Planning a holiday? Want to try something new and unique? Check out our list of some of the world’s most distinctive hotels, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Sleeping in an igloo may not sound like the most glamorous or comfortable way to spend a night, especially in the cold. However, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland has glass igloos that give you the most spectacular views of the Northern Lights, all from the comfort of a warm bed. The resort offers two and four-person glass igloos with unmitigated views of the Finnish sky, as well as log cabins, snow igloos and a Kelo-Glass Igloo which offers you the comfort and space of a log-cabin.
Finland is just under a three hour flight from the UK. You can even visit Santa’s home while you're there, experience ice-swimming and relax in the largest smoke sauna in the world.
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Perhaps you're looking for a staycation, but still want a quirky hotel and fun experience. Head down to the beautiful Deerpark in Cornwall and stay in a treehouse. This hotel offers all your creature comforts while surrounded by idyllic views. It's the ultimate place to relax with family and friends. The park offers great activities as well, such as in cabin spa treatments, archery, cycling and much more.
The name says it all! Experience sleeping, eating and drinking while completely surrounded by ice. The hotel offers different variations of ice rooms, from classic ice and snow rooms, to rooms with three-dimensional art and sculpture installations. The hotel also offers snowmobile tours, dog sledding, skiing and much more. Experience the midnight sun or daytime darkness depending on the time of year.
The Inntel hotel has been created by stacking together different variations of traditional houses that can be found in Zaan. While the outside has a traditional look, the interior has all the comfort and luxury you'll need to unwind. Take full advantage of the facilities the hotel has to offer and relax in their wellness club, or explore the Zaan area and its fascinating history. And with Amsterdam only a 12 minute train ride away, you'll never be short of options.