Most Unusual & Unique Hotels in Asia
Millions of tourists from all over the world visit Asia every year and it is easy to see why with so many cultural sights and activities available. If you would like to plan a break to Asia and are keen to experience slightly different accommodation check out our list of amazing unusual and unique places you can stay...
1. Seaventures Dive Rig, Sabah, Malaysia
Stay on a oil rig? Is this even possible? Yes. In beautiful Sabah Malaysia an old oil rig has been transfored into a modern accommodation with over 27 rooms and entertainment. This is an amazing place to stay if you are a keen to go scuba diving in Malaysia as there are spectacular coral reefs located all around the hotel.
2. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
The Maldives is famous for world class resorts and if you choose to stay at Conrad resort on Rangali Island you can enjoy something really special. This hotel has an underwater restaurant! Imagine eating breakfast and getting to see fish and other marine life swimming above your head.
3. The Imperial Boathouse Hotel, Ko Samui, Thailand
Thailand has a booming tourism industry and more and more speciality places to stay are opening every year. The Imperial Boathouse in Koh Samui, Thailand is made from modernised old rice barges which were once used to transport food and goods up the Chao Praya River. This hotel has luxury rooms, facilities and even a pool in the shape of a boat. If you would like to explore more of the country you can also book activities and Thailand tours here.
4. Wanderlust, Singapore
Singapore is a ultra modern destination and Wanderlust is special place to reserve a stay. This resort has unique achitecture, modern facilities and amazing rooms and is very different to other traditional hotels in Singapore. If you would like to be more than just a tourist and stay in the country longer you might like to view our guide to working in Singapore.
5. 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Koh Kong, Cambodia
The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is one of the most scenic places to stay in Asia. This picturesque hotel in Cambodia includes 12 tented bungalows situated on the tranquil Tatai River. This is certainly one of the most creative places you can stay in the country where you can also expect fantastic amenities like high tech televisions, free wifi and entertainment. If you would like to help conservation efforts in this incredible country view our volunteer programs in Cambodia.
6. Benesse House, Naoshima Island, Japan
If you would like to venture away from mainland Japan and are keen to stay somewhere totally different heck out the Benesse hotel located in Naoshima Islands of Japan. This hotel was built by the billionaire art collector Soichiro Fukutake who constructed a hotel which is like staying in an art galery / museum where you can see world famous art pieces by people like Anthony Gormley, Twombly, Johns, and even Monet. If you would like to experience the culture and traditiion of Japan and a career change appeals to you, we recommend going to teach English in Japan.
7. Kumbuk Hotel, Buttala, Sri Lanka
Looking to an eco accommodation with a difference? Check out the incredible Kumbuk hotel in Sri Lanka. Situated on the banks of Kumbbukam Oyan River this slighly strange looking hotel is an architectural gem and provides tourists the chance to stay in eco wood and straw accommodation. The hotel is located in a rich area of vegetation and biodiversity and is one of the most relaxing places to stay in the country. If you are a keen eco traveller than you might want to combine experiences and volunteer in Sri Lanka where you can work with elephants and sea turtles.
8. Soneva Kiri Eco Resort, Koh Kood, Thailand
If you are looking to experience the magical Thai islands and would like to stay somewhere to make all your friends and family jealous check out the Soneva Kiri Eco Resort on Koh Kood. This modern resort is built into nature and has an incredible tree house restaurant where your meals get delivered by zip line!
9. Sharma Springs, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and if you are keen to visit why not choose to stay in a tree house. The Sharma Springs in Bali, Indonesia is a modern eco-tourism treehouse hotel with modern facilities located on the beautiful Ayung river. Book a tour of Indonesia to see more of this spectacular country.
10. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
If you are planning a break to incredible India then you should definately considering adding Udaipur to your itinerary and book a stay at the beautiful Taj Lake Palace. This is one of the most beautiful and also romantic hotels you can find in Asia whilst the setting is spectacular located on an island in Lake Pichola.
11. Panda Inn, China
The Panda Inn in Sichuan, China is a great place to stay where you can learn more about the problems pandas are facing. This Inn has been designed to raise awareness of panda poaching and habitat loss. There are over 30 rooms available to stay in which are all different, and even some of the staff are dressed as pandas. If you have a passion for wildlife then you can apply to volunteer in China and help pandas at the same time as staying here.
12. Red Rose Hotel, Chiang Rai, Thailand
This reasonably prices hotel has a unique selling point, there are themed rooms including disney and star wars. You can even find a boxing ring room and also a room which has a bed in a suspended boat! You won't have stayed anywhere like this before.
13. Hang NGA Guesthouse ĐÀ LẠT, Vietnam
The Hang NGA guesthouse in Vietnam was designed by architect Dang Viet Nga who took inspiration from Gaudi. There are 10 unique rooms available with random themes, designs and artwork. This guesthouse will remind you of something out of a childrens book whilst the location is spectacular too as it is surrounded by lush rainforest.
14. Container Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Are you keen to stay somewhere totally different? Check out the amazing Container hotel in Kuala Lumpur which is unlike most other accommodation in the world. The resort has been built from recycled freight containers and the insides modernised with warm and modern rooms.