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It can be tricky finding the perfect hotel because you want something that’s going to really WOW you. In this article, we’ll be exploring some of the hotels that’ll definitely leave an impression thanks to their quirkiness.

Whether you like to stay in luxury at a place like the MGM hotel, in the cockpit of a repurposed plane, or have giraffes join you for breakfast, we’ve got you covered with 10 pretty incredible stays.

10 Interesting Hotels That Have Amazing Twists

Jumbo Stay, Sweden

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Did you ever fancy becoming a pilot when you were younger but things didn’t quite work out the way you’d planned? 

Well, now your dream can become a reality, kinda, thanks to this hotel in Stockholm, Sweden!

It’s a unique hotel in a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, and ideally located close to the city airport, this hotel lets you relive all of your old pilot-related ambitions.

There are different room categories where you can sleep according to your budget; in dormitory style beds, or in a luxury suite in the cockpit where your view is the airport tarmac.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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Located in Kenya, Giraffe Manor is, as you might’ve guessed, home to a number of giraffes that are so familiar with people that you’ll regularly see them trying to get into the building to join you for breakfast.

If you’re a nature fan or even just somebody looking for an experience unlike any other, you’ll absolutely love this hotel – it’s one of a kind!

Sun Cruise Resort, South Korea

Love the idea of going on a cruise but are horrified by the possibility of seasickness and being trapped out at sea?

Then get yourself over to South Korea where you can stay on a purpose-built cruise ship that’s found at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the open water. The hotel is one of the country’s most famous attractions and it’s easy to see why.

Hotel Costa Verde, Costa Rica

Nestled in the tree tops of Costa Riva, Hotel Costa Verde is unlike anything else you’ll find in the rainforest.

This repurposed Boeing 727 from 1965 is a 2-room guesthouse that is luxurious in every sense of the word.

Situated 50 feet up in the air, this hotel isn’t suited to anybody afraid of heights, but that shouldn’t matter – it is an amazing showstopper of a location!

Palacio de Sal, Bolivia

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Located in Salar de Uyuni, this hotel takes concept-build to the extreme. Ice hotels have become all the rage in recent years, even if they are a little overdone nowadays, but have you heard of salt hotels?

This luxurious hotel is just that. Made entirely of salt, and that includes the furniture and fixtures found inside, this hotel won’t leave you feeling salty.

The Bridewell, England

The Bridewell is an old jail that was once used to house the unruly and the troublesome, though now it just houses students and tourists.

Finn Lough Resort, Northern Ireland

Looking like a bubble about to burst, the amazing rooms are one of a kind.

These bubble-like domes give you an incredible view of the surrounding environment and you won’t need to worry about wandering folk invading your privacy.

You’ll have an unrestricted 180 view of the world around you and it’s perfect for late-night stargazing.

Jaffa Hotel, Isreal

As historical as they come, Jaffa Hotel is located in Isreal and is as sought-after as it is filled to the brim with history and tales to tell.

The first thing you see when you enter the hotel’s lobby is some wall art that dates back to the 13th century when the crusaders were in town.

Since then the site has been home to a chapel and a French hospital. It’s one hell of a place!

Kakslauttanen Resort, Finland

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Ever wanted to live like an Eskimo for the day? Well if you travel up to Finland you can do just that and spend the night in an igloo, though it comes with a twist.

These modern interpretations of the classic igloo are covered with glass but still retain the memorable style that we all know as being synonymous with the igloo, though they’re a bit warmer.

The main attraction here is an unparallelled view of the Northern Lights from under the covers (in winter months only!).

If you’re craving a hot tub experience after your hotel in the snow, check out for a warmer next experience!

Conrad Hotel, Maldives

If you do take in the pricey Conrad Hotel in the Maldives, make sure to ask for the Muraka suite.

This suite is unique because it’s located completely underwater and will provide you with an incredible view of the surrounding sub-surface world and all the wildlife to be found there.

If you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this will definitely tick all the boxes.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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