Which type of accommodation do you usually go for each time you leave Singapore for that much-needed vacation? While some of us may be ardent fans of Airbnb or Couchsurfing, most people hole up in traditional hotels and resorts. If these are getting a tab repetitive and boring for you and you'd like to add some zest to your travels, consider the following four super unique holiday accommodations around the world that we at GET.com have sussed out for you.
4 Most Unique Holiday Accommodations In The World
1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
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The world-renowned Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland is hands down one of the coolest places to stay in the Arctic Circle. They have several accommodation options for you to choose from, but the most iconic of all has to be their heated glass igloos as seen in the picture above. While a night's stay at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort doesn't come cheap, it is an experience that is worth every penny, especially if you consider how utterly beautiful and romantic it is.
2. BOOK and BED TOKYO, Japan
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One of the coolest capsule hotels in Asia, BOOK and BED TOKYO, is perfect for people who live and breathe books. The incredibly cosy bookstore-themed capsule hotel will surely appeal to you if you want to avoid expensive traditional hotels and try out a type of accommodation that is unorthodox and special with a tinge of kitschiness woven in. Psst, besides the two branches in Ikebukuro and Asakusa in Tokyo, you can find BOOK and BED in Fukuoka and Kyoto, too.
3. Time Capsule Retreat, Malaysia
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Most Singaporeans have gone on staycations with their friends and family within our concrete jungle at some point in time. To take things up a notch, consider heading to the remote Time Capsule Retreat in Pahang, Malaysia for an experience you've never had before. Vacationers get to stay in minimalist concrete cylinders nestled right in the heart of lush foliage. Those looking to take a respite from the hustle and bustle of city living will appreciate being enveloped in nature's arms - complete with air conditioning, of course.
4. Les Refuges Périurbains Cabins, France
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The Bordeaux region of France is beloved for its wines, but if you happen to be a nature lover at heart, you might want to consider hiking and exploring the outskirts of Bordeaux. As part of the Les Refuges Périurbains project, architects have thoughtfully and creatively designed a myriad of super cool cabins that sit along the scenic trail. In case this nugget of information intrigues you, know that these cabins are designed to reflect the French countryside's natural beauty. These quirky cabins are available for free to hikers though you really need to act fast and book ahead for that free night's stay. Pick from a variety of eclectic designs ranging from a prism, owl, cloud and more.