For the majority of people the expectations when it comes to hotels are pretty basic: a clean room, a comfortable bed and being treated with politeness and respect. Interestingly enough, even for those who are drawn to adventure holidays, hotels are hardly ever part of the experience. Fortunately some highly innovative and creative entrepreneurs set up to change all that and have done their best to make hotels a little more exciting and to challenge our thoughts about how a hotel should look like. Here's a small selection of some of the most interesting and unusual hotels worldwide:
Top Unusual Hotels
In order to succeed in the business world, you should make sure that the product or service offered is differentiated properly compared to others of the same sort. If you think that virtually all the hotels are pretty much the same, chances are you haven't seen any of these unusual hotels yet!(0 out of 5, 0 ratings)
Dog Bark Park Inn
Being kept in the dog house is generally used figuratively and has a rather negative connotation. Luckily the Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood Idaho set up to change all that by creating a hotel that can certainly appeal to any animal lover: a giant beagle-shaped hotel. Naturally, the entire marketing service is directed towards supporting the same theme as guests are served dog shaped cookies and all the decoration themes follow the same pattern described above.
Kumbuk River, Buttala, Sri Lanka
If however, this type of hotel seems a little to conventional for your taste and you want to experience wildlife first hand at an eco-friendly lounge then you should definitely take into account the Kumbuk River Resort, in Buttala, Sri Lanka. While the hotel is best suited for groups of 6 to 8 people the hotel can also accommodate slightly larger groups with few problems.
Sand Hotel UK
Remember the time you were playing at the beach, building sand castles and perhaps dreaming of becoming an architect? While for many people childhood fantasies remain just that, others have the courage to follow their dreams and even to turn them into an unusual business. The world's first sand hotel was build in 2008 in only 8 days. The rooms in this gigantic 1000 tonne sand sculpture situated on the Weymouth beach could be booked for only $21 dollars at night.
Magic Mountain Hotel, Panguipulli, Region X, Chile
Sometimes nature and human imagination can work together to create unusual yet very interesting structures. Magic Mountain Hotel, Panguipulli, found in the south of Chile combines natural wonders such as a volcano shaped mountain with its very own cascading waterfall and comfort into an original looking hotel that can certainly provide a one of a kind experience.
Hydropolis Underwater Hotel Dubai
While all of us imagined how it would be like to live underwater, most of us never actually thought that we would actually get to experience ourselves. However, a trip to Dubai, one of the seven Emirates in the United Arab Emirates, known for its opulence can easily make this dream come true. Situated on an artificial island 66 feet( 20 meters) below the Persian Gulf and covering a 260 hectares area, this incredible resort is still under construction. Like the rest of the hotels from Dubai, this hotel is certainly going to be one of the most amazing hotels of the world.
Ice Hotel Canada
While the idea of an ice hotel is not new, it seems like this unique idea is really starting to catch on, considering the fact that the hotel was rebuilt each and every year since the year 2000. Because the hotel is build entirely out of snow and ice the hotel is only opened to the public from the first week of January until the last week of March.
Jumbo Airplane Hostel
Those who don't want to give up the pleasure of air travel or to settle for a regular hotel can now book a room at the first plane-hotel of the world. Oscar Diös came up with this idea back in 2006 when he saw the opportunity of transforming an old Boeing 747 into an affordable hostel that would mimic the conditions of a plane travel, minus the flying.