9 of the World's Most Unconventional Hotels

These hotels will make better stories than any night at the Plaza.

Why stay in a regular hotel when you can stay inside an empty wine casket, or an igloo that will melt as soon as the spring comes? These extraordinary hotels cost anywhere from $40,000 to $50 per night, and are located all over the world, but they all share the ability to provide you with a very unique story to tell. Read on to discover some of the world's most unusual hotels, perfect for anyone looking to get off the beaten path (and possibly into a coffin).


4. Helga's Folly, Sri Lanka

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This very unique hotel is located inside a gigantic red mansion in Sri Lanka, and is run by a 70-year-old woman named Helga, which is essentially all you need to know about it. It's full of luxurious novelties and junk, year-round Christmas trees, tapestries, plant murals, the melted remains of giant candlesticks, jukeboxes, newspaper clippings, porcupines, bats, and God knows what else.

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