38 Pictures From The Most Bizarre Hotels Around The World
A journey to the most bizarre lodges on the planet, presented by Getty Images.
The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, has rooms in the shape of teepees and old classic cars resting in the parking lot, evoking nostalgia for a time when Route 66 was the main passage in the area.
The Icehotel is the world's first and largest hotel built entirely out of snow and ice. The hotel is situated in a small village in Northern Sweden with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs. It is constructed from 1,000 tons of Torne River ice and 30,000 tons of "snice," a mixture of snow and ice that strengthens the structure.
Dating back to the 1930s, the Giraffe Manor lodge sits upon 12 acres of lush forest and is home to a herd of Rothschild giraffes, who frequently stop in for a bite.
The Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts (Formerly the Charles Street Jail)
Built in 1851, the building was the infamous Charles Street Jail until 1990. The former prison once housed some of Boston's most notorious prisoners, including organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. The black-and-white picture depicts a group of former inmates being released in 1932.
Chateau Poochie is a luxury hotel for dogs and cats in Pompano Beach, Florida. The hotel claims to offer state-of-the-art grooming services, doggie social hour, massages, a pet fashion boutique, a senior center, and food from a gourmet pet chef.
According to the Crazy House website, the premise of its architectural design is to avoid any "classical principles" of construction. The result is a landscape straight out of a Smurf's bad acid trip.
The Gobi Discovery II ger camp is a journey back in time within a traditional Mongolian ger, deep within Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park in southern Mongolia. The camp offers a chance to dive deep into Mongolian culture with camelback safaris, traditional Mongolian performances, and an opportunity to spend time with the nomadic locals.
Dihan Évasion in Ploemel, France
Dihan Évasion is situated on a family farm and offers a variety of unusual sleep accommodations among the trees. Perhaps the most unique is the transparent bubble tents, which are suspended several yards above the ground and offer panoramic views of the natural surroundings.
The striking hotel at Marqués de Riscal was designed by architect Frank Gehry and offers a luxury experience in Spanish wine country. The hotel sits on the Marqués de Riscal winery, which is the oldest winery in the region.
Houseboat Discovery in the Backwaters of Kerala, India
The Houseboat Discovery sails as part of the Malabar Escapes boutique hotel chain in the backwater channel system of Kerala, India. Within this traditional rice barge are all the amenities of a standard hotel room, as well as a boat captain, driver, service boy, and chef.
The Mirrorcube treehouse appears almost entirely invisible among a canopy of trees in Harads, Sweden. This mirrored box contains a 90-square-foot room designed to be suspended at a height of 40 feet.
This hotel is located in a converted 1960s four-engine Ilyushin 18 airplane and features a bar, kitchen, sauna, and whirlpool.
The Masseria Torre Coccaro hotel in Fasano, Italy
The Masseria Torre Coccaro was built within an old fortified farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, but what is most unique about this lodge are the rooms, which occupy an ancient cave below the premises.