The Most unusual hotels in the world – under water, on wood, in the gorge and the ice
In anticipation of the may holidays “Newspaper.EN” offers a guide to the most unusual hotels in the world — under water, on wood, in this gorge or the old train.
Japan, capsule hotel Capsule Inn Akihabara
The Japanese with their inherent minimalism was invented and created a capsule hotel Capsule Inn Akihabara . where you can spend the night in special cells arranged in two rows one above the other. Each cell (average size 2×1×1 m) placed bed, hanging TV, radio. Sleeping space in the capsule is very similar to the top shelf in a train compartment. Shoes and things are kept separately in the lockers, shared toilet. The first capsule hotels in the country appeared in the late 1970s, but the popularity is still not lost.
Price: from 2000–3000 yen/day (€14–21).
Austria, hotel Rogner Bad Blumau by Hundertwasser project
The friedensreich Hundertwasser — the famous Austrian architect, painter and just daring people. His ideas are eco-friendly and simple. Colorful buildings with domes and fairy ceramic facades hiding in the hills. On the roofs of trees, shrubs and grasses. Hundertwasser house in an amazing way like his socks — he never wore the same. And believed to live in the same houses-boxes are not just boring, but also harmful to health.
The famous Spa Rogner Bad Blumau 4* . built by Hundertwasser project, located in the town of bad Blumau thermal Spa (45 km from Graz, South-East Austria). Don’t come here looking straight lines, smooth walls and familiar silhouettes. Allow yourself to be free, remember the childhood or feel like the characters of “Alice in Wonderland”.
Fee for conversion depends on the season — an average of €200–250 for a standard double room.
Sweden, ice hotel The Ice Hotel
If you’ve dreamed of the rugged North, go to Sweden. Here, in the village of Jukkasjarvi (200 km North of the Arctic circle), there is The Ice Hotel . each year re-build of ice and snow artists. Everything here breathes in winter, and recalls the Kingdom of the Snow Queen. To have to sit on ice chairs, sleep — ice bed: these reindeer hides, sleeping bags, underwear, and a hat. They say inside is never below -7 degrees. Because every spring the hotel melts (exists already for 20 years), in summer you can live in a comfortable wooden Chalet and to fish in the nearest river.
Pictures — from 1150 SEK/pers./day (about €130).
Brazil, a hotel in the trees Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel
For those who love the heat and dreamed in the childhood to become Tarzan or his girlfriend Jane in the jungle of Brazil, on the Rio Negro (a tributary of the Amazon), hid hotel Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel (60 km from Manaus). Here live in trees in a special wooden towers, walk on hanging bridges, forget about the technogenic world, body and soul escape to nature. From your window you can observe the life of the forest. Be careful: the rainy season lasts six months a year, are found in the jungle predators and other curious animals, the climate is hot, tropical and humid. That, however, does not prevent to have a rest in the hotel the organizers of international conferences and even the leaders of many countries.
To go down under the water on the island of Poseidon (Fiji), the Poseidon Undersea Resort . located in the former submarine station. It is located at a depth of 12 m, the walls and ceilings in a sealed capsule made of clear glass, capsules are interconnected by a sealed corridor. Captain Nemo would be delighted — you can observe the life of the ocean from the comfort of the bedroom. Among the unusual facilities — remote feeding the fish with the remote and the inclusion of a special light that attracts local wildlife.
Price week program — $15 000/person.
Train lovers are sent in good old Britain, in the town of Petworth. In the best British tradition here, you can live on the grounds of the old train station ( the hotel The Old Railway Station ), in the retro-train, each car which turned into a separate room with all facilities. The waiting room of the station — the hall of the hotel, ticketing — the kitchen, on the platform and in the warm season Breakfast is served.
If your case — trumpet, boldly climb up into it and understand that business is not so bad. This can be done in Austria, on the territory of the Das Park Hotel (11 km from Linz), one of concrete sewer pipes. Thrills guaranteed. Each pipe is equipped with a door, electricity and a ventilation hatch. Luxurious room you are unlikely to get, but at your disposal will be a double bed. Convenience, however, in the yard.
Affordable prices: everyone pays as much as he wants.
Salt mine in the Polish town of Bochnia — the oldest building in Europe. From the XIII century it was mined rock salt, and today give tours and offer to stay the night at a depth of 250 m below ground. Overnight in two chambers: Vazhin and Colder. Has a restaurant, gym. Among the unusual services — underground train journey, crossing in boats, down from the 140-foot hill. In addition, the microclimate bojnansky mine is considered therapeutic.
Prices: from 40 to 70 PLN (€10–17)/night/person.
Have you ever lived in a former American radar tower? If no, rather go to Panama, in the hotel Canopy Tower . otherwise adventurous life passing by. Will live in the national Park of Soberania, tropical forest, semi-circular room with panoramic Windows and watch the birds from the observation deck and swing in hammocks. Park — a place of pilgrimage for bird watchers from around the world. Everything else close to the hotel there is a Park with stunning butterflies and orchids.
Prices: from $176/night for a double room.
Price: €230/night for a standard double room.