Tags archives: unique-hotels

Hotels we love: the Banyan Tree in Bangkok

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I love Bangkok. It's easily one of my favorite cities of all time and the type of place I love coming back to again and again. Bangkok was the first stop on my one year trip around the world back in 2005. Like any 23 year old backpacker I headed straight for Khao San Road, home of the budget traveler, haven for banana pancakes and $5 hotel rooms. The very fi[...]

Sleeping in trees - Free Spirit Spheres

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When I close my eyes and memorize my childhood, I remember climbing up on trees, sitting in a cozy tree house, looking out for squirrels to visit my new home, being totally at one with nature. I often thought back of those happy days before stumbling across a special hotel on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Finally my dream of a tree house could become true - [...]

W is for Wonderful: Staying at W Barcelona

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Isn't it nice when your expectations are exceeded? No. It’s not nice. It’s Wonderful. Wonderful with a capital W for W Hotels. Such was the case from the moment I checked in at W Barcelona until the second I left begrudgingly pulling my case behind me through a lobby decorated with reflective disco ball style walls. This was my first experience of W Hotel[...]

Hüttenpalast, Berlin - Indoor Camping at Hut Palace

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“When you travel you’ll always find extraordinary things. But this one is unique”. Philippe smiles. His buddy Alexander nods. The two Belgians are sitting in “their” caravan inside an old vacuum-cleaner factory. Yes, that’s correct. At the “Hüttenpalast” (German for Palace of Huts), the new star on Berlin’s budget-hotel skies, combining a perfect marriage of[...]

5 Unique Hotels Around The World

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A hotel is a hotel is a hotel. Uhm. Nope. And yes. A hotel provides you with a place to sleep, but here the similarities stops. A lot of you were impressed with the Rotel, the rolling hotel from our “Weird Stuff From Around The World” post and the places we showed you in this post about amazing hotels. But of course there are much more incredible places arou[...]