It’s an irony that when we travel to get away from the insipidness and boredom at home, most hotels with their limited creativity just try their best to give us the comfort of a homely environment. No, we need something different, something that will make our time away from home an unforgettable experience. 18 bizarre hotels in the list below will definitely change your perception about how a hotel should be like.
Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin, Germany
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With two coffins re-furnished as beds, Propeller Island City Lodge either caters to aspiring vampires or curious human beings who can’t wait for what is waiting for all of us. You can even close the lids of the coffins for a creepier experience. What if the lids never open again? Uh oh, that would be quite convenient for the hotel owner.
ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
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Built as an Igloo of merely 60 square meters out of the love for nature and the clean water 20 years ago, ICEHOTEL has emerged to become the world’s largest hotel of ice and snow at about 5500 square meters. Located 200km above the Arctic Circle, ICEHOTEL allows you to experience Mother Earth in her coldest form.
Hostel Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenija
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Formerly a prison, hostel Celica is not only a jail experience that fortunately not all of us have ever had, but also an amazing art work of over 80 artists. More than 20 cells have been converted into hotel rooms, each room is a completely unique and a priceless work of art.
Conceived as an art project by Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, Everland is a beautiful mobile hotel constantly on the move, allowing guests to have unique perspectives previously unseen by other tourists. It has been perched upon a ancient museum structure in a bustling German city, sat in center of Paris with an ideal elevated view of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel has only one room with luxurious interior: a bathroom, lounge, king-sized bed and a minibar.
The Exploranter, Brazil
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Another hotel on the wheels, the Exploranter takes its guests through the beautiful yet less traveled areas of Brazil, Chile and Argentina while stopping at certain sites off the track. The Exploranter looks like a normal vehicle on the road, but when it stops for meals, a panel located at the side of the truck opens up to reveal a huge sunshade, which is unfolded to form an outdoor kitchen.
Via: Daily Mail
Designed by French designer Pierre Stephane, Bubble Tree is a luxurious transparent inflatable tent created to get people as close to nature as possible. For £400, tourists can spend a night under a night sky full of stars and watch sun rise, sun set. Nature is apparently not cheap.
Cappadocia Cave Suites, Goreme Valley, Turkey
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Take a trip out of the bustling modern world and get back to the primitive era with a stay in Cappadocia Cave Suites. Carved in a cave, the caveman styled hotel still offers you all services of the modern days.
PJ’s Underground, White Cliffs, Australia
Constructed under a 64 million year roof of attractively renovated old mines in historic Turleys Hill, PJ’s Underground Bed & Breakfast is the only underground hotel in Australia and one of the most interesting in the world. Rated three and a half-star, the hotel provides accommodation for up to twenty-one visitors in six guest rooms.
Utter Inn, Lake Malaren, Sweden
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As its name suggests, Utter Inn is an utterly strange hotel that is half under the water. The visible section of the Inn, which looks like a floating gardening shack in the middle of Lake Malaren, includes a kitchenette and little dining area surrounded by an outdoor terrace. The bedroom is down a ladder below the water has windows with fish views on all sides.
Das Park Hotel, Ottensheim, Austria
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As fancy as the word hotel suggests, Das Park Hotel is basically a bunch of sewer pipes, each pipe featuring a made-up double bed and enough room for backpack storage. Due to the limited space, you can guess that there are no bathrooms and restaurants on site. The best thing about the hotel is that there is no fixed price for the rooms, the guests pay as much as they wish to support the project. The hotel is only open from May to October.
Beach Garbage Hotel, Madrid, Spain
Via: Huffington Post
If you think sleeping in a sewer pipe is hopeless, you might want to move to a garbage dump. Built to raise the awareness of how dirty our oceans are, the walls of the 5 room Beach Garbage Hotel are made of rubbish found in landfills, the beaches and even flea markets.
Capsule Hotel, Den Haag, Netherlands
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The former survival pods which once saw service on an oil rig platform are now used as a Bed & Bizarre or whimsical travelers. Everything is kept original apart from the addition of a lock on the outside and an ‘emergency’ chemical toilet inside. 4.25 meters in diameter, Capsule Hotel might not be the first choice in term of luxury, but it’s second to none in term of uniqueness.
Capsule Hotel, Japan
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Sleeping in a plastic or fiberglass pod of 2 meters long,1.25 meters wide, and 0.8 centimeters high might be a natural desire for most people. But as the housing price goes rocket high, it’s understandable that capsule hotel concept has become really popular in Japan.
1950’s Bristol Freighter Motel, Otorohanga, New Zealand
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You don’t have to be the President of the United States to have a luxurious room on a plane. 1950’s Bristol Freighter Motel offers two separate cozy units in the Plane the Cockpit Unit which can sleep up to 4 people. One of the last allied planes out of Vietnam, the plane now lands at Otorohanga, 3977, New Zealand.
Crazy House, Da Lat, Vietnam
Talking about Vietnam, if you ever go to this far East country, remember to check out its this crazy hotel which is actually called Crazy House by local people. Officially called Hang Nga hotel, it does not comply with any convention about house building, has unexpected twists and turns, roofs and rooms, and can be visited as a musem.
Dog Park Bark Inn, Cottonwood, USA
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If you love dogs enough to sleep with them, you will definitely want to sleep in one. Dog Bark Park Inn is a bed & breakfast guesthouse inside the World’s Biggest Beagle. Guests enter the body of the beagle from a private 2nd story deck. A loft room with additional sleeping space plus a cozy alcove in the muzzle is located in the head.
Tianzi Garden Hotel, Hebei, China
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Officially the world’s largest image building, Tianzi Garden Hotel is a ten-story high representation of Fu Lu Shou which means good fortune, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture.
Hotel Spirit, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Apparently designed by a color maniac, Hotel Spirit in Slovakia is bizarre enough to give people headache just by looking at it. Fortunately, the interior is colorful but decent enough to assure you a sound sleep without nightmare.