Renowned for its high-altitude ski chalets, Switzerland's newest hotel offers a distinctly subterranean experience - inside a Cold War-era bunker.
The Null Stern Hotel ("Zero Star Hotel") was developed by artists and brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin, who originally conceived of it as an art project but have been inspired by the interest taken in the project to make it a full-time hotel.
In these cash-strapped times, it comes at a price that will suit – seven euros (about £5.90) will buy you a night in a dormitory-style bed.
Bathrooms are shared...
...and the walls consist of unpainted concrete.
It would be prohibitively expensive to heat the underground bunker so guests are provided with hot water bottles to keep them cosy.
“We want to be the opposite of seven-star palaces in Dubai,” said Patrik Riklin.
Guests are also offered complimentary slippers to venture across the cold concrete floors...
...and admire the bizarre artwork.
The bunker’s ventilation system is noisy - so on every pillow will be a set of earplugs.
Null Stern Hotel, Sevelen, Switzerland (www.null-stern-hotel.ch)
Inside the 'zero star hotel' - Telegraph