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World's weirdest hotels

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Although technically the hotel doesn’t exist yet, it is certainly the most original and obscure yet. Deep Ocean Technology is a company on a mission to build the world’s first underwater hotel and it has recently been reported that Dubai, that lavish playground of the tax-free, may play host to the world’s first one. Comprised of two discs, each above and below water (up to 10 metres beneath the sea surface), the hotel would enable guests to appreciate the beauty of the underwater world without the need for breathing apparatus. The design looks like something Disney would be proud of. (None/None)
Although technically the hotel doesn’t exist yet, it is certainly the most original and obscure yet. Deep Ocean Technology is a company on a mission to build the world’s first underwater hotel and it has recently been reported that Dubai, that lavish playground of the tax-free, may play host to the world’s first one. Comprised of two discs, each above and below water (up to 10 metres beneath the sea surface), the hotel would enable guests to appreciate the beauty of the underwater world without the need for breathing apparatus. The design looks like something Disney would be proud of. (None/None)
Based in the heart of the Sierra del Montseny, just outside Barcelona, Cabanas als arbres is an ecological haven where childhood treetop fantasies are brought to life. Surrounded by the beautiful Forest of The Guilleries, it offers nature-loving guests to spend the night in one of ten bespoke tree houses. It has an ecological commitment, so that means no electricity or running water, but all guests have access to The Vileta, a traditional fourteenth-century country house which has showers, a bar and swimming pool. You can become Mogli for the day, feeling part of the ecosystem to appreciate the charm of its surroundings in your very own nest. (None/None)
Based in the heart of the Sierra del Montseny, just outside Barcelona, Cabanas als arbres is an ecological haven where childhood treetop fantasies are brought to life. Surrounded by the beautiful Forest of The Guilleries, it offers nature-loving guests to spend the night in one of ten bespoke tree houses. It has an ecological commitment, so that means no electricity or running water, but all guests have access to The Vileta, a traditional fourteenth-century country house which has showers, a bar and swimming pool. You can become Mogli for the day, feeling part of the ecosystem to appreciate the charm of its surroundings in your very own nest. (None/None)
Latvia’s former military prison opens its metal-barred doors for guests who fancy more of an unlawful overnight experience. Karostas Cietums has remained unchanged since its beginnings in Tsarist times and is a treat for those who’d relish the chance to ‘do time’. It was built with the cheery ethos of breaking its inhabitants’ spirit, so forget the basic hotel rule of hospitality, these guests will be treated to the delights of an authentic prison meal and sleep in a prison bunk. Inmates get the opportunity to step into the shoes of a prisoner, as until 1997, it served as a place where military persons served their terms for breach of discipline. Prospective visitors must sign ‘The Agreement’ before their stay, contractually obliging them to be treated as detainees - abuse from guards included. (None/None)
Latvia’s former military prison opens its metal-barred doors for guests who fancy more of an unlawful overnight experience. Karostas Cietums has remained unchanged since its beginnings in Tsarist times and is a treat for those who’d relish the chance to ‘do time’. It was built with the cheery ethos of breaking its inhabitants’ spirit, so forget the basic hotel rule of hospitality, these guests will be treated to the delights of an authentic prison meal and sleep in a prison bunk. Inmates get the opportunity to step into the shoes of a prisoner, as until 1997, it served as a place where military persons served their terms for breach of discipline. Prospective visitors must sign ‘The Agreement’ before their stay, contractually obliging them to be treated as detainees - abuse from guards included. (None/None)

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