I don’t know about you but when searching for a hotel the only things we check for are a double bed and free wifi, so far a hotel has always been a place to lay our heads at nights, not an attraction in itself.
However we’ve recently learnt there are numerous hotels around the world that would be worth the trip alone.
There are many hoteliers / B&B’s out there who have gone above and beyond the comfy bed requirement to invite you not only into a room but into an experience.
Without any further adeu here are 10 unique hotels around the world to add to your bucket list….
Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA
Have you ever dreamed of temporarily residing inside a beagle?
Have you brought your dreams up to friends only to have them laugh in your face and tell you that spending the night inside a beagle is physically impossible?
Take this photo of Dog Bark Park Inn and shove it in their faces immediately.
Dog Bark Park Inn is the creation of husband and wife team Devin and Frances who share a love of carving wooden dogs. After hitting the jackpot through an unexpected PR win they decided to invest their carving proceed in creating Dog Bark Park Inn and have since been featured all over the internet and mainstream media (including Ellen).
Hotel Costa Verde, Costa Rica
Why go on a real plane when you could hop into one that goes… nowhere.
In Costa Rica you can do exactly that and be genuinely happy about it!
Hotel Costa Verde is in the Manual Antonio National Park area a couple of hours drive from San Jose (theoretically atleast). The hotel is aimed towards luxury travelers or those seeking unique experiences and gives guest amazing views of the national park and the pacific ocean.
Hang Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam
Dang Nga Guesthouse, otherwise known as the crazy house was designed to resemble a giant tree and has a natural theme to the design of the grounds. The aim being to help bring guests back to nature and live in harmony with it.
Kakslauttanen Hotel and Igloo Village, Finland
The Kakslauttanen Hotel and Igloo village is unique in the fact a glass roof is present on the rooms so that guests can catch a glimpse of the northern lights in their bed. However this opportunity is only available for guests between the months of August to April so plan your trip accordingly.
Magic Mountain, Panguipulli, Chile
Free Spirit Spheres, Canada
The Free Spirit Spheres are suspended in Vancouver in one of the local forest in a symbol of harmony between man and nature. The idea behind the unusual accommodation being that man can live in the forest without clearing it.
The unique guest houses come with a speaker system, power and gives guests the opportunity to sway with the trees ever so slightly.
Propeller Island City Lodge, Germany
The Propeller Island City Lodge is a German project aiming to alter the perceptions of its guests. Every single room is different, the one shown in the photo above is the upside down room.
Other notable rooms include the mirrored room, a room with the bed hanging from the ceiling, a topsy turvy room and a room where the beds are coffins – check them out (and the other 20 rooms) on the website here.
The Manta Resort, Tanzania
This place gives new depth to the classic “overwater bungalow” giving guests a chance to live underwater as well. Guests have the opportunity to fall asleep to the gentle motions of the ocean while small fish swim past their bedroom windows.
The villa has three floors including the roof which is perfect for sunbathing and for jumping off into the refreshing Tanzanian waters.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Giraffe Manor in Kenya is famous for its notorious Giraffe inhabitants who are often said to join guests for meals. These long necked animals poke their heads through the windows of the hotel to see what guests are up to and sometimes grab leftover food.
Hotel CasAnus, Belgium
Well apparently the CasAnus Hotel is modeled after an intestine….
Joep Van Lieshout created the “work of art” to resemble the body innard complete with a double bed, warm shower and electricity. We’re not really sure why but our money is that someone bet him he wouldn’t do it, so he set out to prove them wrong. Like in high school when your friend tells you there’s no way your going to draw a penis on your text book.
If you know the real reason we’d love to hear it!
Which ones will you adding to your bucket list?
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