For many travelers, the hotel experience is secondary, and even unmemorable to some. If you’re looking for a holiday where your stories start before you even leave the hotel room, here’s a list of some of the most unique hotels around the world!
1) Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Staying in one of Kakslauttanen’s Glass Igloos is hands down one of the best ways to experience the miracles of the North- the Aurora Borealis. Snuggling up with a thick blanket, a hot mug of cocoa with the bright starry sky right above you is nothing short of a dream.
2) Das Parkhotel, Austria
If it’s a unique room you’re looking for, might we suggest sleeping in a giant sewage pipe? Industrial drainage pipes were built to last, and so when they’ve outlived their use, they’re usually discarded and left for decades in landfills, scrapyards, and even on the sides of the roads in some cases. DasParkHotel’s repurposed“hotel rooms” offer guests a night of unique and thought-provoking fun.
3) The Grand Canyon Caverns, USA
Want to stay in Arizona’s deepest, darkest hotel room? This fully-decked out hotel room is 200 feet below the ground and offers a chance to experience complete darkness and the deafening sound of silence for the night. Talk about getting away from it all!
4) The Sala Silvermine Hotel, Sweden
If 200 feet below the ground just isn’t far away enough from civilisation for you, might we suggest sleeping in the Sala Silvermine Hotel’s suite 500 feet below? The suite is located in Sala Silvermine, Sweden- one of the world’s best preserved mine settings. Here you will see dark winding galleries, vast caverns and magical-looking lakes.
5) Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
This hotel is probably one of the world’s coolest(literally and figuratively!) The world famous Ice Hotel in Sweden includes luxury suites, each with their own saunas– all sculptured by selected artists. Spend a night in your own ice palace— well, if the cold doesn’t bother you anyway.
6) Skylodge Adventure Suites, Sacred Valley, Peru
If a night’s stay below the ground isn’t your cup of tea, how about sleeping hundreds of feet in the air? Located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, the exclusive Skylodge Adventure Suites offers accommodations in a completely transparent hanging bedroom. Views don’t get any better than this!
7) The Glass Floor Udang House, Bali, Indonesia
This signature suite at the Bambu Indah estate in Ubud, Bali, features tempered glass floors and is perched on top of a fresh shrimp pond allowing guests to enjoy panoramic views of the underwater crustaceans in action.
8) Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Besides beautiful, luxurious bedrooms being housed in this historic building that dates back to the 1930’s, the Giraffe Manor in Kenya offers an experience like no other. As its namesake suggests, the Manor is famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe that wander the grounds, poking their heads in through windows and rooms and casually keeping you company during your morning tea.
9) The Wizard Chamber, Georgian House, London
The Wizard Chamber in the Georgian House Hotel in London has been designed to replicate the magical setting of the beloved Harry Potter series. Cauldrons, stone walls, stained glass windows all conjure a mysterious and gothic feeling. Why sleep like a muggle when you can sleep like a wizard?
10) V8 Hotel, Germany
Here’s a place where you can literally fall asleep at the wheel! The V8 hotel in Germany features car-themed rooms with beds designed to look like motorcars, with suites ranging from classic and vintage, to sporty and modern. The carwash, workshop, and cinema drive-in themed rooms are guaranteed to make any car aficionado’s night!