As I remembered that there is a hotel that has rooms and a restaurant under water, I decided to research a bit and try to find the world hotels unique for its offer – no matter if it`s at special location, has interesting services, maybe unusual menu or a peculiar attraction. That is how I`ve found the Hotel Giraffe Manor in Kenya.
BOUTIQUE HOTEL GIRAFFE MANOR, Kenya
The Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel located 20 kilometers from Nairobi, Kenya. It was built in 1930`s, modeled on the modelled on a Scottish hunting lodge and till today it has kept authentic charm. Today it is the only hotel in the world where a herd of giraffes (Rothschild species) inhabit the area around the hotel. Not only that, giraffes are attraction, but also a regular visitors of the hotel, and they often peek through the window with the hope that they will get some dessert.
With service that is really good – as people have testified on the travel forums – the only drawback is the price. Of course unless you are one of those who really want to enjoy the giraffes up close or one of those who are looking for unusual hotels like this. Price per room with full board service ranges from 662 US$ for single-bedded room, 973 US$ double-bedded and 1459 US$ for a triple room.
I would love to tell you much more about the hotel, but for real experience and vivid personal photos I`d have to go there. Until that happens, enjoy some photos that I`ve found…
The giraffe often peek through the window for the breakfast, actually they do it quite often!
“Knock-knock! Is anybody there?”
Photography: HOTEL GIRAFFE MANOR
CROATIA VERSION: U potrazi za neobičnim hotelima
Sjetivši se hotela koji pod vodom ima sobe i restoran, odlučila sam malo pomalo istražiti koji su to sve hoteli na svijetu jedinstveni po svojoj ponudi – bilo da se radi o njegovoj lokaciji, zanimljivom sadržaju, neobičnom meniju ili nesvakidašnjoj atrakciji. Tako sam došla do hotela Giraffe Manor u Keniji.
BOUTIQUE HOTEL GIRAFFE MANOR, Kenija
Giraffe Manor je ekskluzivni butik hotel koji se nalazi 20-ak kilometara od Nairobija, Kenija. Sagrađen je 30-ih godina prošloga stoljeća prema uzoru na škotsku lovačku kuću do danas je zadržao autentičan šarm. Danas je to jedini hotel u svijetu u kojem krdo žirafa (vrsta Rotschild) obitava na prostoru oko hotela. I ne samo to, žirafe su atrakcije, ali i redoviti posjetitelji hotela koje često zavire kroz prozor ne bili dobile kakvu slasticu.
Uz uslugu koja je zaista na nivou –barem se tako priča po forumima – jedini nedostatak je cijena koju će pregrmiti oni koji zaista žele izbliza uživati u žirafama i oni koji traže neobične hotele kao što je ovaj. Cijena po sobi uz uslugu punog pansiona kreće se od 662 US$ za jednkrevetnu, 973 US$ dvokrevenu i 1459 US$ za trokrevetnu sobu.
Voljela bih da vam mogu više reći o hotelu, ali zaista bih morala otići tamo da vam prenesem potpuni doživljaj. Do tada, uživajte u fotografijama koje vam ostavljam…
Žirafe lako zavire na doručak, zapravo to je ovdje čest prizor
“Kuc-kuc! Ima li koga kod kuće?”
Izvor fotografija: HOTEL GIRAFFE MANOR
ENGLISH VERSION: IN SEARCH OF THE UNUSUAL HOTELS
Among brick walls and 200-year-old vaulted ceilings in a 15th century former convent, renowned designer Patricia Urquiola has created a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere removed from the noise of the city.
The new Four Seasons Hotel Milan Spa, opened mid-July 2012, is a peaceful sanctuary with seven treatment rooms, a swimming pool, a Turkish bath, sauna, Scottish shower, fitness studio and signature hair spa.
The interior design incorporates materials that are native to Italy and unique in design, from warming stones to wooden walls etched with a beautiful pattern. Through a combination of warm colours and design techniques such as serigraphy, the Spa creates a relaxing environment for guests.
Four Seasons Hotel Milano invites its guests to experience luxury product houses La Prairie and Sodashi at the Spa. La Prairie combines the science and innovation of the 21st century with the art of cosmetics and thermal spa experience to develop offers that extend beyond traditional spa treatments.
The fitness area, which offers a personal trainer and yoga lessons, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym.
The new Spa will initially be open exclusively to Hotel guests. In the late fall, the Spa will be open to non-guests as well.
Source: Four Seasons Milano
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Rim Hospitality announce on 10th of July the opening of Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad, the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Vista-Carlsbad area.
Nestled between rolling hills of northern San Diego County and the scenic Pacific coast, Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad is conveniently located near the McClellan-Palomar Airport and close to many businesses located in the Vista and Carlsbad Oaks Business Parks. The hotel is surrounded by major restaurants, popular microbreweries, world-class golf courses, LEGOLAND California, San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park and Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall. It’s the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
“We’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said Wes Lavender, general manager of Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad. “Hyatt Place was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to beachgoers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food and beverage availability.”
Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad offers:
- 150 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper
- Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
- Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet breakfast that includes hot breakfast sandwiches and hot sweet items, assortment of breads, yogurt, steel cut oatmeal and fresh fruit
- More than 1,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
- 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order snacks and entrees
- Intimate Bakery Café featuring Starbucks® specialty coffees, premium beers and wines and cocktails
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this project,” said Mark Burden, President and CEO for Rim Hospitality. “The opening of this hotel marks the third Hyatt Place property in our portfolio, and we look forward to continuing the momentum and success with the Hyatt Place brand in the future.”
For more information look at HYATT PLACE SAN DIEGO/ Vista-Carlsbad
Photo: Hyatt Hotels