Hotels are generally located in places close to the beach or mountains. Because it is identified as a pleasant place to stay, hotels are generally equipped with facilities that make it easier for their guests. But different from the extreme hotels in the following world. Some require a struggle even to arrive at the room.
Want to know where are the extreme hotels in the world? Check out the list in the following review, OK!
For Indonesians who have two seasons, it feels like staying at one of the extreme hotels in the world will be a challenge. The name of this hotel is Icehotel which is located in Jukkasjarvi Village and this hotel is made entirely of the natural ice of the Torne River.
This extreme and charming hotel is in the north of Sweden. This may sound weirder, but hotel buildings are temporary and seasonal. In summer, the parts melt and have to be rebuilt when winter comes again. The hotel is open from December to April.
Although there are many nice hotels in the world, the Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi is the first ice hotel and has been operating since 1990. Although it looks easy to stay at this hotel, it is a big challenge.
In this hotel, there is no heating and the temperature of all rooms is around -5oC. In addition, most of the facilities and equipment are made of natural ice, even bars, and glasses. Oh yes, the rooms in this hotel do not have bathrooms. All showers and warm accommodations are in a nearby warm facility.
Address: Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Operating Hours: Open December – April
Phone: +46980 668 00
- Attrap Reves Allauch
Have you ever dreamed of getting on a spaceship and flying around in outer space? Dreams will come true in one of the world’s most extreme hotels. This family-owned company provides a spaceship-like atmosphere.
The name of this hotel is Attrap Reves, which translates to ‘dream catcher’ or ‘dream catcher’. Tucked away in the depths of the Provencal pine forest, this hotel is just six miles from the Marseille St Charles train station. Visitors can momentarily get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This bubble-shaped hotel is less than half an hour’s drive from the hilltop basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde and here visitors will have panoramic views of the city skyline, plus the seafood restaurants of the old harbor.
Even though it is in the form of a thin bubble, privacy at this hotel is guaranteed, as is the presence of a private bathroom. Although the hotel feels isolated, visitors can easily visit the potters of Aubagne or the nearby town of Allauch overlooking Marseilles.
Address: Chemin de la Ribassière, 13190 Allauch, France
Operating Hours: 09.30–18.30 (French Time)
Phone: +33 4 91 72 10 89
- Palacio de Sal
How about you stay in a hotel made of salt? What does it taste like? The Palacio de Sal in Bolivia is one of the most extreme hotels in the world. Almost the same concept as a hotel in Sweden that uses ice, this hotel in Bolivia uses salt from the Salar de Uyuni salt flat.
The 48,500-square-foot hotel is set in the middle of the Bolivian desert and almost everything in this large hotel is made of salt, including the buildings and furniture. The 30 rooms in this hotel look simple but still stylish.
Each room has a private tiled bathtub and temperature control. The beds and chairs in the common areas are made of salt, but the plush blankets and pillows make for a comfortable stay. From the dining room window, you can see a beautiful view of the salt flats.
Dishes here include locally raised llamas and lamb and the hotel’s specialty is salted chicken. Beyond the uniqueness of this secluded hotel, the charm of this area is the Zen-like expanse of the world’s largest salt flat and its star-filled night sky.
Address: A 25 Km de Uyuni, Colchani, Bolivia
Phone: +591 68420888
- Hotel Null Stern
This is the most extreme hotel in the world with a quite challenging idea. This hotel is a Null Stern. Have you ever imagined spending the night in a hotel without ceilings and walls? You will get that experience at this Null Stern hotel in the Alps, Switzerland. You will sleep under the stars close to nature.
The hotel’s slogan says that the only star is you. The initial part of the Null Stern Hotel project started in the summer of 2020, and will hopefully continue to operate next summer. This is a brilliant work of art that sits on top of a mountain.
Address: Schletterstrasse 13, 9064 Gonten, Switzerland
Phone: +41 71 898 33 00
- Hotel Faralda Crane
Located in the Netherlands, this hotel is different from other hotels because it is not located on land. The hotel sits atop a monumental wharf crane. This crazy idea makes the Faralda one of the extreme hotels in the world. Previously, this hotel was just an old wharf crane.
