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Unique and unusual hotels

1st October 2011 Print
Unusual Hotels

HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, works with some of the best and most unusual cheap hotels in the world. Guests could sleep in tree tops in Turkey, shower in a reformed jail in Switzerland or even eat their breakfast while floating on the Danube in Serbia.

In Europe, Trulli Holiday Hotel is a charming complex in Alberobello, in the Puglia region. The unique trulli houses are the traditional dwelling of natives and Alberobello has the largest concentration in the world, marking the town as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Each trulli boasts a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom in a romantic alcove. Private rooms from £33.87.

After 100 years of retaining the naughty and nasty the Jailhotel Löwengraben is now a cool and unusual hotel located in Lucerne. Guests can stay in “unplugged cells” for the real behind-the-bars experience or for more luxury opt for the director’s office or former library. Private rooms from £27.27.

Kadir’s Tree Houses in Olympos, Turkey are filled with history and surrounded by natural beauty. For anyone young at heart, staying in a tree house overnight could be a dream come true! The property, offering 5-bed tree houses, dorms and bungalows, was founded over 15 years ago with the aim of establishing an environment ‘at one with nature’. The surrounding valley of Olympus is mountainous with abundant flora and fauna and beautiful beach coves, which attract adventure seekers from all over the world. The property also offers a daily programme of trekking, diving and rock climbing activities. Private rooms from £19.10.

With 28 en-suite rooms designed by 28 different designers, guests are in for an aesthetic treat at the Rooms Deluxe Hostel in Valencia. They can find their inner Zen in the Buddhist temple zone or soak up the Spanish atmosphere in the Mediterranean room. Private rooms from £13.10.

Just 5 minutes from Charles Bridge and Lesser Town, the Red and Blue Design Hotel Prague stands out from the crowd. The 1900s building has been carefully reconstructed and boasts 26 red double rooms and 26 blue ones. Private rooms from £33.37.

In South Africa, Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel is the perfect choice for culture vultures. All the rooms were individually designed by local eccentric creatives and guests will love the view across the town from the lounge balcony. Private rooms from £27.42.

The Umaid Mahal, in Jaipur is a classic Indian castle with traditionally opulent and artistically furnished rooms. The property offers modern amenities and a cuisine to suit every taste as well as a puppet show on demand. Private rooms from £14.36.

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Unusual Hotels