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Finding the perfect accommodation for a family vacation or romantic getaway with your partner can be a troublesome experience. The majority of hotels or guesthouses tend to be fairly similar; however there are numerous establishments out there that provide something truly unique.

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What’s more, for those on a budget, there are some great hotel deals to be had if only you’re prepared to look for them. So here are some of the most original, surprising and somewhat unusual places to stay around the world:


Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland

Although typical holidays involve sun, sea and sand, the Kakslauttanen Igloo Village in Finland is a real winter wonderland that will capture the hearts of both young and old.

In addition to husky safaris, snowmobile trips and ice-fishing excursions, guests can relax in glass-roofed igloos and watch the spectacular Northern Lights at night in warm and cosy surroundings.


Verana, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, consider taking a trip down to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Here you’ll find Verana, an incredible spa resort that is totally surrounded by nature.

However, the hotel has been mindful of minimising ecological damage, so buildings taper towards the ground. If the mesmerising views from your balcony get too much, various facials, massages and yoga sessions are on offer.


Sala Silvermine, Sweden

Staking its claim as having the world’s deepest bedroom, the historic Sala Silvermine is 155cm underground. While fully operational, the mine produced more than 3 tonnes of silver every year and in total, 400 tonnes of silver were all extracted by hand.

Guests can enjoy a guided tour of the dark caverns and stunning lakes, but if you’re claustrophobic, the Mine Suite is probably best avoided.


Hotel de Glace, Canada

If you’re after something a bit closer to home, but still want a magical vacation around the holiday season, the Hôtel de Glace just 10 minutes from downtown Québec City offers something truly remarkable.

This particular lodging is made from snow and ice and features beautiful sculptures as well as breathtaking decor. Visitors can discover the secrets behind its construction and choose from 44 rooms and theme suites.