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Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car

Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car

Luxury large yurt, inc Hybrid car for 2-6 guests
From €1,820 to €2,345 per accommodation per week
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Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Eco-friendly B&B, in Sintra Natural Park near lovely beaches
From €80 to €110 per room per night
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Transylvania holiday accommodation

Transylvania holiday accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From €36 to €49 per person per night
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Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire

Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire

Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside
From £350 per week (sleeps 2)
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Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey

Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey

Boutique beach bungalows with lots of rustic charm
From £290 to £340 7 days per week
Accommodation: This beach holiday in Turkey is open between April to November
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm
From £250 to £595 per accommodation per week
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£30 off full weeks in these award-winning lodges April to mid July if booked before 26 December. Bikes, boats, bbqs, 21 wildlife rich acres and lots more to do nearby. Fabulous for family events and get-togethers. Use code 30off when booking.
Kerala houseboat holiday, India

Kerala houseboat holiday, India

Cruise along the backwaters of Kerala
From £656 7 days ex flights
Tailor made
Tobago beach accommodation

Tobago beach accommodation

15 beautiful accommodations in unique eco resort
From £85 to £250 per accommodation per night
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Rural accommodation in Croatia, Vineyard Cottage

Rural accommodation in Croatia, Vineyard Cottage

Unique stone eco cottage in vineyards of Dubrovnik Malvasija
From €59 to €99 per accommodation per night
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Gambia holiday accommodation

Gambia holiday accommodation

9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities
From £15 to £30 per person per night incl breakfast
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Exclusive offer to Responsible Travel £60 off the cost of your holiday in December when you use this code Rt60
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur

A small orchard resort on the edge of the rainforest
From MYR400 to MYR1,100 per accommodation per night
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Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia

Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia

Eco bungalows in the mountains of Bali, Indonesia
From US $85 to US $210 per house per night
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Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores

Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores

Small eco hotel for those wishing to visit Komodo National Park
From US $90 per double room per night
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Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka

Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka

Ayurveda, Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Rural Sri Lanka
From US $110 to US $240 per person per night
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Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy

Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy

Modern comforts days gone by ambience
From €70 to €105 per double room per night
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Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey

Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey

Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front
From £650 to £700 per person per week
Accommodation: This beach accommodation in Turkey is open between April to November
Borneo ecolodge accommodation

Borneo ecolodge accommodation

Fantastic primate ecolodge in the Indonesian rainforest
From US $60 to US $160 per double room per night
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Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco

Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco

Berber guesthouse in the mountains
From £30 to £40 per person per night
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Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation

Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation

Camp style jungle lodge. Experiential, wild accommodation.
From US $109 to US $148 per person per night
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Eco lodge accommodation in Bali

Eco lodge accommodation in Bali

Ecolodge situated in a conservation area
From US $60 per double room per night
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Cochin homestay accommodation, India

Cochin homestay accommodation, India

Lakeside B&B near to Fort Cochin
From £40 to £70 per room per night
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Unusual rural accommodation in Sardinia

Unusual rural accommodation in Sardinia

The first organic and eco-sustainable village in Sardinia
From €140 to €320 per accommodation per night
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Cornwall converted railway carriage, England

Cornwall converted railway carriage, England

Step back in time in our 1950's carriage
From £395 to £1,250 per accommodation per week
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Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Stunning 360Ί views from an off grid retreat, ideal couples/single travellers
From €665 to €910 per couple per week
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Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel

Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel

Northern Lights, Igloo Hotel and dog sledding with the Sami
From £1,749 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can depart at any time throughout the year
Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4

Off-grid, off-beat self catering cabin
From €650 to €900 per week (sleeps 2-4)
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Rainforest accommodation in Dominica

Rainforest accommodation in Dominica

A small hotel set within mountain rainforest wilderness
From US $110 to US $130 per room per night
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Cornwall railway carriage self catering, England

Cornwall railway carriage self catering, England

Two beautiful Victorian railway carriages in Cornwall
From £395 to £825 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
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Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Experience cosy log cabins and exciting activities
From £1,085 to £1,245 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the winter to suit your requirements
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain

Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain

Two traditional Spanish cave houses
From £400 to £600 per week
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reviews for Unusual places to stay holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
From
€1,225
per week (sleeps 2-4)
It is a wonderful place for a family holiday with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia
From
US $85
per house per night
I hesitate to write this review for selfish reasons. Why? Because this holiday is so wonderful I'd rather keep it a secret! Situated on the southern slopes of Mt Batakaru in remotest Bali, this place is a pocket of paradise, far removed from the ravages of the 21st century. Having spent a week there I did not want to leave. (more)Daphne Donkin
Most memorable was walking through the rice-fields... It was just great. (more)Astrid Dello
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
From
MYR400
per accommodation per night
Perfect! We stayed for a full week and felt very relaxed and revived - what a treat! We would definitely come again!!! (more)Erika Dutting
My best holiday ever....The whole place was wonderful. I loved the open air nature of the hut. It felt like being outdoors yet protected at the same time. (more)Matthew Murphy
Very good...the best parts were Swimming in the pool during light rain and watching the clouds over the jungle. (more)Gisa Jaehnichen
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
From
€80
per room per night
A fantastic way to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings among caring and considerate hosts. (more)Julia Key
Excellent. One of the best we have had. We came home refreshed and reinvigorated. (more)Edwina Jones
They are superb hosts who do not simply offer lovely rooms and food, they go beyond that to make sure their guests feel welcome in Portugal. (more)Kristina Winter
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
From
£400
per week
The holiday was a wonderful chance to explore a very interesting corner of Spain. Staying in the cave was wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Deborah Pole
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family holiday in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
From
£350
per week (sleeps 2)
Fantastic cycling and walking....Ten out of ten (more)Sarah Careless
10/10 - would love to stay again, a weekend is not enough (more)Natalie Stone
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
Transylvania holiday accommodation
From
€36
per person per night
It was the perfect 'get away from it all' trip where you really felt like you were stepping back in time. The location, nature and wildlife were stunning and I particularly enjoyed meeting many different people staying at both the guesthouses. (more)Melanie Johnson
We were impressed by the beauty of Romania. It was really opened up for us by the excellent guides at the guesthouse, who showed us places and things we would never have found on our own. (more)Fiona D
Fantastic would definitely recommend and hope to return (more)Ann Adamson-Eadie
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
From
US $90
per double room per night
So many memorable moments... the boat trips, the snorkeling (including seeing 15-20 manta rays which was unforgettable), the komodo dragons, watching the sunset and fruit bats fly from the roof of the boat... (more)Emma Coe
The boat trip that the Eco Lodge organised to Rinca and Komodo Island was really lovely. The food was amazing (how he did that magic in a boat is beyond me) and the snorkelling was easily the best I've ever done - we saw Turtles, Rays, Scorpion Fish, beautiful coral and a whole host of gorgeous sea life. (more)Jessica Southworth
Algarve self catering eco retreat, Portugal
From
€65
per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
It was really special place that we'll never forget and it exceeded all our expectations and we'd love to go back. Definitely rate it 10/10! Thank you. (more)Fflur Rees
Some of our lasting memories will be having our delicious breakfast looking down on the valley while our children fed the donkeys, ducks and dogs. We could not have asked for anything more. (more)Rachel Cavanagh
Costa Rica homestay holidays
From
US $98
per person per night
Memorable parts? I enjoyed every moment of my stay but being taught to dance Bachata by my host family would have to be the highlight. Tips? If possible, ask to be placed at Dona Leila's house. She was the most wonderful host - incredibly friendly, very patient with my basic Spanish and an amazing cook. Local benefits? Definitely. I was immersed in the local small village community and the money from my homestay and other tours and activities was helping the locals sustain... (more)Elfie Burgess
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
From
US $185
per room per night (sleeps 2)
Incredible - the lodge and its views over the mountains and forest were breathtaking and we had the most relaxing time. We will definitely be staying at the lodge again if we are ever back in Costa Rica. (more)Elfie Burgess
They create all their own electricity with a small hydro-turbine... virtually ALL the work done on this coffee plantation is by the owners and locals. They have many LONG TERM employees because they treat them very well, from what I saw and understood. They are also re-foresting pasture land. Most of everything we ate was grown there except a few things they get from local farmers. (more)Korte Yeo
