Unusual and Quirky Hotels from @HostelBookers
If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill hotel chains which make up a sizeable chunk of the budget to mid-range hotel sector, there are a number of ways you can give your holiday the edge but still get a bargain.
Try bunking down in a cave as the Turkish nomads once did, get out on the water with a floating hotel or climb to the forest canopy to sleep in a treehouse. Now where is that adventurous spirit of yours?
In a castle…India
In all its glittering splendour, the Umaid Mahal is an awe-inspiring spectacle of ornate furnishings and traditional welcoming Rajasthani hospitality. The luxurious swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off and on request, guests can enjoy a traditional folk dance and puppet show as well as excursions in to the desert, village , Jaipur and around Rajasthan. Luxury for a fraction of the price.
For the art…Spain
28 artists are responsible for the 28 themed en suite rooms at the Rooms Deluxe Hostel in Valencia. Feeling spiritual? Give the Buddist temple some quality meditation time. Felling passionate? The flamenco suite might just be for you. Art lovers might want to spend the rest of their time visiting the Ciudad de lads Artes y las Ciencias, which is locate d just 2 minutes’ walk from the hostel. There is also a games room and self-catering facilities at hand.
On a river…Serbia
Floating idly on the river Danube Arkabarka Floating Hotel is a multi-storey houseboat accessible from a small jetty. Out on the water it offers spectacular views across to the Kalemegdan fortress and Ratno Ostrvo (War Island) which you can enjoy from many of the bedrooms as well as the bar and communal balcony. It is moored at the edge of Usce Park, a charming leafy location for your stay in Belgrade and guests can make the most of the free cycle hire.
In a cave…Turkey
Cappadocia is famous for its cave dwellings and there is no better place to experience them than at the Aydinli Cave Hotel in the heart of Göreme. One of the suite rooms would be ideal for families and most rooms have Jacuzzi, walk in showers, fireplaces and hamam sinks. Guests can enjoy their free breakfast on the roof terrace which overlooks the old town and there are also self-catering facilities if guests would like to prepare a packed lunch.