25 Most Unusual Hotels In The World
Inhabitants of urban apartments radically change their living conditions only during the holidays. But over time, they understand that hotels, even in different countries, are mostly similar to each other. Nevertheless, there are special ones. And to spend the night in one of these is in itself an adventure.
THE MANTA RESORT: Tanzania, Pemba Island
It would be an ordinary resort hotel on the beach, if not for one room - a floating house with an underwater room. Underwater Room is 250 meters from the beach. On the deck of an exotic design, you can sunbathe with a cocktail in your hand during the day or watch the stars at night, also with a cocktail (all inclusive). The huge windows of the underwater bedroom provide a circular view: you can observe the life of reef fish, squid, and octopus, realizing that you can swim with them at any time. This hotel is a project of the Swedish company Genberg Underwater Hotels, engaged in the creation of apartments under the water around the world.
ICEHOTEL: Sweden, YukkasjÃƒÂ¤rvi
This art project of snow and ice for 25 years. Every winter the hotel premises are rebuilt in a new way. The material is the frozen water of the unique River Tournai-Elv, which was never used for industrial purposes. Every spring, ice melts, so the rooms are not the same every year - there are always different walls, decor, and furniture. Visitors are given thermal underwear, hats, and sleeping bags. After a night on deer skins, guests are brought breakfast with hot cranberry juice. At any temperature outside the rooms do not get colder -7 Ã‚Â° C.
CRAZY HOUSE HOTEL: Vietnam, Dalat
Guest house Hang Nga, or, as it is often called, "Crazy House", reminds of a huge bizarre tree. No corner - all the walls are rounded, the ladder is twisted or spilled from one body to another. This is a mixture of fantasies in the style of Gaudi, "Alice in the Land of Wonders" and Russian folktales. At night in the rooms, the guests are sleeping, and in the afternoon the tourists "travel" through the tree.
LEAPRUS EXOEL: Russia, Kabardino-Balkaria
One of the highest mountain hotels in the world (3912 m) is located on the southern slope of Elbrus. Guest modules resemble capsules of a spaceship. Bedrooms are designed for 12-18 beds, there is a wardroom. In the technical room, there are comfortable toilets and a shower. All energy comes from solar panels.
WOODLYN PARK: New Zealand, North Island
The motel, located among green farmland, offers accommodation of four types: in a train car of 1918, inside a combat aircraft - a participant in the Vietnam War, in a patrol boat of World War II and, finally, underground - in "hobbit holes" (pictured). All rooms are equipped with a kitchen, toilet, and shower.
CHATEAU DE BAGNOLS: France, Rhone
The historical monument, which many in France consider a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, in the ninth century of its existence, was turned into a luxury hotel. Powerful walls with observation towers are surrounded by a moat, windows overlook the French garden and the vineyards of Beaujolais. The interiors with wall murals and antique furniture are decorated by the designers of the best fashion houses in France.
MONTANA MAGICA LODGE: Chile, Neltum
The magic mountain house is built in the biological reserve of Uilo-Uilo. Outwardly the hotel looks like a volcano, overgrown with lush vegetation and constantly spewing out water instead of lava. If it were not window apertures in several tiers, then the conical construction would look like a part of the forest landscape. "Monkey" Pendant Bridge at the level of the middle part of the structure is the only way to get inside. Some windows overlook the true Mocho-Choshu-Enko volcano. The rooms are equipped with baths cut in a single piece of wood.
DOG BARK PARK INN: United States, Idaho, Cottonwood
10-meter dog beagle of plywood and gypsum cardboard name is Milashka Willy. The rooms are located in her belly. The authors of the project - a couple of artists, woodcarvers.
CUEVAS PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCON: Spain, Granada
In the 15th century, in these caves, the Moors sheltered themselves from the Spaniards. Today there are 23 cozy rooms. Regardless of the time of year inside the comfort temperature: 18-20 Ã‚Â° C.
MUSEUM HOTEL: Turkey, Cappadocia
The hotel in the caves of Cappadocia is, in fact, a "residential museum". Each of the 30 rooms is decorated with valuable, and in some cases also priceless antiques of Hittite, Roman, Seljuk and Ottoman times.
ATTRAP'REVES MONTAGNAC: France, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Spending the night in a pine forest, lying on the grass and watching the starry sky, is happy that everyone can enjoy. Only dampness and insects are the obligatory attributes of such an overnight stay. Rest in the "camp" in Montagnac-MontpÃƒÂ¨ne is deprived of such shortcomings. Here, guests enjoy life in bubbles of transparent elastic material, which during the day does not pass the ultraviolet, and at night protects from insects and dampness. Herbal sex and a telescope are pleasant additions to comfort. The shape of the bubbles is maintained by the fresh air pumped by a small noiseless device. Inside the rooms are cylindrical corridors. At the end of the season, the bubbles are blown away.
