Welcome Hotel, a hotel with rooms from China, Egypt and India

The Welcome Hotel is located in Brussels, Belgium. This artsy hotel is filled with many decorations, art masterpieces and ornaments designed in various styles.

Rooms and prices.

There is a total of 17 rooms at the hotel. Each room is a double room with its own bathroom and an individual décor. There are rooms decorated with designs typical of a country or a region, such as Congo, Japan, Kenya and Vietnam. Tribal masks and country maps decorate the walls of each room. These rooms cost 135€ per night.

There are several Deluxe rooms which can either have a bathroom with a bathtub or a bathroom with a jacuzzi for two. The India Room has several statues of Ganesha and Shiva. The Bali room is decorated with hand crafted furniture and wooden crafts on the walls. The Tahiti room is made of bamboo and decorated with images of tropical birds. The Deluxe rooms cost 155€ per night.

The Suites have a kingsize bed, a bathroom with a jacuzzi and a shower, a separate living room and a balcony. There are several suites, such as the India Suite and the Silk Road Suite. The Belgian suite is a family room with two bedrooms and a living room that has an area for prams, and can accommodate up to five people. Price is 200€ per night in a suite and 240€ per night in a family suite.


Guests will be able enjoy a buffet breakfast. The buffet serves cold meats, soups, several types of freshly baked bread and pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, cocoa and tea.

Extra services.

In the lobby guests will be able to buy theatre tickets and tickets for guided tours around the city. The is WiFi available for guests and an Internet corner with computers and photocopying machines which is open all day.


The hotel can organize celebrations and events. Guests will be able to rent one of the several halls at the hotel, and the hotel can provide a catering service for the event, search for a photographer and transport the guests from the hotel to the city.


The hotel is located in the centre of Brussels, near St. Catherine’s Square. Guests will be able to visit some of the city’s most emblematic landmarks and monuments, such as the European neighborhood dedicated to the European Union, and the Grote Market, one of the city’s most centric squares.

Argentinian art hostel

The Art Factory Hostel is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city. This hostel is located in the centre of the city, and its clean and modern rooms together with a colourful interior design make this one of the best places to stay for those travelling on a budget, in groups and those visiting the city for a couple of days.

The hostel has several types of rooms. Some of the rooms have a shared bathroom, but for a small extra fee guests will be able to have a room with a private bathroom. There are individual, double and triple rooms, as well as large dormitories for larger groups.

Each room has an individual design, since each one of them was painted and decorated by a different group of artists who each had their own take on the décor. This concept has transformed this centric hostel in a boutique hostel.

The shared dorms are decorated with street art such as graffiti and murals, and cost around 9€ per bed, which comes with bed linen and towels. An individual room with a shared bathroom costs 22€ per night, while an individual room with a private bathroom costs 27€ per night.

The double rooms can either have two individual beds or a double bed, and each one of these rooms has a different theme. A double room without a bathroom costs 27€ per night, while a double room with a private bathroom costs 35€ per night.

Triple rooms are slightly larger and have three individual beds. A triple bedroom with a shared bathroom costs 33€ per night, and a triple bedroom with a private bathroom costs 39€ per night.

Prices include bed linen and towels, and a continental breakfast served at the hostel. There is WiFi in all bedrooms, and the hostel’s common areas have fast Internet connection.

The hostel has its own bar and a terrace. There is cable television in the common areas. Check out is at 11 am, although guests can leave their luggage at the hostel if they still some time to enjoy the city before their departure. There is a large kitchen where guests can cook their own meals, and fresh fruit is provided at breakfast. The hostel has a library filled with books and magazines. Guests can hire a transfer service from and to the airport.

The hostel regularly organizes football competitions and guests can rent bicycles for touring the city. Depending on the day, the hostel can organize Spanish lessons or tango classes.

The hostel organizes theme nights. Several days a week guests will be able to enjoy an authentic Argentinian steak, and vegetarian options are provided for non carnivore guests. On other nights guests will enjoy live music by local independent bands and classical  film nights. Guests can participate in the Caminata Secreta, a guided walking tour across the historical streets of the San Telmo district.

The hostel is an artistic place strategically positioned for those guests who want to discover Buenos Aires at their ow pace. Every corner of the hostel was designed by a different group of artists, architects and designers. The hostel is located in one of the cities most centric districts, San Telmo, a contemporary and colonial neighbourhood with vintage shops, art galleries and places of historical interest.

