The concept of “hotel as a place to pass the night” has long been a thing of the past: more and more hotels are themselves tourist attractions. One of the major travel portals, analyzing the reviews of its users has identified dozens of the most prominent placements.
1. Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast – Farmington, United States
It is hewn in the rock room of 158 square meters, where, in addition to several bedrooms, the kitchen was a place and a bathroom with a jacuzzi. The cave temperature is maintained at +20 – +23 ° C, and from it a view of the La Plata River and the expanse of the desert. The hotel management is concerned not only about the lodgers, but also about living in the vicinity of the birds and the animals, feeding them.
2. Malmaison Oxford Castle – Oxford, United Kingdom
This British boutique hotel (a type of small hotels, positioned as a particularly gorgeous) is located in a converted prison building, built in the Victorian era.
In the former prison cells, in addition to a comfortable bed, a shower, satellite TV, adjustable lighting, DVD and CD-players, and the walls of the hotel and there was a place of pubs restaurants and bars.
3. Seaventures Dive Resort – Sipadan Island, Malaysia
The hotel is equipped for the former oil platform.
Here you can take a dive in the comfort of the hotel: it is enough to descend into the water on the elevator.
4. Icehotel – Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
This is the first ice hotel in the world. Since 1990, he built each year for the period from December to April.
The entire hotel is made of snow and ice blocks taken from the Torne River. Ice up even the details of the interior, except for the beds.
In the ice bar.
5. Brussels Welcome Hotel – Brussels, Belgium
He started as a luxury restaurant, and then turned into no less than a luxury hotel. The hotel was so popular that once there is no longer enough space for everyone, and then in the city of Ghent was designed and built two additional floors that were brought harmony and attach to the historical building of the XIX century.
6. Jumbo Stay – Stockholm, Sweden
This is a Boeing 747-200, was transformed into a budget hotel.
Here you can spend the night, for example, in the cockpit, where fitted suite with panoramic views of the Stockholm-Arlanda airport.
7. Palacio de Sal – Uyuni, Bolivia
Located on the border of the Uyuni salt marsh at an altitude of about 3650 meters. Palacio de Sal is built entirely of salt blocks. The most important rule for guests – do not lick the walls, and to preserve made of salt interior.
8. Capsule hotels – Tokyo, Japan
This is a small sleeping cells arranged one above the other. They are built near the train stations and airports. Accommodation in them – spartan, but more in anticipation of travel is not required. Capsule Hotel in Tokyo Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule, though not the first, but it is the largest of its kind in the world: here the 660 rooms the size of 1 × 2 × 1 meter. Here, as in so many other places in Japan, they will not let people with tattoos: in this country, their presence is still associated with the yakuza (a form of organized crime in Japan).
9. Ecocamp Patagonia – the national park Torres del Paine, Chile
This hotel combines luxury with minimal disturbance to the environment. Each room is a separate tent-dome, with invited guests comfortable accommodation and all necessary amenities. The hotel is built from environmentally friendly materials and uses renewable energy.