81 Most Unusual Hotels In The World81 Most Unusual Hotels
In The World

Why stay at boring, run-of-the-mill hotels when there is a world of creative, quirky accommodations out there?

That’s right, no reason to! So instead, if you want your next hotel destination to be a lot more memorable, you should check out this list of the 81 most unusual hotels in the world.

81. Hobbit House – Hobbit Village Inspired By Lord Of The Rings

Carved out on the hillside in Trout Creek, Montana, the Hobbit House is a charming and faithful recreation of Shire.

If you’re a Tolkien fan, the level of detail in this place will blow you away, with references to the books on every corner.

The adult-only fairy-tale resort is designed to awaken your inner child. Upon arrival, you will be treated with an oversized Trollhouse cookie made with fairy dust.

The 1,800-square-foot main house stands on a 15-acre property with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Below it, there is a smaller hobbit house built into the hill.

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Hobbit House – Hobbit Village Inspired By Lord Of The Rings

80. Bivacco Gervasutti – Capsule Hotel Hanging Off A Cliff In Italy

Hanging over the edge of a cliff at 9,301 feet (2,835 meters), Bivacco Gervasutti is not a place for the faint-hearted.

Bivouacs (Bivacco in Italian) are small shelters in usually hard-to-reach places that allow climbers to climb peaks that are out of reach of normal mountain huts, or to take shelter in bad weather conditions.

Where a bivouac used to be no more than a container without comfort, that has now changed.

You need to climb a challenging ascent to get there, but the views certainly are unforgettable. It's located on the Frebouze Glacier in the Mont Blanc massif.

The capsule is named after Bivacco Gervasutti, the Turin-born Alpine climber Giusto Gervasutti, also known as "Il Fortissimo" ("the toughest").

The wooden shelter built in his memory in 1948 was replaced by this futuristic mountain capsule. The pieces of the state-of-the-art structure were brought up by a helicopter.

Thanks to solar panels and modern tech, you'll be able to browse the Internet in a cozy and warm cabin after a tough ascent from Val Ferret.

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Bivacco Gervasutti – Capsule Hotel Hanging Off A Cliff In Italy

79. Bambu Indah – Authentic Javanese Homes Turned Into Eco Retreat

Bambu Indah consists of eleven wooden Javanese homes brought to Bali to create a sustainable retreat among the rice paddies and lush gardens.

Bambu Indah is a forerunner in sustainable travel, using only natural materials for construction (mainly bamboo), and serving vegetarian food.

Each house has its unique character and is furnished with antique furniture and locally made art.

The eco-lifestyle hotel has plenty of unique activities to offer. From daily yoga classes in their majestic Minang house made of black bamboo to candlelit dinners overlooking the river valley.

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Bambu Indah – Authentic Javanese Homes Turned Into Eco Retreat

78. Baumhaus Hotel – A Fantasy Themed Treehouse Retreat In Germany

The fairy-tale vibe is strong with Baumhaushotel, offering eight whimsical treehouses in a German national park.

Expect wonky walls, dizzying colors, and a lot of fun!

The adventure leisure park in the district of Görlitz in Saxony entertains the whole family; a petting zoo, water games, labyrinths, bowling, and billiard games.

The wooden castles in the air can accommodate up to ten people. You can sleep in the middle of a ten-hectare enchanted forest on the banks of the Neisse river.

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Baumhaus Hotel – A Fantasy Themed Treehouse Retreat In Germany

77. Inntel Zaandam – The Most Eye-Catching Hotel In Amsterdam

Inntel Zaandam looks like a patchwork of traditional wooden cottages typical for the Zaandam district of Amsterdam.

The city center of Zaandam has a typical Zaan appearance, with Inntel Hotels Amsterdam-Zaandam as the main eye-catcher. The facade consists of a 3D puzzle of 70 Zaanse houses in four shades of green.

The top-corner house is blue, referring to the 'La Maison Bleue' artwork by painter Claude Monet, who often used the Zaan region as a backdrop.

Since its opening in 2010, it has become the city's new major tourist attraction.

The entire building is internationally renowned, and in 2016 news channel CNN labeled the hotel as 'the most unusual hotel in the world' - so no wonder it has a place on our list.

Inside, it's every bit as creative as it is outside, so you're in for many surprises.

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Inntel Zaandam – The Most Eye-Catching Hotel In Amsterdam

76. La Balade Des Gnomes – Tales And Legends Hotel With A Giant Trojan Horse

Ever wondered what it would be like to hide in the Trojan horse? At La Balade Des Gnomes, you can stay in one!

The lair of the best is a two-story accommodation designed in medieval style.

The other crazy rooms include a pirate boat, Moroccan desert night, and the Moon.

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La Balade Des Gnomes – Tales And Legends Hotel With A Giant Trojan Horse

75. Nimb Hotel – All Play No Work Hotel In Tivoli Gardens In Copenhagen

Nimb Hotel looks like a fairy-tale palace straight out of the Arabian Nights that someone dropped right in the middle of Copenhagen!

It's also the only hotel in Denmark to have a rooftop pool.

So if you like luxury with an oriental twist (and free entry to Tivoli probably won’t hurt either), this one is for you.

In 2015 Nimb was not unexpectedly named "Hotel of the Year" among 520 hotels in 82 countries in the network Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

It has since flooded in with awards for this unique, five-star hotel with 38 rooms, including 21 suites and seven gourmet restaurants.

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Nimb Hotel – All Play No Work Hotel In Tivoli Gardens In Copenhagen

74. STF Kolarbyn – Back-To-Basics Eco Lodge Deep In The Swedish Forest

You can get your lumberjack mode on at STF Kolarbyn because there will be a lot of wood chopping involved.

You’ll be staying in a wooden hut in the depths of the Swedish forest with no electricity or shower, but with beautiful unspoiled nature around you.

The cabin is located in the scenic Bergslagen forest and offers cozy cabins, open cooking fires, and many outdoor activities.

Walk the nature trails to see wildlife and pick berries or swim and fish in the bucolic lake. Go on a Swedish-style safari, which tracks moose and beavers instead of lions and tigers.

Take a steam in the floating sauna and enjoy the fresh air.

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STF Kolarbyn – Back-To-Basics Eco Lodge Deep In The Swedish Forest

73. The Beaumont Hotel – Stay Inside Gormley’s Abstract Sculpture

Not many people can say that they've slept in a sculpture, but some guests of the Beaumont Hotel are among the lucky ones.

The dark, mysterious ROOM by an artist, Antony Gormley, is an art concept and a 5-star hotel suite in one. It's a silent retreat located on a quiet Mayfair square in London.

One of the most elegant hotels in London offers a time travel ticket to the old-world luxury.

