15 of the coolest hotels in the world - shows infinity pool

15 of the coolest hotels in the world that cost less than £100 per night

We’ve all seen those amazing hotels where you can wake up in the morning, hop into the swimming pool and swim directly outside for amazing views of a valley or mountain range…Or how about an island paradise with your own deluxe villa and private butler? Whilst some of the coolest hotels in the world will cost you the big bucks, there are some others that aren’t as pricey. Read on for the most affordable but coolest hotels in the world, all which cost £100 or less per night (on average)!

Fairy Chimney Hotel – Goreme, Turkey

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This photo of Harman Cave Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Every year thousands of people venture to Turkey’s Cappadocia to marvel at one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in the world, where colourful balloons light up the sky with a backdrop of mountains and quaint sand-stone buildings. The infamous Fairy Chimney Hotel is in the heart of all the action!

What makes Fairy Chimney hotel special is its unique architecture. The entire building is carved into the side of the mountain, forming cave-like rooms with stone walls throughout. It’s decorated in traditional style for the village and bathrooms are typical Turkish Hamman with heated floors. Inside and outside you’ll feel like you’re living in a cave of the past and will be immersed in Turkish culture. Climb to the top of the hotel roof for some amazing views of the hot air balloons!

Maya Beach Hotel – Maya Beach, Belize

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This photo of Maya Beach Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Have you ever dreamed of staying on a paradise white-sand beach? With the refreshing sound of the waves reaching the shore and being able to wake up and walk out your front door onto the sand? The Central American country of Belize is calling your name! Being an off-the-beaten track developing country, the tourist industry is still growing and you can get some great deals on accommodation!

The Maya Beach Hotel is perched on the sands of Maya Beach, a beautiful coastal strip positioned away from the mainland. In addition to the beautiful white sands, palm trees and turquoise ocean, the hotel has a wide range of facilities that you’d expect in a 5-star Caribbean resort, including a trendy pool, cocktail bar, open-air restaurant and nicely decorated rooms. Live in a luxury paradise for the fraction of the price of the Caribbean Islands, Florida and other comparable destinations.

“The Crazy House” Hang Nga Guesthouse – Da Lat, Vietnam

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This photo of Crazy House is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Vietnam was one of the first places that came to mind when we thought of super-cool yet cheap hotels. You can live like a king or queen here for a fraction of the price in the west! If wild, wacky and themed is what you consider a cool hotel, look no further than the aptly named “The Crazy House”. This fun-house of a hotel has a quirky exterior that looks like it’s carved from a tree; quite similar to Gaudi’s work in Barcelona.

Inside, rooms have oddly shaped furniture and windows; and even the bathroom will confuse you with its twisting tiles and curved-edge bath. Common areas such as the reception of the main building are arguably the wackiest of all, made up of ‘under the sea’ themed paintings, tile mosaics and props. Nothing seems to match up in this hotel, but there’s no denying that it’s a fun place to stay whilst travelling around South Vietnam.

The Trader’s Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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This photo of Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Kuala Lumpur is one of our favourite cities in the world for cheap luxurious hotels. World-famous designer hotel brands such as the Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental can cost less than £100 a night, whereas you’d pay £400+ in Europe or the US for the same calibre hotel! KL is a city of skyscrapers, futuristic looking shopping malls and a melting pot of Asian cultures. We recommend a visit to the city for anyone and it’s a great stopping point on the way to the Malaysian islands.

For skyscraper hotel experiences on a budget, look no further than The Traders Hotel. It overlooks the majestic Petronas Twin Towers, with (in our opinion), the best view of the entire city. Think of the Manhattan NYC skyline but in Asia! The luxurious suites of the Trader’s cost less than £100 per night and you can live a lavish lifestyle in their VIP lounge during the day, before ascending to the top floor of the hotel for a swim in the infinity pool, which turns into a club on an evening. The Traders’ cool facilities and stunning views for low prices are enough to warrant a visit to KL alone!

The Michelberger – Berlin, Germany

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This photo of Michelberger Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

For a capital city, hotels in Berlin are very affordable and it’s easy to find a stylish place to stay no matter which part of the city! Even if you’re looking for a hostel! The Michelberger Hotel is one of the definitely one of the coolest hotels in Germany, if not the world! Its modern and stylish rooms are individually decorated, making great use of space and the large windows, which illuminate the room beautifully. We like to think of The Michelberger as a city hotel of the future!

