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Most Unique hotels and resorts to visit

From ice hotels in Finland to underwater villas in the Bahamas, this list features the world’s most unique hotels and resorts that will redefine how you think of accommodation. Discover all of them right now and maybe book some for your next vacation.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Finland

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is located on a hillside on the Arctic Circle, a resort of a cubic shape with wide north-facing windows, it is an amazing place to look at the Northern Lights, as well as being a great base for other Arctic pursuits.

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Arctic TreeHouse Hotel ©

The Hobbit Motel, New Zealand

As you may know, New Zealand is a place where most of the Lord of the Rings movies have been shoot, and here you will find Lord of The Rings-inspired rooms that invoke homely charms suitable for the most discerning of hobbits. This place is located two hours from Auckland.

Hobbit motel covered in grass

The Manta Resort, Tanzania

Manta resort in Tanzania is one of the most beautiful, majestic, and romantic hotels that you can visit, with its beach villas on a remote island surrounded by clear blue water, but that isn’t even the best part! Book the Underwater Room and sleep below the surface as colorful reef fish glide past large windows surrounding your double bed.

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The Manta Resort ©

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s most iconic landmarks and hotels. This building dates back to the 1930s when European first visited this amazing place to enjoy safaris! The best part of this property is the herd of friendly resident Rothschild’s giraffe that live here: they often poke their long necks through windows, especially at mealtimes in search of a treat.

Giraffe poking its head inside the house

Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland

Looking for a snowy place to relax and have a great time? Hotel Kaklauttanen is home to glass igloos, from which you can admire the northern lights and starry sky.

igloo hotel

Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru

If you are an adrenaline and adventure person, then this is a perfect place for you to stay at! These aluminum and polycarbonate pods are clinged to a granite slope above the Urubamba Valley. With the night sky overhead as you sleep, you feel more like you’re staying in a spaceship than a hotel.

Icehotel, Sweden

Icehotel in Sweden is one of the first in the world. Every November, ice from the frozen Torne river is fused with snow (‘snice’) to remake the hotel – new themed suites are designed every year.

icehotel sweden

Palacio de Sal, Bolivia

This is quite possibly the most unique hotel on this list, Palacio de Sal uses salt to make everything in this luxury hotel in the middle of the Bolivian desert! Beyond the uniqueness of this remote hotel, the draw for the area is the Zen-like expanse of the largest salt flats in the world and its star-filled sky at night.

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Palacio de Sal ©

Sheraton Huzhou, China

Famous for its nickname, the donut hotel, Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort is located on Taihu Lake in between Nanjing and Shanghai. The hotel features 27 floors that are above water, and two below (to create a complete oval) feature luxury trimmings, including a lobby paved with White Jade from Afghanistan and Tiger’s Eye Stone from Brazil.

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Sheraton Huzhou ©

Cley Windmill, England

19th-century windmill turned guesthouse in a unique and beautiful coastal location. Cley Windmill is a perfect spot for walkers, birdwatchers, and romantic couples. Characterful rooms, great food, and friendly staff, guests also have a superb view over reed beds towards Blakeney Harbour too.

Windmills in England

Golden Crown Levin Iglut, Finland

One of 18 Igloos that can be visited by couples or families. Each igloo has a kitchenette stocked with breakfast sets, a full bath, and a double bed with adjustable headrests for aurora viewing.

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Golden Crown Levin Iglut ©

Amangiri, United States

One of the most luxury hotels in the world, this hotel is located deep within Canyon Point, close to the border with Arizona, the hotel blends into its dramatic surroundings. The spa is a cut above.

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Amangiri ©

Santos Express, South Africa

Santos Express is a 1920s passenger train permanently parked just a hundred feet from Santos Beach. Four passenger cars have five berths with double beds, ocean views, and shared baths, with a number of other rooms to choose from. Santos Beach is one of South Africa’s premier Blue Flag beaches, known for swimming, whale-watching, boardwalk shopping, and activities such as scuba diving and surfing.

old train at train station
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