Pat Hyland - Mar 7, 2011

One day every seasoned traveler simply gets bored with all the hotels that look more or less alike. What about livening up your holiday and trying something else? brings you yet another list of crazy hotels around the world. Selected by

Houses on Top of Each Other

The Inntel Hotel in The Netherlands

The Dutch city of Zaandam is home to a hotel that looks like a pile of houses. Designed by Delft studio WAM Architecten, the Inntel Hotel is 40 meters high and has 11 floors. The 160-room hotel consists of overlapping green wooden façades typical of traditional houses in the region.

Staying in a Rodent Cage

Hamster Hotel in France

An 18th century building in the French city of Nantes hides a unique suite called the "Hamster Villa". The guests of the Hamster Hotel can look forward to tasty hamster grain, refreshing workout in a giant wheel and comfortable hay stacks instead of a bed. The suite was designed by two architects who run a company which rents out unusual venues to adventure-seekers.

Cars, Cars, Cars

V8 Hotel in Germany

Stuttgart in Germany is not only an international center of car dealers. It is also home to the V8 Hotel, a car-themed hotel. All rooms and beds are made from various vehicles. The guests can thus sleep in everything from a Morris Minor to a Mercedes and enjoy the 'ride of a lifetime'.

Sleeping in Garbage?

Corona Save the Beach Hotel in Italy

In 2010 Italian Rome saw the opening of the first hotel made completely out of garbage. The hotel Corona Save the Beach Hotel was designed by artist HA Schult who used 12 tons of trash to build a structure featuring five rooms and a reception desk. The garbage was collected from beaches all around Europe and the purpose of building such a hotel was to raise awareness of mounting pollution.

The Biggest Image Building Hotel

Tianzi Hotel in China

The Tianzi Hotel in the Chinese town of Langfang in Hebei province strikes the visitors at first sight. The ten-story hotel known also as The Emperor Hotel and Son of Heaven Hotel was built in 2000 and depicts three gods – Fu, God of fortune, Lu, God of prosperity, and Shou, God of longevity. The hotel made it even to the Guinness World Records as 'the biggest image building'.

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  1. We've been talking about this issue that most hotels look the same except for the "boutiques" somehow.
    So we advised tinorder to retaim repeat customers to have each room with a different motif. One of the beverly Hills 5-star 400rms plush-otels did just that and had great turnover and built up image for free!
    When it was sold, the new owners remodel it back to the boring off-white walls, etc. Go figure!
    Yes, we do have a sequence rational influenced and as a result of Applied Behavioral Sciences we pride that we are in their avant garde!

    Ray Arco (USA)

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