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18 Of The Coolest Hotels Around The World

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1. Hôtel de Glace, Quebec

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Only open for a short 3 months each year, you can spend the night in a magical environment. Enjoy uniquely designed theme suites with a magnificent atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a great escape to this one-of-a-kind piece of art.

2. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver

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Set inside the tall trees of the west coast, these treehouses for adults will provide every guest with a unique stay. Each sphere is accessed by a spiral staircase and short suspension bridge. Book your trip to the canopy of Vancouver Island’s rainforest, and experience your most luxurious “outdoor” trip ever.

3. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile

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The “Magic Mountain Lodge” set in the Patagonian Rainforest is well-known due to its volcano-like shape. The entire property features furniture crafted from tree trunks, and suites contain all amenities except for a TV. A variety of activities in the surrounding Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve are sure to keep the whole family busy.

4. Natura Vive Skylodge, Peru

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Hanging on the side of a mountain, 1300 feet above Peru’s Sacred Valley, are three capsule suites. Sure to be your most daring accommodation, these transparent sleeping capsules can only be reached by zipline. Each capsule is complete with a dining area and bathroom.

5. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

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One of the oldest and most famous cocoa plantations of St. Lucia was transformed into the Ladera Resort in 1982. Guests are offered a very unique experience, simply by taking advantage of its incredible, natural surroundings. The west side of each room is left open so guests can take in the breathtaking views, and the surrounding mountains create complete privacy.

6. Treehotel, Sweden

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Treehotel is located in one of Sweden’s tall pine forests, providing guests with spectacular views of the Lule River. Each of the tree rooms are suspended between 13 and 20 feet above the ground, and are accessible by ramp, bridge, or electric stairs. There are 6 unique room options, all with quite literal names: The Cabin, UFO, Mirrorcube, Blue Cone (less literal, since it is red), Bird’s Nest, and Dragonfly.

7. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

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This hotel in Finland is often known for its glass igloos, but it now offers other accommodations such as log cabins, Santa’s Home, and real ice igloos. Located just 155 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the incredible surroundings are some of the purest forms of nature found in the entire world. If seeing the northern lights is on your Bucket List, book a stay in a glass igloo, which are available all through the northern lights season.

8. Whitepod, Switzerland

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This eco-luxury hotel located in the Swiss Alps is proving that hospitality and environmental conservation can co-exist. The use of water and energy is controlled, waste is recycled, and local and regional ingredients are only purchased locally. This unique experience allows guests to play an active role in helping with the ecological mission.

9. Attrap’ Rêves, France

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Spend the night in a bubble for an unforgettable experience. Sleep under the stars and observe the Milky Way, a concept you can enjoy all year long without worrying about weather. Each bubble has its own decor, making each guest’s visit especially unique.

10. Fairy Chimney Inn, Turkey

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Large parts of this hotel are carved out of famous tufa rock cones, which is known locally as fairy chimneys. The traditional style of the hotel combines local style and modern function. There are plenty of activities in the area, and walking through the surrounding valleys is breathtaking.

11. Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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This stunning and iconic building in Nairobi goes back to the 1930s when Europeans began traveling to Africa for safaris. Giraffe Manor isn’t only famous for its elegant appeal, but also for the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe. These beautiful animals often visit in the mornings and evenings, poking their heads in through the windows in hopes of a treat. You can book a stay directly with them, or book a package that includes a safari.

12. Manta Resort, Pemba Island

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If it’s serenity you crave, Manta Resort is about as far away from civilization as you can get. This resort offers something entirely different from most tropical islands, and it’s not about five-star luxury. Find paradise with the underwater room; a private, floating island with your bedroom 13 feet below the surface. You can soak up the sun or stargaze on the top deck, and sleep surrounded by a tropical marine environment. Surrounded by world-class diving, a trip to Manta Resort isn’t something you’ll soon forget.

13. Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore

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While it may not seem like much from the outside, this hotel was made for guests with a sense of adventure. This boutique hotel has four stories, featuring the word of several award-winning design agencies of Singapore. Book your stay in one of the Whimsical Rooms: 9 loft rooms on the top floor with 5 different themes. They also offer Pantone, capsule-like rooms decorated all in one color.

14. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

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This luxurious resort is only accessible by sea. Surrounded by tropical gardens and coconut groves, with a backdrop of sheer cliffs, lush jungle and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea, this five-star accommodation is perfect for honeymooners and families alike. Each pavilion is two-stories, and there are also luxury villa options available. Spend your days relaxing on one of the three surrounding beaches, away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket.

15. Hanging Gardens, Bali

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The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a luxurious destination in the heart of the jungle. Their concept is to give guests an immersive experience in a natural tropical environment. Their Twin-Tiered Cascading Pool was previously named as the “World’s Best Swimming Pool” and a number one honeymoon destination in Bali by TripAdvisor and Condé Nast Traveller.

16. Bambu Indah, Bali

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This boutique eco-hotel allows travelers to be surrounded by the history of Indonesia while still being offered the luxuries of a five-star hotel. Their collection of antique, teak homes are all incredible, but their well-known for the Udang House. The Udang has a glass floor, allowing guests to become mesmerized by the pond below their feet. Take a dip in their swimming pond; a harm-free green pool where you might even run into a fish or two.

17. El Nido Resorts, Philippines

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From eco-adventure to eco-luxury, these four resorts located in Palawan have something to offer every kind of traveler. These sustainable island resorts create guilt-free luxury by their use of renewable materials in construction, green design and architecture, and offering sustainable menus and nature-based activity. Because of its scenic landscapes and high bio-diversity, Palawan is known as “The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines”. Enjoy the crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, and variety of flora and fauna that Palawan has to offer.

18. Conrad Hotel, Maldives

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This exotic escape on its own private island is best known for its underwater restaurant. Rooms feature everything from glass floors to private pools to steps right into the crystal clear waters of the lagoon. Take some time to relax in the over-water spa, or swim with whale sharks. This luxurious resort is guaranteed to make your trip to the Maldives completely unforgettable.

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