Unique accommodation across Europe

Ice Hotel

One great part of travel is the thrill you get from the random and deliciously quirky places you find yourself. Just a few weeks ago I was thrilled to find myself sleeping on an 8×10 square foot floor with 2 other people on a tiny fishing island in the Yellow Sea. Why? Because it’s an 8×10 foot floor on a tiny island in the Yellow Sea.

For those travelers who are willing to spend a little more, there are some really unique hotels across Europe that would be quite a thrill to experience. Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden definitely provides a unique lodging experience. Guests can sleep on an ice block lined with reindeer skin in rooms made entirely of ice and snow. In Ottensheim, Austria, travelers can sleep in rooms built into immense drainpipes at Das Park Hotel. Why not stay 10 meters above ground in the tree house hotel Baumhaus in Germany? (advertised as child-friendly)

For an extensive list of accommodations like these, check out this website.

Posted by | Comments (4)  | August 9, 2010
Category: Europe, Hospitality, Hostels/Hotels


4 Responses to “Unique accommodation across Europe”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    The ice hotel looks like it would be a cool retreat. It definitely would be a different experience from the same old, same old hotel.

  2. Michael Says:

    I understand the appeal of staying in quirky hotels and unusual digs – like ice hotels. Maybe it’s just that – as you said – I’m not willing (or able) to spend a little more most of the time. So I enjoy them vicariously through the glossy magazines I read.

    Instead when I travel, I look for cool, original hotels within my budget – some have interesting quirks about them too, like the hotel where Mozart once lived, or the hostel that used to be an old Slovenian jail. And some are just amazing places to stay – because the hosts are so friendly or the vibe is just so welcoming, or the breakfasts so delicious – and still, they don’t break the bank.

    That said, it does sound cool to sleep on 8×10 foot floor on a tiny island in the Yellow Sea!

    You can check out our guide to original hotels for budget-minded travelers at Darn Good Digs – http://www.darngooddigs.com.

  3. Mellisa Says:

    Looks Good. I really liked visiting these accommodation pictures.

    Mellisa,
    Cottages Scotland

  4. Pierre Says:

    Places like that have their very own type of fascination and tend to make me spend more without regretting it. Money comes and goes, but the experience stays 😉 Thus, this will be a place to remember if i make it to Sweden in the near future, which is one of my many travel plans. Thank you for sharing this!