12 “Unique” Hotels That Are Just Plain Weird

Some choose hotels for their location, while some for their practicality. Some book hotels for the experience and others choose for exclusivity. They want something that stands out, impresses and intrigues them. We have some unusual hotels that will take your breath away.

Read on to learn about the 12 weirdest hotels on Earth.

Crane Hotel Faralda, Amsterdam

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An industrial monument once, this restored shipping crane now houses three luxury two-floor suites consisting of a living area, private bathroom, sleeping quarters, and a spa pool for all guests on the top floor. If you don’t mind your hotel suspended in the air, some 147 feet above ground, this hotel offers magnificent waterfront views.

Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland

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Hidden deep within the Arctic wilderness and nestled amidst fields covered in glistening snow, the Kakslauttanen Hotel in Finland offers glass igloos for a magical winter experience. Guests can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Aurora Borealis through the glass tops and the frost-covered arctic forests. The glass igloos are available only during the Northern Lights season, which runs from late August to late April.

Hilton Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island Resort, Maldives

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An absolute delight for sea lovers, Hilton Conrad Maldives is famous for being the country’s first hotel to offer an underwater villa. Its first-of-its-kind luxury two-level villa has its master bedroom submerged 16 feet below sea level in the Indian Ocean. The master bedroom has a 180-degree curved acrylic dome that serves as your private underwater aquarium.

Skylodge Adventure Suites, Sacred Valley, Peru

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Suspended from the top of a mountain in Sacred Valley, these transparent luxury capsules that offer stunning views of the valley are not for the faint-hearted. Each capsule, made from aerospace aluminum and weather-resistant polycarbonate, has four beds, a dining area, and a private bathroom. To reach the capsule, guests must cross a suspension bridge 200 meters above the valley or use a zip-line system.

Das Park Hotel, Austria

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If you thought crane hotels and suspended capsule hotels were weird, wait till you hear about accommodations in a sewer pipe. Das Park Hotel has its rooms made from old sewer pipes. The rooms are designed to give maximum comfort in the limited space. There is no en-suite bathroom or rather no toilet facilities on the premises. You must make your bed and use the toilet at the nearest petrol station or café. The simple hotel works on a ‘pay what you like’ policy.

Hotel Capsule Value Kanda, Tokyo

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Capsule hotel is a concept that has become quite popular throughout Japan. Not a luxury hotel by any means and not meant for those with claustrophobia, you will find sleeping pods of dimensions 1.2mx2mx1m stacked side by side and on top of each other. However, you can be assured of getting a good night’s sleep for a very reasonable price. Each capsule is fitted with basic amenities like a TV, alarm clock, and free Wi-Fi. The toilets, showers, and baths are on a shared basis.

Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel, Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia boasts many cave hotels, but few can compete with this hotel in Urgup which dates back to the fifth century. Though the hotel has all the modern comforts, the bathrooms are marbled, and the floors are tiled, the rest of the cave has raw surfaces. The niches for candles are carved into the rock walls, and once the candles are blown, the cave rooms are plunged into total darkness, giving you a glimpse into the life of the village dwellers who took shelter in the underground network in times of danger.

Hotel De Glace, Canada

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Thrown open to visitors from January to March, this seasonal hotel is built with 2,400 blocks of ice and 35,000 tons of snow. Every year, a new theme inspires the architecture of this ice marvel and takes about five weeks to complete. With a sleeping bag, insulating sheet, hot tubs, and saunas under the stars, you are assured of a pleasant stay.

Null Stern Hotel, Switzerland

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A hotel with no walls, roof, or windows, but just a bed overlooking the stunning landscape of the Swiss Alps; it can’t get any weirder than this. Null Stern, which translates to Zero Star Hotel is an offbeat hotel in Switzerland that offers a bed, side tables, electricity points, and a butler to offer meals and room service. The hotel takes bookings only in the summer months.

Crazy House, Dalat, Vietnam

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At first glance, the surreal and weirdly shaped structure can be easily mistaken as the work of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, however, it is the mastermind of Vietnamese artist Dang Viet Nga. This avant-garde guesthouse that looks like it belongs to a fairy tale has no right angles and is crooked. Its forms are designed to resemble mushrooms, shells, caves, and spider webs.

No Man’s Fort, Portsmouth, England

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A Victorian-era fort originally built to protect Portsmouth from an invasion from Napoleon III has been turned into a 4-star luxury hotel replete with 23 bedrooms, spas, bars, restaurants, and hot tubs. The hotel is accessible only by boat or helicopter.

Treehotel, Sweden

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This treehouse hotel is your childhood fantasy come true. Each sophisticated room has been crafted directly into the treetops and provides spectacular views of the forests and rivers by the day and the Northern Lights by the night. The rooms are accessed only by a ladder, ramp, or bridge walkway. Though the hotel takes bookings throughout the year, the winter is undeniably the most popular season.

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