As well as the cool rooms, it has a large café/bar that showcases live music events, a spa area, fitness classes and a restaurant. You’ll spend your days in Berlin sightseeing, looking forward to returning to your hotel for peaceful relaxation, before checking out the city’s nightlife! Great for both couples and travelling friends.

nHow Berlin – Germany

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This photo of nhow Berlin is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Berlin makes our list again with another quirky and uniquely designed hotel; the nHow. Prepare yourself for a stay in a gallery of weird and wonderful furniture, flashy colours and artistic environments that will amaze you every time you turn a corner. Everything from the bathrooms to the entrance has an intriguing style.

For a start, the reception area is seated within a giant pink ‘blob’ pod, giving a first impression that you’re walking into a Sci-Fi movie set. Lounge and bar areas are just as elaborate, with sloping furniture, wacky light fittings and fluid design on the ceiling. Each room in the hotel is a clash of different colours, yet they all seem to blend together to form something that looks great! Alongside the cool hotel setting, you can enjoy peace and quiet in spacious rooms and an on-site spa and gym.

Hotel Teatro – Porto, Portugal

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This photo of PortoBay Hotel Teatro is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Porto is a classy city of fine architecture, art and theatre, and what better way to enjoy your stay in this pretty sightseeing city than a stay in a romantic hotel? It’s themed from head to toe based on the theatre and fine arts and was built on the site of an old theatre! Everything from the lobby seating areas to the sinks in the bathroom have a contemporary yet classic touch and you’ll learn to appreciate your surroundings, even when you’re lying in the bed of one of 74 individually designed rooms.

The hotel is a top choice for art lovers and although you’ll pay a little more per night than other hotels for the unique décor and 4-star facilities, the immersive atmosphere and central location makes it worthwhile. Shop around and be flexible on dates to grab it at a bargain ~£100 per night and use Hotel Teatro as a base to sightsee in Porto. It’s classy, sophisticated and edgy.

Pioneertown Motel – Pioneertown, USA

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This photo of Pioneertown Motel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Mosey on down to the classic western town of Pioneertown, which is a short drive east of Los Angeles. A tourist attraction but also a fully working, living and breathing town, it was built as Hollywood movie-set to look exactly like a Western town of the 1800’s. It has a saloon, shops, houses and other themed buildings, all designed to look exactly like a frontier outpost! Stroll into town on your horse and kick open those saloon doors!

Staying at the Pioneertown Motel, you’ll be immersed in the Wild West action. Rooms are authentic, with animal pelts and guns hanging on the wall and cacti in the garden. There’s even a cantina! You’ll be on-set at a key filming location for many of America’s cowboy movies and it’s an extremely fun place to stay for western fans! It’s also very affordable; but you’ll need a car to get there.

Art Mai Gallery Hotel – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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This photo of Art Mai Gallery Nimman Hotel Chiang Mai is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

When people think of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, they imagine traditional Thai décor with elephant statues, peaceful gardens and bamboo furnishings. That is indeed the design for most of the hotels in the city, however Art Mai Gallery Hotel is very different. As one of the newly built places to stay, it embraces modern art in one of the coolest hotels we’ve seen.

The outside is entangled in a quirky mesh framework and the rooftop is home to an infinity pool with impressive views of Chiang Mai and the mountains below. Inside, rooms come in a variety of completely different styles, some modernised with crisp white and silver furnishings and others with a classy gold and wooden style. For a five-star hotel in the most adventurous city in Thailand, you couldn’t get a better option for the price. It’s not very traditional, but it is unique and luxurious!

Silo Stay – Little River, New Zealand

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This photo of SiloStay is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Silo Stay, in Christchurch New Zealand, is something extra special. Completely unique in design, the hotel is made up of individual ‘silo’ pods, with each pod hosting a bed, separate bathroom, TV and kitchen facilities. They’re surprisingly spacious! They feature a metallic design both inside and out, with a slightly transparent dome roof that does a great job at capturing sunlight to illuminate the living area.

