There are so many factors which make a hotel memorable; excellent service, panoramic views, top-class cuisine… The list goes on and on. What happens though, when hoteliers decide to push the boundaries and create something truly unique? Ever wanted to share your dining table with a giraffe or sleep in a tree house suspended by rope?
19. Giraffe Manor, Kenya.
Yes, those are actual giraffes chilling out by the breakfast table.
18. Jumbo Stay, Sweden.
Ever wanted a comfortable night’s sleep on a plane? Well Sweden has the solution in the form of a totally converted jumbo jet.
17. Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel, Amsterdam
Fancy sleeping at 50 ft above the ground? This one might not be for everyone but the views over the city are pretty spectacular.
16. Aescher Cliff Guesthouse, Switzerland
Built into the side of a cliff, this 170 year old guesthouse isn’t particularly fancy, instead offering guests a more rustic experience with dreamy surroundings.
15. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada
Located in the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island, these spheres are suspended by three ropes attached (securely!) to three separate trees. Tree houses for adults!
14. The Aurora Express, Alaska
700 ft of railway track is host to four majestic trains which have each been renovated to resemble different historical periods.
13. Ještěd Tower, Czech Republic
You’d be forgiven for thinking that this hotel was actually a spaceship. Standing at over 300 ft tall, the building is also used to transmit television signal and can be reached by cable car.
12. Dasparkhotel, Germany
This novel project in Germany is repurposing drain pipes into hotel rooms and operates using a ‘pay-what-you-wish’ system!
11. Attrap’Rêves, France
Tucked away in the forest, these transparent bubbles are perfect for stargazers who enjoy totally uninterrupted views of the night sky.
10. Mirrorcube Treehouse Hotel, Sweden
There are five Treehouses to choose from, but the Mirrorcube has to be the coolest one of all. Designed to blend into its surroundings, mirrored walls mean that this hotel ‘room’ is actually invisible.
9. Martin's Patershof, Belgium
19th Century Franciscan church turned four-star hotel; step back in time and stay in one of the lavish Church Rooms.
8. Hanging Gardens Ubud, Indonesia
Have you ever seen something so breathtaking? These luxurious villas are hidden away in the picturesque rainforest.
7. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, Netherlands
Amsterdam's answer to those who want to never grew out of dollhouses.
6. 9 Hour Capsule Hotel, Japan.
Possibly the most futuristic hotel in the world, complete with modulated-light sleep system
5. Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya.
Fancy sleeping under the stars on a four-poster bed; surely it doesn't get much better than that?
With its fairytale architecture and ten wacky-themed bedrooms, it's not hard to see why this place has been nicknamed' The Crazy House'.
3. Wanderlust hotel, Singapore.
Four distinctly-themed floors are home to 29 rooms of the most eccentric order.
2. Hotel Silken puerta América, Madrid.
Arguably Spain's coolest hotel with each floor designed by a different architectural firm.
1. Dog Bark Park, Idaho, USA.
Yes, that is a hotel the shape of a Beagle. I'm not sure what else there is to say about that.