Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, alone, with friends, or family, whenever you go to a different country/city the first thing you decide on is a hotel to stay in. Some people opt for a low-priced hotel and some do not settle for anything less than the best, even if that means paying a fortune. However, there are a few who know about and love staying in strange hotels. Some of these hotels are weird and some would be fun to stay in. Without wait let us get to discover 10 such strangest hotels in the world.
10. Dog Bark Park Inn – Cottonwood, Idaho, USA
Located in Cottonwood, Idaho, this hotel is something like you have surely never seen before. It is in the shape of a giant beagle. The beagle is 15 feet wide and more than 30 feet tall. He also has a name, Sweet Willy, and in his stomach, you can find a double room, and his chin has a loft room. Even the interiors of this hotel include dog pictures, rugs, statuses, and so on. So, if you are a dog lover, you might as well love staying in this hotel.
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9. Propeller Island City Lodge – Berlin, Germany
Situated in Berlin, Germany, this hotel is wacky and strange. It has 27 rooms and each of them is completely odd and different. For example, the interior of one room is that of a prison cell, while another room is made out of mirrors. If this is not enough for you, you can choose to stay in the creepiest room of the hotel, which is a crypt room, where you get to sleep in a coffin.
8. Sovotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
You must have seen a hotel in a mall and think this is very normal. But have you heard of or seen a hotel that is located inside a single store called IKEA? This hotel will provide you with sleep masks, pillows, and soothing music too. They have double and single beds, and also a bridal suite. So, visit the mall, shop till you are very tired and then go and get some rest in the hotel. After you have rested and gathered enough energy, you can go for another shopping spree.
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7. Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast – Farmington, New Mexico
This hotel is situated in Farmington, New Mexico, and is a single bedroom cave home that was actually blasted out of a mountainside in 1980. Three holes have been drifted in this hotel for utility including plumbing, electricity, and ventilation. It is situated 100 feet underground and if you choose to stay here the only way to reach will be a ladder and steep cliff. You just cannot go down and enjoy your stay, but will first have to sign a waiver for liability issues.
6. Plane Hotel – Costa Rica
If you see this Boeing 727 from a distance in the Costa Rican jungle it will look like it just crashed here. In reality, however, it was recovered from the San Jose airport and then placed in this jungle. The interior of the plane has been refurbished using teak wood. The right wing of the plane has a big wooden deck extending from the area so that you can enjoy the beautiful view. This plane is placed up in the trees 45 feet over the ground and is a perfect place to stay in and relax.
5. Palacio Del Sal – Bolivia
This hotel in Bolivia is the sole one in the world that is made using salt. Yes, you read the right, the ceilings, the walls, and even the floors are all salt. In fact, some of the furniture in this hotel is also made of salt. Many, many salt blocks have been used to create this hotel. It is situated in Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt flat in the whole world. If you ever choose to stay here you will learn an important rule that you are not supposed to lick the salt off the wall, just to prevent it from degrading.
4. Marmara Antalya – Turkey
This hotel in Turkey has 214 rooms. You can see the city of Antalya, the Taurus Mountains, and the Mediterranean Sea from the balconies of this beautiful hotel. Now, what makes this hotel earn a place in this list? Well, this hotel actually revolves. The loft with its 24 rooms floats in a pool which has 478 tons of water. There are six electric motors that help it turn a complete 360-degree rotation many a time per day. So, what you get to enjoy is a breathtakingly beautiful and changing view if you chose to stay here. The floating loft part of this hotel already has won the Worldwide Hospitality Award in 2007 for the Most Innovative Concept in luxury hotels.
3. ICEHOTEL – Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
The ICEHOTEL is well, made of ice. Most of the furniture of this hotel, including the beds are made of ice and snow. The temperature that you will be living in is -5 degrees Celsius. It is not only the fact that this hotel is made out of ice that makes it popular, it is more so because it melts every year and is then built all over again. Each November many architects come and rebuild the rooms, the chapel, and the bar using hundreds of tons of ice. If you plan to visit Jukkasjarvi, Sweden ever, do plan a stay in this hotel even if only for a single night.
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2. Utter Inn – Sweden
Located in the center of Lake Malaren, Sweden, this hotel is really unique. To begin with, it has just a single room. It also has a cabin and a deck floating right in the center of the lake. Beneath that, you have a steep set of stairs that will take you to your below-located bedroom. Your bedroom is actually an aquarium. If you plan to live there you will have to take a boat and will be given an inflatable canoe to reach there.
1. The Mirrorcube – Hardas, Sweden
The Mirrorcube is situated in Hardas, Sweden, and without a doubt is the strangest hotel in the whole world. Your room will be a 4X4X4 meter aluminum box that is wrapped around one tree trunk. If you do not find this strange yet, it is covered with one-way mirrors which allow you to enjoy a 360-degree view. It has a double bed and 2 people can live in the hotel, which also has a living room, bathroom, and a rooftop terrace. You can enter the hotel using a rope bridge.
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How much imagination, conceptualizing, and hard work must have gone into building these hotels. However, the end result surely is great, and also the reason why these hotels have successfully managed to find their place in this list of the top 10 strangest hotels in the world.