Planning a holiday is always exciting. It is an opportunity to have some time off work and relax while enjoying the amazing view wherever you may be. One of the most important aspects of your travel experience is your choice of accommodation. Hotels are the number one option because it provides a luxurious array of amenities and topnotch comfort coupled with excellent service. But staying in a tower block hotel seems to have lost its charm over the years. Hence, hotel proprietors are prompted to be a little creative in designing a hotel that not only meets the needs of the tourists but also provides them with a one-of-a-kind experience wherein the hotel is the destination in and of itself.
If you want to stay in some wacky hotels and have a memorable trip, here are the wackiest hotels you’ll find (some of them you won’t believe actually existed!):
Costa Verde in Costa Rica
This hotel will make youvisi feel like you’ve walked into the set of the TV Show, Lost. With a 1965 vintage Boeing 727 attached to a two-bedroom suite, you would think that a plane accidentally crashed into your hotel. It is fun and truly a great attraction if you want a change of scenery.
Giraffe Manor in Kenya
This is another fun hotel that brings the outdoor indoors. But this one is reminiscent of the African safari as you are able to pet giraffes through your hotel window. In fact, this is the only place in the world where that’s even possible!
The Castle in Dalian, China
This is more like a fairy-tale castle than a hotel. Its location atop a mountain also adds to the medieval castle experience. This luxury hotel is one of the newest additions to the hotel scene in the city and is in the bucket list for the rich and famous who travel to this side of the world!
Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne, Australia
This boutique hotel is popular in the Melbourne hotel industry for its stylish but weird personality. If you step into the hotel, you’ll understand why. You can smell the aroma of baked goods when you walk into the lobby. The furnishings are also painted with chocolate color while the stools are designed to look like licorice. The attention to detail with the furnishing is beyond impressive.
Treehotel in Sweden
Want to stay outdoors but enjoy the amenities of a luxurious hotel? This one is for you! You will be able to choose from any of the themed treehouses that are designed to provide the best treehouse experience possible. As a bonus, this type of accommodation is eco-friendly.
Backstage Vernissage in Switzerland
Whitepod in Switzerland
Another must-stay hotel for those who like to visit the ice-covered Swiss Alps is the Whitepod. These are igloo-like pods that are located on the slopes of the Swiss Alps. Hence, you can experience how the igloos lived.
Hotel in Austria
If you’re tired in going up several floors in an elevator to get to your hotel room, what about the idea of sleeping in a sewage pipe? That is exactly what you’d find in this hotel in Austria. This is an ultra-hip hotel that makes good use of old drainpipes scattered in a public park. This might not be the best option for those with claustrophobia – but for everyone else, it’s worth the shot!
Hotel Faralda in Netherlands
If sleeping in a sewage pipe does not sound adventurous enough, what about staying in a crane? In Netherlands, you can do that when you book a stay at the 50-meter-tall maritime crane in Hotel Faralda. You can enjoy a 360-degree view of Amsterdam from your plush suite.
25Hours Hafencity in Germany
This is another unique hotel located at the heart of Hamburg. The concept of the hotel is to make it look like a ship. From the architecture to the interior design, it will feel like you are on a cruise rather than staying in a hotel.
The Manta Resort in Zanzibar Archipelago
This is an unbelievable resort and probably the only one of its kind in the world. In this hotel, a tri-level suite is submerged underwater with the walls being made of glass to ensure that it is leak-proof. Hence, you can literally stay underwater in this hotel!