Unusual Hotels: Behind the scenes at Travelmyth

June 29, 2022 by Travelmyth

Photo by Icehotel

Traveling: It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a great storyteller.

How many times have you stayed in a weird hotel that you couldn't stop talking about? Just like in every area of our life, in tourism as well the new trends have changed the way we travel and how we choose an accommodation to stay. Some people go on vacation simply to rest and recharge their batteries, while others break stereotypes in search of an accommodation where they will live a new adventure. It is true that in recent years there has been a growing trend of seeking unique and authentic travel experiences. And whatever group you belong to, undoubtedly, the hotel you choose to stay in is a very important part of the trip.

The modern, savvy travelers, the collectors of experiences, have had enough of the same classic and ordinary hotels. They are looking for something different, something more, something unusual, an accommodation that will leave them in awe and full of inspiration, where they will experience intense emotions and their imagination will be set free. Whether they are traveling alone, with their significant other or with their family, they are looking for a place, which will be etched in their memory and heart for a long time. Our hotel search engine could not fail to include the unusual category among its categories. But what actually is this category, what is different and unusual about the hotels that are included in this category and why are they so impressive?

Photo by Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

We know that depending on everyone's previous experiences, this category can be quite subjective. The Travelmyth team, however, tried to search thoroughly and include accommodations which you do not often come across, which are characterized by originality and have something unusual, something alternative, a feature that differentiates them. This feature could be either the architecture of the building, the materials from which the hotel is made, or the decoration of its interior and exterior spaces. It can be either its concept or the services it provides. These hotels can be underwater, made of ice or salt, look like a treehouse, an igloo, a medieval castle, a cave and the list is endless. This property not only offers you a comfortable king size bed and a delicious meal, but it also tells a whole story where you are the protagonist. It has its own niche, lifestyle and character. Whether you are traveling in Europe, Asia, South America or Africa you can find some very interesting accommodation options that are worth visiting and will win you over at first glance.

Photo by Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Igloos and Chalets

We have to admit that Sweden, Norway and Finland boast some impressive igloo, ice hotels and chalets for those who love snow and cold weather and had a lifelong dream of admiring the Northern Lights. At Icehotel, Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos, Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and Santa's igloos Arctic Circle you will find rooms made of ice and snow and you can dine at an ice restaurant, enjoy a snow sauna and admire the ice sculptures. They promise to give lovers of winter excursions (and not only) an unforgettable stay and the ultimate Scandinavian experience. Feel the frozen snowflakes and winter with all of your senses.

Photo by nhow Berlin

Did you also know that Hotel Palacio de Sal is the first hotel in the world completely made of salt? How would it sound to you if we told you that you can stay in a treehouse like the Treehotel where magical nature, fantasy and modernity are blended in a harmonious way? You will not know which room to choose between the one covered externally with mirrors and the one that looks like a bird's nest. Would you be into an amazing glamping experience in a splendid bubble hotel in which you can sleep under the stars while admiring the clear blue sky? In Bubble Tents you can spend a memorable night with the wonderful green landscape surrounding you. And for those who adore and appreciate the authentic Greek hospitality, tradition and island life, Greece has some of the most spectacular windmill hotels such as the Windmill Villa, the Windmill Kimolos and the Windmill Villas. Throughout your stay you will be accompanied by the endless blue of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean breeze.

Photo by Treehotel

These wonderful, eye-popping accommodations are alternative architectural masterpieces and can have a unique eccentric design. For example, they can look like an enormous rocket ready to take off into space like JW Marriott Shanghai at Tomorrow Square, boast a futuristic exterior design like Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego, resemble DNA molecules like DNA Resort & Spa, Khaoyai or have a quirky semi-circular shape and look like a huge ring (or a delicious doughnut) like Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort. The real travelers and explorers can’t skip staying at STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm, a real airplane hotel, where they can have a thrilling, memorable stay.

Photo by Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego

Talking previously about unique travel experiences, fans of literature, art and music can spend their time qualitatively choosing some creative outlandish accommodation. For example, they can read a romantic novel and take a walk to the bookstore of Book And Bed Tokyo Shinjuku, feel like they are in a museum while admiring the colorful paintings of the art hotel Arte Luise Kunsthotel or watch a cinematic masterpiece at the vintage rooftop open-air cinema of The Grand Daddy. They can even feel like a rockstar while playing the guitar at their room or trying the recording booth of nhow Berlin. The lovers of history and culture can’t miss a chance to visit Hotel Viking, a hotel that blends the Viking style and the West Nordic theme, where they can learn about the history of the Vikings and taste traditional Icelandic dishes.

Photo by The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca

Wouldn’t it also be cool to stay in a capsule hotel like Capsule Hostels Tallinn or in a hotel whose staff are actually robots like Henn na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay? Or in a wine barrel in the middle of a vineyard and relax at the vinotherapy spa while tasting local wines like in The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca.

Photo by Treehotel

Life is all about experiences and adventures are the best way to learn. If you want to broaden your horizons, open your heart and always seek authentic experiences, head over to Travelmyth and discover our extensive collection of unusual hotels and accommodations in the world. Extra tip: combine this unique category with our other significant categories and choose among unusual hotels for honeymoon, dog friendly unusual hotels and family-friendly unusual hotels!

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