10 Most unique & bizarre hotels to see in 2022

8 min readJan 6, 2022


Photo: Julius Yls — Trullo Incanto d’Itria Resort — Alberobello, Italy

It’s a new year and these are 10 of the most unique and bizarre hotels for you to add to your travel list.

Needing inspiration for unique and bizarre hotels to see in 2022? What makes a holiday truly remarkable and memorable is having a unique stay and experience. After the past two years of putting travel on hold, I think it’s time to create and plan for a unique experience. From private resorts, sleeping in the jungle, or staying in an Igloo, keep reading on for ten of the most unique and bizarre hotels to see in 2022.

Photo: Luca Oliveri (click to see the profile on Framey) Trullo Incanto d’Itria Resort — Alberobello, Italy
  1. Trullo Incanto d’Itria Resort — Alberobello, Italy

    A great location in a beautiful setting, 30 mins to the sea, and a personal concierge service known as a “Guest Angel” completely dedicated to you and your needs — Trullo Incanto d’Itria Resort has it all.

    It is a complex of traditional Trulli with modern amenities that offer the best outdoor living and make you feel like you have your own private resort. A trullo is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. This style of construction is specific to this region of Italy and makes the stay even more unique. The extensive gardens are beautifully landscaped and feature ancient olive trees to make for the ultimate escape in paradise. Trullo Incanto d’Itria Resort has a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, so you can do all your cooking and embrace the outdoor living style.

    2. ICEHOTEL — Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

    Spending a night in the freezing cold is not a choice many people would make, but it makes for a unique, unforgettable experience. The ICEHOTEL was founded in 1989 and is completely reconstructed every year using snow, ice, and “snice” (a combination of water, air, and snow) from the nearby Torne River and they leave it to melt every spring. It’s a unique and ephemeral beauty of rooms and suites that border on an art installation as each of the 65 rooms and suites are sculpted by different artists.

    Sleeping in one of the ICEHOTEL rooms is something you’ll remember forever because they are kept at -5 Celsius day and night. They give you thermals, boots, and a very thick sleeping bag and you lay down to sleep on a reindeer pelt. But don’t worry if the cold gets to be too much for you, there are designated ‘warm rooms’ throughout the property. These ‘warm rooms’ house a lounge area, bathrooms, and saunas and are open 24/7.
Photo: Ramona Jones (click to see her profile on Framey) — The Newt in Somerset, England

3. The Newt in Somerset — Somerset, England

In the making for 6 years, The Newt in Somerset is one of the most exceptional country house hotels Britain has ever seen. It’s a unique retreat for anyone wanting to connect with nature and unwind completely in country living.

The Newt in Somerset is an elegant Georgian country estate set on 800 acres of beautiful woodland, farmland, and gardens. It is not only a hotel but also a farm, orchards, gardens and has a restaurant and garden museum on the site. There is also a spa complete with a gym that looks out onto the vegetable gardens.

Each room is uniquely designed and has a particular view that is special to the room. Some examples are room number 3 that overlooks the croquet lawn, number two a view over the Victorian pond, and number one a view of the apple orchards.

Photo: Antonio Pozo Galiano (click to see his profile on Framey) Koza Cave Hotel — Cappadocia, Turkey

3. Koza Cave Hotel — Cappadocia, Turkey

Koza Cave Hotel is a true Turkish delight hidden along the hills of Cappadocia with eco-friendly Dutch influences.

With 10 magnificent rooms, panoramic views of the town of Göreme, and outstanding service throughout your stay, you’re guaranteed a truly relaxing retreat with minimal environmental impact. They restored it using reclaimed stone, iron, and wooden building materials and you will find beautiful, recycled materials throughout the hotel, as well as handcrafted furniture in every room. In each cave bedroom, you also have magnificent views of the fairy chimneys, fascinating rock formations, that are popular in the region.

Photo: Bella Nomade (click to see her profile on Framey) Arctic SnowHotel— Rovaniemi, Finland

4. Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos — Rovaniemi, Finland

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos is a slightly bizarre stay as you are staying at the Arctic Circle and sleeping under a 360º glass roof. It’s only a 20-minute drive from Santa Claus Village!

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos is one of the biggest in Nordic countries as it boasts 30 rooms, an ice restaurant for 150 people, and an ice chapel. What makes this stay truly unique is the 360-degree glass roof that is designed for you to see the Northern Lights — a truly magical event that everyone should see in their life! Enjoy the complimentary aurora alarm and truly wake up to enjoy the lights when they appear!