FREE SPIRIT SPHERES: Canada, Vancouver Island
Those who were lucky enough to spend a couple of nights in this hotel, call it at least a cradle for birds. There are only three guest rooms. These are wooden spheres suspended on trees. The number "Eva" is calculated for 137 kg of the weight of the guests. "Erin" and "Melody" - a spacious apartment with a double bed and a loft bed. Each sphere is equipped with a refrigerator and built-in speakers so that you can stock up on snacks and hang between trees to the music. Facilities - in the form of composting and traditional toilets, as well as showers and saunas - on the street. The guests are delighted.
TREE HOTEL: Sweden, Harads
In a mirror cube built in trees in the forest wilderness, everything that surrounds it is reflected: a forest wilderness, a glade, and the sky, so the human eye does not immediately notice the construction of 4x4x4 m. And that the birds do not crash, the cube is "wrapped" with infrared film, which the birds, unlike people, see. The whole interior is made of birch plywood. In addition to the bedroom for two, there is a living room, a bathroom, and even a roof terrace. The hotel has other amazing apartments: in the form of a UFO, bird's nest or dragonfly. For the convenience of guests, a sauna was built on one of the trees, designed for eight.
REFUGE DU GOUTER: France, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
The "pleasure haven" for explorers of Mont Blanc is located at an altitude of 3835 m. The futuristic ovoid structure in four floors for 120 seats is equipped according to the highest ecological standards.
TUBO HOTEL: Mexico, Tepostlan
The hotel's 20 guestrooms, an hour's drive from Mexico City, are arranged inside sewers. Each room has electricity, a window with curtains and a luggage compartment under the bed.
IGLOO VILLAGE KAKSLAUTTANEN: Finland, SaariselkÃƒÂ¤
From authentic Lapland huts, these are distinguished by their increased comfort. 20 modern "iglu" are made of thermal glass, through which you can admire the northern lights.
JUMBO STAY: Sweden, Stockholm
Boeing 747-212B (Jumbo Jet), which belonged to a Swedish company that went bankrupt in 2002, was converted into a hostel in 2008 and placed at the entrance to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport. The interior was completely dismantled, the interior was disinfected. It was equipped with 29 rooms. The area of the standard room is 6 m2. The most expensive and spacious is located in the cockpit of the pilots. There is even a toilet. For the rest of the guests, there is a convenience in the corridor. From the cockpit of the pilots, there is a panoramic view of the airport, from ordinary rooms - a view of the runway. In each room there is a TV, you can follow the schedule of flights. The hotel has a cafe and souvenir shop.
RAILHOLIDAY: United Kingdom, Cornwall
The hotel owns four restored railway cars, allowing you to travel at different times and styles, starting from the XIX century.
GREEN PLAZA SHINJUKU CAPSULE HOTEL: Japan Tokyo.
"Capsular" hotel, reminiscent of a submarine or a spaceship. Rooms - "mink" size 2h1h1 m. The Japanese call them "coffins improved layout." Only for men.
MALMAISON OXFORD CASTLE: United Kingdom, Oxford.
The hotel is located in the building of the former royal prison of the XI century, which in 2005 was bought by the hotel chain Malmaison. Lattices, barbed wire fences and the general situation still remind us of the prison past of the institution. True, the one who got here, do not want to run away, except that they took exclusive toiletries from comfortable "cameras". The rooms are decorated with designer furniture, and on the site of the former office there is a restaurant and a brasserie.
V8 HOTEL MOTORWORLD REGION STUTTGART: Germany, BÃƒÂ¶blingen.
Hotel for car lovers. Both in the architecture of the building, and in the design, the relevant theme is dominant. The decoration of the rooms uses the elements and parts of cars, as well as rare vehicles of the whole. You can sleep on a Cadillac bed, take shelter in a bedroom-garage, fall apart on a couch-sofa, and spend the night on a car wash - in one of 10 themed numbers. In addition, the hotel can be engaged in "boditing" in a massage salon and well refuel in a local gastronomic restaurant.
MOVENPICK HOTEL HAMBURG: Germany, Hamburg.
The modern hotel is built into a water tower built in the 19th century in the Sternschanz Park. In justification of the functional purpose of the building, the hotel has a complex of saunas and a hydro massage shower. On the 16 floors of the tower there are 226 rooms with a view of the city or park. From the top-floor suite, a panorama of Hamburg opens.
LE PHARE DU POT A L'EAU-DE-VIE: Canada, Quebec:
The lighthouse, set in 1862 on the St. Lawrence River, was abandoned 100 years later, and in 1989 was reborn as a hotel. In this architectural monument of federal significance there are only three double rooms and a common living room, which are decorated in the spirit of the last century. In the telescope on the tower you can watch the birds.
CLEY WINDMILL: United Kingdom, Norfolk.
A windmill built in the early 18th century survived a lot, including shooting the movie Conspirator with Elizabeth Taylor in 1949 and a flood in 1953. Today's hosts converted it into a hotel. Comfortable rooms are not only in the mill itself, but also in the former stables and pigeon house.
HOTEL DE VROUWE VAN STAVOREN: Netherlands, Stavoren.
The hotel is located in the harbor of the Dutch town of Stavoren, but more than a view of the yacht, guests are attracted by four rooms - in barrels of Swiss wine. The capacity of each is 14 500 liters. They say that a slight wine smell makes itself felt