Looking for your next creative and unique travel experience? We’ve put together our list of five very unique hotels throughout the world that offer much more than free HBO and continental breakfast. With hotel concepts ranging from furniture on the ceiling to one that melts and has to be rebuilt every year, there is sure to be something that piques your interest and gets you planning.
Hôtel de Glace, Canada
Located in Québec, the Hôtel de Glace is the only one of its kind in North America. Constructed from over 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice, this hotel attracts more than 85,000 visitors each year. The hotel features 36 guests suites, an ice chapel for weddings, an ice café, ice slide and in case you need some R&R, exterior spas and saunas. Be sure to keep in mind the hotel is only open from January to March, after which it disappears from the spring sun. Hôtel de Glace provides an extremely ”cool” and unique experience for you and your significant other or the whole family. For more information please visit the Hôtel de Glace website.
Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa
Nestled among the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge offers a mix of modern luxury and ancient African civilization. Elevated walkways provide access from the main lodge to one of the 10 luxurious guest suites. The suites are constructed of stone, wood and glass and include a lavish bedroom, a sitting room with a fireplace and bathroom. A private deck for dining extends out into the forest and also includes an infinity pool that creates the illusion of being suspended in mid-air. Tsala Treetop Lodge is both romantic and adventurous and is sure to not disappoint. For more information please visit the Tsala Treetop website.
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
Designed for stargazing and maximum northern light exposure, the glass igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen are definitely one-of-a-kind. Built from a special thermal glass, the temperature inside the igloo stays cozy and prevents the glass from becoming frosted, even when the temperature outside is well below freezing–ensuring a crystal clear view for you and your guest. All igloos include luxury beds and restroom facilities. For more information on this extreme experience please visit the Hotel Kakslauttanen website.
Kelebek Hotel, Turkey
Situated in Cappadocia, Turkey, the Kelebek Hotel provides a rustic, yet modern travel experience. The 31 rooms at the hotel are made up of traditional arched rooms, fairy chimneys and caves. The Kelebek Hotel features spacious bedrooms, hand-carved furnishings, locally-made fabrics, marble-walled bathrooms, showers and bathtubs. This fabulous hotel used to be a family residence and dates back to the medieval times. For more information please visit the Kelebek Hotel’s website.
Propeller Island City Lodge, Germany
Propeller Island City Lodge has a room design for everyone, as each of them are different and are considered more like “works of art” than hotel rooms. All 30 rooms and the objects in them were custom-designed by German artist Lars Stroschen. Designs vary from subtle to the extreme, but all of them are sure to alter your perspective of reality and provide an extraordinary experience. For more information please visit the Propeller City Lodge website.