7 Strange hotels

1. The Mirrorcube

It is located in Harads, Sweden. It is a lightweight aluminum box suspended around a tree trunk and covered in mirrors.  The cube accommodates two people at a time, with a double bed, a small bathroom, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.  the one-way mirrors provide a 360-degree view of the surroundings.

2. The Icehotel

Another Swedish attraction, the Icehotel is the world’s largest hotel made from snow and ice. Guests can sleep in beds and go to the bar made of snow and ice, at temperatures around minus 5 degrees C. The entire building melts and gets reconstructed every year. Each November, a team of architects rebuilds the whole structure from several hundred tons of ice.

3. Capsule Hotel

These pods operate as a collection of floating rooms and are currently moored in The Hague. Inside, they are sparsely furnished with the bare necessities: sheepskin hammock, disco glitter ball, and 007 DVDs.

4. Dog Bark Park Inn

You can find the beagle-themed B&B in Cottonwood, ID. Guests enter the body of the giant dog through a balcony. The dog’s head houses a loft bedroom and an alcove within the muzzle, with a toilet disguised as a fire hydrant.

5.  Das Park Hotel

These renovated sewage pipes are, thankfully, clean and functional and can be found on the banks of the Danube. They provide their guests with full headroom, double bed, storage, light, power, woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag.

6. The Beer Moth

A  converted Commer Q4 1950s fire truck that offers a Victorian brass double bed, an oak parquet floor (taken from a Tudor mansion), a wood-burning stove for those chilly Scottish nights, a fire escape for a staircase—and an unforgettable experience.

7. Kumbuk River Resort

This is a 16-acre oasis situated in south-east  Sri Lanka.  It is most famous for its 2-story primary villa in the shape of an elephant. While you can sleep in the elephant’s belly, the resort also features two other chalets for larger groups.


23 thoughts on “7 Strange hotels

  1. The Ice House looks extremely cool, but also sounds too cold to sleep in! My favourite is the Mirror Cube. Isn’t there also at least one underwater hotel in the world, where your windows look out onto a coral reef? The best one I’ve visited persoanlly was in Cape Town, where somebody had lifted 8 or 10 old american airstream trailers onto a flat roof in the downtown, high up with great views. That was pretty nice. Good piece. thanks for your visits. 🙂


    • It’s not that bad sleeping in the Icehotel. You sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a bed built by ice blocks, a wooden frame, mattress and it is topped with reindeer skins. There are underwater hotels like the Atlantis in Dubai and the Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida. The one you’re talking about sounds very cool too 🙂


      • great ! Yes, i have several hazy memories of reading or hearing about of few underwater hotels over the years. One, i believe is or was in an old former military submarine. Or is my brian just making that up now? oh dear, I don’t know now. 😉


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