Lotto winners looking for a memorable experience should check out these truly unusual spots!
Let’s be honest: there’s nothing quite like a massive lottery jackpot win to give you the chance to really express your own unique personality.
While some dream of lounging on beaches or relaxing on cruises, you may choose to express yourself by experiencing the exciting, strange and unusual things that life has to offer.
And no matter where your adventures take you, you’ll need accommodations that match the occasion.
Here are 5 weird, one-of-a-kind luxury hotels you may find yourself checking into someday soon!
1. Sleep in the Sky in “The Residence” by Etihad Airways
There are few better feelings as a traveler than reaching your hotel room after a long and cramped flight to your vacation destination.
So why not combine the convenience of intercontinental flights with the comfort of your own hotel room?
That was the thinking behind UAE airline Etihad’s “The Residence”, a posh hotel in the sky that includes three private rooms and a shower, plus a butler and a chef!
Running at around £33,000 for two guests (depending on the flight), this 125-square-foot airborne luxury suite brings new meaning to “extra leg room”!
2. Sleep in the Ice at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway
The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is located at the northern end of Norway and is billed as the “world’s northernmost ice hotel”.
Almost everything in the rooms – from the walls to the furniture and even the glassware –is made of ice and snow!
Rooms are kept at a constant -4 to -7 degrees Celsius, but the hotel also provides a heated service building that features a lounge, restaurant, and saunas. There are also numerous activities for guests to enjoy in the surrounding wilderness.
If a sub-zero sleep nestled in your reindeer hides inside a giant igloo sounds like your idea of fun, you can book a room for around 6,000 Norwegian Krone (or about £555) per night!
3. Sleep Underwater at the Manta Resort, Tanzania
Here’s a great way to “sleep with the fishes” (no, not in the bad, gangster-movie way).
The Underwater Room at the Manta Resort on Africa’s Eastern coastline is the perfect place to experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean!
With three levels — one of which is the underwater sleeping area — Panoramic views of the breathtaking African coastline, and underwater spotlights designed to attract the colourful sea life to your windows at night, this amazing suite is truly like no other!
Room rates starting at around £1150 per night; this taste of true adventure awaits you!
4. Sleep in the Trees at Free Spirit Spheres, Canada
Nestled in the woods on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada are three rather unusual rooms. Each is a perfect sphere, handcrafted from local wood and fiberglass and suspended by ropes from the trees.
The Free Spirit Spheres sway gently in the wind and offer a completely unique sleeping experience.
As the owner states on the website, staying in a sphere is “like being in a nut shell that’s decorated like a palace”.
If you want to experience sleeping in a nutshell, a night in a sphere starts at around £120.
5. Sleep in a Crane at Havenkraan Van Harlingen, Netherlands
Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a harbor freight crane? Me neither.
But honestly, this industrial hotel room on Harlingen shoreline in Netherlands looks seriously sweet!
Stay 45 metres above the ground in the converted machine room, and use the restored controls to rotate your room and take in the 360-degree views of the Dutch waterfront!
If the thought of staying in the crane makes you queasy, you can always stay in the historic lighthouse next to it, also a part of this quirky hotel.
Rates for a stay in the crane start at £300 per night.
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