Everyone has a picture in their minds of a hotel: it’s almost always a multi-story building that can be found in the middle of the city, complete with generic rooms with the standard set of furniture. And while this is the norm for most hotels, it isn’t the rule for all of them. There are some hotels throughout the world that defy all convention wherever possible, making them a must-see for those that like to try something new.
With that in mind, these are some of the world’s most fascinating and one-of-a-kind hotels.
Hotel Kagga Kamma
This hotel can be found in South Africa’s Cedarburg Mountains, in the country’s Western Cape province. It’s a unique hotel that is located within a protected national reserve and is built right into the natural sandstone of the mountain. It’s built so well that observers that are unaware of its presence might even notice that it’s there. Kagga Kamma boasts 4-star luxury accommodation, including wireless internet, air conditioning, and décor that fits right in to the surrounding aesthetic. There are a number of suites throughout, each offering varying levels of comfort and convenience.
Nine Hours Capsule
Japan is a busy country, and many of its cities are some of the largest and most compact in the world, leaving very little room for large and grand establishments. This has led to the creation of capsule culture, hotels and living spaces that are designed to be as small and comfortable as possible.
The general idea behind a capsule hotel is to provide a place for a person to have a meal, a shower, and a comfortable place to sleep for a few hours before moving in. The Nine Hours Capsule Hotel is one of the leading venues in this regard, offering futuristic pods that come with a twin bed, LED lighting, and plenty of ports to plug in electronic devices, making it the perfect destination to relax with a movie or the latest online pokies in Australia.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
This is the ultimate hotel for those that are seeking isolation from the rest of the world for a few days. The resort can be found in the northern region of Finland, specifically within the arctic circle. It consists of glass igloos that giver visitors a chance to see the forest around them, as well as the night sky. It’s also a region that regularly bears witness to the incredible Northern Lights, meaning that there’s a good chance of seeing a gorgeous light show during their time staying within one of the igloos.
Canada is known for turning into a winter wonderland during the colder months, which creates a prime opportunity to stay in the famous Ice Hotel. The hotel is made entirely of ice once a year and is located in a forest that’s a few minutes outside of Quebec City. It lasts for a few months before warmer weather causes it to melt, but makes for a truly unique experience, and haters of the cold won’t have to worry as the interior of the hotel is maintained at a comfortable temperature throughout the months that it’s up and running.