Looking for a one-of-a-kind travel experience? Then you’ll want to put these hotels on your list of places not to miss!
Hôtel de Glace – Quebec
Every year, the Hôtel de Glace (or the Ice Hotel) is redesigned and rebuilt in its entirety. It takes five weeks, 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice. The hotel is open for business from early January through the end of March (exact dates vary depending on weather and temperatures).
Hotel Marques de Riscal – Spain
This luxury resort is one of the most unique hotels in the world. Designed by Frank O. Gheary, its wavy, metallic, indescribable architecture set amongst Rioja vineyards embraces the past, present and future with dazzling style. Add to that the three star Michelin-rated restaurant and you’re sure to have a memorable experience.
Capsule Hotel – Netherlands
Bright orange oil rig survival pods provide rustic, bare-bones accommodations near The Hague. While they aren’t very big, the pods include sleeping bags for up to three people (silk-lined ones for the more “upscale” package). Bikes are also included for sightseeing around the seaside area. While certainly not fancy – the Capsule Hotel is as unique as you can get!
Giraffe Manor – Kenya
Giraffe Manor, modeled after a Scottish hunting lodge, was built in 1932 and opened as a hotel in 1984. Located within indigenous forest near Nairobi, the manor offers views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Ngong Hills. Interacting with the resident herd of giraffe offers an experience you’ll never forget.
Gamirasu Cave Hotel – Turkey
As if carved out of the cliff face by a chisel-wielding Mother Nature, this hotel is so utterly of its landscape it appears to have been there for thousands of years. So it’s a surprise to find the place only opened as a hotel in 1999. It has, however, been inhabited by monks and cave-dwelling troglodytes since around 3000 BC.
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