11 Unique Hotels in Europe
Would you like to stay in a unique hotel or looking for an exciting hotel experience? There are many cool places in Europe. Here is a list with eleven different hotels to discover.
The destination itself does not always have to be the highlight of the trip. Sometimes it can be the journey there, a museum, a special experience or restaurant that is the great attraction. And sometimes it is a different accommodation that is the great highlight of the holiday.
Different, exotic hotel experiences are plentiful in the world, but there are also many exciting hotels to experience in Europe. That’s why I list here eleven different hotel experiences that don’t require many vacation days – and can be reached by either train, car or a flight.
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Golden Crown – Levin Iglut offers accommodation in well-insulated and heated glass igloos. Here awaits a peaceful stay on utsuvaara mountains in Finnish Lapland. Levi Ski Resort is 9 km away. Parking at the property is free of charge.
Golden Crown’s igloos have a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. All also have electronically adjustable beds and mountain views. Some igloos have a whirlpool tub and lovely king-size beds. From the igloos you have unobstructed views of the sky to the north and if you are lucky you can also admire the northern lights from within.
Communal barbecue facilities are available in a wooden hut with a fireplace. There is also a Scandinavian restaurant with a glass roof, which is open from September to April.
In a glass igloo you can sleep in a warm bed surrounded by lapland’s beautiful landscape. The experience is possible at the ski resort of Levi in northern Finland, where in addition to admiring a starry sky from your own bed (and the Northern Lights if you are lucky) you can also ski, see reindeer and go for a trip with huskys.
2. Inntel Hotels Zaandam in Amsterdam, Netherlands
A hotel with a startling exterior, consisting of several different traditional house facades found in the Zaan area of Holland. Add modernly decorated hotel rooms and a 12-minute train ride to central Amsterdam and it’s a different, but convenient accommodation option during the trip to Amsterdam.
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam is a great choice for travelers visiting Zaandam, offering a romantic setting as well as many useful amenities designed to give you a better stay.
Guests staying at inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam can visit Hembrugterrein (2.2 km) and Kooijman Klompenmakerij (3.9 km), some of Zaandam’s top attractions.
Guests at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam also have access to a swimming pool and a restaurant, located on site. For guests arriving by car, public paid parking is available nearby.
If you are looking for a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine, consider visiting Erosa, Kyra’s Taverna or Que Pasa, all of which are close to inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam.
During your visit, don’t forget to visit popular attractions such as Het Blauwe Huis (0.6 km) and Gedempte Gracht (0.6 km), all within walking distance of the hotel.
3. Norrqvarn in Lyrestad, Sweden
A different accommodation suitable for the family with children or for adults with a child mind. At Norrqvarn you can stay in sponges and troll stumps. Choose from a red fly sponge, a porcini mushrooms, a smaller or larger stump.
Wondering what it’s like to live like a troll in a stump or maybe a sponge? Now you can stop wondering. In Lyrestad, a bit northeast of Mariestad next to the Göta Canal, you can realize this and spend a night in what feels like the land of fairy tales – or Bamse’s world. It is Norrqvarn Hotel and conference together with chainsaw artist Sören Niklasson who is behind the fun houses where you can now cuddle with the children.
The décor of the stumps and mushrooms offers a lot of details which makes the whole experience exciting and fun for the whole family. The stumps and mushrooms are placed on a hill among pine trees and nearby flows as I said Göta Canal. In addition to the adventure of living in a sponge or stump, there is much to do in the surroundings.
4. Hotel Central & Café in Copenhagen, Denmark
Once upon a time, there was a small, small house… and the world’s smallest café and the world’s smallest hotel… At Vesterbro in Copenhagen, the world’s smallest hotel, Hotel Central & Café – opens with only one room on top of the world’s smallest 5-seater café, if you count the window sill. The house is both narrow and low and is from 1905. The hotel room includes a bathroom, a Royal Eden bed and a minibar. The guest is always greeted by cut flowers, fruit and wine in the room
Stay unique ly at Västerbro in Copenhagen. This hotel has only one room located above the small café of the same name. The small hotel room and its well thought out details have a cozy atmosphere and give a unique touch to say the weekend in Copenhagen.
5. Treehotel in Harads, Sweden
One of Sweden’s most renowned hotels is Treehotel up in Harads, northwest of Luleå. Here are seven unique hotel rooms up among the treetops, several of which are named after their exciting appearance. Or how about a few nights in Mirrorcube, Bird’s Nest or The Ufo?
This outstanding hotel offers a unique stay among the trees of harad’s forests. It brings advanced architecture and innovative design to the comforts of tea and coffee makers and free WiFi.
Treehotel’s eco-friendly rooms feature large beds, as well as elegant and modern furnishings and furniture. From all rooms you naturally have views of the forest and the surrounding countryside. The rooms also have a toilet and sink, while showers are located in an adjoining building.
The kitchen team at Treehotel places the emphasis on game and locally produced ingredients in their cooking. The hotel’s sauna and hot tub are available at an additional cost.
On request, the treehotel staff will help you arrange a variety of activities. In summer, guests can enjoy hiking, kayaking and off-road excursions. You can also dine among the treetops, a unique dining experience at an altitude of 10 metres in a tree.
Activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and hiking with snowshoes are possible in winter.
Boden is 40 minutes away by car, and the coastal town of Luleå is an hour away. The nearest shops and a swimming pool are in Harads, 1.2 miles away.
6. Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland
A different hotel that combines luxury, tranquility, Scandinavian design and Lapland nature. Here guests stay in cozy, stripped-down rooms with stunning views of the surrounding forest, which is covered in a thick layer of snow in winter.