The hostel is located in the centric district of San Telmo. Only a five minute walk away is the Plaza de Mato, which is considered the city’s main square. The hotel is communicated with the rest of the city by two nearby metro stations. Nearby guests will find Plaza Dorrego, a square where outdoor markets and market fairs are organized every weekend. A short walk away from the hotel guests will find many bars and restaurants, many of which organize live tango and music shows. Puerto Madero, the city’s most chic area, is a short distance away. San Telmo can be considered one of the most artistic barrios in the city, where art galleries, temporary exhibitions and permanent museums can be found within walking distance.

Rooms in tubes

The Modulhotel Swiss Tubes is a hotel located on the banks of Lake Thun, in Switzerland. At this hotel guests will be able to sleep in rooms designed as huge tubes with big round windows and views towards the lake and the campsite.

The Modulhotel is located in a vast camping area and is made up of five huge modern industrial tubes that have been transformed into hotel rooms. Each tube is a separate room with several beds, a private bathroom, a large wardrobe with a luggage rack, and a large window with views towards Lake Thun.

The five tubes that form this hotel have a maximum capacity of 30 people. The rooms can accommodate either four, six or eight guests. All rooms have a large wardrobe with enough space for suitcases, a bathroom, and several bunk beds near a large, round window. The beds can be either bunk beds or individual beds. The bathrooms are modern and have a shower. Price is usually 49€ per child per night and 65€ per adult per night. Guests can choose between several breakfast options for an extra fee. The rooms have views either towards the lake or the mountains.

The hotel has a restaurant with a terrace which has views towards the hotel’s gardens. The hotel’s large territory has direct access to the lake as well as a separate children’s playground. Guests will be able to enjoy many outdoor activities such as different water sports, swimming in the lake, honing their windsurf skills or taking long walks in the the lake shore and the garden. Nearby guests will find the Bonstetten park.

The Thunersee Restaurant offers guests a wide range of menus. The price for a small breakfast is 9.50€ per person, while a large breakfast costs 12.50€ per person. Those who choose to eat both breakfast and lunch at the hotel will only pay 24€ per day. A breakfast, lunch and dinner cost 36€ per day. The restaurant has many healthy options, most of them regional dishes that change according to the season, and serves many delicious, freshly baked pastries made directly at the hotel.

The hotel has a camping shop where guests will be able to buy any necessary camping equipment. The shop sells tents, portable kitchens and other equipment, and has its own bakery which serves fresh bread, such as traditional Zopf bread, every Sunday. Guests who want to go camping can buy fresh marinated meat for barbecues, as well as soft drinks, fresh fruit and vegetables and newspapers and magazines.

The hotel is well connected with the city as there is a bus stop just outside the entrance and bicycles can be rented at the hotel. Ferryboats cross the lake several times a day, allowing guests to visit other coastal cities. Guests will be able to visit the nearby city of Thun or enjoy a relaxing day lounging on the hotel’s private beach. The hotel has a small dock where private and company ships can be docked.

Near the hotel there are several sports facilities where guests will be able to practice a range of activities such as tennis, mini golf, horse riding and sailing the lake by boat. Excursions and boat trips across Lake Thun can be organized. Guests will be able to visit the nearby region of Bernese Oberland, known for its views, or else rent a car and drive the short half hour distance towards the country’s capital city.

The largest swimming pool and an antique elevator

The Biltmore Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Miami, in the United States. The hotel is filled with luxurious decorations and its architectural design is full of elaborate façades, arcs and towers.

The hotel has 275 rooms, 130 of which are suites. All rooms are double rooms with a queensize or a kingsize bed, a large bathroom, a television set and Internet access. There are several different types of rooms, although all of them have amenities such as bed clothes made from Egyptian cotton, stone floors and huge bay windows. Guests can choose whether they want a queensize or kingsize bed. The suites have a large master bedroom with a bathroom and a separate living room with a sofa and a coffee table.

The Superior rooms have a large, comfortable living room with a luxurious décor. The Deluxe rooms are even more spacious, with either a queensize, kingsize or two twin beds. The Junior Suites are larger than standard rooms, and have a separate library as well as a working area. The Executive Suite is the largest suite at the hotel, with luxurious antique furniture in the living room and a modern working area.

The hotel has a large territory, complete with an 18 hole golf course, lavish gardens with walking paths, 10 tennis courts and a huge swimming pool. This swimming pool is what defines de hotel, since during the 1920’s a whole array of championships took place here. The swimming pool is decorated with tropical cascades and several private cabins are strewn around the solarium. The 2,000 square metre swimming pool is the largest in the country.

Those guests who come here specifically to relax will enjoy the hotel’s excellent gym facilities and its highly technological fitness centre. After a workout, guests are welcome for a massage at the luxurious spa. The hotel’s staff speak several languages, so guests will be able to communicate freely if they need anything. There is a souvenir shop on the ground floor.

