There’s always been a certain excitement that arises at just the thought of staying at a hotel. It contributes to the overall experience of journeying to a new place and exploring whatever it has to offer. And wouldn’t it be such a treat if the lodging itself provides enough “wow” factor to last for the whole trip? That’s exactly what these 16 hotels aim to provide and once you experience all these for yourself–you might find yourself wanting to stay longer than expected.
1. Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya
How can you say no to having breakfast with a giraffe by your side? In the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, you can do so and more with these gentle and adorable creatures that are free to roam the property.
2. Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland, Finland
Live out your Eskimo dreams by staying in igloo-like lodging at Kakslauttanen in Finland. The glass roofing will give you the best view of the famous Northern Lights at night.
3. Poseidon Underwater Resort on a private island near Fiji
Feel like a true god–or goddess–of the sea when you stay at this remarkable Poseidon Underwater Resort. Nothing like waking up and realizing you’re at the bottom of the ocean floor, right?
4. The Free Spirit Spheres on Vancouver Island, Canada
Never had a treehouse when you were younger? It’s never too late to make that happen, especially with these super cool treehouse hotel rooms at The Free Spirit Spheres in Vancouver.
5. ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
ICEHOTEL is actually the world’s first ever hotel built of snow and ice–and the largest one as well. If you loved the animated movie ‘Frozen’, then you might want to pay a visit to this place and be utterly amazed at the similarities.
6. Hotel de Glace in Québec City, Canada
If Sweden is a bit too far for your liking, then you can just head on out to Québec City and visit Hotel de Glace instead. Much like ICEHOTEL, artists are also invited to lend a creative hand in creating all the wicked ice sculptures and designs.
7. Huilo Huilo in Neltume, Chile
If you’re looking to take a much-needed break from all the hustle and bustle of the city, then be one with nature when you stay at the Huilo Huilo in Chile. It consists of three different lodges, which are all situated at the heart of a rainforest.
8. Attrap’Rêves in Allauch, France
Attrap’Rêves also provides a way for you to get in touch with nature, in a rather quirky and futuristic way, with the different types of bubble lodgings that you can stay in.
9. V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany
All car aficionados will get the time of their lives at the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany, which is actually the birthplace of automobile.
10. Das Park Hotel in Essen, Germany
Famous for being made of “repurposed, incredibly robust drain pipes”, the Das Park Hotel in Germany invites guests to spend a night or three at most in this quaint and innovative lodging.
11. Treehouse Point in Fall City, Washington
Find your inner zen just 30 minutes outside of Seattle at the Treehouse Point in Fall City, Washington. With its vintage-inspired rustic designs, you’re bound to feel completely at home and at peace.
12. Jumbo Stay in Stockholm, Sweden
Show your love for flying and airplanes by staying in this real jumbo jet hotel in Sweden. And as a cherry on top of the cake, it even has a special suite situated at the converted cockpit, which gives you a panoramic view of the Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
13. Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, California
This 1950s Technicolor time capsule in Palm Springs will provide you with a laid-back and retro vibe, while letting you enjoy some fun under the sun.
14. Taj Lake Palace in Rajasthan, India
This breathtaking marble hotel in the middle of the lake and surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains is nothing short of romantic and serene.
15. Tree Hotel in Harads, Sweden
We just can’t get enough of treehouse hotels! And can you blame us, especially if it’s made of glass and positioned at the heart of a forest in Sweden?
16. Cocoa Islands in The Maldives Islands
Wake up and jump into the water when you step out of the door of your lodging at the Cocoa Islands in the Maldives. You’ll never want to leave these “overwater suites”, which are right on top of crystal clear water and white sands.