As the trend for all things ‘lifestyle’ continues to grow, so does the trend of the boutique hotel. Over the last few years, reports have shown a rise in popularity for hotels that fit within a holiday theme or lifestyle personality rather than just acting as a place to stay. To serve the trend, numerous novelty hotels have cropped up year after year, dotted throughout different parts of the world.
Whatever the destination, whatever the budget, the UK’s leading website for travel search and comparison points holidaymakers towards hotels that suit their lifestyle, personality or holiday theme with its choice of the world’s top quirkiest hotels. Cheapflights.co.uk can also help you get there by allowing you to search and compare flights to Bangkok, New York, Amsterdam and other fabulous locations.
“While it might sound expensive, boutique hotels can often be more cost effective than their big chain counterparts,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk.
“No longer serving as just somewhere to stay, hotels today serve to act as either a home away from home, or an alternate universe where travellers can literally live out a dream or lifestyle interest,” adds Hallak.
The only way the auto-geared V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany could be more car-centric is if the hotel itself could be driven. Each of the 34 rooms is decorated in a different auto theme, such as a car wash, caravan or racing. Even the beds in some rooms are made from cars. Best of all, there’s no need to change a tire, check the brakes, or fill up on pricey petrol before turning in for the night, and there’s no risk of being clamped mid-slumber. Search and compare cheap flights to Stuttgart.
Hip, sexy and budget conscious; the ultra-chic Qbic Hotel in Amsterdam is the place to make a splash while minding the cash. Its cutting-edge design is typically found in the most expensive of hotels around the world. The focus of each room is the Cubi, a cube-shaped living space complete with designer furnishings and individual mood-lighting schemes. Spending a night in your retro pad is like staying in a hotel from the future, and ideal whether your time in Amsterdam is spent in old museums or modern clubs and coffee shops. Search for cheap flights to Amsterdam.
Jumbo Hostel Sweden
Jumbo Hostel gives a whole new meaning to sleeping on a plane, and residents don’t need a ticket or security check to board. A decommissioned 1976 Boeing 747 has been converted into a 27-room hostel on the grounds of Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. Completely rebuilt from the inside, Jumbo Hostel has “passenger” rooms in the cockpit and cabins, a bar and café, and a first-class lounge-turned-conference room that holds up to eight people - the next best thing to having your own 747. Search and compare cheap flights to Stockholm.
Desert Cave Hotel Australia
As the world’s only internationally rated underground hotel, Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy is an exciting change for surface-dwellers. Set in an opal-rich region of the Outback, the hotel is hewn from sandstone and stays cool and dry. Its luxurious rooms are perfect to return to after a long day exploring the scorching and beautiful surroundings. You’ll feel snugger than a baby kangaroo in its pouch when you turn in for the night under Down Under. Search and compare cheap flights to Australia.
Geared towards the modern intellectual, there will be no shortage of bedtime reading at New York City’s Library Hotel. The top-rated, luxury library-themed hotel has arranged its floors according to the ten categories of the Dewey Decimal System. Guests choose from a room menu of sub-topics according to their interests, such as Classics, astronomy or new media, complete with book selections. The Library also includes an elegant great room and green house all set within its ideal Midtown location. Find cheap flights to New York.