Home Away From Home: The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel

Headed to Spain this Summer? If I were, I'd stay a few nights at The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel in Cortes de la Frontera in Andalucia, Spain. Yurts — circular, portable domed dwellings — were originally used by nomadic people, especially in central Asia, but are now found throughout the world.
The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel features five different styles of yurts, starting at $183 per double yurt including breakfast for two. Styles include the Mongolian yurt, the Afghani yurt, the Jaipur yurt, the Safari yurt, and the Maimani yurt, which features a large Afghan kilim from the village of Maimani.

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Each yurt is arranged as a double room, featuring comfortable beds, traditional Mongolian furniture, and generous, lovely textiles. Each yurt also has a bathroom with shower facilities, toilet, and olive oil soaps. Electricity comes courtesy of solar power, allowing you to power your laptop from the comfort of your yurt.

Since each yurt is situated on its own private acre, the Hoopoe would be an ideal honeymooning spot. Relax with your sweetheart in your plush bedroom, or take a nap outside in the hammock. After a dip in the pool, you can head to the pergola, lit by Chinese lanterns, for a three-course dinner prepared with local ingredients.