Ten of the Best: Quirky Accommodation

Ten of the Best: Quirky Accommodation

There's nothing more rewarding after a day walking than a good night's sleep. But your holiday experience doesn't have to end in the lobby! Many of our holidays feature unique accommodation specially selected to enhance your authentic holiday experience. 


Safari Yurt Camp

Yangikazgan, Uzbekistan

Yurts are traditional tents; made out of multilayered felt stretched around a collapsible wooden frame. The floors are lined with thick felt and covered with carpets and often yak skin. They are very comfortable and cosy, and also very practical – warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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Casas Particulares

Trinidad, Cuba

Casas Particulares are homestays with Cuban families in a network that stretches across the country. Expect homecooked meals, a warm welcome, and unique insight into daily Cuban life. 



Alberobello, Italy

A trullo is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia.

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Hassness Country House

Buttermere, The Lake District

There can’t be many places in England where you can wake up to the bucollic idyll of sheep and red squirrels in the front garden. Tucked away on the remote shores of Buttermere with expansive views of the lake and the craggy fells beyond, Hassness Country House in the Lake District is a perfect haven away from the stresses of everyday life. 


Hotel Vendôme

Nice, France

A beautifully converted Russian Palace, the Hotel Vendôme has retained its neo-classical architectural style. This picturesque hotel is only a short walk to the sea and a few minutes’ walk from the Place Massena.


Feynan Ecolodge

Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan

Set in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the solar powered lodge offers the most developed eco experience in Jordan and a real chance to disconnect from the modern world. The hotel, while simple in style and facilities, offers warm Bedouin hospitality.



Eko Katun Štavna

Andrijevica, Montenegro

Eko Katun Štavna sits nestled high in the mountains with a panorama of forests, valleys and peaks to enjoy. These chalets add to the experience of getting away from it all in the peaceful mountains, and are set right on the trails.


Milky Way Camp

Wadi Rum, Jordan

This Bedouin desert Camp offers a real back to nature experience. The tented accommodation, in true Bedouin style, offers dinner that has been baked in the ground and a wonderfully special and authentic experience especially at night, with amazing views of the stars.


The Famous Farm

Nuwakot, Nepal

The Famous Farm is located just above Nuwakot, a truly off the beaten track gem, it provides the chance to get away from the tourist trails and witness Nepal's rural authenticity in all its charm.


Phantom Ranch

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Phantom Ranch is a historic oasis nestled at the bottom of Grand Canyon. Phantom Ranch is the only lodging below the canyon rim, and can only be reached by mule, on foot or by rafting the Colorado River, making it some of the USA's most in-demand accommodation.