Nine of the World’s Most Exotic Hotels

Sometimes when choosing accommodation for your getaway you want something drastically different.

20th September 2016 | Tristan

Sometimes when choosing accommodation for your getaway you want something drastically different. There are plenty of hotels around the world that are designed to different and unique. From sleeping in trees to cuddling up in an underground mine, the beauty of some of these loactions is shocking. Here are some of the world’s most bizarre and exotic hotels.

Treehotel – Harads, Sweden


In the striking pine forest of Harads is a stunning treetop accommodation with 6 unique ‘treerooms’. The six glass capsule-like cabins which hang between the towering pine trees were designed by six architects who wanted to create a place was in harmony with nature and ecological value. There is also a treetop sauna.

Magic Mountain Hotel – Huilo, Huilo Reserve, Chile

Not far from the Mocho Choshuenco volcano, this hotel covers 60,000 acres of Valdivian Forest and is certainly a striking piece of architecture. Guest can soak in natural hot springs, explore hidden lakes and have direct access to the volcano. The hotel offers exciting excursions and zip-lining through the forest.

Ubud Hanging Gardens – Bali


Within half an hour drive of Bali’s capital, Ubud, you will discover a remarkable hotel sitting on a steep slope amongst lush green jungle. The hotel is essentially 38 individual villas each sitting on the slope dropping down to the Ayung River. All villas have their own private terrace and infinity pool (because who likes sharing?). However, the main attraction is the hotels pain pool; it was voted as the best pool in the world which is not surprising seeing its stunning architecture and design. You are also situated in the very heart of Bali surrounded by some of the most beautiful exotic land in the world.

Sala Silver Mine – Sweden


This is perhaps one of the most unique hotel design ideas ever. The Sala Silver mine was Sweden’s most valuable and productive mine between the 16th and 20th century, and today it is one of the world’s most well-preserved mining sites. It reaches 320 metres underground, but at the half-way mark you will stumble across a single bedroom suite. This is the Sala Silver mine hotel: one suite 155 metres underground. It the deepest underground bedroom in the world. In the mine you will also find vast caverns and magic lakes. The hotel is a perfect destination for romantic trips as you are in complete privacy and cut off from the outside world.

Ariau Amazon Towers – Brazil

The Ariau Amazon towers will take your breath away. Built entirely on the rainforest canopy, this is the world’s only tree-top level rainforest hotel. The towers are linked together by 4 miles of sturdy wooden catwalks. Ariau Towers offers you the unique opportunity to be completely immersed in the amazon’s abundant flora and fauna. As stunning as the hotel is, it is probably not the ideal choice for those with a fear of heights.

Costa Verde Hotel – Antonic National Park costa Rica


Costa Verde sits on the on a coastal rainforest site between Manuel Antonio National Park and the stunning Pacific Ocean vistas. It is an ideal destination spot for tropical weddings and honeymoons. Apart from the main hotel which features cliff side pools, sundecks and spacious rooms, the most unusual and unique part is the master suite. The Costa Verde team have transported and refurbished a 1965 vintage Boeing 727 airframe to create an eccentric two-bedroom suite in this resort. The plane sits 50 feet in the jungle canopy and hangs off a small cliff so it feels like you are flying when you look out the window. The vintage aircraft is refitted with luxuries and en suite facilities to cater to the needs to all travellers.

The Manta Resort – Pemba Island

This peaceful and serene hotel located on Pemba island, Tanzania, gives guests the unique opportunity to have close encounters with marine wildlife while being surrounded by spectacular tropical views. The Manta resort is the first hotel to open an underwater room. This floating glass cube in entirely immersed in the exotic waters of the Indian Ocean. You will be encircled by a multitude of tropical fish and, if you are lucky enough, you will catch a glimpse of the phenomenal Manta Ray that lives in the waters.

Giraffe Manor – Nairobi, Kenya


Calling all animal lovers! Nestled in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, sits a small hotel which is also the home for a population of Ruthschild Giraffes. The hotel operates as a breeding ground to help introduce this threatened species back into the wild. Don’t be surprised to catch a giraffe peeking through your bedroom door or window! All guests are allowed to feed and pet the giraffes in the area. Also, all profits from the hotel are funded into a charity to help save these majestic animals.  

Kakslauttanen Hotel – Finland

Imagine spending the night under the starry sky admiring the glacier lights nestled just below the arctic circle. Well now you can. The Kaksluattanen hotel has 20 thermal glass igloos where you can spend your holiday while surviving the sub-zero temperatures of Finland. Each private glass hut has a fully see-through ceiling and walls to give you a 180-degree view of the stunning Aurora Borealis. Wow.

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