McCaffrey House Bed and Breakfast, colour, ecology and views

The McCaffrey House Bed and Breakfast Inn is located in Sonora, California, in the United States. This hotel has a large Leprechaun statue decorating the lobby and some rooms have views towards Yosemite Park.

Rooms.

The hotel is a large country house with several double rooms with their own bathroom. The beds are covered by handmade Amish quilts. Each rooms has a fireplace, a television with a DVD player, docks for iPods, Internet access and bathrooms with bathrobes for guests. There are family rooms and rooms for guests who travel with pets.

Each room is decorated in its own style. These colourful rooms are decorated with furniture brought from many countries. Some of the rooms have their own balcony and other rooms have an inner courtyard. From their rooms guests will be able to enjoy views towards Yosemite Parks.

The Lupin rooms has a queensize bed, tall ceilings and is decorated in shades of blue, green and lavender, and costs around 114€ per night. The Pink room has a queensize bed, French country house decorations, double doors that lead to the patio and a price of 122€ per night.

The Blue rooms is decorated in shades of blue, and has a double bed with an Amish handmade quilt, rustic decorations and a private garden with views towards the gardens, and has a price of 129€ per night. The Evergreen room has a queensize bed, antique furniture and art pieces, green decorations and a private balcony for a price of 145€ per night.

The Burgundy room has an iron and wood queensize bed, red decorations and a price of 137€ per night. The Wedgewood room has a kingsize bed, an ancient wardrobe, high ceilings and a balcony with garden views, and a price of 137€ per night.

The Sage room is a family room with two queensize beds and access to a private patio. The Sunrise room is another family room with two rooms, one with a queensize bed and another one with two twin beds. Price per room is 129€ per two adults per night and 11.5€ per child.

Smalls animals are allowed at the hotel. Price is 19€ per night per animal, and the hotel provides special blankets for animals who visit the hotel.

Restaurants.

Guests will be able to enjoy continental breakfasts in the hotel’s dining hall. Guests with food allergies and guests with dieatry restrictions will be able to enjoy breakfasts prepared for them by the staff.

The hotel organizes wine tastings and cheese tastings in the hotel’s dining hall, which has a large fireplace. Each afternoon guest will be able to enjoy coffee, tea, cider and fresh fruit.

The hotel offers several spa services to the guests. Guests will be able to enjoy massages and relaxing treatments directly in their rooms.

The majority of ingredients used at this restaurant are ecological and organic. This hotel is a green hotel that promotes energy saving policies. There are low consumption light bulbs and the hotel has managed to cut down its heating costs. This hotel makes sure that water is not wasted, non toxic cleaning products are used and any text is printed with soy based ink. Each room has a recycling bin.

Events.

The hotel can organize and prepare family reunions and events of up to 30 people. The events can take place in the garden and in the dining hall, which has a large piano.

The hotel has a business centre with a fax machine and a photocopier. If guests want to celebrate a larger event, they can visit the nearby Gold Country Inn. This hotel has several large conference halls.

Location.

The hotel is a lodge located in the Sierra Alta mountains, near Sonora, in California. Yosemite National Park is located near the hotel and guests will be able to explore the park.

The hotel is located near the town of Twain Harte, a city that is connected to the region’s natural parks. Guests will be able to enjoy views of the parks.

Guests will be able to ski the slopes of the Dodge Ski Resort. This region offers many activities, from skiing and snowboarding to walks in snowshoes. The nearby Leland High Sierra Snow Play organizes sleigh rides, and the Long Barn Lodge has a skating rink.

There are several bike trails. There are bike trails around most of Toulumne county, from the Strawberry and Lyons dams until New Melones Lake. Guests will be able to visit Yosemite National Park. The Gold Country Tours are tours that visit the mines and monuments built during the Gold Fever Rush.

Dune Eco Village Resort and Spa, art and wooden cabins

The Dune Eco Village Resort and Spa is located in Pondicherry, in India. This ecological resort has several traditional wooden cabins spread around a large garden.

Rooms.

This ecological hotel has twenty double rooms and thirty private cabins. Each cabin has a double room, a bathroom and views towards the gardens, and the rooms are decorated with local art.

The cabins are ecological and were built with recycled material. Each cabin has solar panels, energy saving light bulbs and produces less contamination. There are several types of cabins.

