There are more and more hotels in the world, so in order to cope with the strong competition, some establishments need to stand out from their peers. This is how some ingenious, sometimes creepy ideas have emerged. From hotels perched in the mountain to those built under the ice, travelers around the world now have a wide choice.

Today, Although the pandemic doesn’t allow us to travel anywhere we want yet, I wanted to share with you these 5 unusual hotels around the world. So if you feel like getting away for just a few minutes, keep reading this article!

Conrad Hotel, Maldives

If this hotel offers rooms, restaurants, and fitness rooms on the surface of the water, they also offer the same thing, but underwater! Since November 2018, the Conrad Hotel allows its guests not only to eat, but also to sleep while watching the manta rays and sea turtles pass by. An opportunity for you to become a full member of the Indian Ocean! Don’t worry, all this unusual system is completely secure, the only pain you will encounter is when you will have to pay for it…

Jumbo Hotel, Sweden

Are there any plane fans among my readers? This hotel is for you! The jumbo hotel has been installed in the carcass of a plane. The rooms are equipped with typical elements of real planes: oxygen masks, business class seats… And the lucky ones can even book the suite in the cockpit! So you feel like boarding?

Skylodge Cusco, Peru

This hotel is located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco in Peru. It offers you the chance to sleep in a completely transparent room suspended in the mountain. What better way for nature lovers to enjoy the incredible view from this mountain? The rooms, located at 400 meters above ground level, have been built in the form of capsules. To get there, it is not easy… You will have to use 7 zip lines or climb the wall via a “via ferrata”. It is better not to have vertigo…

Ice Hotel, Quebec

This hotel is aptly named as it is made entirely of ice. Chairs, tables, beds, all the furniture is made of ice and strongly resembles works of art. The hotel is rebuilt every year, according to a different theme, involving different artists each year. The theme of the 2021 edition is: the journey into a surreal world amidst Quebec tales and legends. It is a real invitation to a fantastic world. Attention, notice to those who are cold, the interior of the hotel is close to -5°C, so you will have to think of bringing warm clothes. Be reassured, each bed is equipped with a sleeping bag!

Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Have you always dreamed of sleeping under the Northern Lights? This hotel is for you! Located in Finland, in Kiilopaa, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle, the Kakslauttanen Hotel offers you one of the most incredible rooms in the world and promises you a unique experience. From igloos to fully glazed wooden chalets, these rooms allow you to enjoy the beautiful Lapland landscape and the famous Northern Lights during all night without being cold.

Thank you for reading, I hope that this has made you want to travel!

Tell me in comments which one is your favorite, and if If you know of other unusual hotels, don’t hesitate to share them with us in comments!

Pauline GUERIN – AA9502

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” –

Ubn Battuta

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I spent a Night in the Ice Hotel in Sweden by Nicole Eddy


  1. Hi, thank you for taking me on a journey to discover those special hotels. I am impressed by every single one, but my favorite is probably the underwater hotel as my favorite animals are manta rays.
    So this would be such a dream to see them in a room beneath the water surface. I really enjoyed reading your blog and it lightened the spirits in days where travelling is sadly quite restricted.
    Thank you for sharing these unique places!
    – Svea / AA4800


  2. Interesting stuff! Definitely wouldn’t sleep in some of these. As a Finn, I have to choose Hotel Kakslauttanen. It could be pretty cool experience. -Samu / N7727


  3. Hi Pauline! Your article is very interesting. I didn’t know any of the hotels you presented. I’ve had my eyes full of them. I have a preference for the Kakslauttanen hotel, it must be a magical experience. Do you know the Crane Faralda hotel in the Netherlands? It’s a hotel that is located in an old harbour crane of 50 meters high. You don’t have to be afraid of heights..
    See you soon
    – Paula /AA9510


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