25. 98acres Resort Sri Lanka
A scenic tea estate on ninety-eight acres of land in fascinating Ella, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
Experience the beauty and serenity of Sri Lanka’s scenic hill country within the luxurious comforts of a boutique hotel par excellence. 98 Acres Resort and Spa is an elegant, chic hotel that stands on a scenic 98 acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape.
The uniquely designed resort blends well with nature, and consists of charming chalets mostly made of recyclable substance. Discarded railway sleepers are put to good use in the making of decks and walls at the resort. Rough, hewn granite lend simple elegance to the floors of chalets adorned with thatched roofs of ‘Illuk’ straw that adds to their rustic beauty. The exquisite country side, breathtaking views and exciting nature trails will assure you of a memorable holiday at one of the most breathtaking Ella hotels in the region.
26. Katajanokka Prison Hotel, Helsinki, Finland
Housed in a converted prison from 1837, this atmospheric hotel is found on Katajanokka Island in central Helsinki. It offers a popular restaurant and rooms with a flat-screen TV.
Free wired internet access is available in all rooms of Hotel Katajanokka. Each room is decorated in warm colours and includes a writing desk, minibar and kettle.
Restaurant Linnankellari operates in the basement of an old county jail, and offers Finno-Scandinavian local and organic food prepared of the finest ingredients. In the heart of the kitchen is a charcoal grill.
27. La Balade des Gnomes, Durbuy, Belgium
Amazing fairytale rooms and a Trojan Horse suite – These 10 extraordinarily-decorated and furnished bedrooms, evoke ideas from the four corners of the world, re-interpreted as fairy tales.
Hidden in an unassuming farmhouse up a pleasant – but not particularly noteworthy – country lane, this amazing property was designed and built by architect and visionary hotelier Mr Noël. Originally opening an innovative restaurant, La Gargouille (the Gargoyle), specialising in delicious dishes using local ingredients and bio-organic produce, he has taken inspiration from fairytales to construct these amazing bedrooms, next door to the restaurant. Defying normal classification, these rooms highlight incredible imagination, attention to detail and sheer audacity to delight guests.
28. Ascher Cliff, Switzerland
Ascher Guesthouse is located next to the Wildkirchli caves and below the Ebenalp cliff (Ebenalp is the northernmost summit of the Appenzell Alps in Switzerland) the was Guesthouse carefully built into the side of a mountain during the 19th century. The Swiss call it “Berggasthaus” which means a Mountain-Guesthouse. It is a Matratzenlager (dormitory). It has several rooms with large mattresses that are designed to throw a sleeping bag on, it is not fancy but the scenery is breath taking, and there is also a nice restaurant there too.
29. Montana Magica Lodge, Chile
Featuring an indoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, Montaña Mágica Lodge offers accommodations in Puerto Fuy.
This mountain shaped hotel is covered by vegetation and features a permanent waterfall. The cosy rooms here have wooden interiors and boast a private bathroom and garden views.
At Montaña Mágica Lodge guests will find a restaurant, meeting facilities, a games room and a ticket service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including skiing, cycling and horseback riding. The property offers free parking.