The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £119/night
Gorgeous treehouse with colonnial African styling sleeps 4+2 with stunning views over the Regional Park of Haut-Languedoc.
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Prices from £250/night
Unique opportunity to spend the night in a stable with a horse companion! For 1-3 horse lovers. In Cartmel, in the Lake District.
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Treehouses, glamping, themed hotels, stay on a boat, windmills and lighthouses, castles, unique cottages and much more.
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Prices from £275/night
Hand-made hobbit-like earth house as seen on Grand Designs with unique features like the library bath. Sleeps 2 people, near Hereford.
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An exotic Asian treehouse with pool and views, secluded in the Park of Haut-Languedoc. Under 2 hr flight from London. Romantic, relaxing + unique.
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Prices from £60/night
A romantic converted grain silo hidden away in the woods. Stay on a glamping site just 45 minutes from London. Closed in winter.
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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 £230/night
Unique circular treehouse with slide and hot bath/sauna in Chorleywood. Sleeps 2 or a family of up to 5. Within easy access from London.
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Prices from £80/night
Cross the gangplank for a romantic stay in a unique boathouse in the middle of Whitby harbour, sleeps 2.
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Prices from £150/night
Quirky treehouse for 2 adults with private hot tub bath - reach by a suspension bridge, on the edge of London.
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Prices from £75/night
An enchanting former chapel sleeping up to 4 guests, nestled within an arboretum in the heart of the Shropshire hills.
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Prices from £450/night
Unique eco hostel offers a creative space and a haven in the countryside of Castlebaldwin. Group bookings only for up to 30 guests.
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Prices from £67/night
Train carriage and Harvest Hut on rural farmland with coastal views near Fraserburgh.
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Prices from £150/night
A unique beehive cabin, with honeycombe decor, circular bed and hot tub bath for 2 - on a farm north of London. Easy access for Londoners and the M25.
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NHS Discount Holidays for 2020. QA + the property owner want to show our appreciation of frontline NHS staff by offering 20% off. NHS ID required.
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Prices from £500/night
Boutique beachfront house at Dymchurch for up to 15 guests. Relaxing stay with unique Real Sunlight room, cinema, sauna.... Or be the DJ. It's quirky!
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Prices from £50/night
Try something new! An alternative getaway for 2 in a Converted Lynx Helicopter near Skegness.
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Prices from £168/night
Romantic stay for 2 in a converted wooden hut, offers a fun and quirky hideaway in a secluded garden with a private Hot Tub. ADULTS ONLY.
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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 £70/night
Unique and cleverly converted 1950's caravan with roof garden (sleeps 2-4) and cosy bell tent (for up to 5) in ideal location in the Severn Vale.
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Prices from £112/night
A converted World War II operations bunker sleeping 6 guests. Providing a unique coastal holiday experience. 2 night min stay.
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Ultra modern hotel with individual slick units mounted on the mountainside with stunning views, some with hot tubs. Adults only.
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France's national leader in unusual stays invites you to discover unique accommodation and plenty of activities. Includes hot tub.
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Prices from £11/night
Small secluded glamping site offering a range of unusual accom including a Helicopter, shepherd's huts, VW Campervans and wooden shack.
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Prices from £700/night
Historic London houseboat with wonderful views to Tower Bridge sleeps 8+2. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY.
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Prices from £134/night
A unique designer beach house which has a 19th century railway carriage in the living area. Sleeps 4, at Dungeness.
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Prices from £183/night
Travel by horse-drawn gypsy caravan by day, sleep in it by night. Slow down + enjoy the Lake District views. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £63/night
Beautiful castle tower for 2 for a romantic getaway with 4 poster bed. 2 nt min stay. Near Colwyn Bay.
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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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An incredible clifftop tree house resort with hot tub for couples with fabulous views overlooking a beach in Tulum.
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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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Prices from £105/night
Prison cell themed chamber offers 2 guests a totally unique experience near the heart of Margate. Only minutes walk from the sea.
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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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Super cool + vibrant Amsterdam city hotel with suspended beds + other unique design touches. Roof garden, hot tub, sauna + nightlife on weekends.
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Glass pavilions provide a unique, modern, ryoken-like experience, near Girona. In the countryside, close to the Garrotxa Volcanic Nature Reserve.
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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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A lighthouse stay for 2 on a jetty at Alesund, with the benefits of hotel services + breakfast delivered each day.
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An eco resort where you can sleep in a treehouse, elephant or converted truck, near Yala National Park.
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Real jungle feeling at these uniquely beautiful treetop bungalows with infinity pool and hot tub on the Koh Yao Noi island.
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A unique high-design treehouse hotel with hot tub in Northern Sweden, 60km from the Arctic Circle. The Bird's Nest, The Cube, The Mirror..
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There is nothing ordinary in this hotel near Durbuy - each room is created with fairies, gnomes and trolls in mind.
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Quirky luxury cottages within nature at Morris - sleep anywhere from a treehouse to a helicopter. Enjoy a soak in a hot tub too!
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This unusual hotel, with rooms created inside wine casks, is situated in the old harbour of Stavoren.
