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99 Bizarre Global Hotels

Sleep in a Plane, Prison, Museum, Rugby Ball or Glowing Igloo

— June 12, 2009 — Art & Design
A treehouse hotel? Sleeping in coffins? A vacation in an abandoned airplane? With bizarre global hotels like these, you'll never have to worry about taking a memorable trip.

When the hotel IS the experience, you're taken to a different level of adventure, whether you're into vacationing with monks or challenging your ability to survive without luxuries in a zero-star hotel. These bizarre global hotels force people's minds off the everyday -- and with the economy-induced gloom this year, a mental escape might be just what people need.
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Rugby Ball Hotel
Rugby Ball Hotel
The Latest Parisian Attraction
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98
Refigerated Resorts
Refigerated Resorts
The Jukkasjärvi Icehotel is Glacially Cold
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97
$1/Night Hotels
$1/Night Hotels
LastMinuteTravel.com Tempts Wanderlust With Credit Crunch Fares
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96
Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor
Hip Hotel in Kenya
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95
Hotel Bedtime Stories
Hotel Bedtime Stories
London Hotel Offers Reader-in-Residence Program For Lonely Guests
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94
Luxury Prison Hotels?
Luxury Prison Hotels?
Sentenced to Alcratraz
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93
Museum Hotels
Museum Hotels
21C
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92
Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
Spanish Skyscraper Hotels
The ME in Barcelona
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91
Philosophy Boutiqe Hotel
Philosophy Boutiqe Hotel
Hotel de Filosoof
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90
Elqui Domos Hotel, Chile
Elqui Domos Hotel, Chile
Watch Stars From Your Bed
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89
Reality Chef Hotels
Reality Chef Hotels
Gordon Ramsay Opens ‘York and Albany' in London
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88
Art Hotels are on the Rise
Art Hotels are on the Rise
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87
Art Hotel in Berlin
Art Hotel in Berlin
Arte Luise Kunsthotel
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86
Ripa Hotel: a Hip Hotel by King Roselli Architetti
Ripa Hotel: a Hip Hotel by King Roselli Architetti
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85
Hotel Everland
Hotel Everland
Mobile Hotel Travels Around the World
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84
The Rockhouse Hotel, A Jamaican Gem
The Rockhouse Hotel, A Jamaican Gem
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83
Inflatable Private Space Station/Hotel
Inflatable Private Space Station/Hotel
Bigelow Aerospace
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82
One Room Everland Hotel (Follow Up)
One Room Everland Hotel (Follow Up)
Now Rooftop in Paris
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81
Interactive Hotel Windows
Interactive Hotel Windows
Philip's Daylight Concept
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80
Snow Hotel in Finland
Snow Hotel in Finland
LumiLinna
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79
Fishy Hip Hotel
Fishy Hip Hotel
The Pearl Hotel in San Diego
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78
Holidays with Monks
Holidays with Monks
The Augustine Hotel Prague Envelops A Historic Monastery
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77
Marqués de Riscal Hotel by Frank Gehry
Marqués de Riscal Hotel by Frank Gehry
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76
The Keating Hotel
The Keating Hotel
Pininfarina Designs Hip Hotel in San Diego
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75
Hip Hotels For Kids
Hip Hotels For Kids
Ramada Resort Karon Beach Phuket
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74
Free Hotels for Creative People
Free Hotels for Creative People
The Creator's Inn
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73
Hotel Fox
Hotel Fox
61 rooms, 21 artist, 1,000 ideas
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72
Urban Ice Hotels
Urban Ice Hotels
The Paris 'Kube' Hotel is Temporary but Tres Chic
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71
Controversial Landmark Architecture
Controversial Landmark Architecture
New York Flat Iron to Be Turned Into World Class Hotel
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70
Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Be Like Batman
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69
Fashion Inspired Hotels
Fashion Inspired Hotels
