As the millennials are changing the travel norms, hotel owners are going to extreme lengths to attract Generation Y to their places. This is probably why we can see crypt hotels, beagle hotels and so many more unusual, funny, scary or plain luxurious hotels out there. The list is pretty long, but I selected six of the most unusual establishments for this list.
Aydinli Cave House Hotel, Goreme, Turkey
The Aydinli hotel is run by a family and it consists of 14 rooms, carved in the natural Cappadocia stone. The hotel is placed above the old city center of Goreme and it has 750 years old parts. The hotel rooms were once used for squashing grapes, baking bread and other traditional Turkish activities.
Nowadays, the rooms are decorated in natural tones and they hold the names of the activities which once took place in them.
Hang Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam
This hotel is going to make you feel like you are visiting Alice’s Wonderland. The structures, which depict mushrooms, tree roots and portholes, seem to be an homage to Gaudi. However, they became very popular, especially among millennials who crowdfund their holidays, so they afford to splurge on such an accommodation. The structures are sculpted in organic concrete shape and have equally creative names: the Bamboo, the Tiger suite, the Termite and so on.
Sala Silvermine Underground Suite, Vastmanland, Sweden
Swedish miners had to endure a lot of hardships, which guests of the Sala Silvermine can now try out, at least for one night. The hotel consists in an old silver mine, located 500 feet underground. The mine was in use in the 18th century and it’s the deepest in the world. After the check in, during which a guide will show you the mine, you are left alone in the hotel’s only room, until morning.
Kumbuk Hotel, Buttala, Sri Lanka
The Kumbuk Hotel is shaped as an elephant, as a symbol for its sustainability. The structure was built from eco-friendly materials, like grass and twigs. The entire hotel gently sways in the wind, which makes it resemble an elephant even more. However, the guests don’t have to worry about this, as the structure is stable, so they can enjoy Sri Lanka’s attractions. One of these attractions are the elephants – real ones, this time – from Yala Wildlife Sanctuary or the ones from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Seaventures Rig Resort, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia
Seaventures Resort is housed on an oil rig, which is placed right on top of the Coral Triangle. The Triangle is among the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, so the resort provides a lot of entertainment for scuba divers. All the dives are included in the accommodation fee and there is a lift which takes the divers from the platform to the water level.
The Beermoth, Inverness Shire, UK
Ever wondered how it is to live a nomad life? The Beermoth might be the hotel to help you find the answer to that. The Beermoth offers converted trucks to their guests. The truck is designed to look like a vintage house, with a Victorian bed and Tudor oak parquet, completed with a staircase and a door. There is a canopy you can use to open up the space and get fresh air each morning.