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The Beaumont Hotel – Stay Inside Gormley’s Abstract Sculpture

72. Rotel – Hotel On Wheels That Will Take You Anywhere In The World

If you’re bored of waking up to the same view for your entire holiday, the Rotel tour might be the answer.

By day you’ll be touring the place of your choice in the coach, and by night you’ll sleep in a comfortable room in the rear. Win-win!

The travel pioneer company offers once-in-a-lifetime trips to Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and Asia.

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Rotel – Hotel On Wheels That Will Take You Anywhere In The World

71. 727 Fuselage Home – 1960s Boeing Converted Into a Jungle Getaway

This hotel is a real treat for aviation lovers. The owners of 727 Fuselage Home rescued an original 1965 Boeing from an airport graveyard and gave it a new life as an elegant suite on Costa Rican coast.

It might not be flying high anymore, but the views are still breathtaking!

The interior of the Boeing airplane was stripped of the original parts and fitted with wooden panels all around.

It hangs in a tree bordering the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Breakfast is served on a wooden platform overlooking the rainforest and the sea.

If you are lucky, you may spot howler monkeys, toucans, coatis, and even sloths.

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727 Fuselage Home – 1960s Boeing Converted Into a Jungle Getaway

70. Hotel Not Hotel – A Good Night's Sleep In A Retro Tram

Hotel Not Hotel is a playful homage to art and interior design in Amsterdam. As the name suggests, Hotel Not Hotel is more than just an overnight stay. Rooms are hidden or disguised as artistic objects.

The hotel consists of a large open space with all rooms opening onto a common lobby, which means no wandering around in empty corridors. The rooms have no numbers, so you'll have to identify yours based on their looks!

Each room is different, and when I say different, I mean it. For example, you can stay in an authentic retro tram cart, a secret room behind the bookcases, or a miniature wooden house.

And your breakfast is served next to an antique tram cart.

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Hotel Not Hotel – A Good Night's Sleep In A Retro Tram

69. Queen Mary Hotel – 1930s Luxury Ocean Liner Turned Into Hotel

If the splendor of Titanic captivated your imagination, then the Queen Mary Hotel is probably right up your alley.

Once a luxury liner for the rich and famous, Queen Mary now serves as an indulgent hotel with art deco suites. So you can live as a first-class traveler in the 1930s.

An overnight stay at Queen Mary is time travel back to an era when a trip to the USA was reserved for the wealthy. The royals and superstars preferred to travel on this ship between Europe and the United States.

Several cabins, living rooms, and restaurant environments on the boat have been recreated to their original state. So you really get a sense of what it must have been like to travel on the ship when it had its heyday.

But watch out for ghosts. According to some rumors, there can be as many as 150 of them on the ship. If you want to know more about them, you can book ghost walks, the 'Haunted Encounters Tour' and the 'Paranormal Shipwalk'.

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Queen Mary Hotel – 1930s Luxury Ocean Liner Turned Into Hotel

68. Karosta Prison – A Prison Cell Stay In A Haunted Military Prison

Karosta Prison in Latvia is undoubtedly an extreme lodging choice.

Karosta Prison is a prison in Liepaja that was in use until 1997. Today the former jail is open to visitors. Every hour you can join a guided tour that tells about the history of the prison used to punish disobedient soldiers.

Do you want to experience what it is like to be an inmate of Karosta Prison? Then volunteer as a prisoner and spend the night in prison.

During your stay, you will be subjected to checks, and you will have to deal with real correctional officers who will treat you like a disobedient prisoner.

Your room is a cell with a simple bed, desk, and toilet. If you think a whole night is a bit too long, you can also participate in the shows that last 1.5 to 2 hours.

During this experience, you experience the horrors of what it is like to be a prisoner.

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Karosta Prison – A Prison Cell Stay In A Haunted Military Prison

67. Barin Ski Resort – Iranian Ski Resort That Mimics The Winter Landscape

Forget your typical ski chalet! Barin Ski Resort in Iran looks like a snow-capped mountain.

Getting around this hotel feels like walking through an ice maze, and the rooms resemble ice-carved igloos.

RYRA Studio designed the building, and its exterior and interior reflect the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The Barin is located in the Shemshak ski resort north of Tehran. Yes, that's correct; Iran has some seriously great skiing terrain.

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Barin Ski Resort – Iranian Ski Resort That Mimics The Winter Landscape

66. The New Monte Rosa Hut – Ultra-Sustainable Alpine Hut In Switzerland

The crystal-shaped construction of The New Monte Rosa Hut is undoubtedly stunning, but you know what’s even more impressive? Its sustainable design!

If you want to see eco-design in action, this is the place. The project demonstrates that sustainable building is possible even in harsh environments like rocks and glacial in the Swiss Alps.

The minimalistic wooden interior is heated by the sun and the warmth of the human body.

Due to the construction complexity in the high Alps, the projects required a close partnership between ETH Zürich, the Swiss Alpine Club, and various outside experts and specialists.

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The New Monte Rosa Hut – Ultra-Sustainable Alpine Hut In Switzerland

65. Lifeboat Hotel – A Nautical Hotel And A Fully Functioning Lifeboat In One

Located in Harlingen, Lifeboat Hotel is a beautifully restored original lifeboat that can accommodate two people.

The Lilla Marras served as a lifeboat in various places along the English coast from 1955 to 1979. During that time, it saved 45 lives. The boat was brought to the Netherlands by an enthusiast, and now it serves as a unique accommodation.

Unlike most other boat hotels, this one is fully functioning, so you can hire a private captain to take you out in the sea!

The former royal coastguard boat has a sitting room and a bedroom with a water lily leaf bed.

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Lifeboat Hotel – A Nautical Hotel And A Fully Functioning Lifeboat In One

64. Levin Iglut – Glass Igloos Perfect For Viewing The Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights from your bed has to be one of the best hotel views on Earth. Levin Iglut igloos are (nearly) entirely made of glass, so you can watch the spectacular Aurora dance without freezing your toes off.

Levin Iglut offers fully insulated and heated glass igloos in an oasis of tranquility atop Utsuvaara Fell in Finnish Lapland.

In winter, you are surrounded by snow-covered trees and starry skies, and if you arrive at the right time, you can also see the northern lights while lying in your bed.

If you are ready for this adventure, all you need to do is get on a flight to Kittilä, 20 minutes by car, and you are completely free from everyday life's hassles.

During winter, you can also go snowshoeing, visit a reindeer farm or go on a husky safari.

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Levin Iglut – Glass Igloos Perfect For Viewing The Northern Lights

63. Capsule Hotel – Oil Rig Survival Pods Turned Into Hotel Suites

Yes, you heard that right! Capsule Hotel repurposed old survival pods into lodgings ranging from basic pods to luxurious James Bond-themed suites.

