Written by Robyn Johnson
From mountainous dens to underwater abodes, the following destination hotels offer more novel and memorable experiences than your typical Ramada Inn.
Built every winter only to melt in the spring, Icehotel in Sweden is constructed entirely from ice and snow; that includes the walls, fixtures, and furniture.
Luxury suite for two. Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Photo by bjaglin.
Try falling asleep in this church. Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Photo by bjaglin.
No ice hotel would be complete without an ice garage. Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Photo by Köttbullekvist.
The Cappadocia region of Turkey draws in hordes of amazed tourists with its whimsical landscape, filled with fairy chimneys into which the buildings, including hotels, are carved.
A Dr. Seuss wonderland. Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey, Photo by Curious Expeditions.
Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey. Photo by Adam Franco
High class cave dwelling. Urgup, Cappadocia, Turkey. Photo by Jason Devitt
Forest Hut Hotel
For a nominal fee, travelers in Kolarbyn, Sweden can be left to fend for themselves while roughing it in a rustic forest hut. Food drops are optional.
Photo by Tom Williams.
The kitchen. Photo by Li-Lian Williams.
Survival Pod Hotel
These bright orange mod pods anchored in The Hague were part of an art project before being capitalized on as adventurous getaway. Packages range from basic survival with a sleeping bag and food rations to something a bit more James Bond-esque.
Photo by Roel.
In special discount hotels in Japan, guests stow their luggage in lockers, then buy automated tickets to little cubicles that leave enough room for bedding and television monitor.
Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Massa.
Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Andrés Monroy-Hernández.
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