You travel for an experience and hotel stay is a big part of your experience. Give these unusual hotels in the world a try. It will surely be an experience of a lifetime.

These hotels are unique, strange and unusual. A couple of these are from the largest hotel chains in the world and remaining are standalone or boutique. Check them out for their speciality that makes them unique.

Read on to know why we are sure of the experience these unusual hotels bring to your travel plans.

Hotels are a crucial part of our travel and if there is something peculiar about our Hotel, that adds to our memories of the trip. In this post, we have discussed a few of the most unusual hotels in the world.

Holiday seekers these days focus more on the overall look of the hotels, before getting a room on rent. The potential travellers tend to focus more and more on adventures and everything that concerns adventure so that they can make the most of their time.

With the advanced technologies, you expect more and more from the world, which is why we have compiled the list of the 8 most unusual hotels in the world:

1. Inntel Hotel Zaandam – Amsterdam

The hotel seems to be made up of a sequence of houses arranged on top of the other, which is one of the core reasons for the attraction of this hotel. The stacking makes it one of the strangest hotels in the world.

The neo-traditional dutch architecture makes it one of the weirdest hotels in the world in terms of architecture.

Standing in front of the hotel makes it look like an act from a maverick and only after looking at the building twice you realise that what you have in front of you is real.

The architecture of the hotel is basically inspired by the traditional houses present in the Zaan region.

It looks like a marvel of architecture as if a portrait is drawn or looks like a photoshopped image. The interior is no less artistic which each room decorated with amazing artwork.

Image By- Inntel Hotels

It is an extremely innovative Hotel concept in the hospitality industry.

The galleries, restaurants, reception area and rooms make it look like a hotel of illusions. This special hotel is made of a lot of special features.

2. Hotel Jested – Czech Republic

Think of the unusual hotels in the world, think of Hotel Jested. Have you dreamt of staying above the clouds?

This hotel on top of the mountains seems to provide just the same experience.

The Hotel Jested seems to be a sci-fi getaway, and although the hotel was built in the 1960s, the structure and construct of the hotel provide the guests with the panoramic sights of the countryside of Czech Republic.

The rooms are designed in a way to provide heavenly experience. Feel the cloud coming into the room and watch uncluttered space from the windows.

It has become an iconic structure for the Czech Republic and has become a national cultural monument and building of the century for the country.

Rooms are based on various styles. These range from the retro look to the most modern architecture. The place has been designed to provide a never before unique experience to all its guests.

A cable car takes you to this hotel and you are left alone with nature and around 160 other guests in one of the most unusual settings.

3. The Dog Bark Park Inn – USA

This needs to be on the list of unusual hotels in the world. It is unique and cute.

Although a small Bed & Breakfast, it has become extremely popular in the area.

The Dog Bark Park Inn represents the love for the man’s best friend, i.e., dogs.

The hotel, that is owned by the chainsaw artists,  is the world’s biggest Beagle, and also one of the strangest hotels in the world.

It is named among the top 20 exciting places to stay in the world by London Times.

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This is a must-visit place for dog lovers.

Sometimes even sleeping in the Doghouse is worth it.

4. V8 Hotel – Germany

This is the perfect hotel for all the car lovers, as the theme of the rooms in the hotel is cars.

The themes include vintage cars, drive-through cinemas or racing paraphernalia.

From Hotel rooms to lobby areas to convention centres, you will find Cars everywhere. There are a lot of rooms to select from.

There are racing rooms, washing themed rooms, gas station themed rooms and car tours and much more.

The V8 experience is one of its kind Car themed experience. The artistic illustration and use of vintage cars make the experience unique and memorable.

Stuttgart is known for its automobiles and this themed hotel enlivens your love of cars. The highlight of the place is the Mercedes Suite in the former air traffic control spread over four floors with a rooftop terrace.

It is one of the most unusual hotels in the world due to this unique theme.

5. Faralda Crane Hotel – Netherlands

The Crane Hotel is acknowledged as one of the unusual hotels in the world because it has rooms 150 ft. high, and the rooms can rotate 360 degrees to give you the panoramic views of the Wadden Sea.

The story of Faralda, a beautiful dutch lady, is even more interesting who lived in Amsterdam in the 1940s. She was determined to do things in a different and grander way.

Her name became synonymous with strange and unusual determination to defy the norms.

This is what has been done at the Crane Hotel. they have been nominated for several prestigious awards including hotelier of the year award and innovation in hospitality industry awards.

6. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort – China

It can’t get more unusual than this Sheraton Hotel in China.

The shape, the concept and the service; it’s all unusual and weird.

The hotel is a luxury property and has made headlines over the years for its uniqueness.

The nickname of this hotel is the ‘doughnut hotel’ because of the magnet shape of the hotel.

The hotel consists of 27 floors above water and two underwater, marking it one among the unusual hotels of the world.

Image By- Marriott

So what would excite you more, the top two in the sky or the bottom 2 underwater?

Strange and unusual indeed!

7. Hotel Arbez Switzerland and France

Is it possible to eat and sleep in Switzerland as well as France at the same time? Hotel Arbez is unique as this is what has been made possible here.

The Hotel Arbez, which lies in a quiet Alpine La Cure village, is a small and unique hotel – it’s the only hotel to straddle two countries.

How good would it be to experience both Switzerland and France while staying in one place? Hotel Arbez promises much more than just Franco-Suisse experience.

It was a 3 story bar-grocer store before it was sold in the early 1920s making way for construction of a unique hotel.

The divided restaurant service Swiss food on one side and French food on its other side.

A number of its beds, which includes the honeymoon suite, straddle the line.

The staircase of this hotel is located both in France and Switzerland.

The hotel’s design and layout definitely outdo one’s ability to have one foot in Canada and the other in the U.S. when they visit Niagara Falls.

8. Capsulevalue Kanda – Japan

We saved the strangest and the most unusual for the last; didn’t we?

The Hospitality industry of Japan keeps coming up with the unusual as well as innovative stuff.

May it be the use of Robots as the future of the Hospitality industry or the Innovative Capsule Hotel concept for its customers of the budget travel segment.

It’s strange to be in a capsule for the night. But, it is for sure an experience in itself. A rather strange one though.

The capsule beds in this hotel are a popular Japanese concept. The beds are sequenced side-by-side and on top of one another to maximise space, which is why it is named among the strangest hotels in the world.

The Japanese concept of effective utilisation and simple living works even here.

Given that Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world, this might not be a bad option.

If luxury is not the only criteria, the experience and cost should make it worth a try.


If you liked this collection of unusual hotels in the world, you would also love to see the ice hotels of the world and amazing tree house hotels around the globe.

The same old vacation spots and traditional fancy hotels all over the world are becoming quite boring now. An out of the box and memorable experience is what travellers want.

So, make sure that you book a room in one of these unusual hotels which provide you with a unique experience.

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