Imagine waking up in a room resembling a jail cell or with an incredible underwater view? How about in an igloo, a crane, surrounded by nature, in an airplane or a barrel? All of these are possible thanks to very creative minds that have created the world’s strangest hotels, spread around the world.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
The rooms at this amazing hotel are built underground and made to look like igloos. Made from thermal glass in order to keep guests warm, it also has the world’s largest smoke sauna. The glass skylights are an excellent way to admire the Northern Lights and starry sky.
Quinta Real Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
It used to be the San Pedro bullfighting ring in the 19th century. Now, it’s been restored as a luxurious hotel. The brick-walled bar used to be bullpens and the restaurant now overlooks the old arena.
The Manta Resort, Zanzibar
Remember when we mentioned that you could get an incredible underwater view? This resort is famous for that. The Underwater Room’s master bedroom is attached 13 feet underwater with large windows giving you an amazing panoramic of an area of coral reef off Pemba Island. The rooftop patio is perfect for sunbathing or stargazing.
Das Parkhotel, Germany
How cool does staying in a barrel sound? All the rooms at this unique hotel are round with beds held by an ergonomic slatted frame. The barrel-cabins are spread around a public park in Ottensheim.
Palacio de Sal, Bolivia
Located on the eastern shore of the Great Salar de Uyuni this luxury hotel is built entirely of salt – walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and even some of its decorations. The restaurant’s speciality is salt chicken. Each of the hotel’s bedrooms have private tiled bathrooms. Through the dinning room windows you can see the largest salt flats in the world.
The Crane Hotel, The Netherlands
Ever wanted to sleep in a crane? Now is your chance with this unbelievable hotel. It houses three fully equipped suites with 360° views. On the top floor, you can find the Panorama Lounge and the Spa Pool.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
The only place in the World where you can pet and feed giraffes through the hotel windows. It was built in the 1930s for European visitors enjoying safaris.
Costa Verde, Quepos, Costa Rica
A 1965 vintage Boeing 727 transformed into a luxurious two-bedroom hotel suite makes up the 727 Fuselage Home room at this hotel placed in the jungle, 15 meters above the ground. Each bedroom has it’s own bathroom and air-conditioning. The windows give you views of the jungle and the ocean and the wings have covered patios.
The Liberty Hotel, Boston, USA
Formerly the Charles Street Jail, the hotel has changed its appearance in a way. For example vestiges of jai cells, three-story arched windows and catwalks remain. Though other modern touches have been added like the upscale CLINK restaurant and the Alibi bar.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, China
Also known as the donut hotel due to its LED-lit arch shape that rises from the Lake of Taihu. The hotel has 27 floors above water and two below in order to create a full oval. It has luxury trimmings like a lobby paved with White Jade from Afghanistan and Tiger’s Eye Stone from Brazil.
Adventure on and discover these incredible places. They are totally worth your while!