Most weird and wonderful hotels part2world's most unusual
11. Nhow Hotel, a music and lifestyle hotel in Berlin
Europe’s first music hotel is in the heart of Berlin. Located directly on the banks of the river Spree, and at the epicentre of the music, fashion and creative scene, a new lifestyle hotel that has yet to meet its match in Europe: the nhow Berlin.
nhow stands for a new generation of hotels: offbeat, lively, dynamic and with a local flair that simultaneously has worldwide appeal. nhow centers on music and design and plans to attract musicians to its rooms by offering room service guitars and a fully-loaded recording studio
The rooms have state-of-the-art technology: iPod docks, over 30 television and 100 music radio stations are all integrated into the most modern entertainment system.
12. Giraffe Manor hotel-Nairobi, Kenya.
The Giraffe Manor is a luxurious and exclusive hotel located just outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, famous for its resident herd of giraffe. Apart from the top accommodation, you can enjoy Nairobi’s finest kitchens and bump heads with a giraffe or two.
Built in the 1930s, this luxury boutique hotel has maintained all the charm of the era and is now famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe. Giraffe Manor offers you an unparalleled experience of the giraffes, with them vying for your attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even your bedroom window.
Giraffe Manor is also home to many characters including warthogs, bushbuck, dik dik and more than 180 species of birds and has a striking view of the Ngong hills.
The three men in this picture are Fu Lu Shou, which means good fortune, prosperity, and longevity. But in this version they are a ten story building! Tianzi Hotel is in Hebei Province, China, and holds the world record for being the “biggest image building”.
14. Can Sleep, Lake Skanderberg, Denmark
Every August for the past 30 years, thousands of partygoers have flocked to the Dyrehaven, a magnificent beech forest next to Denmark’s Lake Skanderborg for the Skanderborg Music Festival, or Smukfest. Here, the creative juices flow just as freely as the beer. In lieu of living in a tent, some lucky attendees sleep in one of 114, two-story aluminum Royal Unibrew beer cans, enlarged to 12.5 feet high. Covered in golden, bubbly wallpaper and furnished entirely by Ikea, the first floor features a small living area and a minibar that’s replenished each day. When the dweller’s ready to turn in, he climbs the ladder to a circular double bed and pops the skylight.
15. Free Spirit spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada
This hotel is no more than two huge globes suspended in mid-air between the trees in rugged Vancouver Island, Canada. It’s hard to imagine that lurking inside each is a cosy living area, like an enclosed nest or cocoon.
16. Capsule hotel, Den hag, Netherlands
Moored in The Hague, your room is a bright orange survival pod which once saw service on an oil rig platform. Originally built in 1972 they are 4.25 metres in diameter and unaltered apart from the addition of a lock on the outside and an ‘emergency’ chemical toilet inside.
While not everyone’s luxury choice, each pod provides cosy protection from the outside for up to three occupants
17. The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium
The Atomium is an icon of Brussels built for 1958 World Fair Exposition. Spanish artist Alicia Framis was commissioned in 2005 to create an educational project based on the building’s characteristics and features as well as its history and its symbolic value. The kids sphere captures the optimism of a future enabled by technology and science, in a way that reflects the insights of the world in the 21st century.
One ball of The Atomium has been divided in separate functions: mini spheres (water molecules) suspended from the ceiling to sleep in, the floor for workshops/playground, a ‘petit club sandwich’ and washing facilities
The desire to highlight the educational aspect of The Atomium is based on the idea that towns and cities play a major role in society today.
18. Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Urgup, Turkey
Gamirasu is an exquisitely restored eighteen-room cave house, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. In former times housing the cells of a prison, this ancient monastery is steeped in history.
If you want a luxurious cave accommodation in a traditional Cappadocian village, then this is the place
19. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
This massive integrated resort which is the latest addition to Singapore’s amazing collection of hotels and resorts costs $5.7 billion (including land cost) and features three 55 storey hotel towers with 2600 luxurious rooms and suites and all three towers are connected by a 1 hectare sky terrace right on top. This boat-shaped amazing structure is also called the SkyPark.
Marina Bay Sands also has other interesting and unique structures besides the hotel and Sands SkyPark which are: Lotus shaped Art and Science Museum, The Casino Block, Marina Bay Sands Shops, The Convention and Exhibition Block, and -the most exciting- the world’s longest elevated swimming pool, with a 475-foot vanishing edge, perched 200 meters above the ground.
The world’s longest elevated swimming pool, with a 475-foot vanishing edge, perched 200 meters above the ground
20. Jail Hotel, Luzern, Switzerland
The Jailhotel is located in the heart of Lucerne, right in centre of the Old Town, and only a few minutes away from the lake. This former prison was built in 1862 and was converted into a prison hotel in 1999, the first in Switzerland.
A total of 56 different rooms and suites are offered from original “Unplugged“ rooms where you have a bunk bed and more authentic prison experience, to the larger “Most wanted” rooms, and largest Theme suites of Prison Governor, Library, Barabas and Falling Water. Private bathrooms are small-but-adequate with a shower. The Unplugged rooms have their private shower across the corridor.
The thick walls, solid doors and barred windows retain their original feel and as you’re sleeping in a converted cell, shouldn’t expect your room to be huge.
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