Get more inspiration from the holiday possible, if staying in a fancy hotel.
Do leave a standard hotel room with at least some experience in the traveler's soul? Bed, mirror, desk, steam cleaner venzelnym envelopes with the logo of the hotel - they are all the same and are erased from the memory, one has only to cross the threshold of his home.
Another thing - oak paneling and arched windows of a medieval castle or a room with a sea view in the building of the current lighthouse. In this material, surprising, inspiring and not the most expensive hotels.
The Hotel Beacon, United Kingdom
A few centuries ago, the smugglers were diluted on the rocks and fire baffled ship captains, luring them into dangerous rocks: the steering was in full confidence that went to the lighthouse light. Then the robbers robbed that comes up from the schooner flown apart into pieces. Feel the atmosphere of the era smugglers can offer a unique hotel, a lighthouse built in 1815 on a promontory Korsuoll in Scotland, which looks over the Irish Sea. If you fall asleep, as once I fell asleep and forgot about the service of the lighthouse keeper, no ship will not suffer - from 1994 all the work of the lighthouse is automated, making it possible to transform the historic building into a hotel.
Hotel Flying, Costa Rica
Someone is afraid to fly, and who is not willing to part with a sense of mission even set foot on solid ground. The latest in a property is fine "Boeing-727" 1965 model year, "docked" in the National Park "Manuel Antonio" in Costa Rica. Boeing initially belonged to South African Airways, then carried passengers Columbia's Avianca Airline. Residents of a small country in Central America are not the only ones who thought to use its aircraft end of life as a hotel, but the buffet at Jumbo Stay Stockholm hardly boasts proximity macaque monkeys, toucans and other tropical creatures. Although, of course, it looks at times more stylish.
The ice hotel, Andorra, Switzerland, Germany
Ice hotels exist in Sweden and Canada, but not everyone gets them, but the hotel Iglu Dorf - real snow igloo, designed by sculptors and designers, well-located in seven ski hot spots of the Alps and the Pyrenees. Each season, the village of needle re-build of the 3,000 tons of snow. Concerned about the impact on the environment can be quiet: the needle - this eco-friendly housing. Standard needle can accommodate 6 people. The owners promise to provide every guest a sleeping bag, which is not cold, and at -40 degrees and for couples prepared a special romantic igloo - calculated only for two. And there is also a sleeping bag for two.
The hotel is on a tree, Sweden
Treehouse turned in the imagination of Swedish architects of the crooked hut from childhood to environmental and futuristic art object. Hotels on the trees and built in India, and in Hawaii, but the ones, for obvious reasons, can not stand any competition with the Treehotel. All "houses" six, each has a unique design, an absolute favorite - a mirrored cube, reflecting the forest and therefore becoming virtually invisible. Circular structure in the form of nests do not dare call the hut, even though it richly decorated with branches. And, of course, who did not want to live in a flying saucer?
The hotel is in the castle, United Kingdom
British a few decades ago, we hit upon the idea to sell the castles and manor houses in the private enterprising hands - and now everyone who has a couple of hundred pounds in his pocket, could well afford to night behind thick stone walls - with fireplaces and portraits of the former owners and sometimes even personal ghosts. As in the story of Wilde, currently English ghost will never leave his native castle - and this distinguishes locks Albion from other European and fortifications of family possessions. And at Amberley Castle several advantages: it is one of the oldest (he was 900 years old), they owned the real kings, and it is located just 56 miles from Gatwick Airport.
The hotel is in a tube, Austria, Germany
Practical Austrians pipes in wind drops: in 2004 Andreas Strauss invented to make of the heavy weight of concrete cylinders 9, 5 tons of small and cozy rooms for travelers. To a gray concrete was not bored to sleep, young artist Thomas painted walls, and to laptops and phones will not be consumed and the tourists do not die of boredom in the room prudently placed electrical outlets. Housing obtained economically - thanks to combination lock the hotel did not even need the reception, the guest may itself open the door, paying room online. So, obviously, there is no fixed fee for the post, the system operates pay-as-you-wish. No kidding. However, to live in these houses-cylinders only from May to October, but in 2012 the Austrian branch of the original German added.
The hotel-prison, Australia
Owners Melissa and James (on which guests of this hotel as one respond heat) made from the former city jail budget hotel, where there are the usual rooms, and family and shared rooms for backpackers. The prison in this place existed for over 100 years - from 1866 to 1995, is kept of this Opinion, and the rooms for the guests are located in the former prison cells. The prison chapel, as well as a library and a living room converted to the needs of travelers and a lot of them here: the town of Mount Gambier is located halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne on the "ocean road", and is famous for its blue lake and national parks. For those who want to experience similar feelings, but is not ready to go for them in Australia, like the hotel can be found in the German Kaiserslautern.
Underwater hotel, USA
Jules Verne would have been pleased: the first underwater hotel named after him, even if it is located at a depth of 21 feet instead of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. To get to a small, single-family room, you need to really go scuba diving. The hotel rests on the seabed off the coast of Florida for over 25 years, and especially fans desperate Cousteau offered even to carry out underwater marriage registration ceremony. And the notary, and a chef with a birthday cake sail to Brac in a diving suit.
The hotel is a dockside crane, Netherlands
It is not known what the Dutch were inspired to create this hotel, but the idea is clearly a success: only one double room, placed in the dock crane, which still runs and lifts weights in the port of Harlingen, became a hit. Despite the same high as the crane itself, the cost of accommodation, book your room will have a few months. They say that despite the fact that the tap is turned during operation, located in the room is not scary - solid construction and an incredible view of the sea calm.
The hotel is in the Church, United Kingdom
Overnight in the church - a strange idea, but the Scots have always been known for its eccentric. Urquhart Old Church stands in the picturesque valley of the Moray coast halfway between Aberdeen and Inverness. Let the interior does not look like a church last building, it is certainly the most amazing ills-and-breakfasts in the area, especially if you pre-visit the tour-tasting in a small distillery in nearby Elgin and remember the poems of Robert Burns about loved a drink or two church servants of.
The hotel library, USA
Book lovers - here, in the New York City hotel library, which in each room - a dream knigomana, shelves with tomes. Each floor is a separate category, for example, "social science", "Literature", "art", and each room on each floor dedicated to a particular theme, such as erotic literature or poetry - here it all depends on the wishes of the guest. In total, the hotel collection of more than 6000 volumes. With a book you can not only stay in bed, but also to drink tea in the "poetry garden" on the terrace or in the reading room, which is open and offers coffee buns 24 hours a day.
Station Hotel, USA
If the word "station" in the majority of Russians appear not the most pleasant associations, the Hotel Crowne Plaza, located in a historic building of Indianapolis station, the association changes. Hall station converted into a restaurant, and the cars of the brand Pullman beginning of XX century - in the rooms, which are named after famous historical figures such as Charlie Chaplin, and decorated under the appropriate age. By the way, the Pullman cars, which, for example, were "Orient Express", proved to be extremely tenacious, not only in the United States - they are also carefully preserved and converted into a comfortable hotel in England.
The Hotel School, Belgium
Belgian photographer Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux specialize in photographs of architecture, so have traveled the world in search of unusual buildings. Then they decided themselves to dream, remembered his childhood and turned the former village school into a stylish hotel with designer furniture. Rooms are called "math class", "class architecture", and the hotel hosts the group and mainly deals with the maintenance and catering conferences and seminars of large companies. In La Classe a cinema and a cellar with slot machines - Students godforsaken small Belgian village could hardly dream of such.