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Unique Themed Hotels

Discover the most breathtaking (and bizarre) themed hotels from all around the globe.

007 Suite, Seven Hotel
  • 007 Suite, Seven Hotel
  • 007 Suite, Seven Hotel
  • 007 Suite, Seven Hotel

007 Suite, Seven Hotel

Paris, France

Designed by Agence Bastie, this suite is the perfect place for James Bond fans. Inspired by the famous British Spy, the 007 suite features golden toilets, gun-shaped lamps, and a 62" TV complete with the full archive of Bond films. 

Located within the Seven Hotel in Paris, France, the suite is popular with Bond fans from around the world as well as tourists looking to add a bit of mystery to their holiday.

 

Fun Fact: Other rooms within the boutique hotel include an Alice In Wonderland suite, Marie Antoinette suite - and even the non-themed rooms come complete with levitating beds and stars built into the ceiling.

Adventure Suites
  • Adventure Suites
  • Adventure Suites
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Adventure Suites

New Hampshire, USA

Adventure Suites became one of the first 'themed hotels' during the 80s when it was known as the Presidential Waterbed Motel - where each room featured a waterbed and Jacuzzi!

In 1998, new owner Kathy Brassill took the theme concept to the next level, with each room showcasing a unique theme.

 

The rooms are superior to any hotel i've ever stayed in! very clean, have a TON of amenities that add to the entire experience. Some of them being: large jacuzzis, heated and automatic toilets, double shower heads, the most comfy beds ever, free movie gallery, breakfast, games, snacks and more. 

Batman Suite, Eden Motel
  • Batman Suite, Eden Motel
  • Batman Suite, Eden Motel
  • Batman Suite, Eden Motel
  • Batman Suite, Eden Motel

Batman Suite, Eden Motel

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

This Batman-themed room is inspired by the comic book hero, and is designed to look like the inside of the iconic batcave. Equipped with various memorabilia and Batman-shaped furniture, the Eden Motel has been thorough with their design. 

"We were suprised that comic book roamce seems to be so popular, but some people can't get enough of the Batman room and we have one client who visits at least once a week." - Eden Motel Owner.

 

Fun Fact: The Eden Motel has other movie-themed rooms available including the 'Alcatraz room' and 'The Mummy suite'. 

Can Sleep
  • Can Sleep
  • Can Sleep
  • Can Sleep
  • Can Sleep
  • Can Sleep

Can Sleep

Skanderborg Music Festival, Denmark

Beer lovers everywhere rejoice! For now, not only can you drink a can of the sweet stuff - you can also sleep in one!

These beer-inspired super-structures provide accommodation for two people and can be found at Lake Skanderborg in Denmark. Can Sleep, as it is called, is a 121 room hotel, but unfortunately it isn't open all year-round.

Created especially for the Skanderborg Music Festival (also called Smukfest), Can Sleep is only during the month of August while the festival is ongoing.

 

Fun Fact: Each giant beer can has a table, chairs, shelves, mirrors, and a lockable door and a sturdy ladder to a loft-bed with skylight view.

Casa Margot Hotel
  • Casa Margot Hotel
  • Casa Margot Hotel
  • Casa Margot Hotel
  • Casa Margot Hotel
  • Casa Margot Hotel

Casa Margot Hotel

Mendoza, Argentina

Casa Margot Hotel Chmpagneries is a champagne-themed hotel in an award winning winery. 

The hotel opened in 2008 and was born when the founders of Casa Margot understood it wasn’t enough to simply show and talk about the process for the production of sparkling wines. True appreciation required visitors to take the time to “feel” the process, with the intangible values of good Champagne: glamour, luxury, patience, history, art...so they opened Hotel Champagnerie.

There are only two rooms at this exclusive venue, but what awaits those lucky occupants is an experience like no other.

 

From the moment you are met with a cool glass of champagne, to the time you sadly have to leave, you feel enshrined in a world of total service dedicated to your every need. The 24 hour service is provided by two of the most delightful ladies you could ever wish to meet. The surroundings and building itself, provide a calm and classy environment you don't want to leave.

CasAnus
  • CasAnus
  • CasAnus
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  • CasAnus

CasAnus

Stekene, Belgium

The CasAnus is a one-room hotel located at the Verbeke Art Foundation in Stekene, Belgium. It's also designed to look like a giant colon.

It was originally created by Dutch artist Joep Van Lieshout, but the structure was renovated into living quarters and now sits on the grounds of the Verbeke Foundation Art Park.

The living space is fairly sparse, with a double bed taking up most of the room. There is an electric point, heater, as well as a shower and toilet at the other end of the room, with hot water.

 

When you visit the Verbeke Foundation you will see, feel and expirience Art. The Verbeke family are very nice people. You can stay in CasAnus an artwork from Joep van Lieshout, and wake up fresh, vibrant and inspired.

Cinderella Castle Suite
  • Cinderella Castle Suite
  • Cinderella Castle Suite
  • Cinderella Castle Suite

Cinderella Castle Suite

Orlando, Florida

The Cinderella Castle Suite is the only guest room located inside Disney's Magic Kingdon. 

This is one of the world's most exclusive hotel rooms with guests are selected at random through a lottery for the piviledge. A handful of celebrities have been lucky enough to stay (including Tom Cruise and his daughter Suri), but Disney does not take reservations for the Castle Suite.

 

Fun Fact: The Cinderella Castle Suite was originally intended for Walt Disney and his family. Sadly, Walt died in 1966 prior to the park opening and the room was left unfinished for almost 30 years.

Comics Guesthouse
  • Comics Guesthouse
  • Comics Guesthouse
  • Comics Guesthouse

Comics Guesthouse

Rome, Italy

This bold and beautiful guesthouse in Rome features your favourite superhero icons in every room. 

Suitable for single travellers or couples, the guesthouse has a variety of themed rooms ranging from Super Mario to Dylan Dog.