The designers behind this unique concept are the guys from Free Architecture Surf Terrain. They were located at the boulevard of Scheveningen near The Hague before closing down.

So, unfortunately, it's not possible to book these funky orange survival pods that once served on an oil rig platform anymore.

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Capsule Hotel – Oil Rig Survival Pods Turned Into Hotel Suites

62. Nakagin Capsule Tower – The Original Capsule Building In Tokyo

Nakagin Capsule Tower was originally designed in the 1960s to provide self-contained living spaces for bachelors.

Until recently, the micro-apartments in this iconic building were for rent. Unfortunately, the building was commissioned to be demolished, and Nakagin Capsule Tower is now a pile of dust and rubble.

Luckily, fans of architecture managed to save a couple of the capsules, and they will be exhibited for curious visitors in the near future.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower – The Original Capsule Building In Tokyo

61. The Shell House – Giant Shell-Shaped Vacation Home In Mexico

The Shell House would be your typical vacation home with a pool if it weren’t for the (very) unusual shape.

Not only does it look like a shell, but it’s also decorated with countless seashells found along the nearby beach.

Fortunately, the interior follows the quirky style inside, and the walls are curvy like the inner side of a seashell. Can you hear the sound of the ocean?

If you are ready to explore the unique architecture of the Shell House, head down to Isla Mujeres, a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, 8 miles (13 kilometers) off the coast of Cancún.

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The Shell House – Giant Shell-Shaped Vacation Home In Mexico

60. The Manta Resort – Underwater Sea Room In Zanzibar

You might not be a mermaid, but you certainly can enjoy life under the sea. The Manta Resort has a unique floating suite with an underwater bedroom where fish glide past your windows.

It's a private "cottage" on three floors located in the middle of the crystal clear water, with the bedroom four meters below sea level.

From the upper deck, you just have to sit back and enjoy the sunrise and the beautiful starry sky, while from the bed, you can look out at the ocean's marine life.

The luxurious and laidback Manta Resort is located on the island's northwest coast and north of Zanzibar. It lies on a fantastic beach surrounded by colorful coral reefs.

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The Manta Resort – Underwater Sea Room In Zanzibar

59. Sun Cruise Resort – World's First On-Land Cruise Ship

If you're going on a trip to South Korea, why not stay on a cruise ship that hangs over the mountainside? Sun Cruise Resort offers all the luxury and convenience of a cruise holiday without, well, the actual cruise. No seasickness then!

Perched on a cliff in Korea, this ship won't take you very far, but maybe it can still float your boat.

It opened in 2002, and it's idyllically located on a beach with mountains in the background. The hotel offers a variety of water activities and has a pool, tennis courts, a private beach, and a harbor.

So you can watch the beautiful sunset from your cabin on the land without worrying about getting seasick.

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Sun Cruise Resort – World’s First On-Land Cruise Ship

58. Rogner Bad Blumau – Austrian Wellness Hotel Designed By Friedensreich Hundertwasser

If you're an art lover, Rogner Bad Blumau deserves your attention.

A famous Austrian architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, designed the spa hotel to unleash the guests' imagination and harness the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

There are dancing windows, colorful columns, golden domes, and a vast thermal Spa. Welcome to the magical world of Rogner Bad Blumau!

An hour and a half drive from Vienna is a spa complex a little out of the ordinary. The hotel's entire 33,207 sqft (3,085 sqm) is covered by health-promoting thermally heated water, outdoors and indoors.

There are 14 swimming pools where you can plunge in and relax, surrounded by a beautiful meadow landscape.

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Rogner Bad Blumau – Austrian Wellness Hotel Designed By Friedensreich Hundertwasser

57. Juvet Landscape Hotel – Europe’s First Landscape Hotel In Norwegian Wilderness

Located in a pristine Norwegian forest, Juvet Hotel offers undisturbed peace and quiet.

It’s part of the recent architecture movement to create buildings that blend in with the landscape and highlight the beauty of their surroundings.

The hotel has 28 rooms, all decorated differently and housed separately. Each house has one or two walls built entirely of glass, and each has its own ideal geographic location, so you can never see any of your neighbors.

The unique hotel is famous for serving as the film set in the Ex-Machina movie. You may not interact here with humanoid robots, but the state-of-the-art design is comparably impressive!

Juvet is located by the well-known and beautiful national tourist road that runs between the world heritage area Geirangerfjorden and the dramatic stretch of road around Trollstigen. Many tourists know the area because of the spectacular waterfall Gudbrandsjuvet.

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Juvet Landscape Hotel – Europe’s First Landscape Hotel In Norwegian Wilderness

56. Null Stern – Former Nuclear Bunker Turned Into Art Project Hotel

Frank and Patrik Riklin run a project called Null Stern ("no stars") which is aimed to poke fun at over-styled hotels around the world.

Their first project was located in a Swiss nuclear bunker and, sadly, has now been closed for several years. Luckily, the brothers have opened their second experimental hotel, that's essentially a bed in the wild open surrounded by the Swiss Alps.

You sleep like a king on a hotel bed with two bedside tables and lamps. That's all the decor you get, except for the beautiful nature.

Waking up better is hardly possible. Once you open your eyes, you don't want to close them again.

But just because the only stars they have are in the sky doesn't mean there's no service. A butler is available throughout the day who is a 10-minute walk from your bed.

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Null Stern – Former Nuclear Bunker Turned Into Art Project Hotel

55. Ooops! Hotel – Oops Your Hotel Sunk!

If you like to stay in places that get people turning their heads in astonishment, hardly anywhere will do the job better than Ooops Hotel.

Although it looks like it’s half-sunk in the lake, you have nothing to worry about. It’s just a skilled illusion! The hotel is floating in the lake off the coast of Vasteras.

The transfer is by boat, and you will be completely secluded due to its location in the Västeråsfjärden bay.

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Ooops Hotel – Oops Your Hotel Sunk!

54. Harlingen Harbour Crane – Harbour Crane That You Can Operate Yourself

Everything about Harlingen Harbour Crane is fun: the colorful interiors, the fireman's pole right in the middle of the room, and, most importantly, the fact that you can operate it yourself!

The high legs of the crane are almost in the Wadden Sea, yet you are only a few steps away from the historic center of Harlingen. Romantic overnight stay in a harbor crane? You got it!

The Harlingen Harbor Crane was used until 1996 to unload timber from Scandinavia and Russia. Today, the converted crane is a unique place to stay for two people.

You can set up your own view by operating the crane at the height of 56 feet (17 meters). Bored of the city view? Turn to the sea!