5. Berggasthaus Aescher Wildkirchli — Wasserauen, Switzerland

This 170-year-old Swiss guesthouse is literally built into a cliff, and its back wall comprises the rock itself, which makes it the most bizarre hotel on this list. Its precarious perch makes it difficult to get to, and it’s only accessible after a steep hike along a mountain path or via cable car. The owners used a helicopter to bring a piano into the living room! It was originally a home for farmers and guests have been staying at it since 1940. Nearby are the Wildkirchli Caves, which also make for great exploration.

Photo: Rod Ruales (click to see his profile on Framey) ParkRoyal Collection Pickering — Singapore

6. ParkRoyal Collection Pickering — Singapore

Stunning architecture, sustainable development, and a beautiful pool and champagne in the morning make this hotel stand out on the list and a perfect holiday for those wanting to reduce their environmental impact.

The PARKROYAL Pickering boasts 15,000 square meters of greenery and prides itself on being eco-friendly. It uses rainwater collected from the upper floors to trickle down and keep everything fresh and solar cells absorb sunlight during the day and use it to power the landscape lighting at night. There is minimal strain on air-conditioning because vertical greenery shields the west-facing walls.

The PARKROYAL Pickering has even increased the area’s biodiversity by attracting birds and butterflies with its sky gardens draped with tropical flora. It truly is a unique sight in the middle of downtown Singapore.

7. Milos Breeze — Pollonia, Greece

Craving just a dreamy escape? Milos Breeze is a luxurious boutique hotel in Pollonia that gives you stunning panoramic Aegean Sea views. The hotel is traditional Cycladic architecture with a sleek minimalist modern aesthetic. Each room is flooded with natural lights because of the large glass window doors that open to either a private balcony or terrace. Beautiful gardens surround the property, so it makes for the ultimate tranquil escape.

Photo: Pasquale Carlucci (click to see his profile on Framey)— The Porch House — Stow-on-the-Wold, UK

8. The Porch House — Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom

The Porch House is thought to be the oldest inn in England, with parts of the building dating back to 947 AD, and is perfect for any history lovers on the list. The 13 rooms, of all shapes and sizes, are decorated in quiet colors with hessian flooring and have pleasing retro furnishings, from desks fashioned out of old Singer sewing machine tables to 1930s light switches. The Porch House offers amazing, traditional British pub cuisine with sophisticated twists, all largely based on locally sourced ingredients and sticking to local traditions.

9. Juma Amazon Lodge — Autazes, Brazil

Within the pristine Amazon Rainforest, the Juma Amazon Lodge connects you to the natural and cultural wonders of the jungle.

It’s a unique hotel in that you literally get to stay in the jungle but also have many experiences for your stay. From visiting Lake Tres Chimbads on a catamaran, a jungle hike, or searching for a good deal of wildlife. This is the perfect unique hotel to stay at it if you are craving a bit of adventure.

Photo: Matthew Massa (click to see his profile on Framey)— EcoCamp Patagonia — Torres del Paine, Chile

10. EcoCamp Patagonia — Torres del Paine, Chile

Eco Camp Patagonia offers the opportunity to go glamping in the beautiful Patagonian wilderness.

Built in 1999, the EcoCamp Patagonia is the world’s first geodesic dome hotel with a 100% sustainable setup. The entire camp is solar-powered with compostable toilets. It’s also the only hotel in the area where you can fall asleep under the stars and wake up in the beauty of nature.

While any of the places above can make for an amazing holiday, if you want to venture out and explore the surrounding areas, the Framey App is perfect for this. Framey is a mobile app that wants to inspire users to find remarkable spots on the planet and take beautiful photos along the way.

Framey has a long list of attractions and collections you can see about a chosen town, and you can find the exact location of these attractions by using the Nearby map. This section features photos of every attraction, so it makes it very easy to find things!

Before your trip, you can use the Save Feature on the Framey App and create a personalized collection of the attractions, or restaurants you want to visit. With so many places to choose from in a new town, I always enjoy having a list of recommendations so I can ensure I’m going to have the best meal and experience. Instead of spending hours researching online, I love that the Framey App already does this for me!

Regardless of how you choose to spend your holiday at any of the unique and bizarre places above, I’m sure you will have a great time! Use the Upload Feature of the Framey App to share your personal photos from your trip to always remember the beautiful times, and also provide inspiration to other users on the app! PS. Check more hotels like these on Framey App > Download Framey > Go to Search Section > Collections > Unique & bizarre hotels. Enjoy! :)




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