Hotel Not Hotel

A new hotel in Amsterdam offers guests a rather different experience than the standard ‘room with an ensuite’ fare.

Hotel Not Hotel rejects the rigid structure of corridors of identical rooms that most hotels offer, instead choosing a more open, playful approach to welcome tourists to the city.

Created by Bruno Bont and Tijmen Receveur, the hotel lets guests stay in a converted tram cart, behind a bookcase, and in a printed house.

Explore Hotel Not Hotel here and let us know if you’ll be visiting any time soon.

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A hotel managed by robots

If you’re a fan of the Channel 4 series Humans, you may well be intrigued by the latest development in artificial intelligence: a hotel managed by robots.

The Henn-na Hotel (literally ‘strange hotel’) in Sasebo, Japan, has recently welcomed its first customers, who get to indulge in an experience entirely staffed by a crew of robots.

Guests can check in with the help of a dinosaur dressed like a concierge, access their rooms with face-recognition technology, and sit back while a range of robots, humanoid or otherwise, take care of the rest.

Watch how this unique hotel works below and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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Australian ‘Zootel’ brings wildlife to hotel guests

Australian ZootelA hotel in Australia offers its visitors an unusual visit – by allowing them to spend a night with the animals.

Situated in the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra, the recently opened Jamala Wildlife Lodge consists of ‘Jungle Bungalows’ separated from lions, cheetahs or bears by just a glass wall. 

Not only can guests observe animals from their beds but they are also able to feed the giraffes from their balconies.

Room prices start from $AU400 (£200) and there are seven further suites available in the owner’s former residence.

Have a closer look at this amazing hotel here and tell us what you think about it.

The Northern Lights at an igloo hotel

A unique Finnish hotel giving customers an amazing view of the Northern Lights.

At Hotel Kakslauttanen, you can spend a warm and cosy night in your own private thermal glass igloo, where you can watch the Aurora Borealis behind its frost preventive glass.

Thanks to its location, the hotel has one of the Arctic Circle’s best views of the Aurora Borealis, meaning that during the peak winter months you are able to see millions of stars each night.

As this phenomenon can last less than a second to nearly two minutes, it is not a guarantee that you will see one during your stay.

However, the hotel rings a bell every time it happens so that you can look up.

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Have a look at the views here and tell us what you think about it. 

A hotel made from salt

Salt hotelA new hotel has opened in Bolivia and it is almost entirely made from salt.

Located on the world’s largest salt flat, the Hotel Luna Salada is constructed of solid salt bricks, a feature that is obvious from the unpainted white-grey walls.

However, most of the furniture is also made from salt, with just a few standard fixtures and fittings providing a Bolivian feel.

Explore the hotel in the video below and let us know if you’ll be booking a stay in this unique hotel.

The Pantone Hotel

Pantone HotelA Pantone Hotel has opened in Belgium, dedicated to all things colour.

The hotel is part of the Pantone Universe campaign, which has seen the company branding products with colours and their associated Pantone codes.

Decorated with Pantone paintings, furniture, and fixtures, the Hotel’s design was put together by Olivier Hannaert, Michel Penneman, and Victor Levy.

Take a closer look at the Pantone Hotel here and tell us if you’d stay there.

Magic Mountain Lodge

Magic Mountain LodgeThere is a hotel deep in northern Patagonia called the Magic Mountain Lodge.

Surrounded by forest, the Lodge slopes upwards to a fountain, which coats the stone and vegetation with water.

The arched windows add to the fairytale feel of the hotel, which even has a rope bridge connecting it to the forest.

The Lodge, which acts as a base for ecotourists, also has a bar, restaurant, and outside hot tubs made from trees.

Find out more about the hotel here and tell us what you think of it.

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