Looking for something different from your next luxury holiday? Here’s our guide to five unusual luxury hotels that will give you an unforgettable stay.
With so many luxury hotels available throughout the world, it sometimes feels as though they all blur into one especially if you’re staying with a well respected chain. Why not try something a little different with your next trip by booking into one of these unusual luxury hotels that will certainly give you a unique experience.
Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa
This fantastic resort certainly makes the most of its spectacular scenery nestled within the mountainside at Nevsehir. Located in the heart of Turkey, the Cappadocia resort is a beautiful hotel offering rooms which embrace the cave walls and provide endless luxury from the moment you arrive. Views across the otherworldly landscape are worth the room fee alone, as the caves are UNESCO world heritage sites. Rooms at this 5* resort start from €249 per night.
Within the resort, you’ll have full use of the spectacular spa giving you the chance to try an authentic Turkish bath as well as a state of the art gym. There is also a wonderful set of restaurants and bars, serving both traditional and continental cuisine.
- Best time to visit: June- September
- Famous for: Rugged volcanic rock-hewn landscape, Underground caves at Kaymakli, ‘Fairy chimneys’ in Goreme National Park.
- Website: caveresort-cappadocia.com
Arguably the most exclusive hotel in Costa Rica, Costa Verde offers almost unrivalled views with each of its rooms. Located 2 hours from San Jose in Quepos, you’ll find Costa Verde hidden amongst the rainforest with views out across the Pacific Ocean. Even the basic rooms will offer you an unforgettable experience but its showpiece is the 727 Home Fuselage. Here you can stay in a converted plane which sits in the jungle canopy and truly makes you feel as though you’re flying. Rooms start at $115.00 per night with a stay in the 727 starting at $500 per night.
- Best time to visit: January – April
- Famous for: Big game sports fishing; Manuel Antonio National Park, golden beaches, monkeys
- Website: costaverde.com/727.htm
Staying in a snow village feels like perfect accommodation when you visit the Arctic Circle and in the village at Lainio, Finland you won’t be disappointed. Rebuilt every winter, stay in your very own Igloo room, made entirely of snow. For your night’s stay in the snow room, you’ll keep warm with wonderfully insulated sleeping bags before heading off to a cabin to enjoy the rest of your stay here. Rooms start at €120 per night per person.
- Best time to visit: December – March
- Famous for: Northern lights, husky safari, Reindeer, ice bar and restaurant
- Website: snowvillage.fi
King Pacific Lodge
This hotel is made all the more beautiful in the surroundings it finds itself in. Located on Princess Royal Island in British Colombia on the western coast of Canada, the King Pacific Lodge is frequently voted as the best resort in the country. Secluded on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest, the lodge is built on a former US Navy Barge and each room gives spectacular views. This eco-lodge has the conservation of this unspoilt landscape at the heart of everything it does and high class hospitality is top of the agenda here too. Prices start at $4900 CND for a three night stay.
- Best time to visit: Each season offers something unique but for the best weather, visit between June – August
- Famous for: Back to nature approach- Whale watching, bear spotting, hiking, fishing. Nearby Vancouver routinely voted one of the world’s best cities to live in.
Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses
Located on New Zealand’s South Island’s eastern coast is Kaikoura and nestled amongst the trees and 10metres off the ground is a host of luxury tree houses that give you a spectacular view. To the West, you’ll find the mountains and to the East, look across the olive groves out to the Pacific Ocean. The tree houses are eco friendly and have been fitted with everything you would want from your luxury hotel, with impressive modern design. A stay in the tree houses start at NZ $805 per night, including dinner and breakfast.
- Best time to visit: April, June, October
- Famous for: whale watching, arguably the best place on earth to see Sperm Whales, Maori experience, surfing, Kaikoura Mountains
- Website: hapukulodge.com/kaikoura