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Stay in a Trailer | Capsule | Lighthouse | Igloo | Treehouse | Boat | V8 Motor | Motorhome:  Your imagination is free to be a child again or do something unique as an adult.  Here are a few truly unique holiday or business trip accommodation options: Unusual Places to Stay all over the world.

Somewhere worth taking loads of photos, and telling your grandchildren all about your stay. 

Chalet Alia and Apartments-Grindelwald by Swiss Hotel Apartments

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Let’s start at the very beginning.  A very romantic place to be:  The Swiss Alps.

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Set in Grindelwald and only 400 meters from Grindelwald Terminal, Chalet Alia and Apartments-Grindelwald by Swiss Hotel Apartments offers accommodation with spectacular mountain views.

Nearby ski lifts:
  • Ski Lift Grindelwald Grund-Holenstein – 250 m
  • Grindelwald – Grund – Kleine Scheideggbahn Cog Train – 850 m
  • Bodmi – 1.4 km
  • Firstbahn – 1.5 km

Giessbachfälle is 38 km from Chalet Alia and Apartments-Grindelwald by Swiss Hotel Apartments, while First is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Zurich, 147 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

A unique and extraordinary experience due to the unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cozy accommodations, nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Stay in Paradise

Soneva Jani is one of the best and most beautiful places where you can possibly stay in the Maldives.

Located on the island of Medhufaru in a 5.6 km lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani features both overwater and island villas. Each water villa opens to its very own stretch of lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom. Some of the villas have slides from the top floor directly into the lagoon below.

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Glamping 1970 American Airstream motorhome

Situated in Ponsanooth in the Cornwall region, Glamping 1970 American Airstream motorhome has a patio and lake views. Self-catering accommodation offers air-conditioned units, complimentary WiFi, own kitchen with microwave and oven.

Where:  Ponsanooth, a village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

Boat Hotel Matylda

Lying at anchor on the Vltava river in the center of Prague. They do offer free Wi-Fi.  Standard double rooms are situated on the original Matylda boat. The other rooms are to be found on the newer Klotylda boat.  This is one of those unique places to stay which is also a luxury treat.

Where:  Masarykovo nabrezi, Prague, Czech Republic

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V8 HOTEL Classic Motorworld Region Stuttgart

This definitely counts as unique accommodation.  Room designs differ.  The rooms of the V8 Hotel feature a typical Bauhaus design or original motoring theme.  Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Museum and the Outletcity Metzingen can be reached in a 30-minute drive by car or public transport. Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen factory is just 500 m away.

Where Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1, Böblingen, Germany 

TreeHouses Noszvaj

Dreams of living in a treehouse can come true.  The air-conditioned units feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a wardrobe, a living room, an equipped kitchen, a patio, and views over the lake. Offers free bikes and a garden.

Where:  Noszvaj, Tósétány utca 22, Hungary

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Igloos and Chalets

Unique accommodation and places to stay and also very romantic options.  Located in the Saariselkä Fell region of Finnish Lapland: Offering glass igloos and traditional wood chalets and has the world’s largest smoke sauna. Free WiFi and some igloos include a sauna.

Where Kakslauttanen, Saariselka, Finland

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Pelican Point Lodge

Featuring 360-degree views of Walvis Bay Lagoon, the Atlantic Ocean, and the beach, Pelican Point Lodge is situated at the foot of the historic Walvis Bay Pelican Point Lighthouse.  The dining room serves a variety of dishes and offers local and South African wine.

WherePelican Point Peninsula, Walvis Bay, Namibia

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Guitar Hotel in Florida USA

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Stay in a Guitar Shaped Hotel:  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood features 13 restaurants, 20 bars, a casino and a 4.5 acre lagoon-style outdoor pool. The hotel and casino is situated 11.7 km from Hollywood Beach.  Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only 12.8 km away.

Where:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Looking for a Hidden Gem?  Then also read our article on:  5 Fabulous Places to Stay 

Park am See

Set in a large park directly on the shore of Lake Hallstatt, Park am See offers unique accommodation in historic, restored trailers decorated with books, paintings, works of art, and curiosities. The center of Hallstatt is a 4-minute drive away.  Booking your accommodation here, you’ll have the best of both worlds:  Nearby Hallstatt and experiencing one of the unique places to stay.

WhereObertraun, Austria

Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection

Marques de Riscal Hotel Architecture
Marques de Riscal a Luxury Collection Room

Architecture, Luxury & Wine

The stunning Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection, is located in Elciego, in La Rioja’s Álava province, and was designed by Frank Gehry.  This is an architect’s dream holiday destination.  And if that is not enough…the hotel organizes wine tours around the Marqués de Riscal vineyards and the Vivanco Museum, Europe’s largest wine museum. 

Where:  Elciego, Spain

Hotel Palacio de Sal

Hotel Palacio de Sal
Hotel Palacio de Sal at night

A Palace made of Salt..

One day you will be able to tell the story:  “Did you know we stayed at a hotel entirely made out of salt?”.  Can you believe that?  Well here is an opportunity to stay in Palacio de Sal, built out of salt bricks and also featuring salt furniture.  I think this definitely qualifies as a unique and unusual accommodation option.

Where:  Colchani, Bolivia

Hotel with the most impressive entrance in the world

One of the most impressive lobbies

A room with a view…starting in the lobby of this hotel, which is very beautiful.  The photos say it all… 

Where:  Jakarta, Indonesia

Stay on the edge of a cliff

Described as: “The most incredible experience!”.  You’ll have the opportunity to sleep under the starry sky.  Skylodge Adventure Suites is an innovative lodge that offers hanging accommodations in Cusco. The property is located a 20-minute drive from Urubamba and offers complimentary breakfast and dinner.

Where: Urubamba, Peru

Access by Climbing or Ziplining: To reach the pods, guests have two options: climbing a vertical via ferrata (iron path) that involves ascending the cliff using a series of metal rungs and safety lines or ziplining directly to the pods. Both methods provide an adrenaline-pumping adventure before settling in for the night.

Unique Dining Experience: Guests can enjoy dinner and breakfast in the pods, hoisted up through a pulley system by the staff. Imagine dining while suspended on the side of a cliff, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape.

Starry Overnights: Spending the night in the Skylodge offers a unique opportunity to stargaze. Being away from city lights, the clarity of the night sky is awe-inspiring, providing an unforgettable celestial experience.

The Skylodge Adventure Suites aren’t just a place to sleep; they’re an entire adventure in themselves, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a mix of comfort, thrill, and stunning views of the Peruvian landscape.

The Literary Man – Óbidos Hotel

Overnight in a hotel for book lovers:  The hotel has the biggest hotel library on the planet, with more than 45,000 titles in its collection.  You can enjoy the book lovers Literary Gin Bar which features a collection of premium gins or indulge in your favorite activity if you love reading books. Ever dreamt of staying in a library?  Well, this is your chance.

Where:  Óbidos, Portugal 

Spectacular and Luxurious - Sun Cruise Resort and Yacht

Sun Cruise Resort and Yacht Hotel

Stay at The World’s First On-land Premier Cruise Resort located on a coastal cliff.  “The staff will work with you to make sure you get the best value for your money. Make Sun Cruise Resort and Yacht your home away from home the next time you travel to Seoul.” – HotelLook

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