We’ve selected our top picks from across the globe; offering guests something a little different from their local watering hole!
1. Stay in a Fairy-tale snow castle; Finland From £123 / per person, per night (sleeps 2)
A magical experience for both children and adults alike, this atmospheric Snow Castle is bathed in beautiful lighting and surrounded by exquisite ice-sculptures, so guests really do feel like they are staying in a fairy castle. The Snow Hotel has single and double rooms on offer – as well as dorm style lodgings, perfect for larger groups looking for a unique way to see in the New Year.
2. Sleep under the stars; France From £56.50 / per person, per night (sleeps 2)
The “Carré d’Etoiles” is a beautifully designed cube structure which lets you sleep right under the stars thanks to a glass window in the roof. Situated in a breath-taking region close to Saint-Quentin between Amien and Reims in the North of France, The Carré is equipped with a double loft bed, a sofa bed, a kitchenette and bathroom. A cosy and compact retreat for star-crossed lovers to welcome in 2014.
3. Star Castle escape; Isle of Sicily From £99 / per person, per night (sleeps 2)
Located on the picturesque Isle of St Mary’s, this magnificent castle with star shaped fortress is steeped in history, having being built in 1593 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, for the defence of the Isles of Scilly.
Fit for a Royal, this retreat is the perfect get-away for a fresh start, where guests can lap up the magnificent sea views from every direction and relax in the cosy rooms which have all been elegantly refurbished whilst retaining their original character.
4. Luxury lifeboat; Netherlands From £103 / per person, per night (sleeps 2)
This opulent vessel moored in the Netherlands comes complete with swivel armchairs, table and central heating. There is even a VHF radio-telephone to help you communicate with other party revelers out toasting the New Year whilst sailing the ‘seven seas’, a DVD player, tuner/CD-unit, Quooker boiling water tap, wind speed and direction meters and minibar. The Harlingen Lifeboat is the luxurious option for NYE celebrations.