The place where we rest, eat, or shower is just a step in a long journey. Yet, there are some travels where the lodging is the destination. On this travel Tuesday, we give you 7 of the world’s most eccentric hotels you will ever see. They might just inspire you and your travel planning.
Marqués de Riscal, Spain
This 5-star eccentric hotel seems as if it escaped from a Salvador Dali. Tilted walls, deformed windows, and flashy colors give the edifice a unique architecture. This luxurious destination is nestled in a region of great beauty, perfect for wine lovers.
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Ještěd Hotel, Czech Republic
On your next visit, stay in a spacecraft. This 100-yard retro-futuristic tower seats on top of the Jested Mountain. It serves as an antenna, a restaurant, and a hotel where guests enjoy stunning half-mile high views of the whole region.
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Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Forget the safari. Instead, live with giraffes in a 140-acre sanctuary, a half-hour away from Nairobi. The animals are integral part of this eccentric hotel’s experience. Guests and visitors gather to enjoy magical bonding moments with these long-legged giants.
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Inntel Hotel, Netherlands
The iconic green wooden houses of the Zaan region were the inspiration for the architecture of the eccentric hotel. The stunning façade is a stack of various examples of local traditional houses. Inside the picturesque structure, guests can expect the finest services including a bar-restaurant and a spa.
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Sun Cruise Hotel, South Korea
Talking about eccentric hotels, this one looks like a 180-yard long cruise ship washed up on the coastal cliffs. Have a cruise experience without the seasickness. Enjoy!
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Marmara Antalya, Turkey
There is no reason to choose between a room with a view on the pool or on the sea. This eccentric hotel has small revolving lofts, which offers guests a 360 view of the surroundings. A useful feature for those who mind the beauty of the famous Falez cliffs.
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Sarova Saltlick Game Lodge, Kenya
A preferred destination for great outdoors and wildlife lovers set in the heart of the Taita Hills Sanctuary. The appeal of this eccentric hotel is its rooms on stilts connected by bridges. They offer guests exceptional views of the fauna and flora of this blissful private reserve.
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What is the most eccentric hotel you have ever stayed in? Which other hotels should make this?