We've all seen the Dog Bark Park Bed & Breakfast in the USA, The Pineapple room at the Nickelodeon Hotel in the Dominican Republic and perhaps you've even seen the hotel that is a replica of the human lower intestine in Belgium. But when was the last time you saw a list of the strangest luxury hotels and rooms around the world? We'll we have looked high and low (you'll get it once you've read the blog) and we've come up with what we think is a great list of fantastic hotels that have that "something" that is certainly a bit different. In no particular order...
Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel + Spa, Mendoza, Argentina
So, what are we looking at here? A luxury hotel - yes, a perfect pool and hot tub dotted with a few pristine white loungers and sun umbrellas - yes, is that a space pod in the background? Almost! That's the room we are highlighting in this first hotel. Perched 30 ft above this hotels 8 acre Malbec vineyard, is a hotel room with a view indeed. Amenities include free WiFi, a wine cooler, a Nespresso machine, a jacuzzi on the terrace, and a window in the pod’s roof for star-gazing. Oh and there's plenty of wine tasting opportunities. Entre Cielos, Perfect!
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Finland’s Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is 155 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Here you can stay in a glass igloo that offers the best place to watch the northern lights from or perhaps if you are more into log cabins, then they have a few of these too. Fancy a dip in the natural spring? Its gonna be really cold, but if it's frozen over don't despair, the staff will gladly cut a hole in the ice for you. Cross country skiing is also a big thing here.
Treehouse Lodge Resort, Iquitos, Peru
Ever wanted to sleep to the song of the Amazon rainforest? Now you can. Located 1 hr upriver from Iquitos towards the Peruvian Amazon boarder is the Treehouse Lodge Resort. On arrival you'll have to climb a few steps, between 34 and 67 ft worth (depending in which treehouse you stay in). Averaging 18 ft in diameter and the only thing that separates you from the Amazon is a railing, a curtain and a mosquito net. Squirrel Monkeys, macaws, sloths, and other rain forest denizens frequent the 345-acre eco-resort. Guests have a personal guide, and daily excursions include river dolphin-watching and visiting indigenous villages.
Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
The Manta Resort would be a unique and luxurious stay anyway, but if you get the opportunity to book the underwater suite you are in for a magical surprise indeed!
Sleeping below the surface of the water, waking up to a view of colourful reef fish gliding past your windows and then watching the night time activities of fish and octopuses attracted by the veranda spotlights. The sea-level floor above has a simple living area and bathroom, and the rooftop patio is perfect for sunbathing or taking in the Milky Way at night. When not enjoying your room, get a spa treatment, go scuba diving, or explore the interior of this island teeming with wildlife and culture.
Faralda Crane Hotel, The Netherlands
In the sleepy maritime city of Harlingen, one of the cranes in the docks has been converted to now house tourists - The Faralda Crane Hotel. Inside, the observation windows remain, but a bedroom and bathroom have been fitted with a luxurious, industrial chic feel and breakfast is delivered via internal lift. Incidentally, the crane still works, and guests can manoeuvre it as they please.
La Claustra Hotel, Switzerland
Ever wanted to visit the Swiss Alps? Ever thought about sleeping in the Alps? La Claustra hotel is a former Swiss military base that was carved into the side of the Alps. Now it's not often that you can peak inside army buildings, but this one has been converted into a very comfy 4 star hotel that is both luxurious and welcoming.
Skylodge Suites, Peru
If you are looking for an experience that sees you staying inside a glass box, hundreds of feet up, secured to the side of a cliff face then Skylodge is the hotel for you. I mean, why wouldn't you want to stay here? What looks simple is actually listed as a 5* hotel but you certainly have to put in the effort to stay here - climbing up via a metal ladder and then zip lining down!
Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen
The Nimb Hotel looks like a fairy-tale palace straight out of the Arabian Nights that someone dropped right in the middle of Copenhagen! If you like luxury with an oriental twist (and free entry to Tivoli probably won’t hurt either), then this one is for you.
Sun Cruise Resort, South Korea
The Sun Cruise Resort offers all the luxury and convenience of a cruise holiday without, well, the actual cruise. Perched on a cliff in Korea, this cruise ship won’t take you very far but you can still look out to sea, feel the wind in your face, have a drink in the crows nest bar and maybe it will float your boat (sorry).
Vliegtuig Suite, The Netherlands
Returning to The Netherlands, we find this luxury hotel room at the Vliegtuig hotel. Now, I'm almost certain that you've sen converted airplanes before... the concept isn't new, however, this plane comes with a touch of something special. It still has it's fully-equipped cockpit and it also comes with a few indulgent facilities such as a sauna and jacuzzi onboard the aircraft. For anyone who says that they can't sleep on planes, you'll have to try this.
For more information on any of the above listed hotels or for more inspirational ideas on where to stay that's just that little bit "different", contact Moethus Travel today.