Oftentimes, those who are planning vacations will opt to skimp on accommodations so that there’s extra money for activities at their destinations. For some, we suppose, this makes sense. However, one should never discount the importance that the quality of your accommodations can have when it comes to the overall quality of your vacation.
In fact, there may be certain instances in which your accommodations become the focal point of your vacation. This is especially true of the 15 insane hotels on this list. Each one is incredibly unique, offering an experience you simply won’t be able to get anywhere else.
From a hotel built into a hill, to one that’s made entirely out of ice, these insane hotels need to be seen in order to be believed. So, let’s take a look!
1. IceHotel (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)
A hotel made entirely out of ice; do we really need to say more? To stay here, you’ll have to travel north of the Arctic circle.
2. Ashford Castle (Mayo, Ireland)
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to live in a castle? You can do just that at Ashford Castle, which actually used to belong to the Guinness family. (Yes, that Guinness!)
3. Jade Mountain (St. Lucia)
As if the sweeping and beautiful views of this hotel weren’t enough, there’s an incredible infinity pool and bar from which those views can be enjoyed!
4. One & Only Reethi Rah (Maldives)
There are plenty of places for the overwater bungalow experience in Maldives, but none gives you the “private island” feel quite like this one does.
5. Magic Mountain Lodge (Chile)
When staying here you’ll feel like you’ve set foot into a real-life fairy tale, just as the builder of this hotel intended.
6. Thorngrove Manor Hotel (Adelaide, Australia)
If the Magic Mountain Lodge wasn’t your idea of a fairy-tale vacation, then perhaps this exclusive property in Australia will scratch your itch.
7. Katikies Hotel (Santorini, Greece)
Literally built into the bright-white cliff faces of the island, this hotel pervades with luxury and refinement.
8. Amangiri Resort (Utah)
The landscape of Utah is unlike any other on the planet. This 5-star hotel understands this, making sure the views are always front and center.
9. Neemrana Fort Palace (Jaipur, India)
Those who are looking for the authentic experience when traveling to India would be well advised to check out this classic hotel in Jaipur.
10. Amberley Castle (West Sussex, England)
With only 19 guest rooms in total, this massive castle offers one of the most exclusive stays in all of England.
11. Cabanes Als Arbres (Spain)
As a kid, you dreamed of being able to live in a tree house. As an adult, you can get just that experience at Cabanes Als Arbres.
12. Crazy Horse Hotel (Dalat, Vietnam)
Just take a look at this hotel, and you’ll understand why it’s on this list. It’s also incredibly cheap to stay at, costing only around $20 USD per night.
13. Hotel Villa Honegg (Switzerland)
Open for over a century, this stunning hotel has only room enough for around 50 guests. This keeps things as serene as they appear!
14. Ice Hotel (Quebec, Canada)
Was that Ice Hotel in Sweden too far way for your travel budget? Then why not try this Canadian Ice Hotel that can be reached in a fraction of the travel time.
15. Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, California)
Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and this wonderful Mid-Century style hotel may be the best place at which to experience it.