From Greek farmhouses to graffiti-covered design hotels in Toronto, to luxury converted shipping containers in Antwerp, if you’re looking for a holiday that’s just a little unusual, you have plenty of options. Why stay in a bland chain when you can try something really unique? And of course, all of these luxury boutique hotels will leave you with fabulous memories long after the holiday itself is over.
If you want to go rustic in an incredible location, fly to Latin America to try La Cabaña San Pedro: it’s a guest house that’s actually a self-catering bungalow. Complete with a garden and a magnificent terrace, La Cabaña San Pedro is all sun dappled whitewashed walls and printed soft furnishings with colourful Chilean accents: the perfect romantic getaway.
Ever stayed in an igloo? You can at Kakslauttanen Igloo West Village in Finland. Perfect for kids as well as adults, the igloos are actually made of cosy thermal glass, and staying in the igloo village is truly a unique experience. The hotel smokes its own fish and serves traditional Laplander delicacies such as reindeer and char-grilled salmon in its restaurants, and with saunas, log cabins, and Nordic skiing all on offer, your stay here will be truly memorable.
For those with something a little more luxurious in mind, the 5* Molitor Paris by MGallery is a design hotel built around an Olympic swimming pool. Possibly the world’s most famous pool (it features in many films and other media, most recently in The Life of Pi), Piscine Molitor was opened in its full art deco glory in 1929, enjoying a heyday in Paris’ Golden Age, until falling into disuse in the 1980s. Now lovingly and sympathetically restored, Molitor Paris is a byword for chic, sophistication, and luxury in the heart of the 16th.