Crazy Hotels Around the World

Hotels have been around almost since the beginning of time. Even in ancient times, travelers could stay in buildings equipped for guests.

Since ancient times, the hotel industry has expanded throughout the world. Today, guests can stay in a variety of different hotels, from the small and budget-friendly to the large and luxurious.

Although you may have a picture in your head of what a hotel should look like, various hotels exist that are far from the norm. Take a look at these outlandish hotels around the world.

Ice Hotels

Have you ever considered staying the night in an igloo? Travelers can stay in several different hotels built entirely from ice.

For example, take the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. The hotel temperature is about 21 degrees F, so you sleep inside a warm, extreme-temperature sleeping bag. Hotel staff recommend that you wear plenty of clothing while staying in their hotel, including thermal underwear and wool socks. Along with staying at the hotel,
you can take part in activities like dog sledding and ice sculpting.

Underwater Hotels

If you’re a scuba diver, you can spend the night underwater at Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida. The lodge is equipped with beds, showers, and kitchens. You can’t beat watching the fish and other sea life swim by outside your window. But to get to it, you must scuba dive 21 feet under the sea!

The lodge requires you to have a scuba certification or to take their certification class. Staying underwater is surely an experience you’ll never forget-but it’s not for the faint of heart. The hotel lists a variety of health conditions that prevent visitors from staying at their hotel.

Cave Hotels

If you’ve always wanted to stay in a cave-while keeping all the comforts of a hotel-stay at the Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcon in Granada, Spain. The hotel is built into a cave that was once home to pre-historic people. The hotel also features a pool and restaurant.

There are other cave hotels as well. Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy, South Australia is nestled into an opal mine. Along with sleeping underground, you can also check out opal displays and shopping areas.

Treehouse Hotels

Yes, you stay in an actual treehouse, and no, it’s not like the treehouse you had as a kid-it’s much better. One treehouse hotel, Treetops Lodge in Kenya, is built on wooden stilts. You enter the lodge via a ramp. Adding to the rustic appearance, a tree grows through the building.

The reason Treetops Lodge was built so high off the ground is to give guests a great view of the animals. It’s right next to a waterhole, so guests can watch elephants, rhinos, and buffalos from the comfort of their rooms.

Crane Hotels

You’ve probably never considered spending a night in a crane. With the Crane Hotel in Harlingen, Netherlands, you can have an experience beyond your wildest dreams. This crane has been refurbished into a hotel for two. A lift brings you to your very high luxurious suite, where you can look out the windows to view the beautiful scenery surrounding you. A lift also delivers your breakfast each morning. The crane only
sleeps two, though, so you’ll need to book far in advance.

Hotels aren’t just a simple place to stay the night. Many people want their hotels to offer fun, adventure, and novelty. You don’t need to stay anywhere crazy-as long as you find a hotel that offers all the amenities you need. Make sure you find a hotel that offers perks like free Internet, continental breakfast,and entertainment.