The hotel has a classic décor, with hand painted frescoes on the ceilings, marble columns across the halls and travertine floors. All furniture is wooden and the large bay windows offer guests unparalleled views towards the gardens. One of the most historical parts of the hotel is its elevator, which has managed to maintain the exact same style it had the day the hotel opened its doors. Each time the elevator needs to be fixed, a special board of directors has to agree that it is indeed in need of repair, and nothing, not one element of the original decorations, can be changed.

The hotel offers a wide variety of dining options. There are four restaurants, including the Palme D’Or, the Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill, and the 19th Hole, a golf themed restaurant. The Cascade Poolside Bar and Grill is located near the swimming pool. Every Sunday the hotel offers a delicious brunch with champagne. Every afternoon, guests will be able to enjoy their tea at the Grand Lobby.

The hotel offers its guests a complete catering service for any meetings or conferences that take place at the Conference Centre of the Americas. More than 7,000 square metres are available for different conventions and events. There are several halls and conference rooms equipped with all the necessary technology.

The hotel is one a huge favourite for weddings and other large, festive, gatherings. With large gardens and a majestic architecture, the hotel is the ideal choice for those guests who want to celebrate any important event. The hotel can organize all kinds of events, including live concerts, cooking classes, golf and tennis tournaments and wine tastings.

Historically, this hotel has been considered one of the most iconic hotels in the city. Even during the jazz age many celebrities stayed at the hotel, including the Dukes of Windsor, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby, amongst others. Legend has it that even Al Capone himself stayed at the best suite at the hotel. Even today guests staying at this suite will be able to observe the bullet holes left by a failed attempt to assassinate Al Capone. Even former president Franklin D. Roosevelt spent some time here, moving most of his office and advisers to the hotel during his holidays. During and after the Second World War the hotel was transformed into a hospital.

The hotel is located in one of the city’s hottest spots. The hotel is only minutes away from the world famous South Beach, and only a couple of blocks away from the centre of Miami and the Coral Gables business centre. The hotel’s excellent location provides easy access to trendy bars, chic restaurants and glamorous boutiques. The posh Coral Gables district is full of luxurious shops and designer labels, art galleries and the most exclusive clubs. The Village of Merrick Park is another place full of many different shops and boutiques. Those who prefer to spend their breaks in the nature can visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, which were first opened in 1938 and house a large collection of tropical flowers and plants. The nearby Jungle Island is a bird sanctuary where guests will be able to observe many species of birds and other animals. Other nearby places include many landmarks, as well as the Miami Science Museum and the Wynwood district, a place full of art galleries and museums.

Hotel in a Tower in a Jungle

The Canopy Towers Hotel is located in a tall tower standing in the middle of a jungle in Panama. This wild hotel is located in what used to be an old observation tower belonging to the United States of America Army.

The hotel is located above Semaphore Hill in the Soberania National Park. From each room guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views towards the Panama Canal. The hotel’s excellent location allows guests, especially the bird watchers among them, to observe many different birds. Several species live in the area, from motmots to toucans.

The Canopy Tower Hotel has several double rooms with a private bathroom. Panoramic views towards the jungle open from each room, and each room faces one of the four cardinal points.

The hotel is divided into several different levels, and each level holds several types of rooms. All rooms are located several meters above the ground, right next to the jungle trees. From these tropical rooms guests will be able to observe the many species of birds nested in the trees, including some rare ones such as the Cotinga nattereri or the Vireolanius pulchellus.

The Individual rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel. These room share a bathroom. All five rooms have a large individual bed an enormous windows with views towards the tropical rainforest. These small rooms are equipped with an air fan and comfortable furniture, both of which ensure an enjoyable stay. Price varies according to the season, and sleeping in this room can cost between 82 and 118€ per night.

The Canopy rooms, situated on the second floor, are slightly larger rooms with two large beds and a private bathroom. These 19 square metre rooms can accommodate up to two people and also have a large overhead fan to fend off the tropical heat. There is a working area in each room, with a desk and a chair standing next to the large window. Price is between 114 and 170€ per night.

The Happy Eagle Suite is located on the first floor, and is one of the most spacious accommodations available at the hotel. This suite has two double beds which can form a queensize bed, a working area with a large desk and chair and the very necessary air fan. The room is filled with natural light since it has several large windows with jungle views. Price varies between 130 and 192€ per night.

