24/10/2013 06:28 BST | Updated 23/12/2013 05:12 GMT

Trend: Ten Cube Hotels

The concept of the cube hotel first emerged in Spain, and has grown in popularity in recent years to spread to many diverse corners of the world, from the Swedish Lapland to the Australian Outback and the coast of Thailand. Each hotel room occupies a cubic block and is typically situated in a picturesque location, boasting panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk showcases some of the pioneers of this cutting-edge design and architecture, including a mirrored cube in the trees and a London hotel with the external appearance of a Rubik's cube. For more innovative and quirky hotels and hotel rooms, check out trivago's top ten unusual hotels.

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