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Uniquely shaped, an award-winning mountain-top hotel, near Liberec, with stunning views. 1 hour from Prague.
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Quirky treehouse designs in a adventure park village in the far east of Germany on the Polish boarder
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These restful, handcrafted spheres create accommodation set among the tall trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island.
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Truly unique underwater bedroom surrounded by turquoise waters of the unspoilt Indian Ocean and sea-life galore.
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Original art hotel with spa overlooking the sea at Castel Di Tusa in Sicily. Combining a unique design of contemporary art with Sicilian surroundings.
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This small hotel is an art project with one room below water + a deck above. A short boat ride from Västerås harbour, nr Stockholm. Closed in winter.
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Wonderfully quirky apartments in Paris - sleep in a Citroen 2CV or on The Moon.
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A boutique hotel with 28 themed rooms inspired by movies, cartoons, and TV shows from the 1960s and 70s. Hot tub included. For 2-7 guests.
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Luxury treehouses, 10m above ground in the canopy of trees, with spectacular views of Kaikoura's dramatic mountains + coastline. For up to 6 people.
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A coming together of art and eccentricity in this special one-of-a-kind Kandy hotel.
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The crane of Harlingen harbour has been converted into an unusual, stylish accommodation with changeable view.
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Majestic hotel in the heart of Milan with an atmosphere and charm reminiscent of a neo-romantic castle, inspired by fairytales. Hot tub included.
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Special, unique hotel with rooms built from robust drain pipes in parkland in the cities of Ottenheim and Essen.
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Sleep in a transparent luxury capsule, that is suspended on a rock face, 400 meters above the Sacred Valley in Cuzco.
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Enjoy bush life at Undara where there are lava tubes to explore. Stay in railway carriages, pioneer huts or furnished swag tents. Sleeps up to 6.
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Something completely different in Berlin - a factory which houses hotel rooms, caravans and cabins in a welcoming creative den.
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A bizarre and fun artist-designed guesthouse in Dalat with bridges, cubbyholes and resembling a giant tree. Rooms sleep 2-6 guests.
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Staying at this unique guesthouse, in Cottonwood, Idaho, means you sleep inside the head of a huge dog.
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A totally unique experience staying in a museum's art pieces, in the form of a large intestine, a tent in a 4 storey tower or Blob VB3.
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A quirky + colourfully designed hotel in Styria countryside encourages relaxation + being at one with nature. 2 nt min stay on a weekend. Hot tub.
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Treehouse accommodation, located in a 200-year old cedar tree, is found 50 feet up in a lush, evergreen forest by Mount Rainer National Park in Maryland.
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Underwater accommodation, in Key Largo in Florida, available to divers.
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An extreme adventure, this former prison in Liepāja has not been converted. Live the part of a prisoner for a dismal night.
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Five unusual glamping options set on a farm in Kaikoura with plenty of free-range roaming animals + llama treks. Cottage for up to 9 people!
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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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This uniquely-shaped accommodation close to the Abel Tasman National Park offers a peaceful retreat for a couple.
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Creatively designed rooms by artists in central Berlin. Every room is individual with different artistic decor.
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Choose rooms with Japanese art, street or cartoon art and more at this lively Athens hotel
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Once the largest water tower in Europe, this is now a luxury hotel in Cologne. Including hot tub.
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A 5 star hotel immersed in its forest location with breathtaking views over Kandalama Lake. With rooms for 2-4 people. Hot tub included.
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A stunning hotel sculptured from ice each year, open from January to March, and found just 10 minutes from downtown Quebec. Hot tub.
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Refurbished 1927 maverick film studio offering musically inspired rooms & a remarkable Theatre. With a rooftop pool + bar.
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At one of the world's best preserved mine settings at Sala you can sleep in the Mine Suite 155m below ground.
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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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London bus on the edge of a beach in Crab Hill offers quirky accommodation for 2 people.
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Bush lodge with rock lodges sleeping up to 4 people near Malelane. Enjoy a game drive and rustic day spa before tucking into traditional African food.
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A one of a kind dive resort on a former oil rig, surrounded by islands and amazing waters to explore.
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Kitschy hotel, offering brightly coloured rooms and fairytale style cottages with a range of activities. Rooms sleep 2-9 people. Hot tub included.
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The Shire of Montana is a well appointed hobbit hole of which even Bilbo Baggins would approve.
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An impressive palace hotel in Rajasthan. Featuring stunning architecture and luxurious interiors. With an outdoor pool + courtyard restaurant.
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A romantic and original fairytale castle for 4 located in a rural setting close to the pretty town of Clarens.
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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 opportunity to experience the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, its abundant wildlife and the local Indian community.
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Astro-hotel: dome rooms with detachable ceilings giving limitless view of the clearest skies of the Elqui Valley of Chile. 2 nt min stay on weekends.
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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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Prices from £97/night
Gorgeous property with eclectic interior design, large garden and hot tub in the village of Roughlee.
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Prices from £78/night
Off grid property well known for its appearance on the BBC's Victorian Farm series offers a back to basics experience in Acton Scott.