What's Your Perfect Hotel Style?

15 November 2013
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From family friendly resorts to overwater bungalows, from spectacular ice hotels to opulent former palaces there's a hotel style to suit every holiday-maker. Here at Flight Centre, we've compiled this selection of hotel types to make choosing the perfect accommodation option just that tad bit easier.

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Resorts With Swim Up Pool Bar

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 The Swim Up Pool Bar of the Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hawaii

Make your holiday even more memorable by checking in to a fantastic resort that boasts a swim up pool bar. These aquatic wonderlands give holiday-makers the opportunity to relax in the luxurious surrounds while enjoying a favoured cocktail sitting at the bar and in the water at the same time.

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Family Friendly Resorts

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 SpongeBob Splash, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast

From an inflatable obstacle course to koala story telling and being splashed by a colourful giant tipping bucket, there are great family friendly resorts that offer a terrific array of activities just for kids - whether that be a Kids Club or fantastic facilities on-site. These attractions mean that both parents and kids have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

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Treehouse Hotels

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 The Canopy Treehouse, Queensland

Giving a whole new meaning to the lyric, 'Give me a home among the gum trees,' a Treehouse Hotel can provide both a unique accommodation experience and the opportunity to be surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

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Ice Hotels

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 Hotel de Glace, Quebec City. Image courtesy of Xdachez.com

For what would have to be the coolest hotel experience, check into an Ice Hotel and enjoy a comfortable nights sleep surrounded by mesmerising aqua hues. Every winter when the temperature drops below zero, the structures are made from the nearby ice and snow and then decorated with sculptures designed by talented artists who transform solid ice into something magical.

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Former Palaces Now Luxury Hotels

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 Palais Coburg, Vienna. Image courtesy of the Palais Coburg Hotel Residence

Curious travellers can experience the opulence and grandeur of past royal dynasties by reserving a room in a former palace. Throughout Europe and Asia, there are beautiful structures that have been converted from a royal residence into a sumptuous accommodation option.

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Airport Hotels

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 Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Over the past decade there has been a transformation with airport hotels. In contrast to the sterile airport hotels of old, these newer properties blend luxury with convenience, taking weary travellers from the hustle of the airport to a welcoming sanctuary in a matter of steps. Time poor business travellers find they can be both productive and relaxed, and leisure travellers enjoy the convenience of connecting to their flight seamlessly as well as enjoying the many facilities offered by the hotel.

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Overwater Bungalows

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 Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji

The first commercial overwater bungalows were created by an American trio known as the Bali Hai Boys who, in the 1960s, constructed bungalows on stilts over a lagoon off the island of Moorea, French Polynesia, so their guests could enjoy the view of the beautiful water direct from their room. Today, staying in an overwater bungalow is the epitome of luxury; these self-contained apartments offer unparalleled views of the surrounding scenery and many have a glass section in the floor to watch the passing parade of marine life.

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Adults Only Resorts

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 qualia, Australia

Celebrate romance by checking into a luxury beach front resort that's reserved only for adults. These child-free zones will allow you to relax within the mesmerising surrounds.

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Eco Lodges

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 Tiger Mountain Temple, Nepal. Image courtesy of Tiger Mountain Nepal

Eco is a term that has been popping up everywhere over the past few years. When it comes to accommodation, 'eco' is applied when hotels structure their business to minimise impact on natural environment, aiming to integrate seamlessly into their surrounds, often endeavouring to cultivate it further. Eco lodges are usually found nestled in rainforests, jungles, on pristine beaches or rugged hinterlands, presenting guests with more than just a room to spend the night.

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Spa Hotels

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 The Sarojin, Thailand

Every now and then everyone deserves a little pampering – some me time dedicated to absolute rest and relaxation. For unsurpassed luxury combined with rejuvenation, a dedicated Spa Hotel could provide the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life.

Lyndon Barnett

Guided by curiosity and a sense of adventure, Lyndon travelled independently to 69 countries on six continents. As such, travel is Lyndon's only addiction. He enjoys with equal measure - scaling the peaks of a South American mountain at altitude, attending opera in a European Opera House or hunting for a bargain in an Asian market.