plus private beach.
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This former prison, in the city of Ljubljana, has been transformed by artists into a hostel, art gallery and host to cultural events.
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Friendly hostel with beautiful Art Deco interiors in the city of Krakow.
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A luxury hotel built into the grandstand of a restored bullfighting ring in Zacatecas. Hot tub included.
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An intricately carved historical palace hotel in the heart of Jaisalmer City.
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Unique hostel in a former bank, extraordinarily well located to explore the city centre.
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Bright and airy hostel made from shipping containers. Close to Iguaçu Falls. With a pool + bar. Great for travellers.
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Great stop near Windhoek for luxury glamping, with pool and BBQ facilities. Surrounded by wildlife and close to the city.
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Luxurious glamping built in the Bedouin tradition, blending naturally in to its desert surroundings. Enjoy campfires, bbq's, camel riding + much more.
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A working farm on the banks of the Berg River, with buffalo themed luxury tents + a cottage for groups of from 6 to 20. Two nt min stay on weekends.
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Desert camps in the Wadi Rum which offer a unique experience in traditional Bedouin tents.
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A quirky motel just off Route 62 in Barrydale with a rustic style and a vintage diner on site.
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A 5 star boutique hotel in Hout Bay with individual style, outdoor pool, hot tub and spa treatments.
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Rustic eco-lodge with treetop canopy walkways in a private nature reserve in Peru's Amazon Rainforest. 2 night min stay. Hot tub included.
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Luxury resort with views of both the World Heritage-listed Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta National Park, offering 16 tented pavilions.
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Overwater bungalow suites + beachfront villa estates on a private beach, overlooking turquoise water + Mount Otemanu. Relax at the waterfront day spa.
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This hotel in the Notranjska area organises cycling packages, excursions + diet programmes.
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A small eco-hotel on the edge of Lake Atitlán with stunning views and kayaks for use.
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A vibrant hostel with colour, atmosphere and a pool, close to the beach in Hopkins. Lots of activities + amenities close by.
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Experience year round all star service at this Kenyan resort with an outdoor pool and relaxing sun terrace. Sleeps 2-4.
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Luxurious coral reef lagoon living, with choice of beach or water villa for 2-5 people on the island of Hambadhu. On-site dive school. Hot tub included.
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Tented camp in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with exotic trees, mini bird sanctuary, pool + authentic Maasai village adjoining the camp.
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Water bungalows with direct access to the lagoon. Relax in the ocean-front spa with hot tub after trying the many activities available.
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Fun hostel in a former firestation, in Fremantle near Perth. Close to lthe sights. Great for travellers. With a bar, wifi, TV & lots of entertainment.
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A seaplane ride from Male and you are on a remote paradise island with beach and water bungalows. Hot tub included.
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Fully catered walking holidays in a beautiful part of the Costa Blanca. Good for solo travelers up to groups. Groups of up to 12 accepted.
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Prices from £130/night
Gorgeous cottage with private hot tub and garden offers a great rural base to explore the Suffolk coastline.
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Prices from £70/night
Award winning eco-friendly site in West Wales offers a tipi and a lavvu. Enjoy campfires, amazing stars, great views and friendly hosts.
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Prices from £90/night
Award-winning eco-friendly site with gorgeous Alachigh with breakfast bar + views. Enjoy campfires, amazing stars, great views and friendly hosts.
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Prices from £125/night
Family run site near Bury St Edmunds offers a Hobbit inspired Pod Hollow.