 

Such a nice place for comic fans and young people, also the location is quite good. Warm hearted owner and nice roommates, you can easily find friends here from different countries and enjoy the movies and decorations here.

Crazy Bear Hotel
  • Crazy Bear Hotel
  • Crazy Bear Hotel
  • Crazy Bear Hotel

Crazy Bear Hotel

Crazy Bear offers a unique hotel experience, with over-the-top extravagantly-decorated rooms and a host of quirky in-room effects (including bathtubs filled from ceiling taps).

With three hotels in the UK, the Crazy Bear experience is a special treat for those looking for something a bit different to your standard hotel.

 

The decor is beautiful and very quirky, the food is delicious and the rooms are the best I've ever stayed in. The staff were all really friendly and we really enjoyed our stay...it was definitely crazy but I would definitely go back.

Crazy House
  • Crazy House
  • Crazy House
  • Crazy House
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  • Crazy House

Crazy House

Dalat, Vietnam

The brainchild of owner Mrs Dang Viet Nga, the Crazy House has been an imaginative work in progress since 1990. She started the Crazy House project to entice people back to nature. At first it caused quite a stir with the locals, but they have since grown to appreciate the odd construction.

"Everyone aspires for independence and freedom; therefore, through the Crazy House I want to realize my dreams of independence and freedom in the art of architecture." - Dr, Dang Viet Nga.

 

As an experience for one night, and for the pure "what on earth am I doing here" factor this place is fantastic. But one night was enough.

Crocodile Hotel
  • Crocodile Hotel
  • Crocodile Hotel
  • Crocodile Hotel

Crocodile Hotel

Kakadu National Park, Australia

The indigenous owned four-star accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile.

It is situated in the township of Jabiru and is regularly used by visitors wishing to explore the north of Kakadu.

 

The highlight is the hotel design. Certainly inspired in its time. We stayed one night and everything met our needs. Clean comfortable rooms. Friendly helpful staff. Food for breakfast and evening meals was good. 

Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel

Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

This thirteen-room art hotel is quite unlike anything else in South Africa. The owners themselves describe the hotel as an "interactive art exhibition", with each room designed by local artists, poets, photographers, designers and musicians from the area.

Given compete freedom to interpret each space as they pleased, the result is a collection of rooms that are an adventurous, humorous (and sometimes ironic) representation of Cape Town's culture.

 

The art in the reception area had my attention from the moment we arrived and we got a sneak peak at three of the available rooms to make our choice. Freshly Ground was our selection for the night and the detail was just lovely - down to the speakers in the bathroom for Freshly Ground background music.

Elephant Villa
  • Elephant Villa
  • Elephant Villa

Elephant Villa

Buttala, Sri Lanka

KumbukRiver is a 16-acre eco-lodge located in Sri Lanka's primary wildlife sanctuary, Yala.

This is elephant country, and the people at KumbukRiver have built a mammoth (get it?) 40ft two-story structure known as the 'Elephant Villa', made entirely of wood and straw.

It does, however, have electicity and running water - although lighting is minimal.

 

It is really something special. The elephant villa was a surprise for children and they were very excited. They loved living in an elephant. The location is quiet, relaxing, the meals were superb. Mr. Gambini was so nice, he told us amazing stories about Sri lanka.

Eloise Suite
  • Eloise Suite
  • Eloise Suite
  • Eloise Suite
  • Eloise Suite

Eloise Suite

New York, USA

Designed by fashion designer Betsey Johnson, the Eloise Suite at The Plaza Hotel in New York is based on the fictional character Eliose from Kay Thompson's classic book series.

Eloise is described as living in the 'tippity-top' of The Plaza Hotel, and The Plaza has featured artowrk and nods to her character over the years. Now, guests can actually book the Eloise suite, which hosts up to 4 children (parents can book the adjoining rooms).

 

I decided at the last minute to stay in the Eloise Suite on a recent trip to New York, even though my daughter did not accompany me. What a wonderful fantasy for all girls young and old. The pink and white candy stripes, gilt trim, zebra carpet, derss ups including tiaras - how could you not love it! From the soft toys, to the Eloise gift pack, to the bubble gum bath foam and mini bar full of choclate milk - not a touch is missing to make a stay in the Eloise Suite a wonderful and enveloping experience.

Giraffe Manor
  • Giraffe Manor
  • Giraffe Manor
  • Giraffe Manor
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  • Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Nairobi, Kenya

Love Giraffes? Then this is the perfect place for you. Not only is it one of Nairobi's most iconic buildings, its also the home of a friendly herd of Giraffes, who wont think twice about popping their heads in the windows to say hello!

Set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor dates back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris.

 

How do you describe Giraffe Manor.... once visited you will never forget this divine hotel. The rooms are wonderful, the food is superb, the staff are extraordinary and the Giraffe's are unbelievable. The entire stay was surreal. Superb.

Godzilla, Hotel Gracery
  • Godzilla, Hotel Gracery
  • Godzilla, Hotel Gracery
  • Godzilla, Hotel Gracery
  • Godzilla, Hotel Gracery

Godzilla, Hotel Gracery

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Walking down the streets of Shinjuku, you may spot a monster peering over the skyline. In fact, Tokyo's Hotel Gracery installed the giant structure as part of it's Godzilla-themed room. 

The room itself features a giant claw above the bed, as well as loads of movie memorabilia. The hotel also has 6 'Godzilla View Rooms' which look out at the 12 metre tall Godzilla replica, based on the original 1954 film.

 

Fun Fact: The original 1954 Godzilla (Gojira) was released 9 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and was a clear metaphor for the atom bomb. 

Hard Day's Night Hotel
  • Hard Day's Night Hotel
  • Hard Day's Night Hotel
  • Hard Day's Night Hotel
  • Hard Day's Night Hotel

Hard Day's Night Hotel

Liverpool, UK

This Beatles-inspired hotel is located in the band's hometown, Liverpool, just around the corner from the famous Cavern Club. 