The Nawabi cabin was built in a traditional way and costs 92€ per night. The Pop House cabin is dedicated to art and is decorated with pieces of art, and has a private garden and a price of 92€ per night.

The Bamboo cabin has two double rooms and two bathrooms. The rooms are connected and each rooms has a private terrace, a private garden and a price of 92€ per night. The Sambu cabin has double room with a bathroom and access to a terrace, and price is around 92€ per night.

The Flex Cabin is decorated with collages, and has several bedrooms, bathrooms and a lounge with views towards the sea, with a price of 92€ per night. The Flower House has a bedroom, a bathroom, a lounge and a private garden, and the price is 92€ per night.

The newest cabins are Wood House 1 and Wood House 2. These two cabins and three other houses are have a large bathroom with access to a garden and a terrace, and cost 133€ per night.

The Dome House was built in the style of an ancient temple and has a private garden and a price of 133€ per night. The Silver room has silver walls, a bathroom, a terrace with a hammock where guests can relax and enjoy views towards the sea, with a price of 133€ per night.

Paradise House is an ancient house with a bathroom and a massage room that costs 133€ per night. The Bangle House is a cabin with a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room and a private garden that has a price of 133€ per night.

The Mud House is made of terracotta, and has a large lounge, a bedroom, a bathroom and a garden with several cacti, and costs 133€ per night. The Garden Rooms are six bedroom with an individual design. Each one has its own terrace with a garden and a price of 133€ per night.

The six Baywatch houses have a private garden and views towards the sea, and the price is 92€ per night. The Baywatch 7 cabin is a hanging cabin with two bedroom, two bathroom and a lounge, and the price is 184€ per night.

The Pool House has its own swimming pool and a terrace, and a price of 301€ per night. The Art Studio cabins are two large cabins that are used as art studios, and each cabin has a jacuzzi and a private swimming pool. Each one of these cabins has three bedrooms, several bathrooms and a price of 301€ per night.

The Art Deco, Family and Kerala cabins have two bedrooms each, a bathroom and a lounge, and each costs 301€ per night. The Courtyard House cabin has three bedrooms, two of them lofts designed for families, several bathrooms, a living room, a terrace and a pond, and the price is 400€ per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel has two restaurants where guests can enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners made from ingredients from local farms and organic products. There is a bar and a restaurant, and private dinners can be organized there. The bar has views towards the sea.

The Paradise Spa is the hotel’s spa, where guests can enjoy massages. The spa offers meditation courses, Watsu treatments and yoga sessions.

Events.

The hotel has a programme designed for artists, the Artist in Residence project. The hotel is a residence for artists who want their own studio and to stay at this resort. The hotel has ties to the Children of the World India NGO, which provides food from organic farms to local children who were affected by the tsunami.

On the hotel’s territory there is a large organic farm where most of the ingredients used at the hotel come from. There is a swimming pools where guests can relax and a tennis court. The hotel is located 700 meters from the coast.

Location.

This ecological resort has a territory of almost 35 acres, and is located near Pondicherry. The resort is locate on the Coramandel coast of the Tamil Nadu, around 150 kilometers away from Chennai. Near the hotel there are several Mahabalipuram temples. Guests will be able to visit the nearby beaches.

Winterlake Lodge, remote cabins in Alaska

The Winterlake Lodge Hotel is located in Alaska, in the United States. The hotel is one the most remote hotel, and is a plane ride away from the nearest city.

Rooms.

The hotel has a main cabin and many smaller cabins. The cabins are self sufficient and ecological buildings made from woods, with several bedrooms, bathrooms and a living room with a kitchen. The main cabin is the place where guests can enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Guests will be able to stay in one of the five cabins located next to the natural lake. Each cabin has its own decorations. There are double cabins and cabins that can accommodate several guests.

The Mountain Pass cabin is the nearest cabin to the main building. There is a queensize bed, a large bathroom, a living room and a terrace.

The Happy River Cabin is a double cabin with a bedroom, a bathroom and a large living room. This cabin is located near the lake’s shore.

The Iditarod Cabin was one of the hotel’s first cabins and is located next to the main building. There is a bedroom with a queensize bed, a loft with two twin beds and a large bathroom. The cabin has a terrace with views towards the lake.

