February 6, 2019– Some travellers are looking for more than the traditional experience of a luxury hotel. Perhaps this trend in unusual hotels is driven by consumerism’s constant push towards ‘bigger, better’ and maybe ‘bizarre’? The success of many unconventional hotels is leading to a growing repertoire available to travellers.
These unique hotels have proven to be desirable for the seasoned traveller looking for a new experience.
De Glase Ice Hotel – Canada
This hotel in Quebec is a true winter wonderland experience, opening its icy doors from January through to March each year. Visiting this hotel, you will find yourself surrounded by ice statues, snow art, and you will have over 44 themed rooms to discover. But don’t worry about getting cold. Each suite has a real mattress over a base of ice, a warming centre in the Celsius Pavillion, and is complete with heated bathrooms.
Attrap’Rêves Hotel – France
Hidden deep in the forest, this French hotel provides an experience closely tied to nature. The hotel advertises the bedroom “bubbles” as the most thrilling adventure for romance and escape. The roof of this hotel is open to the night sky with telescopes and sky maps available free of charge. Translated from French, the name of the hotel means “dream catcher”.
Poseidon Undersea Resort – Fiji
Hidden beneath 40 feet of waves lies the world’s first sea floor resort that is accessible by elevator. Nestled in the midst of a 5000 acre Fijian lagoon the glass rooms provide breathtaking views of pristine crystal-clear cerulean waters and an abundance of colourful sea life. A truly memorable experience for those who can afford it at $15,000 per head for a weeklong visit.
The Giraffe Manor – Kenya
If you’re a nature lover, this is for you. World famous for its friendly herd of giraffes which are their most permanent hotel guests. But you’ll also meet lots of other wild life including a large family of warthogs and a plethora of bird life. Created in 1932 by Sir David Duncan, the Giraffe Manor is enclosed by 140 acres of its personal park and forest just outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, providing guests with the exclusive opportunity to interact with these exotic creatures.