There are ordinary hotels, the kind you just visit for the sake of doing so. Then there are those meant to leave a life-long impression on your mind. The latter are like small paradises on earth, with breathtaking views which will blow your mind. There are 24 such hotels in the world that stand out from the rest. You will be amazed at the off-the-wall features of each. Trust me, these are the kind of hotels you will wish you could spend the rest of your life in.
1. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
This hotel offers you an amazing view of the Northern Lights via glass igloos.
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2. Floating Hotel, Zanzibar
Manta Resort in Zanzibar has one of its hotels floating in the ocean. It gives you a chance to view the beautiful blue ocean, and with a submerged bedroom. The lights attract fish, squids and octopus at night. You can also enjoy the tropical sun while lying down on the roof.
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3. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Imagine having breakfast with a giraffe in your window. That is a reality at the Giraffe Manor located in Kenya. The giraffes live near the hotel, giving you a chance to eat while they poke their heads through the window. You can choose to feed them of course, or they can eat right off your plate.
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4. Fairy Chimney Hotel, Turkey
The Fairy Chimney Inn in Turkey combines the traditional way of life and a modern feel, to give you an experience of your life. The structures are carved out of the famous Tufa rock cones. The view is breathtaking.
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5. The Glass Floor Udang House, Bali, Indonesia
This hotel offers you bedrooms with glass floors through which you can have a beautiful view of the life in the fresh shrimp pond it has been built over.
6. Harry Potter Hotel, London
If you are a Harry Potter fan, then this is definitely the place to be. You will be amazed at the resemblance with the rooms at Hogwarts.
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7. Montana Magica Lodge, Chile
Tucked deep in a rain-forest in Los Rios is this astounding hotel with its buildings shaped like volcanoes. The volcanoes even erupt every day, but don’t freak out. Lava doesn’t come out, water does. If you want to have a first-hand feel of how living inside an active volcano would be like, then this is the place to be.
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8. Ascher Cliff Hotel, Switzerland
This hotel was built onto the side of a cliff and is over 170 years old. It offers you a chance to enjoy the view of the surrounding hills and the remarkable landscape.
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9. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada
Have you ever imagined how life could be if you lived in a sphere? Probably not. This hotel offers you such kind of a life. With a space big enough for two, and with the sphere built onto a tree, you can enjoy nature right at your doorstep.
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10. Attrap Reves Hotel, France
This hotel offers you a chance to sleep under the open skies with the stars shining above you. During the winter season, you can sip a cup of tea while watching the snow cover the ground. It gives you a chance to enjoy the beautiful nature around you through the glass walls.
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11. Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Sweden
Built purposely to offer you a chance to live a traditional life in a hut, this hotel’s rooms are made of wood and grass. The huts are almost invisible due to that, save for the chimneys on top of each hut. You can go beaver hunting or nature walking in the evenings.
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12. Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
This is a beautiful hotel built out of snow and ice. It is located in a small village in Northern Sweden, with only a little over 1000 residents. Over 50,000 guests flock this place during the winter.
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13. Mirrorcube Treehouse Hotel, Sweden
With the walls made from reflective glass, the rooms are designed to blend with the trees they are suspended from such that they are almost invisible.
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14. Sala Silvermine, Sweden
You have lived on the surface of earth your whole life, and it would be interesting to find out how living under the earth surface would be like, wouldn’t it? Sala Silvermine hotel offers you a chance to experience life 155 meters underground, with almost everything made out of silver or coated with it.
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15. Martin’s Patershof Church Hotel, Mechelen, Belgium
You have a chance to live inside a church with the hotel itself designed to look like a church. The rooms have windows that give you the feel that you are indeed living inside a church.
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16. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
This is yet another astounding hotel. Its rooms are located under water, with a roof and walls made of glass. You can watch shoals of fish as you lie on the bed, and enjoy the ocean through the glass walls.
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17. Zaan Inn Hotel, Netherlands
This is definitely the place to go for fairy tale lovers. You will enjoy living in the spacious rooms in the urban setting.
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18. The Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
This hotel offers you a view of the surrounding nature and the beautiful ocean through its glass walls. It gives you a chance to enjoy the sun setting in the western horizon.
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19. “The Crazy House” Hang Nga Guesthouse, Vietnam
This is the kind of hotel that is meant to thrill you as you spend your nights there. Everything from the structures to the interior design will give your spine a chill.
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20. V8 Hotel, Stuttgart
With beds designed to look like vintage vehicles, car lovers get a chance to spend the night in their favorite vintage cars. Everything is centered on this theme.
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21. Kingston Tree house, Lion Sands, South Africa
Here, you will have a chance to view animals passing nearby from a tree house with glass walls. You will get a chance to enjoy the serene environment around the place.
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22. Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
This hotel is designed to give you a sweet escape from reality. It actually has a couple of themes, each unique, to give you an eccentric feel.
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23. Tubhotel, Mexico
The rooms are designed to look exactly like tubs, piled on top of each other. Each has a bed big enough for two.
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24. The Batcave, Taiwan
This hotel’s theme is around the story of batman. You get a chance to enjoy life in rooms filled with batman paraphernalia.
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