Gone are those times when people used to look at hotels as merely a place to stay. With the development of tourism and tourists wanting unique experiences, the hotel industry has shifted way beyond providing hospitality. Apart from welcome drinks, guests are now greeted with stunning architecture and memorable experience that they can cherish for a lifetime because you see, hotels are no longer a place to crash for a night.
If you are looking for an unusual experience, pleasant nevertheless, here are some of the world’s best hotels you would not want to check out from.
1. Bivacco Gervasutti, Frebouze Glacier, Mont Blanc, Italy
Don’t just imagine living in a capsule hanging right over the cliff when you can book it in Mont Blanc in Italy. The views from the window are great and this spot is known for skiing and snowboarding.
2. Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA
If you are obsessed with Grand Canyon and would like to wake up to the grand views of mountains and plateaus, then there is not a better hotel than Amangiri. This resort comes with a swimming pool and is literally located in the middle of nowhere.
3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China
Okay! Just the bizarre architecture of this luxury hotel should pique your interest if not it’s location by the Taihu Lake. Also known as Doughnut Hotel and Horseshoe Hotel, Sheraton Huzhou is an example of brilliant design and architecture.
4. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Did you enjoy living in the treehouses during your childhood? Now enjoy living in these tree pods that are way more luxurious and equipped with facilities than your fun treehouse to relive your childhood days and connect with nature.
5. Thorngrove Manor Hotel, Adelaide, Australia
This hotel will not only provide you with a king-size bed but also a king-like life. It is everything that royal dreams are made of. So, bask in royalty in every second that you spend here.
6. Treehotel Sweden, Tollberg, Sweden
This is not just a treehouse, this is your chance to live in a sci-fi world hanging from a tree. Whether you want to live in a bird’s nest, a UFO, a dragonfly, or the cabin is totally up to you. Yes, of course, these hotel rooms are eco-friendly.
7. Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin, Germany
Why go to a museum when you can stay in one? Propeller Island is more of an art installation than a hotel with each room designed with a new concept. It is a perfect place for art freaks to crash in.
8. Crane Hotel Faralda, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Talk about unusual. This hotel in Amsterdam is built in a crane so that you can bungee jump from the top of the crane with joy, of course. The concept of the hotel may not look conventional from outside but you can rest assured to enjoy all the amenities in your room.
9. La Balade des Gnomes, Durbuy, Belgium
If you geek hard on fairy tales and legends, this hotel in Belgium is just for you where every room is decorated based on myths and legends from all around the world. Who knows in which era will you check-in?
10. Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, Matera, Italy
How about going back to primitive times and living inside a cave? Only this time, the experience will be more luxurious and stylish. This hotel, located in the maze of UNESCO-listed caves, will definitely give you an experience of a lifetime.
Next time you are planning a vacation, give these unusual hotels a thought and elevate your holiday experience with a unique stay.
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