We’ll just start by saying this: These might be hotels, but they’re not your typical business suites or budget vacation rentals. These hotels are over-the-top, insanely well-designed, and located in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.
From floating cabanas in Zanzibar to giraffe-occupied properties in Tanzania, to igloos in Finland with the Northern Lights as the main event, these hotels will take you well beyond the queen suites and continental breakfasts and into a realm of travel excellence that you never thought possible
1. Free Spirit Spheres in Canada
The Free Spirit Spheres in Canada gives guests magnificent views of the forest, along with adorable dome-shaped rooms for two.
2. Floating Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Floating Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania is exactly what it sounds like, and gives guests some incredible perspectives on sea life.
3. Hotel Attrap Reves, France
Sleep in a bubble with a mesmerizing view at Attrap Reves Hotel, France
4. Kingston Treehouse, South Africa
The Kingston Treehouse in Lion Sands, South Africa is basically a luxury tree house, keeping guests away from wildlife while giving them spectacular views of the jungle.
5. Mirrorcube Treehouse Hotel, Sweden
The Mirrorcube Tree House Hotel in Sweden is like a hideout in the trees: The entire thing is camouflaged behind mirrored walls.
6. Caravan Hotel, Berlin Germany
Caravan Hotel in Berlin, Germany is like camping for people who aren't really into experiencing the elements: It's camping quarters, but it's all indoors.
7. Fairy Chimney Hotel, Turkey
Fairy Chimney Hotel in Turkey is right in the middle of Cappadocia, famous for the tufa rock cones. In fact, portions of the hotel are actually carved from the cones themselves.
8. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Giraffe Manor in Kenya is one of the only hotels in the entire world where you can feed giraffes from the window -- in fact, feeding them is encouraged.
9. Ascher Cliff, Switzerland
Äscher Cliff in Switzerland sits right on the edge of a steep cliff, a perfect getaway for travelers who like a little bit of riskiness (not to mention hiking) with their overnight stay.
10. Kakslauttanen Hotel, Finland
Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland gives guest the chance to stay the night in an updated igloo. This hotel is most popular during the Aurora Borealis, where guests get the best seats in the house.
11. Teafield Hotel, Sri Lanka
98Acre Teafield Hotel in Sri Lanka is high up in the mountains, right in the middle of Sri Lanka's vast valleys of tea fields.
12. Udang House, Bali Indonesia
Glass Floor Udang House in Bali, Indonesia boasts incredible floors to the water, plus luxurious furniture for travelers to rest their weary heads.
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