Are you dreaming of traveling? We sure are. To unique hotels in exotic destinations. Or to boutique spa hotels and tree house hotels and underwater hotels. To the jungle, to the beach, to the mountains. Of course, in early ’21 – nobody’s traveling for fun. But we will be traveling again. Seeing new sights, meeting new friends, discovering new places. Have faith. We just need to be patient. And until that time comes, we can all dream a little, can’t we?
Unique Hotels on the Water
Or under the water, as the case may be. The Muraka, at the Conrad Madlives hotel is underwater. It’s actually an above ocean residence with an undersea suite. And a hefty nightly hotel room bill, but hey, we are talking bucket list, right? We featured this story in Manta Resort: Amazing Underwater Hotel earlier and you’ll find lots of photos there. It’s still on the list!
This one is really on the water …
For diving enthusiasts, we have The Seaventures Dive Rig Hotel – a repurposed oil rig where you can have a dive vacation and even take your open water scuba dive exam in Borneo. Sounds good to me.
Ok, this one isn’t really on the water, but shouldn’t it be? The Sun Cruise Hotel in South Korea and it’s fantastic. There are some incredible shots, click on the link and let the slide show run through. And it’s a great idea for repurposing cruise ships. It really feels like you’re on the water – but it’s actually on land.
And then there is the Ooops Hotel in Sweden, which only looks like it is actually in the water. An optical illusion. Or so they say.
Unique Hotels in the trees
This two-bedroom suite is in an old plane fuselage in Costa Rica at the Costa Verde Hotel. And it is gorgeous inside (below).
The Tree Hotel in Sweden (above and below) offers seven different tree hotel rooms to choose from. And from September – March, you’ll get a great view of the Northern Lights. And just imagine the lights reflecting on the mirror treehouse below at night – that would be incredible..
I want to go here. Now. New bucket list spot: Bird’s Nest Villa in Keemala, Thailand. Possibly the most romantic bedroom in the world. Can you imagine waking up there? And your own infinity pool built on stilts? Heaven on earth!
Unique Hotels with Wildlife
Then, there’s Giraffe Manor, in Kenya. They supply glass jars of Giraffe treats for this exact moment. Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a giraffe join you for breakfast? Click on the link for more information, it’s probably the most fun hotel in the world.
The Mara River Safari Lodge in Bali has zebras and rhinos and more – wandering the grounds. If this isn’t exotic, I don’t know what is.
The Tundra Lodge in Manitoba, Canada, gives you easy access to polar bear viewing. Do bring your woolies.
Repurposed but Unique Hotels
The Silo Stay is one of the more unique hotels we’ve encountered, I mean, who but Joanna Gaines would think of making something incredibly creative out of a silo? They are quite lovely inside – photo below.
Who wouldn’t want to live on a Yellow Submarine in Liverpool? Even if just for one night! And the interiors are pretty funky too – talk about unique hotels.
Or maybe, you’d like to sleep in a wine cask? Then you need hotel De Vrouwe van Stavoren in Amsterdam.
Or sit in a silver chair in a silver mine turned into a unique hotel room – we love the chairs, they look like the aviator furniture that was so popular a couple of years ago. Which I still love. Hmmm…story idea? But I digress. The Sala Silver Mine underground suite is incredible, isn’t it?
Maybe you fancy sleeping in an airstream in South Africa? The iconic Granddaddy Hotel in Capetown, South Africa has an airstream trailer park on its roof. It was a unique hotel to start with! Check it out!
Unique Hotels – made of Ice
This suite, at the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada, offers a fireplace and hot tub. Yes, that’s right. Ice hotel. That’s ice.
This Ice Hotel in Paris is simply incredible. And some rooms even feature a sauna. All feature incredible ice art.
Back to Nature with Unique Hotels
Have you ever stayed in a yurt? If not, you must try it. This one is on Vancouver Island’s wild west coast. Stay in the Yurt of the Salish Sea at Soule Creek Lodge
Clusters of teepees make for unique hotels. And this one saves wild mustangs. Take a trip out to the Mustang Monument Eco-resort and join a wild horse safari. Stay in a luxury tipi (below). Save a mustang.
Unique Hotels for Viewing Northern Lights
Have the Kakslauttanen experience, in a glass igloo at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland. Northern Lights abound in the winter.
Fantasy Shaped Hotels
Silverfern Holidays offers one of the most unique hotels as a B&B stay, The Boot Hotel, in New Zealand. It would be really fun to take some younger kids here, wouldn’t it? Talk about living in a nursery rhyme. They would never forget staying here, that’s for sure.
The Shire of Montana is a Hobbit House extraordinaire – and if you’ve ever had an urge to live in a book … seriously, the interior is gorgeous, check it out. We’d stay here in a heartbeat. And there are little fairy doors all over the property. How cute is that?
The Sea Shell House is a vacation rental on Isla Mujeres in Mexico.
The Dolmen Shelter, a mini-hotel in the UK is a most incredible design. Do check out their story.
And keep up your spirits until we can all travel again by visiting these amazing places online. Don’t stop there, as there are many, many more travel experiences you can look forward to. Maybe this can ease your days (or nights) a little, dreaming of the future trips we will all take. Oh, the places we will go!