From underwater hotels to restaurants with toilet seats for chairs, there is no lack of quirk and innovation places in the hospitality business. In the end it all boils down to offering a unique place. One hotel in Berlin has scored particularly high for its bold, eclectic and elaborately themed rooms.
It all began when artist and singer Lars Storschen began renting out rooms in his Berlin home as an added income arrangement. But he was an artist and an artist does not do boring well. So, he created four uniquely designed rooms and the lodge soon became very popular. Currently there are 31 rooms in Propeller Island City Lodge, along with an art gallery, reception area and breakfast room.
Here are a few pictures that show how weird and attractive the hotel is.
This room is all upside down, with furniture suspended from the ceiling
Even the view from the windows here is upside down
This is kind of a nightmare: the entire room is covered in mirrors. Yikes!
The hotel website warns ‘Caution, very sexy!’
Probably what is the most comfortable room in the world, this room is all padded
This one is an all-white room, with colourful bulbs.
Would you like to sleep and fly at the same time? This room is the answer
The round bed in this room rotates so that you don’t have to move to get things done
The furniture in this room dates back to generations. Also good luck finding the bathroom. Hint: It is not the wooden closet
Three people can take up this slightly weirder room. The beds are terraced and the floor slightly tilted
The all-blue room has no decor except for mirrors, even on the ceiling
The room is made of stained glass and has antique windows
The room is decorated with computer art and has a kitchen
The bed in this room is built atop logs and is styled after a cabin
This appears to be slightly risky as the bed is suspended by ropes and is surrounded by four wooden beams
Made of stained glass, this room is aptly named Glas House
This room has red-glass walls and you will have to climb a ladder to access the bed. Sigh.
To help you get all disoriented, this room has wavy walls and an octagonal ceiling
This beautiful room is designed after a Mediterranean village
Possibly one of the most important rooms as it has artefacts from the olden days of the lodge
The Nudes room is decorated with nude art
If you don’t want to sleep together, then you can pull down the crank-operated barrier
This room is stylised after a barn
Features in this room are raised and it also has a circular bed
This room is stylised after an Asian temple and has a stepped bed
Designed to match a circus train, this room has two elevated cages as beds
This unique is tiled from floor to ceiling with symbols and glyphs on them
The furniture of this room matches a fortress and the walls are painted with abstract architecture
The goth-inspired room has coffin beds. Enough said.
Whether you appreciate the art or not, you cannot help but marvel how epic Storschen’s hotel is.