The Red Lake Trail cabin is located on the western part of the territory. The cabin can accommodate up to seven guests. There are three bedrooms with queensize beds, and two of the bedrooms have an extra individual bed. The cabin has a bathroom and a living room with lake views.

The Trapper Cabin is located in the eastern part of the territory, and is connected to the main building by a path. The cabin was built to imitate traditional Alaskan houses. The furniture is hand made. The cabin has a small bathroom and its own generator. The bedroom has a queensize bed, and there are twin beds in the living room.

Restaurants.

Inside the main building guest will find the restaurant, which has a large dining hall and a kitchen. During their traditional Alaskan dinners guests will be able to enjoy views towards the lake. The hotel’s owners created the restaurant’s menu, which features of local dishes made from ecological ingredients flown in from several of the country’s regions and fresh produce from the hotel’s gardens.

In the main cabin there is a bar where guests can enjoy wine tastings and a selection of cheeses. In one of the halls there is ping pong table and darts.

Events.

The hotel can organize several activities, even cooking courses. Guests will be able to relax in the hotel’s library, where there is paper and postcards that guests can send to their friends.

One part of the main cabin has been converted into spa where guests can enjoy massages, meditation and yoga classes. In the terrace there is a jacuzzi with views towards the Tordrillo mountains and Northern Lights can be seen from here.

Location.

The hotel is located in a remote region of Alaska, and is considered to be one of the most remote hotels built. In order to get to the hotel guests will have to fly from Anchorage. The plane flies above the Alaskan taiga and is adapted to local meteorological conditions.

The hotel is located on a 15 acre territory that is located on the western side of the Alaskan range. Guests will be able to visit the Trimble Glaciar and observe the Rainy Pass from the lake. Guests can rent boats and kayaks and spend an afternoon exploring the lake.

The owners organize guided tours. Near the hotel guests will be able to see many animals and plants typical of the region. Taking walks along the shore, sailing in the lake, observing local animals and trekking in the nearby natural parks are typical activities in the region. The hotel can organize helicopter tours and guided walks to the glaciers. The hotel offers trips around the region, canoe and kayak tours along the Happy River, fishing outings near Canyon Creek and yoga.

Hotel Charles, a Boston hotel with an ice rink

The Charles Hotel is a hotel located near Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. At this hotel guests will be able to rest after an afternoon exploring the city and skating on the hotel’s ice rink.

Rooms.

This hotel has hosted many celebrities and guests will be able to see autographs of Bill and Hillary Clinton and even the Dalai Lama. There are 294 rooms, 44 suites and one presidential suite. Rooms can have views towards the hotel’s courtyard, towards Boston, towards Cambridge and towards Harvard Square and Charles Park.

The hotel rooms are decorated in a New England style, and technology has been incorporated in the design. There are rooms with a kingsize bed and rooms with two double beds, where each bed is covered by a customized cover, and each room has Internet access, three phones, a radio, a minibar and a fax machine. In the bathrooms guests will find a scale, an iron and ironing board and another television. Bathrobes, slippers and fresh press are provided for each guest. Price is around 227€ per night.

The suites have a bathroom with a double sink and a double shower in the bathtub. The Boston suite has one bedroom, two bathroom, a dining hall and a living room with a sofa bed, and it can form a family suite when connected to another room. The Cambridge suite has a bedroom with a kingsize bed and a living rooms with a sofa bed. The King Charles suite has a kingsize bed that can be converted into two double beds, a dining room and a living room. Price is from 410€ per night.

The Presidential Suite has a bathroom with a double sink and a double shower. The suite has a four poster kingsize bed, a security camera, two fireplaces, an iPod dock, five flat screen television sets, a desk with a chair, a closet and views towards Boston and Cambridge. This suite can be connected to other suites, and price is from around 530€ per night.

The hotel offers discounts for families when the children’s room is connected to the room of the parents. There are menus for kids at the hotel’s Henrietta’s Table restaurant, and the hotel offers activities for kids.

Restaurant.

The hotel has two restaurants, Henrietta’s Table and Rialto, and two bars, Noir and Regattabar. Drinks and snacks from Henrietta’s Table are sold at the ice rink. At the Rialto guests will be able to enjoy traditional Italian dishes in a hall decorated in onyx and white marble.

