A treehouse? A castle? A cave? Now thatâ€™s an interesting way to spice up your holiday. Check out some of these unusual hotels around the world that are still well within budget for all sorts of travellers. Whether you want to treat your kids to an adventure or let you other half feel like a king/queen for a few daysâ€¦
In a prisonâ€¦Lucerne
After 100 years of retaining the naughty and nasty the Jailhotel LÃ¶wengraben is now a cool and unusual hotel located in Lucerne. Guests can stay in â€œunplugged cellsâ€ for the real behind-the-bars experience or for more luxury opt for the directorâ€™ s office or former library.
In a trulliâ€¦Italy
These traditional folk dwellings are a pretty and common site in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello in Italyâ€™s Puglia region. At Trulli Holiday Hotel they have refurbished these conical roofed houses with bedrooms, bathrooms and open fireplaces nestled in romantic alcoves. Varying in size, these trulli houses are ideal for both couples as well as large families and each is fitted with a small kitchenette. Breakfast is included in the price and there is an on site restaurant and bar.
On a boat…Peru
All aboard the Yavari Ship Bed&Breakfast ! Built in 1862, you can really soak up Peruâ€™s history and heritage on board the Yavari on Puno, Peru. The Victorian museum-ship is moored in Puno Bay, Lake Titicaca, the worldâ€™s highest navigable lake at 3,810 metres high. Holding seven guests per night the Yavari holds three twin-berth cabins with shared bathroom and shower facilities. The carefully restored Yavari provides the peaceful place to spend your holiday.
In a caveâ€¦Turkey
For Turkish warmth and hospitality combined with a hand crafted cave hotel, check yourself in to Goreme House Hotel. Youâ€™ll find it nestled on the back slopes of Goreme Village and fitted out with all the modern comforts while retaining the traditional Anatolian style. The wood floors and panel decorations make it cosy and relaxing while the cave walls make it cool and spacious. Goreme House Hotel is a great retreat â€“ there are beautiful views over the town and you can enjoy a good book from the roof terrace bar and cafe. There are 134 rooms all with modern bathroom facilities, hairdryers and telephones. Two of the suites also have Jacuzzi baths, mini bars and cable TV. Rooms start from â‚¬23.72pppn.