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

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24/02/2019 New to Host Unusual: Eight Truly Amazing Places to Stay Around the World


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

Trullo Susanna

Trullo Susanna

Sample a delicious taste of rural Italy, in an iconic coned-roof cottage set just a stone's throw from the ‘City of Festivals'. Blissfully secluded, yet located just three kilometres from the vibrant festival town of Martina Franca, Trullo Susanna is the perfect location for precious family time, a romantic holiday or enjoying time with friends. Originally an 18th century farmhouse…

SWEETS hotel

SWEETS hotel

Take your pick from 28 unique bridge house-suites, beautifully scattered along the canals of the Dutch capital. Featured in the New York Times Magazine, Amsterdam's SWEETS hotel is an innovative selection of 28 two-person suites scattered throughout the city...with no chain hotel-style queues to check in! Former bridge keeper's houses set along the city's famous canals, the suites have been…

Casa Solo Pezo

Casa Solo Pezo

Casa Solo Pezo is an award-winning architectural marvel, nestled in mountainous Spanish forest land that's blissfully off the beaten track. The Solo Houses project has been making huge waves in the architectural world, with very good reason. Set in Cretas, a natural and untouched forest setting in the mountainous Spanish region of Matarraña (known as ‘Spanish Tuscany'), the…

Chena Huts

Chena Huts

Experience an authentic sense of the exotic, surrounded by outstanding tropical luxury (and flamingos!) in the Sri Lankan jungle. Set in Sri Lanka's exotic deep south, way off the beaten tourist track and bordered by the breathtaking Yala National Park, the all-inclusive Chena Huts spa resort has a distinct ‘lost in paradise' feel. While you might think of a ‘hut' as a simple and rustic…

Shipwreck Lodge

Shipwreck Lodge

Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes. Located 45 kilometres from Möwe Bay, between two winding rivers in Namibia's famous Skeleton Coast National Park, there is absolutely nowhere in the world quite like Shipwreck Lodge. Created by an ambitious local architect, the Lodge comprises ten individual eco-cabins, all…

Laurel Canyon Box House

Laurel Canyon Box House

A unique, glass-constructed architectural marvel, set high above the Los Angeles hills for stunning natural views. If Laurel Canyon Box House looks familiar, it could be that you've seen it somewhere before. The last house to be snapped by the famed American architectural photographer Julius Shulman, a print of this incredible six-person home has been exhibited worldwide, and has featured in…

Glamping Canonici di San Marco

Glamping Canonici di San Marco

A pioneering taste of nature and luxury await, in a glamping paradise set just 20 minutes from Venice. Once featured in The Guardian as one of the best glamping spots in Europe, Glamping Canonici di San Marco is a pioneering concept in Italy, and one that is much loved by visitors from all over the world. It isn't hard to understand why. Italian hospitality, nature and culture combine…

Ban Suk Jai

Ban Suk Jai

A luxurious, hand-crafted villa peacefully nestled amongst the rice fields of Thailand...where nothing is too much trouble. Grown-up holidays don't come much more idyllic than those spent at Ban Suk Jai, a traditional timber villa with two bedrooms, set amongst green rice fields in a rural North Thailand village. Spectacular mountain views are a given from this lovingly hand-crafted villa,…

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