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Check out this list of the 10 most quirky, bizarre and weird hotels you can find in Europe.
Sometimes it’s a surprising location, sometimes it’s a particularly inspired architectural statement, sometimes it’s a hotelier with a strong point of view — and often it’s all three. What these hotels in Europe have in common is that each, in its own way, offers an experience you won’t soon forget.
If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping in a cave in Santorini, in the middle of the North Sea on a platform, or even in a winebarrel, you can actually do any of those things with our list of the 10 most quirky, bizarre, and weird hotels you can find in Europe.
Iconic Santorini Cave Hotel, Santorini , Greece
A timeless experience awaits guests of the Iconic Santorini Cave Hotel. Located in the picturesque village of Imerovigli on Santorini island , the Iconic Santorini Cave Hotel is a unique boutique cave hotel carved from Santorini’s volcanic caldera wall. The Iconic Santorini Cave Hotel combines breathtaking views, plush residences, delicious Santorinian cuisine, luxury amenities, and a warm greek hospitality. The Iconic Santorini Cave Hotel is one of the hotels in Greece that truly exceptional and a stylish residence that creates unforgettable memories for hotel guests
No Man's Fort, Solent, North Sea United Kingdom
No Man’s Fort is one of the UK’s most secluded and alternative hotel venues located in the North Sea and offers floor to ceiling windows for an unrivalled panoramic view of the fierce beauty and dramatic seascape around you.
With 22 bedrooms, a helipad, hot tubs on the roof, a spa and its own green so you can hit special biodegradable golf balls straight into the Solent
Hotel Marquez De Riscal, Elciego, Spain
Welcome to the only hotel in Spain created by Frank Gehry where each of the unique 43 guestrooms and suites of Hotel Marquez De Riscal promises to enchant with exceptional designer touches and enviable views of the countryside, medieval town of Elciego or the striking architecture. The stunning 2Ist century chateau was designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry and is a true masterpiece. Located in "The City of Wine," this 5-star hotel is truly an adventure of a lifetime. Prepare to savor a one-of-a-kind experience of all the senses at Hotel Marques de Riscal. New delights await. Enjoy local cuisine and fine wines at 1860 Tradición or Marqués de Riscal Restaurant,
Abali' Gran Sultanato, Italy
Your magic flying carpet ride starts at the Grand Sultanate of Abalì. The Grand Sultanate of Abalì is a place where you can find five star luxury together with eclectic elegance and the friendliness of a B&B. Every room has a private bathroom, air conditioning, TV and wi-fi, polished cotton sheets and soft towels, which ensure a high level of comfort. The distinctive colours and North-African and Arabic decorations make each room unique and unforgettable. The bedrooms come in green and purple, in turquoise, in red, tango design and have all a king size bed. The Sultan's suite has a four poster bed and a jacuzzi in the room.
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera, Southern Italy
Situated in the proverbial arch of the Italian boot, Matera is not a village widely known by foreigners as it has been historically impoverished. The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, completely restored from the abandoned and decaying ancient caves in the Basilicata village of Matera in Southern Italy, offers guests the opportunity to re-evaluate their interpretation of authenticity.
Daniele Kihlgren, the Swedish-Italian entrepreneur, hotelier and philanthropist, spearheaded the campaign to resuscitate the caves, breathing new life into them while honouring and highlighting the lives previously spent dwelling in their depths.
With a giant iron key for the room. ancient oak doors, candles lighting the rooms and brick floors, worn through years of use. the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita looks ancient , yet the facilities are modern
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland offers guests a stay in luxurious glass igloos. Guests can snuggle up in the igloo and look up to admire the colorful northerlights show happening above them. The glass igloo has thermal walls and cozy beds for a comfy and warm sleep.In addition to glass igloos, Kakslauttanen also boasts cabins with glass observation areas to admire the magnificent aurora borealis.Guests can experience the Lap country with a reindeer sleigh ride or can also try their hand at dogsledding with adorable huskies or opt to go ice fishing on a frozen lake.
Crazy Bear Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield , United Kingdom
Holding fort in the heart of Beaconsfield as the town’s oldest documented building, the hotel opened to a fanfare of praise and hopped straight onto Condé Nast’s Hot List for The Best New Hotels in the World. The decadently decorated boudoirs are positively dripping with opulent chandeliers, huge gilded mirrors, heavy tasselled drape curtains and luxuriously plump and pillowy beds. Think Henry VIII, in entertaining mode.
A stay at The Crazy Bear Beaconsfield is an unforgettable and frankly unmissable experience. Behind the historic 15th-century façade hide lavish and luxurious interiors that are the envy of more than one interiordesigners.
Hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren, Netherlands
Sleeping in a wine barrel might sound a bit strange in the beginning. And it is not only possibly, but is guaranteed to be an unique experience in Hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren. Where to better fall asleep after a night of wine tasting than in one of these sleeping spaces? Each of the four wine barrel rooms at the hotel was made using wooden storage casks that have a volume of over 14,000 liters, more than enough room for the two cozy beds that are placed inside each one. All of the hobbit-like round rooms are also adjoined by a small living room and bathroom that is connected to the barrel from the opposite end of the front door.
Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nimb Hotel in central Copenhagen is a curious coupling of the Arabian nights-style opulence and a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale...with a soupçon of Scandi minimalism....
Fairy tale are ever present in Nimb's 38 uniquely decorated rooms and suites. Nimb is an exclusive boutique hotel like no other in the world and yet homely, intimate and magnificent all at the same time, where you will dream of staying until the end of your days.
Antiques, linen from Geismar, an open fire with birch firewood and spacious bathrooms with luxurious bath products are all part of the experience of staying at Nimb Hotel. The pictures on the walls are also worth studying closely, as they are all hand-picked for each room and placed with careful consideration.