Almost all five-star hotels provide their customers with world class luxury and much needed customer attention in exchange to any credit cards, especially the ones without a credit-limit. However, in this article we will be putting aside the luxury factor a bit and try to get a little more intimate with the uniqueness of the hotels location & operation and the intriguing creativity fueled into their designs which make them way better places to stay-in, even if you’re on a vacation or just looking for a place to stay while you’re in the city. I’ve used my own discretion to choose between the hotels that would give anyone a pleasant stay and a unique experience at the same time so, some of the more famous ‘’unusual hotels’’ may have been omitted from the list just because those hotels are just downright ugly and personally, I think they are bizarre and I don’t see why would anybody want to waste their money on them.
So, here we have enlisted ten of the most unique and rather unusual hotels in the world judging by their idea’s creativity, uniqueness and the fact that the hotel would ensure a pleasant stay.
10. The Caves Resort, Jamaica
Located close to Negril’s stunning seven-mile beachfront in the scenic West End in Jamaica, The Caves Hotel & Spa captures all the essence of a seductive oceanfront sanctuary. The Caves evokes the exoticism of the unexplored while offering all the comforts of home-living along with some unusual perks like twelve exclusive cliff-side accommodations, a private Cave Dining area and a sea-view Aveda Amenity Spa that offers a refreshingly organic interpretation of romance.
9. Attrap Reves, France
Have you ever imagined sleeping out for a night under the stars, but without all the hassles of camping outdoors and rather with all the comfort of a hotel room if you may; well if you have then your wish has already been answered and even that, way back in February, 2010. Attrap Reves is perhaps the only hotel in the world that has huge glass bubbles instead of rooms which certainly provide the truest definition of an intimate night under the stars with your loved one. The Hotel promises to be a cosmic experience and an unusually romantic souvenir for both married and unmarried couples alike.
8. Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji
Providing all sorts of comforts, conveniences and opportunities a five-star resort can offer, Poseidon’s Island is a mysterious culmination of every elite vacationer’s vision. For those adventure seekers who wish to explore the unimaginable, like maneuvering your very own Triton submarine through a lagoon and exploring the depths of the ocean as passengers in a 1000-foot luxury submersible along with scuba diving in some of the most pristine waters, Poseidon is ‘IT’ for anyone seeking solitude and an epitome of relaxation away from the haywire world. Although it is up and running there doesn’t seem to be a single photograph of the resort on the internet, talk about isolation.
7. Iglu Dorf, Switzerland
Sleep the night in cozy igloo inside a winter wonderland amidst carefully designed environment made from glistening snow crystals and perhaps the most sustainable innovative hotel design of our times. The CO2-neutral igloos are rebuilt every season from 3000 tons of snow at six locations in the Alps and the Pyrenees all around Switzerland. The hotel provides all its enthusiastic customers with a perfectly magical time in nature along with the best five-star services money has to offer.
6. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
A gorgeous safari lodge which puts you closer to nature, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a dramatically beautiful lodge perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Africa, which has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The lodge boasts spectacular views of the Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A permanent home to nearly 25,000 animals, the conservation area also has ideal game viewing opportunities all year round along with 3 exclusive luxury accommodations camps including a private butler service.
5. The Oberoi, India
Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, a city of majestic palaces and beautiful lakes, alongside the banks of Lake Pichola and standing witness to the historic City Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas is the kind of luxury hotel that captures all the romance and splendor of the royal era. The hotel showcases the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan with its rambling courtyards, gentle ripping fountains, reflection of pools and verdant gardens. The Oberoi Udaivilas is for those who believe that there is no such thing as too much luxury.
4. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy has given life to one of the Caribbean’s most mesmerizing resort experiences, by expanding upon his philosophy of building in harmony with the Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain. From bold architectural designs – individual bridges leading to exceptional infinity pool sanctuaries and rugged stoned-faced columns reaching towards the sky – makes Jade Mountain, St. Lucia truly an extraordinary place to stay a night or couple. With the fourth wall completely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to fully embrace the glory of St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.
3. Ice Hotel, Sweden
Ice Hotel is an original art exhibition that can only be experienced during four months of the hotel’s life. Every year several artists both new and experienced come together at Jukkasjärvi to create a showcase for high-class art and design and also to cater enthusiastic customers who want to feel how it would be like to live inside a big architected and artistically designed boulder of ice. Ice Hotel experiments with new technology, such as pre-fabricating in order to enable building even earlier and thereby extending the season, ultimately extending the Hotel’s life as a whole.
2. Nhow Berlin, Germany
A hotel with vibrant designs and colorful rooms, Nhow Berlin is one of the most unique hotels in the world dedicated to celebrating music. Nhow is also called the Music and Lifestyle Hotel Berlin. Nhow stands for New Generation of Hotels. Unconventional, life-affirmative, and constantly in movement are some of the phrases that can be used to describe the Nhow Berlin. The hotel is an example of the new era of hotels and the industry and can be considered a fun-shift in the staying out culture of the world.
1. Viceroy Hotel, Bali Indonesia
Located in Ubud, Bali, Viceroy Hotel is a stunning stop in paradise with an amazing view. A five-star Hotel where your room is a luxury villa, it majestically stands in Bali’s ‘’Valley of the Kings,’’ a name given by the locals for the generation of Balinese royalty who resided in nearby villages. Owned and operated by an Australian family, who understands the needs of international guests, this luxury villa resort is well known by sophisticated international travelers, as one of the world’s best tropical, romantic, pampering luxury hotels. This Viceroy Bali marries utmost privacy with comfort and bliss which makes it the number one on our list of the ten most unique hotels in the world.
FINAL CONCLUSION: Hotels are establishments that provide basic lodging and dining services paid on short-term basis. Some have various other attractions and crowd pullers in addition to these services but at the end of the day, all of them are established for the sole purpose of catering clients and assuring customer satisfaction. The hotels mentioned on the list above are the sheer examples of the best that money can offer. Anyone looking to splurge a little can certainly see these hotels as a means to keep themselves amused and awed at the very idea of living-fully along with the much anticipated excitement and world class luxury guaranteed.
Nikhil is musician by choice, writer by profession. Currently, studying Bachelors in Hospitality.