Decorated throughout with artwork and photography of the band and its members, the Hard Day's Night Hotel is a must for any Beatles fan.

 

Absolutely fantastic hotel, very clean spacious and the customer service from the staff is absolutely superb. We stayed here for my partners Big birthday weekend making it a complete Beatle Fest culminating in a fabulous night at The Cavern with the Cavern Beatles, all of which is literally round the corner from this lovely hotel. Fabulous hotel and wonderful staff, with excellent food too

Hobbit Motel
  • Hobbit Motel
  • Hobbit Motel
  • Hobbit Motel

Hobbit Motel

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

From the humble beginnings of a working farm, comes the World's first Hobbit Motel.

Built two years after the final Lord of the Rings film was released, these Hobbit-holes are all self-contained with kitchens and toilet facilities.

They can accommodate between 2-10 people, and each has specially designed furniture and décor.

 

A totally unique experience. For the adventurous who love something a little bit different. Very friendly and efficient and a great base to explore the waitomo caves and recover after black water rafting!

Hot Pink Suite
  • Hot Pink Suite
  • Hot Pink Suite
  • Hot Pink Suite

Hot Pink Suite

Las Vegas, USA

The Hot Pink Suite (previously known as the Barbie Suite) is located on the 26th floor of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Designed by the famous “Happy Chic” designer Jonathan Adler, this 2,350-square-foot suite is the ultimate bachelorette pad.

The suite’s dreamy décor features corseted, lace-up chairs, a sunburst mirror made from 65 Barbie dolls, custom Barbie art, terrazzo bubble floors and everything else you’d expect to find in Barbie’s Dream House (a lot of pink!).

 

Fun Fact: Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. 

Hotel Costa Verde
  • Hotel Costa Verde
  • Hotel Costa Verde
  • Hotel Costa Verde
  • Hotel Costa Verde

Hotel Costa Verde

Costa Rica

What looks like a scene from the hit TV show 'Lost', The Costa Verde boasts the most exclusive suite in Costa Rica. Repurposed from an old 1965 vintage Boeing 727 that was originally lay to rest at the San Jose Airport, the suite is a favourite for weddings, honeymoons and romance retreats. 

Held up by a concrete plinth, the jungle canopy surrounds the suite which gives a sense of flight when viewed from inside the Boeing 727.

 

I was impressed. It seemed a little not believable that we would have the whole plane but that is indeed the case. It's a 2 BR /2 BA with 2 patios. We awoke about 5AM to howler monkeys. 

Hotel Football
  • Hotel Football
  • Hotel Football
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  • Hotel Football

Hotel Football

Manchester, UK

Located opposite Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, Hotel Football was created by professional footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. The Manchester United stars decided to create their own hotel after travelling the world during their football careers.

Co-owner Ruan Giggs is keen to express that Hotel Football isn't just for Manchester United fans:

“Obviously here we’re right in the shadow of Old Trafford, but Hotel Football is something we hope to take around the UK and eventually around the world, so for us it’s a celebration of football in general.”

 

Fun Fact: The hotel features a rooftop pitch with a retractive roof and safety glass walls, so you can have a kick-about with panoramic views of Old Trafford. 

Hotel Parchi del Garda, Italy
  • Hotel Parchi del Garda, Italy
  • Hotel Parchi del Garda, Italy
  • Hotel Parchi del Garda, Italy
  • Hotel Parchi del Garda, Italy

Hotel Parchi del Garda, Italy

Veneto, Italy

At first glance, the Hotel Parchi del Garda looks like any other hotel. It’s not until you step into one of their four 4D ‘experience rooms’.

“A journey to the border that separates the real and the virtual world!”

Each of the four experience rooms has a different theme which ranges from a magical grotto to a majestic safari. With special effects and animatronics featuring heavily in each room, there wouldn’t be much of an argument for not leaving your room during your stay.

 

The hotel is immaculate and the rooms are very specious. The breakfast and evening buffets are of high quality but I would also advise to try and experience the local restaurants too. The kids enjoyed the pool however the water can be a little cold depending on the weather.

Hotel Sidi Driss
  • Hotel Sidi Driss
  • Hotel Sidi Driss
  • Hotel Sidi Driss

Hotel Sidi Driss

If you're a Star Wars fan, the Hotel Sidi Driss offers a unique experience, at the actual set of Luke Skywalker's home, Tatooine (actually located in Tunisia).

Used in 1976 and 2000 for films Star Wars Episode IV and Episode II, many of the buildings and set accessories created for the films are still in place, and have been transformed into a place for guests to stay and fans to explore.

All in all, the hotel is a far cry from luxury accommodations. However, if you’re looking for both a bed and an experience, Sidi Driss is more than satisfactory.

 

I will admit that if it had not been for the Star Wars connection we would not have stayed in the hotel, and we also knew that sleeping in a man-made cave would not be a four star experience. Having said that, it was a very enjoyable experience...The set pieces are still there, and we took a couple hundred photos from mid-afternoon to the next morning! 

Icehotel
  • Icehotel
  • Icehotel
  • Icehotel
  • Icehotel
  • Icehotel

Icehotel

Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

One of the most unique hotels in the world, the Icehotel was the world's first ice hotel when it opened in 1990. Each year since, it hass rebuilt with the help of local designers. As a result, every year sees a different and unique Icehotel. 

Located in Swedish Lapland, the Icehotel uses around 1,000 tonnes of ice each year. Rooms are kept ar a constant -5 degrees celsius and even the beds are sculpted from ice. However, a wooden frame, mattress and specifically-designed sleeping bag keep you nice and toastie as you sleep.

 

It was such a strange experience in the cold accommodation as I was roasting hot all night and had to unzip my sleeping bag to stick my head out - my husband however, was frozen... a visit here will cost a lot of money but it is a once in a lifetime experience, so enjoy it and I guarantee you will not forget it. 