The Blue Cotinga Suite is the most luxurious suite at the hotel. The 34 square metre suite is located 8.5 metres above ground. The suite has two large bay windows with views towards the jungle, which allows guests to observe several different and rare bird species that live in the area. The room has two large double beds which can be joined together to form a queensize bed. The large working area is equipped with a desk and a chair and an overhead fan, and the bathroom has its own window. One of the extra details in this rooms is the hammock that stands in one corner, which can be used as a day bed during a nap. The room also has private balcony with a swinging chair. From the balcony the most observant guests will be able to observe the wildlife around them, and may even get to meet one of the local monkeys. Price varies according to the season and is between 130 and 192€ per night.

The hotel is not only known for its high eco friendly rooms with jungle vistas, since it also has a large dining room with a view. Guests will be able to enjoy a large continental breakfast which includes fresh, natural juices and fresh fruit with pastries every morning. The large observation deck can be set for tea time and coffee breaks. During the afternoon the hotel’s lounge is open to guests, where they will be able to enjoy a traditional drink while savouring a delicious local supper.

The hotel, located in a four story high observation tower, has an easily recognizable structure since its uppermost part is covered by a giant geodesic dome. The ground floor has a small souvenir shop near the reception area, while the first and second floors hold the guest rooms. The third floor, right underneath the dome, holds the common areas such as the large dining room, a living room, a library and an Internet corner.

The observation deck is located some 15 metres above ground. From this place guests will be able to enjoy the 360º views towards the jungle in the Soberania National Park, most of Panama City, the famous Panama Canal and even catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. The temperatures in this place are usually around one or two degrees lower that in the city.

The hotel offers its guests a wide range of services, and there are many books about birds and guides to the region that guests are welcome to use. Even those who are not as keen on bird watching will be able to enjoy observing butterflies or interacting with the local monkeys. Guests will be able to relax at the hotel or explore the nearby jungle.

This hotel is eco friendly and promotes eco tourism by organizing guided excursions around the national park. Groups of up to 8 people are welcome to enjoy bird watching tours. There are many activities to be enjoyed both at the hotel and in the region, such as guided hikes and day trips to the capital city. During the afternoons, after an action packed day, guests will be able to relax on the observation deck while reading a book.

Tango Hotel

The Abasto Plaza hotel is a hotel whose main theme revolves around tango, and is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The interior design of the hotel breathes with a passion for tango.

The Abasto Plaza is a place inspired by the most famous dance in this country, the tango. It even has a small boutique which sells tango music, books about its history, special tango clothes and souvenirs. The hotel is located in the Abasto district in Buenos Aires.

The Abasto district is a well known place in the city, since it is said that tango was invented here. The hotel offers its guests the opportunity to learn how to dance tango in one of its several ballrooms. Tango lessons with a tutor are free for hotel guests. The hotel also organizes several excursions around this historical part of the city, a neighbourhood that breathes culture and history.

All rooms at his hotel are carefully decorated in order to integrate the tango theme, and all have a double bed, a bathroom and WiFi connection. All rooms also have a safe, two telephone lines, air conditioning, a refrigerator and a large selection of different teas and coffees, amongst other details. Guests will be able to enjoy tango lessons in the large Winter Garden after a  delicious continental breakfast at the hotel’s American buffet. This spacious and centric hotel has several types of rooms, from simple double rooms to luxurious suites.

The smallest rooms are the Shabbat, or Sabbath, rooms, double rooms with luxurious amenities. These rooms have been especially designed to accommodate those religious travellers who respect the Sabbath. These rooms have electronic doors, personalized attention and special Kosher menus.

The Deluxe rooms are large rooms with a spacious bathroom. These rooms can either have a queensize bed or two individual beds. Designed for families, they can accommodate two adults and two children. The minimum price is around 55€ per night, excluding any taxes or VAT.

The Superior rooms have a kingsize bed and a modern design. Guests who decide to stay at these rooms will be able to enjoy tango lessons at the Winter Garden. These rooms also have a small refrigerator and a wide selection of tea and coffee, and guests are invited to enjoy a delicious American breakfast at the buffet. During the low season, price is round 62€ per night plus any taxes.

The Executive rooms are designed in order to maximize space and boast a comfortable interior design. These rooms have a kingsize bed, as well as a large work area with a desk and several armchairs. These rooms have been designed as a comfortable working and relaxing space for those guests travelling on business. A night at this comfortable, modern room can cost around 70€, excluding any taxes and additional charges.

The Balcony rooms have the best views towards the city. These rooms also have a large kingsize bed, a balcony with an ample terrace and a bathroom holding a large whirlpool bathtub. There is also a large working space with comfortable armchairs. The minimum price during low season is around 76€ per night, although usually it costs around 153€ per night.

