10 Strangest Hotels of the World
Most of us are accustomed to a certain standard of rooms at the hotel: dull beige walls, unremarkable furniture and dreary design. But even in a world ruled by multinational hotel chains, you can find hospitality pearls embody not only the originality and something unique. From the ice to the underwater bed rooms, these hotels inspires us to find new and interesting places. Here are the ten most notable of these hotels!
10. Madonna Inn Motel - San Luis Obispo, United States
Opened in 1958 and are located near Highway 101 in California, this hotel offers 110 differently furnished rooms kitsch. In it there are such numbers as "Swiss Alps", "Rock in the Jungle" (in the "leopard" colors) and "Starlight" (with painted on the walls of the constellations). The Madonna Inn bored nowhere. Our favorite - "Steakhouse" Gold Rush ", where everything is rosy and strazik.
9. Sala Silvergruva - Sala, Sweden
Sala Silvergruva - This mine, which offers year-round guided tours for tourists. And yet it has a chance to sleep in the room-mine 155 meters underground where the temperature about two degrees Celsius. After touring the mine you are occupied in the room and enjoy a basket of cheese, biscuits, fruit, sparkling wine and chocolate. Then you remain in the room for the night and sleep ... if you can, and in the morning the guide comes and takes you for breakfast. If you are worried about panic attacks due to claustrophobia, fear not - the staff will always be in touch with you.
8. Hotel de Glace - Quebec, Canada
Since the beginning of January to the end of March you can settle in L'Hotel de Glace in Quebec, and sleep on beds made of pure ice igloo, which are real works of art. From 21:00 until 9:00 in the morning guests are offered a variety of Nordic activities, including sauna and spa. After arriving you instruction in a comfortable stay at the hotel will be organized, and for a fee possibly a fire in the room. If you will be uncomfortable in an ice room - you can take one of the forms of entertainment that are offered by the hotel. A good option for the honeymoon!
7. Propeller Island - Berlin, Germany
Fully designed by the German artist Lars, Propeller Island - is a 30-room hotel, fully embodies the concept of living in a museum. Everyone, even the smallest, the hotel is designed on the subject of special design and is something strange. From wall frescoes on the glass to the bed in the form of, for example, prison bunks or coffins - Propeller Island make any normal sense, he goes a little crazy. Of course, the most subtle way.
6. Hang Nga Guesthouse - Dalat, Vietnam
Hang Nga Guesthouse, well known as "The Mad House" was built and designed by a Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga. The hotel gives guests the feeling that they live in a fairy tale: design includes elements such as web images, animals, fungi and caves. On motives of works by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney each of the ten thematic rooms devoted to a single animal. China's People Daily magazine named this hotel one of the ten most bizarre choices in the world of accommodation.
5. 727 Fuselage Home - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Do not like airplanes? You are always uncomfortable? Hotel 727 Fuselage Home in Costa Rica will make you change opinion. The hotel is located in the body of an old Boeing 727 aircraft cemetery. In it are two bedrooms, handcrafted furniture from Indonesia, kitchen and dining room. The airplane stands on a small pedestal, from which one can see the jungle and the sea. Sip a cocktail, looking at the sunset from the plane of the window!
4. Magic Mountain Hotel - Pangipuli Chile
In the jungle hid Patagonia Hotel Montana Magica. books about mountain named after, which has miraculous powers and fulfills the desires of this hotel really seemed to come down from the pages of the novel. With its roof flowing waterfall, giving liveliness ivy-covered hotel in the form of mountains. Inside, the hotel looks exactly suitable for the film "The Lord of the Rings."
3. Au Vieux Panier Hotel - Marseille, France
If you love art, perhaps, is the best place to stay in France. Each room in this charming hotel was invented by the artist and his time in several years renewed. For example, the hotel has a room whose walls are completely covered with graffiti, the ceiling is covered with 750 wood elements and sculpture, representing the game "Jenga". If you just adore art - something that the hotel can and buy.
2. Atlantis The Palm Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OK, "Atlantis" - a chain hotel. But this hotel is for what stands out. In it there is an underwater chic room, where you can continuously monitor the ocean life around him through the glass walls. Lean back, stretch your legs and see the marine life. This experience is unique, and can not deny myself in it only because it offers a network of hotels.
1. Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang, North Korea
We finish the list, perhaps the strangest hotels in the world - the North Korean Ryugyong Hotel. Its construction began in 1987; it was assumed that it will end in 1989. If it was over, the hotel would be the tallest building for such purposes, and the seventh tallest building of the world - there had to be 105 floors. However, the process of getting to 1992, when North Korea came the difficult economic times, and construction stopped at the stage where the building still had no windows, no interior design. 16 years later, in 2008 - yes, you read that right - in North Korea began to work again on this hotel, and it is not over yet. Apparently, in 1987 the construction of this colossus has absorbed millions of dollars. The funny thing in this whole story is that North Korea is not so attractive for tourists. I wonder what visitors will flood more than 1,000 hotel rooms, when (and if) it opens? ..