Jamala Wildlife Lodge
  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge
  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge
  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge
  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge
  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Weston Creek, Australia

In 1998, a local family set about building a major zoo that housed animals in as comfortable surroundings as possible. As such, most of the enclosure sizes are far larger than found in other urban zoos and the husbandry and welfare are aimed at achieving world’s best practices. 

The Jamala Wildlife Lodge is sitauted at the National Zoo & Aquarium, and gives guests the opportunity of experiencing the thrill of close encounters with some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered animals.

 

I believe Jamala to be the closest experience to an African Safari outside of Africa. It is a zoo with 5 star residential facilities. The in-depth information provided by the keepers and the behind the scenes tours afforded to guests are magnificent. 

Jane Hotel
  • Jane Hotel
  • Jane Hotel
  • Jane Hotel
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  • Jane Hotel

Jane Hotel

New York, USA

The Jane has a long history, first serving as a sailors' hostel in the 1900's. Now, more than a century later, The Jane is a 'boutique budget flophouse'. Modelled on ships' cabins, each of the 50 single-berth rooms is a study in style, thrift and efficiency. 

Owner and hotelier Sean McPherson bought the property in 2007, and restored it to its 1908 state. He admits that The Jane is "not for everyone". Spacious it isn't: single rooms are 50 sq ft. Amenities are minimal. Room service consists of the menu of a nearby deli that delivers. But what the rooms lack in space they make up for in character.

 

Fun Fact: In 1912, the survivors of the Titanic stayed at the hotel until the end of the American Inquiry into the ship's sinking.

Jules Undersea Lodge
  • Jules Undersea Lodge
  • Jules Undersea Lodge

Jules Undersea Lodge

Florida, USA

Jules' Undersea Lodge is the original and still the only place to book an underwater vacation - and to experience life as an "aquanaut," the term applied to divers who stay down for more than a day, sort of like pilots and space crews get to be called astronauts.

Jules' is the world's only underwater hotel, which offers SCUBA training in its lagoon. There is a catch - you have to dive 21 feet below the sea to get there!

 

Previous Guests to Jules' Undersea Lodge include Aerosmith's Steve Tyler, actor Tim Allen and former Canadian Prim Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Jumbo Stay
  • Jumbo Stay
  • Jumbo Stay
  • Jumbo Stay
  • Jumbo Stay

Jumbo Stay

Stockholm, Sweden

In Stockholm, Sweden you can spend the night on-board a jumbo jet - with a difference. This plane never leaves the ground, and has beds in the cockpit!

The decommissioned 747-200 jumbo jet built has been transfomed into a unique hostel experience called 'Jumbo Stay'. 

There are 33 rooms in total, including the cockpit and the engines, as well as a communal lounge and on board bar.

 

Fun Fact: The plane was built in 1976, and was last operated by the Swedish airline Transjet before they went bankrupt in 2002.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Saariselkä, Finland

Nestled in the wilderness, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers one of the best views of the Aurora Borealis (AKA The Northern Lights). Kakslattanen is famous for its glass igloos, which provide unrivaled access to these night shows.

Each glass igloo is fitted with frost-preventative thermal glass walls and ceilings, keeping it warm and cosy despite being surrounded by snow. There's also a toilet - but you'll find the showers available in separate buildings. 

They also provide a range of log cabins and snow igloos (yes - actually made of ice!).

 

Fun Fact: The main hotel building also includes the world’s largest smoke sauna complete with its own restaurant, as well as an ice bar and snow chapel that is built fresh every winter.

Karosta Prison
  • Karosta Prison
  • Karosta Prison
  • Karosta Prison
  • Karosta Prison

Karosta Prison

Liepaja, Latvia

Built around 1900, the Karosta Prison was initially used as an infirmary. However for most of the 20th century, it was used as a Nazi and Soviet military prison. It's history was so gruesome, even the solitary confinement room features a cryptic message above the door: ‘izeja no elles’, Latvian for ‘exit from hell’. 

The Karosta now serves as a museum/hotel, where guests must sign a release form acknowledging that they will be treated as a prisoner, complete with verbal abuse and physical exercise.

Each room is very simple. You'll get a bed, a small dresser and a toilet - just like the real inmates of the past.

 

I booked an overnight stay in advance, but didn't expect I was the only guest there, so it was little bit scary. The real room is not the same as the picture on the website, the bed is literally only a piece of wood, but luckily I got mattress, blanket and pillow including linens produced in 1990, which make it much easier than the soldiers used to suffer.

La Balade des Gnomes
  • La Balade des Gnomes
  • La Balade des Gnomes
  • La Balade des Gnomes
  • La Balade des Gnomes
  • La Balade des Gnomes

La Balade des Gnomes

Durbuy, Belgium

Hidden in an unassuming farmhouse is La Balade des Gnomes (The Walk of Gnomes), an amazingly quirky proprtty designed and built by architect and hotelier Dominic Noel. 

Each of the 10 unique rooms is inspired by fairytales, science fiction and Ancient Greece.

La Balade des Gnomes is made exclusivly out of natural materials, and even comes with its own motto: all that you can imagine is real.

 

We booked this hotel for February 2015 in "Legende De Trolls" room, and we just loved it! From the pictures we saw online we couldn't really tell what it would be like, but it turned out to be extremely spacious, cosy and completely amazing! The place was clean, secure and didn't lack in the usual hotel facilities. I would book this room again JUST for the shower! It was like showering in a rain forest! 