A fabulous situation , beautiful rooms, great service all round... We spent two weeks there and enjoyed every moment .Great thanks to the owners and their parents. (more)patrick heffron
Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy
From
€70
per double room per night
This is a very special place. The staff are friendly and helpful in a quiet manner, respecting privacy whilst giving excellent service. Rates are reasonable. The hotel is an authentically and tastefully decorated and furnished renovation of an old country manor house (more)Paul Bish
The most memorable parts were the beautiful suite at the top of the fascinating building and the delicious food. The food and service was sooo lovely we ate there every night. (more)Sue Prince
A fabulous introduction to Umbria. Really want to re visit the area in the future. (more)Julie Ritchie
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
From
£650
per person per week
Really excellent...The best thigs were the warm sea. the quiet. the beautiful mountains above the beach. Great food, reading books in the shade. (more)Sarah Gray
The beach, accommodations, food and friendly people were outstanding. (more)Joanne Albright
The absolute peace & tranquillity of the destination was the most memorable part of the holiday..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
Tobago beach accommodation
From
£85
per accommodation per night
There is a lot to do on the island but just relaxing and doing nothing was also lovely as the accommodation was very comfortable. (more)Penelope Robinson
Excellent, one of our best yet. (more)Lisa Williams
This is an amazing place to hang out and bond with those you love. Beautiful, relaxing and a place you will hope to return to. (more)JUDITH DOYLE
Cochin homestay accommodation, India
From
£40
per room per night
We spent 3 weeks here,and loved every day of it. I can only discibe it as heaven. 3 weeks was not long enough. (more)Stanley Hammant
"Very good indeed. No fuss, no over ambitious expectations, just a beautiful place, kind people and time to chill. I can recommend it." (more)Gail Boardman
A wonderful retreat!! We had a couple of very relaxing days here... relaxing because there is nothing to do except chill and sigh at the beauty of it all. (more)Monica Aspell
Eco lodge accommodation in Bali
From
US $60
per double room per night
This was an Eco lodge, which protects the local environment and employs local people, so a definite yes to benefitting local people, reducing environmental impacts and supporting conservation. (more)Julie Bruton-Seal
Re-invigorating and inspiring...Check out all the activities and make the most of them. (more)Rosemary Livingstone
Most memorable were swimming, reading, and relaxing by the pool at the resort. Taking a little trip to the beach and having a drink over looking the ocean. (more)Kate Birbilis
Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation
From
US $109
per person per night
I don΄t think that I've ever felt so relaxed. Staying in a simple (but clean and neat) hut in the jungle and listening to the sounds of birds and sometimes even elephants made me feel very, very, very happy and close to nature. (more)Camilla Berndtson
The whole experience of staying here was memorable, from the incredibly warm welcome through to the amazing food prepared by local staff on an open fire. (more)Rachel Morgans
It was everything we hoped it would be, so far away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Sri Lanka. The accommodation is very comfortable and really well thought out. (more)Annabel Smith
Excellent. Just what we needed and wanted. (more)Ruth Bond
One of the main reasons we picked Cirali as our holiday destinations was to see the sea turtles, or as the locals know them, the Caretta...We were honoured to watch the turtle's arduous journey down to the sea, just as the sun was beginning to rise. It was exactly like the natural history documentaries, only without the commentary from David Attenborough! (more)Amy Pickard
Most memorable was sitting in the shade having a fantastic breakfast looking straight out onto the beach in glorious sunshine and swimming with turtles on a day out in a local fisherman's boat (more)Anna Bradley
Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco
From
£30
per person per night
Excellent. Both Douar Samra and Riad Samsara are wonderful places to stay. We were looked after and the food deserves a special mention. The arrival at Douar Samra in the evening to discover our candle lit room was magical. (more)evin dilber
We had the most wonderful time at douar samra, and the trekking was awesome. The hotel food is grown on site and cooked deliciously! (more)Martin Ross
Sitting on the rooftop listening to Berber life...10/10. (more)Catherine Harris Hughes
Kerala houseboat holiday, India
From
£656
excluding flights
All of it. Every day was a new adventure. From the excellent food to the beautiful scenery and friendly helpful crew. (more)Fran Griffin
It was a wonderful holiday, and we would love to go back...The houseboat was run so professionally by Suresh and his team. Our room was spotless, the living accommodation at the front of the boat was comfortable and spacious, the food amazing (we were offered and enjoyed all manner of Keralan dishes) and plentiful, the staff genuinely friendly and helpful. (more)Fran Smart
