In a world where everything needs to be unique, unusual and weird in order to be appealing, these few hotels absolutely found a special niche.
Crane Hotel Faralda - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pushing engineering to the limits, many people thought that this design hotel would never happen. Fortunately for Amsterdam, the 3-suite project was completed and still continues to blow visitors’ minds. It is named the Crane Hotel because, well it’s a crane! It’s not in walking distance to a lot of places, but the 10-minute free ferry ride makes it seem more convenient. The room designs are extremely gregarious with a touch of mystique. Although there are much more affordable options, it’s a crane. Not to mention, the views are pretty incredible.
No Man's Fort - Solent, Portsmouth
One of 4 forts built in the mid 1800’s to ward off invasion by Napoleon III, this hotel is situated perfectly in Solent so that any shipping vessels have to sail pass it. Take a boat with a group of friends, family, or colleagues from Portsmouth to have a night in the fort. The style of the rooms throughout this location is a smorgasbord of flavor. Chesterfield sofas and headboards, old English coffee tables, billiard tables, etc. If you’re looking for luxury, the only place to really find it is at the top of the lighthouse filled with white leather chairs and a 360º view.
Hotel Montaña Mágica Lodge - Huilo Huilo Reserve, Chile
Looking for a magical experience in South America? Chile’s Hotel Montaña Mágica Lodge is a 4-star stay hidden beneath a waterfall. Can you say dreamy? Hidden away from the rest of the world in the Huilo Huilo Reserve, it may appear that the waterfall is rushing over the entire hotel, but if you take a closer look, the water trickles down in between guest room windows. It is covered in vines and moss and the only way to access the entry way is to cross a swinging rope bridge. Adventure awaits!
Hotel Marqués De Riscal - La Rioja, Spain
Spain continues to impress. The wine culture in Spain is epic and Hotel Marqués De Riscal seems to have its own Ciudad de Vino (City of Wine). Although Rioja wineries are within a 30-minute drive, guests will want to stick around and experience the hotel’s wine experience. The jaw dropping modern titanium design structure seems to go against the history of Spanish culture, yet you will not be able to stop taking photos of every piece around the hotel. From furniture to decor, the design for this hotel leaves guests in shock and awe. Enjoy your included breakfast and walk freely around the property’s vineyards.
El Cosmico - Marfa, Texas, USA
Bringing it back to the United States, El Cosmico is indeed quite unusual and unique. This “nomadic” hotel is full of eclectic options such as teepees, yurts, trailers, tents, and more. It sits on a 21-acre piece of land in Marfa, Texas and appeals to all types of travelers. Guests can do all types of activities on this property from renting and riding bikes, to hot tubbing, to laying in a hammock grove. The best part is how affordable this impressive bohemian hotel is, starting at $81. What a steal for the culture you experience.