And you won't need to struggle with climbing like the workers used to in the past. The cage ladders were replaced by two specially designed lifts to take you to the living compartment.

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Harlingen Harbour Crane – Harbour Crane That You Can Operate Yourself

53. Montana Magica Lodge – Volcano Shaped Hotel With A Hint Of Magic

Volcano-shaped construction is covered with plants, a waterfall runs down the walls (and in front of your room's window), and a monkey bridge leads to the lobby.

You won't find ordinary at Montana Magica Lodge, but you'll definitely find magic there.

This unique hotel was built in Chile's UNESCO Huilo Huilo Biosphere Reserve. There are some amazing hiking opportunities around here. If you are not staying at the hotel, you pay for access to the trails.

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Montana Magica Lodge – Volcano Shaped Hotel With A Hint Of Magic

52. Arte Luise Kunsthotel – Berlin Hotel Where Each Room Is A Work Of Art

Not far from the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Friedrichstrasse, and other sights in the center of Berlin, you will find the Arte Luise Kunsthotel, which is a sight in itself.

The hotel dates back to 2008 when many young Berlin artists started an 'art laboratory' there.

This hotel has 50 rooms and suites, located in a neo-classical mansion from 1825. An internationally renowned artist decorated each room.

No two rooms are, therefore, the same. There is a black and white striped room, a suite with a 13-meter high ceiling, and a room with a sleigh as a bed. No matter your choice, you'll spend the night in a gallery.

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Arte Luise Kunsthotel – Berlin Hotel Where Each Room Is A Work Of Art

51. SiloStay – Industrial Steel Silos Transformed Into Elegant Apartments

If you’ve gotten this far down the list, you might think you’ve already seen the craziest repurposed hotels.

Well, SiloStay with apartments in steel grain silos will probably challenge that opinion.

The quirky interiors follow the rounded shape of the silos and make clever use of the industrial styling.

Mountains and nature trails surround this part of New Zealand, so SiloStay is an excellent spot to spend a night or two.

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SiloStay – Industrial Steel Silos Transformed Into Elegant Apartments

50. 9 Hours Capsule Hotel – A Future-Forward Capsule Hotel With A 9-Hour Stay

9 Hours Capsule Hotel in Japan might be the most efficient hotel in the world.

They estimated that all you need on a business trip is a seven-hour sleep plus an hour in the evening and the morning for rest. And that’s all the time you’ve got to enjoy this futuristic capsule hotel.

The high-tech minimalist style is prevalent throughout its interiors, and the tiny capsules offer an affordable yet drastically different accommodation than traditional hotels.

So, if you are not put off by sleeping in a small space, staying here is a great way to start your journey in Japan.

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9 Hours Capsule Hotel – A Future-Forward Capsule Hotel With A 9 Hour Stay

49. Canopy Tower – Former American Radar Tower Turned Into A Birding Retreat

Bet the Americans didn't see that one coming! Canopy Tower was built in the 1960s as a US radar tower to control the Panama Canal and has since been revamped as a world-renowned birding destination.

The eco-hotel is located in the Soberania National Park, just a 25-minute drive from Panama City and meters away from the rainforest's canopy.

On the rooftop with the sizeable yellow sphere, you have a 360-degree view of the surrounding jungle, and in the distance, you can see Panama City.

Green canopies cover the floors below the rooftop. You can hear the sounds of the jungle inside your room. Sloths are sleeping in the tall trees around the hotel, while the red-necked tamarins – cute monkeys with angry faces – jump from branch to branch.

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Canopy Tower – Former American Radar Tower Turned Into A Birding Retreat

48. Giraffe Manor – Up Close And Personal With Giraffes In Kenya

Giraffe Manor isn't just a romantic name. This 1930s estate is home to tame giraffes who like to poke their heads through the restaurant windows to see what you're up to.

The hotel's ground is also a sanctuary for giraffes. Even though the hotel lodge first opened in 1932, until 1974, it was housing hunters. Luckily a radical change meant that the unique species of Rothschild Giraffe were sheltered and not hunted anymore.

Currently, over ten giraffes are roaming around the premises (and stealing your food), and as they are used to people, you can safely walk around them.

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Giraffe Manor – Up Close And Personal With Giraffes In Kenya

47. Sekeping Serendah – Rainforest Retreat With Open Sheds To Stay One With Nature

Sekeping Serendah is an intentionally minimalist rainforest retreat outside Kuala Lumpur.

The sheds are kept open from all sides so you can enjoy the sounds, smells, and views of the surrounding nature.

Sekeping Serendah Retreat offers the unique experience of glamping, the luxury variant of camping. You can spend the night here in the middle of the lush green rainforest, surrounded by the jungle's inhabitants, such as monkeys and parrots.

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Sekeping Serendah – Rainforest Retreat With Open Sheds To Stay One With Nature

46. Kennedy School Hotel – America's Quirkiest Hotel In A Former School Building

Kennedy School Hotel will take you on a sentimental journey with a quirky twist.

Old classrooms were converted into bedrooms (chalk blackboards still there!), and the detention room was turned into a place you'll happily be detained at – a bar.

The former school now has 57 rooms, all with a school theme. There's a lot of history in the walls, and that's not all. They have four bars, an outdoor pool, a private cinema (with sofas), and its own brewery.

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Kennedy School Hotel – America’s Quirkiest Hotel In A Former School Building

45. Mustang Monument Resort – Western-Style Ranch With Tipis and Cowboy Cottages

The cowboys-and-Indians game just got serious! At Mustang Monument Resort, you can re-live your childhood fantasies of sleeping in a tipi or going to a Western saloon, and crossing the prairie on horseback.

All the rooms, luxury teepees, and cottages at the Mustang Monument are tastefully furnished and ranch-house-themed.

The experience wouldn't be complete without the wild horses. On 900-acre land, you can spot 650 wild mustangs that have been rescued from the wild and freely roam around.

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Mustang Monument Resort – Western-Style Ranch With Tipis and Cowboy Cottages

44. Sala Silvermine – Silver Mine Hotel With The World’s Deepest Suite

Just one look at Sala Silvermine’s Mine Suite will give you the chills (literally, it’s pretty cold down there).

This hotel room carved out of pure rock 155 meters below the surface is the deepest suite in the world and a pretty fancy one at that.

For hundreds of years, silver was mined in the Sala Silver Mine. The precious metal was essential to the crown because it was mainly used for coins.

Mine visits, planned or through group bookings, are offered throughout the year for individuals and companies.