The suites are the most exclusive accommodation option at this hotel. They have many technologies integrated into the lavish design. Two of them, Mi Buenos Aires Querido and El Día Que Me Quieras, are called so in honour of one of the greatest tango composers of all time, Carlos Gardel.

The suites are decorated with real art pieces, all of them depicting the world of tango. Even the furniture is custom made, made from good quality materials and boasting an original design. Each suite has a large master bedroom with a comfortable kingsize bed. The master bedroom is connected to the living room, and part of this room has oak floors for tango lessons. The living room also holds a large collection of tango music. The large balcony has a spacious terrace that holds a state of the art Jacuzzi, where guests can relax after a long day while sunbathing and observing the historical district of Abasto.

The hotel also has its own restaurant, the Volver. This restaurant has impressive views towards the hotel’s pool and the main terrace. The restaurant specializes in international cuisine, and the menu holds a wide variety of dishes from all over the world. The most popular dish, is, of course, the traditional Argentinian steak, and the most exclusive ones are made from Kobe beef.

Guests can use complimentary services such as the laundry or the ironing kits. The hotel organizes several activities for the guests. Naturally, the most popular of these activities are the tango lessons. The hotel also has a gym called the Wellness Room, and guests can relax while working out or swimming and sunbathing in the hotel’s pool.

There are five conference halls which can be rented for any type of event. Each hall has a classical design and is well equipped with the latest audiovisual material. The hotel can help organize birthdays, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, anniversaries and any other milestone events. The hotel provides catering and decoration services. If guests choose to hire the hotel’s catering service, they will be able to enjoy a free Superior room, check out at 18.00, use the wardrobe service, choose special menus suitable for people with celiac disease, diabetes, or any other food allergies, as well as a wide range of degustation menus and a 24 hour security service.

The Abasto Plaza also organizes other formal events such as business meetings and conferences. The conference halls not only have the latest technology, but they also have simultaneous translation cabins and fast Internet access.

The hotel is located in one of the best districts of Buenos Aires. Nearby, guests will find the Colon Theatre and the Café La Biela, a historic coffee shop often visited by many artists. Carlos Gardel’s house, which has since been converted into a museum, is a couple of minutes from the hotel. The hotel is only 5 minutes away from the Obelisk, and nearby stand the Recoleta district and the Cemetery of La Recoleta, where guests will be able to visit Eva Peron’s grave, amongst other historic places.

Statue Hotel

The Dotonbori hotel is a magnificent hotel located in Osaka, Japan. The hotel never fails to surprise anyone since even its façade is highly unusual, decorated with several giant statues representing heads.

The Dotonbori Hotel is considered to be one of the most peculiar hotels in Asia. It is located in the commercial heart of the city, the well known district of Shinasaibashi.

The façade is quite surprising in itself. Four large pillars flank the main entrance, and each of these pillars is a giant statue of a head.

The hotel has different rooms that vary in size, although all of them are furnished with comfortable beds, bathrooms and a classical design in pastel colours. All rooms have coffee and tea making facilities, a television and Internet access. Some rooms are adaptable to the needs of physically impaired guests which will ensure a comfortable stay. All rooms provide guests with comfortable bath robes and bedroom slippers. There is also a pillow menu from where guests can choose the their favourite type of pillow.

The smallest rooms are the Single rooms, comfortably furnished with a large individual bed. Price is around 63€ per night.

The Semi Double room is a small double room with a double bed and plenty of natural light. Price per room is around 79€ per night.

There are two types of Standard Twin rooms. The Standard Twin Pillar rooms have two twin beds with a large decorative pillar in the center. The price of this room is around 95€ per night. The Standard Twin room is slightly larger than the latter, with a more classical design and two double beds. This room costs around 111€ per night.

The Triple Room is a large room that sleeps three, with two individual beds and an extra bed. The 17 square metre room is a comfortable choice since it costs around 133€ per night.

Breakfast is served from 7am to 10am and costs around 8€ per person. This breakfast includes specialities from all over the world, with a large buffet full of western food and another one full of the more traditional, typical Japanese goods. Guests will be able to taste a real dim sum, dozens of different rice varieties and rice based dishes, authentic miso soup, a grand selection of fish and sea food, many types of salads, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit and many drinks.

Those who enjoy small snacks between meals will feel quite at home at this hotel, since there are several snack bars and vending machines which sell many soft drinks, juices, mineral water and several varieties of tea. Other vending machines also sell beer, a local drink called shochu and whisky. On some of the floors guests will be able to find ice machines and microwave ovens, as well as vending machines selling French fries or cereal bars.

Guests who stay at this hotel will be able to enjoy a traditional relaxing massage. These massages cost around 30€ and the treatment takes about 40 minutes.

