This week we've put together 10 Weird & wonderful Hotel's. Each of these unusual places to stay does its best to provide guests with, in one way or another, a unique and unforgettable experience.
Check them out!
Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Located in the pine forest around Harads are six unique ‘treerooms’. Treehouses include the glass capsule-like Cabin, the lifelike Bird’s Nest, the mind-blowing reflective Mirrorcube and the UFO, and there is also a Tree Sauna!
V8 Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
Car fanatics will love the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart. All rooms are themed around the automobile, with features such as vintage cars, racing paraphernalia and drive-through cinemas.
Das Park Hotel, Linz, Austria
Who would have thought concrete could be comfy? These renovated sewage pipes are, thankfully, clean and functional and sit on the banks of the Danube, making them a perfect post-industrial bolt hole.
Hotel Marqués De Riscal, Elciego, Spain
The Marqués de Riscal is architect Frank Gehry's first and only hotel project, located in Elciego, in the heart of Spain’s Rioja wine-growing region. Similarly to his other projects, such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the structure is avant-garde in its approach, using huge titanium ribbons which stand out from the surrounding vineyard. The restaurant and bar are first-class, and there’s also a separate spa wing.
Quinta Real Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Built around the restored 19th century San Pedro bullfighting ring, the Quinta Real Zacatecas is now a luxury hotel. The last bull run was in 1975. The hotel’s restaurant now looks over the old arena, while the brick-walled bar is located where the bullpens used to be.
Inntel Amsterdam Zaandamn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The façade of this hotel is made up of nearly 70 stacked houses – from labourers’ cottages to town houses – which are typical of the area. Rooms are inspired by local history and there’s also a spa with a pool, Turkish steam bath and Finnish sauna.
Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield, UK
The Crazy Bear’s unique rooms take inspiration from the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas and planet Mars, and are stuffed into the oldest and most historic building in Beaconsfield. Other bizarre features include a staircase decorated with foliage painted in 24-carat gold leaf, Persian pony skin on the walls of the bar, dripping chandeliers, a creepy mirrored chill-out room and loos that are deliberately unmarked.
Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
Built at the top of a large cliff, the hotel looks out over the sea and gives the impression that a cruise ship has run aground. The town of Jeongdongjin is known for its views of the sunrise and sunset over the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and is itself a tourist destination. This has been further enhanced by the construction of the hotel, with its unusual design making it one of the most popular attractions in the country.
Yianzi Hotel, Hebei, China
If Chinese deities still hold sway, then guests at the Tianzi Hotel in China’s Hebei province can count on a happy stay. That’s because the colorful building depicts Fu, Lu and Shou, the Chinese gods of good fortune, prosperity and longevity. Shou, the jolly figure with the white beard, welcomes guests through a door in his right foot. His right hand holds a peach, which is actually a suite. Guinness World Records named the hotel the world’s “biggest image building.”
Hang Nga Guesthouse, Da Lat, Vietnam
Popularly known as ‘Crazy House’, this fairytale-like building is Gaudi-esque in its form. The building’s overall design is meant to resemble a tree and each room is animal themed.