There’s nowhere in the world quite like them.
Travelling is all about experiencing new cultures, cities and sights. It’s not often people fly halfway across the world just for the accomodation. However, these incredible, one-of-a-kind hotels are well worth the trip, and are so good, you’ll never want to leave your room.
From quirky and dirt-cheap, to exxy and downright bizarre, each and every one of these next-level accomodation options deserve a spot on your bucket list…
1. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, Finland
Hidden in the middle of the Nordic wilderness you’ll find these incredible cabins which also double as modern igloos. In your private hideaway, lie back, relax and watch the Northern Lights put on a show.
2. Montaña Magica Lodge, Huilo Huilo, Chile
Get in touch with your green side and stay a night at the Montaña Magic, or Magic Mountain, in the middle of the Chilean jungle. If this otherworldly resort doesn’t reignite your childhood fantasies, then we don’t know what will.
3. Ice Hotel, Jukkaasjarvi, Sweden
A night in Jukkaasjarvi will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Everything you can think of in these hotel rooms is made of ice, including the bed frame. And one visit won’t be enough, since new themes are created out of the ice every year.
4. Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
If you’re up for an adventure then the Wanderlust Hotel is for you. Created as a retreat for travellers looking for something a little different, with its retro interiors and whimsical design, this place will transport you to another planet.
5. The Glass Floor Udang House, Bali, Indonesia
Water babies will love this unique villa located in the heart of the Balinese jungle. Situated on top of a pond, there’ll be no need to turn on the TV as you sit gazing in awe at the magic happening below.
6. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a story book world when visiting the Giraffe Manor. African wildlife roam the grounds of the hotel freely, so you can feed, observe and interact with them throughout your stay.
7. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
When you stay in the Underwater Room at Tanzania’s Manta Resort, expect to wake up to tropical fish swimming past your window. And if you enjoy snorkelling, feel free to dive straight from your living room into the ocean to see what life under the sea has to offer.
8. Fairy Chimney Inn, Cappadocia, Turkey
This rural region of Turkey is famous for its otherworldly natural phenomenons, particularly its ‘fairy chimneys.’ The inn is carved into these unique rock formations and picturesque beyond imagination, so it’s safe to say a night spent here will be one to remember.
9. Dog Bark Inn, Idaho, USA
Even if you don’t stay here, you’d be barking mad not to at least drop by and take a look at this kitsch hotel with a super cute difference.
10. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada
If you’re travelling through Western Canada, take the time to hang out in one of these handcrafted globes, swaying gently in the breeze. A holiday here will make you feel as if you’re living in a fairytale.
11. Hotel Marqués De Riscal, Elciego, Spain
Nestled in the heart of Spain’s wine region and designed by the most famous architect in the world, Frank Gehry, this hotel takes avant-garde to the next level and truly needs to be seen firsthand to be appreciated.
12. Capsule Value Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
Popular in futuristic films, the space-age concept of capsule rooms has been taken to the next level to create a hotel entirely out of pod in Toyko, Japan. Plan to get nice and close to your neighbors when spending an evening here.
13. Mirrorcube Tree House Hotel, Harads, Sweden
Experience what it’s like to be a bird when you stay in these mini treehouses. Each room is themed and covered in mirrors to help the buildings blend into the natural landscape and give you an experience you won’t forget any time soon.
14. Conrad Maldives Resort, Rangali Island, The Maldives
If you couldn’t get enough of the underwater room in Tanzania, then make this resort the next spot to visit. These rooms have flat-screen television, massive bathtubs, designer toiletries and wireless internet, but seriously, who cares about any of that when you have the ocean as your view?
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