La Rosa Hotel & Campsite
  • La Rosa Hotel & Campsite
  • La Rosa Hotel & Campsite
  • La Rosa Hotel & Campsite
  • La Rosa Hotel & Campsite

La Rosa Hotel & Campsite

Whitby, UK

More boudoir than boutique, there are eight double rooms each with a distinctive La Rosa style and theme: 

  • Lewis: Imagining Carroll's study 
  • Sacre Coeur: Romance is sacred
  • Little Red: Angela Carter not Disney
  • Saloon: Cowgirl Heaven 
  • Stoker: The view that inspired Bram
  • La Rosa: Fit for a swan princess 
  • Caravan: Homage to life on the road 
  • Arabesque: Inside the genie's bottle 

 

Stayed at both the hotel and the campsite. The Gypsy room was wonderful, Mr Toad gypsy caravan a total pleasure and the barn a relaxing haven. The staff are so friendly and helpful, booking again soon. So far removed from the norm and the rat race. Eclectic, beautiful, quirky, charming, back to nature and totally love it!

La Villa Hamster
  • La Villa Hamster
  • La Villa Hamster
  • La Villa Hamster

La Villa Hamster

Nantes, France

Complete with a fully functioning human-sized wheel and a bed of hay, the 'Hamster Villa' allows visitors to live out a strange night just as their pet hamster would. 

Designers Yann Falquerho and Frédéric Tabary came up with the idea for the bizarre villa, saying: 

"We wanted to create a place that was a real gîte - a place where you could sleep and be comfortable - but also where you could have a real experience," he explained. "We wanted it to be eccentric and we decided that the funniest experience would be to become an animal."

 

Fun FactFalquerho is so pleased with the success of his venture that he is reported to have been considering expanding into replicating other animal habitats for humans.

LEGOLAND Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Hotel
  • LEGOLAND Hotel

LEGOLAND Hotel

Florida, USA

More than two million LEGO bricks made up over 2,000 LEGO models throughout this themed hotel in LEGOLAND Florida Resort. What's more, ALL 152 guest rooms are themed, which include pirates, knights and Ancient Egypt. 

And the Lego theme extends to the outdoor spaces too - complete with an eye-catching swimming pool and brightly-hued interactive play areas.

 

Fun Fact: There are treasure chests in the rooms which can be unlocked by completeing the hotel's scavenger hunt.

Library Hotel
  • Library Hotel
  • Library Hotel
  • Library Hotel
  • Library Hotel

Library Hotel

Manhattan, New York

The Library Hotel conept is inspired by the Dewey Decimal system.

Each of the 10 guestroom floors honor one of the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal system, and each of the 60 rooms are uniquely adorned with a collection of books.

Complete with a reading room, this hotel is one for the book lovers.

 

Ideal location, the cutest themed rooms, first class service, dining, wining, etc etc. Honestly we could find nothing to mark this place down on - not that we wanted to. This was our first trip to NYC and having the Library Hotel as a base made it our home away from home.

Llandudno Lighthouse B&B
  • Llandudno Lighthouse B&B
  • Llandudno Lighthouse B&B
  • Llandudno Lighthouse B&B
  • Llandudno Lighthouse B&B

Llandudno Lighthouse B&B

Wales, UK

With three rooms, each unique and spectacular - this lighthouse-turned-hotel will truly offer you with a unique experience.

The Lamp Room used to house the optic, but now grants guests with panoramic views of the sea.

 

If you have a bucket list this place should be at the top, everything about it has a wow factor and the owners Fiona and Ray are the perfect hosts. The rooms have their own character and charm, the views are incredible even down to watching the dolphins and seals playing in the sea 400 feet below.

Madonna Inn
  • Madonna Inn
  • Madonna Inn
  • Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn

California, USA

Created by Alex Madonna, the Madonna Inn Motel features 110 uniquely designed and themed guest rooms.

The original 12 rooms burned down in a fire in 1966. From their ashes, the Madonna family built the most ridiculous and amazing guestrooms you’re likely to find anywhere.

 

Fun Fact: A unique urinal known as the 'rock waterfall' has become one of the most famous aspects of the Inn. It was designed by Hollywood set designer Harvey Allen Warren.

Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel
  • Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel
  • Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel
  • Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel
  • Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel
  • Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel

Marilyn Monroe, Platine Hotel

Paris, France

This Marilyn Monroe-themed hotel is located in one of the most stylish areas in Paris, the 15th arrondissement. The hotel is full of artwork and imagery on Monroe, and her movies are even shown inside the elevators. 

Inspired by Hollywood's greatest icon, Marilyn Monroe, its astonishing décor ingeniously blends modern design and retro charm, with a warm and playful atmosphere and surprising lighting effects.

 

Very fun, chic and retro hotel. Love all the Marilyn Monroe items and the movies in elevator. Breakfast buffet was convenient and worth it, esp the refillable coffee. Staff were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Martin's Patershof
  • Martin's Patershof
  • Martin's Patershof
  • Martin's Patershof
  • Martin's Patershof

Martin's Patershof

Mechelen, Belgium

This former church located in the heart of historic Mechelen, Belgium has been transformed into a unique hotel.

Many of the original internal structures remain the same, including the alter and the stained glass windows.

 

We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend in September. The conversion of the church to a hotel has been beautifully done, retaining the altar and a rather beautiful triptych altar piece in the dining room. The room we had (one of their 'cosy' rooms) was very comfortable - the bed was amazing. Breakfast was very good.

nhow Berlin
  • nhow Berlin
  • nhow Berlin
  • nhow Berlin
  • nhow Berlin
  • nhow Berlin

nhow Berlin

Berlin, Germany

The nhow describes itself as a "music and lifestyle hotel" that represents a new generation of hotels. Lively, offbeat and dynamic, the nhow hotel in Berlin is dedicated to celebrating music.

The public areas of the hotel – the lobby, reception, restaurant, bar and conference area – are located on the ground floor. Huge windows offer glimpses inside and outside, making the hotel part of the public space.

The design is vibrant and colourful, but its the attention to detail which make this hotel so spectacular. Not only does the nhow have its own music studio and recording booth, it also offers guitat and keyboard room service.

 

With its positon on a river, all kind of colors thorough the hotel, pinkish rooms, interesting areas, employees that smile all the time, this is the most interesting hotel I've ever been to.

