50 Most Unusual Places To Stay In The World | Part 2

  • RESHMA DEWDA
  • Jul 30, 2015
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Continuing the series of the most unusual places to stay around the world, we bring you the next ten outlandish hotels that you won't believe actually exist. 

( SEE ALSO50 Most Unusual Places To Stay In The World | Part 1 )

11. Great House at Necker Island

Its only befitting to start this part of the series with one of Sir Richard Bransons properties. Rebuilt after a devastating fire, this exotic house is all that you can wish for. You couldnt ask for anything more; a private island overlooking turquoise waters that change colors as you look deeper. Built tastefully, all the rooms open up to jaw dropping views and gentle lullabies of the ocean.

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12. Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin, Germany

Talk about whimsical! This museum-cum-hotel designed by Lars Stroschen has 30 rooms that are all based on different, very odd themes. Take your pick from the room with the angled mirrors or the room with coffins for beds or the room that boasts of a lions cage as sleeping quarters! If you have an appetite for the unusual, this is the right fit for you.

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13. No Man's Fort, Solent, Portsmouth

In the middle of nowhere, surrounded by water, there is an industrial looking fortress that has been converted into a outlandish hotel with 22 bedrooms. You are surrounded by history here, with the unusual juxtaposition of uber chic luxury. This quirky hotel is built in a nautical style and features its very own lighthouse too!

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14. The Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA

Are you a lover of dogs? How about if we tell you that you can live in one? Sounds odd? Well it is. This inn is shaped like a beagle and is lovingly called Sweet Willy by the locals. It features two bedrooms and is of course, pet friendly. The pet project of husband and wife Dennis and Frances, the B& B is thoughtfully built and has a lot of whimsy hidden in all its corners.

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15. V8 Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany

Take your love for cars to another level at the V8 hotel in Stuttgart. The beds of the hotel are shaped like classic, vintage and young, futuristic cars. All the rooms are thoughtfully designed keeping in mind the automotive theme. The Mercedes suite is their special highlight; it is situated in the air traffic control tower of a former airport!

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16. Das Park Hotel, Linz, Austria

Sure, we understand that you might not want to spend your holidays in a drain pipe. But just because this unusual place to stay is so creatively built, it features in our list. There are two locations that feature this unique hotel - one in Austria and the other in Germany. Inside the ugly pipes is a world that is unique and tastefully done. These self-service rooms are utilitarian and easy on the pocket too.

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17. Hotel Marqus De Riscal, Elciego, Spain

The quiet, sleepy wine-growing countryside of Rioja has got a touch of mischief from the eccentric architect Frank Gehry. This avant-garde structure is in stark contrast to the simplicity and rustic nature of its surroundings. The sight catches you by surprise and the luxury it offers inside is stuff of legends.

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18. Crane Hotel, Harlingen, The Netherlands

This industrious looking crane might look quite ugly from the outside but it boasts of room that is 150 feet high from the ground level and offers amazing views of the surroundings. The rooms are rotatable to 360 degrees and are truly incredible feats of engineering. The design of the room is modern and it is equipped with most of the necessary amenities.

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19. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China

Located in the Taihu Lake separating Nanjing and Shanghai, this hotel is shaped like a horse shoe magnet. Designed by the Chinese architect Ma Tansong, the hotel features 27 floors above water and two floors below the water level. Surpassing all standards in luxury, this hotel is not just brilliant architecturally but also a new standard in opulence.

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20. Quinta Real Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico

Experience how it is to live in a real bullfighting ring at this incredible hotel in Mexico. The ring hosted bull fights right until 1975. The luxury hotel is now replete with all that you will need for a comfortable stay. A true example of fine living, the hotel offers one of a kind luxury and design.

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Have we piqued your interest enough for the hotels that deserve a prize for the most amount of creativity and whimsy?!

Also Read:

50 Most Unusual Places To Stay In The World | Part 3

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A hippie hiding in civilized clothes, a borderline feminist and a dreamer stuck in a practical avatar, Reshma is an incorrigible idealist who lives in a black and white world. A robin hood in her own right, she loves to come to the rescue and most times , she ends up rescuing herself in the bargain.

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