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Unconventional Hotels

It is not about the destination, it is about the journey. And we are guessing if you stayed at one of these unconventional hotels you’ d have a special trip alright.

May 17, 2011 4:05 by

  • What list about unconventional hotels would be complete without a mention of these capsule hotels? If you haven’t heard of it, hotels like the Capsule Inn are popular across Japan. As implied by its name, the capsule hotel consists of small “capsules”, which in turn have two sections: one, a public lounge space, and the second, a private sleeping space.  And if you think it is a cramped form of accommodation, consider that it also has space for a TV, adjustable lighting, Wi-Fi and a radio.

  • “The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round” has a whole new meaning when it comes to Exploranter, Overland Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil which is on, wait for it, wheels. The hotel describes itself as a "mobile hotel, fully equipped with industrial kitchen, hot showers, 30 leather seats, 28 beds and lots of mobility."

  • OK, we’ll admit some of the hotels on this list are plain weird, but Kipp sure as hell wouldn’t mind trying out this intriguing but expensive form of accommodation. The Poseidon Undersea Resort is a 5,000-acre lagoon in Fiji located 40 feet beneath the sea.  Pretty cool concept. What’s cooler than having a view of the brilliant sea life day in and day out? But this experience doesn’t come cheap: $15,000 per person per week is the kind of damage we are talking about.

  • What makes this hotel rather unconventional? Oh nothing, except a refurbished 1965 Boeing 727 airframe is a part of the Hotel Costa Verde

  • Legend has it the the cascading waterfall over this hotel will grant you three wishes. If that doesn’t sound appealing, how about then the aerial ‘ropeway’ that can take you between tree-tops in the forests that surround the hotel?

  • Dull and depressing; yet cheap and interesting: the name explains it all. If this spending a night in the smaller is your cuppa, then head on Down Under and stay in The Old Jail.

  • This hotel is ultimately a collection of renovated sewage pipes sitting on the banks of the Danube. Kipp imagines this is for those travelers who don’t mind catching a few winks on (comfortably hard?) cement.

  • Apparently it took seven days and 1,000 tons of sand for sculptors to create the Sand Hotel on the beaches of Dorset, England. If this is your idea of a great holiday, check in on one of either twin or double bedrooms. But don’t ask Kipp if they’ve got an outhouse where you can do your ‘business’.

  • Ho Chii Min’s daughter Hang Nga designed this rather artistic hotel that unfortunately got named the Crazy House by locals.

 

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