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Most Unique and Quirky Hotels Around The World

Weirdest Hotels Around The World:

Between staying in a library book shelf to sleeping in an old lighthouse, there is no shortage of unique and quirky hotels around the world. Pack whimsy and excitement into your travel bag the moment you check in some the world’s most unique hotels. As the below mentioned destinations, your hotel is the main source of adventure.

Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ontario

Ottawa Jail Hostel, Ontario

 

The Ottawa Jail Hostel is situated at 75 Nicholas Street, Ontario and is mainly operated by Saintlo Hostels. It was originally the Nicholas Street Gaol/jail that closed in 1972. Even though Hostelling International purchased the property and converted it into a building, much of its original structure remains intact even today. Guests can have a novel experience of spending their night jn a jail. The top floor of the hostel that originally served as the place’s death row was also restored and daily tours are conducted. Guests and hostel staff have reported that the spirit of Patrick J. Whelan still lurks around the building and appears either in his death-row cell or at the end of guests’ beds. Whelan was hung in the premises because of the assassination of Thomas D’Arcy McGee and nearly 5,000 people had witnessed his hanging.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Located at Gogo Falls Road in Lang’ata, Kenya, Giraffe Manor is a small hotel that is associated with the Giraffe Center. It is the home to a wide range of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. The center operates as a breeding hub to reintroduce pairs back into the wild to protect the future of the sub-species. It was purchased by Betty Leslie-Melville in 1974 from a local investor. Betty’s son Rick Anderson and his wife took over the management of the property in 1983 and turned it into a small, private hotel. Guests could easily feed the giraffes from their second story bedroom window, the front door, or from their breakfast table. Over the years, the hotel has welcomed prominent guests, including Ellie Goulding, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Vedder, and Naomi Watts. However, the hotel was purchased by Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley in March 2009 and currently, it is a part of the Safari Collection group of hotels and lodges.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a historic hotel that was opened in 1927 at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. It is considered to be the oldest continuously operating hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel has a star-studded history as it was very frequently used for movie premieres after pre-parties. The hotel had also hosted the first ever Oscars. As per many guests and hotel staff, Marilyn Monroe who had lived in the hotel for two years during the early days of her career, haunts her old room with number 1200. A maintenance worker stated that many get to see Marilyn Monroe in the mirror and the ghost of Carol Lombard was also seen floating around the upper floors. In the room where the Oscars were first held, two ghosts, namely, a man in a white suit and a tuxedoed man can be seen.

Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

The Ballygally Castle is located in the village of Ballygally, Northern Ireland. It overlooks the sea and is run as a hotel. It has a reputation of being one of the most haunted places in Ulster. The castle houses a large number of ghosts. A small room in the corner turret of the castle is not used as a hotel room as it is known as the Ghost Room. Manager Olga Henry had said in 2003 that there’s definitely something inside this hotel. She also mentioned that she had placed a table in the Dungeon Room for guests so that they could have their meal. She had also locked the room before leaving. However, while going for a check up, she found that the table was in a mess with glasses and unfolded napkins and an unusual scum around them.

Icehotel, Sweden

Icehotel, Sweden

Located in the village of Jukkasjarvi, the Icehotel is considered to be the world’s first ice hotel. The hotel has been renovated every year from December to April after its first opening in 1990. The hotel, including beds and chairs, are constructed from ice blocks and snow taken from the Torne River.

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