When it comes to planning a vacation, most people try to consider every small detail to make their trip perfect, unique and unforgettable. And if you’re tired of ordinary hotel rooms, we have a surprise for you! Check out the gallery of the most unusual hotels around the world. It’s unbelievable, how creative hotel designers can be! Weird, cosy, underwater or futuristic-looking and more… These hotels will surely turn you into an exotic traveller.
1) Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland.
Have you ever thought of spending extremely romantic night under the Northern Lights? Hotel Kakslauttanen offers you a crystal clear view of one of the seven natural wonders – Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your own private thermal glass igloo. The hotel is situated in The Igloo Village and has 20 thermal glass igloos. Each room represents a dome with crystal clear walls and ceiling. The temperature outside can drop to -22 degrees Fahrenheit, but the glass contains a frost preventative that provides crystal clear view, preventing the glass from frosting and thermal glass itself maintains warmth inside the room no matter, how cold it is outside. The igloos are for up to 2 persons and come with cosy beds and bathrooms.
Also, the hotel offers you snow igloos. Yes, these rooms are made entirely of snow. If you choose to spend a few nights in one, you will be provided with warm sleeping bag, hoods and woolen socks. The temperature inside of snow igloos vary from -26.6 to -21.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Such rooms are for 1-5 persons.
2) Giraffe Manor, Kenya
This hotel is the best for people who enjoy safari. Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in the Karen suburb of Nairobi (Kenya’s capital city) that was built in 1932. The hotel is not really big, but it is surrounded by about 57 hectares of secured park where giraffes live. Also, here you can meet the most endangered subspecies of giraffe – Rothschild’s giraffes. Staying in the hotel is a real excitement. It is actually the only place where you can feed giraffes and take pictures of them. Giraffe Manor has 10 rooms and can accommodate up to 25 guests. The atmosphere here is really cosy and friendly. Enjoy eating your breakfast with a cute giraffe!
3) Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Treehotel is a unique place that is situated in Harads, magnificent village with a population of about 600 people. The hotel consists of different tree-rooms with contemporary designs, including comfy Bird’s Nest, weird UFO-looking room, capsule-like Cabin, incredible reflective Mirror-cube. The rooms are situated in the middle of the untouched nature, so staying there is really good for your mental and physical health.
This hotel was inspired by the Swedish philosophical film ”The Tree Lover” by Jonas Selberg Augustsen. The film is about three urbanized northerners who are returning to the area, where they grew up, in order to build a treehouse and restore the connection between people and the natural world.
The rooms are very comfy, made of eco materials and don’t contain chemical substances. The rooms are warmed up by underfloor heating and provided with electricity that is supplied from green hydroelectric power. Each room includes water-efficient bathroom.
4) No Man’s Fort, Solent, Portsmouth
This is one of the most unusual hotels in the UK. A Victorian-era fort that was built between 1867 and 1880 in order to protect Portsmouth from an attack by Napoleon III but it was never used in active defense. And now it’s a beautiful luxury place to stay. If you want to spend some time in total isolation – No Man’s Fort is what you need, because the nearest neighbor is about a mile away.
You can arrive here by a speedboat or helicopter only. No Man’s Fort includes 22 luxury bedrooms, a helipad and spa facilities, restaurants, wine tasting, hot tubs etc. and can hold up to 200 people at parties.
5) Das Park Hotel, Linz, Austria
It’s a very interesting hotel with rooms built from giant concrete sewage pipe segments. This hotel fits those, who can’t afford luxury rooms or would like to experience new feelings and are in search for adventure. The rooms are accessed by using a digital keypad. Every visitor gets his own unique access code when booking the room online. Each hotel room is just a room with a bed with blankets and sheets, a lamp and a few power outlets. There are actually no toilets, bathtubs and lunchrooms inside. Despite this, more and more people wait for their turn to spend a few nights in this amazing hotel.
You can also become one of the “tribe members” and enjoy cool urbanistic stay!
6) Heceta Head Lighthouse, Yachats, Oregon
There’s something magical in these lighthouses, don’t you think so? Heceta Head Lighthouse was built in ~1894 and now it is one the most beautiful lighthouses in the whole world. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And there is an awesome chance for you to become a lighthouse keeper for a few days! The hotel welcomes guests all the year round, so you can enjoy the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean any time you want. It offers authentic accommodation and extremely delicious breakfast.
Enjoy the breathtaking ocean and wildlife views. Be sure, you will never forget this mind-blowing experience.
7) The Balancing Barn (England)
This hotel looks really disturbing! Built by Living Architecture, The Balancing Barn stands on the edge of a tranquil nature reserve not far from the historic towns of Walberswick and Aldeburgh. The hotel can fit up to 8 people. The rooms and furniture was designed by Dutch designers. There are also a few artworks of local designers you can enjoy. It has nearly everything for a great stay, including kitchen with all the necessary equipment, washing machine, condenser dryer, Luxury hypo-allergenic sheets, towels, basic household items, internet connection and even a library of books.
Relax and enjoy a super comfy stay with your family or friends.