In search of unusual sensations, new experiences and places where no man has gone before, restless and curious tourists romp around the globe. And any one of them will tell you that the most boring in the journey is the stay at the hotel. Temporary shelters are very different, their features vary from ascetic restraint to almost pretentious luxury. But the luxury and excellent service - not what today you can surprise someone.
For those who prefer to travel not only to interesting places, but also to live surrounded by the unusual interior, and there are unusual hotels of the world. This is where the imagination of designers and decorators had carte blanche. And most importantly, they have realized that it is so masterly that each of the hotel itself was the attraction.
There's even a category of travel, arrange a tour of unusual hotels in the world. They have taken many hours of flights and book rooms well in advance of travel. Wishing to be a few hours or days, the inhabitants of this hobbit hole or prisoners in this prison cell a surprising amount. And hotels are not only large, but are very popular. There can not stop even incredibly high prices for accommodation. But if you do decide to travel, and have chosen for themselves just such an unusual hotel, this article is for you.
Shire in Chile
How many of us do not read in the childhood adventures of Frodo Baggins! And I would like you to spend a few days in one of the hobbit mink? If yes, then you in Northern Patagonia, to be exact - in Chile. That's where the hotel is located Magic Mountain Lodge, if shagnuvshy into reality right from the pages of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings": small windows with white curtains and an ivy-covered small rocky hill. But this is only an appearance. You do not have to live in caves cut into the rock. Just from this hotel looks like a real mountain. And in fact, in this mountain has 13 cozy rooms with all amenities. However, I believe it is possible, only once inside.
If Chile for you - very long journey, even in Europe, there are similar hotel accommodation which alone can turn into an adventure.
History and geography
Just imagine such a possibility: stepped over the threshold of hotels in France, instantly be in America. Do you think this story? Then welcome to the Airstream! This hotel consists of several caravans that traveled across America in the fifties. Everything from the music to the smallest details of the interior, reminiscent of mid-century America. Small garden, smashed every wagon, trinkets - all present and interior designers have been collected throughout the United States. So the feeling that you have stepped not only on another continent, but in another century, so full, without hypocrisy and a false sense of affectedness, it may seem that somewhere you have gone through a time hole.
A parallel world
Feeling that of conventional Swedish house with a slate roof, respectable Swede dreams, you're in a parallel world - or rather, into the underwater, visit you at the hotel «Utter Inn». Should the hotel-house right on the water and going down the hatch in the floor of the stairs brings you to the bedroom, which is under water. If you look through the glass at sailing past the underwater inhabitants of the lake, a feeling that you are under water. And not for the thick glass, and just like that, you - one of the fish swimming by. Tell me, where else will you feel such a complete unity with the water element? In this underwater kingdom you can go to bed and sleep peacefully, without fear, in contrast to the fish, to be carried over.
From the depths of the underwater close to the skies, where you can feel in the feathers of a woodpecker. This is what is offered to you to make close to Stockholm's Central Park Vasters. Among all the hotels located on the will of the architects of the tree, Woodpecker - most unusual hotel. Only here, ten meters from the ground, you will be offered to live in the house of a woodpecker. Get in your room, you can up the stairs, which was removed at night. Despite the fact that the house looks almost a toy, to a full bird's nest styling reasonable Swedes never reached. This means that all the usual amenities civilized man are present in the room. However, luckily for you, go without dinner larvae and beetles, though room service deliver a rather unusual way: in large baskets on the rope. So, do not worry, master woodpecker shock work, getting food from the bark of a tree, you do not have. All, as they say, is good in moderation, and even exotic.
Dust and fumes of the city, the wool of your beloved cat-in-law - your worst nightmare? Then you are in Italy. It is here, in the Dolomites, in the village of Saltriya, is the only hotel in the world for those who suffer from allergies. It is called the hypoallergenic oasis - hotel «Tirler Dolomites Living Hotel». Everything from the materials from which to build a hotel, and ending with the food, checked, awarded certificates and certainly not cause you allergy attack. By the way, some tourists come here especially, to feel normal without medication. But your beloved cat-in-law will have to leave the house. With the animals in this oasis for people with allergies are not allowed.
