For the lovers of film, the words “unique hotels” would probably remind them of the “Grand Budapest Hotel,” but for those passionate about travelling and tourism, we know that the world genuinely has so much more to offer in terms of hotels that are. The hotels that seem a lot more strange and unusual to people tend to draw them in more – a quality rather in-built in those who love to travel and explore. As someone who aspires to travel the world someday, everything I see that pertains to travel in any way completely fascinates me. Naturally, I follow hundreds of Instagram accounts, Facebook pages and blogs on anything travel-oriented. In the process, I’ve come across several hotels – hotels which are supposedly and seemingly standard and “normal”, and hotels which absolutely unique in their own way. A lot of these hotels are a fantasy for me. And when I dream of exploring a place, I always tend to look for accommodation that leans towards the lower end. In the process of research, I happen to realize that cheap accommodation in Dubai was pretty abundant. I kept that in mind for future reference and proceeded into the fantasy world of fantasy-hotel-exploring. Here’s a list of few of the hotels around the world that I found particularly unique and interesting:
1) Hotel Marqués De Riscal, Elciego, Spain
With a roof made of bright, titanium ribbons, constructed in such a way that the ribbons look chaotic yet surprisingly beautiful with a structure constructed in an avant-garde manner; the Hotel Marqués De Riscal seems to be an absolutely stunning sight and located in a beautiful vineyard. Various sources online tell me that the bar and restaurant are absolutely brilliant, and that they have a great spa as well.
2) Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
As the name of the hotel suggests, it is made of ice. It is close to twenty years old and is reconstructed with differently themed suits every year in the month of November using a fusion of the ice formed in the Torne River along with snow – this particular infusion supposedly called “snice”.
3) The Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA
This bed and breakfast owned by chainsaw artists is located within a 12-foot beagle, and definitely caters to any dog lover just by the look of it.
4) V8 Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
Every room in this hotel has a different car as the theme for each room. The experience also includes drive-through cinema, vintage cars and racing paraphernalia – car lovers are sure to love something like this!
5) Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
With registrations made by a rumored 150,000 people to stay at this particular resort (which took thirteen years to construct), the Poseidon Undersea Resort truly seems like a masterpiece of its own.
All these hotels really fascinated me, but at the end of the day, cheap accommodation is the way. I personally feel that it cheaper accommodation enables more travelling, exploring and embracing a place. But then again, each to his own, right?