From a desert palace constructed of salt to an upcycled Boeing 727, here are seven unique hotels that will redefine how you think of accommodation when you travel.
For those who travel constantly, every hotel begins to look the same after a while. If you fall into this category and are in search for something different than usual or you’re looking for the next vacation spot, keep scrolling.
As an child, you may remember how much fun it was to live in a tree house. This Sweden’s remarkable Tree hotel, consists of seven living pods suspended in tall pines up to 20 feet above the forest floor. You access the rooms via ladder, suspended bridge, or electric stairs.
From September to March, the hotel’s employees give guided northern lights tours. All year long, visitors can eat at the on-site restaurant, which specializes in northern Swedish cuisine.
The Muraka (Maldives):
Yes. Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is an undersea accommodation. This is a three-bedroom undersea residence with a modern, domed design and 24-hour butler service. World-class architects and engineers teamed up to construct the unique hotel room in Singapore; they then transported it to the Maldives, anchoring it in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Those who do not want to stay overnight can have a meal at the undersea restaurant. You’ll have to scuba dive down to this strange guest room, at the bottom of a fish-filled lagoon.
Icehotel is the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The hotel has around 150 warm and cold rooms respectively. The latter have an ice décor and a bed made of ice which is covered with reindeer hides. Don’t get scared of freezing yet. You get to sleep in a thermal sleeping bag. The hotel also includes an ice church, ice bar, ice sculpting studio and pillar hall, in addition to two heated restaurants, lounge, four meeting rooms and two wilderness camps.
Book and Bed Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan):
This is a haven for bibliophiles which looks like a used bookstore until guests slide open a bookshelf and reveal a cozy nook with a simple bed, reading light, and electrical outlet. Each of the cubicles is big enough for one person, also available behind are shelves filled with 3,000 titles in Japanese and English. Bathrooms are shared, and couches in the area outside of the bookshelves provide a communal reading and gathering area. It is more of a hostel than hotel. Perfect for a group of buddies who want to tour Japan.
Lemala Wildwaters Lodge:
This spectacular lodge is situated next to the powerful streams of the River Nile in Uganda. It’s a unique private property within six hectares of Kalagala Island. To get there, you will take a boat ride to reach Lemala Wildwaters Lodge making it an untouched environment with no artificial noises to disturb your stay.
There are ten stand-alone wooden huts perched on granite rocks. They are encircled by the lush jungle and have panoramic views of the river. Each of them is connected by elevated wooden paths to the main building, where you’ll find the restaurant, a bar, and a library. Inside the huts, furniture is handmade, and each of them is equipped with rainfall showers. There are secluded wooden decks with free-standing open-air bathtubs overlooking the pristine nature.
Hotel Costa Verde (Costa Rica):
This unique lodging is an upcycled 1965 Boeing 727 that’s been turned into a two-bedroom luxury guesthouse. While the distinctive fuselage shape is intact, the interior is completely paneled with local teak. The windows offer visitors a view of the jungle and ocean. Incase you’re wondering, the plane rests on 50-foot-tall pillars which acts as supports, and the wooden patios extend over the wings. Each of the bedrooms have air-conditioning, and bathroom.
Treehouse Lodge Resort (Iquitos, Peru):
Sleep to the sounds of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest at the headwater of the Amazon. Guests can only reach Treehouse Lodge Resort via an hour-long boat ride from Iquitos, after which they’ll climb 34 to 67 feet to one of eight circular tree houses above the forest canopy. The thatch-roof structures average 18 feet in diameter, and a railing, curtains, and optional mosquito netting are the only things separating you from the rain forest. A bathroom with a cold-water shower is located below the main floor. Suspended walkways from each tree house lead to a central commons tree house, where included Peruvian-inspired gourmet meals are served.
Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur, India):
Live like a 16th-century Indian aristocrat at this secluded architectural piece, located in the middle of Lake Pichola on the island of Jag Niwas. The majestic exterior and lavish interior make for a remarkable retreat, but the fact that you need speed boat transportation to get to and from the hotel is what makes this lake palace a rare find.
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