This week’s Travel Pinspiration theme on yTravelBlog is accommodation. Where you sleep can be an important part of your trip since you need to be rested to fully enjoy where you are. It can be a big or small part of your budget depending on where you’re traveling. For me, I seem to be very sensitive to bad beds and often have trouble sleeping when I’m traveling. But it doesn’t stop me from going, and I’ve certainly had my fair share of wonderful hotels, guesthouses and hostels.
As expected, Bora Bora was beyond luxurious. Staying in an over the water bungalow, with direct access to the water from our deck and a big glass window on the floor so we could see fish swimming below us, was an amazing experience I’ll never forget. This bed was one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept on. And for the price, I would’ve expected nothing less.
Check out my post on Travel Made Simple for How to Read Hotel Reviews.
Gili Air, Indonesia
My friend Amanda and I stayed in this bungalow on the island of Gili Air in Indonesia. It’s one of the quieter of the three Gili Islands, and because of that there were hardly any people. It also meant our bungalow didn’t have electricity for a few hours in the middle of the day, we had an outdoor (attached) bathroom, and the water in the bathroom was salt water only. It was a really nice place, especially considering how cheap it was, but I’m not sure I could’ve handled more than one or two salt water showers.
Before we went to Turkey, I had read about cave hotels in Cappadocia. It sounded like such a cool idea, so we booked one for a few nights while we explored the area and took a hot air balloon ride. It was an interesting room to stay in, but the thing that made me laugh was discovering the WiFi router. It was attached to a big pole outside across from our room. It looked ridiculous, but at least it meant the WiFi in our room worked well!
Check out my post on Travel Made Simple on How to Choose the Right Hotel for You.
Eskimo Village in Slovenia
Aside from many other wonderful hotels, my friend Jennifer and her husband once stayed in an igloo in Slovenia. She claims it was perfectly warm, but I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to try sleeping in a room made of ice. I am NOT a fan of being cold, especially when I’m sleeping. But this certainly looks like an interesting and unique place to stay.
Check out their post: Our Favorite Accommodations Around the World Part 1 on JDomb’s Travels.
V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany
Jennifer and her husband also stayed at the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart recently. It’s a car themed hotel with a handful of rooms that are completely decked out with car furniture and decorations. She even has a picture of car shaped soap in her post. I’m not even a huge car enthusiast, but this place looks like it would be a lot of fun to stay at.
Check out their post: Rev Your Engine at the V8 Hotel