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Sala Silvermine – Silver Mine Hotel With The World’s Deepest Suite

43. Treehotel – UFO And Bird Nest Treehouses In Sweden

Who has not dreamed of living in a tree house, high up in the trees with stunning forest views? Now you can finally realize your childhood dream, just wrapped in luxury! Some of Scandinavia's most famous architects have designed the rooms of this hotel, which became an international star.

From a UFO ship through a glass cube to a giant bird's nest, the treehouses in Treehotel are unlike anything you've ever seen.

Treehotel is located in the small town of Harads, north of Luleå. Initially, they have built four tree houses plus a sauna in the trees, but they are getting close to twenty that they have planned.

The wooden rooms vary from 15 to 25 square meters and hang between three and six meters up in the old pine trees.

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Treehotel – UFO And Bird Nest Treehouses In Sweden

42. SleepIn Fængslet – Night Behind Bars In Old Prison Infirmary

SleepIn Fængslet in Denmark managed to maintain the dismal look of a prison ward after a thorough refurbishment. The 22 hotel rooms are located in the former Horsens State Prison building.

So as odd as that sounds, you can spend a night behind bars quite comfortably here.

As a guest at the living museum, you are guaranteed to have a unique, thought-provoking, and memorable experience.

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SleepIn Fængslet – Night Behind Bars In Old Prison Infirmary

41. CasAnus – The Giant Intestine Hotel By Van Lieshout

The CasAnus was designed by Joep van Lieshout and was initially conceived as a mobile exhibition space. But since the object turned out to be challenging to move, so they decided to give the Casanus a permanent place.

First in Tilburg, then in Kemzeke at the Verbeke Foundation, where the art object fits in seamlessly with the rest of the artworks.

The CasAnus is suitable for two people and has a double bed, a toilet, a shower, and a dining table with chairs. There is no kitchen, but luckily there is a large breakfast basket in front of the door in the morning to start the day well.

So, how about staying in a giant intestine for the night?

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CasAnus – The Giant Intestine Hotel By Van Lieshout

40. Fabriken Furillen – Chic Getaway In A Former Gravel Query On Gotland Island

A fashion photographer Johan Hellström achieved the impossible with Fabriken Furillen, as he converted the desolate landscape of an old gravel query into a romantic, cozy getaway.

Driving into the gate of the Furillen Factory on the Swedish island of Gotland is a strange experience. It's like going into a closed quarry where there have not been humans for decades.

Because the gray lunar landscape only gets colored from some plants and pine trees. It's almost like driving into a black and white photograph.

It is often said that "the devil is in the details". This is where most places fail. And that is precisely why the Furillen factory has succeeded with its amazingly detailed interiors — both in its restaurant and the 16 guest rooms.

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Fabriken Furillen – Chic Getaway In A Former Gravel Query On Gotland Island

39. Hotel Marques de Riscal – Eye-Popping Design By Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry’s iconic buildings are among some of the most important works of contemporary architecture.

If you’re a fan of architecture, you can’t pass up the opportunity to stay at the eye-popping Hotel Marques de Riscal, which is one of his best designs.

Marques de Riscal is located near the village of Elciego in the Spanish wine region of La Rioja. Surrounded by medieval walls and vineyards, the place has an almost fairytale-like feel.

In total, there are 61 rooms with a loft-like setting. The rooms are spread over the two wings of the hotel, the Gehry wing and the Spa wing, connected by a glass bridge.

The rooms have views of the vineyards, the village of Elciego, and the Sierra de Cantabria mountains.

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Hotel Marques de Riscal – Eye-Popping Design By Frank Gehry

38. Utter Inn – Floating Cottage With An Underwater Surprise

Don't judge the book by its cover or the floating cottage by its exterior.

Utter Inn is already adorable as it is, but it also features an underwater bedroom below the surface!

If you want to live underwater but can not dive, you can try Utter Inn on Lake Mälaren in Sweden. One kilometer from the shores there is a small floating cabin where the bedroom is in an "aquarium" under the water.

The artist Mikael Genberg is behind this and the Woodpecker Hotel - a hotel at the top of a tree.

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Utter Inn – Floating Cottage With An Underwater Surprise

37. Kirkjubaer Guesthouse – Authentic Wooden Church In Icelandic Village

Kirkjubaer Guesthouse used to be a place of worship for the village of Stodvarfjordur but now serves as a cozy and welcoming guesthouse for travelers.

The church was built in 1925 in an old fishing village, offering accommodation for up to eight people in four double beds. They rent kayaks and row boats if you feel like discovering the waters of Iceland.

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Kirkjubaer Guesthouse – Authentic Wooden Church In Icelandic Village

36. Igloo Hotel Kakslauttanen – Winter Village With Glass Igloos And Real Snow Igloos

At Igloo Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland, you can watch the Northern Lights right from your bed!

And if you prefer the traditional snow and ice construction instead of a glass igloo, they've got that too.

The igloos are insulated in a way to make the indoor temperature comfortable, even when the temperature drops below -4°F or -20°C.

Kakslauttanen is one of Finland's most famous destinations and offers everything from horseback riding to reindeer safaris - that is, sleigh rides with reindeer. You will not find more winter idyll anywhere else.

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Igloo Hotel Kakslauttanen – Winter Village With Glass Igloos And Real Snow Igloos

35. Eve’s Garden – Hippie Bed & Breakfast That’s All About Mindfulness And Sustainability

With all the stunning flowers and trees around, Eve’s Garden lives up to its name.

You’ll find here sustainable design, organic cooking, and mindful living.

The Organic Bed & Breakfast and Ecology Resource Center is situated in the pretty high mountain desert of West Texas and has seven hand-built and custom-designed guest rooms.

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34. Pelican Point Lodge – Secluded Control Tower In Namibia

There's hardly anything more romantic than a lonely lighthouse on a sandy beach.

If you stay at Pelican Point Lodge, you can enjoy that view every day from the control tower that's been transformed into a comfortable, stylish hotel.

The lodge is located on the deserted Pelican Point peninsula, and here you will find pristine beaches with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Walvis Bay Lagoon on the other.

In the world's oldest desert surrounding the hotel, you will see wildlife and learn how the animals have adapted to the barren environment.

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Pelican Point Lodge – Secluded Control Tower In Namibia

33. Book And Bed Tokyo – Library Hostel That Will Delight Every Book-Lover

Good news for all the bookworms out there! At Book And Bed Tokyo, you’ll find cozy sleeping pods behind the bookshelves and a wide range of books in English and Japanese. There are enough books to keep you read all night long!

The reimagined hostel has capsules integrated into a bookcase, doubling its functionality and inventing a new style. Apart from your capsule, the window-side cozy nooks offer a place to relax, and here you can look at Tokyo city too.

