Amateurs travel for relaxation. Instead, use those air miles to explore the unexplained, crazy, and cool areas of the world. When you finally take the vacation time, why not waste a single minute exploring the real "WTF" of the world? I have had strange hotel experiences before, but it is always grossly strange or scary alien. I've never been lucky enough to stay in a cool, foreign hotel.
Never again, next time I plan to visit one of these must-see hotels around the world.
Propeller Island City Lodge, Germany . The website describes this place as "an aesthetic sensation for the eye and the ear". The rooms all have different themes, but they go way beyond "nautical" or "gold". Guests stay in rooms with sloping floors and hanging furniture. They completely covered a room with mirrors. "Attention: very sexy!" Warns the website. Henn-na Hotel, Japan . Robots are the most employees in the hotel. The site makes sure the robots warm your heart! A cool feature is that when you register the face recognition software saves your face so you do not need a room key. One of the reception robots in a Velociraptor, who should be convincing enough to book a room.
Magic Mountain, Chile . You can find this magical volcano in the forests of Chile. Instead of lava, water comes out of the crater on top of the mountain. Moss and green surround the hotel's rustic rooms and common areas. It is located in a private nature reserve and nearby you can play mini golf, horse riding and white water rafting.
Utter Inn, Sweden A Swedish artist developed this underwater hotel with a single room. It looks like a traditional ice fishing hut from the surface. Inside is a ladder down to the underwater accommodation. It is located in a lake so the underwater views are not tropical fish swimming through clear turquoise water. Expect cloudy water with perch and trout instead.
Crane Hotel, Netherlands . The hotel is located in a disused crane and has three suites that can be booked. The renovated crane (I would say he now has a hot tub on the roof) is located next to the river JJ in Amsterdam. It offers guests constantly changing city views and in the summer a bungee jumps from the top.
Manta Hotel, Zanzibar If perch and lake water are not at your speed, try the Manta Hotel's underwater room. A three-day stay is the minimum, but that's just enough time to enjoy the whole experience. The room has three levels: one that floats above the water, one below the water, and a roof terrace where you can sunbathe and watch the stars.
Kokopelli Cave, New Mexico This single property was blown up and drilled into a sandstone cliff in New Mexico. The site warns that this is part of nature, so that chipmunks, hummingbirds and ring-tailed cats can pass through the cave during their stay. It is only accessible on foot, but the view of the desert is worth it.
Hotel Costa Verde, Costa Rica "Still more monkeys than humans …" is the motto of the hotel. Guests can book a room in a disused Boeing 727 from 1965. In the event that the flight to Costa Rica makes you longing for a long time on the plane.
Palace of Sal, Bolivia . Forget ice cream hotels. This is the first salt hotel in the world. Maybe it's a breeze, but it's near the largest salt desert in the world. They built most of the hotel from salt blocks: walls, floors, furniture and sculptures. There is also a strict rule that prohibits licking the building to prevent deterioration.
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