Are you a nomad looking for your next amazing adventure? Planning a honeymoon and want to stay in an epic hotel? Or maybe you’re just looking for more stunning views to satisfy your wanderlust. We’ve got you covered with some of the most unique places to visit around the globe.
From quaint to just plain weird here’s a guide to the 20 coolest hotels in the world!
1.) The Glass Floor Udang House
Situated in Bali, Indonesia, the Udang House is available for rent at the Babu Indah Resort. The resort was founded in 2005 by John and Cynthia Hardy, who brought 25 Japanese bridal houses to Bali with the intention of using them to host family and friends. After being completely remodeled and restored them, the houses are now open to the public as vacation rentals.
There’s also a shower that’s partly indoors and partly outdoors, giving you the chance to really feel at one with nature!
Address: Jl. Banjar Baung, Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
2.) Floating Hotel
The Manta Resort found on Pemba Island in Zanzibar is the coolest hotel I’ve ever seen! The underwater room features a bedroom that’s completely submerged, for 360-degree views of the ocean. You’ll be sleeping surrounded by turquoise-blue water and able to watch reef fish swim by from the comfort of your bed.
Oh! The best part is all your meals are delivered to you by boat at whatever time your heart desires. Just arrange for meal times when you book your trip.
Address: Psv-zanzibar estate, Tanzania
3.) Giraffe Manor
If you’re an animal lover, this hotel should be on your bucketlist. Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel in Kenya owned by The Safari Collection Resorts. It sits on 12 acres of private land in an indigenous forest in Nairobi.
A herd of Rothschild giraffes live on the grounds and roams around freely. You might be greeted by a giraffe poking its head through the window as you sip your morning coffee and will most definitely see the herd feeding on the grounds during your stay.
Address: Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
4.) Fairy Chimney Hotel
The Fairy Chimney Inn hotel looks like a Dali painting come to life. Found in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey, the historic cave rooms are carved inside the famous tufa rock cones. Nature built this natural wonder, but humans turned it into an amazing hotel.
This natural wonder has been turned into a relaxing tourist village complete with hot springs, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides and delicious local cuisine.
Address: Güvercinlik Sokak 3/7, Aydinli Mahallesi, 50180, Turkey
5.) Attrap Reves Hotel
This curious hotel in France takes camping to the next level. If you’re more of a fan of “glamping,” the Attrap Reves Resort’s, sleeping bubbles are perfect for you. The transparent bubble rooms feature a king-sized bed, minimalist furniture and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
The bubbles are kept inflated by a silent blower that also recycles and cleans the air inside. The private bubbles are justa short walk from the resort’s main building where you’ll find food and a relaxing Jacuzzi.
Address: Chemin de la Ribassiere, 13190 Allauch, France
6.) Aescher Cliff Hotel
This 170-year-old guest house is built into a cliff in Switzerland. The Aescher Cliff Hotel is a rustic house that sits just below theEbenalp Cliff on the northernmost summit of the Appenzell Alps.
You’re in for a serious hike trying to get to this hotel, though. There are also only three rooms and no real showers, although there is some running water captured from the cliffside. If you’re OK with roughing it a bit, the view is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Address: 9057 Weissbad AI, Switzerland
7.) Conrad Maldives Hotel
The Conrad Maldives Hilton Hotel on Rangali Island just opened its underwater room this spring. The Muraka villa features a below-sea-level room that has panoramic views of the ocean in the bedroom, living room and even the bathroom!
The resort’s Ithaca Undersea Restaurant also features underwater views of a coral garden. It sits 16 feet under the ocean’s surface. You might even see a shark swim by!
Address: Rangali Island, Rangali 20077, Maldives
8.) Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi
The Ice Hotel in Sweden is a world-famous hotel and art exhibit made entirely out of snow and ice. Make sure you bring your warmest clothes for this destination. Each suite really looks more like an igloo and features a private bedroom, bathroom and ice sculptures.
There’s also an ice bar that serves champagne and features art installations from local artists. It’s the perfect place to ring in the new year. Cheers!
Address: Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
9.) Half Graffiti Room
The Half Graffiti Room is found inside the Au View Panier hotel in Marseille, France. The artist Tilt created a “panic room” art installation by leaving half the room white and the other half completely covered in graffiti.
Tilt is a world famous graffiti artist. Sleeping in this room is literally sleeping in a work of art. Sweet dreams!
