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21 Most Unusual Hotels in the World

Let’s leave the most usual hotels that we have stuck to stay in the cozy, picturesque, serene, and rich-in-culture hotels. There are a lot more unusual hotels for the unusual stay redefining the concept of hospitality. We will travel the world through this article “Most Unusual Hotels in the World”. From sleeping under the northern lights in an ICY hotel that only lasts during winter. To the tree houses perched among the clouds that transport you to the otherworldly realms.

Unique and Interesting Accommodations Around the World

No Man’s Fort: A Unique Sea Fortress Stay

Aerial view of circular No Man's Fort in the sea.
Historic No Man’s Fort, now a unique luxury hotel.

No Man’s Fort is a sea fort and looks like a granite island located in the Solent water and 2 miles away from Portsmouth Harbor in the South direction. The fort was built in 1880 to prevent naval attacks from France against Portsmouth. Later, the forts were also used to defend the various German warships during the Second World War.

It has 4 floors and is spread up to 99,000 square feet with 23 en-suite rooms. It offers multiple entertainment options like bars, clubs, restaurants, and various sports activities. If you arrive by boat, the entry door is located on the lower-level deck, which features dining options and function rooms. Additionally, a portion of this space has been converted into a laser battle game area. On the other side, the roof deck comes with 2 helipad stages and other amenities like Hot tubs, a Fire Pit, a Bar, and a Nordic Bothy.   

Authentic Javanese Living at Bambu Indah, Bali

Bamboo-crafted room with a canopy bed.
Eco-luxury bamboo bungalow interior at Bambu Indah.

Bambu Indah stands out as one of the most unusual hotels in the world, uniquely nestled among trees that connect your harmony with nature.

Visiting Bali is one of many dreams for most of the travelers. Before you think about any other city to visit in the future. Just think about the Bambu Indah hotel experience located in the middle of the jungle. Craftsmen have completely built the rooms with Bamboo, overlooking natural spring-fed pools, and decorated them with handicrafts from Southeast Asia. If you wish to sleep on the tree houses, down the river. Or lost on a jungle cliff their rooms bring a calm experience from your regular busy life.

The hotel has 10 different kinds of stays such as Copper House. Elora Orin House, Guadua House, Jawa Lama House, Kuning House, Moon House, Riverbend, Tree House, Tent House, and Sumba House nestle high in the trees and are perfect for romantic couples. All these kinds makes you escape from the hectic life to the adventurous. 

The food is so delicious and organic that was grown near farms and brought to the table. Even the water that is collected from the river is served. So it tells you how this stay connects you to nature so closely.

Stay Inside a Cliff at Kokopelli’s Cave, New Mexico

Situated atop the 60 million-year-old Ojo Alamo sandstone’s vertical cliffs. The stunning La Plata river valley is visible from the cave house. Its entrance is situated in the cliff face and can be reached by ascending steps carved out of the sandstone and a sloping path. You can enjoy an unmatched view of the breathtaking southwestern sunsets over the picturesque La Plata River valley. And the four states: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado—that comprise the Four Corners, from the Cave and the cliff tops.

Book and Bed Tokyo: A Book Lover’s Dream Stay

A BOOK AND A BED A hostel called TOKYO operate under the idea of “a bookstore where you can stay”. Indulge in the 4000 books kept in the spacious book room, take a nap on the bed, and mingle with other bookworms.

Would you like to have a special experience that is only offered by BOOK AND BED?

Experience a Cruise without the Sea at Sun Cruise Resort

A location where you can witness the world’s most breathtaking sunrise, a spot where you can unwind in the coziest of settings, and an amazing spot where it’s impossible to get everything in one picture.  

Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht, which is situated in Jeongdongjin’s stunning coastal region, provides guests with an opulent place to unwind. Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht is a great place with great people, where you can create a very special trip. It offers a variety of comfortable and stylish hotel-style and condo-style resort rooms. As well as Horizon Restaurant. Where you can savor the taste of expertly prepared Korean and Western food. The resort offers a private beach for guests. A rotating sky lounge for special events. A yacht club house overlooking the world’s most beautiful seas. A sailboat restaurant with the best view of the east coast. And amazing ship-shaped architecture for couples visiting.

