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Gallery: Bubble hotels – an extraordinary way to see extraordinary places

Gallery: Bubble hotels – an ex...
Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
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These amazing desert bubbles can be found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. The Full of Stars Hotel is situated among sandstone mountains and feature all the bubble luxuries you would expect including a king sized bed and an adjoining bathroom bubble
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These amazing desert bubbles can be found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. The Full of Stars Hotel is situated among sandstone mountains and feature all the bubble luxuries you would expect including a king sized bed and an adjoining bathroom bubble
These amazing desert bubbles can be found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. The Full of Stars Hotel is situated among sandstone mountains and feature all the bubble luxuries you would expect including a king sized bed and an adjoining bathroom bubble
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These amazing desert bubbles can be found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. The Full of Stars Hotel is situated among sandstone mountains and feature all the bubble luxuries you would expect including a king sized bed and an adjoining bathroom bubble
These amazing desert bubbles can be found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. The Full of Stars Hotel is situated among sandstone mountains and feature all the bubble luxuries you would expect including a king sized bed and an adjoining bathroom bubble
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These amazing desert bubbles can be found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan. The Full of Stars Hotel is situated among sandstone mountains and feature all the bubble luxuries you would expect including a king sized bed and an adjoining bathroom bubble
This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
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This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
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This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
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This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
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This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
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This French bubble hotel offers a stunning view of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. In winter you’ll be covered by snow and in summer it seems like you have some friendly donkeys protecting your bubble
Nestled off the beach in Bali, Indonesia is this simple bubble hotel offering true isolation just footsteps away from the Indian ocean
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Nestled off the beach in Bali, Indonesia is this simple bubble hotel offering true isolation just footsteps away from the Indian ocean
Nestled off the beach in Bali, Indonesia is this simple bubble hotel offering true isolation just footsteps away from the Indian ocean
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Nestled off the beach in Bali, Indonesia is this simple bubble hotel offering true isolation just footsteps away from the Indian ocean
Nestled off the beach in Bali, Indonesia is this simple bubble hotel offering true isolation just footsteps away from the Indian ocean
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Nestled off the beach in Bali, Indonesia is this simple bubble hotel offering true isolation just footsteps away from the Indian ocean
The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
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The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
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The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
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The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
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The Bubble Lodge, in Mauritius off the southern coast of Africa, has some spectacular multi-room bubble suites situated in lush jungle environments
Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
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Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
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Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
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Bubbletent Australia is the country’s first bubble hotel, about two hours north-west of Sydney. Three isolated bubbles are available - including one with a private wood-fired hot tub
In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
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In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
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In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
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In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
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In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
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In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
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The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
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The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
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The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
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The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
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The Campera hotel in Mexico features ten bubbles set among the region’s gorgeous wineries. The larger suite bubble includes a connected bathroom bubble
Camp Katur, in the woodlands of Yorkshire, features a variety of untraditional abodes for hire, but here is the Woodland Hide Unidome, a clear dome covered in sheepskin rugs and connected to a BBQ and fire pit on the deck
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Camp Katur, in the woodlands of Yorkshire, features a variety of untraditional abodes for hire, but here is the Woodland Hide Unidome, a clear dome covered in sheepskin rugs and connected to a BBQ and fire pit on the deck
Camp Katur, in the woodlands of Yorkshire, features a variety of untraditional abodes for hire, but here is the Woodland Hide Unidome, a clear dome covered in sheepskin rugs and connected to a BBQ and fire pit on the deck
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Camp Katur, in the woodlands of Yorkshire, features a variety of untraditional abodes for hire, but here is the Woodland Hide Unidome, a clear dome covered in sheepskin rugs and connected to a BBQ and fire pit on the deck
Camp Katur, in the woodlands of Yorkshire, features a variety of untraditional abodes for hire, but here is the Woodland Hide Unidome, a clear dome covered in sheepskin rugs and connected to a BBQ and fire pit on the deck
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Camp Katur, in the woodlands of Yorkshire, features a variety of untraditional abodes for hire, but here is the Woodland Hide Unidome, a clear dome covered in sheepskin rugs and connected to a BBQ and fire pit on the deck
In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
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In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
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In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
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In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
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In Spain, at the edge of the Bardenas Reales Natural Park these fully equipped bubbles in the Aire de Bardenas come with minibar and connected bathroom
Surrounded by pine trees Attrap'Reves is a French bubble hotel. There are several bubbles for hire with different levels of transparency for those not too keen on a fully exposed bubble
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Surrounded by pine trees Attrap'Reves is a French bubble hotel. There are several bubbles for hire with different levels of transparency for those not too keen on a fully exposed bubble
Surrounded by pine trees Attrap'Reves is a French bubble hotel. There are several bubbles for hire with different levels of transparency for those not too keen on a fully exposed bubble
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Surrounded by pine trees Attrap'Reves is a French bubble hotel. There are several bubbles for hire with different levels of transparency for those not too keen on a fully exposed bubble
Surrounded by pine trees Attrap'Reves is a French bubble hotel. There are several bubbles for hire with different levels of transparency for those not too keen on a fully exposed bubble
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Surrounded by pine trees Attrap'Reves is a French bubble hotel. There are several bubbles for hire with different levels of transparency for those not too keen on a fully exposed bubble
In Martinique you’ll find a luxury resort called Le Domaine Des Bulles, where you can choose from three different bubble rooms
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In Martinique you’ll find a luxury resort called Le Domaine Des Bulles, where you can choose from three different bubble rooms
In Martinique you’ll find a luxury resort called Le Domaine Des Bulles, where you can choose from three different bubble rooms
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In Martinique you’ll find a luxury resort called Le Domaine Des Bulles, where you can choose from three different bubble rooms
In a bubble in Northern Ireland you’ll find a luxury four-poster bed, vintage comfy armchairs and a coffee machine. The Finn Lough resort also amps up comfort by adding underfloor heating to the bubble
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In a bubble in Northern Ireland you’ll find a luxury four-poster bed, vintage comfy armchairs and a coffee machine. The Finn Lough resort also amps up comfort by adding underfloor heating to the bubble
In a bubble in Northern Ireland you’ll find a luxury four-poster bed, vintage comfy armchairs and a coffee machine. The Finn Lough resort also amps up comfort by adding underfloor heating to the bubble
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In a bubble in Northern Ireland you’ll find a luxury four-poster bed, vintage comfy armchairs and a coffee machine. The Finn Lough resort also amps up comfort by adding underfloor heating to the bubble

