According to Booking.com travellers are increasingly seeking travel options that are anything but typical. Whether learning falconry and archery at a medieval castle, or using a leather reindeer sleeping bag in a hotel made entirely of ice, more and more of us are not only looking for unique holiday adventures and experiences, but unique accommodation too. Booking.com shared with us their top 6 most unique places to stay…
Hotel Palacio de Sal, Colchani, Bolivia
Located in Bolivia, this hotel is built entirely of salt: the walls, floors, ceilings and much of the décor are all made from salt bricks. Don’t forget the tequila! Rooms average around $150.00 USD per night.
Longitude 131, Uluru, Australia
Haven’t you heard? Camping can be luxurious. In the secluded surroundings of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, these five-star tents come complete with panoramic views of Uluru. Of course, you’d expect luxury given prices start at $1,988.00 AUD a night!
Peckforton Castle, Tarporley, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Embrace your inner royal with a stay at the Peckforton Castle. It’s Britain’s only intact medieval style castle – and anyone wanting the full back-in-time experience can sign up for activities, including falconry, archery, and rifle shooting. Rooms start at £1800.00 per night.
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
This strange yet stunning hotel is made entirely from the land — all of the luxurious rooms and suites are set in large caves. With stone floors and antique furniture, the property also boasts panoramic terraces that overlook the Alta Murgia National Park. Keep your eyes out, prices go as low as just €78.00 per night.
Sorrisniva Igloo, Alta, Finnmark, Norway
Located 12 miles from the center of Alta in Norway, along the Alta River, this hotel is made entirely from snow and ice to offer guests a completely unique (and chilly) experience. Time your trip though, as this hotel only exists for about three months of the year. Prices start at 3,975.00 kr.
Treehotel, Norrbotten, Sweden
Tree houses aren’t just for kids. If you want to be surrounded by nature, this spot Harads, perfectly blends impressive architectural design with all the comforts of home — in a tree. Each eco-friendly room is unique and features breathtaking views of the forest. Prices average 4,290 sek per night.