What will our imaginations dream up next? How far can they take us? It seems the human mind’s capacity for creativity is infinite. And these fantastically inspired hotels prove it. Let’s look at 25 completely outrageous hotel rooms that help you escape the ordinary and perhaps learn a little something about yourself in the process. One of the hotels sank to the bottom of the ocean then the most outrageous thing happened, when you see Number 25, you’ll never want to live on land again.
1. Kingston Treehouse, Lion Sands, South Africa
You’ll wish you had this treehouse when you were a kid. Although this open air cabin is built off the side of a rock instead. With no electricity, and full exposure to the elements, you’ll become love the freedom from tech and ultimate adventure.
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2. The Glass Floor Udang House, Bali, Indonesia
Although you may get the urge to go fishing right from your bed, you’ll need to go outside for that. Over 100 years old, this room is built upon a stocked pond. Your shower however can be an indoor or outdoor affair as it is designed for both indoor and outdoor showers with a radiant natural light from the glass ceiling to help you greet the day.
3. Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Sweden
If your perfect getaway includes the freedom of leaving it all behind and becoming one with the wildlife, then you need to stay at the Kolarbyn Ecolodge. But be warned, you really are leaving it all behind, including electricity and running water. Serious survivoralists need only apply. But all adventurers are welcome.
Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Sweden
4. Äscher Cliff, Switzerland
You’ll find more than great scenery at the top of this cliff. A hotel nestled into rock face provides the perfect landing from which to stare off into the rolling clouds, hike, write, sing, paint or whatever inspiration might overtake you. The rooms themselves are simple, even compared to more modest motels at home, but the view is breathtaking. So you won’t be looking at anything else. Intended to be a gentler mimic of the outdoor hiking experience, you’ll be sleeping in a sleeping bag on a mattress.
5. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to sleep high up in a bird house? This might come close. Deep in the Canadian rainforests of Vancouver you can relax high in the trees, listening to the birds sing their melodic tunes as they lull you to sleep. Or you might just get the urge to sing along.
Free Spirit Spheres, Canada
6. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
If you’ve always wanted to see the aurora borealis in person, and you don’t really mind the sub- sub- sub-zero temperatures, then this is your get away. View this magical wonder in all of its splendor from a glass and ice igloo hotel room situated in one of the northern most places on the planet. Explore the endless snow capped hills on guided snowmobile and sled tours by day and sleep warm in your temperature-controlled igloo at night.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
7. Floating Hotel In Zanzibar
You’ll feel like you’re flying with endless blue waters below and a welcoming sky above. This Manta Resort of Zanzibar Africa is composed to two-story rafts that are secured the the seafloor with ropes, leaving the raft suspended. The structure is counterweighted with a bedroom that is completely underwater so you can dream and wake to the sealife swimming tranquilly by.
Floating Hotel In Zanzibar
Floating Hotel In Zanzibar
8. Plane Hotel, Costa Rica
What if you could travel and never leave the plane? This Costa Verde Hotel let’s you live that dream. It is one of a kind, literally. This re-purposed plane is fitted with a luxurious 2 bedroom suite situated high above the jungle floor.
Plane Hotel, Costa Rica
9. Ice Hotel In Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
The hotel is reborn every year as artists descend on this location when days turn to chill to carve out a complete 150 room hotel totally out of ice. Nothing last forever. And this complete luxury hotel doesn’t even make it through a complete year. Yes, you can stay there. And surprisingly, you may not even need a coat while indoors, where the temperature stays a rather steady and comfortable 69 degrees F. Ever sleep in a fur bed?
Ice Hotel In Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
10. The Southern Ocean Lodge On Kangaroo Island In Australia
Just try to take your eyes off this untamed beach rising up from with wild southern ocean. Modern comfort and rugged wilderness collide in this Lodge on Kangaroo Island.
11. Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
Maybe you won’t be making the 4 year journey to Mars with Elon Musk. But you can stay the night in a space ship — sort of. The Wanderlust offers rooms with many out of this world, compelling themes that help you forget that you are still on Earth. Let the countdown begin.
Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
12. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Why go on a safari when you can wake up with a giraffe in your room. Giraffe Manor is very special place, located on private land in Nairobi where giraffes roam freely to the absolute delight of the guests. They might just poke their heads in to eye your breakfast. Be nice. And share. You can choose to rent just a room or get a complete safari package for the whole safari experience.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
13. Fairy Chimney Inn, Turkey
Most of us don’t think of caves as luxurious. But this hotel is composed of rooms that were carved by hand into the mountainside somehow co-mingling the primitive with absolute modernity.
Fairy Chimney Inn, Turkey
14. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Los Rios, Chile
Like something out of a dream, this hotel in Chile was built to look like a volcano complete with a drawbridge. And Lava? Well, not quite. Water rather than scorching molten rock shoots up from the top to cool the day.
15. Mirrorcube Treehouse Hotel In Sweden
Abracadabra. Now you see it. Now you don’t. If you want to stay in a room that is nearly invisible, check out the Mirrorcubes in Sweden, which nearly completely disappear into the landscape. Aspiring magicians welcome.
16. Amsterdam Zaandam Inntel Hotel, Netherlands
No this hotel is not made of ginger snaps and peppermints… or legos. Those originated in Denmark not Holland. A celebration of whimsical asymmetry and pure Zaan District character, it is a hotel that is both luxurious and modern with a classic Dutch charm.
17. Martin’s Patershof Church Hotel, Mechelen, Belgium
Luxury of a different kind can be found in this hotel designed to look like a cathedral, complete with stunning stained glass windows. Rennasiance era architecture meets the 21st century in this charming hotel.
Martin’s Patershof Church Hotel, Mechelen, Belgium
18. Harry Potter Hotel, London
You knew that this place had to exist given the cult-like Harry Potter following. If you are a fan, you must stay the night in the Wizard’s Chambers, a Harry Potter themed-suite which includes guided-tours of of must-see real life movie locations.
Harry Potter Hotel, London
19. Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel, France
If you’ve always wondered why people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, you may want to visit the Bubble Hotel in France and sleep under the stars. Exhibitionists welcome. Privacy not included. But before the more modest completely strike this one off the list, know that the bubbles vary for completely transparent (lettin’ it all hang out) to translucent (adequate coverage).
Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel, France
20. Sala Silvermine, Sweden
Perhaps someone’s dream hotel room and the nightmare of another, the Silvermine has rooms carved out of rock. Tour the old silver mine shafts by day and sleep there at night. Could you really ask for anything more? They do ask that you leave your pet dragon at home.
Sala Silvermine, Sweden
21. Hằng Nga Guesthouse, Vietnam
Take a step back Frank Lloyd Wright. This hotel, the creation of architect Đặng Việt Nga, is the ultimate marriage of nature and edifice. When in Vietnam, sleep in a work of art and become one with nature.
Hằng Nga Guesthouse, Vietnam
22. Panic Room, Marseilles, France
Not for the faint of heart, this is room that Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde can both agree on as it brings the beauty of “street art” to your bedroom. But should the grand display become to much for you, just face the white wall until your sanity returns.
Panic Room, Marseilles, France
23. V8 Hotel, Stuttgart
No, it’s not a health drink themed room. And you’ll find 0 essential vitamins and nutrients. Rev up your engine and get ready to celebrate maximum horsepower in all its chromed-out glory in these muscle car themed rooms in a hotel designed from an abandoned airport.
V8 Hotel, Stuttgart
24. Caravan Hotel At The Hüttenpalast In Berlin
Uh. I don’t get it. But it’s all about the experience, right? Why not tell everyone back home that you spent your vacation in a trailer? Despite the appearance, for the adventurous heart, these are surprisingly pleasing accommodations both for your comfort and your budget.
Caravan Hotel At The Hüttenpalast In Berlin
25. Conrad Resort, Rangali Island, Maldives
You’ll never want to live on land again once you’ve slept under the sea in this resort. Fully immersed in an otherworldly experience, you’ll fall asleep counting the fishes swimming overhead rather than sheep. The entire hotel is underwater, so as you move between lobbies, entertainment and restaurants, you never leave your new scaly friends behind, swimming in the tranquil blue.