If you’re planning a romantic getaway to the countryside or taking a vacation on the water, Europe offers plenty of unique hotels for you to choose from.
Boutique hotels, often with fewer rooms than larger commercial establishments, provide an authentic local experience and distinct character.
Some of these luxurious spots boast modern amenities like wellness spas, outdoor pools and yoga studios; others are whimsical and eclectic in design.
1. Les Roulottes
From boats perched atop London rooftops to rooms designed as jail cells, part 2 of our guide to the most eccentric, eclectic and plain bizarre hotels in Europe invites you to experience a vacation that’s truly one-of-a kind.
At Les Roulottes, guests can choose to stay in a ‘castle treehouse’ tucked away in the woods, or rent one of their single wooden caravans set on an animal-filled farm. With Cath Kidston-inspired decor and views over a small lake, Les Roulottes creates an enchanting place for guests to stay.
For an even more romantic getaway, why not try one of their ‘gateway castles’ hidden among bushes on stilts rising out of the water. These are perfect for couples or families looking to spend quality time together in a luxurious and serene atmosphere.
The estate offers a range of accommodation options, from cottages and cabins to tents and Russian-style datchas – so there’s something for everyone in your group. It makes an ideal base to explore this picturesque part of northern France with some of its most iconic sites and attractions right at your doorstep.
2. Hotel Kakslauttanen
From boats perched atop London rooftops to rooms designed as jail cells and entire villages of igloos in Finland, part 2 of our guide to unique hotels in Europe invites you to experience a vacation that’s truly one-of-a kind.
Experience a true winter wonderland at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland. This charming family-friendly resort lies 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle.
This award-winning resort boasts two a la carte restaurants serving local Lappish dishes, as well as the world’s largest smoke sauna. There are also husky and reindeer safaris, along with numerous other activities.
The resort boasts 65 log chalets and 40 Kelo-glass igloos (a combination of a wood chalet and glass igloo), divided into East and West Villages. Each village has its own reception, restaurant, as well as various types of accommodation available.
Treehouses are no longer just for children – they have become an exclusive accommodation choice in Europe as well. With their breathtaking architecture, these hotels will take you back to your childhood fantasies.
The Swedish Tree Hotel in Harads boasts seven breathtaking treehouses designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architecture firms. Some are quirky structures that help you stay connected to nature while others feature traditional wooden constructions with clean, rustic chic interiors and modern amenities.
At this hotel, each room boasts its own private bathroom with shower and toilet as well as free WiFi access. There are also sauna facilities and a restaurant serving high-quality local cuisine.
This treehouse hotel is perfect for couples and families. Enjoy activities like husky safaris, reindeer farm tours, skiing and hiking – or book the forest spa with its Finnish sauna and outdoor jacuzzi!
4. The LH Vintage Design Hotel Sax
This hotel in Prague’s historical city centre, just 5 minutes away by foot from Prague Castle, offers free WiFi and an indulgent buffet breakfast each morning. All rooms feature complimentary toiletries as well as either a flat-screen TV or Smart TV for added entertainment.
Each room is designed to evoke the 1950s, 60s or 70s. Original furniture from leading designers like Panton, Colani, Saarinen and Eames is featured throughout each space.
Guests will feel right at home in one of the 25 individually decorated guest rooms, featuring espresso makers and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps guests connected, while satellite programming provides entertainment.
Bathrooms feature egg-shaped toilets and mosaic tiles for an elegant touch. Other amenities include a telephone, safe and minibar. Plus, this family-friendly hotel provides express check-in and 24-hour front desk service.