La Balade Des Gnomes is a hotel designed to captivate your imagination about fairytales with its ten unusual rooms. It is transformed from an ordinary farmhouse to a magical tourist resort by its owner and architect Dominic Noel with the help of local imaginative artisans in Durbuy, Belgium. The architect was inspired by the fairytale world for creating each room in this hotel. The unique feature of the hotel is its unique Trojan horse suite for guests, designed in the shape of a horse but actually looks like a wooden cow.
Every room in this hotel is best described by the names given to these rooms, including the Macquarie Island room with a boat-shaped bed that appears as if you’re onboard a wooden boat sailing in big blue water body. Another suite inspired by spacecraft makes you feel as if you are inside a spaceship with a running stream and goldfish by your bedside. The design of these rooms and décor items placed to decorate the suites have a great influence on Greek history and medieval castles. The suites are filled with starry nights with glowing stars on the ceiling, crooked windows and wooden toadstools, making each room a fantasy world.
If you are an imaginative person, then you’ll surely enjoy your stay in this magical hotel. The owner charges €120-€220 ($164-$301) per night for an unforgettable stay in the Trojan horse suite and €62-€154 ($85-$211) for other rooms offering a unique experience to the guests. The price is no issue if you get to relive your childhood fantasies once again.