The Wellbridge Athletic Club is the hotel’s gym where guests will be able to swim in the swimming pool, exercise on one of the gym’s three floors and relax in the jacuzzis and steam rooms. The Corbu Spa offers a wide range of massages, hairdressing services and relaxation therapies.

Events.

The hotel has a large hall where guests can celebrate conferences, events and meetings. Henrietta’s Table can accommodate private dinners of up to 45 people. There are several halls that use energy saving methods and recycle their waste hat can be rented for events, and in the garage there are outlets of electrical cars.

All meeting halls are equipped with material to enable video conferences, and there are several outdoor halls. The Charles Pavilion is a large conference centre. The Charles Ballroom can transform a large formal ballroom into three meeting rooms. There are 15 meeting halls and several private dining halls. Larger events can be celebrated in the two inner courtyards.

Location.

The hotel’s most attractive feature is its own ice rink. The ice rink welcomes both guests and visitors. Ice skates are rented at the hotel, and those who want can enjoy ice skating lessons. Guests do not have to pay a fee to skate, and visitors can choose to buy a seasonal pass at a lower rate than daily passes. The ice rink can be rented for private events.

The hotel offers several activities for guests. Guests will be able to rent bicycles with baskets and explore the city. After the first snowfall guests can rent thick ski boots and explore the region by foot.

The hotel is located on Harvard Square, in Cambridge, near one of the University of Harvard’s buildings. A short distance away from the hotel is the historical centre of Boston. The Cambridge Charles Square Farmers Market takes place on one of the hotel’s courtyards, and guests will be able to taste local organic produce.

Santa Claus Hotel, rooms with high ceilings and private saunas

The Santa Claus Hotel is located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, in Finland. The hotel organizes many activities and outings for the technicians stationed near the Arctic Circle.

Rooms.

The hotel has 167 that vary in décor and price. Each room has three meter ceilings, a large double bed, several windows and a private bathroom. The décor is not as festive as one would expect for a Santa Claus hotel, and this hotel is known for its centric location and easy access to the northern regions.

The hotel is adapted to guests with mobility issues and there are special large ground floor rooms for them. Part of the rooms were designed for families that travel together.

There are 63 standard rooms, 61 superior rooms, 27 superior extra rooms, 11 deluxe rooms and six suites, many with them with their own balcony and sauna. Price is around 170€ per night for a double room. The hotel favours ecological tourism by having energy saving light bulbs and water saving facilities, and recycling many resources.

The Santa Claus Suite has a large room with a kingsize bed and a bathroom with its own jacuzzi and sauna. This suite has a balcony and can be connected to a double room to create a larger family suite. There is Internet access, a television set, a safe, a minibar, climate control, an electric water boiler, an ironing set, a trouser press and bathrobes for guests in the bathroom.

Restaurant.

The Gaissa Restaurant specializes in traditional Lapland dishes. Next to it guests will find the Bar and Grill ZoomUp, where guests will be able to enjoy local delicatessen and grilled meat. The Café and Bar ZoomIt is known for its large varieties of coffees and other warm beverages.

Guests have access to the hotel’s large sauna, a tradition in this region. The price of each sauna session is included in the room’s price.

Events.

The hotel can be rented for conferences and events. There are several conference rooms equipped with desks, chairs and whiteboards. WiFi is available at the hotel. In the lobby there is an Internet room with several computers.

The Santa Claus Conference Centre is located on the hotel’s ground floor. There are eight conference halls with a maximum capacity ranging between 20 and 100 people. Three of the conference rooms can be connected to the largest rooms in order to create more space and a capacity of up to 300 people. The conference centre has direct access to the garage, which has two floors and can fit several trucks.

This hotel is a Film Friendly hotel, which means that both the hotel staff and the hotel’s infrastructure are prepared to handle filming equipment. Filming crews can stay on the same floor as their equipment, and whole floors can be rented for larger crews. Guests part of a filming crew have access to the hotel’s restaurant at later hours, and if filming takes longer than expected the hotel can provide a catering service in the conference room.

Location.

The hotel is located in the centre of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. A short distance away there are several historic landmarks and monuments, and the hotel is near a major shopping street. The Kalotinlinna shopping centre is located nearby.

