Aydinli Cave House - Goreme, Turkey
For those who wish to heighten their holiday experience by sampling the quirky, strange, unusual and unique, a growing number of hotels around the world are offering extraordinary accommodation which defies the norm.
Examples include themed hotels, hotel rooms situated underground or in ice caves, tree houses sitting above the rainforest canopy, as well as rollercoaster transport for those seeking an adrenalin rush.
Hotels.com, the global hotel specialist, highlights some of the world's quirkiest hotels, showing there really is something for everyone, including those with a taste for the unusual.
They include the Aydinli Cave House in Goreme, Turkey, the Icehotel in Jukkiasjarvi, Sweden, the New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, USA and the Ariau Towers Hotel situated above the Amazon jungle in Brazil.
Johan Svanstrom, Managing Director Hotels.com Asia Pacific, says: "Whether you're an avid thrill seeker, or simply intrigued by the comic element of some quirky hotels, there is a real buzz about staying somewhere which offers something out of the ordinary or being a part of an experience that few have sampled, not to mention the excitement of sharing this experience with family, friends and colleagues upon your return."
In addition to introducing travellers to some exciting hotel offers, Hotels.com announced that it has further increased the number of properties it offers on its sites, passing 100,000 hotels for the first time. "Hotels.com is focused on growing despite challenging market conditions and we continue to add breadth and depth to our inventory of hotels to offer even more choice for our customers," Svanstrom concluded.
The Aydinli Cave House is a small, family-run hotel right in the heart of old Goreme, Turkey. It retains many of the rock-cut features of the traditional cave dwellings for which the region is famous. All have cool, travertine-lined bathrooms, some with Jacuzzis, most with walk-in showers and hamam basins.
Then there are the surprises - ancient rock-cut mangers, wheat and wine storage units and huge chimneys turned into the sort of quirky features that make this a real place to remember. The Aydinli Cave House is a five-minute walk uphill from the bus station and the cafes, restaurants and shops of the town centre.
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