You’re tired of staying in luxurious hotels which offers you the same thing during your accommodation – a room with a great view, probably on top of the city or a presidential suite which has all the necessities a tourist could ask for. Yep, it’s getting boring over time. For your next trip, you’re planning to stay in a hotel that’s weird but fun at the same time. You want a hotel that could spark the interest of your friends, once you tell them how you stayed there for days. After all, nobody wants to hear the story of how you cuddled up in a comforter while inside a typical hotel room.
There a lot of weird hotels on Earth – some are weird because of its location or shape. Regardless of how you define the word “weird,” here are some spots which can satisfy your thirst for unique accommodations:
- The Mirrorcube in Harads, Sweden
What’s so weird about it? It’s a 4x4x4 cube suspended between the trees. It has mirrored walls which camouflaged the scenery of trees around it. The cube will conceal itself among the trees, creating the optical illusion of it not being there. The cube is surrounded by six windows allowing you to breathe in the fresh scent of trees. Just imagine how glorious it is to wake up to a scene like this! Plus, you will have to chance to take great photos for your Instagram account.
As for its interior, the Mirrorcube offers impressive accommodation for two people – from double beds to a rooftop lounge, the cube has it all. And yes, all of the rooms here have free Wi-Fi.
How much does it cost? SEK 4900 (good for two accommodation)
- Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
What’s so weird about it? As the name suggests, it’s a hotel entirely made up of ice. If you already have several fur coats and thermal wear with you, include this one in your bucket list! You’ll get a chance to sleep in an ice bed and dine on an ice table – their furniture is made up ice (talk about coherency). The temperature in this place is around 5 degrees Celsius.
Aside from its structure, one thing weird about this hotel is that it’s reconstructed annually, mostly around November. Several architects rebuild the hotel’s chapel, bar, and rooms from a ton of snow. This will be a good spot for a repeat visit during your trip to Sweden. After all, your technically staying in a different hotel every year!
How much does it cost? SEK 660 (per person per night)
- Marmara Antalya in Antalya, Turkey
What’s so weird about it? It’s a hotel with 208 rooms while giving you the overlooking view of the city of Antalya. Sounds too typical for a hotel, right? Nope, you’re wrong. What makes this hotel utterly weird is that has 24 room loft which spins at 360 degrees. It will give you breathtaking views of the city, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Taurus Mountains. It’s like having different 3D wallpaper throughout the day. This mechanism is possible by six electric motors which allow the foundation to spin several times a day.
If you want to check-in in the selected 24 rooms and have exciting views daily, book early online. It’s always an excellent idea to experience a panoramic view of a different city, rather than just taking pictures in the same setting in your smartphone.
How much does it cost? € 90 (per night)
- Tianzi Hotel in Hebei Province, China
What’s so weird about it? Imagine an intricately-made Chinese figurine. Translate that into a hotel which stands 41.6 meters, and that’s how the Tianzi Hotel looks like. It’s the images of three gods named Fu, Lu, and Shou who symbolize fortune, prosperity, and longevity. It’s the largest image hotel in the world. The hotel depicts Shu, holding a pear which in reality is a suite room for tourists. Its entrance is on his right foot. There is scarce information about how the interior of this hotel looks like so staying in there might be a good idea.
How much does it cost? ¥ 300
- Palacio del Sal in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
What’s so weird about it? People come up with the weirdest things these days and this hotel could be one them. The hotel’s foundation is mainly salt. Yes, you’ve read that right – salts. The hotel has a living and dining room, a bar and 15 beds made out entirely from salt. Even its walls consist of a cement-like mixture of salt and water, which makes it withstand several weather conditions conducive for a tourist’s accommodation. The only things that not are made of salt here are the toilets and tin roof. If you think this is weird, what ‘til you hear what the owners have the tourists do – they ask the tourists to lick the walls. So if this is something that you see yourself doing, include Palacio del Sal on your bucket list.
How much does it cost? BOB 950
- Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya
What’s so weird about it? Looking from the outside, it just looks like any ordinary hotel. It’s a six-room hotel and is modeled after a Scottish hunting lodge. But don’t worry, you don’t have to hunt anything because one animal will be with you during your stay. You will be accompanied with giraffes while you in this hotel. They will even poke their heads during your meals, asking for food (you can finally have selfies with a giraffe!). It’s like having and comfy accommodation and safari adventure at the same time.
How much does it cost? KES 60000
- Das Park Hotel, Linz in Austria
What so weird about it? This hotel is not for someone who has claustrophobia. If you book your accommodation in Das Park Hotel, you’ll sleep in renovated sewage pipes (you know, those big concrete pipes were you would usually hide during your childhood). It’s clean and functional and even has an outlet for you to charge your devices. You can stash away your baggage beneath your bed, but this hotel doesn’t provide toiletries so make sure you bring your own when you check-in here.
How much does it cost? The owners follow a “pay as you wish” system, so it’s up to you.
- The Manta Resort, Pemba Island in Tanzania
What’s so weird about it? Your room has a floating structure, and you’re sleeping in the middle of the sea. Your accommodation has three levels, with one room below sea level where you can relax while watching the fishes swim. Can you imagine how heavenly your view inside the room is? Aside from seeing underwater, your roof (third level) will be a great diving board for you in launching into the sea. You’ll have adventure and comfort at the same time.
How much does it cost? $600
Your accommodation should never be a bore whenever you travel. Stay away from regular hotel rooms which offer you the same services and rooms. Your trips to travel destinations will be an adventure but why not include your accommodation as well? Whether you’re someone willing to freeze in ice or to lick the hotel’s walls, there’s an accommodation perfect for your excitement-seeking soul.