Guests will be able to enjoy trips around Lapland. Several activities are organized depending on the season, and guests will be able to enjoy skiing and trips to nearby cities, one of which is said to be the city where Santa lives. The city is one of the closest cities to the Arctic Circle. Guests will be able to enjoy the many trips to the Arctic Circle organized by the hotel.

Hobbit House Hotel, the Shire in Montana

The Hobbit House of Montana is located in the state of Montana, in the United States. The hotel is similar to the Shire, the place where hobbits lived in JRR Tolkien’s novels.

Rooms.

This small hotel is located in a valley in the northern part of the state. The owners decided to build a replica of Tolkien’s Shire, with rooms in small rounded houses in the hills.

From the outside only the hills with round doors and windows are visible. There are several hobbit houses inside the hills, a troll house and several fairy houses.

The spacious master bedroom has a kingsize bed and etched doors, and there is a view of Gandalf’s large statue from the round windows. The bedroom has several lamps carved as characters from Tolkien’s trilogy. Each room has an HD television set with BluRay, WiFi access, a radio, three telephones and a large designer kitchen with granite counter tops. Price is from 185€ per night.

The hotel is known for its décor. The hotel rooms are decorated as hobbit holes, with carved wooden furniture and bright colours. The door knobs and cabinet knobs are made from stone, the glass doors are decorated with Gandalf’s figure, and the One Ring hangs from each loft.

These hobbit houses are ecological. The rooms, which have a dome shape to save energy, are located partially underground and have large windows at an angle that allows natural light. There is a farm on the hotel’s grounds where the alpacas live.

Extras.

The hotel is located on a large territory, and is filled with statues and plants that make this hotel similar to the rural Shire. The owners of the hotel found an ancient cedar tree trunk and used it as a base for one of the hotel’s largest structures, a mythical Troll House. Those guests who are fans of the Lord of the Rings will be able to recognize many of the buildings located on the hotel’s grounds, mainly Bilbo’s house, Frodo’s house, the clearing where Bilbo’s birthday party took place, an Elf House and a Haunted Forest.

Guests will be able to enjoy walks in the Haunted Forest, at the centre of which is a large ancient tree. Nearby they will find a recreation of the house of Bilbo Baggins and several hobbit holes. There is an observation deck where guests will be able to relax while sipping local wine with views towards Whitepine country.

There are several fairy houses, a huge hobbit sized mushroom and a wishing well. Next to the troll house guests will find a barbecue area with a fire pit. The small village has several murals where guests can see the usual activities of hobbits. In the centre there is a large Gandalf statue where the wizard is sitting in a hand carved wooden wagon.

Location.

The hotel has views towards Cougar Peak and the Whitepine Alpaca Ranch. A short distance away from the hotel guests will find the cities of Trout Creek and Thompson Falls.

Hotel Cottars 1920’s, where the safaris start from

The Cottars 1920’s Hotel is located in the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve in Kenya. The hotel is an historical eco lodge for guests who are in the region for a safari.

Rooms.

The hotel was founded by the Cottars family and during its more than ninety years of existence has provided guests and visitors the opportunity to discover the natural reserve and region by safaris. The lodge is located on a large territory inside the natural reserve.

Each suite is located inside a large tent which is equipped with all the necessary amenities. Each tent has large double bed and a private bathroom and is decorated with wooden furniture.

There are four Luxury Suites and six Honeymoon Suites. Each suite is located inside the large white canvas tent which is decorated with antique twenties furniture and has a separate closet. Price varies between 360€ per person per night during low season and 631€ per person per night during high season.

Extras.

The hotel offers its guests several services. There is a beauty salon where guests will be able to enjoy a massage and have a manicure and a pedicure. There is a concierge service.

Events.

This safari camp offers guests the opportunity to feel like the first intrepid explorers who came to this region. The hotel has a large territory and is built in a traditional way.

The hotel has some of the country’s most famed safari guides. Guests will be able to enjoy safaris in a 4×4 vehicle and in antique cars, wooden vintage cars that were used during the first safari tours.

Location.

This family business has spent more than ninety years offering tailored safaris and expertly guided tours for its guests. The hotel offers shorter safaris for those who want to explore the region at their own pace.