Miss Sixty And Ralph Lauren
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68
Sleeping in a Cubi
Sleeping in a Cubi
Qbic Hotels
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67
Mod Hotels
Mod Hotels
Palacio del Retiro Has A Classical Shell Harboring Modern Romanticism
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66
Jell-O Mold Hotels
Jell-O Mold Hotels
The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi Features Veiled Design
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65
Helicopter Hotel
Helicopter Hotel
Sentry Mountain Lodge
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64
Scattered Accommodation
Scattered Accommodation
The Pixel Hotel of Linz Has Random Rooms Around the City
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63
The Library Hotel in New York City
The Library Hotel in New York City
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62
Eco-Friendly Hotels for Oenophiles
Eco-Friendly Hotels for Oenophiles
Fall Asleep Inside a Wine Cask at De Vrouwe van Stavoren
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61
Rock Formation Hotels
Rock Formation Hotels
Tanzania's ‘House of Peace' Project Mimics Mother Nature
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60
Billboard Hotels (REVIEW)
Billboard Hotels (REVIEW)
Etienne Boulanger Pod Hotel in Berlin
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59
Haunted Hotels
Haunted Hotels
Spooky Stays in Canada
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58
Anti-Jet Lag Sleep Suites
Anti-Jet Lag Sleep Suites
The Future Hotel Showcase Room
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57
Glass Igloos
Glass Igloos
Fake Ice Hotels
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56
Capsule Hotels
Capsule Hotels
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55
Fairy Tale Themed Hotels
Fairy Tale Themed Hotels
Grand Daddy's Goldilocks Trailer in South Africa
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54
Das Park Hotel
Das Park Hotel
Sleep in a Pipe (and Pay What You Wish)
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53
Loft Hotel
Loft Hotel
Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
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52
Cruise Ship Hotels on Land
Cruise Ship Hotels on Land
$50 Million Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Mediterranean
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51
Portable 5 Star Hotel with 50 Person Capacity
Portable 5 Star Hotel with 50 Person Capacity
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50
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Kruisherenhotel
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49
One Room Underwater Hotel
One Room Underwater Hotel
Utter Inn Hotel
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48
Geek-Chic Accommodations
Geek-Chic Accommodations
Mama Shelter Hotel in Paris
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47
Eco-Conscious Floating Hotels
Eco-Conscious Floating Hotels
The Aerohotel
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46
Recession Worthy Hotels
Recession Worthy Hotels
The Ace Hotel in NYC Offers Bunkbed Rooms Starting at $99
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45
City of Wine Luxury Hotel
City of Wine Luxury Hotel
Marqués de Riscal Ciudad Del Vino
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44
One Night Stand Architecture
One Night Stand Architecture
Demountable M-Hotel in East London
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43
Death Star Inspired Hotel
Death Star Inspired Hotel
Full Moon in Azerbaijan
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42
5-Star Pet Hotels
5-Star Pet Hotels
The Canis Dog Resort is Only for Well-Heeled Patrons
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41
Mobile Hotel Rooms
Mobile Hotel Rooms
Introducing The Travelodge TravelPod
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40
Zero Star Hotels
Zero Star Hotels
The Null Stern Hotel in Switzerland Is In An Old Bomb Shelter
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39
Castle & Palace Hotels
Castle & Palace Hotels
Global Fairytale Escapes
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38
IKEA Hotel
IKEA Hotel
Sovhotell
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37
Helly Kitty Adult Accommodations
Helly Kitty Adult Accommodations
Hotel Adonis Osaka
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36
Salt Hotels
Salt Hotels
Please Do Not Lick The Walls in This Bolivian Inn Made Entirely of Salt
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35
Airport Micro Hotels
Airport Micro Hotels
Comfortable, Personal Napcabs at Munich Airport
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34
Personalized Hotel Pillows
Personalized Hotel Pillows
Hotels.com Lets You Customize Your Own Photo Sheets
