Some of the World’s Craziest Hotels
Magic Mountain Hotel, Panguipulli, Region X, Chile
Magic Mountain Hotel is located within the Natural Reserve Huilo Huilo about 56 km / 35 miles from Panguipulli. The Lodge was built using exclusively local wood and has a very unique architectural style similar to a volcano. The cozy 9 superior rooms are decorated in a warm natural and pleasant mountain style. Additionally the lodge offers 10 rustic log-cabins. The general facilities include a cozy restaurant that prepares local specialties, bar, natural tree trunk hot tub, sauna, mini-golf court and internet access.
Kumbuk River Resort, Buttala, Sri Lanka
KumbukRiver is a 16-acre oasis nestled on a resplendent corner of Sri Lanka’s south-east. Made famous by its massive 2-story primary villa in the shape of an elephant, this eco-lodge is situated on the banks of a lively river on the edge of Yala, Sri Lanka’s premier wildlife sanctuary. Lanka’s premier wildlife sanctuary. While you can sleep in the elephant’s belly, the resort also features two other chalets for larger groups. Small groups are have exclusive use by reserving the entire resort.
Goldfish Hotel at Amsterdam airport
This bizarre hotel is not for you, it’s for your goldfish. Billed as the world’s first goldfish hotel, it sits in the Amsterdam Schiphol airport and fish owners can drop off their scaly pets for the duration of their vacation, The five-sea-star hotel includes a tennis court, a beach with beach guard and a pool with slide.
The Giraffe Manor, East Africa
The Giraffe Manor is an exclusive hotel in East Africa famous for its resident herd of giraffe. But the giraffes don’t just wander the grounds the eat dinner with you by sticking their heads through the windows.
The Capsule Inn, Japan
The Capsule Inn in Japan is one small sleeping space. Or maybe ‘space’ isn’t the right word, maybe sleeping ‘pod’ is more like it.
The Everland Hotel, Paris
This ‘crazy’ little pod is, in fact, a hotel. The Everland Hotel has only one bedroom, one lounge and a bathroom. “All facets are important constituents of the artistic idea: The room can be booked for one night only, the mini-bar is fully stocked and included in the price, breakfast is delivered to the door and a record collection stands at ones disposal.
The Galactic Suite Space Resort, Barcelona
When The Galactic Suite Space Resort opens for business in 2012, well-heeled guests will be charged $4.4 million for a three night stay at the first planned hotel in space – eight-week training course on a tropical island included.
California’s Madonna Inn, USA
With tons of wacky themed rooms, there’s nothing dull about California’s Madonna Inn. Take the “Yahoo” room, where the bed looks like a carriage and horns hang above the bed; or the “Rock Bottom” room where your bed appears sudmerged into a cave.
Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
What makes Mardan Palace Hotel ‘crazy’? It’s sheer cost: it is billed as Europe’s most expensive hotel. It cost roughly $1.4 billion to build, and Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere and Paris Hilton all attended its opening, according to Luxury Travel Advisor. A stay at this hotel on the Turkish Riviera could run you up to $18,000 per night. At the Mardan Palace Hotel, “it takes half an hour to cross the pool (by gondola, naturally). The spa has a room full of real snow. The bathrooms have gold-plated mirrors on the floor,”.
Jumbo Hostel in Switzerland
It’s certainly not easy to sleep on the airplane. Unless you count the Jumbo Hostel in Switzerland. “Here you can spend the night onboard a real jumbo jet.
Quinta Real Zacatecas, Mexico
One of the world’s most unusual hotels, Quinta Real Zacatecas is built into the grandstand of the restored San Pedro bullfighting ring, which was built in the 19th century and witnessed its last corrida in 1975.
…Ferien, die man in diesen Hotels verbringt, werden bestimmt unvergeßlich bleiben… !
(Photos & Text: viaWorld’s 20 Craziest Hotels | The Wondrous Design Magazine.)