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38 Pictures From The Most Bizarre Hotels Around The World

A journey to the most bizarre lodges on the planet, presented by Getty Images.

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The Icehotel is the world's first and largest hotel built entirely out of snow and ice. The hotel is situated in a small village in Northern Sweden with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs. It is constructed from 1,000 tons of Torne River ice and 30,000 tons of "snice," a mixture of snow and ice that strengthens the structure.

The Free Spirit Spheres on Vancouver Island, Canada

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Free Spirit Spheres, located near Qualicum Beach, is a popular rest stop among those visiting the central Vancouver area. Each room is an orb suspended within a canopy of coastal rainforest.


The Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts (Formerly the Charles Street Jail)

Built in 1851, the building was the infamous Charles Street Jail until 1990. The former prison once housed some of Boston's most notorious prisoners, including organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. The black-and-white picture depicts a group of former inmates being released in 1932.

Chateau Poochie is a luxury hotel for dogs and cats in Pompano Beach, Florida. The hotel claims to offer state-of-the-art grooming services, doggie social hour, massages, a pet fashion boutique, a senior center, and food from a gourmet pet chef.


The Gobi Discovery II ger camp is a journey back in time within a traditional Mongolian ger, deep within Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park in southern Mongolia. The camp offers a chance to dive deep into Mongolian culture with camelback safaris, traditional Mongolian performances, and an opportunity to spend time with the nomadic locals.

Dihan Évasion in Ploemel, France

Dihan Évasion is situated on a family farm and offers a variety of unusual sleep accommodations among the trees. Perhaps the most unique is the transparent bubble tents, which are suspended several yards above the ground and offer panoramic views of the natural surroundings.


The Capsule Inn Osaka in Osaka, Japan

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The Capsule Inn in Osaka, Japan, claims to be the world's first capsule hotel, offering many of the same amenities as its full-sized competition, but with way more efficiency.

Houseboat Discovery in the Backwaters of Kerala, India

The Houseboat Discovery sails as part of the Malabar Escapes boutique hotel chain in the backwater channel system of Kerala, India. Within this traditional rice barge are all the amenities of a standard hotel room, as well as a boat captain, driver, service boy, and chef.