Arctic Treehouse Hotel offers accommodation inside santapark in Rovaniemi. It is a suite overlooking the surrounding forest, and if you are lucky you can see the Northern Lights. Both WiFi and guest parking are free of charge.
The hotel has a 24-hour reception, concierge service and a gift shop. Guests can enjoy a meal in the restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Staff can provide information if you are interested in husky safaris, a reindeer farmer tour, Finnish sauna and visits to SantaPark.
Activities in the area include skiing, cycling and hiking. The Santa Claus Village Post Office is 1.2 miles from arctic treehouse hotel, and the center of Rovaniemi is 5.7 km away.
7. Attrap’Reves in Allauch, France
In the south of France, just outside Marseilles, there is a close-to-nature hotel experience for the glamping-loving traveler. At Attrap’Reves you sleep in large transparent bubbles with a view of nature and the sky. There are only six bubbles and the hotel has a pronounced environmental mindset.
Have you always dreamed of sleeping under the stars but with all possible comfort? Or are you just an exhibitionist? Then check in at hotel Attrap Rêves (approximate translation “catch dreams”) which offers accommodation in transparent plastic bubbles scattered in the countryside of southern France. The bubbles are found in five different locations, including Allauch, La Bouilladisse and Verdon National Park. More different arrangements are available, from the stargazing package, which includes binoculars and star map, to the luxury package with a Jacuzzi in nature, dinner and local wines.
The hotels are ecologically designed and decorated with recyclable materials. At the end of the season, the bubble is taken down without leaving any trace.
If you don’t like being watched, Attrap Rêves says that guests’ privacy is protected by private paths leading to every bubble. Something you may not guarantee privacy, but still…
8. Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway
The unique landscape hotel Juvet is located in a small village in northwestern Norway, an hour’s drive from Åndalsnes via Trollstigen. Guests and modern hotel rooms with large windows are surrounded by forests, mountains and waterways. There are nine rooms, a spa and rooms that can be rented for a party.
The concept includes locally grown food prepared according to traditional recipes. It can be smoked choice in leaf-thin slices for starter, bacalo – cod that has been on a salt bed three to five days – to the main course and sweet raspberries with brittle wafers to finish.
Dinners are served in a barn with a long table and sterain candles in the company of other guests. The atmosphere is convivial. Each dish is presented and it feels extra genuine.
In the evening you can enjoy a sauna and hot tub or take a dip in the crispmountain waters. The surrounding area offers beautiful skiing and hiking trails, rock climbing and rafting.
The experience starts already on the way to the hotel Juvet: Anyone who comes from Åndalsnes travels on Trollstigen and begins the adventure with impressions from the magnificent environment.
9. Hotel Molitor in Paris, France
Combine the city break, cruise and sun holiday at this Paris hotel. Hotel Molitor is in an environment that is almost likea luxury Art Deco-style cruise ship. There is also a swimming pool, spa and an atmosphere reminiscent of much more southerly latitudes.
Molitor Paris – MGallery by Sofitel is 700 metres from Roland Garros Tennis Stadium and 600 metres from The Parc des Princes Football Stadium in Paris. It offers a 1,700 m² Clarins© spa, a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool and 2 restaurants. WiFi is free.
All rooms have a Bose iPod docking station©, a Nespresso coffee maker© and a safe. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free exclusive toiletries. Slippers and bathrobes are also available.
Breakfast can be enjoyed each morning in the restaurant overlooking the pool. On Sundays, entertainment is arranged for children in the morning and early evening. The hotel also has a seasonal rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of Paris. Guests can order a delicious cocktail at the bar.
This 5-star hotel features a wellness centre with sauna, hammam and gym. The hotel often organizes art exhibitions and street art. Hippodrome de Longchamp is just a 15-minute walk away and the Eiffel Tower is 2.5 miles away.
10. Jumbostay in Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden
You don’t have to fly to another country to spend a night aboard an airplane. At Jumbostay you can book a night in everything from a small dormitory in the flight to a suite in the cockpit. In addition to being a cool hostel, you can also visit the aircraft during the day, as there is a café open to both day visitors and hotel guests.
This unique hostel is located in a converted Boeing 747 jumbo jet right next to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Both airport transfers and WiFi are included in the price.
Rooms at Jumbo Stay have a flat-screen TV and access to their own or shared bathroom. Guests also have access to a shared balcony on the wing of the jumbo jet. Towels, bed linen and maid service are included in all room rates.
Alfa shuttle bus allows you to travel between STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm and stop 3 at Arlanda Airport free of charge.
Guests can buy coffee, cakes and meals at the property. Various drinks are available at the fully licensed bar. A microwave is also available.
11. Hüttenpalast in Berlin, Germany
This hotel in Neukölln, Berlin, offers caravan life for the city man. Here guests can choose between staying in converted caravans or small wooden houses. There are also some modern hotel rooms for those who prefer it. There is also a café facing the street and a lush courtyard.
This hotel is quietly located in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzkölln area, between Kreuzberg and Neukölln. Hüttenpalast offers free WiFi.
Hüttenpalast offers a unique range of accommodation options. The retro-style caravans and cottages are located on an indoor campsite, in two old factory halls. The halls can accommodate 6 caravans or cottages each.
Hüttenpalast also offers spacious hotel rooms with private bathrooms.
The beautiful garden has a patio where you can relax in summer.
The area’s wide range of interesting bars, cafés and restaurants are within a 5-minute walk. From the Hermannplatz metro station, the U8 line is towards Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin.
The hotel is just over 1.2 miles from the Mercedes-Benz Arena, and about 2 miles from Checkpoint Charlie and gendarmenmarkt. Berlin Tegel Airport is 12 km away.