Camping out in the wilderness certainly isn't for everyone. Sure, there are some beautiful sights, but it can also mean battling extreme temperatures, bugs and uncomfortable sleeping conditions. The recent trend of glamping has certainly made the outdoors more appealing to some, but these luxury abodes can often entirely disassociate you from your surroundings. The solution? Bubbles. These transparent inflatable domes have been popping up all over the world and we're here to show you the most spectacular bubble hotels on the planet.

A bubble room is essentially an inflatable dome, kept erect by a silent ventilation system that can also continually refresh the air keeping the temperature perfect for its inhabitants regardless of the conditions outside. The benefit of staying in a bubble becomes pretty apparent when you consider some of the gorgeous locations around the world these things are appearing.

In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky
In Iceland, just under two hours from Reykjavik, you’ll find the 5 Million Star Hotel. Complete see-through bubbles surrounded by icy remote landscapes, and if you are lucky in winter you can lay in bed and watch the Northern Lights in the sky

From the desert in Jordan to a snowy forest in Iceland, a bubble-stay allows you to come pretty darn close to nature while still enjoying your creature comforts. With every passing year we are seeing these bubble hotels get more and more luxurious. You'll now find bubble "suites" with multiple adjoining rooms, king-size beds, elaborate bathrooms, and even underfloor heating.

Check out our bubble hotel gallery for a trip around the world visiting some of these extraordinary getaway destinations.

3 comments
michael_dowling
What's to prevent a predator from ripping open one of those bubbles? Say a grizzly bear looking for something to eat.
ErikvL
Not too worried about grizzlies (standard tent is no safer), but I do have a few other considerations when they get grouped into 'hotels', such as acoustic and visual separation. If I booked a bubble, I'd be very annoyed to find myself with neighbors. Seems a built in conflict of experiences. Also wondering about materials, both in terms of durability and strength (flying branches during a windstorm could make short work of the skin), and in terms of ecological footprint. Again, getting up close with Nature wold be ironic if the means to do so increases pollution and further heats up the atmosphere. But still....they look way cool.
guzmanchinky
How do they deal with heating or cooling?