Tired of visiting the same hotels with the same boring rooms and uninteresting views? We looked for a selection of unique hotels around the world and decided to share our top ten with you.
10. Hang Nga Guesthouse, Da Lat, Vietnam
Lovers of the well-known children’s book, The Faraway Tree, will be in their element in the Hang Nga Guesthouse in Vietnam. The building, also known as the ‘Crazy House‘ is designed to resemble a tree and guests will be delighted with the animal themed rooms.
9. Inntel Amsterdam Zaandamn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This brightly coloured hotel is made up of 70 stacked houses with gorgeous views over the canal. The rooms are modern and chic with local themed decor and the hotel boasts a suspended restaurant terrace over the canal, a spa and an indoor gym.
8. The Caves Resort, Negril, Jamaica
The Caves Resort is built into limestone cliffs in pretty West End, Jamaica and is the epitome of relaxation. 12 cliff-side cottages offer spectacular views and each is tastefully decorated. Plenty of exquisite dining options are available including private dining in the sea caves.
7. Magic Mountain Hotel, Huilo Huilo Reserve, Chile
Staying at The Magic Mountain will certainly make you one with nature. Set in the midst of the Chilian Patagonian Rainforest, this cone shaped hotel reminds us of the hobbit house; blended into nature with little rounded windows peeping out amoungst vines and moss. The hotel has a waterfall which cascades from the roof and a rope bridge is the only way in and out.
6. Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
The Ice Hotel is made entirely of ice and snow, including rooms, chairs & beds, bar and wedding chapel. It is rebuilt each year and artists are invited to redesign the various rooms meaning that no room will ever be the same. The hotel remains at −5 °C to ensure that the structure doesn’t melt.
5. Bivacco Gervasutti, Mont Blanc, Italy
The Bivacco Gervasutti is perched on the edge of a cliff, 2,835 metres above sea level, on the Frebouze Glaciar in the Mont Blanc (meaning White Mountain) massif in Italy. If you are able to climb to the capsule from Val Ferret by foot, you are welcome to stay at Bivacco Gervasutti. The capsule sleeps 12 people and has solar-powered energy and internet access.
4. Attrap Reves Bubble Hotel, Allauch, France
Spend the night in one of 6 bubble-shaped capsules surrounded by pine trees. These private units are set in a peaceful spot away from the crowds and are perfect for stargazing on still nights. The capsules can be found just 7km from the gardens of the Palais Longchamp.
3. Kakslauttanen Hotel, Saariselkä, Finland
At Kakslauttanen Hotel, guests can admire the northern lights and twinkling sky in a glass igloo. The cosy igloos include a toilet and a shower (4-person igloo only) while saunas and more showers are available in separate buildings. Visitors can book the glass igloos throughout the northern lights season, from end August until end April.
2. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
The Underwater Room at Manta Resort is a private floating island with a top deck for sunbathing and stargazing, a water deck for dining and easy water access and a bedroom four meters below the surface. The bedroom has plenty of windows, perfect for spotting colourful marine life.
1. The Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
The Treehotel in Harads, Sweden, is home to 6 tree rooms which are suspended 4-6 metres above the ground in a pine forest. Each tree house has its’ own theme; The UFO, The Birds Nest, The Dragonfly, The Cabin, The Blue Cone (which, oddly enough, is bright red) and The Mirrorcube.
The Mirrorcube is the perfect hideout as it is camouflaged by mirror walls which reflect the trees and surroundings. It is a 4x4x4 metre box which has been suspended around a tree to provide spectacular panoramic views. The room sleeps 2 people and has a bathroom, lounge and a rooftop terrace. Showers and saunas are also located in the vicinity. What more could one ask for?