Are the cold, short days inspiring day dreams of your next
holiday? If your life is being swamped with work, or you're just
feeling the travel bug, then step outside and discover 7 of the
most unusual places to sleep across the globe!
Up in the air
Regarded as one of the most exclusive hotel suites in Costa
Rica, guests can grace the skies in a refurbished vintage 1965
Boeing 727 airframe. Based at the Hotel Costa Verde, this two
bedroom luxury jet complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a
kitchenette, dining room and a terrace view not only offers jungle
views but a beautiful view of the ocean. Guests can even mingle
amongst the locals including the toucans, sloths and monkeys.
Known as the deepest hotel in the world, the historic Salva
Silvermine hotel in Sweden is an impressive 500 feet underground.
For those willing to enter the darkness, guests can use the actual
mine shaft that was used by the miners to collect silver between
the 15th and 20th century.
Take the plunge
The Mantra Resort located on Pemba Island, Tanzania offers
holidaymakers to go under the sea in their underwater room and
submerge themselves into the ocean experience that surrounds
them.The three floor suite, with two above sea level equipped with
bathroom and lounge and one master bedroom below sea level provides
magical scenes of the local reef fish swimming by in the day and
night thanks to spotlights beneath each window.
In the dog house
For all animal lovers out there, the world's largest beagle
otherwise known as ' Willy', can be found at The Dog Bark Park Inn.
This one of a kind B&B will leave tails wagging after staying
in this quirky bed and breakfast in Cottonwood, Idaho. Opened in
2003, by husband and wife , Denis J. Sullivan and Frances Conklin,
the giant dog has been a huge hit. With two bedrooms and a bathroom
along with access to a portable toilet in a model fire hydrant next
On the edge
Only accessible by helicopter or by mountain climbing, this nine
bedroom cabin overlooks the stunning Julian Alps on the Slovenian
and Italian border. Designed by Ofis architects, spending a night
here isn't for the faint hearted. Placed on the rocky Mount Kanin,
guests will have panoramic views of the Triglav mountains , the
Soca valley below and the Adriatic sea.
All the the lights
The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, a surreal hotel in Finland is
just a stone's throw away from the breath-taking Urho Kekkonen
National Park , the largest in Finland. Just north of the Arctic
Circle, the glass Igloos offer perfect views of the Aurora
Borealis. With a variety of suites available, including: queen
suites, log cabins, a traditional house and the glass igloos. If a
cold night's sleep
isn't for you (temperatures can drop to a freezing minus 40
degrees). However the igloos have been constructed with a thermal
glass to keep you warm and to keep your view clear.
No Man's land
No Man's fort, a Victorian era fort that was built in the 1860s
to prevent the French from invading Portsmouth. Situated in the
Solent , around 1.5 miles from the Isle of Wight, it was built as
one of four ports to protect Portsmouth and was relaunched as a
hotel in 2015 and can now hold up to 200 people and sleep 44 guests. It boasts an impressive
22 bedrooms, a bar, sauna, restaurant, seating area and on outdoor
area with hot tubs. For those who are looking for an isolated sleep in the middle of the ocean, hop on
From the lofty peaks of mountains to beneath the earth itself,
those long summer nights on your travels will never be the same
again. Ditch the four-poster and hop on the plane! Where is the
most unusual place you've spent the night? Let us know on Twitter