Fancy staying in a hotel with a difference, then we have found 5 Unusual Places to Stay in Europe
from a car themed oasis for car lovers, a floating super yacht in London to a Treehotel in Sweden.
The V8 Hotel Stuttgart, Germany – A car themed oasis for car lovers
Have you ever dreamt of sleeping in a vintage car bed, then the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart has to be the hotel for you. Situated in the centre of Stuttgart’s Meilenwerk on the former 1928 airport site and partnered with the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz Museums. Car fanatics will love this themed hotel. You can take the ultimate pitstop in one of their 34 authentically themed bedrooms or suites, ranging from a 70’s Cadillac drive in cinema, a Mercedes Benz carwash room (see photo) which has special message brushes in the shower and a full body dryer to a Morris Minor garage (see photo), just a taste of the quirky rooms waiting for you. The hotel also has a house brewery, cooking school and restaurant.
The Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandamn, Netherlands – Enjoy the best of Dutch tradition combined with modern day comforts
With an amazing eye-catching facade, this hotel is made up of nearly 70 stacked traditional Zaan houses (see photo), from labourers’ cottages to town houses and the interiors of the hotel rooms have also been designed to reflect the rich history of the Zaan area. Set in an excellent location next to Zaandam train station with excellent links to both the centre of Amsterdam and Schiphol airport and with plenty to see and do on its doorstep from cycling routes to boat tours or simply visiting ‘Zaanse Schans’, a residential area where the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life with its shops, museums and windmills.
The Sunborn London Yacht Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock, London – A luxurious Super Yacht
A floating super yacht hotel moored in Royal Victoria Dock in the Docklands area of London offering a luxurious hotel experience and perfect for a midweek or weekend break. Living up to its name with beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites all having fabulous views over the dock or river. Excellent transport links to central London for shopping and sightseeing, but with plenty to see and do close by from the Cutty Sark at Greenwich to the shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf.
The Treehotel, Harads, Sweden – For those of you with a head for heights why not experience nature amongst the treetops
Located in Harads, 100 km from Luleå airport and set amongst the tall pine forests, you can find the eco-friendly and stylish Tree rooms, where guests can relax and be at one with nature. Consisting of 7 amazing designs like the Mirror Cube (see photo), the UFO, Bird’s Nest and Blue Cone, with spectacular views of the Lule River valley and the surrounding forests, each one is suspended 4-6 metres above the ground and accessed either by ramp, bridge or electric stairs. A great place to experience all four seasons, capture the northern nights (winter months) do a bit of bear spotting, kayaking or simply hiking through the forest, this place has it all.
Coup 2 Foudres, Saint Jean de Blaignac, France – A haven set amongst the vineyard for wine lovers
A must for wine lovers, located in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards and close to the beautiful village of St Emilion, is Coup 2 Foudres. The two foudres, enormous wine barrels by the celebrated barrel-maker Seguin-Moreau have been beautifully converted into bedrooms with kitchenettes and living space and wonderfully placed in a tranquil location amongst the vineyards. You also get a visit to the vineyard and wine tasting with your stay.
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