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Book And Bed Tokyo – Library Hostel That Will Delight Every Book-Lover

32. Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren – Hotel Suites Inside Giant Wine Barrels

If people can age like wine, they can also sleep like wine – by which I mean in a wooden barrel.

The Dutch Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren will sort you out for a cozy night in a wine cask.

Located at the old harbor of Stavoren, you will find this unusual hotel/restaurant. The stunning location offers you a view of coming and going sailing yachts and traditional boats.

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Hotel de Vrouwe Van Stavoren – Hotel Suites Inside Giant Wine Barrels

31. V8 Hotel-Motorworld – Car-themed hotel with Mercedes and Cadillac beds

Jealous of your nephew's car bed? Well, the good news is they come in adult size too. And they are made from real cars!

At V8 Hotel, you'll find plenty of creative car-themed rooms, including a car wash, car workshops, or a racing course.

The 26 V8 rooms were individually designed and reflect a piece of automotive history on their walls and even on the furniture.

The hotel is located within the MOTORWORLD Region Stuttgart, a 258,333 square feet (24,000 m2) space dedicated to petrol heads.

Don't miss the nearby Porsche and Mercedes museums!

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V8 Hotel – Car-themed hotel with Mercedes and Cadillac beds

30. Kruisherenhotel – Old Meets New At Maastricht Gothic Church

What happens when you put an ultra-modern design in a beautifully preserved gothic interior? Judging by Kruisherenhotel, a pure aesthetic feast happens.

The Gothic monastery was converted into a hotel in Maastricht in the Netherlands. Here, you can observe a spectacular interplay between classical architecture and modern design.

Construction of the monastery began in 1438. The choir in the church was completed in 1459, and the current building was around 1520.

In 2000, hotelier Camille Oostwegel took the initiative for a thorough restoration to create a 60-room hotel.

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Kruisherenhotel – Old Meets New At Maastricht Gothic Church

29. Hang Nga Guesthouse – Dalat’s Famous Crazy House

Hang Nga Guesthouse has been splitting the crowds since the very beginning. So is it a surrealist masterpiece of architecture or a thing straight out of nightmares?

You have to decide for yourself, but it certainly is one of the most iconic spots in Dalat.

Architect Dang Viet Nga was inspired by nature around the city of Dalat and by the works of the Catalan architect Gaudí.

The Hang Nga Guesthouse has ten rooms, and they all look like part of a fairy tale.

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Hang Nga Guesthouse – Dalat’s Famous Crazy House

28. Vliegtuigsuite Teuge – Luxury Plane Suite In The Netherlands

You’ve probably seen other repurposed planes before but hear me out. Vliegtuigsuite Teuge has a fully-equipped cockpit and truly indulgent facilities with a sauna and jacuzzi onboard the aircraft.

And on top of that, the view of the Teuge airport runway is excellent from the integrated balcony.

Vliegtuigsuite Teuge may be the cheapest way to experience first-class luxury.

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Vliegtuigsuite Teuge – Luxury Plane Suite In The Netherlands

27. Skylodge Adventure Suites – Glass Capsule Hanging Off A Mountain In Cusco

Is anything more incredible (and terrifying) than staying in a glass box hanging off a mountain?

At Skylodge Adventure Suites, you get a cozy suite with a living room and a bathroom, so it's half adventure, half comfy lodging.

The hanging pods are located in the magical Sacred Valley in Peru, between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Each of the three capsules can accommodate eight people and is attached to the mountain via cables and bolts.

To arrive at your "room", you need to climb 1,312 feet (400 meters) of winding mountain path, including some ziplining. However, if you make it up there, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Urubamba River from the main bedroom, which consists of a wooden platform with glass walls and ceilings.

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Skylodge Adventure Suites – Glass Capsule Hanging Off A Mountain In Cusco

26. Hüttenpalast – Nostalgic Retro Caravan Hotel In The Heart Of Berlin

Who said you could only sleep in a caravan on a campsite? The idea behind the hotel is that those who have never been on a regular camping holiday should try it slightly more comfortably.

Hüttenpalast is a former vacuum cleaner factory that now houses quite a collection of lovely vintage caravans. They might be indoors, but they certainly haven't lost their charm.

The room-in-room concept allowed the beauty of the industrial building to stay intact. Instead of lengthy corridors and floor-to-ceiling walls dividing the rooms, it's quirky caravans and a large open space.

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Hüttenpalast – Nostalgic Retro Caravan Hotel In The Heart Of Berlin

25. Propeller Island City Lodge – Avant-Garde Berlin Hotel With Mind-Blowing Design

Are you ready to sleep in a coffin, on a suspended bed, or under a guillotine?

Once you step inside Propeller Island, nothing will shock you anymore. This hotel and art installation by Lars Storschen push the very limits of what a hotel can be.

It all started when Lars transformed two rooms in his apartment into a guest room to finance music projects and thanks to his creativity they quickly gained a lot of attention. Then he decided to expand the guest room business, and five years later, Propeller Island City Lodge was born.

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Propeller Island City Lodge – Avant-Garde Berlin Hotel With Mind-Blowing Design

24. La Claustra Hotel – Former Swiss Military Base After A Makeover

Not often can you take a peek inside an army building. The La Claustra Hotel is hidden in a 6,726-feet-high (2,050 meters) mountain and used to be a military bunker.

Although La Claustra has been transformed into a comfortable 4-star hotel, you can still learn a lot about this former military fortress by wandering through its corridors.

There is a jacuzzi in a separate manmade cave, and you can enjoy a 6-course dinner in the evening.

The luxurious underground hotel can accommodate 30 people.

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La Claustra Hotel – Former Swiss Military Base After A Makeover

23. House In The Clouds – Charming English Cottage With A View

The name really says it all, doesn’t it?

House In The Clouds is set on top of a 20-meter tall water tower, with gorgeous panoramic countryside views.

The original structure held 50,000 imperial gallons (230,000 liters) of water, but in 1923 they decided to cover it with a cute wooden cottage on steroids.

The 70 ft (21 meters) high tower house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, and it will take you 85 steps on its staircase to arrive at the living compartment.

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House In The Clouds – Charming English Cottage With A View

22. Jumbo Stay Stockholm – Unique Hostel In A Jumbo Jet

Jumbo Stay rooms are relatively short on space (as you might imagine), but they don't lack the wow factor.

You can stay in the cockpit, in a turbine, or the wheel well cabin, so every inch of the plane is put to good use.

The suite in the cockpit boasts a stunning view, and if you have always wanted to experience the sacred place in the front part of a jumbo jet, then you have the opportunity here.

The former Boeing 747 is parked at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, so if you miss your flight, you can visit it - there is an airport shuttle bus provided, free of charge.

