20+ Of The World’s Strangest & Most Unique Hotels
Regular travelers may be looking for a cheap, nice and clean hotel to stay in during their travels but who can pass off the chance to stay in a truly unique hotel? Fancy staying in a hotel room underwater or at the bottom of the sea? Or sleep in a bed that looks like it is suspended in mid-air? Ever lived in a hotel room made of ice, or of salt?
We have in this post more than 20 hotels with concepts that will make you raise an eyebrow or two. If you stay in any of these hotels, even if the trip wasn’t that fun, you’d still have stories and pictures about your hotel room to take home with you. Know of anymore one-of-a-kind hotels? Comments section is yours.
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Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo Brazil. In the heart of the upscale district of Jardins in São Paulo, Hotel Unique stands out amidst the sky with its sculptural architecture.
Attrap’ Reves Hotel, France . Atrrap’ Reves Hotels in France are actually habitable and eco-friendly plastic bubble domes built using recyclable materials to create interactivity with nature.
Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji. If you ever fantasize about what’s it like to live underwater, well at this resort in Fiji, you can do all that and more! The rooms are designed in a way to provide deep sea lovers with an endless view of the sea.
One by the Five, France. The clever design of this one guestroom at One by the Five, creates the illusion that the bed is levitating. The bed is attached to the wall but not to the floor. Don’t fall off.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland. The little domes are guestrooms that create the living situation inside a glass igloo. The igloos are made of thermal glass to keep guests warm. It also has the world’s largest smoke sauna.
IceHotel, Sweden. A hotel made of ice that is reconstructed ever winter. Using frozen water from the Torne River, this is a real refreshing treat!
The Manta Resort, Zanzibar. The tooms here float and are suspended in the water. The lower bedroom is attached 13 feet underwater with windows that show a view of the sea in all directions.
Seven Hotel Paris, France. The coolest things here are the levitating bed, transparent shower (ooh-la-la) and fiber optics. Let your worries slip away.
Sun Cruise Hotel, South Korea. It is a luxury cruise ship on land! Experience a romantic getaway at its rotating sky lounge as well at its renowned Yacht Club House.
Das Parkhotel, Germany. Want to stay in a barrel? The rooms at Das Parkhotel will be perfect for that. Because the rooms are round, the beds are held by an ergonomic slatted frame.
Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho USA. This bed & breakfast guesthouse is inside the World’s Biggest Beagle. Guests can enter the body of the dog from a private second storey deck.
The Balancing Barn, England. Located a few miles of the coast of Suffolk, half of the Balancing Barn’s structure is firmly on land and the other half is looming over the edge!
Palacio de Sal, Bolivia. This unique hotel located on the eastern shore of the Great Salar de Uyuni is built entirely of salt – the walls, floors, ceilings and most of its decorations!
The Crane Hotel, The Netherlands. It’s a one-room hotel, and you get to sleep inside a crane. Guests can operate the giant crane to get a 360-degrees view of the surroundings.
The Grand Canyon Caverns, USA. Get away from it all in this single room 22 stories underground. There are plenty others above ground but none as quiet or as secluded as this one.
The Sala Silvermine Hotel, Sweden. The world’s deepest hotel room. Another place to get away from work and technology, this suite is also deep underground and keep at a constant 18 degrees Celcius.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, China. It cost approximately $1.5 billion to give curves to this hotel. This LED-lit arch rises from the Lake of Taihu.
V8 Hotel, Germany. Automotive lovers can take their hobby to the next level at the V8 Hotel in Germany. The hotel has 10 theme-based rooms.
Hotel Parchi Del Garda, Italy. Located at the heart of Lake Garda’s main theme parks, get the 4D hotel room experience here. The rooms come to life with special effects all in 4D!
Giraffe Manor, Kenya. "Mind if I drop in?" Eat breakfast with the giraffes. The hotel has high spacious windows for giraffes to pop their heads in to look for snacks to eat.
Propeller Island City Lodge, Germany. This one is for the morbid. If you ever want to know what sleeping in a coffin feels like, this is the place for you. Also comes with a labyrinth.
Author: Nadia Anuar
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