Weirdest Hotels In The World

What we look for in a hotel varies from person to person and indeed from trip to trip. Sometimes we want to experience life in the lap of luxury while other times we prefer a budget room that we can rest our head in without breaking the bank. For a truly unique experience, check out one of these hotels which are some of the weirdest around:

   

The Schneedorf, Austria

This hotel is part of the world’s first commercial snow village and is basically a series of igloos. The ice-built structures promise a cosy night’s sleep to all and each has two double airbeds covered with high quality sheepskin rugs. Although this is ostensibly a ski resort there are other packages on offer, such as a romantic Candlelight Night for lovers including champagne, dinner and breakfast and a cosy double sleeping bag. Prices start from just €99 per person per night.

Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho

Designed by two self-professed chainsaw artists, this bed and breakfast is unique in that it is entirely housed inside a structure shaped like a giant beagle! The famous landmark is billed as the largest beagle in the world and colloquially known to locals as Sweet Willy. Guests enter from a private second storey deck and as there is only one suite of rooms are guaranteed privacy throughout their stay.

Crazy Bear Group, UK

Crazy Bear now have hotels in Stadhampton and Beaconsfield as well as private member’s clubs in Fitzrovia and Covent Garden. All rooms are uniquely furnished, many with a gothic feel to the décor. Some of the larger rooms feature copper bath tubs at the end of the individually styled beds, and each room is as comfortable as it is idiosyncratic.

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Australia

This converted gaol rests almost exactly half-way between Melbourne and Adelaide, making it the perfect rest-stop for weary travellers. Offering both budget backpacker accommodation and boutique style rooms, many of which have been converted from genuine gaol cells, this is a hostel with a difference. There are large communal kitchens for the use of guests and three large open courtyard spaces which can be hired for events. The old prison library, chapel and common room have been altered to create a series of lounges and public areas.

Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin

This is the epitome of weird and wonderful hotel rooms, all grouped handily together in one wacky hotel. The entire building is one big habitable work of art created by German artist Lars Stroschen. There are 31 unique rooms including one made entirely of mirrors, one where the beds are inside circus lion’s cages on stilts and another where there are no beds at all, only padded coffins. Unlike many other hotels the four-bed room does not feature pull out folding beds for the extra two guests. However, be aware that all the furniture and wall hangings in this suite are of course upside down!

This was a guest post provided by Hotel Contract Beds – the UK’s leading hotel bed & mattress supplier.

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