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Jumbo Stay Stockholm – Unique Hostel In A Jumbo Jet

21. Seaventures Dive Rig – Diver's Paradise On An Oil Rig

Seaventures Dive Rig has been relocated from its original site to one of the best diving spots in Malaysia to create an eco-friendly and unique dive resort.

Seaventures' rehabilitated oil rig, about 0.6 miles (one kilometer) from the Malaysian island of Mabul in East Borneo, serves as a hotel for adventure seekers.

The platform stands on its legs 33 feet (10 meters) above the water, offering fantastic views of the Celebes Sea.

Even though the structure still screams of its industrial heritage, "onboard" you will find high-speed wifi, airconditioned bedrooms, and even a gaming room.

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Seaventures Dive Rig – Diver’s Paradise On An Oil Rig

20. Eden Motel Taiwan – Famous For The Batman Themed Suite

When making a themed room, Eden Motel certainly goes all out.

Among the themed rooms is an entire suite line inspired by the most famous DC Comics superheroes. The best example is their famous Batman Suite, with a mind-blowing level of detail and amazing design.

Here, you can sleep between dark decorations, posters, and symbols of the famous comic.

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Eden Motel Taiwan – Famous For The Batman Themed Suite

19. The Cubehouse – Cuboid House With No Straight Corners

Slightly confusing and definitely very unusual, The Cubehouse must have required a lot of custom furniture but looks surprisingly homely and welcoming inside.

The unusual tilted and co-joint set of cube houses feature comparably crazy interiors.

The cubes houses were designed by Piet Blom and built in 1984. They are constructed over a walkway and are angled to create the impression of a forest.

The cubes are tilted and sit on hexagon-shaped pole structures. The cubes contain the living areas, which are split into three levels.

The triangle-shaped lower level contains the living area. The windows on this level open onto the environment below due to the slope of the tilted cube.

The middle level contains the sleeping area and a bathroom, while the top level, also in a triangular shape, is used as either an extra bedroom or a living space.

The top level provides an excellent view since the room is a three-sided pyramid with windows all around.

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The Cubehouse – Cuboid House With No Straight Corners

18. Amazon Jungle Palace – Floating Luxury Hotel On Amazon River

If you're committed to reducing your carbon footprint while traveling, Amazon Jungle Palace is a place for you.

This unusual floating hotel uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure sustainable tourism.

The Amazon Jungle Palace seems like it's in the heart of the Amazon rain forest on Rio Negro, but in reality, it's only five miles (eight kilometers) from Manaus - the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

The Araticum restaurant serves local cuisine, and you can also enjoy snacks and drinks as you lounge by the outdoor swimming pool. In addition, the hotel can arrange a wide array of activities, including bird-watching, canoe trips, and ritual performances by the native tribes.

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Amazon Jungle Palace – Floating Luxury Hotel On Amazon River

17. Hotel Jested – Futuristic Tower That Became Czech Cultural Monument

Is it a hotel or a time machine straight out of a science fiction film? It could easily be the latter since Hotel Jested offers retro and future-forward rooms.

The iconic structure is the masterwork of the famous Czechoslovak architect Karel Hubacek. Hotel Jested was completed in 1973 in the Jizera Mountains.

You can reach the tower on foot or by cable car – but a trip to the top is well worth the effort. Once at the top, you have a phenomenal view over Northern Bohemia (and Liberec) and even Poland and Germany!

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Hotel Jested – Futuristic Tower That Became Czech Cultural Monument

16. Hotel Punta Grande – Miniature Hotel On A Remote Volcanic Island

If all you need is peace and quiet, check out Hotel Punta Grande.

Located far from the only town on the remote island of El Hierro, it's undoubtedly not marred with hordes of tourists.

The hotel is located on a rock, right by the sea, and it's considered to be the smallest hotel in Europe. It has a two-room apartment, and surprisingly there is a bar and restaurant.

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Hotel Punta Grande – Miniature Hotel On A Remote Volcanic Island

15. Dog Bark Park Inn – Dog-Shaped Bed & Breakfast For Dog Lovers

Dennis and Frances had been carving wooden dogs for many years before they decided to create their most enormous artwork – Dog Bark Park Inn.

This giant wooden beagle holds a comfortable suite and, unsurprisingly, is decorated with dozens of dog-related items.

In the three-story house, there is room for four: a double bed in the belly and two mattresses on the loft in the dog's head.

The state of Idaho in the USA is a proud producer of local beer and wine, and now it has the world's largest beagle too!

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Dog Bark Park Inn – Dog-Shaped Bed & Breakfast For Dog Lovers

14. Ship In The Ice – Ice-Bound Ship In Arctic Norway

The hundred-year-old Ship In The Ice will make you feel like you're a daring traveler on a polar expedition. Except without all the hardship and danger and with an added joy of husky sledding and five-course meals.

The sailing ship has frozen on the waters of Spitsbergen several times during its hundred-year-long service, so be ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

They built the boat in the German port city of Flensburg in 1910. The schooner was first used as a lightship under the name FS Kalkgrund II, like a floating lighthouse.

During World War II, the boat was renamed Flensburg by Nazi Germany's navy, and they equipped it with an air rifle.

Finally, in 1991, the boat got Dutch owners who upgraded the boat, turned the ship into an expedition ship, and named it Noorderlicht (Dutch for Northern Lights).

Today, the boat regularly takes on board tourists from around the world in the ship's ten cabins and sails to Svalbard during the summer season (April-October).

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Ship In The Ice – Ice-Bound Ship In Arctic Norway

13. Houshi Onsen – Traditional Japanese Inn Dating Back To 19th Century

Houshi Onsen is a stunning wooden ryokan (Japanese inn) that was built in 1875 at the source of a hot spring.

The owner, Okamura, welcomes guests of Ryokan Chojukan at Hoshi Onsen with green tea. The traditional hotel has been family owned for seven generations.

Furnished in traditional Japanese style, it feels like stepping back in time. Most rooms are equipped with modern electronics, but the oldest rooms appear just as they did when the ryokan first opened.

The Rokumeikan-style (Banqueting House of the Meiji period in Japan) large wooden bath is the highlight of Hoshi Chujokan.

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Houshi Onsen – Traditional Japanese Inn Dating Back To 19th Century

12. Museumotel L'Utopie – 1960s Psychedelic Vision Of The Future

These bizarre concrete houses are the 1960s vision for future homes: cheap, functional, and aesthetic. But arguably, Museumotel, with its psychedelic 50s and 60s-inspired interiors, is more of a throwback to the past.

The buildings are examples of the “concrete veil” style of architecture that sought to create cheap, functional, and aesthetic houses.

Today the area is a private museum, you can stay and experience what it must be like to live in a bubble village.

