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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Most Unusual Hotels in the World

Sometimes a bed, TV, and mini-bar even a rooftop pool aren’t enough. Sometimes you crave something different in your hotel a lot different. Fortunately, hoteliers around the world are stepping up and fashioning unusual lodging experiences. From Europe to Central America, wacky hotels keep springing up that cater to these more adventuresome guests. Check out this world’s most unusual hotels.

Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida

Jules' Undersea Lodge is the first and only underwater hotel in Florida, but it's also the first underwater research lab to have ever been made accessible to the average person.

Jules is located at the bottom of a protected lagoon in Key Largo. The authenticity of the underwater habitat is what really sets it apart.

*View Jules' Undersea Lodge Reviews at TripAdvisor

Daspark Hotel, Austria

If your idea of a holiday is to live inside a sewer pipe, then congratulations - you qualify for a night's stay at the Das Park Hotel in Austria.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Interact with friendly giraffes at this manor-style guesthouse, a great safari stopover conveniently set in a leafy Nairobi suburb.

*View Giraffe Manor (Nairobi, Kenya) reviews at TripAdvisor

Whitepod, Switzerland

Whitepod Hotel is a collection of ecopods scattered on a Swiss Alps mountainside in Switzerland.
Each pod features a wooden deck to take in the stunning views along with a king-sized bed, cowhide throws, iPods loaded with music, full bathroom with shower and a wood burning stove. These secluded ecopods can only be accessed by ski or snowshoe.

*View Whitepod Reviews at TripAdvisor

Harlingen Harbour Crane, Netherlands

This dockside crane was once used to unload timber brought to Harlingen's’ port from Sweden and Norway. Now the crane’s old machine room has been transformed into a luxurious bedroom. After your breakfast you can even sit at the control.

*View Harlingen Harbour Crane Reviews at TripAdvisor

Canopy Tower, Panama

Panama's Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge are two of the premier birding destinations in Central America. Victor Emanuel Nature Tours has teamed with their creator, Raul Arias de Para, to provide a number of trips to these and other destinations in the "Canopy Family."

Kokopelli’s Cave, New Mexico

Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Breakfast is a privately owned luxury cliff dwelling located north of Farmington, New Mexico near the Mesa Verde National Monument.

*View Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Breakfast Reviews at TripAdvisor

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Hotel, Finland

This igloo village in Finland offers unrivaled views of the Northern Lights from thermal glass igloos in the Arctic Circle.

*View Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Hotel Reviews at TripAdvisor

Marmara Antalya, Turkey

Located on the famous Falez cliffs near Antalya, the world's only revolving hotel building gives guests magnificent 360° views. The complete 'Revolving Loft' annex building moves, with a full rotation of it's 24 guest bedrooms taking anywhere between 2 and 22 hours.

*View Marmara Antalya Reviews at TripAdvisor

Hotel Im Wasertum, Germany

Once Europe's tallest water tower at 117 feet, this luxury spherical hotel quenched Cologne's thirst from 1872 to the late 1890s. Since opening in 1990, the 78-room Hotel im Wasserturm has cloistered weary travelers and movie stars (including Catherine Deneuve and Brad Pitt). After restoring the tower's exterior walls (damaged in World War II), the architects divided the building into 11 floors.

*View Hotel Im Wasertum Reviews at TripAdvisor

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