Taprobane Island Sri Lanka

Top 10 Unusual Hotels in the World

Take a look at this list of top 10 unusual hotels in the world by English for Less. Unique and exciting Where would YOU like to stay?

Jumbo Stay (Sweden)

Spend a night in the cockpit at Jumbo Stay in Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. Jumbo Stay gives you the opportunity to relax on a Boeing 747 jumbo jet in an okay comfort.

Jumbo Stay Sweden

Kokopelli’s Cave Bed & Breakfast (USA)

Originally intended as a geological research office, this manmade one-bedroom cave B&B sits 70 feet below the surface of a mesa and is accessed through an entrance carved into a cliff face.

Kokopelli Cave B&B USAKokopelli Cave B&B USA

Hotel Kakslauttanen Glass Igloos (Findland)

These frost free thermal glasses offer the opportunity to watch the Northern Lights from comfort of your own bed.

Hotel Kakslauttanen Findland

La Montana Magica Lodge (Chile)

In Chile’s remote Huilo Huilo – there is a very spectacular place to stay. Reached by a rope bridge, this unusual volcano-shaped hotel offers an amazing view of the Patagonian Andes and complete relaxation.

La Montana Magica Hotel Chile

La Montana Magica Hotel Chile

Taprobane Island (Sri Lanka)

This two and a half acre private island hides just one unique, five-bedroom villa. Although guests can walk to the island from the shores of Sri Lanka, it’s more fun to ride in on an elephant.

Taprobane Island Sri Lanka

Attrap Reves (France)

Sleep out for a night under the stars without all the hassles of camping. Attrap Reves is maybe the only hotel in the world that has large glass bubbles instead of proper rooms. The idea has been duplicated in the City of London – sleeping at Leicester Square, right in the centre of the city… almost on the street.

Attrap Reves Hotel France

Ice Hotel (Sweden)

Ice Hotel is an art exhibition but you can experience staying there during the period of 4 month per year. Every year several artists come together to create a showcase for high-class art. Customers who want to feel how it would be like to live inside a big architected and artistically designed boulder of ice can also stay here for a night or two.

Ice Hotel Sweden

Jules’ Undersea Lodge (USA)

Jules’ Undersea Lodge began life as an authentic research habitat, and today it serves as a two-bedroom hotel 21 feet below the water surface.

Jules Undersea Lodge USA

Green Magic Resort (India)

Surrounded by pepper plantations in the heart of a tropical rainforest, It is a dream to stay at Green Magic Resort. Choose from one of the four two-story tree fort accommodations, located about 90 feet off the forest floor.

Green Magic Resort India

Quinta Real Zacatecas (Mexico)

Converted from the grandstands of the restored nineteenth-century San Pedro bullfighting ring, this singular place saw its last bullfight in 1975.

Quinta Real Zacatecas Mexico

Visit London: the Basics in English

If it’s your first time visiting London, or if you’ve been before, learn how to “do” London like a local. These are the basics when you visit London. Watch the video above.

Most important things to remember at a London visit:

  1. The “metro” is called underground or “tube” in London
  2. To use the underground, it is recommended to buy an Oyster Card. Oyster is the travel card that is used in London. It will save you time and money. You can top up (put money on) your Oyster and use it until the money runs out. You can also buy a weekly, monthly or yearly ticket. You can buy Oyster in any shop that has the logo displayed (see above).
  3. When you are on the escalator, stand on the right. This is a habit in England and it allows people to go pass you if they are in a hurry.
  4. Londoners are friendly. If you need help or information just ask anyone on the street or in the tube.
  5. People in England queue. They will wait in straight lines to get served, to get on the underground or buses. Just look whatLondoners do and enjoy queuing.
  6. Video: 1:15 minute – this sound means that it is your last chance to order your last drink in the pub.
  7. There are special pronunciations of some great places in London. Watch the video from 1:25 minutes.
  8. For transportation info, visit the Transport of London’s (TFL) website.
  9. Remember! Cars drive on the left in the UK.

We would like to thank Visit London for this excellent video. We hope, that our little list makes it even easier for you getting ready for this big adventure.

Visit London website and YouTube page.