For the average traveler, a hotel room is merely a rest stop, with the real adventure starting once you leave its comfort. But in these weird and wonderful hotels – from sea critters to freezing temperatures – trekkers don’t have to look beyond their enclosed walls for a thrill:
Weird & Wonderful Hotels: Capsule Hotel, Japan
If you’re claustrophobic, opt against the Capsule Hotel in Japan. True to its name, the space-saving, dirt-cheap accommodation is a stack of fiberglass blocks, measuring 2m by 1m by 1.25m, with just enough room to sleep in. Despite the cost-saving, overnight solution, the hotel is fully equipped with wireless, television and communal laundry rooms.
Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
Under the sea, in an octopus’ garden in the shade, lies the Poseidon Undersea Resort. Conceived by the president of U.S Submarines, L. Bruce Jones, the hotel is constructed 40 feet under crystal clear waters of a 5,000 acre Fiji lagoon.
It’s accessed by an elevator and consists of three types of accommodation – above the ground with a private beach, over the water, and on the ocean floor. If you have thousands to fork over a night, you’re privy to a fully equipped luxury hotel – spa, bar, restaurant, and gym to boot – with panoramic views of the ocean and its critters, making it one of the world’s most wonderful hotels.