Unusual Hotel in the World (Part II)
Today is the best day for me to write this hub. To continue my passion in traveling, I though hotel review is good for me and I try to share useful information related with traveling activities. We all know that hotel is the part of traveling activities. We need a place to stay during the trip or during the holiday. With many considerations we have right in choosing the best hotel for us. If we brought family, we need big room or more than one room to accommodate our family member. We should consider our budget while traveling. Hotel is one of the things that require additional fees. Although we can choose a cheap hotel, we can find all information before beginning the trip. We need reservation in early on.
I thought we all know about this, don’t stay in hotel at peak season or special holiday. The rate is certainly more expensive than previous days. There are many types hotel over there, which ones is best for you? It depend yourself, your budget, and of course travel destination. The closer of a hotel with tourist destination, of course the rent is more expensive. We should be able to accept this, with everything prepared before, by saving maybe.
Star hotel or international hotel has a certain standard of service and facilities. If you are someone who likes to travel, you would easily choose the hotel that suits you. For cheap hotel, we also get some extra benefits. Difference in price you can use to enjoy the facilities provided in your vacation spot. Such as tour packages, trekking, or practicing the local language. Although we don’t get all facilities like in five star hotel or international hotels, this hotel is also suitable for backpackers.
Actually this hub is the second part from my previous hub about the same topic. While searching more than two days and doing research in collection valid information finally I can create beautiful hub about unusual hotel in the world. If you get bored with usual hotel, maybe you can try to visit and stay to these hotel someday. These hotels have different place with others and it also supporting by beautiful scenery around the hotel. Wow….amazing and breathtaking experience. You can put these hotels on your travel list. I believe you wouldn’t regret with these hotels. I thought some of people love with something weird or unusual and these hotels are really unusual hotel in the world. Please check it out below!
Magic Mountain Hotel, Chile
Personally, I was impressed with this hotel. Magic Mountain Hotel itself is shaped like a volcano, it has a waterfall which spews from out of the top, there is a cable bridge leading to its front door. There’s something made me interesting is it covering a moss or plant life. It made this hotel like a hobbit home. Magic mountain hotel is located within the Huilo Huilo Private Natural Reserve in Chile. If you want to be “George of the jungle” you can try this to stay at this hotel. This hotel made by a local wood and stone. There’s nine rooms are equipped with modern facilities, there’s a Hot Tubs made by huge tree trunks. Every each rooms has own named after a different local species of bird. From the window, we can overlook Chile’s forest and the wildlife, like: eagles, lizards, toucans, puma, condors, iguanas and also the world's smallest deer species. Another facilities around Magic Mountain are restaurant which offered Chilean cuisines (like Pastel de Papas, this is delicious menus with combinations between mashed potatoes, olives, onions, add, and meat baked together) and mini gold course build into the forest. Just prepare around $250 to $400 per night. This is also suitable for larger groups contain 4-6 people.
Ice hotel, Sweden
If you following my hubs, I thought you know with my passion to touch snow in person. Just saw the picture of Ice Hotel made me want to see this hotel someday. From Wikipedia.com I also get the clearly information about ice hotel. Ice hotel is a temporary hotel made by sculpted blocks of ice and snow. This hotel is always attracted with many visitors which interested in novelties and unusual environments. We can find ice sculptures, food and beverages long the lobbies. There are several places we can find this hotel, like: Canada, Norway, Romania, Finland. All of the ice hotels are reconstructed every year during exhibition.
This time I’ll review about The Swedish Ice hotel. This hotel is located on the shores of the Torne River, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. The construction began in October using 30,000 tons of snow and 10,000 tones of ice. It has over 80 rooms. What can we see around this hotel? We can see a lot of features like: as ice chapel, an ice cinema, Vodka ice bar, ice suits and ice family rooms. Based on the history, this hotel was built in 1990 by French artist, Annot Derid. This is like a giant igloo. Do you know igloo? Igloo is the traditional house for Eskimo tribe. The Swedish Ice Hotel always opened from December through April, with cold temperatures between -5 C to -8 C. The room cost start around $300 per night.
