However, sometimes it is worth going to someplace just to live on a tree, in the desert or in a wine barrel! Today we will tell about 10 unusual hotels that can be the main highlight of the holiday, even if you spend only a couple of nights in them.
This hotel in Dalat is called Crazy House and fully justifies its name. From the outside, it looks like a huge stump with windows of various shapes and sizes, and inside you are waiting for very cosy rooms with uneven walls, ceilings and doorways, and most importantly – a hundred per cent sensation of a fairy tale, either “The Hobbit” or “Alice in Wonderland” . Next, to the main “stump” are built small, also fabulous hut, as well as various ornate paths, ladders and completely crazy art objects. If you are going on vacation with children, then you won’t have to think about what to do with them.
Every child dreams of his own tree house, high from where a good view and no one can get you. Make the dream of solitude in a lush green crown possible in the Indian hotel Green Magic Resort. In the room, you have to climb the high vertical stairs, but this is also part of the adventure, as well as the early rise, along with the sun and the singing of birds. It is simply impossible to be even closer to nature!
The Uyuni salt marsh in Bolivia is the largest in the world, its area exceeds 100,00 km². In the rainy season, it is covered with a thin layer of water and turns into a perfect mirror, extending over the horizon. The Palacio de Sal Hotel on the edge of the salt marsh is built from the most affordable material — walls, ceilings, floors, and even chairs with tables — all made of salt! Fresh this place definitely does not seem.
Stone caves in the rocks are associated with hermit monks, however, the Gamirasu Cappadocia hotel has nothing in common with asceticism, on the contrary, everything here is done with luxury. Spacious rooms with carefully polished high stone arches are carpeted and brightly illuminated with hidden colour spotlights. The huge open-air swimming pool is also knocked out of solid stone. You can wander around the territory endlessly, admiring the hard work that turned the rock into a real palace.
The city of Stavoren was once one of the largest ports of Holland, and what is in abundance in the ports is the fault. Today it is a quiet, peaceful city, but in it, you can feel like a pirate and live in a real wine barrel. At the De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel, each individual room is a huge barrel, in which there is enough space for a large bed and even a private bathroom. The warm woody smell creates comfort and casts the sweetest dreams.
This unusual Martin’s Patershof is located in the city of Mechelen, 30 kilometres from Brussels. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the hotel building is a real church! Stained glass windows, high ceilings and stone walls accurately recreate an architectural masterpiece from the late 18th — early 19th centuries, only now one can also stay overnight in a comfortable room.
Dubai is a super modern metropolis, but it is worth going outside the city limits, and there will be nothing around but the sun-scorched earth. And here, among the lifeless desert, like a real oasis, the posh Al Maha Spa Hotel is lost. Luxury apartments with a private pool and a terrace overlooking the sand dunes give the impression that the rest of the world does not exist, and the place where you are is a real lost paradise.
Sri Lanka is famous for its tea plantations, and of course, the best view of them is from a hill. The Heritance Tea Factory Hotel is located just at such a place, on the top of a hill, right in the building of the old tea factory. Here you can see with your own eyes the whole production process, learn to understand the varieties of tea and fall asleep, inhaling the sweet aroma of fresh tea leaves, which are soaked in everything around.
Another hotel that plays on contrasts: a cosy atmosphere inside and desert landscapes outside. You feel the urgency of life especially strongly, spending the night right by the volcano at the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide. However, this volcano sleeps for a long time and is carefully patrolled by seismic services, but the view from the window reminds that everything in the world is transient, and you need to enjoy the moment.
The stylish Romantik im Wasserturm hotel is located in the heart of Cologne in the building of an old water tower. The outer brick walls were left unchanged, but the rest of the interior is very modern. But the most remarkable thing about him is that the water towers were always built above the rest of the city, so a better view than from here is simply not to be found.