While traveling, the most important factors related to where we stay are price and location (and wifi). The room itself isn’t really so important since all it really is for us is a place to sleep and shower. Since Lucas has been born we definitely like to mix in nicer places to stay too (if possible) using hotel points.
However, there are some unique and interesting places to stay that could be well worth checking out.
For the longest time, I’ve been wanted to stay at a couple of unique places- an ice hotel and a treehouse hotel. Hopefully, one of these days we’ll get to check them out.
With the help of their authors and editors, LP came up with Top 10 Extraordinary Places To Stay In 2014.
Here is the list:
- Mihir Garh– Rajasthan, India
- Planet Baobab– Gweta, Botswana
- Prendiparte B&B– Bologna, Italy
- Qasr Al Sarab– United Arab Emirates
- Cradle Mountain Lodge– Tasmania, Australia
- Free Spirit Spheres– British Columbia, Canada
- Taskonak Hotel– Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
- Thonga Beach Lodge– iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
- Saugerties Lighthouse– New York, USA
- The Gibbon Experience Treehouse– Bokeo Reserve, Laos
While we haven’t stayed at any of the places from this list we did stop by the Saugerties Lighthouse a few years back to check out the views. It’s a popular attraction to walk to on a raised path through some wet terrain. While there we wondered what it would be like to spend a night there.
In Cappadocia, while we didn’t stay at the hotel mention on the list, we did stay in a couple of cave hotels which were really amazing and unique, although one of them got pretty cold at night.
Find out what makes each of the places on Lonely Planet’s list unique HERE.