While you may usually look for the best location and biggest bargain when choosing a hotel to stay at, there are some hotels that are worth traveling and paying more for, simply because of how unusual they are. For a hotel stay that is definitely out of the ordinary, take a look at OROGOLD’s list of the most unusual hotels around the world.
727 Fuselage, Costa Verde, Costa Rica
This hotel looks more like a scene from Lost, as, at first glance, it looks like a Boeing 727 jutting out from the treetops. This two-bedroom suite was created after the Costa Verde team refurbished a vintage Boeing 727 fuselage from 1965, setting it on a concrete plinth that allows it to soar 15 meters out into the jungle canopy, making it look, and feel, as though you are flying. The rooms are at the height of luxury, with hand-carved teak furniture, a private bathroom, and a terrace with both jungle and ocean views. This hotel is a firm favorite with honeymooners, who don’t have to worry about any neighbors other than sloths, toucans, monkeys and other native wildlife, all of which can be viewed from the private terrace while sipping on a cocktail in the evening.
Hayema Heerd, Oldehove, The Netherlands
This B&B is located on a farm in the north of the Netherlands, and offers guests straw-themed accommodation. The choices range from a straw ‘castle’, with drapes around the bed, and chandeliers and soft cow skins decorating the room, to a straw bed in a hayloft dorm. While it may be hard to imagine what sleeping on straw would feel like, the straw beds are covered with bedding, as well as a mattress, ensuring that they are comfortable all year round. For something extra special, OROGOLD recommends trying out their straw igloo, complete with a glass viewing panel, enabling you to stargaze from the warmth of your straw igloo.
Cappadocia Cave Suites, Turkey
Located in the city of Goreme, the Cappadocia Cave Suites make the most of the unique landscape and fairy chimneys that the region has to offer. The hotel features a series of unique cave rooms, which were once used by members of the Hittite civilization. Each room is uniquely designed, with no two rooms being the same, and despite the fact that these are caves, the rooms are fully functioning hotel rooms, and even come with internet access and minibars. The hotel’s restaurant serves up authentic local delicacies, while the Dionysos Wine Fountain is a great place to taste some of the grape’s from the region. Finally, for some extra relaxation, OROGOLD suggests trying out the Turkish bath and massage provided by the hotel.
Sometimes, it is a fun experience to stay at a one-of-a-kind hotel. Whether it be spending a romantic week in a luxuriously refurbished Boeing 727 in the Costa Rican jungle, or relaxing in your own suite set deep inside a cave in Turkey, these unusual hotels will no doubt make your vacation so much more memorable!