Sure, it might sound a bit creepy, but that doesn’t change the fact that this statement is true. The next time you plan your trip, be sure to you include at least one of these hotels; it would be a good idea to save up even some money if you plan on staying at one of the world’s most unique hotels. Ice, caves, under water – you name it, they’ve got it Let’s go down the list together, shall we?
10. Berggasthaus Aescher Hotel
People say this is where you will get to enjoy the best view in central Switzerland, but you’ll just have to visit the Berggasthaus Aescher Hotel to find out. It is 170-years-old and tucked below the Ebenalp Cliff. Please note that In order to reach the stunning place you must take a long route and climb up the extremely challenging and steep mountain path from Seealpsee to the Äscher. For the lazy types, there’s also a cable car.
However, the Berggasthaus Aescher doesn’t have soft beds, room service, or a huge pool for you to enjoy. It’s more like a hostel, with no conventional showers, Internet, or television and only Swiss food. Costs vary between $45-$50 Swiss francs per person, per night.
The Icehotel is located in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden and seems to be coming out of a fantasy book or Hollywood movie. Close to the Arctic Circle, this hotel is typically open between December-April of each year and was the world’s first ice hotel, ever.
Icehotel was made entirely out of snow and ice blocks from a nearby river. Guests here will also enjoy a bar, church, ice restaurant, main hall, reception area, and over one hundred suites. There is no heating and the average bedroom temperature is around 23F, so you better have a hot girlfriend to keep you company.
8. Elkep Evi Cave Hotel
Elkep Evi Cave Hotel is a bed and breakfast located in the rock hills of Urgup, Turkey. With comfortable beds and modern accommodations, guests will feel quite pampered; each room offers a private terrace with spectacular views overlooking Cappadocia, polished wooden floors, a CD player, Jacuzzi and more. On a dangerous note, guests are cautioned to walk slowly around the property since there are many steep areas around the caves.
7. Katikies Hotel
Katikies Hotel is the leading boutique hotel in Europe, with crystal blue infinity pools and cubist cottages for everyone – almost. The rate includes a daily Champagne breakfast served on the veranda, a bottle of nice wine, a basket of fruit, plus use of a personal cell phone to snap pictures.
Katikies Hotel is a famous property located in Greece, popular due to the perfect sunsets and unforgettable backdrops. The white washed suites feature classic arched ceilings, views of the Aegean Sea, and a terrace. Please note you’ll have to pay no less than $500 a night to stay here.
6. Ladera Resort
Ladera Resort is a unique property in St. Lucia where guests may enjoy a private experience with only six villas and twenty-six suites. There’s a highly acclaimed staff that will care for your every need and since the hotel sits above a blue Caribbean Sea you get enjoy its views from the private pool in their room. You will get soft linens, nice beds, and heated pools; but, no television or air conditioning for you. Reservations will cost up to $1,800 a night.
5. Loisaba Lodge
Anyone remember “Into the Wild”? If you do, than the Loisaba Lodge is the place for you. Guests may enjoy a luxurious stay within the African wilderness and sleep under the Kenyan stars, undisturbed, on “Star Beds” where someone is nearby to get you anything you want. It seems that each room features large French windows that open up to a private deck where breathtaking views await.
Activities include camel riding, day game drives, helicopter rides, river rafting, and going to the spa. Sounds like fun, right?!
4. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Finland is home to one of the most unique Igloo villages on the planet, as well as the World’s largest snow restaurant. You will find both at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Guests can opt out between a log cabin, glass igloo, snow igloo, wedding chambers, and more. But I bet you’ll want the glass or snow igloo.
The hotel has 20 such snow igloos, made with glass which allows you to enjoy the northern lights from your bed. The rooms are warm and the sauna is pleasant as well, but staying here is harsh: up to $1,000 or more a night.
3. Attrap’Reves Hotel
Staying at the Attrap’Reves Bubble Hotel in France is perfect, if you love falling asleep looking at the stars. Transparent pods offer beautiful views of the night sky and surroundings, all for under $200 a night. Guests may also purchase telescopes or star charts, but the outdoor jacuzzi sounds better.
The bubbles are semi-opaque, and each one was made from recyclable materials; a silent blower keeps them inflated and each bubble has its own theme. It seems “Zen” is the most popular.
2. Magic Mountain Lodge
The Magic Mountain Lodge has thirteen-fifteen rooms for you The Lord of the Rings fans. It’s located in the intimate Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, northern Chile, Patagonia. The lodge was built from wood and stone, with each room featuring modern accommodations and large windows. Here’s something strange: the hot tubs were constructed out of huge trunks of trees, dug out, and then filled with hot water perched on a deck overlooking the forest. There’s also a mini golf course or you could just go horseback riding.
1. The Manta Resort
Have you ever eaten a meal underwater? Well, the Manta Resort offers a three-floor suite that floats beside a thriving coral reef; there’s also a submerged master bedroom surrounded by views of local sea life. Awesome, right? The resort is located in the remote northwestern tip of Pemba Island in Zanzibar and probably represents the ultimate luxury resort experience.
The main attraction is the bedroom on the bottom level, which rests beneath the surface of the water. here, guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of the water surrounding them. But, there’s a catch: the average night in the underwater room is $1,000 for two people, aside from the regular cost of the resort.