13 Out-of-the-Ordinary Hotels You Need to See to Believe
Looking for a Unique Stay?
Everyone loves a clean, spacious hotel room with a great view. But sometimes it just feels like something is missing.
Maybe it’s because there is no glass ceiling that give you a direct view of the Northern Lights, nor an elevator that drops straight into the sea. Without an underwater room that brings you face to face with fish, your stay might just be a little underwhelming.
Luckily, there is a whole different breed of hotels that aim to win over guests with their novelty and uniqueness. Often these hotels offer more memorable experiences than the destinations where they are found.
Thanks to some truly creative minds, you can sleep in a former prison, in a tiny pod high above the ground or in former sewage pipes in complete luxury. Whatever your tastes, these cool hotels are sure to intrigue and delight you.
While you might not have to book as far in advance as you do for these difficult travel reservations, these unique hotels are growing more popular by the day so it never hurts to think ahead! If you ever visit one, it’s a guarantee you’ll come back with some great stories.
Ice Hotel, Sweden
A seasonal oddity, the ice hotel grows out of snow and ice each year, with a little help from human hands, of course. Everything, down to the beds and decorations, is completely unique (being reconstructed each year) and made entirely from ice blocks taken from a nearby river.
The entire construction has to remain at a cool 23 degrees Fahrenheit to stay upright, so guests are provided with polar-tested sleeping bags, and naturally a few reindeer furs, too.
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Jumbo Stay, Sweden
If you have never had a comfortable sleep on board an aircraft, yet still have a hankering for the novelty of spending the night on a jumbo jet, this unusual hotel might be the solution for you. The fully converted former jet includes dorm rooms, standard rooms and suites, to cater for a range of budgets.
The double bed, en-suite room in the cockpit is naturally the most lavish.
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Bubble Tree, France
Truly resembling giant bubbles that have alighted on the ground, the Bubble Tree hotel is not recommended for anyone who values their privacy. The surreal spheres can be found just a few miles out of Marseille, in the woodlands in the south of France.
A glamorous alternative to camping, from within the transparent domes, guests can savor the natural beauty of their surrounds, and the wonder of a sky full of stars at night. Perhaps not the best spot for a couple looking for a romantic getaway.