Hotel rooms come in many shapes and sizes and whilst most are purely functional there are some that will absolutely amaze you. We take a look at some of the most interesting rooms out there….
Having travelled a lot, we’ve stayed in all sorts of accommodation; from the basic to the more refined. What’s amazing is to think about the way the same very ordinary space can be transformed by someone with a vision. Hoteliers today have so many options- they can look back over the entire history of the hospitality industry and the rich past of interior design and pick and choose whatever they like to create a particular atmosphere for their guests. When a lively imagination is applied to a hotel room the results can be astonishing.
Take Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton for instance. Every room in the hotel is different and each one has some very interesting features. There’s the Pretty Vacant room, which is decorated in a Punk theme and dedicated to the Sex Pistols. Walking into this room is like stepping into the anarchic realm of Sid Vicious with a stimulating juxtaposition between tartan rugs, animal prints on the walls and a one-of-a-kind bed cover of a union jack with some incredible patchwork. There’s also the Do Knit Disturb room in which nearly everything is knitted, including the curtains!
Of course, as seasoned travellers we know that no matter how exciting the décor of a room, the most important feature is the bed. All these rooms use the bed as their focal point and make sure that it is comfortable enough to provide a great night’s sleep. Relying on the knowledge of an expert such as Bedstar is the best way to get that really exceptional quality, and is the starting point for any great room.
Even more spectacular than Hotel Pelirocco’s offerings are the rooms at La Balade des Gnomes in Belgium. There’s a fantasy theme running through this hotel with the décor incorporating myths and fairy tales throughout time. Most notable is the Trojan Horse room, which is a room housed in what appears to be an actual Trojan horse: a large, rustic, wooden structure that really looks as though it has been wheeled out of Ancient Greece. A very different atmosphere comes from the On a Moon District room. The idea of this room is that it creates the sensation of being on the moon with its romantic, starry ceiling and rugged moonscape features.
Taking interior design in a totally different direction is a hotel we’ve been lucky enough to stay in… The Crazy Bear hotel in Oxfordshire. The sumptuous, Neo-Baroque decoration here is really something to marvel at. Ornate, lavishly upholstered beds and glittering chandeliers are off-set by deep reds, lush purples and shimmering metallic finishes. This is the sort of hotel that reminds you of historic palaces and shows just what can be achieved in a room with the right inspiration.
Have you stayed in any exceptional hotel rooms?