A Floating Snowflake-Shaped Hotel and 10 Other Weird Places to Stay
Weird hotels can be just as much of an attraction as the town or country you’re visiting — unusual in almost every sense of the word, from design to location, even standards of hospitality. Some of the wacky finds here might make you giggle (like the hotel that makes pervasive use of panda imagery), while other accommodations will put you in touch with nature, by combining the art of recycling and innovative technology. Some of the properties even ask guests to find the answers to tough questions: Why pay for a whole room if all you need is a bed? Do all rooms need to be in the same hotel? And what’s it like to sleep inside of a 30-foot dog?
Er, you get it. But whatever the case, all the hotels on this list have one thing in common, and that’s panache.
A room in a crane at Amsterdam’s Faralda (Photo: Faralda Crane Hotel)
Faralda Crane Hotel, Amsterdam
Don’t be alarmed if you see bodies diving past your windows at the Faralda Crane Hotel, located in an industrial crane positioned 160-feet over the Amsterdam skyline. They’re probably just some crazy people making use of the bungee jump at this hotel that looms above the NDSM, the old shipping wharf that’s now the epicenter for the city’s art crowd. A Jacuzzi is also perched atop the three-suite hotel — it’s free to guests and open to paying members of the public. From $583.
WATCH: The Restoration of the Faralda Crane Hotel
The snowflake-shaped Krystall (Photo: The Krystall)