For a price that averages just over £100 per night, it’s a place to stay that will remain in your mind forever and is a great spot to explore the nearby Little Nature Trail. The whole area is an outdoor paradise where you can relax by the lake or rent a bike and explore the trail with your partner. It may not be super luxurious, but the Silo Stay Hotel is unique, quirky and brilliantly well-equipped and maintained.

Hotel Pantone – Brussels Belgium

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This photo of Pantone Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Aptly named for its creative play on colour, everything from the outside windows to the chairs, reception area, breakfast plates and bed covers are colourful in design, displaying vibrant shades of the rainbow. The theme is apparent throughout the whole hotel without looking tacky at all. Small touches of colour combined with mostly white furnishings and walls gives it a great finishing touch!

Choose Hotel Pantone for an active city break in Brussels and use it as a base for sightseeing. The hotel is well-located, refreshing and very affordable compared to the other less than cool and less colourful hotel options. Hotel Pantone also has a rooftop garden with some nice views of the city, a top-rated continental breakfast and bikes to rent (colourful ones of course!).

Henn Na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay – Japan

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This photo of Henn na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

Henn Na Hotel is one of the first hotels of its kind; a hotel where robots will check you in and facilitate your stay. This futuristic approach to hospitality had to happen in Japan and you’ll be amazed at the cool concept, which has now spread to other Japanese cities. As well as automated reception staff, the hotel even has a robotic aquarium and in-room robot service!

Robot servers aside, Henn Na is a comfortable and homely hotel that’s only a train ride away from the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, making it a great place to stay for families that want cool overnight lodging before visiting the theme parks. Henn Na robot hotels are cost-effective and you’ll also find them in other major Japanese cities. Who knows, one day all hotels may be like this! Be one of the first to try the concept.

Palacio de Sal – Uyuni, Bolivia

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This photo of Hotel Palacio de Sal is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

The Bolivian Salt Flats are one of the main attractions in Bolivia. Tourists jump into SUV’s and explore the vast salt-lands in an environment that looks like a different planet! Immerse yourself into the Sal de Uyuni experience by staying in a themed hotel right in the middle of the dessert.

The Palacio de Sal hotel has a stylish and unique design, with rooms, common areas and restaurants that give you a panoramic view of the salt flats outside. Even the swimming pool area has a breath-taking background. What makes Palacio de Sal one of the coolest hotels in the world is indeed its location, however the design and luxurious facilities for low prices makes it a great place to stay whilst travelling around Bolivia.

Norrqvarn Hotell – Lyrestad, Sweden

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This photo of Norrqvarn Hotell & Konferens is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Why it’s cool:

If sleeping in a tree-stump or toadstool under the moonlight sounds like your style, the magical forest retreat of Norrqvarn Hotell will be an idyllic place to stay when exploring the Swedish countryside. It’s right next to the famous tourist attraction Göta Kanal and is just as pretty as you’d imagine.

As a family-run hotel, the different tree-stumps, toadstools and country lodge bungalows have a homely feel and you’ll be well looked after. The interior of the quirky lodges has carved wooden bark furniture and walls that will make you feel like you’re living in a fairy-tale. They’re also surprisingly well equipped and have plenty of modern hotel room amenities.

Sun Cruise Resort and Yacht, Gangneung, South Korea

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This photo of Sun Cruise Hotel & Condo is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The last on our list of coolest hotel in the world is something truly extraordinary! You may have stayed on a luxury cruise ship before, but have you voyaged on a cruise liner that’s stationed on land, balancing on top of a hill? The Sun Cruise Resort is exactly that. The owner thought it would be a great idea to hoist the giant sea vessel on top of the mountain, where it has some stunning panoramic views of the beaches below.

Life on-board the Sun Cruise Resort is exactly like being on a cruise ship, enjoying fancy dinners, relaxing by the pool or taking part in a cruise activity. However, there are also some nice garden areas to explore near the edge of the cliff-side and you can descend to the beaches for a swim. The hotel is no-doubt wacky, but makes a cool place to stay and tell your friends about whilst visiting South Korea!

Now we’ve inspired you with the coolest hotels in the world that are also affordable and cost less than £100, all that’s left to do now is book! These hotels are worth flying all the way to a new country for and are generally surrounded by plenty of things to explore. Sometimes they can be a little more expensive than £100 so be sure to shop around and compare dates to find the best deal.


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