Never mind the bricks and mortar…

Conventional hotels are getting a little run of the mill these days. We’re not just talking about boutique, elaborate spa ridden luxury either. The diversity and variation of ‘very’ alternative places to stay these days is fascinating. You name it, you can sleep in it; converted lighthouses, prisons, wild west wagons, underground caves, treehouses (the Swedes seem to excel at this) and now bubbles….

Float off to sleep in a Bubble Hotel

Float off to sleep in a Bubble Hotel

Whilst it makes choosing where you’ll lay your head a bit of a nightmare for planning a weekend break, variety is the spice of life and that’s true for modern, entrepreneurial hoteliers keen to exploit the next trend.

The Bubble Concept

Step forth the bubble hotel. A rather unique concept that guarantees a good view in 360 degree real world beauty. There’s no curtains to draw back in the morning, in fact it’s probably advisable to pack a eyemask in May and June, but that adds to the novelty. Your hotel is literally transparent. It’s highly recommended that those fond of privacy should look elsewhere.


Bubble hotels are bursting onto the alternative accommodation scene.

The versatility of the Bubble Hotel is fabulous.The cosy bubbles measure 4m x 4m and can be ‘plonked’ anywhere, relatively quickly. They’re furnished with a double bed, luxury linen and stylish throws and a few functional pieces of furniture. Forget a cramped sweaty festival tent, instead you could camp out under the stars in bubblicious luxury or stay in the most central city centre location you could feasibly imagine ie on the high street. Hey, you could even choose a Bubble Hotel for your wedding night (just remember the point about no curtains we mentioned earlier).

Bubble Hotel in Bath City Centre

Bring on the Bubbles!

Leading hotel booking site are so enthused about the Bubble concept, they’re putting on a competition where a simple tweet declaring where you’d like to stay in a Bubble Hotel could result in you kipping outside your favourite football ground or sleeping up Snowdon? Just imagine the sunrise and sunset.

To be in with a chance of staying in the Bubble all you need to do is Tweet @LateRooms using the hashtag #LateRoomsBubble, and tell them when and where you want to stay in it next. Where would you take a Bubble?

Snowdon Summit

Not a bad view from the top of Snowdon…