Haunted house - easy!
Before anything can think out the owners of hotels, to attract customers! Even the ghosts of these enterprising people, they say, work out your blood and bread. And if you add to the real ghost sentimental story about love, offended, will «Golden North hotel», located in Alaska. It is here that haunted at a rate that is wandering along the corridor. It's a girl, Mary, whose fiance went to the mines and so carried away squandering reclaimed gold in the saloons that he forgot about his fiancee. Mary died, but did not believe in betrayal of her lover, and now roams the corridors of the hotel, wailing and weeping. Something like that will tell the hotel owners. And the presence of a ghost, you can check for yourself. If you are missing a thrill, go for them to Alaska.
Light imperishable, he will light the way for us to infinity
Such words, or about something like that, whispering in the ear of his beloved man, the first to hit upon the idea to arrange a romantic date at the lighthouse. On the eve of the eighth March visit at Heceta Head Lighthouse in the US will be the most romantic gift. And you are out on the opportunity not only to arrange a romantic date at the lighthouse, but also to live a few days in a luxurious room of this hotel. Here each room has its own history, because the lighthouse, as many as more than 200 years. On almost every royal luxury rooms can compose legends. But it is not only and not so much for luxury tourists come here. The nice thing begins at nightfall when a powerful beam cuts through the pitch darkness, lighting the way to infinity. And if you find yourself here in December, it will witness a rare spectacle - the migration of whales.
Go to the monastery
Remember threat to one of the cartoon characters go into a monastery? So, if you took a trip on a fancy hotel, you have the opportunity to do so! Of course, temporary, without the risk of permanently remain in a strict monastery walls. This hotel is, in Mexico, is Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay. At one time in terra cotta walls of the hotel was a monastery of the Order of Santa Catalina. The only thing that's left a legacy of the Order - is the very walls and, perhaps, an unusual peace, sniskhodyaschee to any guest. And the cells themselves have become comfortable where you can relax, enjoying the quiet.
Unusual hotels proved to be arranged not only underwater or on the tree, but also below ground. One of them is located in a huge cave in New Mexico. This «Kokopelli's Cave». Perhaps the most famous hotel, located in a cave. Despite the fact that there is a stone walls, facilities at the highest level. The only drawback is that the need to get here on foot, carrying with them their bags. And so the owners advance warning that baggage should be minimal, of course, if the prospect feel like a pack mule is not one of the essential elements of your planned adventures.
If as a child you were read with delight and chivalry dreamed at least once to feel beautiful lady or a noble and brave knight - you are in Australia, to be exact - the hotel «Tintagel Nudist Resort». Here you can feel like one of the Knights of the Round Table. And for that you do not have to put on heavy armor, if you do not want. But all fun and interior of the hotel itself, or rather, a small comfortable cottages, imbued with the spirit of the times of chivalry, that does not affect the comfort of the hotel. Then you and the courts, and a swimming pool and other modern entertainment, surrounded by pristine nature.
All in one
Among the unusual hotel is such that you can choose a place to put in line with the mood of the moment. These hotels include the New Zealand «Woodlyn Park». There is the opportunity to stay in this plane or stay a few days in the car of the train. You can go underground and become an inhabitant of the hole with all the comforts of five star level. In addition, there is plenty familiar to novozeladtsev entertainment, like shearing sheep herd or pen using this herding dog. You can travel by boat on the river. It would be a desire, and there is entertainment for all tastes. Compared to many other hotels of its kind, stay in «Woodlyn Park» hotel is not so much hit the pocket.
Fancy hotels - not the affordability of places to stay, but if you want to make your stay exciting and memorable is definitely worth a visit at least one of them. That such raisins and replenishes the most important value of any traveler - a treasure trove of unforgettable impressions.