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World’s most extraordinary hotels

(CNN) — They’re not always the most popular or conventional hotels. And that’s exactly what Lonely Planet is going for with its inaugural picks for the world’s best accommodations. The travel publisher’s panel of experts chose their top 10 in each of three categories: “most extraordinary places to stay,” “best-value accommodations” and “top eco retreats” for its list of top hotels. Some are unique, out-of-the-way spots while others are more well-known. Picks run the gamut from trendy hostels to luxury eco-lodges. Check out Lonely Planet’s recommendations in the “extraordinary” category above and see whether you agree. (click here)