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  • Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    This thread was something I was thinking of when I was in Sweden last week, we should have a thread with information/ photographs/ details of UNIQUE places around the world where you can spend a night.

    I do not mean the general main stream hotel or a normal hotel room, but rather places with a very unique history and past.

    The place which first should be put on this list is the one I stayed at in Stockholm, I will write something in post number 2 of this very thread.

  • ombugge
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    This one should be unique enough to qualify here:


    Here is a link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationP...rttemberg.html

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    This should be a very unique hotel, right? (video)

    http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/12/07/t...ller/24703669/

    Spitbank Fort.

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    This is a unique hotel - in it's own way:

    Welcome to the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam.

    The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel has been proudly disappointing travellers for forty years. Boasting levels of comfort comparable to a minimum-security prison, the Hans Brinker also offers some plumbing and an intermittently open canteen serving a wide range of dishes based on runny eggs.

    Other Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam services and amenities include:

    - A basement bar with limited light and no fresh air.
    - A concrete courtyard where you can relax and enjoy whatever sunshine is able to pass the high buildings on either side on the extremely infrequent days when it’s actually sunny.
    - An elevator that almost never breaks down between floors.
    - A bar serving slightly watered down beer.
    - Amusing witticisms and speculations about former guests’ ***ual preferences scrawled on most surfaces.
    - The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam Luxury Ambassadorial Suite (featuring the Hans Brinker’s one and only bath-tub).
    - Doors that lock.
    http://www.hans-brinker.com/

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Wrote about in my blog today, a new hotel at Thanon Withayu in Bangkok: the Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel:

    Direct link to hotels website:

    http://www.okurabangkok.com/intro_okura/

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Wrote about in my blog today, a new hotel at Thanon Withayu in Bangkok: the Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel:

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Originally posted by ehp View Post
    Beautiful, but what do you do if you don't want to get wet????
    Oh, that is a sacrifice I'm willing to make to get to such a nice seat!

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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Beautiful, but what do you do if you don't want to get wet????

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    I just HAD to share this shot from a brand new hotel on the island of Phuket, in Thailand: the Paresa Phuket:

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  • Seagull
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Brand new - and very beautiful hotel in Bangkok....
    It’s gorgeous. I’ve been browsing the website, far more than is potentially good for me (or rather my bank account), since you made this your cover photo on FB. Probably as well I didn’t see it before their “soft opening rates” expired on the special suites! I could so easily have succumbed!!!!!

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Brand new - and very beautiful hotel in Bangkok:

    http://www.thesiamhotel.com/

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    UNique experiences in Norway:

    http://www.reiserogferie.no/article3319750.ece

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Perhaps a mainstream hotel, but definately a unique... Queen Mary hotel in Turkie I think:

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    Awesome hotel in Sweden:

    http://kortreist.adressa.no/turer/article12338.ece

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Unique places to stay around the world.... NOT the mainstream chain hotels.

    I would also like to direct attention towards this webpage: http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/

    On that page, you can find many other "unique" places to stay in the world.... I would very much like to do all those on the list, and especially Woodlyn Park ( http://www.woodlynpark.co.nz/ ) and this airplane suite ( http://www.hotelsuites.nl/suites.php...ail&hotel=1894 ).

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