Each place we visited was like a new holiday. Brilliantly put together, great choice of places to stay. And of course Kerala was amazing, and the food to die for. (more)Sarah Beard
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
From
£250
per accommodation per week
Great. Created some fun memories and yes I would recommend it to a friend. (more)Kath Cox
We had a great time in Devon and will come back one day hopefully. (more)Matthias Vente
Staying at the eco lodge enables the nature reserve to be sustained and there are plenty of local farm shops, a fantastic local butchers (with lovely cheeses as well as very good meat and chutneys) and pubs close by to enjoy! (more)Rebecca Swarbrick
Ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka
From
US $110
per person per night
Memorable parts? I spent the first week on the Plantation, having treatments (massages), eating healthy, well cooked food, doing yoga and relaxing by the pool. In the second week I ventured out on a couple of trips to see the turtles and the elephants. The staff were warm and welcoming as were the other guests. Tips? Be prepared for the Ayurvedic diet, it is different and can take some getting used to. Be prepared to feel awful on some days, detoxing can be hard, but it is worth... (more)Jill Atkinson
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
From
£290
per week
Fabulous, relaxing and comfortable. (more)Alison Johnson
The peace and quiet! 4 stars! (more)James Coates
It's a very special place and we had a fabulous holiday - it will be hard to beat. (more)Su Winsbury
Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel
From
£1,749
excluding flights
Memorable parts? As we came out of the woodland and onto the frozen lake, the thrill of running a team of 8 huskies gave way to awe at the sheer magical beauty of the landscape. The trees were heavy with snow, everything was white, touched by the light of the low sun. I have never felt so alive. Tips? Don't skimp on the layers! Although the Sami guides don't expect tips, we took some of our own produce (honey) to give as a thank you gift. This went down extremely well! Norway is... (more)Matt McCabe
South Sumatra eco lodge, nr Way Kambas National Park
From
US $65
per double room per night
Memorable parts? The 2 most exciting parts of my trip were the river boat trip where I got to see monkeys and birds close up and riding an elephant. Tips? Enjoy the rhythym and pace of life in Sumatra. Make the most of the hot middle of the day by resting up for your afternoon/ evening activities. Local benefits? This lodge is a beautiful, accomodating place to stay. The food is excellent and plentiful-- I even got to try durian fruit. The host and guides were knowledgable... (more)Deb Dench
Liguria self catering house in Italy
From
£350
per house per week (sleeps 4)
Fantastic, feel like a recharged solar panel!....The house and locality were stunning. (more)Melissa Elliott
Holiday was amazing highly recommend beyond any exceptions. (more)maria courtney
Dominica ecolodge holiday
From
US $12
per accommodation per night
Searching for whales, being greeted by dolphins, snorkelling above seahorses leave a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I feel truly privileged to have been a part of the ecolodge and Dominican way of life, even if it was just for 2 weeks. (more)Nicola Beldham
We had a wonderful time at the eco lodge in Dominica; I can't recommend this highly enough. It's beautiful, unspoiled, and absolutely perfect for families, and is a genuine example of positive interaction with the local community and environment. (more)Lee Jenkins
The whole trip was amazing the tree house, the family dinners, the fruit, the waterfalls. (more)Rachel Donahue
Dordogne self catering accommodation
From
€650
per week (sleeps 2)
Excellent, a unique place to spend a week or so, totally relaxing, lovely people. (more)Rupert Green
Most memorable was the peace and tranquility, staying somewhere off grid. Different, enjoyable, relaxing, peaceful and fun. (more)Maria Masselis
The whole holiday was a relaxed and stress free experience beginning with travelling from the UK by train to the lovely surroundings and cosy cabin... It was a wonderful relaxed holiday, lovely setting, very friendly and helpful owners. (more)Birgitte Bruun
Kenya beach resort on Manda Island
From
£80
per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Absolutely brilliant Rachel was a perfect host and I will return. (more)Gaynor Sharp
It was just incredible- I honestly, honestly mean that and I can be very hard to please! I will never forget it and have come home feeling more rested and content than I have ever been before. It was the best start to married life for us we could have possibly had. (more)Aoibheann Kelly
It was all memorable. We pretty much had the whole island to ourselves, total tranquility and relaxation. Rachael and the staff made the whole holiday unforgettable...10 out of 10. We have come back feeling completely relaxed. (more)Katherine Ford
Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4
From
€650
per week (sleeps 2-4)
Relaxing holiday in the middle of the countryside - birds, deer, catfish and siebenschlafer for neighbours - so pretty cool! (more)M Scott
Marks out of 10 - 10! Really enjoyed the set up of the cabin, very thoughtfully done with lots of information, loads of smashing little touches (loved the walkie talkies!) & fresh baked muffins as a welcome did it for me. The location was exquisite. (more)Sally Cowburn
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