Now after restoration, now a five-star 3-bedroom hotel in Amsterdam this is becoming quite popular among adventure and extreme activities lovers. Apart from that, Faralda is a great place for private and corporate parties, music events, and so on.
This hotel is specially visited by CEOs, high-ranking company workers, and famous people. The price of staying here is quite high and starts from 1300 US dollars per room. Guests can also rent a helicopter to arrive at this hotel at an additional cost.
Address: NDSM-Plein 78, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 760 6161
- Cumberland Caverns
There’s nothing more challenging than trying to get to your room on a road that makes you sweat. At Cumberland Caverns in Tennessee, you’ll descend a 20-foot wooden staircase, through narrow alleyways and crawl along muddy paths before reaching your bed.
Visitors will live in a 10 ha space among the stalactites. Breakfast is served in the Volcano Room, 333 feet underground. The beauty of camping in a cave is that there are no insects and no one gets caught in the rain. If you’re lucky, you can catch a concert by a local band, bluegrass.
Address: 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110, United States
Operating Hours: 09.00 – 17.00
Phone: +1 931-668-4396
- Hotel Artic
Ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in an igloo surrounded by snow in Greenland? If you like wilderness and secluded places, Hotel Arctic could be the right place for you.
Located in Ilulissat in eastern Greenland, you’ll sleep in an aluminum igloo overlooking the picturesque Disco Bay. Ilulissat is known as the birthplace of Knud Rasmussen, the famous polar explorer, the first European to cross the Northwest Passage on a dog sled.
Outside, you’ll see icebergs slide soundlessly through windows and whales crashing through the icy waters. Is this extreme enough?
Address: Mittarfimmut Aqq. B-1128, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
Phone: +299 94 41 53
- Sala Silver Gruva
Sala Silver Gruva is one of the most extreme hotels in the world located 155 meters underground, in Sweden. From the 16th century, Sala was the most valuable and largest silver mine in Sweden.
After centuries of exploitation, the precious metal had been exhausted, leaving only the dugouts, elevators, and empty tunnels. Currently, the Sala Silver Gruva is included in the list of extreme hotels because it is considered the deepest hotel in the world.
My temperature is always 2oC, but rooms can be warmed to a comfortable degree. Apart from that, this hotel is the only hotel with this kind of facilities. Sala Silver Gruva has rooms with comfortable double beds and of course furnished with silver furniture.
What makes this hotel even more extreme is the fact that the only way of communication downstairs is an intercom connection with the hotel receptionist because there is no network here. Pretty gruesome isn’t it to experience life in a mine without any outside connections?
Address: Drottning Christinas väg 9A, 733 36 Sala, Sweden
Phone: +46 224 67 72 60
- Jules’ Undersea Lodge
Want to feel the adventure of water. Instead, you can dive just 21 feet below the surface through a mangrove lagoon in Florida. Jules’ Undersea Lodge is named in honor of the fantastical world created by writer Jules Verne.
The hotel was originally a research habitat and is now a hotel for six people. Guests with diving certificates are invited to enjoy unlimited diving. As for beginners, it takes a three-hour course to reach the hotel.
Address: 51 Shoreland Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States
Operating Hours: Closed Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday – Sunday 8.00 – 15:00 (US time)
Phone: +1 305-451-2353
- Skylodge Purwakarta
Well, this extreme hotel in the world which is in the 10th position is in Purwakarta, West Java. If you’ve heard of Skylodge Adventure Suites Peru, this hotel in Purwakarta also has the same concept. But the height of this hotel beats the Skylodge in Peru.
This hanging hotel or skylodge in Purwakarta is the highest in the world. Located at an altitude of 122 meters, higher than the Peru Skylodge which is about 400 to 900 meters. This hotel is indeed inspired by the Peruvian Skylodge, so it’s no wonder the design looks similar.
To arrive at the hotel room, you have to climb a cliff with a height of 500 meters and hang your body on a rope (tyrolean) to cross. Can also use Ferrata or an iron ladder to climb.
Address: Pasanggrahan, Tegal Waru, Pasanggrahan, Tegal Waru, Purwakarta Regency, West Java 41165
Operating Hours: 24 hours
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