When we plan a vacation, most of the excitement goes in deciding the type of clothes to wear and the kind of food to eat, and of course the places we plan on visiting. Everything but the accommodation. To have an out-of-the-box, once in a lifetime experience, here are some hotels that you can opt for. What makes these hotels stand out is their uniqueness, be it the one completely built with sand or the one where you can live with giraffes! Check out the list below:
1. La Villa Hamster, France
Here you can experience the life of a hamster by living like one.
If you want to experience the life of rodents, La Villa Hamster is the place to be. It has a hamster wheel, a woodchip-lined bedroom and a huge foot-operated water bottle, among other fascinating features. Guests are even given hamster masks when they check-in.
2. Quinta Real Zacatecas, Mexico
Quinta Real Zacatecas is built around a bullfighting ring.
Built around the 19th century San Pedro bullfighting ring, Quinta Real Zacatecas is now a luxury hotel. The place saw its last bull run in 1975. Isn't it beautiful?
3. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Here you can experience the starry nights in the amazing glass igloos.
Located in Finland, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort serves you with some incredible glass igloos. This hotel only opens in the northern lights season i.e. from the third week of August until the end of April. What makes the stay wonderful are the snow capped trees surrounding the place!
4. River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort, Thailand
This resort is bulit on 300-square-foot floating wooden rafts.
In River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort, rooms are built on 300-square-foot floating wooden rafts. You can experience the real touch of nature and unseen culture of Thailand here. One interesting fact related to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort is that it's floating since 1976. Whoa!
5. Hotel de Glace, Canada
This is a temporary hotel which is rebuilt every year with the help of ice and snow.
Hotel de Glace is a temporary hotel which is rebuilt every year using 500 tons of ice and 30,000 tons of snow. It is open only for a few months in a year. It has been recreated every year since 2001, the year when it was built for the first time.
6. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya
Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is located in the midst of a wildlife sanctuary.
Located in the midst of Taita Hills Sanctuary, Salt Salt Lick Game Lodge is the place to be of if you want to experience wildlife from the comfort of your room. The lodge describes itself as a 'luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains.'
7. Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peruvian Andes
Skylodge Adventure Suites are placed at 400 feet above the ground and are only accessible via a pre-laid cabled climbing route.
Placed at 400 feet above the ground, these suites are perfect for adventure junkies. The main way to get there is via ferrata which is a pre-laid cabled climbing route. There are three comfortable
suites capsules for you to have the most insane view you ever had from a hotel.
8. Sand Castle Hotel, Weymouth Beach, United Kingdom
Sand Castle Hotel is built entirely with sand.
Four sculptors built this unusual hotel with around 1100 tons of sand in 2008. Here, you can sleep under the stars and can wake listening to the sound of tides around you. Convinced?
9. The Mirrorcube, Sweden
The Mirrorcube is suspended around tree trunks with its outer surface camouflaged within the tree canopy.
Located in Harads, Sweden, The Mirrorcube is basically a 4*4*4 metre box suspended around tree trunks. This breathtaking hotel is covered in mirrors and can only accommodate two people at a time. What makes it unique is its outer surface which is camouflaged within the tree canopy.
10. Sala Silvermine Suite, Sala Municipality, Sweden
Sala Silvermine Suite is located 155 meters under an abandoned silver mine.
This luxury suite is located 155 meters under an abandoned silver mine. This particular mine was at one time the country’s biggest silver producer. With low-hanging stone ceilings, uneven walls, and hidden cavities, this suite is bound to give you one hell of an experience.
11. 9h Hotel, Japan
9h Hotel stacks its guests in sleeping pods.
9h Hotel comprises of sleeping pods where people can actually charge themselves up, but for no more than 9 hours. The place is 9 stories tall, with 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and even a lounge. It is a popular concept in Japan which is now spreading in other parts of the world.
12. The Giraffe Manor, Kenya
You can live with giraffes, quite literally, in The Giraffe Manor.
Giraffes poking their head from the window is not a big deal in The Giraffe Manor in Kenya. This six room hotel has its own giraffe residents who are quite trained when it comes to welcoming the guests. Packing bags already?
13. The Balancing Barn, England
One edge of The Balancing barn is fixed at one end.
Located in the English countryside, The Balancing Barn is one of the most exciting holiday homes in the list. Covered with silver tiles and a unique design, this is undoubtedly one of the best examples of modern architecture.
14. Grand Canyon Caverns Suite, Arizona
Grand Canyon Caverns Suite is located 220 feet below the ground.
Located 220 feet below the ground, Grand Canyon Caverns Suite is the deepest and darkest place on this list. It can accommodate up to 6 people. You also have the option of exploring the whole cave while you are there. Hell yeah!
15. Dog Bark Park Inn, United States
Dog Bark Park Inn is a 30 feet tall wood structure shaped like a dog.
Located in Cottonwood, USA, Dog Bark Park Inn is in shape of a large beagle named Sweet Willy. This hotel is a 30 feet tall wood structure which can accommodate up to four people at a time. All you dog lovers, are you listening?