The hotel offers excursions and tours that can be adapted individually for each traveller. Guests will be able to engage in day and night safaris, explore the local region and learn to hunt. During their stay guests will have the opportunity to see elephants, giraffes, impalas and zebras, and many other animals. Guests will be able to see and hunt the Big Five, the buffalo, elephant, rhinoceros, lion and leopard.

Cottards 1920’s is located in the south east of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The Serengeti National Park and the Loliondo Reserve are located nearby, and there are several traditional Purko Maasai vilalges in the region. One of the most famous itineraries starts at Campi Ya Kanzi, an eco lodge near the Kilimanjaro, and guides guests around the Maasai Mara, a great ecosystem known for its large cats and other animals.

Hotel Christina, where design meets ecology

The Christina Hotel is located in Bucharest, in Romania. This hotel is one of the city’s first ecological design hotels, with pastel decorations and views.

Rooms.

This ecological hotel has 24 rooms. There are several types of rooms that vary in decoration and in size. All rooms are double rooms with a private bathroom, with colourful geometric figures and shapes decorating the furniture and the walls, and technological amenities.

The rooms a redecorated with ergonomic furniture and have a bathroom with a shower, a coffee and tea making machine and a large television screen. There a re rooms with two individual beds and rooms with a double bed, all of them with mattresses that can change the angle and how high a guest wants to be. The blinds and curtains are controlled by a remote control. In each room there is a large wardrobe with a laptop sized safe. Some rooms have a balcony. Price is around 95€ per night, including breakfast.

The Lilac Panoramic View rooms have four meter long curved windows. There is a double bed and a soda under the windows from where guests can observe the rooftops.

The Bougainvillea Flower Symbol rooms are painted the colour of this South American Flower. Each room has a balcony with views towards the city. There is a large space for luggage and a desk with a chair.

Some of the Sun Explosion of Colour rooms have two twin beds, others have a double bed and there are several studios. These rooms are painted in bright colours. Each room is decorated with an individual style.

There are two types of the Grapegreen Nature Symbol rooms, twin rooms and double rooms. These rooms are decorated in shades of green.

The Executive rooms are large rooms. These rooms have a double bed and a desk, and each room has a large terrace where guests can relax.

Restaurant.

The hotel has its own restaurant where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning. During the afternoons and evenings guests can savour grilled dishes and pasta.

The hotel aims to reduce its energy consumption. There are solar panels on the roof that allow the hotel to consume less energy. The hotel’s furniture is made from Corian, a non toxic material that does not emit gases designed to prevent forest cutting.

Events.

Conferences and events for up to thirty people can be celebrated at this hotel. Guests can make international calls from the conference hall, and there is Internet connection and equipment for videoconferences. During meetings guests can use the mail service and rent laptops.

The hotel offers many services to its guests, ranging from fax machines, complimentary newspapers, WiFi and laundry to breakfasts in the restaurant and in the rooms and plane and train ticket reservations. For an extra fee the hotel can organize a transport service from and to the airport and the major train stations. Guests can rent cars, chauffered cars, helicopters and planes. There is a babysitting service, in room massage and a flower delivery service. The hotel offers guided tours around the city.

Location.

The hotel is located in the centre of Bucharest. A short distance away guests will find historical monuments, several museums and the Piata Romana and Piata Victoriei squares. Then city’s financial center and the cultural center are next to the hotel.

Hotel guests get a discount in several of the nearby establishments, mostly hairdressing salons, gyms and saunas. The hotel organizes guided tours around the city. Guests can enjoy private tours by car, which take around three hours and visit the Parliament, which is considered one of the largest ones in the region, the Triumphal Arch, the National Theatre and the Assan mill.

The hotel offers another tour, the Dracula and ancient castle tour, which takes around twelve hours. This tour allows guests to visit Prahova Valley, Brasov, Sinaia Monastery, Peles Palace, Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle. Dracula’s tour lasts a day and guests can visit the ruins of Curtea de Arges and the city’s ancient monastery, the Poenari fortress, the Vidraru dam, Transfagarasan road and Lake Balea.

Hotel Euromast, two suites in a television tower

The Euromast Hotel is located in Rotterdam, in The Netherlands. The building is an old television tower that has now been converted in to a hotel in the heights.

