Your vacations are unique and designed around your personal interests. Shouldn’t the hotel you choose to stay at also be individualized? Take a break from the generic hotel chains and visit one of the many unique hotels the world has to offer. Here’s a list of some of the most original options.
1. Propeller Island
This hotel can be found in Berlin, Germany, and each room is designed to be stranger than the next. According to Travel + Leisure, “One room has a bath in a giant plastic bag; another uses an oversize guillotine to divide a king bed into two singles. There’s a jauntily painted prison cell, a room with coffin beds, and a suite completely decorated in mirror fragments.” The top room that’s requested? An ordinary looking bedroom — except for the fact that it’s upside down. All of the furniture is suspended from above, except for a bed, table, couch, and TV, which fold out from the floor.
Found in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Verana is a spa completely surrounded by nature. There are 4 “V-house” buildings that offer views from the upstairs balconies that overlook the Bay of Banderas, according to The Guardian. With an infinity pool and a spa offering facials, massages, and yoga, you’ll get the most luxury with the most unique views possible.
3. Treehouse Hotel
Is staying in a bird’s nest on your list of things to do? If so, be sure to stay in Sweden’s Treehouse Hotel for a night or two. It can be found deep in the pine forest of the Lule River valley, and guests have the option of give different tree-rooms a try, according to Elite Traveler. Each room offers isolation with beautiful views of the rivers and forests.
4. Marmara Antalya
In Antalya, Turkey, this 208-room hotel overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains and city of Antalya. This is the world’s first revolving hotel, with a spinning 24-room loft that provides guests with an ever-changing view. The hotel floats in a pool of 478 tons of water and turns a full 360 degrees on its foundation several times a day, according to Popular Mechanics.
5. Marqués De Riscal Hotel
This unique piece of art in Northern Spain caters to foodies, wine-lovers and guests who appreciate spectacular architecture. “Titanium panels have been designed to reflect the flow and ebb of Rioja, with several tinged a delicate pink to represent the faint burgundy stain of the region’s world famous drink,” according to Elite Traveler.
6. Hang Nga Guesthouse
According to Travel + Leisure, this hotel in Dalat, Vietnam is a must-see for those who enjoy interesting architecture. “Mushrooms, spiderwebs, portholes, and tree roots are sculpted into the organic concrete form, and each of the 10 guest rooms at “The Crazy House” is named for an animal. Choose wisely; those burning-bright eyes in the tiger suite will surely keep you awake.”
A retro escape in central Berlin, Germany, the hotel is inside a former vacuum-cleaner factory. Guests have the option of sleeping in a caravan surrounded by potted trees or in wooden cabins with “outdoor” picnic tables. This hotel has modern amenities with the appeal of an outdoor lifestyle, according to The Guardian.
8. Dog Bark Park Inn
This beagle-themed bed and breakfast can be found in Cottonwood, Idaho. “Guests enter the body of the giant dog through a balcony. The dog’s head houses a loft bedroom and an alcove within the muzzle, with a toilet disguised as a fire hydrant,” according to Popular Mechanics. The largest beagle, Sweet Willy, is 30 feet tall, 34 feet long and 14 feet wide.
9. Loisaba Wilderness
This Kenya ranch truly lets you sleep under the stars. The rooms are on raised platforms and allow you to relax under African skies while looking for lions, elephants, zebra and buffalo. Just in case it turns into animals gone wild, there is a team of people on standby to help protect you from any animal encounters, according to Elite Traveler.
10. Palacio de Sal
In Uyuni, Bolivia, the 16-bedroom hotel is made with salt blocks. “It’s an architectural embodiment of the environment,” according to Travel + Leisure. “One million salt blocks measuring 14 inches were mortared together with salty water to construct every-thing — even the beds, chairs, and dry sauna. Just pray it doesn’t rain.”