Weirdest Hotels in the World
Giraffe Manor in Langata, Kenya. The five-room property is arranged so that roaming giraffes can poke their heads into any open window or doorway and lick guests with their sticky, prehensile tongues.
Das Park Hotel in Ottensheim, Austria, offers three 10-ton segments of drainage pipe, each 6.5 feet in diameter. You get a lamp, a mattress, a few sleeping bags, and a lockable door.
Here’s the Harbour Crane, at Harlingen, a port city an hour outside of Amsterdam, Netherlands. You and your guest can jump into the cockpit, seize the controls, and turn the 143,000-pound crane a full 360 degrees
Peer inside the Harbour Crane. Since 2003, the massive crane has housed a luxury hotel room for two roughly 55 feet above the harbor docks.
Dog Bark Park Inn is a two-story, beagle-shaped B&B in Cottonwood, Idaho. And, yes, pets are allowed. If they weren’t, well, that’d be something strange.
At Dog Bark Park Inn, guests enter the structure from the deck that’s constructed along the pup’s rib cage. The sleeping loft is in the pooch’s head.
Hotel Everland – a one-room inn that will be in Paris on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo museum through 2008. It offers heart-swelling views of the Seine, 100 feet below, and the Eiffel Tower, in the near distance.
Created by Switzerland-based installation artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, Hotel Everland is mobile, like a trailer home, but it’s fancy, too, with pastel walls playfully painted with swirls, swoops, and waves.
The Marmara Antalya, in sunny Antalya, Turkey, features two dozen rooms in a building that slowly spins. Guests are rewarded with ever-changing views of the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the “treesorts” at Out ‘n’ About Treesort & Treehouse Institute, just outside of Cave Junction, Ore. It’s one of 18 unorthodox treehouses—some enclosed, some open to the air and the Douglas firs (and the bugs). Some units are perched more than 30 feet above the ground. of the rooms have modern conveniences such as sinks and refrigerators.
Wagon Stays in Christchurch, New Zealand, features rooms with queen-size beds, computer-controlled showers, flush toilets, fully equipped kitchens, and satellite TV.
At Wagon Stays, the carriage rooms have balconies—perfect for kicking back with a pint of ale after a long day of going absolutely nowhere.
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