The hotel is located near one of Osaka’s main stations, the Namba station. This hotel is set in a prime location and is a good choice for those who travel on business, since there are many conference and convention centres nearby. The hotel also offers Japanese and English press during breakfast and guests are free to use the parking near the hotel.

Pod hotel, iPods and bright colours

The Pod Hotel is located in the centre of New York, in the United States. This small hotel is the ideal accommodation choice for those who travel on business, since it is well equipped with all the necessary technologies and comfortable as well as ergonomic furniture which ensures a pleasant stay.

This hotel may not be big, but it is definitely very modern and stylish. The hotel has four different types of rooms, the Bunk rooms, Single Rooms, Double Rooms and Queen Rooms, as well as several apartments. All rooms have at least one bed which can vary in size depending on the room, a shared or individual bathroom, an iPod dock, free Internet access and flat screen televisions.

All rooms have a sleek design, with modern amenities as well as ergonomic and multifunctional furniture. The rooms are also equipped with the latest technologies and the flashy colour scheme brightens up the living spaces. Guests will be able to choose the accommodation type that best suits their needs, as well as relax while listening to their own music and enjoying the beautiful view out of the window. The rooms also have a sophisticated temperature control and dimmer light control system.

Each Pod adapts to each guest. The mp3 and iPod docks allow guests to feel like they’re at home, and the dimmer light control system will allow the workaholics to concentrate better on their tasks. The furniture is ergonomic, allowing to increase the available living space.

There are several types of rooms. The Bunk Pods are small rooms with a bunk bed. Each bunk has curtains for privacy, as well as its own overhead lamp and a small TV screen with individual headphones. This room also has a large and spacious wardrobe with a safe and views towards the city.

The Single Pod rooms are the ideal choice for those who travel on their own or are planning a short business trip. These rooms, decorated in bright colours and prints, have a single bed, a wardrobe and an in room sink. There is also a working area with a large desk and light control. Like all other rooms, these pods also have free Internet access. The safe is hidden inside the wardrobe. Price is around 65€ per night.

Both the Bunk Pods and Single Pods share a bathroom, and each room has a light indicating whether or not the bathrooms are occupied. The shared bathrooms are quite large, with spacious private shower cabins, designer lavatories and music, as well as marble floors and counters and bathroom decorations made of granite.

The larger Pods are more original. The Double Double Pod is a larger room with two double beds. All beds have personal drawers for guests to keep their personal items in. Like all rooms, these pods also have enough space for a television, a working desk, a wardrobe with a safe and iPod docks, as well as a private bathroom.

The Veranda Pods are larger rooms designed for larger groups who travel together, and have a double and an individual bed. All beds have individual drawers for personal items and the enormous wardrobe has a safe. These rooms have a television, an mp3 and iPod dock, Internet access, and a small, cute terrace with mesmerizing views towards the city. These rooms also have a private bathroom.

The Townhouse Studio Pods are larger pods usually used as family rooms. The sleeping area stands on a small dais, and there is a queensize bed as well as a double bed. The working area is slightly larger, but as all other rooms there is a wardrobe with a safe, mp3 and iPod docks and Internet access. The large 32 inch television screen occupies one wall. These rooms also have a spacious private bathroom with a bath tub and a shower amongst other details, as well as a hair dryer and other necessary amenities.

The Double Pod rooms are ideal for couples, and are spacious enough for a large desk and a big double bed. The working area holds the desk and an ergonomic chair, and the lights can be controlled manually in order to achieve the necessary brightness. The  wardrobe has a curious design full of shelves and different sized drawers which ensure that all the guests’ clothing and personal items are organized throughout the stay. The Double Pods have their own private bathroom with a thick glass doors, a sleek modern lavatory and a large shower. Price per room usually varies between 80 and 120€ per night.

The Queen Pod rooms are the most luxurious and spacious rooms at the hotel, where every inch of space is full of colour. These rooms have a large queensize bed with bright covers and an enormous closet with drawers, shelves, and enough space for suitcases. These rooms also have a safe, a spacious working space with light control, a 20 inch flat television screen, an iPod dock and free Internet access, amongst curious decorations. The en suite bathrooms are separated from the main dormitory by an opaque glass wall, and have a relaxing cascading shower and a sleek sink and lavatory. The price of this rooms varies depending on the season, although usually it is around 130€ per night.

The Pod Hotel is a hotel full of colour and music. The stylish lobby is also a small information office where guests will be able to get all the necessary details and information about the city and its most famous landmarks. The hotel can also make restaurant reservations, buy tickets or else arrange excursions. The hotel also has a small restaurant which is well known for preparing the best and most original organic meals. The hotel is comfortably located in Manhattan, near the Radio City Music Hall, the United Nations Headquarters and the famous Rockefeller Center.

