7 Most Unusual and Unique Hotels to Stay in the World

by Jane Sophia
All Ice Hotel

Your vacation would become more exciting and memorable forever if you get to stay in unusual and absolutely unique hotels and places.

We all know the most familiar ways to stay when we tour, such as:

  • Sea-facing hotel rooms
  • Unique Hotels with Hotel room on a cliff with a view of the adjoining ravine
  • Jungle lodges
  • Raised tents that are known as ‘skybeds’
  • Lakeside tents
  • Roofless floating beds on water bodies
  • Rooms with a built-in swimming pool
  • Treehouses
  • Floating bungalows

Apart from these types of well-known staying options in tourist destinations, there are several more kinds of accommodations that we would not have imagined as existed.

Shall we go around the world to see some of the unusual, unique hotels and out-of-the-world hotel rooms that many of us would definitely like to stay in?

7 Most Unique Hotels for Unusual Stay in the World


Here is the list of unusual hotels for your stay:

  1. White Pod Hotel, Switzerland

Pod hotels are defined as unique hotels with capsule size rooms that are just adequate for travelers who are only looking for an overnight stay.

Now, look at the image below and you will understand what a pod hotel room is.

White Pod Hotel, Switzerland

Yes, it certainly looks like a capsule and we are not sure whether there is a bed inside.

The image below shows the inside of this unusual hotel room.

white pod hotel room



Address of White Pod Hotel, Switzerland.

Les Giettes, Des Cerniers, 1871 Monthey, Switzerland

Phone: +41 24 471 38 38

For full details of the amenities, facilities the hotel offers and the exact location of the hotel, please visit their official website.


  1. Unique Hotels in South Africa: Lion Sands Reserve

Address: Sabi Sand Reserve, Kruger National Park, 1260, South Africa Phone: +27 11 880 9992


Unique Hotels in South Africa

It looks you would stay all lone on top of a bald tree surrounded by no other human soul. I suppose the sound of the jungle is all you can hear. What more can you want during a typical South African animal safari tour? After all, you have come to see the wild animals in their own habitat. It would be amusing to think even the animals would be happy if humans live with them in their real home-a forest.

The name of this tree house is “Chalkley Treehouse “.

Though the tree house looks threadbare, the hotel’s website says it is equipped with all the 5-star comforts! When there is no shower on top of a tree, how can you say it has 5-star comforts? There is no electricity too! No wi-fi and all the more, the location is quite far off from any civilization!

In spite of all these lacunas, it would be really thrilling to stay just one night-what do you say?


  1. Unique Hotels in Canada: All Ice Hotel

This is how this unusual all-ice hotel looks from outside:

All Ice Hotel

A chill goes up your spine? Can you visualize how the inside of this ice hotel room would look like?

I save you the trouble; the image of an all-ice hotel room is given below.

Unique Hotels in Canada

Looks amazing-eh? However, you can only stay during the high winter season which is from January to March. After that, the ice vanishes into thin water.

The real name of the hotel for you to do your research is Hotel de Glace, Canada. For your convenience, I have given the address below.

Address: 1860 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0, Canada

Phone: +1 418-844-2200

  1. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia, Africa


Desert lodge

I liked the second one, it throws open on to a sprawling wilderness, and the true space of desert sinks in. Sitting on the verandah that looks out on to the vast sandy space especially in the afternoon can be a soul searching experience.

Unique Hotels Desert lodge

Address: Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia, Namibia Phone: +27 11 809 4300

Though it would be thrilling to stay in these unusual unique hotels in the middle of a Namibian desert with no other human smell as far as your eyes can see, try to see beyond the horizon. I think the accessibility issue would discourage the majority of the tourists to stay in these kind of unique hotels.

The nearest international airport is located some 390 km away! Nevertheless, there is a private airstrip that is only 30-minute drive away from this desert lodge situated inside the NamibRand Nature Reserve

I think it is unwise not to expect television and internet in a desert. Life would still go on without the two essential evils-right?

With such a vast open area with no trees and buildings whatsoever, the stargazing can be a pleasant pastime.

I read the snakes and wild lizards (geckos) survive in this harsh condition.


  1. Unique Hotels in Finland: Glass Igloo

Search for “Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland” and you will see the glass igloos that are thermal igloos located in a vantage place to see the magical Northern Lights, the incredible geographical phenomenon.

Unique Hotels in Finland Glass Igloo


Won’t that be a lifetime experience to stay in these unusual and unique hotels in Finland surrounded by nothing but snow and the roof of your igloo is also made of glass?

Each thermally insulated glass igloo can take in just two people. The glass igloo comes with a bathroom! However, who would take a bath in such a snowy place?

Want to know where these glass igloos are exactly located? They are located in Saariselkä Fell region of Finnish Lapland.

Address: Kiilopääntie 9, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland

Phone: +358 16 667100

Visit their website for booking your unusual hotel in the form of glass igloo.

  1. Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Unique Hotels

I read there is a big waiting list of reservations in this under water resort. I am not surprised given the most unique experience you get out of staying in an underwater room.

Fiji Island as such is an exotic South Pacific island, a sought after island getaway in the world.

The whole resort built over an area of over 12,300 acres which means every nook and corner in the underwater resort such as lounge, viewing lounge, the restaurant is under water.

See how many of these unusual rooms are submerged under the sea.

Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji

Look at the bedroom surrounded by colorful marine creatures!

Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Unique Hotels Fiji

An extraordinary staying option of these unique hotels under the sea-eh?

See if you can get a room booked by visiting their website.

  1. Free Spirit Spheres, British Columbia, Canada

Free Spirit Spheres Unique Hotels

Yes! That’s where you will be staying if you want to experience an unusual and weird room. The spherical room perched on top of a tree looks more like a big size bird’s nest.

Located near the Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada, this incredible jungle accommodation can you one of a kind of unique experience. Surely, this is the most unusual structure in the world for a human to live.

Address: 420 Horne Lake Rd, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1Z7, Canada Phone: +1 250-757-9445

So, how do you like these 7 unusual and unique hotels with wired staying options during vacation? I have a gut feeling there are more such unique hotels with strange accommodations in the world. I intend to find them out.

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Kalpana April 9, 2019 - 3:42 am

Fabulous – each one of them.

Snehal Chincholkar April 10, 2019 - 4:09 am


Ranjana Shankar April 10, 2019 - 4:13 am

Each one is unique. Should stay at least once 🙂

Matheikal April 10, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Unique indeed.


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