Weirdest hotels you will find all over the world.
Summers our all-time favorite season. Not only does it bring in the tropical fruits but also it is the season of vacations. We all need a break away from our tiresome daily routine and we vacation just provide the same. Vacations also have major planning involved behind them. Right from choosing the destination to planning the trip is always an uphill task. One of the most interesting and most hectic jobs is to search for a proper hotel. Everybody has a different preference when it comes to booking a hotel. Let’s take a look at some of the craziest and weirdest hotels that are available.
●Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
The Manta Resort would be a unique stay anyway, with its beach villas on a remote island surrounded by pristine waters. But book the Underwater Room and sleeping below the surface as colorful reef fish glide passes the large windows which surrounding your double bed. When you are not enjoying your room, get a spa treatment, go scuba diving, or explore the interior of this island teeming with wildlife and culture.
●Kokopelli’s Cave, Farmington, New Mexico
Named for a flute-playing figure carved into rocks centuries ago by Native Americans throughout the Southwest, Kokopelli’s Cave is a remote, multiroom bed-and-breakfast 300 feet above the La Plata River Valley. Guests descend stairs to the entrance 70 feet below the mesa top, where they find a 1,700-square-foot circular cavern that was blasted out of the rock by geologist Bruce Black, who originally thought space would be his office.
●Book and Bed Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Heaven for bibliophiles, Book and Bed Tokyo looks like a used bookstore until guests slide open a bookshelf and reveal a cozy nook with a simple bed, reading light, and electrical outlet. Unabashedly bare-bones and not for the claustrophobic, 30 stacked cubbies, each big enough for one person, are available behind the shelves filled with 3,000 titles in Japanese and English.
●Dromen Aan Zee, Harlingen, Netherlands
Dromen Aan Zee (Dreaming by the Sea) offers three unique stays that celebrate Harlingen’s seafaring culture. The Havenkraan has guests staying 56 feet above the ground in a harbor crane that, until 1996, was used to off-load ships. The machine and control rooms have been turned into a stylish apartment with panoramic views of the Wadden Sea. Bright colors, a full entertainment system, kitchen area, full bath, and rooftop patio feel more like a tony yacht than the industrial machinery known locally as “the spider.”
●Hotel Costa Verde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s Hotel Costa Verde’s slogan is “Still More Monkeys Than People …,” but its other claim to fame is that guests can spend the night in an upcycled 1965 Boeing 727 that’s been turned into a two-bedroom luxury guesthouse. While the distinctive fuselage shape is intact, the interior is completely paneled with local teak. Windows offer jungle and ocean views throughout the plane, which rests on 50-foot-tall supports, and covered patios extend over the wings.
●Happy Nomads Village, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
Experience traditional Kyrgyz life in one of three large bozuis (Kyrgyz for “yurt”) in Happy Nomads Village. Surrounded by flower gardens in warm weather, each traditionally constructed bozui has heated floors and twin beds around a circular perimeter that can accommodate five people. The simple interiors have colorful rugs and wall designs, Wi-Fi, and electrical outlets.
●Palacio de Sal, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
You’ve perhaps heard of ice hotels, but Bolivia’s Palacio de Sal has taken the concept one step further by using salt from the famous Salar de Uyuni salt flats to create a luxury hotel in the middle of the Bolivian desert. Nearly everything in the 48,500-square-foot hotel is made out of salt, including the building and furniture.
●Santos Express, Mossel Bay, South Africa
The Santos Express is a 1920s passenger train permanently parked just a hundred feet from Santos Beach, and a 10-minute walk to the Dias Museum complex and Mossel Bay’s downtown and harbor. Four passenger cars have five berths with double beds, ocean views, and shared baths. A fifth car has 16 bunk beds for large groups and budget travelers, and the Honeymoon Caboose has its own bathroom and a private porch facing the ocean.
●Treehouse Lodge Resort, Iquitos, Peru
Sleep to the sounds of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest at the headwater of the Amazon. Guests can only reach Treehouse Lodge Resort via an hour-long boat ride from Iquitos, after which they’ll climb 34 to 67 feet to one of eight circular tree houses above the forest canopy. The thatch-roof structures average 18 feet in diameter, and a railing, curtains, and optional mosquito netting are the only things separating you from the rain forest.