Friday, September 29, 2006

You Slept Where?!?

The following are some of the worlds strangest hotels!


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Ariau Towers Hotel

Brazil

Not for the acrophobic, this hotel lets you sleep in the treetops of the Amazon Rainforest. "Tarzan's house," for example, is perched on stilts, 80 feet above ground. Situated on the bank of the Negro River, Ariau's apartments, suites and tree houses are linked by a series of catwalks. Rates start at $280 per night and include meals and tours.

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Hydropalace

Qingdao, China

Scheduled to open in 2009, the Hydropalace in Qingdao, China, will be anchored in the Yellow Sea in water that is 16 to 20 meters deep at low tide. Guests will arrive at the hotel by yacht, which will also go to a planned land-based hydrotower, scheduled to open for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Rates for suites are expected to be well above those for five-star properties. Regular rooms are to be priced in the range of other five-star properties.


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Ice Hotel

Quebec, Canada

The Ice Hotel is created anew each year out of 15,000 pounds of snow and 500 pounds of ice. The 34-room hotel features an ice chapel, two art galleries and a host of outdoor activities. The temperature inside the hotel ranges from 23 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit and the beds are carved from ice. Happily, the bathrooms are not--the heated facilities are in the adjacent hotel. The hotel is open from January to April, with rates starting at about $175 per night.


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Jules Undersea Lodge

Key Largo, Fla.

This former research lab is located underwater in a tropical mangrove habitat, and guests must scuba dive 21 feet to get to the main lobby. It can accommodate up to six guests, and each air-conditioned room features a 42-inch window in the water. The dining room has custom mermaid and "mer-man" tables. Our only question: Where's the pool? Rates range from $250 to $395 per night.

4 of you stopped by and said:

At 1:21 PM, Blogger brian said...

Hi Bored,

Are you a travel agent now? At least you should get a kickback from the advertising. :)

I hope you have a great weekend where ever you are sleeping.

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Let's see - I'm scared of heights, can't swim and hate being underwater. You've covered all my phobias in one posting!

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger FelineFrisky said...

Hey, great info! Cool places, rates aren't bad either. Except for the chinese water torture hotel. lol How very cool. Nice reporting! D :}

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger BarnGoddess said...

hey! The tree hotel is kinda neat :) the ice hotel, forget it!!! nuttin' fun about being cold-brrrrrrrrrrrr

 

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