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New to Host Unusual: Eight Truly Amazing Places to Stay Around the World

24 February 2019

Sometimes the diversity of our planet simply astounds us, and that isn’t just confined to its landscapes or cultures.

As this selection of eight extraordinary properties around the world shows, you can holiday in places that are equally unusual and diverse! 

Converted bridge houses now serve a new purpose in prime city centre spots, traditional stone houses and huts offer an authenticity unmatched in soul and spirit by hotels, whilst new avant-garde architect-designed homes and luxurious glamping retreats challenge the status quo in the modern world. 

We heartily recommend getting out there and discovering some of these – you’re in for a fascinating ride!
Main image: Chena Huts, Sri Lanka

SWEETS hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Take your pick from one of the unique bridge house suites, beautifully scattered along the canals of Amsterdam.
Bedrooms: 1 per house
Sleeps: 2 per house
From
£117 / night

Chena Huts

Yala, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Experience an authentic sense of the exotic, surrounded by outstanding tropical luxury (and flamingos!) in the Sri Lankan jungle.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: Up to 3 per cabin
From
£810 / night

Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast, Kunene, Namibia
Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£1,800 /nt

Laurel Canyon Box House

Los Angeles, California, USA
A unique, glass-constructed architectural marvel, set high above the Los Angeles hills for stunning natural views.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£680 /night

Glamping Canonici di San Marco

Mirano, Venice, Italy
A pioneering taste of nature and luxury await, in a glamping paradise set just 20 minutes from Venice.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6 per tent
From
£108 / night

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