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November 8th, 2014 by in World

Hotel Everland (Paris, France)

Part epic hotel idea, part performance art piece, the Hotel Everland was a single luxury room that traveled between France, Switzerland, and Germany during 2002-2009. It was simply parked places and guests were invited to stay (and catch once-in-a-lifetime views of the cities they were in).

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Hotel Galéria Spirit (Bratislava, Slovakia)

As colorful on the inside as it is on the outside, the avant-garde Hotel Galéria Spirit in Bratislava tops the charts as one of the most unusual-looking hotels in the world.

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Sala Silvermine (Sweden)

Nothing says luxury like staying in a converted cave 510 feet underground, which is exactly what you’ll get at the Sala Silvermine (the “world’s deepest hotel”).

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Hotel de Glace (Quebec, Canada)

Every winter for the past 15 years, 44 suites full of art and sculpture arise from nothingness to the delight of guests and visiting tourists. Sculpted from snow and ice, and designed by a different batch of artists every time, the Hotel de Glace is one of the world’s premier (and most photographed) ice hotels.

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La Villa Hamster (Nantes, France)

Now those visiting France can add “spend a night like a hamster” to their travel to-do, as La Villa Hamster in Nantes puts you in the hamster cage. And they went all out with the experience, including hamster hoods to wear during your stay, organic grains in the “mini bar,” a large pedal operated water spigot, a person-sized hamster wheel, and a large chamber of wood chips in the bathroom.

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Hotel Pelirocco Brighton (Brighton, England)

Yarn bombing and puns abound in the “Do Knit Disturb” room of the Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton. One of several theme rooms (others include record shop, Star Wars, and nautical vibes),  everything in the room is either covered in yarn, or made entirely of yarn (including a bedside display of knitted food items, and mock courtesy items in the bathroom).

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Museumotel (France)

Also known as “The Bubbles Island,” the Museumotel was built in the 60′s by a “utopian architect,” and recently renovated in 2007. The 8 “bubbles” can house 2-5 people comfortably, and come in a variety of decor options (most of which still look like they’re fresh out of the 60′s).

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Cubehouse (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

The highly concept-driven Cubehouses in Rotterdam were designed by Piet Blom, and based on expanding attic-space into a useable room by tilting the cubic space on its axis, thus creating a “forest” of geometric tree-esque houses. Yeah, I didn’t get it either.

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Palacio de Sal (Uyuni, Bolivia)

The Palace of Salt in Bolivia is, as you might expect, made almost entirely out of salt. On the outer edge of the most famous salt flats in the world (the Salar de Uyuni), the Palacio de Sal we see today was built in 2007, and actually has a rule that prohibits guests from licking the walls.

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Museum Hotel Atelier sul Mare (Sicily, Italy)

This art-museum-hotel features a host of rooms designed by a laundry list of well-known Italian artists (and bear names like “The Mouth of Truth,” “The Tower of Sigismondo,” and “I’m Boarding On A Paper Boat”). And yes, the emphasis here is on the word art.

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The Balancing Barn (Suffolk, England)

The incredibly popular Balancing Barn in Suffolk is known for its playful design, and the incredible near-360-degree views of the surrounding land offered from the living room, suspended above the sloping hill. Yes, the floor is glass-bottomed so you can see the ground far below you, and yes, The Balancing Barn is almost completely booked up through most of 2015.

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Barcelo Raval Hotel (Barcelona, Spain)

Sure, the design at the Barcelo Raval Hotel is modern to the point of almost being goofy, but we forgive it for its excellent reviews, four-star rating, and ideal location minutes away from the famous Las Ramblas.

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Waitanic Ship Motel (Otorohanga, New Zealand)

While you might think that any allusion to the Titanic would do more harm than good when trying to inspire confidence in the safety and stability of your vessel, we’ll let it slide for the Waitanic (since the ship is completely landlocked in a valley in New Zealand). Built in 1942, the hotel actually gets remarkably good reviews for an old ship that’s basically in the meadow of nowhere.

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Cocoa Island Hotel (Maldives)

On the other side of the coin, here’s what doing boat-accommodations right looks like. The famous Coco Island Maldives resort consists of “33 overwater suites” docked across renowned white-sand beaches and surrounded by vibrant reefs.

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Solent Forts (Gosport, England)

When “getting away from it all” means getting away from it ALL, now there’s a place you can go to experience utter solitude. These converted forts were originally designed and built in the late 1800′s to defend the harbor from nautical attacks, but have since been transformed into exclusive luxury-huts miles off the coast of Portsmouth, and are only accessible by private yacht and helicopter.

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Aurora Express B&B (Fairbanks, Alaska)

More than just a single train car in the middle of nowhere, now you can stay at a full train in the middle of nowhere! With each car slightly weirder than the last, the Wilson family invites you to explore their once-mobile suites. And with names like, “Golden Nellie,” “Immaculate Conception,” and “Bordello,” how could you not be a little bit enticed by their offer?

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Seaventures Rig Resort (Pulau Mabul, Malaysia)

Ever wonder what it’s like to stay on an oil rig? Well now you can, thanks to the folks at Seaventures who acquired and transformed this rig into a dive-ready resort. And by transformed, I of course mean “mildly converted” (their own description of the renovations, courtesy of their website).

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Cappadocia Cave Suites (Goreme, Turkey)

Another renowned cave-hotel, the rooms at the Cappadocia Cave Suites are a TripAdvisor favorite. I think we can trust the 571 satisfied customers, and file this under a “must stay” location when visiting Turkey.

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IceHotel (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)

By now you’ve probably heard of the infamous Swedish IceHotel, which gets bragging rights as the “world’s first ice hotel.” Constructed out of sprayed ice, the IceHotel has become such an icon that last year over 200 artists applied for the prestigious opportunity to participate in the design of the Hotel’s 2013 incarnation .

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Arte Luise Kunsthotel (Berlin, Germany)

At Arte Luise Kunsthotel in Berlin, every room of the hotel is a mixed-media masterpiece of art, a festival of odd and intrigue. Personally, I’ve always wondered what life would be like inside a cartoon (and this looks like as close as I’m going to get).

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