WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS: The World’s Top 11 Unique Hotels

The World’s Top 11 Unique Hotels

From a hotel made entirely of salt in Bolivia to a former prison building turned luxury abode in Oxford, UK, these unique hotels around the world definatelly make for an interesting and unforgettable stay.  The list below has been selected by TripAdvisor editiors in search for the wackiest holiday places.

1. Seaventures Dive Resort located off Mabul Island in Malaysia

The former exploration jack-up rig has been refashioned into a PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Resort.

Seaventures Dive Resort in Malaysia

Seaventures Dive Resort in Malaysia

2. EcoCamp Patagonia – Torres del Paine, Chile

The EcoCamp’s unique hotel rooms are Geodesic domes which feature the pattern of the ancient Kaweskar tribe’s huts in Patagonia.

EcoCamp Patagonia - Torres del Paine, Chile

EcoCamp Patagonia – Torres del Paine, Chile

3. Hotel Marques de Riscal – Elciego, Spain

A fine work of art with its inclined walls, zigzag windows, and cathedral-height ceilings.

Hotel Marques de Riscal - Elciego, Spain

Hotel Marques de Riscal – Elciego, Spain

4. Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast – Farmington, New Mexico, United States

A 1,650 square foot, one-bedroom cave home carved from a 65-million year old sandstone formation awaits here.

Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast - Farmington, New Mexico, United States

Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast – Farmington, New Mexico, United States

5. Malmaison Oxford Castle – Oxford, England

Once home to inmates serving out sentences for crimes, Oxford Castle features now palatial guest rooms fit for a king.

Malmaison Oxford Castle - Oxford, England

Malmaison Oxford Castle – Oxford, England

6. Icehotel – Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

The Icehotel in Sweden is the first and largest hotel built of ice and snow.

Icehotel - Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

Icehotel – Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

7. Brussels Welcome Hotel – Brussels, Belgium

Every room at this amazing hotel offers a different world travel experience with extraordinary and quirky ornaments to emulate each country’s individual personality.

Brussels Welcome Hotel - Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Welcome Hotel – Brussels, Belgium

8. Jumbo Stay – Stockholm, Sweden

On a disused runway at Stockholm airport lies one of the world’s most unusual hotels – the Jumbo Stay, a former 747 jet which serviced Pan Am, Singapore Airlines.

Jumbo Stay - Stockholm, Sweden

9. Hotel Palacio de Sal – Uyuni, Bolivia

From the walls, floors, ceiling, to most of the furniture – such as the chairs, tables and beds – this extraordinary hotel is constructed entirely in salt.

Hotel Palacio de Sal - Uyuni, Bolivia

Hotel Palacio de Sal – Uyuni, Bolivia

10. Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule Hotel – Tokyo, Japan

This unconventional tube hotel provides visitors a restful night’s stay in a capsule equipped with comfortable amenities.

Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule Hotel - Tokyo, Japan

Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule Hotel – Tokyo, Japan

11. The Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort – North West Province, South Africa

Located in the magnificent bushveld of the Pilanesberg National Park, the magnificent Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort is a unique masterpiece of castle-style architecture.

The Palace of the Lost City Hotel at Sun City

The Palace of the Lost City Hotel at Sun City

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