Nothofagus Hotel & Spa
  • Nothofagus Hotel & Spa
  • Nothofagus Hotel & Spa
  • Nothofagus Hotel & Spa
  • Nothofagus Hotel & Spa
  • Nothofagus Hotel & Spa

Nothofagus Hotel & Spa

Neltume, Chile

In the midst of the temperate rainforest, as if it had come from some unknown kingdom, a tree extends its branches towards the sky and Nothofagus emerges.

A magnificent building constructed with noble materials where sensations, shapes, textures and sounds can be experienced that will bring you back to the simplicity of nature.

The Nothofagus Hotel is inspired by the African baobab tree and is shaped like a pine cone, with huge windows offering forest and volcano views. All the styling and décor is inspired by the natural surroundings and crafted by local artists.

 

Beautiful place, surrounded of valdivian forest. Complete experience with a lot of activities, places to eat and relax. And looks like a fairy tale story!

Palacio de Sal
  • Palacio de Sal
  • Palacio de Sal
  • Palacio de Sal
  • Palacio de Sal

Palacio de Sal

Bolivia

Located on the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest slat flat, is a hotel built of salt blocks. The Palacio de Sal (Spanish for Palace of Salt) was first built in 1995 and soon became a populat tourist attraction.

However, mismanagement caused serioys environmental pollution and the hotel had to be dismantled in 2002. In 2007 it was rebuilt in a different location on the salt flat.

The hotel is made up of around 1 million blocks of salt, which are used for the floor, walls, ceiling and furniture (including beds, tables and chairs).

 

Fun FactIn the new hotel, as in the old one, there is a rule prohibiting licking the walls (in order to prevent their degradation).

Project Room-G
  • Project Room-G
  • Project Room-G
  • Project Room-G
  • Project Room-G

Project Room-G

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo's Grand Pacific Le Daiba hotel has three Gundam-themed rooms. as well as a life-sized Gundam figure outside in Tokyo's Odaiba.  

Project Room-G, as the hotel calls it, is a special concept to create rooms featuring characters from the popular 33-year-old Mobile Suit Gundam animation series.

 

Fun Fact: Visitors staying in the Gundam-themed rooms are also be able to order from a special Gundam-themed room service menu.

Propeller Island City Lodge
  • Propeller Island City Lodge
  • Propeller Island City Lodge
  • Propeller Island City Lodge
  • Propeller Island City Lodge
  • Propeller Island City Lodge

Propeller Island City Lodge

Berlin, Germany

This definitely enters high on the 'creepy' hotel scale - and no, it's not because it's haunted or anything like that. 

Created by German artist Lars Stroschen, in an attempt to create a "living work of art", the hotel features over 30 rooms - each with a different theme - including a recreated dungeon, an upside-down room and a room completely covered in mirrors. 

Its website states the hotel is 'a magnet for creative individuals, those weary of consumption, those who see things differently, philosophers and seekers of perspective and vision'.

 

Suffice to say that each room is totally delightfully unique (and, it has to be said, some are a bit weird!) and a very refreshing change to the generic, faceless chain hotel. However, what I didn't expect was that the rooms were surprisingly comfortable, each with a choice of on-tap ambient music available to enhance this strange but thoroughly enjoyable experience. 

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Johannesburg, South Africa

This Hollywood-themed hotel features a different star on every hotel room door, and is full of edgy, contemporary art and décor.

Inspired by the heros and heroines of the big screen, the Protea Fire & Ice in Melrose Arch is certainly not a hotel you would forget in a hurry.

 

This hotel is like no other I have ever visited.... From the moment you step in the front door you'll notice this place is unique .... The decor is ultra modern... The rooms are very unusual (in a good way) with lots of bling and a shower that appears to be part of the sleeping area...

Seaventures Dive Rig
  • Seaventures Dive Rig
  • Seaventures Dive Rig
  • Seaventures Dive Rig
  • Seaventures Dive Rig

Seaventures Dive Rig

Sabah, Malaysia

Seadventures Dive Rig is a former oil rig, transformed into a hotel for scuba divers of the south-eastern cost of Sabah, Malaysia. 

Located in the Coral Triangle, the area is a popular diving spot due to the abundance of sea life.

A major feature of the rig is its elevator that takes divers directly into the reef underneath, which means no longer do divers have to lug their gear on and off a boat.

It also has a movie room, a karaoke lounge and bar, pool tables, table tennis table, a souvenir shop and a conference room accommodating up to 60 people. It even has free wi-fi access.

 

One of the most unique places I've ever stayed at. Rough around the edges, but when the ocean and its cooling breeze is surrounding you everywhere you go, any other "worry" is quite minor in comparison. You are even completely FREED from mosquitoes due to its unique location - seriously, magic.

Space Suite, Kameha Grand
  • Space Suite, Kameha Grand
  • Space Suite, Kameha Grand
  • Space Suite, Kameha Grand
  • Space Suite, Kameha Grand
  • Space Suite, Kameha Grand

Space Suite, Kameha Grand

Zurich, Switzerland

Exclusively situated on the fifth floor, the Space Suite – designed by the artist Michael Najjar  – offers guests a unique and entirely special experience.

The outer space furnishings have been designed to the smallest details, with a floating bed, pictures of galaxies, hovering astronauts and models of rockets.

"The intention was not at all to create a comfortable bedroom," says Najjar. "It's more about creating an immersive environment which makes the hotel guest feel like living on a space station."

 

Fun Fact: Michael Najjar has spent the last three years training for a civilian journey to space on board Virgin Galatic.

The Beermoth
  • The Beermoth
  • The Beermoth
  • The Beermoth

The Beermoth

Inverness, Scotland

The Beermoth is a 1954 Commer Fire Service truck converted into 'luxurious camping' living space for two. 

Presently located on Inshriach Estate, the modified truck features an oak parquet floor (rescued from a Tudor mansion) and an over-the-top Victorian double bed.