Address: 13 Rue du Panier, 13002 Marseille, France
10.) The Wizard Chambers at Georgian House Hotel
Ok, so this isn’t really a Harry Potter hotel, but you’ll feel like you’re at Hogwarts in The Wizard Chambers at the Georgian House Hotel. The Georgian House Hotel is a historical bed and breakfast in the heart of central London. It’s perfect for die-hard Harry Potter fans.
The wizard chambers are kept away from “muggle” quarters behind a heavy wool curtain featuring Gryffindor colors. Not all the guests at the Georgian House are even aware of the wizard chambers, since the rest of the B&B looks completely normal.
Address: 35 – 39 St George’s Dr, Pimlico, London SW1V 4DG, UK
11.) Montana Magic Lodge
This hotel in Chile is built into an old volcano in the southern Andes known as Magic Mountain. Beautiful green shrubbery has grown over the hotel, and a stunning waterfall cascades down the side of it.
The Montana Magic Lodge hotel also features an indoor pool, spa and wellness center. It’s the perfect place to go for some holistic healing.
Address: Carretera Internacional CH-203, km 60 B – Neltume, Panguipulli, Región de los Ríos, Chile
12.) Plane Suite at Hotel Costa Verde
If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Lost, you need to visit Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica and book the Plane Suite ASAP! A vintage Boeing 727 airplane has been transformed into a two-bedroom suite that overlooks the jungle canopy.
Inside the suite you’ll find hand0carved furniture, teak ceilings, air conditioning and two queen-sized beds. It’s the perfect jungle oasis!
Address: Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
13.) V8 Car Hotel
If you’re a car fanatic, you’ll love staying in the v8 Hotel in Stuggart, Germany. All the rooms are decorated around a vintage car, and the hotel features racing paraphernalia and even a drive-in movie theater.
No two rooms are alike in this unique hotel. For a truly luxurious night’s sleep, book the Mercedes Suite.
Address: Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1, 71034 Böblingen, Germany
14.) Dog Bark Inn
This literal dog house was built for humans. The Dog Bark Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho, is a bed and breakfast in the shape of a beagle! These giant dogs were created by husband and wife artist duo Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin.
The best part is this cool hotel is that it’s pretty affordable. You can stay in either dog for just $100 a night!
Address: 2421 Business Loop 95, Cottonwood, ID 83522
15.) Capsule Hotel
Here’s another cool hotel that’s also budget-friendly. This capsule hotel is also known as a pod hotel and features tiny pod-like beds for rent. Welcome to the future!
The Capsule Value Kanda Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the best capsule hotels around. It’s known to be the cleanest and the cheapest. Each capsule is only $27.13 a night!
Address: 1 Chome-4-5 Kajichō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0044, Japan
16.) Hotel Kakslauttanen
Snow igloos and igloos hotel is located in Finland with glass ceilings offer sleeping bags, and shared bathrooms in separate buildings.
In Hotel Kakslauttanen, the upgraded igloos and cozy log cabins add en suite facilities, fireplaces and saunas; some also have kitchenettes and free-standing tubs.
Address: Kiilopääntie 9, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland
17.) Amsterdam Zaandam Inntel Hotel
This visually 4-star hotel has an impressive façade. The structure is a lively stacking of various traditional houses to be found in the Zaan region of the Netherlands.
The Amsterdamn Zaandam hotel is not only the ideal place to stay when discovering the Zaanstreek, but as well for a trip to Amsterdam.
Address: Provincialeweg 102, 1506 MD Zaandam, Netherlands
18.) Martin’s Patershof Church Hotel, Mechelen, Belgium
Martin’s Patershof in Belgium offers you the comfort of a 4-star hotel in a breathtaking setting.
It creates by the arched ceilings, the imposing pillars, the stained-glass windows and the many religious details.
Address: Karmelietenstraat 4 2800 Mechelen Belgium
19.) The Southern Ocean Lodge
Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness.
Address: Hanson Bay Rd, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
20.) Caravan Hotel
This getaway is quietly located in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzkolln district between Kreuzberg and Neukolln. Huttenpalast Berlin offers a unique range of accommodation, including hotel rooms, retro-style caravans and huts.
Set in this factory landscape, all rooms in the Caravan Hotel include high ceilings, large windows and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
Address: Hobrechtstraße 65/66, 12047 Berlin, Germany
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