Why stay in a regular luxury suite when you can lodge at one of the most unusual hotels in the world? This selection features extraordinary retreats from a rustic adventure on
Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile to a stay in a "ger" in a national park in Mongolia. Enjoy these unique hotels or go to our current list of Top 10 Extreme Hotels, which is updated every year.
Robinson Crusoe Island Robinson Crusoe's Cave
Intrepid travelers willing to make the trek to Robinson Crusoe Island (formerly Mas-A-Tierra) off the coast of Chile can actually overnight in the cave...Read the full review
Gobi Three Camel Lodge Gers are the traditional felt tents inhabited by Mongolian nomadic farmers. But unlike most of the gers available to travelers, those at Three Camel Lodge are actually stylish.Read the full review
Waitomo The Hobbit Motel
If you're into all things Middle Earth, then a stay at The Hobbit Motel is sure to appeal. Numerous scenes in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy were filmed in New Zealand's dramatic landscapes...Read the full review
call the Ice Hotel cool is to make an extreme understatement.
It is — quite literally — frigid. Built entirely
of snow and ice, and rebuilt every winter, this chilly
monument to ingenuity features a movie room, chapel
and bedrooms in which even the beds are frozen. Don't
fear, though. Specially designed thermal sleeping bags
on reindeer pelts are guaranteed to keep you warm at
night. Hot spot aficionados should be sure to hit the
Absolut Icebar, where drinks are served in ice glasses.