Recently voted Channel 4's 2015 Shed of the Year.

 

The Beermoth was fantastic. Just a cute and quirky place to stay. We loved 'playing house' it made the trip so much more special then staying in a B&B.

The Boot
  • The Boot
  • The Boot
  • The Boot

The Boot

Nelson, New Zealand

The Boot is a fairy-tale-inspired unique luxury retreat nestled within a grove of hazelnut trees. 

Downstairs in the lounge there is a comfy couch in front of the open fire. The kitchenette has tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar. The tiled bathroom is equipped with toiletries, soft towels, hairdryer and a shower built for two.

Up the spiral staircase you’ll find the bedroom with a regal queen-sized bed, dark curtains for late morning rises, and a Juliet balcony with views into the courtyard and across the pond.

 

Everything about 'The Boot' totally exceeded my expectations. It is indeed a truly romantic wee cottage just built for two and we loved our stay there.

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel
  • The Chocolate Boutique Hotel
  • The Chocolate Boutique Hotel
  • The Chocolate Boutique Hotel
  • The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

Bournemouth, England

The Chcocolate Boutique is the world's first chcocolate-themed hotel, which opened in 2007.

Learn about the fascinating history of chocolate and indulge in the culinary art of making delicious chocolate truffles by hand from raw ingredients at a special chocolate workshop.

Each room comes with its own complimentary selection of divine handmade chocolates. You can even indulge yourself while watching chocolate themed videos such as Chocolat or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the provided DVD players.

 

Fun Fact: The Chocolate Boutique offers grown-ups the chance to have a chocolate slumber party where groups can have a midnight feast.

The Hotel Crypt
  • The Hotel Crypt
  • The Hotel Crypt
  • The Hotel Crypt

The Hotel Crypt

Maine, USA

The boutique Inn at the Agora is a transformed church, which offers its guests a particularl unique experience - the chance to sleep in the underground crypt that once held the remains of a priest for over 100 years.

In 1907, Father Wallace, the first priest of St. Patrick's Church (Lewiston, Maine) was laid to rest in the crypt below the church's mortuary chapel. After transforming the church into a hotel (and removing Wallace's remains), the crypt now serves as a hotel room for (brave) guests.

The crpyt features a specially-made double coffin for the guests to sleep, and with the exepction of a few 'homely' additions (including a LCD TV and a selection of 60 classic horror films), remains in it's original state.

 

Fun Fact: Owner Andrew Knight admitted he would not be among those to spend an evening in the crypt, after describing it as "creepy as hell". 

The Old Railway Station
  • The Old Railway Station
  • The Old Railway Station
  • The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Sussex, England

Formerly Petworth Railway Station, this station house is now a charming hotel - complete with a train! Guests can choose to stay in the station house or the refurbished train carriage.

The restored railway station here boasts four original Pullman carriages, each divided into two independent rooms, with excellent bathrooms. 

With brass beds, painted ceilings and mahogany panelling, The Old Railway Station will take you back to the Edwardian era.

 

For a 'different' type of accommodation this is certainly worth a visit. My husband and I stayed for one night in a very comfortable Pullman: all mod-cons and cozy. Throughly recommend it. The breakfast was very good and freshly cooked to order. Thank you for a lovely visit.

The Turbine Hotel & Spa
  • The Turbine Hotel & Spa
  • The Turbine Hotel & Spa
  • The Turbine Hotel & Spa

The Turbine Hotel & Spa

Knysna, South Africa

The Turbine is a boutique hotel transformation of an old power station. All the old machinery which was used in the power station had been restored and forms an integral part of the hotel asthetics.

With a fantastic lagoon location and its unique and quirky design, The Turbine is the perfect place to relax in luxury.

 

Just as described in their website- when you enter the hotel, your first words would be WOW! The hotel is into all the small details of finest design, it kept the turbine structure and facilities in place and yet really succeeded with turning it into a brilliant 5 star hotel.

The Venetian Hotel
  • The Venetian Hotel
  • The Venetian Hotel
  • The Venetian Hotel
  • The Venetian Hotel
  • The Venetian Hotel

The Venetian Hotel

Las Vegas, USA

This hotel is located in Las Vegas, surround by the dry desert-like landcsape of Nevada. Despite this, The Venetian is inspired by the italian city of Venice, and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks.

The Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta di San Marco, the Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, St Mark's Campanile, and the Rialto Bridge can all be spotted as you sail around the hotel's man-made rivers in a Gondola.

 

The resort has everything you could ask for. The shopping is amazing, the casino floor is very clean, excellent restaurants, and we also saw the show, "Rock of Ages"! It is a must see if you are traveling to Las Vegas.

The Witchery by the Castle
  • The Witchery by the Castle
  • The Witchery by the Castle
  • The Witchery by the Castle
  • The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

Edinburgh, Scotland

Known by most as a restaurant, The Wicthery by the Castle featrues 9 dark and gothic guestrooms, each filled with glamour, indulgence and luxury.

The Witchery takes its name from the hundreds of 'witches' burned at the stake on Castehill during the reign of James VI - more than anywhere else in Scotland.

All the rooms are suites, and in each you’ll find champagne waiting for you on ice, luxury four poster beds and dark, romantic décor.

 

Beyond a hotel, this place is a complete immersion into living in a "haunted castle." Trap doors, antique bookcases, hidden rooms and tilted staircases, this place maintains a certain mystique while also providing 5 star service to its guests. I would recommend a stay here to anyone visiting Edinburgh!

Tianzi Garden Hotel
  • Tianzi Garden Hotel
  • Tianzi Garden Hotel
  • Tianzi Garden Hotel

Tianzi Garden Hotel

Hebei, China

Also known as The Emperor Hotel and Son of Heaven Hotel. Built in 2000, the Tianzi Hotel stands at a height of 41.6m. 

The hotel itself depicts Fu, Lu and Shou, the Chinese gods of good fortune, prosperity and longevity. These deities stretch way back in Chinese traditional religion to the Ming Dynasty 400 years ago.