Palacio de Sal: A Hotel Made of Salt in Bolivia

Palacio de Sal is one of the most unusual hotels in the world and beneath an incredible sky packed with vibrant hues and stars. Perched atop the majestic Salar de Uyuni, stands the historically significant Palacio de Sal. Which is also known as The Salt Palace. A sanctuary of enchanted moments where, at the end of the day, there is unquestionable proof of an unquestionable truth! No dream, no matter how extraordinary, is ever diluted before coming true.

Treehouse Lodge Resort: An Amazon Rainforest Escape

The uncommon, all-inclusive treehouse lodge in the Amazon offers an unforgettable experience. The hotel is situated close to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. That’s in the tranquil and protected Yarapa and Cumaceba river confluence in the Peruvian Amazon. When you stay in their tree houses, you’ll get to see the rainforest from the tree-top canopy. A completely new viewpoint that most visitors never get to see.

You will always remember waking up to a real safari of animals before you even get out of bed. And you will especially enjoy the experience of seeing monkeys and birds up close. You won’t give up any of the customary ground comforts, so don’t worry. Each bungalow has a toilet, sink, shower, and fresh white linens. You can enjoy the cool respite from the heat and humidity by getting off the jungle floor. And into your very own treehouse bungalow. Walking up there will give you a little extra exercise. But you’ll be happy to have it after a meal full of our delectable food.

Inntel Zaandam: Unique Charm in Amsterdam

This eye-catching hotel, situated 10 km from the Anne Frank House and a 2-minute walk from the Zaandam train station, houses itself in an eclectic canalside structure consisting of 70 stacked houses.

The building is a dynamic assembly of different Zaan-style traditional homes. The rich history of the Zaan region is also reflected in the interiors of the contemporary hotel rooms, which highlight the traditional goods, the forerunners of the regional craft industries, and the families who helped the region become globally renowned. To put it succinctly, it offers the best of both traditional and contemporary comfort.

Bivacco Gervasutti: Capsule Hotel In Italy

Ever heard about a space-age capsule that looks like hanging over a cliff edge in Italy? If you do, then what you heard is right. Bivacco Gervasutti – one of the most unusual hotels in the world located 9,300 feet above sea level in the Mont Blanc massif (Frebouze Glacier) in Italy and has become a favorite spot for many hikers and snowboarders.

The distinctive new building designed by architects Luca Gentilcore and Stefano Testa, has two sleeping quarters that can house up to twelve people, as well as living and dining areas. 

Sleep in a Plane: The Jumbo Stay Hotel, Sweden

While you are scrolling down to discover very unusual hotels, your surprise has no pause until you go to the last portion of this blog. It is another unique stay experience set up in Boeing 747. Quite surprising right? The stay in the hotel gives you an unparalleled global experience featuring exceptional sleeping comfort, conveniently located near Stockholm’s Arlanda airport (ARN).

Icehotel Sweden: A Magical Ice Sculpture Stay in Sweden

Every year when winter arrives, the clear waters of the Torne River slow down and turn to ice. The first-ever Icehotel was hand-sculpted from these enormous blocks of ice that were taken from the river that runs alongside it on an icy day in 1989. More than thirty years later, Icehotel is now a globally recognized landmark in Sweden. Where tourists from all over the world are coming to stay and experience this unbelievable man-made hotel.

Since the construction of the first and original Ice Hotel, enthusiastic artists have gathered every winter in the sleepy town of Jukkasjärvi to construct a new version of this Arctic marvel. Then, as spring arrives, the hotel is deliberately allowed to melt and return to nature. A unique iteration of the Icehotel awaits each winter, offering the possibility of creating new, priceless memories in this breathtaking location in Sweden.

Marques De Riscal one of Most Unusual Hotel in Spain

Internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry created this magnificent 21st-century chateau, which is a true masterpiece. This five-star hotel, which is situated in The City of Wine, is definitely an adventure of a lifetime. Get ready to enjoy an unparalleled sensory experience at Hotel Marques de Riscal. There are surprises in store. Take advantage of the benefits of the grape at the SPA Vinothérapie  Caudalie Marqués de Riscal or savor regional cuisine and fine wines at either the Michelin-starred Marques de Riscal Restaurant or 1860 Tradicion Restaurant. Both are run by Chef Francis Paniego. Welcome to this unique hotel designed by Frank Gehry, where you will find in each of the 61 distinctive guestrooms and suites promises to enchant with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding countryside, the medieval town of Elciego.