Mushroom Hotel

The Wild Mushroom Hotel is located in Stellenbosch, in the Winelands Region, Western Cape, South Africa. This small and charming hotel has unusual decorations where the colours and materials used remind the guests of mushrooms.

This graceful hotel is full of elaborate paintings, ornaments and other interior decorations which represent wild mushrooms, and has only six rooms. The hotel itself is located in an ancient mansion that was built around 1890. All rooms have wonderful views towards the vines and mountains that spread beneath their feet.

All six rooms at this hotel boast an individual design. There are several different types of rooms, which may vary in size and in decorations. There are several standard commodities in all rooms, such as a large kingsize bed, a flat screen television, an iPod dock, an alarm clock on the bedside table and a CD machine. All rooms also have a spacious individual bathroom, air conditioning and heat control. Price per room varies according to the type of room the guests stay in and the season, but is usually between 115 and 134€ per night.

The hotel has one executive room, the Delicious Room, which has a private entrance. The walls are painted in green and orange hues, and most decorations follow a similar colour scheme. This room also has a private balcony which has incredible views towards the mountains.

The presidential room, the Russula Room, is a spacious room tastefully decorated in purple and pink hues. This particular room also has a large bath tub in the bathroom, as well as an individual balcony, a stone chimney, a private entrance and views towards the lush hotel gardens.

This hotel also has four luxury rooms which cost the same as the standard rooms. These rooms are larger rooms with more comforts, such as a private entrance, a large bathroom with a big bath tub and a balcony with views towards either the gardens, the swimming pool or the mountains. These luxurious rooms also have their own private kitchen with all the necessary equipment, as well as a large lounge with sofas where guests can relax.

The Golden Oyster room is decorated in golden tones with gilded decorations, while the Psilocybe room is full of metal blue hues. The Kalaharituber room is decorated to look like a deserted landscape with silver ornaments, and the Copper Trumpet is decorated in bronze colours with warmer decorations.

The basement is a room dedicated to mushrooms. The hotel offers courses about the characteristics, smells and uses of different mushrooms, an interesting experience in a luxurious setting. There are more than sixty different types of mushrooms, most of which are grown by Dr. Adrian Smith. This hotel is the ideal place for those willing to discover the emerging trend of mycotourism, the study of fungi.

Another interesting aspect of this Cape Town hotel is its swimming pool, called the Martini, which is a great place to relax after a long day. The hotel’s territory is full of gardens which convey a message of peace and tranquillity, full of curious statues which represent the growing cycles of different mushrooms.

The hotel is known for its excellent restaurant. The menus are all haute cuisine works of art for all tastes. The Wild Mushroom Hotel, quite unsurprisingly, is best known for the wide variety of courses based on different types and combinations of mushrooms. Most courses also carry other influences, since some main courses may come from the French haute cuisine and others have a more Asian touch.

The hotel also has a well equipped conference room decorated in a sleek and classic style with a maximum capacity for 10 people, called the Purpureum. This conference room also has a library with different media, such as DVDs and books.

The hotel is in a pleasant, peaceful place amidst nature. The hotel is located in the wine capital of South Africa, Stellenbosch, and is near the vines of Cape Winelands. Several olive tree plantations can be found nearby. Guests are a short distance away from the most important cultural landmarks, including many theatres, museums and galleries. The hotel also organizes trekking hikes and excursions by bicycle in the nearby regions. This hotel is the ideal place for bird watchers and the most sport friendly guests, and there is a wide range of activities such as trips by boats, cycling and golf. Guests will also be able to horse ride as well as to enjoy visits to nearby wine cellars and farms.

A Bohemian Hotel

The Ace Hotel is one of the most curious hotels in Portland, Oregon, in the United States, and is one of the several hotels of the Ace Hotel chain. This hotel has several different types of rooms with very artful and modern decorations and designs.

All Ace Hotels are boutique hotels, smaller in size than an ordinary hotel, and with more original designs. All hotels in this hotel chain are located in historic buildings, and their interesting decorations have a distinctive bohemian touch in all rooms and other common spaces.

The hotel chain was founded in 1999 by Alex Calderwood and three of his friends in Seattle. The main headquarters of the hotel chain are now in Portland. The location and setting of each hotel also has an important influence over its interior design, so most of the hotels have a very clear yet more modern Northwestern touch.

Ace Hotel Portland is located in the same building which used to belong to the Clyde Hotel, a famous location for shooting films. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel also allows guests to bring their pets.