Also known as "three wise men", Fu Lu and Shou can be found all over religious temples and ancestral shrines in China.

 

Fun Fact: Guinness World Records named the Tianzi Hotel the world's 'biggest image building'. 

Titanic Boat
  • Titanic Boat
  • Titanic Boat
  • Titanic Boat

Titanic Boat

Liverpool, UK

Located in the heart of Liverpool's Albert Dock, you'll find a collection of tethered boats. This one, however, is a little different. Made to look like the RMS Titanic, the 'Titanic Boat' is actually a floating 3-bedroom hotel! 

Guests can enjoy a 52-inch TV with Sky, as well as a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen.

 

Fun Fact: The owner, Mr Bubbles, has two other floating hotels located in the same dock - the 'Beatles Yellow Submarine Hote'l and another themed around villain 'The Joker' from Batman.

Treehotel
  • Treehotel
  • Treehotel
  • Treehotel
  • Treehotel
  • Treehotel
  • Treehotel

Treehotel

Harads, Sweden

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. 

According to the website, Treehotel was inspired by the film "The Tree Lover" by Jonas Selberg Augusten; 

"It's a tale of three men from the city who want to go back to their roots by building a tree house together. 'The Tree Lover' is a philosphic story about the significance of trees for us human beings."

There are six unique treerooms: The Cabin, The Mirrorcube, The UFO, The Blue Cone, The Bird's Nestand The Dragonfly.

 

The tree houses are stunning, modern, simple, comfortable, well-designed rooms in the forest. The views are breathtaking. Lovely home-cooked meals are taken at Britta's listed guesthouse, which is a 500 m walk. This place is stuffed full of faintly bonkers antiques and feels like a different century.

Utter Inn
  • Utter Inn
  • Utter Inn
  • Utter Inn
  • Utter Inn

Utter Inn

Vasteras, Sweden

The Utter Inn is a floating (anchored) hotel in Lake Mälaren at Västerås in Sweden. It is one of the artist Mikael Genberg projects.

On the 25-square-meter floating bridge is the possibility of swimming and sunbathing, perhaps a moment of relaxation with a good book or take a peaceful ride with the hotel's inflatable boat to one of the nearby uninhabited islands. 

When night falls, it's time to climb down to the bedroom with panoramic windows in all four directions - three meters below the surface.

 

We had an enchanting getaway at the Utter Inn, a tiny little red house plopped in the middle of a lake outside Stockholm. Staff drove us out to our little villa on a high speed inflatable, and left us with plenty of fresh water and a plentiful breakfast. Conditions are camp-like (propane stove, latrine) but the experience was unforgettable.

V8 Hotel
  • V8 Hotel
  • V8 Hotel
  • V8 Hotel
  • V8 Hotel

V8 Hotel

Stuttgart, Germany

This hotel is all about the automobile, with automotive-themed rooms and legendary vintage, exclusive and classic cars.

There are 10 themed rooms at the hotel, which include 'Racing', 'Carwash' and 'Route66' themes.

The hotel overlooks a car museum with a selection of historic and noteworthy cars - some of them are even for sale!

 

This hotel is the perfect place to stay for your car pilgrimage to Stuttgart. I loved the whole Motorworld Complex and being immersed in car culture. What I thought was excellent was that the hotel could stand on its own two feet as being just a great hotel without all the car related stuff.

Wanderlust Hotel
  • Wanderlust Hotel
  • Wanderlust Hotel
  • Wanderlust Hotel
  • Wanderlust Hotel
  • Wanderlust Hotel

Wanderlust Hotel

Little India, Singapore

Wanderlust is a left-field and totally experimental boutique hotel set to draw madcap voyagers and curious travellers to its doorstep.

The four storey boutique has 29 rooms, each featuring a different design from four local design agencies, all given full creative freedom.

Hotel owner Loh Lik Peng, a local hero after the success of his New Majestic Hotel, desired desire that his hotels be like ‘playgrounds for grown-ups.’

Each floor features a different theme - 'Industrial Glam', 'Eccentricity'. 'Is It Just Black and White?' and 'Creature Comforts'.

 

We got the whismical loft room. The room was superb and beautiful, the staff are helpful and great service too. We are happy & will come back again soon - great escape from reality and memorable staycation.

Wizard Chambers
  • Wizard Chambers
  • Wizard Chambers
  • Wizard Chambers

Wizard Chambers

London, UK

Inspired by the popular books about a boy wizard, The Georgian House Hotel has created two Harry Potter themed rooms complete with four poster beds, trucks, cauldrens and more.

These unique dorms have a mysterious and gothic feel, with 4 poster beds, potion bottles, cauldrons and many other unexpected wizardly details! 

The hotel also offers guests a Harry Potter Tour Package, which includes accommodation, a Muggle walking tour of central London landmarks from the film and a trip to the Warner Bros Studio for The Making of Harry Potter Tour.

 

Great experience sleeping in a Hogwarts-style dormitory with the four poster beds. The attention to detail is excellent - every item is styled appropriately and we especially liked the Horcrux mugs and the Wizarding Shower. 

Wonderland House
  • Wonderland House
  • Wonderland House
  • Wonderland House

Wonderland House

Brighton, UK

With references to Lewis Carroll's tales around every corner, this hotel by the sea is a delightful nod to the classic tale Alice in Wonderland

This huge, themed, Regency house by the seafront features six themed rooms:

  • Mirror Mirror Bedroom
  • The Tweedles
  • The Curioser and Curioser Room
  • Flamingo Dreams Room
  • Alice's Room
  • The Queen of Hearts Room

 

The moment you step through the door your transported into wonderland every room is beautiful, the attention to detail is impeccable. Every room was luxurious and so comfortable, gorgeous beds, soft fluffy duvets, pillows, blankets and cushions, there was adequate seating for a large group.