Some travelers prefer luxury resorts with all-inclusive service, while others would rather budget at chain hotels. However, there are people who want to enhance their vacation by staying in unique hotels around the world! It’s not often that overnight reservations can turn into another activity but unique hotels such as these always enhance the trip itinerary.
Our first blog post shared a hotel constructed completely from ice and another inside the shell of an empty airplane! In the second edition, Jaya Travel & Tours shares more weird and wacky stays that are sure to add an extra layer of novelty to any trip.
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Unique Hotels Around the World
The Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel in Canada is the perfect place to get a taste of prison life. The structure, which was once known as the Carleton County Gaol, was constructed in 1862. Travelers at this spooky spot can join a local walking tour to uncover fascinating details about the location, such as the fact that it was the site of Canada’s final public execution!
This is a truly unique and reasonably priced lodging choice for individuals, families, and groups that is just steps from popular attractions and dynamic neighborhoods. There are private and shared lodging options available at this restored 19th-century prison in downtown Ottawa, including the choice to snooze in an actual jail cell!
A landmark in Nairobi, Giraffe Manor provides one of the most sought-after experiences in the nation. The herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes that interacts with visitors at Giraffe Manor is what sets it apart and makes it one of the most extraordinary experiences in the world. These enormous animals occasionally stick their heads through bedroom windows or join visitors for breakfast by sneakily peeping in through the windows and doors in search of a quick breakfast.
The manor was created in 1932 as a colonial hunting lodge, and Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville acquired it in 1974. Later, in 1979, the couple established the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) and moved Daisy and Marlon, two critically endangered Rothschild Giraffes, into their residence.
The glass igloos of Kakslauttanen offer such a distinctive setting that guests regularly return for additional stays. Sleeping under the open sky surrounded by pristine white snow and the mystic northern lights is something that all travelers should experience!
This hotel is almost at the northernmost point of continental Europe, buried deep among the Arctic Wilderness. The northernmost point of Lapland, Rovaniemi, is about a 3-hour journey from Kakslauttanen. The East and the West communities comprise the bulk of the Arctic Resort.
The cabins are enormous, comfortably accommodating six to ten people, and are fully furnished with a kitchen, sauna, shower, and bathroom. Regarding tours, Kakslauttanen collaborates with numerous regional businesses that provide outstanding customer service. Lunch in the woods and interaction with the locals are frequently included with the tours.
One of the most unique stays around the world is Betram’s Hotel because of its size and aesthetic charm. The double-decker tour bus used to ride around the streets of London for nearly ten years but now remains parked at the grounds of Fosfelle Country House.
Everything inside has been remodeled to fit an 1850s aesthetic, which is inspired by author Agatha Christie! The bus was even given the name “Bertram’s Hotel” after Christie’s novel At Bertram’s Hotel.
Situated near the bottom of the paddock, with its own fenced outdoor sitting area, guests are often visited by the 3 alpacas and 2 mini donkeys as they graze their days away.
The Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station, located in Indianapolis, is a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 26 Pullman train car rooms, which make up the majority of the hotel’s 273 guest rooms, are its most sought-after feature.
The 13 railway cars, which are still attached to their original rails, each include two guest rooms with names and decor inspired by notable figures from the 1900s, including Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Cole Porter, and Jean Harlow. Additionally, each car has its own distinctive interior design that combines traditional and modern elements to reflect the life of its namesake.
The hotel still serves as a working railroad station, with regular train service. The ambiance of the hotel, where guests can truly experience living in a functioning railroad station, is enhanced by the muffled choo-choos and soft vibrations of the trains as they pass through the structure.
Explore Unique Hotels with Jaya!
After a long day of travel, you need somewhere safe and comfortable to rest your feet. Why settle for a boring accommodation when there are hotels in jails and train cars? These special spots are just a few of the marvelous and unique hotels that exist across the world, and helping people travel the world in search of exciting new experiences is what Jaya does best.