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Top 10 weirdest hotels in the world

You want every trip away to be memorable, right?  

View from a hotel room

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Whether you are looking for cheap hotels that offer you all the mod cons at a reasonable price or something to wow your friends as you post your pictures online, it is important to find the venue and location which suits you best.

But to whet that appetite and inspire your search, here are 10 of the weirdest hotels in the world...

1. Manta Resort, Tanzania

Arriving at your destination to discover your hotel is underwater sounds like the beginning of a holiday from hell. But not at Tanzania's Manta Resort. These floating hotels out in the Indian Ocean include a submerged ground floor where you can watch the underwater world go by as sip your coffee, or dive right in from your front door.

2. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway

Is there anything cooler - quite literally? - than a hotel created using ice? This must-see Norwegian getaway is constructed each autumn, almost completely out of ice and snow. But don't worry, blankets and reindeer furs will keep you warm.

3. Hotel KaksLauttanen, Finland

There’s perhaps no better a place on the planet to watch the Northern Lights than the comfort of your bed. Out in the Finnish wilderness, Hotel KaksLauttanen offers you the chance to stay in a chic pod with a see-through roof and the opportunity to catch a glimpse of aurora borealis almost as nature intended.

4. Montana Magica Lodge, Chile

It looks like something from a fantasy novel. You arrive by a rope bridge to this man-made, ant hill-shaped abode with 13-rooms on offer. But don't spend your entire time inside, make sure you check out the hot tubs carved from tree trunks and other amenities.

5. Dog Bark Park Inn, USA

This Idaho attraction follows the trend of building hotels in weird and wonderful shapes, such as the now-destroyed elephant at Coney Island. Dog Bark Park is puppy love at first sight for animal lovers or anyone wanting to get away from it all at somewhere original.

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6. Hobbit Motel, New Zealand

From Lord of the Rings to Lord of the manor, Woodlyn Park created these hobbit lodges (albeit with more human-friendly ceiling heights) so you can live like Bilbo Baggins during your stay.

7. Ariau Amazon Towers, Hotel, Brazil

This stylish hotel looks like something from a utopian fantasy. Woodland catwalks link the treetop-level buildings in this wonderful waterside venue near Manaus.

8. Mira Mira, Australia

Situated in Victoria, this venue offers comfort in the Bush. These individually-styled retreats include the underground Cave venue, a Japanese Zen retreat or Tanglewood, with a treetop balcony.

9. Legoland Hotel, USA

This California resort is built from even more bricks than most hotels. Honouring all things Lego, themed rooms - with interactive features - include pirate, Ninjago, Kingdom and adventure experiences, as well as many more.

10. Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Nairobi's Giraffe Manor offers you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite spotted herbivore. The animals walk freely around the grounds and can also pop their heads through the windows to say hello.

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