LIFE&STYLE

The world’s 8 most unusual hotels

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  • Published : Jan 14, 2011 - 11:00
  • Updated : Jan 14, 2011 - 11:00

Have you ever tried sleeping inside a converted sewage or if not perhaps underneath the ocean?

Far from ordinary, some of these exotic and weird bedrooms are designed to create a surreal world. Let your imagination run wild as anything is possible inside these rooms.

Pavilion on the lake
(Hotel Palafitte)

Hotel Palafitte
is a hi-tech series of apartments on stilts adrift in the middle of Nechatel Lake in Switzerland. 





Glass Igloo

(Hotel Kaksaluttanen)

For a once-in-a-life-time experience, visit Igloo Village at Hotel Kaksaluttanen, located in Finland. Visitors can relax inside the thermal glass igloo and admire the fantastic northern lights and dazzling stars through the futuristic glass. 




Magic Mountain Lodge 


(Huilo-Huilo Hotel)

Magic Mountain Lodge is located in the Huilo-Huilo hotel in Chile. This strange but amazing hotel is built in a mountain-like shape with waterfalls cascading down its sides. .




Extreme bedrooms
(ursispaltenstein.ch)
Berlin’s Propeller Island City Lodge is described as “the living work of art,” by German artist Lars Stroschen, the designer of the hotel. The City Lodge is home to 30 different themed suites with unique room featuring a Cinderella room designed in pink and pumpkins to a bedroom which is layered in mirrors to create a kaleidoscopic effect.


Poseidon Undersea Resort 
(architecturelist.com)

For those who like the idea of sleeping down in the deep blue ocean visit Nautilus Undersea Suit, located 40 feet underneath the surface. Poseidon Undersea Resort is a five star underwater hotel and is located in Fiji. According to the New York Times, one night can cost up to $30,000 for a couple sharing a room.

Das Park Hotel 
(Das Park Hotel)

Das Park Hotel
in Linz, Austria invites guests to stay in their renovated and furnished sewer pipes. The tiny and unusual room includes a bed and just enough space for luggage. The hotel is open from May to October.



Dog Bark Park

(Dog Bark Park)
The world’s largest beagle offers a double room inside a wooden dog. Visitors can enter the body of the beagle from a private second story deck. This unique dog shaped bed and breakfast guesthouse is located in Cottonwood, Idaho, United States.




Utter Inn 
(Utter Inn)

Utter Inn
is a floating underwater hotel, where you can sleep inside an underwater aquarium. Designed by Mikael Genberg, this amazing single room lies three meters below the surface of Swedish lake near Stockholm. 




By Moon Ye-bin (yebinm@heraldcorp.com)
Intern reporter

Edited by Hannah Stuart Leach



<한글 요약> 

세계 이색 호텔 8곳


단순한 호텔은 저리 가라. 딴 세상에 온 것 같은 기분을 느끼게 해주는 세계 이색 호텔 8곳이 주목을 받고 있다. 스위스의 호수위에 지은 호텔, 핀란드의 이글루 호텔, 칠레의 마법의 산 호텔 등 장소와 구조를 탈피한 호텔은 여행의 새로운 기분을 제공해줄 것이다. 

베를린의 프로펠러 아이랜드 시티 호텔은 살아있는 예술품으로 여겨지는데 30가지 주제로 각각 방들이 꾸며져 있다고 한다. 신데랄라 룸에는 분홍색과 호박, 그리고 거울로 꾸며져 있다. 

피지의 포세이돈 바다속 리조트는 실제 바다속 12미터에 위치해있으며, 하룻밤에 2인 1실을 기준으로 3만 달러를 내야 한다. 

미국 아이다호주의 사냥개 비글 모양 호텔은 나무로 만들었으며, 손님들은 비글의 몸으로 들어가 방안으로 들어갈 수 있다.