Going on vacation and escaping reality if even for a little while is always a welcome relief. Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, deciding what hotel to stay at is one of the main concerns for most travelers. You want a hotel that is right in the middle of it all but somehow still maintains a certain amount of tranquility right? Most of us book hotels based on comfort but for those who are looking for a more eclectic experience, why not pick one that is in it’s on way, a destination in itself? Below are the 10 weirdest hotel rooms, from hotels made out of ice and Inn’s shaped like Beagles, this list is as strange as it sounds.
1) ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden.
This hotel is the world’s largest made out of snow and ice. Each year the hotel is allowed to melt and then is again reconstructed every November. From the bar to your bed, everything is made out of ice or snow.
2) Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Indiana
Located in the heartland of the good ole’ USA, this tiny Inn is actually constructed in the shape of a giant beagle. Think Clifford the Big Red Dog but in hotel form. The dog’s head houses a bedroom and a toilet that is disguised as a fire hydrant.
3) Yotel, Heathrow Airport, London
One of the smallest hotels in the world, Yotel is the perfect balance of convenience and comfort. This particular hotel is actually located in London’s airport near terminal 4. Each compartment features a flat screen tv, wireless internet and hour room service. While the rooms are small, for those long lay overs or quick trips that don’t justify the full expense of a regular hotel, Yotel offers amazing convenience at just 25 pounds a night.
4) Hang Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam
Known as “The Crazy House” this hotel is constructed as weirdly as it’s rooms. The hotel looks more like a giant treehouse more than a structure that is supposed to in fact provide guests with a good night’s rest. Each room has an animal theme such as The Bear or Kangaroo room.
5) Magic Mountain Hotel, Huilo-Huilo, Chile
The rooms of Huilo-Huilo are actually built into an artificial mountain. Looking out a window you can actually see the hotels waterfall that blows like a volcano, running along the structure. Inside the rooms are wood and offer a simplicity that is almost ironic considering how unique this hotel is.
6) Karostas Cietums, Liepaja, Latavia
This former prison has actually been made into a hotel where guests can experience what life was like for the inmates who were former military persons. This hotel is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity. The guests who stay here aren’t given much in the way of comfort but for those who are looking to combine both history and adventure, this hotel is perfect.
7) Jumbo Stay Hostel, Stockholm, Sweeden
Located at the Stockholm airport, guests can actually spend the night on a real jumbo jet. Based on how many people are in your party, rooms can accommodate up to three people. As far as showers and bathrooms, for the most part the majority are communal but there a few lucky rooms that do have private bathrooms. While the rooms aren’t grand by any means this hotel does have a bar and café on board.
8) Hotel Kakslauttanen, Arctic Circle, Finland
Constructed in the form of a glass igloo, this hotel is great for those wanting the authentic arctic experience. The igloo’s maintain a normal room temperature and the glass ceiling is perfect for those interested in literally sleeping beneath the Northern Lights.
9) Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
This hotel takes “island life” to a new extreme. In the Ithaa Suite, guests actually have the chance to wake up 16 feet below the Indiam Ocean. Picture a tube but instead of a solid ceiling there is actually glass where you can view schools of fish swimming and see the sun reflecting off the water.
10) Sandcastle Hotel, Weymouth, UK
Made entirely from about 1100 tons of sand and for about $15 a night, guests can fall asleep under the stars. It takes about seven days and a team of four sculptors to complete this hotel that washes away when a big storm hits. If luxury is what you are looking for this is not the hotel for you as guests sleep on sand beds. Oh! There is also no indoor plumbing.
Blog Author – Diana D. Bedding Expert