Top Four Unique and Intriguing Places to Visit
Updated: Apr 5
1. The Ice Hotel
Located in Northern Sweden, this hotel is rebuilt every year with ice and snow. Though there are other ice hotels across the world, this hotel is the original. Created in 1989, this hotel is a temporary home to thousands of guests each year.
What it offers: Since the Temperatures inside the hotel stay at -5 C. guests are provided with special sleeping bags designed to handle the extreme cold conditions. However, just as a precaution, it can't hurt to pack your warmest onesie or thermal layer.
If you're interested in art, the cold guest rooms are equipped with beautiful sculptures created by artists around the world.
Guests are recommended to spend one night only in the cold hotel rooms, and the rest of their stay in the warm rooms.
The hotel also offers wedding ceremonies in the ice ceremony hall.
During your stay, you can go dog sledding, skiing, or you can take up a course in sculpting with the hotel's instructor. You can also check out the Northern Lights while you're there.
Whatever you choose to do while at the ice hotel will be a memory that'll stay with you for years.
As you may have guessed, Hobbiton is the set used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's the perfect vacation trip for all Lord of the Ring's fanatics everywhere. Set in Matamata New Zealand, this green paradise is reminiscent of everything we remember from the movies.
What it offers: Guests can sign up for tours around the movie set.. You can explore all that the shire has to offer, to the first and second breakfast, to the evening banquet.
You can also have a taste of the brews from the movie, all within the Green Dragon.
Hobbiton also offers accommodations for private events such as birthday parties or weddings.
This dream getaway can make anyone feel like they're starring in the movie themselves. It'll definitely be something to brag about to any fan of the Lord of the Rings.
3. The Henn Na Hotel
The automaton takeover may be coming faster than we expected. This hotel in Nagasaki Japan is the first of it's kind to be staffed by robots.
The lobby is prehistoric themed, with a T-rex sticking out of the wall across from the entrance. At the front desk are two mechanical velociraptors ready to assist you.
What it offers:
Facial recognition. Say goodbye to the days of losing or forgetting your room key. The hotel uses a facial recognition system to prevent a possible loss of room keys.
Each room consists of a robotic talking egg. With it's ability to perform actions based on voice commands, this little egg acts like the Alexa created by Amazon.
The guests also have access to the vending machines, also known as smart kisosks, inside the hotel.
Jump straight into the future with this unforgettable hotel added to your bucket list.
4. Giraffe Manor
Located in Nairobi Kenya, Giraffe Manor is home to any wild life enthusiast. Although pricey, this vacation may be worth the visit.
What it offers:
Giraffe Manor provides up front contact with the beautifully tall creatures. The giraffes are known to stick their heads inside the hotel windows. You can feed these adorable creatures right from the palm of your hand as you dine.