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33
Bomb Shelter Hotels
Bomb Shelter Hotels
Yotel Eyes The Kingsway Tunnels in London
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32
Sand Hotel
Sand Hotel
Actual Sandcastle Hotel, Also a PR Stunt
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31
Over-the-Top Opening Parties
Over-the-Top Opening Parties
The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai (UPDATE)
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30
Hoax Hotelicopters
Hoax Hotelicopters
Faux Flying Hotel Sends Bloggers Who Don't Fact Check Into a Frenzy
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29
Pixie-Themed Hotels
Pixie-Themed Hotels
Fairy Love Bed and Breakfast
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28
Hotels That Inspire Creativity
Hotels That Inspire Creativity
Groovy Retro-Themed '25Hours Hotel' in Hamburg
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27
Extreme Hotels
Extreme Hotels
Luxury For Adrenaline Junkies + Building Itself is a Climbing Wall
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Love Hotels
Love Hotels
The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan
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25
Vibrant Rainbow Hotels
Vibrant Rainbow Hotels
The G Hotel in Ireland is a Contemporary Design Lover's Pot of Gold
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Flying Hotels
Flying Hotels
The ‘Hotelicopter' Is Elevated Lodging For the Adventurous and Affluent
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Hotel of Doom
Hotel of Doom
'Worst Building in the History of Mankind' to Resume Construction
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Stellar Fantasy Suites
Stellar Fantasy Suites
Sin City's The Palms Hotel Houses Sizzling Themed Rooms
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Norwegian Ice Hotel
Norwegian Ice Hotel
Alta Igloo Hotel
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Underwater Utilities
Underwater Utilities
Hydropolis Qingdow is World's First Submerged Hotel
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Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
Cliff-Integrated Pod Resorts
The 'Sphere Hotel'
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Chill Ice Hotel Villages
Chill Ice Hotel Villages
The Iglu-Dorf
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Wheel Shaped Hotel
Wheel Shaped Hotel
Dubai Promenade
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Recycled Aircraft Suites
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Costa Verde Hotel's Boeing 727 Airframe Room
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Constantly Changing Museum Hotels
Constantly Changing Museum Hotels
The Museumotel Utopia
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Floating Swedish Hotels
Floating Swedish Hotels
The Salt & Sill is Sweden's First
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Alice In Wonderland Interiors
Alice In Wonderland Interiors
Mondrian South Beach Hotel Looks Like A Fantasy Land
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Poseidon Underwater Hotel
Poseidon Underwater Hotel
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Flying Hotels
Flying Hotels
Luxury Blimp Offers Mile-High 5-Star Accommodations
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Invisible Treehouses
Invisible Treehouses
Tree-Top Hotel Covered in Mirrors Is As Green As It Is Cool
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7 Star Dubai Hotel
7 Star Dubai Hotel
Luxury Living In A Funnel
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8
Tip-Top Treehouses
Tip-Top Treehouses
Escape Lodges Luxury Hotel Sheds Make Fancy Forest Dwellings
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Luxury Bunk Bed Hotels
Luxury Bunk Bed Hotels
The Pod Hotel Offers Cute Manhattan Rooms Under $100
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In Room Stripper Pole
In Room Stripper Pole
Sexy Rooms at The Ivy Hotel
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5
Luxury Underwater Hotel in Dubai
Luxury Underwater Hotel in Dubai
Hydropolis to Open This Month
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4
Bizarre Themed Hotel Rooms
Bizarre Themed Hotel Rooms
Sleep in Coffins and Lion Cages At Berlin's Propeller Island
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3
7 Floors & 7 Stars Below Sea Level
7 Floors & 7 Stars Below Sea Level
Istanbul Underwater Hotel
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2
Shipping Container Hotels
Shipping Container Hotels
$20 Rooms at 41 Berangan Hotel for Credit Crunch Travel
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1
Fantasy Rooms in Minnesota
Fantasy Rooms in Minnesota
The FantaSuite Hotel
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