‘Odd hotels’ of the developing world

Trendhunter  republished an interesting selection of what Forbes Travel called ‘odd hotels’.

Here are three of them from the developing world:

Ngong hills

Ngong House
“Located on ten acres in the outskirts of Nairobi near the coffee farm of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, this hotel is run by a former Belgian diplomat. Accommodations are in treehouses, a private cottage and log cabin; elevated 15 feet off the ground, the treehouses offer gorgeous views of the bush and Ngong hills. Breakfast and lunch are served under acacia trees in the garden, while dinner is served in a candle-lit, thatched rondaval with a grand fireplace.”

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
According to Forbes Travel “This exclusive oasis was developed by Emirates Airlines in the desert outside of Dubai. Designed to resemble a Bedouin camp, the resort has suites, each with its own private swimming pool, and a spa with frankincense-scented treatments. Activities include safari field trips on foot or in an air-conditioned, four-wheel-drive vehicle, camel-trekking and falconry demonstrations.”

Anatolian Houses
“Located in caves in the surreal volcanic landscape of Turkish Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this hotel has luxuriously decorated suites fitted with everything from LCD TVs to jacuzzis. A hiding place for Christians during the Roman era, Cappadocia offers not only sightseeing, but also trekking, hot-air-balloon rides, rafting and skiing.”


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