Unusual Hotels of the World by Steve Dobson

Unusual Hotels of the World by Steve Dobson may be the classic hotel guide book for those looking for a world perspective on unusual hotels. Unlike many fantasy hotel books, Dobson’s volume may be seen as a practical guide with a range of hotels priced between 20 Euros for a stay in a concrete pipe in Austria to several thousand dollars for a luxury stay on a floating hotel in British Columbia.

Usual Hotels of the World is broken down firstly by continent with dedicated section for the Americas and Europe with Asia, Oceania and Africa being lumped together. Entries are then organised by country giving a logical flow to the work.

All in all the book covers 48 hotels throughout the world with an astonishing range of concepts and ideas.

The book covers every type of hotel, from the ice hotels of Sweden and Canada to a converted Soviet era prison in Slovenia, as such whatever your angle on unusual hotel stay there is bound to be an entry to inspire you.

Entries are generally four pages and contain a high number of high quality images of both the interiors and exteriors of the featured hotels. Many have a double page panoramic images which are particularly inspiring.

Each entry has a short one page write up on the featured hotel giving a brief description of the hotel, its history and ethos as well as any other interesting information about the establishment. Entries then have a number of additional boxes including rates, contact information and things to do in the local area.

So whether your looking for a windmill hotel in the Netherland or a tree house hotel in India, Unusual Hotels of the World by Steve Dobson it bound to be a source of practical and affordable inspiration.

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