This hotel has 79 eco friendly rooms, and has many decorations, curious vintage furniture and a bohemian atmosphere. The hotel is an environmentally friendly hotel which uses low VOC paints and where almost everything can be recycled.

The hotel has several different types of rooms, and each room has its own distinctive style. Most rooms are double rooms with their own bathroom, and all rooms have flat screen TV sets.

The smallest rooms are the Basic Shared Single and the Basic Shared Triple rooms. They both have a flat screen TV and a washbasin, although they share a bathroom with another room. The former room has a large, queensize bed, while the latter has a queensize bed and a bunk bed. These 18 square metre rooms are the cheapest option, ideal for those travelling on a tight budget or staying with a group of friends during a short stay in the city.

The Standard Front Rooms have a queensize bed and their own bathroom. Some rooms have a walk in shower, while others have a bath tub in their bathrooms. Guests staying at these rooms will be able to enjoy beautiful panoramic views towards the Pearl District. The Standard Back rooms have the same characteristics as the latter, except that they can be found at the back of the hotel, away from the noise of the city and in a more relaxing atmosphere.

The Standard Double Rooms are slightly larger, with more space and two double beds. The decorations are an eclectic mixed, with walls painted as if they were murals. These rooms are ideal for those travelling with family and looking for a relaxed stay.

The Junior Deluxe rooms are some of the largest rooms at the hotel, and there are three different types of these rooms. The first type are larger rooms with a vintage phonograph and a clawed bathtub in the bathroom. These rooms are representative of the true rock’n’roll spirit. The second type of these rooms are located on the corners of the building, and they therefore have more natural light and better views towards several different parts of the city. The third type have an enormous large glass window which covers most of one wall and a bed which stands higher up on a large platform.

The Superior Deluxe Front rooms, the Superior Deluxe Back rooms and the Superior Deluxe Corner rooms are the most spacious rooms at the hotel, with 46 square metres of space. They can be also considered as the most luxurious rooms at the hotel, since they have a large kingsize bed. Apart from a master bedroom, these rooms have enough space to fit in both a working area and a lounge. The room also has a corner with two sofas which can be transformed into two double beds. The bathrooms are also larger, and can either have a big bathtub or a decorated, state of the art shower. In the lounge of the Superior Deluxe rooms guests will not only find a flat screen TV set, but also a vinyl recorder. The Superior Deluxe Back rooms can either have a separate lounge area with another TV set, or have wooden floors and panoramic views towards the city. The Superior Deluxe Corner rooms have panoramic vistas towards two different points of the city, with large windows, more natural light and a vinyl in the lounge.

Price per night varies depending on the type of room. The minimum price for the smallest room is around 53€ per night, while the maximum price for the largest room is around 176€ per night.

This hotel is always full of different coloured ornaments, murals painted on walls and curious yet comfortable furniture. The walls of some of the hotel’s rooms are covered in retro style posters and paintings, while other rooms have vintage decorations or pure rock’n’roll style décor.

Ace Hotel also has several conference halls ideal for hosting important events, with very interesting names such as The Cleaners or Room 101. Both halls have very high ceilings and plenty of natural light.

The Cleaners is a great hall with over 110 square metres of space. This hall is usually used for several important events such as conferences, seminars or weddings, as well as being used as an art gallery or a meeting rooms. The Cleaners has many large windows and plenty of natural light. The room is also well equipped with the latest audiovisual technologies such as large flat screen TV sets, Internet access, a DVD player, several iPod docks and many other details. The maximum capacity of the hall depends on its layout, with around 70 people for a seated event and 160 for a cocktail.

Room 101 is the main meeting and conference room at the hotel, with a large working area, a large table covered in leather which seats up to 15 people and telephone and Internet connections. The hall also has its own water tank, several whiteboards, thick paper and other office stationary provided by the hotel. This meeting space can be rented at around 35€ per hour during weekdays, although the price rises to 53€ during the Saturday and Sunday.

Near this curious hotel guests will be able to visit several bars, coffee shops and restaurants. The Clyde Common is one of the most famous local restaurants, a rather informal restaurant near the hotel’s reception. Nearby, guests will also find Stumptown coffee, a typical local coffee shop. At Kenny&Zuke’s, guests will be able to savour the most delicious main courses and desserts.

This boutique hotel is near Pearl District, and the nearby commercial streets are full of small trendy shops, vintage bookshops and coffee shops. Guests will be able to visit several important landmarks, such as the Tailblazers Stadium, Rose Garden orthe highest point of the city, Council Crest Park, or else attend the Rose Festival.