10. Hotel Silken Puerta America Madrid — Spain
A futuristic hotel in the Spanish capital which has been designed by world-renowned architects and artists. Don’t worry, this is one of those amazing hotels which offers 5-star comfort and style for no extra rates. At the Silken Puerta America, no room is the same!
9. Blow Up Hall 5050 — Poland
The Blow Up Hall 5050 is another European hotel which sets a futuristic tone. Located in Poznan, Poland, the hotel does not only boast beautifully designed rooms but also makes use of 21st-century technology. Guests are handed an iPhone when they check in to open their rooms’ doors.
8. Kolarbyn Eco Lodge — Sweden
Back to basics. And no better place than Sweden. Kolarbyn Eco Lodge tries to minimize the environmental impact by becoming part of nature. Beautiful cabins and huts are equipped with simple but comfortable furniture and appliances.
7. Thorngrove Manor — Australia
From futuristic to natural to royal. Thorngrove Manor is a beautiful property in Adelaide Hills, Australia. Its beautiful decor and impressive facade attract guests from all over the world.
6. The Boot Hotel — New Zealand
It starts getting unusual from here on. Sleep inside a boot in New Zealand. Your experience will be enhanced by the beautiful green surroundings and countryside lifestyle.
5. Dog Bark Park Inn — USA
Cottonwood, Idaho. Whereas many might not have heard about Cottonwood, their most famous Beagle has been featured on news shows, magazines and blogs all over the world. The famous B&B takes the “pet-friendly hotel” term to a new level.
4. Museumotel — France
The museumotel in France is a truly unique piece of art. Designed by Pascal Haüserman in the 1960′s as the summer annex of a bigger hotel, the place was converted into the museumotel in 2006 and has since enjoyed the popularity and success it always deserved. Its interiors have a pop-art atmosphere and each bubble has a different theme.
3. Hotel de Glace — Canada
To begin our top 3 is the Hotel de Glace in Quebec City, Canada. The beautiful and unusual property is one of the few actual ice hotels and the only one of its kind in North America. Work has been under way for the upcoming season since June, when the hotel last melted and made its way into the St. Lawrence river. The upcoming season opens on January 6th.
2. Anantara Golden Triangle — Thailand
Some hotels captivated our readers’ sense of curiosity thanks to their unusual architecture but some of the less unusual earned their votes thanks to their beauty and magnificence. The Anantara Golden Triangle is the best example of this. Being located in the beautiful Golden Triangle should be enough to make it stand out but coupled with amazing structures and unique experiences, the Anantara Resort provides the perfect balance between uniqueness and luxury.
1. Karosta Prison — Latvia
And the world’s most amazing and unusual hotel of 2011 is… the Karosta Prison. This former KGB prison has been previously described as hell on Earth. Nobody knows exactly what went down behind the walls of the former Soviet penitentiary but the cast of the US Television Show “Ghosthunters International” called it the site with the most paranormal activity in the world. Sound scary? It sure does to us! Some people have gathered the courage to spend the night in the prison and most have interesting stories to tell.