Unusual Hotels in The World

Ice Hotel in Sweden

Photo Jan Jordan

Made up of over 6,000 square feet of ice and snow, it’s the largest and the original Ice Hotel in the world. Guests sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed built of snow and ice, on reindeer skins.

Photo Big Ben

In the morning, a cup of hot lingonberry juice is brought to their bedside. After enjoying a good night’s sleep on a bed of snow, that morning delivery should be quite a delight. With an average temperature of 17 degrees Fahrenheit, bring lots of layers, or just visit the Absolut ICE bar and drink some vodka to stay toasty, in more ways than one.

Photo Lacey Johnson

They also have sauna and bathing facilities which are very impressive. They guaranteed to leave no-one cold. You will have the opportunity to try different kinds of sauna.

Photo Ulf B. Jonsson

Couples from all over the world came to pledge their eternal fidelity to each other. Childern from far and wide are baptized here. And married couples can have their marriage blessed in the celestially beautiful Ice Chapel.

Photo Lacey Johnson

Ulf B. Jonsson

Gamirasu Cave Hotel in Turkey

Sleeping in a cave, according to the management of Gamirasu Cave Hotel, is surprisingly comfortable. The volcanic rock that insulates the cave keeps  the temperature at a comfortable level, between 63 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, year around. The cave itself used to be a Byzantine monastic retreat, dated at about 1,000 years old. Until recently, part of this retreat was used by Christian monks, and some of the individual rooms were used as cells.

Old Jail Mount in Australia

Photo The Jail Backpackers

This is an actual prison. So if you’ve ever spent a night in jail, you probably don’t want to go back. However, for the do-gooders that may never get there, The Jail in Australia is just the place to get locked up for the night, sans the legal fees and court appearance. This old prison in Mount Gambier has been transformed into a lodging aimed at budget travelers. Considering guests will have to eat in the mess hall and sleep next to a toilet, it’s pretty safe to say that anyone with more than budget needs should steer clear of The Jail.

Photo The Jail Backpackers

Photo The Jail Backpackers

Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji

By the early 2009, travelers will have the opportunity to stay at the grandiose Poseidon Undersea Resort. Nestled forty feet below the surface of the clear blue Fijian Lagoon, the underwater suites will be accessible by elevator.

Photo Poseidon Resorts

Each individual suite will be 550 square feet large, will feature a Jacuzzi and will be capped by four inch thick acrylic windows. Guests are invited to interact with the surroundings. At the push of a button, the fish are fed. And a flip of a switch turns on the sparkling underwater lights.

70 percent of each suite is enveloped in Acrylic walls that allow for spectacular views of the ocean. Each module is attached to the hotel’s spine with a water-tight double seal and can be detached for maintenance.

Photo Peter Bollinger

Capsule Inn in Japan

Located in Akihabara, Japan, and the only capsule hotel in Akihabara. The Capsule Inn provides more a capsule, than a room. While the Inn provides a public lounge space, including bathroom, guests stay in a capsule unit.

These capsule, which are made of reinforced plastic, have all the required amenities, like TV, radio, lighting, and alarm clock access. A quick stay in the Capsule Inn just might make you long for an all access capsule of your own.

Green Magic Treehouse in India

Photo Palmland Tours

The treehouses are built in trees 90 feet high, and nestled in a tropical rainforest, North Kerala, India. They come complete with running water in private baths, telephones, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, access to a hanging bridge.

Photo Palmland Tours

All of the houses are made of Eco-friendly materials, and run by alternate energy sources, avoiding conventional electricity power. This, coupled with the beautiful abundance of flora and fauna, make for a beautiful and unique place to stay.

Photo Palmland Tours

Exploranter in Brazil

The Exploranter, a hotel on wheels, was certainly designed for the adventure traveler. Though the digs are modest, Exploranter is fully equipped with facilities that include a kitchen, hot showers and 28 beds. The Explornater is based in Sao Paulo and tours through Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The hotel even caters to themed private parties, such as hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, rafting, or visiting vineyards. Keep an open mind when you’re traveling with the Exploranter gang, the chef on board wants guests to sample international cuisine and might surprise you with a snack of crispy red ants.

Woodlyn Park Motel in New Zealand

Woodlyn Park in Waitomo, New Zealand offers three unique lodging options. A 1950’s railcar and a Bristol Fighter plane have been refurbished and transformed into small self-contained motel units.

The Hobbit Motel resembles an authentic hobbit hole built into the side of the mountain. They are all self-contained with kitchens and own shower toilet facilities, can accommodate up to 6 people in each unit. Each have specially designed furniture and decor and having been built using polystyrene blocks. This has given them added warmth in the winter and cooling affect in summer.

The entertainment provided at any of the 3 Woodlyn Park Motels is equally bizarre. Guests are invited to enjoy a sheep shearing and fun with bush animals, such as the kiwi bird or the dancing pig.

McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel in USA

The Kennedy School, a historic elementary school, has been converted into a delightful little place to stay while visiting the Portland area. Each room, fashioned from original schoolrooms, contains a chalkboard and comes fitted with a phone, internet connection, and even a private bath.

Woodpecker Hotel in Sweden

The Woodpecker Hotel is among the smallest in the world. It only accommodates a singel guest or a couple, which makes perfect sense considering that the digs at the Woodpecker are located in a tree house about 42 feet above a Swedish park. The tree house is not completely rustic, it comes complete with a veranda, hammock and toilet.


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12 Responses to “ Unusual Hotels in The World ”

  1. Ooooh, I want to be married again in that ice chapel. That looks amazing!


  2. Wow! Some very nice hotels!! 😀 I love the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji… 😀

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    meowmeowsimba1 Reply:

    exactly wat i was gonna say.


  3. Living in Florida I cant imagine all that ice. Some of the pictures you have are laughable. Very Cool


    torasham Reply:

    same situation with me…
    i am living in Indonesia, can’t imagine how wonderful the ice is..

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  4. What a great post and beautiful pictures. My kids really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. […] Unusual Hotels in The World Posted by root 7 minutes ago (http://www.myinterestingfiles.com) Photo the jail backpackers this is an actual prison the tree house is not completely rustic it comes complete with a veranda hammock and toilet photo uhotw via oddee comment by torasham 2008 08 19 14 21 24 same situation with me copyright 2009 my interest Discuss  |  Bury |  News | Unusual Hotels in The World […]

  6. Im planning to go to the ice hotel this year :)


  7. Snorkeling is a fun and easy way to see the reef. At Michaelmas Cay, due to the protection afforded by the sandy beach, snorkeling is almost always in calm water no matter how hard the wind blows.


  8. These are all really cool, though if I could pick one, it would be the cave one. I bet that would have a nice, cool atmosphere to it.


  9. Visit http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com
    They have a lot of similar properties.

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  10. Amazing Locations.
    nice Sharing



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