World's weirdest hotels

 
 
 
  • Caravans: If you ever get lost in the Elgin valley and come upon a collection of old silver streamliner caravans, don't worry! You haven't time travelled - it's just the old Mac Daddy trailer park and probably the most fun hotel stay you will ever have. (Value Choices)
  • Sand: Ever dreamed of living in a giant sand castle? Well, back in 2008 the little coastal town of Weymouth in Dorset, England saw the construction of the world's first ever sand hotel on the beach. It had a twin and a double room with an open roof for star gazing, and accepted guests for £10 a night for as long as it stood steady before washing back into the sea. (Like Cool)
  • Survival pod: Based at a unique and artistic surfers village on the boulevard of Scheveningen near The Hague, your room is a bright orange survival pod which once saw service on an oil rig platform. They were built in 1972 and you can choose which sort of survival experience you'd like to have. (Celebrations)
  • Glass bubble: Want to make the most of your outdoor holiday? Spend the hours set aside for sleep in a glass bubble that allows you to feel part of your surrounds. Attrap'Rêves is a French family-owned accommodation offering that allows visitors just this. There are currently two locations in Allauch and Puget Ville. (Tutto green)
  • Caves: Cappadocia in Turkey is a wonderland of tall spiraled rocks that look like something between a Dr. Suess landscape and a fairytale world. Carved into these natural rock formations you will find various accommodation offerings. (Meander)
  • Chocolate: Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld teamed up with Magnum ice cream and chocolatier Patrick Roger to create a chocolate hotel suite at La Reserve in Paris. The entire suite was made from chocolate, including its carpet, headboard, book-filled nightstand and even an occupant lounging on the bed. (Foodista)
  • Sewage pipes: The question that plagues all worthy construction men - what to do with those leftover sewage pipes? How about just turning them into a capsule-like hotel room... in a park? That's exactly what you will find at the Das Park hotel in Ottenheim, Austria. (Hoteisin)
  • Wine casks: Calling all wine-lovers! Want to feel what it must be like to mature in a barrel? Well, the De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands offers guests the opportunity to sleep in wooden barrels of Swiss origin. (Blogohlamoda
  • Railway carriages: The UK is littered with railway carriage hotels... if you just know where to look. One definitely worth checking out is Glenfinnan Station in the picturesque Inverness-shire in Scotland. It costs ; £14 per person per night for a bunk; £120 night or £480 week for the entire carriage. (Travlark)
  • Key Cards: In 2009, Holiday Inn unveiled a 400-square-foot temporary hotel in New York made using 200,000 plastic key cards. It was built by Bryan Berg, a record-breaking "playing card stacker". (Business Traveller)
  • Ice: You can find ice hotels in various freezing parts of the world - Canada, Norway, Romania and Finland, but the most famous is probably ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. It's not only the walls, floor and roof that are made of ice, but also all the furniture. (Accapi)
  • Forest hut: Called Sweden´s most primitive hotel, Kolarbyn consists of twelve little forest huts located by the beautiful lake Skärsjön. The huts have no electricity and the dark evenings are lit by candles or traditional oil lamps. (Welcome Beyond)
  • Yurt hotel: Spend the night in a real yurt... in Cortes de la Frontera, Spain of all places. They offer a choice between a Mongolian, Afghan, Jaipur, Safari and Maimani yurt. (Yurt Hotel)
  • Salt: Located high up in Bolivia's Andes Mountain you will find the Playa Blanca hotel in the midst of a pure white landscape. But it's not snow surrounding it, it's salt. And so also the hotel's walls, floor and roof have been made from the abundant mineral. (Mauro Ferrera)