Have you ever thought about staying in a hotel with a difference? Then we’ve found 5 unusual places from around the world for you to try, from a crocodile shaped hotel in the northern territory of Australia to a hotel with very special mealtime guests in Kenya.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China
Known as the Moon Hotel due to its LED lighting effects which resemble a glowing moon at night. The hotel is situated on the Taihu Lake in between Nanjing and Shanghai. It rises 27 floors above water, allowing all rooms to have good views and has 2 floors below water which complete its oval shape. If you love architecture this is the place for you.
Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu National Park, Australia
Situated in the Kakadu World Heritage National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory in the township of Jabiru. The hotel is shaped to resemble Kakadu’s most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. The hotel is perfectly located for discovering the spectacular landscape and the ancient Aboriginal culture on offer, not to mention Kakadu’s famous inhabitants.
Keemala Hotel, Phuket
Nestled away from the crowds in the rainforest of Kamala, 5 minutes from Kamala Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach lies the Keemala Hotel a holistic, spa hotel made up of villas, cottages and elevated pods offering views of the rainforest and the Andaman Sea. A getaway from it all place to chill and relax.
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Giraffe Manor is set in12 acres, within 140 acres of forest in Langata suburb and one of Nairobi’s iconic colonial buildings. Famous for being home to around 20 endangered Rothschild giraffes who have free reign to walk from the giraffe centre to Giraffe Manor, visiting at mealtimes in search of a treat or two by poking their long necks through open windows. Breakfast with the giraffes is a must.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
In the middle of Lake Pichola and with a backdrop of the Aravalli mountains sits the Taj Lake Palace, an 18th century former summer palace spread across a 4 acre private island, which looks like it is floating on the lake. The Hotel is situated 40 minutes from Udaipur airport and reached by a 5 minute boat ride. It doesn’t get more peaceful than this place.
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