Poseidon Undersea Hotel, Fiji
This is one of the best underwater hotel in the world. Poseidon Hotel was located 40 feet underwater in Fiji. We can find the unforgettable moment by sleeping with the fishes. Of course we don’t really sleeping with many fishes, but we stay under giant aquarium with star hotel facilities beneath the waves. This is like a resort which is located amongst a 5,000-acre Fijian lagoon. We can find luxury facilities, like: elevator, each room made of four-inch acrylic, 24 suits and special apartment on the bottom of the sea. Please enjoy amazing activities, like: scuba diving and snorkeling, try amazing underwater travel with a luxury liner submarine including mini-sub, walk on the lagoon floor, resort spa and other awesome adventures. Visitors can interact with sea animals. There is a special button for spraying the fish food and colored lights to turn on the atmosphere. Wow….. It’s sound great. What do you think about this place? If you have a plan in visiting this hotel, just prepare $15,000 per person. You can try another package for each couple with the cost about $30,000 in a week stay plus a four night stay in a luxury beach villa and two nights in an underwater suite. This is comparable to the price of a premium car in my country (a brand new car). I am not really sure, this hotel has been operated or just a plan. But the idea was really great. You can find complete information by visiting this site: http://www.poseidonresorts.com/poseidon_main.html
727 Fuselage Hotel or Costa Verde Hotel, Costa Rica
This Hotel has the same idea with Jumbo Hostel in Arlanda Airport, Stockholm. You can read the review about this hotel in my hub with the title “Unique Hotel in the World (part I)”. You can try the beauty inside a vintage 1965 Boeing 727, but you can’t expect this plane will fly like other plane. This hotel was located in Manuel Antonio National Park (Coastal rainforest) near Quepo, Costa Rica. This is the most eye-catching hotel rooms on the Pacific. This is a unique hotel with a luxury two-bedroom suite complete with air conditioner, a flat screen TV, and then the natural finishing touch is hardwood decks built over the wings. Because this hotel is settled on a coastal bluff overlooking the beach, so we can see stunning view along the pacific. We can enjoy the evening on the terrace while enjoying a glass of wine and observing something on top of the tree, like monkey, toucans, sloth, etc. Interested? Just prepare the cost around $170 per night.
Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey
By staying in Garamisu Cave Hotel we like living in a stone age. At the same time we can feel the sensation became a caveman. Don’t imagine we'll stay at the dark and dirty hotel. But this is a hotel which attached to the volcanic rocks, and this makes the temperature inside remains cool. Gamirasu Cave Hotel was located in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. This is not only a romantic hotel, but Gamirasu is unique hotel which has great story. This hotel was restored one thousand year old Byzantine monastic in pre-historic valley called the Ayvali Village. Gumirasu is the luxurious hotel which made of seven cave houses which combined. There are 25 rooms complete with luxurious facilities, such as: private showers, central heating, wireless internet connection, mini bars, LCD TV, fireplaces, etc.
There are a lot of activities we can do in this hotel like: observing Turkey’s cave, natural sparkling springs, mountain biking, and sightseeing tours. Another activities, like: cooking with traditional recipes and agricultural activities such as: baking bread, harvesting the fruit, making home-style wine, making grape jam, and drying apricots. You can try body treatment, like: body care message, massage therapy, even Yoga. The cost is around $116 during the off season (November 16th – March 15th) and about $135 USD during on-season.
Floating Hotel, Belgium
This is my special day for me to update this hub and I want to add one of unique hotel in Belgium based the information from my hubber friend, He is Russell-D. I am glad to write this to complete a collection of unique hotel in the world. After read from some hubbers comment, they love the cheaper price. I hope this hotel is alternative for us in searching the cheaper hotel. De Barge in Bruges is one of unique hotel in Belgium. Why I said so, because the location of this hotel is floating on the river. Some people say De Barge in Bruges is a magnificent floating hotel, romantic and very unique. This hotel is suitable for family or a couple. Romantic three star hotel.
De Barge in Bruges floats on the Bruges-Ghent Canal, 600 metres from Bruges Train Station or within 20 minutes by foot from De Barge. We can felt nautical atmosphere in both decoration with blue color. The beautiful scenery through the window in seeing he canals including various facilities like: 20 commodious “cruise cabins”, private bathroom, free wi-fi, free parking area, safety deposit box, luggage store, restaurant, bar, garden, etc. We can also use several services like: bridal suite, ironing service, shoe shine. Bicycle rental, car hire and even photocopying/FAX. The restaurant also serves delicious seafood menu, like: lobster or oyster. How much do we pay to stay one night at this hotel? I got this information from www.venere.com, the average price is € 89.
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Maybe we feel bored with usual hotel, usual in building shape or usual in service. How about unusual hotel? Try the new experience. Feel the comfortable place with new building design. I just inform to all of you about unusual hotel or we can called it unique hotel.