Many travellers actively seek out new destinations or hidden gems. In a world where travel is so easily accessible, this is becoming more and more difficult and so tourists are increasingly searching for unique accommodation instead.
Below are 10 of the weirdest hotels in the world.
1. The Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho (above)
This hotel is in the form of a 12 foot beagle and is unsurprisingly, pet friendly. The hotel is the brainchild of chainsaw artists and can sleep up to 4 guests at a time.
2. Das Park Hotel, Linz, Austria
This hotel really is an innovative creation. Formed out of renovated sewage pipes, these concrete resting places include tubular rooms situated on the banks of the river Danube.
3. El Cosmico, Texas
This ‘hotel’ provides lodgings for travellers who are nomadic and prepared to turn a blind eye. The hotel is a collection of lodgings that range from tents to trailers from Teepees to Yurts and is owned by an otherwise manager of boutique hotels.
4. Quinta Real Zacatecas, Mexico
This unique and stunning hotel is built around an old bullring, with the hotel restaurant looking over the old bullring. This hotel offer luxury and grandeur whilst remaining beautifully weird.
5. Capsule Value Kanda, Japan
Capsule hotels are becoming increasingly popular throughout Japan, though this makes them nonetheless weird. Maximising space, rooms are stacked side by side and on top of each other and develops from the idea of sleeping pods.
Although a strange conception, the idea seems to be favourable and countries such as Finland are adopting this method of accommodation in airport renovation plans.
6. Jumbo Stay, Sweden
This renovated jumbo jet has been converted into overnight accommodation. The prime room is the cockpit suite which gives panoramic views of the Stockholm Airport location and provides guests a prime position for plane spotting during their stay.
Visitors who arrive between July-September may be lucky enough to watch bears fishing. Do be aware that the weather can be especially hostile at times.
7. Poseidon Undersea, Fiji
This underwater hotel may be weird but it’s definitely not dissuading any traveller from visiting. This beautiful hotel offers glass fronted rooms so guests can share their stay with sea-creatures and experience underwater worlds like never before.
8. Free-Spirit Spheres, Canada
Suspended in the treetops, these spherical rooms look better suited to an outer space movie that the tourism industry. Swaying gently in the breeze, these pod like rooms encourage effortless sleep and thorough relaxation.
9. The Boot Bed ‘n’ Breakfast, New Zealand
This hotel is like something straight from a nursery rhyme. Built in the shape of a boot, is curiously inviting and full of eccentricity. With curved walls, quaint windows and woodland gardens, this hotel is delightfully weird.
10. The Liberty, Boston
Most of us avoid jail at all costs, but this quirky jail renovation is incredibly tempting. Offering a high-end restaurant and bar, whilst maintaining several of the original features, this jail conversion is a sublime weird hotel.
There are no doubt more hotels out there that would fit the bill but these are our favourite ones right now. Do you know of any others, or have you stayed in one? Let us know below.