Magic at Baumhaus Hotel – Germany’s Enchanting Fantasy-Themed Treehouse Retreat

Something magical appeared in Sollingwald in 2008. Not far from Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, in Lower Saxony, a treehouse hotel was constructed for the first time. For over fifteen years now, the hotel is hosting enthusiastic visitors from both nearby and far away. In the center of the enchanted Weserbergland, within the magnificent Solling-Vogler Nature Park, sits the Baumhaushotel Solling.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

The Safari Collection owns the upscale boutique hotel Giraffe Manor. It is one of the most unusual places on Earth to stay, combining exceptional wildlife encounters with gracious hospitality and a long-term dedication to giraffe conservation. One of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings is the historic manor house, which is situated in the suburb of Langata. Situated amidst 140 acres of natural forest, the property spans 12 acres of individually owned land.

The resident herd of Rothschild giraffes, who may visit Manor morning and evening and stick their long necks through the windows in the hopes of finding a treat before leaving for their forest sanctuary, is one of the most fascinating aspects of the property. Although the Rothschild’s giraffe was used to be considered as extremely endangered. In the natural environment of Giraffe Manor, where Rothschild’s giraffe has long resided, the breeding program has successfully increased the giraffe population. Giraffe Manor can be reserved for a single night or as part of The Safari Collection all-inclusive.

Costa Verde, Costa Rica

In order to provide visitors with a distinctive experience of tropical luxury, Costa Verde has been developed, designed, built, and refined over the previous 25 years. With a range of vacation living options, four distinct restaurants to suit all tastes, and on-site spa services, our jungle oasis is ideal for families, groups, and couples.

Rich in diverse environments, breathtaking scenery, calm and exciting activities, and friendly Tico hospitality are Costa Rica and Costa Verde. Explore this unique corner of the globe.

La Balade Des Gnomes: A Unique Hotel Adventure Inside a Trojan Horse

A serene and verdant environment in the Belgian Ardennes. There is nothing like the hotel La Balade des Gnomes(The Walk of the Gnomes 🙂 ). It is situated close to Durbuy in Heyd, in the province of Luxembourg. Make this strange and romantic place your own by exploring 12 amazing and magical worlds.

Nimb Hotel: Experience Leisure and Luxury in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

With views of the enchanted Tivoli Gardens theme park, you will discover an enduring Nimb right in the center of Copenhagen.

The 38 distinctively designed guestrooms and suites at Nimb evoke a timeless sense of fantasy.  You will fantasize about spending the night at this upscale boutique hotel at the end of the day. It is unlike any other place in the world and is also cozy, private, and magnificent.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, China

The Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center is 40 minutes away from the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland. This is a 5-star hotel situated in Songjiang, the city’s original region. Although a long-abandoned former quarry in a remote suburb of Shanghai doesn’t seem like a good location for a new resort. In a suburban Songjiang area. This hotel is unlike any other as it is built into the rock walls of a flooded quarry. It is an incredible location. That unites wealthy tourists to enjoy the splendor of InterContinental life during their business, leisure, and adventure travels.

SiloStay, Little River, New Zealand

Fortunately, Little River lacks any globally recognized natural wonders, a Guggenheim, fiords, imposing waterfalls, and naturally occurring hot springs. This is viewed by some as lacking.

The team at SiloStay considers Little River’s seclusion and tranquility to be an absolute bonus, putting them at the forefront of civilization’s search for inner peace.

The Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA

This entertaining and useful roadside attraction is located near Cottonwood, Idaho, on US Highway 95. Dog lovers will love it.

The World’s Largest Beagle houses the Dog Bark Park Inn as a guest house as well.   Chainsaw artists Dennis and Frances from Dog Bark Park carved some of the dog’s ornamental accessories. A variety of dog carvings is available at the gift shop next door and also visitors can watch the carvings being made.

Fuselage Home – 1960s Boeing Converted into a Jungle Getaway

The most gorgeous hotel suite in Costa Rica is the X Phoenix. A vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe that was once used to transport tourists on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia) has been restored. This beautifully furnished, two-bedroom Boeing 727 fuselage suite soars above the jungle canopy. Giving you views that will make you think you’re actually flying.