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Three Camel Lodge in Mongolia

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.

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CANADA

Québec
Hôtel de Glace

While most luxury hotels can expect a major upgrade every decade or so, the Hôtel de Glace is created anew each winter...Read the full review

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CHILE

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...Read the full review

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ENGLAND

Sunninghill
Dovecote

Rescued and lovingly treated to a five-year restoration, the Dovecote is a singular lodging. The centuries-old building...Read the full review

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GERMANY

Berlin
Propeller Island City Lodge
The property features rooms like an Upside Down Room, another bathed solely in the color orange, and a jail cell-style...Read the full review

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MONGOLIA

Gobi
Three Camel Lodge
Gers are the traditional felt tents inhabited by Mongolian nomadic farmers. But unlike most of the gers available to travelers...Read the full review

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NEW ZEALAND

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...Read the full review

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SPAIN

Baron Island, Murcia
Frank Lloyd Wright Watchtower

Half an hour off the southern coast of Spain, Baron Island was the former royal hunting ground of King Amadeo of Saboya...Read the full review

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SWEDEN

Jukkasjarvi

www.icehotel.com

The Ice Hotel in Sweden

To 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.

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WALES

Llandudno
The Lighthouse

Built in 1862, this is not your typical lighthouse. Departing from the expected circular architecture, the property resembles...Read the full review





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