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12 of the Quirkiest Hotels in the World

12 of the Quirkiest Hotels in the World

DESTINATIONS, EUROPE, HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL, UNITED STATES

Most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable, when it comes to travel. We also look for places to stay that have something out of the ordinary.

Here’s 12 of the Quirkiest Hotels in the World highlighted by TripAdvisor which will provide an unforgettable sleep.

 

 

1.  Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam, The Netherlands

Inside the bizarre facade of this hotel are all the luxuries you need . The main idea of the architect was that the building showcases the look of the traditional Zaan houses stacked on top of each other.

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam (photo from flickr - kenlee)
Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam (photo from flickr – kenlee)

2.  Faralda Crane Hotel  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

You can enjoy spectacular views inside a giant industrial crane converted into a luxury hotel. Each suite is located about 50 feet in the air and is accessible by elevator. If you are adventurous, you can try bungee jumping .

 

Faralda Crane Hotel - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Faralda Crane Hotel – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3.  Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort – Huzhou, China

The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort was designed by MAD as a pair of curvaceous towers that connect on the upper levels to create an arched profile. It looks like a horseshoe. It’s located on the edge of Taihu Lake, the building’s iconic shape is reflected in the still waters.

 

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort - Huzhou, China (photo credit: Sheraton Hotels)
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort – Huzhou, China (photo credit Sheraton Hotels)

4.  Hotel Jested – Liberec, Czech Republic

At first glance, it may appear that a spaceship has landed on the peak of the majestic Jested Mountain. This unusual structure in the form of a hyperboloid, is a 94 meter-tall television transmitter and hotel integrated into one. It’s the symbol of the region.

 

Hotel Jested Liberec, Czech Republic (photo by letecky snimek)
Hotel Jested Liberec, Czech Republic (photo by letecky snimek)

 

5.  9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto – Kyoto, Japan

Nine Hours Capsule Hotel at Toyko’s Narita Airport is a high-quality and fully featured capsule hotel. This hotel is ideal for catching very early or late flights, in the hours when public transport is not in operation.

 

9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto
9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto

6.  Sun Cruise Resort – Gangwon-do, South Korea

Located on a coastal cliff in Jeongdongjin, a tourist destination known for having the best view of the sunrise in Korea, Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht is the world’s first on-land cruise themed resort. The Sun Cruise Resort offers year-round luxurious accommodations. The hotel really is a specially designed cruise ship on land.

 

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7.  Spitbank Fort – Gosport, England

Formerly home to hundreds of soldiers guarding the approaches to Portsmouth, the arms and ammunition have long been removed making way for the most unique venue collection in the world. Spitbank Fort, the smallest of the Solent Forts offers nine luxuriously furnished bedroom suites, three bars and restaurant areas, spa facilities and the utmost privacy.

 

Spitbank Fort (photo credit: wikimedia Amanda Retreats)
Spitbank Fort (photo credit: wikimedia Amanda Retreats)

 

8.  Free Spirit Spheres – British Columbia, Canada

Set among the tall trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island, Canada.  You can experience a treehouse for adults. Free Spirit Spheres are suspended like pendants from a web of rope.

 

Free Spirit Spheres (photo by: Glen Korstrom)
Free Spirit Spheres (photo by: Glen Korstrom)

9.  The Aurora Express – Alaska, US  

The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast in Alaska where you stay in renovated railroad carriages. These vintage carriages were set to become a museum until the Wilson family decided to turn them into a Bed & Breakfast. Now, the old railroad cars sit high on a hill overlooking Fairbanks.

 

The Aurora Express (photo credit by Alaska Railroad)
The Aurora Express (photo credit by Alaska Railroad)

10.  Wigwam Motel – Arizona, US

The Wigwam Motel is an classic Route 66 Motel in San Bernardino California. It is a motel chain in the United States built during the 1930s and 1940s. The rooms are built in the form of tipis,

 

Wigwam Motel.. Holbrook AZ (courtesy of Wigwam Motel)
Wigwam Motel.. Holbrook AZ (courtesy of Wigwam Motel)

 

11.  La Balade des Gnomes Durbuy, Belgium

If you’re looking to take a break from your everyday life and retreat in a fairytale world, there’s probably no better place than La Balade des Gnomes, near the picturesque town of Durbuy, Belgium. Featuring ten amazingly-decorated bedrooms and a special suite designed as a Trojan cow, this place is certainly unique.

 

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12.  Hotel Costa Verde – Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

 

Hotel Costa Verde is a recycled a 1965 model, Boeing 727-100 airframe nestled on the edge of the National Park in our Costa Verde,  is perched on a 50 foot pedestal. At this height, you will appreciate ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop a wing.

 

Hotel Costa Verde (photo credit Hotel Costa Verde)
Hotel Costa Verde (photo credit Hotel Costa Verde)

 

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

5 Comments

  1. Suze The Luxury Columnist
    July 31, 2015 at 11:28 am
    Reply

    These are just amazing, I think the Sun Cruise resort is my fave as it’s so bizarre – great selection

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Carmen
      August 6, 2015 at 8:28 am

      The sun cruise resort is my favorite too! There are so many bizarre hotels all around the world worth seeing. These are just a few.

  2. Lyn - A Hole in my Shoe
    August 1, 2015 at 8:16 am
    Reply

    I love cruises so Sun Cruise Resort in South Korea would have to my top pick but Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in China comes a very close second. I’d love to see that reflection in the still waters of the lake. Actually all the places are very unique, great post Carmen.

    • Carmen
      August 6, 2015 at 8:38 am

      All the hotels are so unique, I wouldn’t mind staying in the tree house for one night to be adventurous.

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