We have all stayed at some interesting hotels in our time. They may have had a rock n’ roll themed lobby or bar, or dark lighting to give them a gothic feel, or even a waterslide park inside, but here are some hotels that will really open your eyes.
So enjoy this short trip around the world and a sneak peak into some truly unique hotels.
10. Down to Earth, Bed & Breakfast, Coober Pedy, South Australia
Known as the Opal capital of the world this place is seriously hot. With soaring temperatures and an arid landscape, it makes sense to go underground to avoid the heat. So if you’re not claustrophobic then this could be your chance to really say you’ve been ‘Down Under’.
9. Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden
In this hotel that is built each year from snow and ice, you are truly guaranteed a ‘chilly reception’. Probably one of the most famous hotels in Sweden this ‘I don’t need to worry about air-conditioning’ hotel, is truly a unique experience.
8. Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida, United States
Americas only underwater hotel, located 30 feet (9 metres) under the sea. This is one way to go ‘swimming with the fishes’ and living to tell the story. You have to scuba dive to get down to the hotel, which makes this a place to stay and an adventure.
7. Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin, Germany
This hotel is a habitable work of art by artist Lars Stroschen and it has various themed rooms that are based on an unlimited capacity for creativity. This is a visually stimulating hotel that is unlike any other. It’s not everyday that you check into a hotel and the reception says “Your coffin is ready sir”
6. Zambezi Sun Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia, Africa
This hotel is as close as you can get the Victoria Falls and you can fall asleep to the sound of the thundering falls and an assortment of wildlife. That’s right, the hotel grounds have Zebras, Giraffes and even little monkeys who will come into your room to raid your sugar sachets if you leave the balcony door open. There’s so much going on here, you’re bound to ‘fall’ for it.
5. Medieval Hotel Detenice, Czech Republic
There appears to be no such thing as a time machine, that we know of anyway. So if you’ve ever wanted to see what it was like in Medieval times, then this is the place for you. With authentic rooms, a pub, a castle and staff who dress and act like people from the period. You get all the experience of Medieval times with no ‘sir charge’.
4. Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
If you fancy infinity pools hanging over breathtaking jungle, monkeys on your balcony and a truly five star experience then this is the place for you. A resort that delivers on all levels and still leaves you hanging!
3. Royal Malewane, Hoedspruit, South Africa
This luxury resort allows you to be one with the Big 5 (African Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard and the Black/White Rhinoceros). For a truly unforgettable experience go ‘wild’ in this exotic and luxurious resort.
2. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece
Widely regarded as one of the best hotels in the world, this amazing hotel is nestled into the cliffs about 90 metres above the Agean seas crystal clear waters. If you want truly wow views and a memory to last a lifetime then you’ve found a place that will not fail to deliver.
1. Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives
Your very own boat bungalow over some of the most famous waters in the world. There’s not much more to say about this accommodation other than WOW! One can only dream of drifting away to a place so beautiful. Also see 10 places you have to add to your bucket list