The super lightweight and eco-friendly design of bubble hotels means they can be set up in places you may otherwise never get to spend the night. And they take the concept of “uninterrupted views” to a new extreme, providing a new and exciting way to go glamping.
So, where are the best bubble hotels across the globe? We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites below.
Thurgau Bubble-Hotel, Switzerland
You’ll find Thurgau Bubble-Hotel spread out over four locations in the Canton of Thurgau in Switzerland‘s northeast. The hotel is comprised of three permanent bubbles, and one that changes locations every two months or in order to capture the best of the scenic surrounds.
Every room is kitted out with a double bed, two bedside tables, a table with two stools and battery-powered lamps. Luxe bed linen and towels are provided, with showers just a short stroll away.
Guests can enjoy waking up to stunning views over lush vineyards and rolling plains. Rates start at $260 (CHF190) per night, and stays can be booked online.
Campera Hotel, Mexico
There are 12 French-designed bubble rooms in total, each kitted out with a cosy queen-sized bed, luxurious linens and your own private ensuite.
Being perched among some of Mexico’s most stunning vineyards means a few things. First, local wine tastings are just a stone’s throw away. Second, there’s a slew of top-notch eateries in the area, so dinner is always sorted. And third, the 360-degree view from inside your bubble is out-of-this-world incredible.
Rates start at $185 (USD$145) and can be bookings can be made online.
BubbleTent is Australia’s very first inflatable B&B, and it’s set up in a truly breathtaking location.
But don’t think for a second that its seclusion compromises luxury — the bubble is kitted out with a composting toilet, running water, a telescope for space exploration, and an iPad with bird-watching and star-gazing apps, as well as curated playlists to add to the tranquility.
Remember to pack a good book, because there are a bunch of quiet hammock spots to hang out in the shade. Rates start at $250 per night, and can be bookings can be made via the website.
The Buubble Hotel, Iceland
About an hour’s drive outside of the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, The 5 Million Star Hotel — also known as The Buubble Hotel — offers nine completely clear, inflatable cabins with uninterrupted views of Iceland’s starry skies and the stunning Northern Lights.
Like many bubble hotels, staying at The Buubble Hotel means going completely off-the-grid. We’re talking no internet or television. And if that’s not enough, the exact location is only revealed once you’ve confirmed and paid for your stay.
Bookings start at $765 (ISK59,900) per night, and stays can be booked online.
Hotel Aire de Bardenas, Spain
The Hotel Aire de Bardenas has a bit of a post-apocalyptic feel to it. Sitting right at the edge of the Navarre desert, the hotel feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere, with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding wheat fields.
But possibly the coolest (and most futuristic) part of staying at the Hotel Aire de Bardenas are the bubble rooms, which are a recent extension of the existing hotel.
Given that the area can be inhospitable at various times of the year – there’s wind, dust and exceedingly high temperatures – architects built the protected and comfortable interior spaces from which to view the vivid exterior.
Rates start at $360 (€225) per night. Bookings can be made online.
(Lead image: Thurgau Bubble-Hotel)