Rooms.

The hotel has a minimalistic design with black and white decorations. Each suite has a large double bed, a bathroom, a lounge with a minibar and a television set with a DVD player, air conditioning and a desk with WiFi.

The Heaven Suite has a double bed, a bathroom with a large shower and views towards the harbour. The hotel can provide a cot for an extra fee. The Stars suite has a double bed, a bathroom with a jacuzzi and views towards the city.

Price is around 385€ per night. Price includes a large breakfast which guests can enjoy in the Brasserie and in their suites. A bottle of champagne is offered when guests first enter their suite, and breakfast can be enjoyed until one in the afternoon. Smoking is not allowed in the suites.

Restaurants.

The hotel in a tower has two suites and two restaurants. The main restaurant is the Brasserie, located 96 metres above ground. On the ground floor there is another restaurant, the Deli, where guests and visitors can enjoy snacks.

Guests who stay at his hotel will be able to test their adrenalin by abseiling and rope climbing the tower at a heigh of a hundred meters. The hotel provides guests with the necessary equipment. Guests can abseil the exterior of the tower from May until September, reaching a speed of a hundred kilometres per hour.

Those do not want to test their adrenaline can enjoy views of the city from the hotel’s observation deck, located 185 meters above ground. The largest balcony in the city is open from ten in the evening until ten in the morning. The price is 8.90€ for an adult and 5.70€ for a child.

This hotel is an ecological hotel that supports green measures. The hotel’s menu varies according to the fruit and vegetables that are in season so as to minimize its effect on the environment.

Events.

The hotel can organize conferences and events. Events are organized for a minimum of twelve people in the Brasserie restaurant, decorated in dark wood and light colours, where guests can enjoy views towards the harbour.

The tower organizes activities for children. Children can take the rotating elevator that travels four meters per second at a reduced rate. The entrance rate allows them to step into the Euroscoop, a platform located 112 meters above ground, from where they can enjoy views towards the sea and even The Hague.

Location.

The ancient television tower was built in 1960, and is now a hotel. The tower has a design typical of the era when it was built, and is located in the centre of Rotterdam.

Near the hotel guests will find of the region’s largest ports, the Rotterdam port. There are historical monuments and museums located a short distance away from the hotel.

Free Spirit Spheres Hotel, three spherical treehouses

The Free Spirit Spheres Hotel is located on Vancouver Island in Canada. The rooms at this ecological hotel are large tree houses shaped like spheres.

Rooms.

There are three spheres hanging in the trees. The spheres are connected to the trees, and move according to the direction of the wind, changing the gravity point.

Each one of the spheres was built by hand. There is a double room in each sphere, and the hotel provides guests with purified water. There are three spheres, Eve, Eryn and Melody, and they can be rented for one day and up to one week. The bathrooms are located at the base of each sphere. On the other side of the pond are the shower rooms, two bathrooms, and a barbecue and picnic area.

The Eve sphere is made from cedar wood. Inside the sphere there is an individual bed and a sofa bed, a wardrobe and another sofa. There are coffee and tea making facilities, and loudspeakers for iPods. The sphere has two windows. Price is 94€ per night.

The Eryn sphere was built with Sitka spruce. A winding staircase connects the ground with the sphere. There is a double bed and an individual bed in the loft. The sphere has five windows and natural light. There is climate control in the sphere and a set of loudspeakers. Inside the sphere there is a kitchen with a fridge, a sink, coffee and tea making facilities and a sofa. Price is around 133€ per night for two people, with 24€ for an extra guest.

The newest sphere is Melody, built with plastic reinforced with glass, which is connected to the main building by a bridge. Inside it is decorated with dark wood, and there are five windows, one of them covering a wall. The sphere has a large double bed. There is a kitchen with cupboards, a sink, coffee and tea making facilities and a table with benches. The sphere has climate control and loudspeakers. Price is 144€ per night.

Location.

The hotel is located on a large private territory with a pond. Guests will be able to enjoy walks around the gardens, and only guests older than 16 are admitted for security reasons.

The hotel is located near Qualicum Bay, around 30 kilometers from Parksville, in the wooded area on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A short distance away from the hotel guests will find the Horne Lakes caves, the Georgia Strait and Mount Washington.