A TROJAN HORSE And 9 More Bizarre Hotels Around The World

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Forget the chain hotels and trendy boutiques.If you really want a memorable vacation, book yourself a room in a treehouse, igloo, or the belly of a giant dog — all actual hotels where people pay good money to spend a night.

Our friends at Curbed rounded up some of the wackiest hotels in the world, and we dug up a few more.

Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera.

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title=”LA BALADE DE GNOMES IN BELGIUM: Sleep like an an ancient Greek warrior in the Trojan horse suite.”
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title=”DOG BARK PARK INN, COTTONWOOD, IDAHO: Or get cozy in the world’s largest beagle, for $92-a-night.”
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title=”HOTEL VERDE IN COSTA RICA: Rent a room in this decommissioned Boeing 727, starting at $250-a-night.”
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title=”HOTEL VERDE IN COSTA RICA: The plane is mounted on a 50-foot stone pedestal and has ocean views.”
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title=”WHITEPOD, LES CERNIERS, SWITZERLAND: Camp out in one of 15 “modern igloos,” starting at $68-a-night.”
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title=”GAMIRASU CAVE HOTEL In TURKEY: The “cave suites” at this inn start at $289-a-night.”
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title=”JULES’ UNDERSEAL LOUNGE, KEY LARGO, FLORIDA: A room at this underwater getaway costs $500/night, and includes diving gear.”
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title=”WOODPECKER HOTEL IN SWEDEN: This one-room lodge is accessible only by rope ladder.”
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title=”DAS PARK HOTEL IN AUSTRIA: This hotel is made of repurposed sewer pipes.”
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title=”PING-PONG PADDLE HOTEL, HUIANAN, CHINA: If you’re a sports fanatic, hold out for a room at this soon-to-open hotel, shaped like a giant paddle.”
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