We’ve scoured the web looking at various hotel accommodations around the world and stumbled upon some really unique hotels. The concepts as well as the construction and engineering behind these 10 hotels will surely make you gasp! Here they are:
1. Das Park Hotel, Austria.
Located in Ottensheim, Austria, the offbeat hotel offers three 10-ton segments of drainage pipe, each 6.5 feet in diameter for you to stay in.
2. Dog Bark Park Inn, USA.
A hotel dog lovers will particularly enjoy, the Dog Bark Park Inn is a hotel located in Cottonwood, Idaho, in the shape of a beagle. Guests enter the body of the beagle from a private 2nd story deck. Some of the decorations and furniture inside the hotel are made by an artist to fit in with the hotel’s theme. Visit the hotel’s website: http://www.dogbarkparkinn.com/
3. Ice Hotel, Sweden.
Located at Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, the Ice Hotel is the largest hotel made from snow and ice in the world! Guests here literally sleep in a bed of of snow and ice! Inside, the hotel is complete with rooms, a bar, and even a chapel in a temperature roughly minus five degrees Celsius. What’s even more incredible, the entire building of the hotel is rebuilt over and over again every year by November as the ice melts during the hotter summer months!
4. Attrap Reves, France.
If you enjoy camping outdoors with a little added luxury, then the Attrap Reves in France is the perfect accommodation for you! Also referred to as the Bubble Hotel, it offers giant glass bubbles where guests can enjoy a night under the stars. It was established in February 2010 and has since been especially in demand for couples who want to have a romantic retreat in a unique way. If the transparency is too much and you want privacy, half of the bubble may also be covered so as to keep the top visible. Cool!
5. The Boot Hotel, New Zealand.
Remember the story of the old women who lived in a shoe? Well now, you can too! Sleep inside a boot in New Zealand. Your experience will be enhanced by the beautiful green surroundings and countryside lifestyle. Visit the hotel’s website: http://www.theboot.co.nz/
6. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada.
At Vancouver Island’s Free Spirit Spheres, two handcrafted wooden spheres float in maple and cedar trees — perfect for anyone who’d like nothing more than time alone with nature. The Eve is a mere 9 feet in diameter, but packs a bed into the room. The Eryn provides 10.5 feet for a bed, loft, minifridge, cupboards and dishes. For a small bump in price, a third sphere, the Melody, offers a yellow fiberglass sphere with rich black walnut interior and a Murphy bed. Rates are $135 to $205 per night, with a discount for two-night stays.
7. Magic Mountain, Chile.
Originally a place for friends to stay while they enjoyed the hunting and fishing resources of the Hulio Hulio reserve, the name is from a favorite book of the owners. The story describes a mountain that has magical powers and grants wishes – The Magic Mountain. With a waterfall cascading from the pinnacle of the roof, the lodge is indeed a special place. As you’d expect from staying somewhere remote, your senses become tuned to the vibrant ecosystem of the forest. Condors and eagles in the air, and pumas on the ground!
8. Sala Silvermine Hotel, Sweden.
Experience life 155 meters underground in the historic Sala Silvermine, Sweden. This is one of the world’s best-preserved mine settings – full of dark caverns and lakes in an awesome other-worldly setting. If you’re prepared to delve a bit deeper to find an interesting hotel, this definitely does the trick!
9. Elkep Evi Cave Boutique Hotel, Turkey
The quirky Elkep Evi Cave Boutique Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey is carved into the volcanic cliffs and seems to blend right in with the surrounding scenery. Perhaps what is most unusual about the hotel is that in Cappadocia at least, it isn’t that unusual. The area is famous for its cave hotels.
10. Hotel Costa Verde, Costa Rica.
If you have fantasies of living like the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos, Costa Rica may be just the ticket. Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane. In its former life the airplane transported globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, and it now serves as a two bedroom suite perched on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the beach and ocean