Unusual hotels

It would be boring to stay at the same hotel chain every time you travel, don’t you think? We suggest you try a night in jail, in the jungle, in church, or even in a hotel made of salt! You can find unusual and unorthodox hotels all over the world, you just need the necessary information to find their exact location.

So, where to?

Martin’s Patershof (Mechelen, Belgium)

Do you like places full of history, or are you looking for an unforgettable experience during your stay in Belgium? Then, the Friar Minor church in Mechelen is perfect for you! Martin’s Patershof offers you the comfort of a 4-star hotel in a breathtaking setting created by the arched ceilings, the imposing pillars, the stained-glass windows and the many religious details.

Martin’s Patershof is perfectly situated in the middle of Mechelen’s historical city centre, just 20 minutes from Brussels by car and only 10 minutes from Brussels Airport with the Diabolo express train. It’s the ideal home base for discovering Mechelen on the banks of the Dijle, with the beguinage, the historic sites and a rich cultural offering. It’s quite pleasant to stay in the city itself – especially when the sun is shining!

Stay in a church?

Hotel Malmaison Oxford (Oxford, Great Britain)

Staying in this former prison is not cheap, but it certainly is a different experience. The restaurant is characterized with very high ceilings and although the heavy doors once deprived people of their freedom, now they somehow seem to invite us to enter.

Stay in one of its 95 richly appointed rooms and suites that are packed with some of the best creature comforts that come to mind. Enjoy sumptuous dining in a stylish Brasserie, where fresh, local and classic dishes are cooked to perfection. You’ll discover the passion for food.

Be sure to stop by the neon-lit bar, where the only clink is the sound of glasses as you raise a toast with our cunning cocktails, world-class wines or cold, refreshing beers.

This is a prison you’ll want to stay in!

Igloo Village (Kakslauttanen, Finland)

Here you can experience to sleep in a warm glass igloo, perfect for comfy star gazing and aurora viewing.

It’s located right at the edge of the wilderness, along the road to the Arctic Sea. It’s a mere stone’s throw to the Urho Kekkonen National Park, the largest of Finland’s national parks. The Sami have inhabited the region for over a century. The surrounding environment is one of the cleanest you’ll find anywhere in the world. The water is so pure that you can quench your thirst straight from a stream running down the fell or the lake into which it flows, and the air is so fresh that you can feel it deep down in your lungs. Up here, winters are cold and summers comfortably warm. All in all, what you’ll find here is perfection.

Igloo vacation

So, where to?

 

 

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