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Museumotel – 1960s Psychedelic Vision Of The Future

11. The Boot – Fairytale Accommodation In A Giant Shoe

The Boot in New Zealand looks like it's taken straight out of a nursery rhyme. Everything about it is cozy, welcoming, and sweet.

The fairytale-like boot is located in the heart of the Tasman region, surrounded by beaches, mountains, and other natural and human-made wonders.

The cute standalone cottage has one bedroom upstairs with a Juliet balcony with views of the courtyard and the pond.

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The Boot – Fairytale Accommodation In A Giant Shoe

10. Henn-Na Hotel – Japanese Hotel Staffed With Talking Robots

If you want to get a glimpse of the future on your holiday, Japan is undoubtedly the right destination. Robots will serve you at Henn-Na Hotel, and you'll open your room with facial recognition instead of a conventional key card.

Henn-Na Hotel is the world's first to have a fully-robot staff, so this place is for you if you are into AI and robotics.

At check-in, you may be greeted by a human-like robot, but it is also possible that a polite velociraptor will welcome you. Anything can happen at this weird hotel!

In addition to the receptionists, some robots can help you with your luggage, and each room has a personal robot that can turn off the lights for you.

In the western world, robots are often met with skepticism and may even be seen as a little scary. In Japan, on the other hand, the attitude is far more positive, and there are probably several reasons for this.

While the concept of "killer robots" with devastating characters such as Terminator is the standard in the West, many Japanese have grown up with a more diverse - good and bad - selection of robots through manga and anime.

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Henn-Na Hotel – Japanese Hotel Staffed With Talking Robots

9. Yellow Sub Liverpool – You Can Live In A Yellow Submarine

This one will get you twisting and shouting if you're a Beatles fan. Yellow Sub is a faithful recreation of the famous album cover submarine, and it's filled with Beatles memorabilia.

The boat is docked near Albert Dock on the River Mersey in Liverpool and has a lounge area and three en-suite bedrooms.

The most eccentric part of the package is the bedroom with the large vintage-framed mirror and the gorgeous views of the nose of the boat.

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Yellow Sub Liverpool – You Can Live In A Yellow Submarine

8. Atomium Kidsphere – A Night In One Of The Atomium's Glass Spheres

For most of us, the famous Atomium building in Brussels is only accessible as a museum and exhibition space.

However, lucky primary schoolers can spend a night in one of the glass spheres as part of the educational experience.

The landmark building in Brussels attracting crowds of tourists was originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.

The 335 ft (102 meters) tall structure made of nine stainless steel spheres was designed by André and Jean Polak.

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Atomium Kidsphere – A Night In One Of The Atomium’s Glass Spheres

7. The G Hotel – Ultra-Chic Hotel In Galway

If you like luxury with a quirky twist, The G Hotel will really hit the spot. Charcoal black reception area, bright pink carpets in the corridors, dark purple walls, and a black and white elevator.

With a style that can be described as futuristic baroque, this hotel is a sight to behold. It should come as no surprise that The g hotel is so stylish; after all, the world-famous hat designer Phillip Treacy is behind the design.

The G Hotel is a five-star design hotel and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World - even though it has 101 rooms...

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The G Hotel – Ultra-Chic Hotel In Galway

6. Espejo De Luna – Wooden Ship Washed Ashore Or Tourist Lodging?

The long maritime tradition of Chiloe inspired the shape of Espejo De Luna, and it resembles a wooden ship washed ashore.

Inside you'll find a reception and a two-story restaurant, while the lodgings are spread out on the property.

The "drunken" ship is placed on the forested part stretch of coastline on the island of Chiloe in Chile.

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Espejo De Luna – Wooden Ship Washed Ashore Or Tourist Lodging?

5. Hotel Everland – Traveling Art Project Hotel

Hotel Everland was an art project by Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann that ran between 2006 and 2009. The project ran for a thousand nights, and its goal was to stretch the boundaries of art and hospitality.

Guests could book only one night, and the location was constantly changing as the hotel toured Europe.

The art project made fun of typical hotel habits, like stealing items, as the owners actively encouraged guests to take some things home.

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Hotel Everland – Traveling Art Project Hotel

4. Icehotel Sweden – Seasonal Ice Hotel With Incredible Art Suites

Icehotel was founded in 1989 and laid the foundation for the original and world-unique invention of today's Icehotel: a hotel created entirely from snow and ice from the Torne River.

In addition, it is Sweden's most unique private art gallery, which is rebuilt every year in a new form, carefully designed and handmade by about 40 artists from around the world. Thanks to Icehotel 365, it is now possible to spend the night among ice art all year round.

Icehotel 365 was completed in 2016, the first in the world to be able to offer ice experiences all year round. It is a specially designed 2100 square meter year-round ice experience with 18 art and deluxe suites, an ice bar, and an event area with an ice gallery.

For those of you who quickly get cold feet or looking for a cozy place to spend a lot of time under the duvet between exciting outdoor activities at Icehotel - you can choose a traditional hotel room or a cabin.

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Icehotel Sweden – Seasonal Ice Hotel With Incredible Art Suites

3. Eh'häusl – Tiny German House With A Romantic Backstory

With a width of only 8.2 feet (2.5 meters), Eh'häusl has a solid claim to the title of the world's smallest hotel.

It was built in the 18th century when couples needed to own a house to get married. So the bride and groom would buy it before tying the knot and sell it to the next couple right after!

According to Guinness, the Eh'häusl is the smallest hotel in the world at 570 square feet (53 square meters).

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Eh'häusl – Tiny German House With A Romantic Backstory

2. Das Park Hotel – Extremely Minimalist Sewer Pipe Hotel

If this isn't recycling at its best (and weirdest), I don't know what is.

Das Park Hotel has rooms inside sewer pipes that offer little more than a bed (seriously, not even bathrooms) and come under a pay-as-you-wish model.

Many hotels are built of concrete, but normally they install windows and a nice facade. Not here. Andreas Strauss is the man behind this quirky idea who took the standard sewer pipes and turned them into comfortable rooms. Artist Thomas Latzel Ochoa was responsible for the interior design.

What about the price? It's pretty much pay as much as you want (within reason).

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Das Park Hotel – Extremely Minimalist Sewer Pipe Hotel

1. Spitbank Hotel – Military Sea Fort Turned Into A Boutique Hotel

Everything about this former sea fort feels like a spy movie, from arriving by helicopter to the hyper-luxurious interiors.

Spitbank Hotel is really pushing the limits of architecture makeovers with its insanely indulgent revamp.

There are only nine rooms in the hotel, formerly a naval base, completed in 1878.

Located in the south of England, the sea fort has a unique panorama of Portsmouth and the surrounding sea.

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