Six unusual hotels you want to stay in immediately
These cute bubble hotels have sprung up in three locations in France, allowing visitors to feel as though they are sleeping under the stars, with all the comfort of being indoors. The bubble rooms are located only a short walk from a village, so that you don’t feel too secluded, and also come with a nearby building housing a jacuzzi and star gazing map amongst other things. Dreamy.
Palacio de Sal, Bolivia
This translates as a palace of salt, obviously. It’s located on the world’s largest salt flat, near the crest of the Andes at an altitude of nearly 3650 metres. The original building was constructed in 1993, although it was replaced by a newer one in 2007 – fully equipped with a rule that you are strictly not allowed to lick the walls. Oh.
Magic Mountain, Chile
How amazing is this hotel? It’s served by a rope bridge, has its own waterfall and is in the middle of a nature reserve – anyone else think it looks like it’s come straight out of a Disney film? There are 12 rooms, and prices start at just £125. We’re sold.
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, South Africa
A real-life Flintstones themed hotel, the Kagga Namma is a luxury hotel built in the middle of a nature reserve. There are totally outdoor rooms – think comfy beds, walls carved out of stone, oh and no ceiling. Plus activities that include safaris and quad biking.
Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
Located on a secret island in Fiji, this hotel is straight out of a Little Mermaid – although with less mermaids. Some of the resort is above ground, and the rest submerged like a giant see-through submarine. Pretty cool, no?
Hobbit Hotel, New Zealand
Lord of The Rings fans, listen up. This real-life Hobbit hotel features a themed menu and visits to Middle Earth film locations. You’ll get to see 20 of the filming spots in just one day: how’s that for dedicated fan? You can also get married there, which would probably be the best themed wedding, ever.
to spring up – felüti a fejét, kialakul
as though – mintha
secluded – elszigetelt
star gazing map – csillagnéző térkép
obviously – nyilvánvalóan
salt flat – sólapály
altitude – magasság
to be equipped with – valamivel felszerelt, ellátott
to lick – nyalni
rope bridge – függőhíd
nature reserve – természetvédelmi terület
to be sold – rávették, meggyőzték
themed – valamilyen témájú
to carve – faragni
submerged – vízalatti
see-through – átlátszó
location – helyszín
dedicated – elkötelezett