Book one of these for your next family holiday or weekend break.
Stockholm’s Jumbo Stay Hostel is the first of its kind. A vintage 747 aeroplane parked up in Arlana airport and converted in to a hotel. Upgrade to the cockpit suite (left) for stunning views.
Arty types will love this new Grade II listed boutique hotel with a difference. Each of the ten bedrooms at the Artist Residence in Penzance is uniquely decorated by a local artist. Doze off in Rachel Ella Wood’s dreamlike enchanted forest (left) or curl up with a book in Ben Grant’s cosy nook overlooking the sea.
Leave the passports at home and hire out an entire Welsh windmill!
Perched on the Anglesey cliffs, this grade II listed building, with
panoramic views of the rugged coastline and surrounding mountains,
The Treehouse Youth Hostel
on Australia’s east coast isn’t your average budget travelers stopover.
A slice of paradise for just $25 per person per night, this basic but
spacious wooden structure with swimming pool is nestled in lush
rainforest. There’s no TV, and a game of Monopoly is about as stressful
as it gets! Call ahead and the owners will pick you up from the bus
station. Warning: you may end up staying a lot longer than planned.
If you really want to get away from it all, head to Alaska. The Wilderness Lodge is only reachable by boat or plane. Five handcrafted cabins, which sleep no more than 10, make up the only tourist resort within the jawdropping Kachemak State Park. The Lodge is pretty much self-sufficient. Spend a day or two taking in the stunning scenery before signing up for an afternoon bear spotting.
Svioney Lighthouse might be open for very exclusive sleepovers but it’s still a working lighthouse, perched on the cliffs of one of the most extreme coastlines in the world. A helicopter ferries guests to and from the island.
Turkey’s Cappadocia region is a UNESCO world heritage site due to the underground cities, cave villages and soft-rock houses that populate its volcanic landscape. Spend a day or two exploring this extraordinary area by renting a room at one of the many cave hotels. Or check-in to Cappadocia’s Cave Spa Resort for some well-deserved relaxation.
A hotel like no other. Hang out with the monkeys and macaws at the highest hotel in the Amazon Rainforest, Ariau Amazon Towers. There’s six treetop canopies to explore. Book in to the Honeymoon suite if you dare – it’s a mere 33 metres above the ground!
Sleep on the beach under the stars, and wake up to the sun rising over Saudi Arabia, at this magical Sinai beach camp run by the local Bedouin people. Each husha (tent) has all you need for a truly unique holiday. Basic but blissful.
Brighton isn’t short of hotels, but Hotel Pelirocco provides a more memorable stay than most. A little bit saucy and a lot quirky, each of this rock ‘n’ roll boutique’s nineteen bedrooms pays homage to British subculture. The latest, ‘Do Knit Disturb’, even has a woolly telephone.