10 + 4 Hotéis mais Incomuns no Mundo

10 + 4 Most Unusual Hotels in the World

1. Propeller Island, Berlin, Germany

Lars Stroschen is the German artist behind this quizzically named Berlin hotel, where each room is stranger than the next—and offers amenities you never knew you needed. One room has a bath in a giant plastic bag; another uses an oversize guillotine to divide a king bed into two singles. There’s a jauntily painted prison cell, a room with coffin beds, and a suite completely decorated in mirror fragments. One of the most requested is an apparently ordinary bedroom. It’s unremarkable except for the fact that it’s completely upside down: all furniture is suspended from above, except for a sunken Murphy bed, a table, a couch, and a TV, which all fold out from the smooth floor.

2. Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

Childhood treehouses never looked like this. Leading Swedish architects give the backyard staple a strange futuristic makeover at the Treehotel (completed in 2010, it was inspired by a film about three men who rediscover their roots by building a treehouse). Each treetop suite has its own look, whether resembling a bird’s nest or a flying saucer, or seemingly constructed entirely from Lego blocks. The most ingenious appears constructed from nothing at all: the mirrored exterior reflects the forest on all sides—as if creating a gap in the space-time continuum.

3. Hang Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam

In what could be seen as an homage to either Antonio Gaudí or mental illness, this trippy hotel by Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga has become a popular attraction. Mushrooms, spiderwebs, portholes, and tree roots are sculpted into the organic concrete form, and each of the 10 guest rooms at “The Crazy House” is named for an animal. Choose wisely; those burning-bright eyes in the tiger suite will surely keep you awake.

4. Save the Beach Hotel, Various Locations

Everyone loves a beach vacation but no one likes a coastline covered in trash. That was the inspiration for German artist HA Schult, who created a mobile hotel from 13 tons of trash collected from European beaches in 2010. (It’s been spotted in Madrid, among other locations.) The strange collage of colorful construction includes walls made from discarded musical instruments, torn trousers, plastic bottles, crushed cans, and limbs from storefront mannequins. Who would want to sleep on a trash pile? The first guest was supermodel Helena Christensen.

5. Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia

Hotels made with ice blocks are a dime a dozen, but salt blocks? Now, that’s unusual. But Palacio de Sal is no gimmick. Located in Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, this 16-bedroom hotel was built from the only construction material readily available. It’s an architectural embodiment of the environment. One million salt blocks measuring 14 inches were mortared together with salty water to construct everything—even the beds, chairs, and dry sauna. Just pray it doesn’t rain.

6. The Beer Moth, Inverness-shire, U.K.

Part carnival camper, part parade float, the canvas-sided Beer Moth is an ingeniously converted Commer Q4 1950s fire truck that began hosting overnight guests in 2011. The pieced-together approach resulted in a Victorian brass double bed, an oak parquet floor (taken from a Tudor mansion), a wood-burning stove for those chilly Scottish nights, a fire escape for a staircase—and all the fresh air you could want.

7. Earthship Biotecture, Tres Piedras, New Mexico, USA

Before we abandon Earth for another planet, it’d be useful to test out the potential new digs. The Earthship Project has been at it since the 1960s and in 1997 began allowing guests to sleep in its sustainable pods (for periods of less than an eternity). Made from recycled or sustainable materials, the earthships recycle their own gray water, generate their own power, and grow their own food. They’re also equipped with amenities unlikely to be found in outer space: Wi-Fi, TV, and streaming Netflix.

8. La Balade des Gnomes, Durbuy, Belgium

The proprietor of this Belgian hotel has taken inspiration from myths, fairy tales, and quite possibly his psychiatrist to create 10 fantastical guest rooms. The Trojan horse is just the beginning. One surreal room on the third floor even has a wooden sailboat floating in its very own pond.

9. Seaventures Rig Resort, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

An oil rig is planted on top of the Coral Triangle, one of the world’s most spectacular dive locations. But this is no environmental disaster waiting to happen—rather, it’s an avid scuba diver’s dream hotel. A lift lowers divers into the water below to wend their way through the reef system, and all dives are included in the cost of your stay. But not all the entertainment is underwater: the hotel also offers live bands and BBQ nights.

10. Sala Silvermine Underground Suite, Västmanland, Sweden

At 500 feet underground, this hotel, hewn from the rock by 18th-century silver miners, is the deepest in the world. Comprising only one room, with silver furniture (naturally), the suite in the abandoned Sala Silver Mine is not for the claustrophobic. On check-in, a guide provides a brief tour of the mine then leaves guests to endure the constant 36 degrees, with possible side effects of loneliness and paranoia, until morning.

11. Kumbuk Hotel, Buttala, Sri Lanka
On the banks of the Kumbukkan Oya River stands a lone, slightly misshapen elephant. This odd eco-hotel has been constructed from grass and twigs and gently sways in the wind like a lumbering pachyderm. Inside the two-story structure are accommodations for up to 10 people. And real-life elephants can be viewed at nearby Yala Wildlife sanctuary.

12. Bubble Tree, France
These transparent inflatable pods are not for guests requiring either privacy or pitch black to get some shut-eye. The airy architectural bubbles were designed by Pierre Stéphane Dumas and have proved popular all across France. Eight locations currently use them as guesthouses, including one on the grounds of the 16th-century castle Château de la Forêt. Ideal for stargazing; maybe not so much for honeymooners.

13. Capsule Hotel, The Hague, Netherlands
TEMPS (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival craft) are rescue pods used in offshore drilling, but this hotel isn’t for emergencies only. These pods operate as a collection of floating rooms and are currently moored in The Hague. Inside, they are sparsely furnished with the bare necessities: sheepskin hammock, disco glitter ball, and 007 DVDs.

14. La Villa Hamster, Nantes, France
The name is no joke: guests of this one-room hotel receive hamster masks on check-in and, once inside, find water is dispensed only by stomping on a metal lever. A giant haystack functions as a bed, and the bathroom is covered in wood chips (a regular human toilet is also provided). The centerpiece, naturally, is the life-size hamster wheel.

Source: travelandleisure.com

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