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10 Quirky Places To Stay While In Asia


14 August 2017

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When it comes to travel, Asia is mostly known for its rich cultures, traditions, natural wonders, and warm hospitality. That said, the region is seeing a new trend in the travel and hospitality industry, namely quirky accommodations which are gaining popularity among backpackers and adventurous Millennials. If you’re looking for something different, check out these 10 quirky places to stay while in Asia:


Container Hotel

Container Hotel, Malaysia

No longer exclusive to container terminals and major ports, creative hoteliers are taking it a step further by transforming shipping containers into a chic, comfy and affordable ‘hotel room’. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur, stay at the Container Hotel, located a few minutes away from major landmarks like KLCC and Central Market.


Wanderlust Hotel

Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore

Love staying at a themed hotel room? Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore offers a few rooms with various themes for families, couples, honeymooners, and even business travellers. Check out the ‘Whimsical’ rooms for an out-of-this-world hotel experience, which would be especially perfect for lone travellers.


Vintage Treehouse

Vintage Treehouse, Indonesia

Located in South Kuta, Bali, this vintage-style treehouse can be found in a small, idyllic village with the nearest beach being five minutes away. The eco accommodation offers airport pickup (at extra charges) and a free shuttle to Balangan beach. There’s also an onsite café/bar/restaurant.


The Antiqueboat Hotel

The Antiqueboat Hotel, Thailand

Float freely around the Thacheen River and enjoy the surrounding nature on the Antiqueboat Hotel in the Nakorn Pathom province. Look forward to the green rice field and experience living by the river. Shop at the Wat Lumphaya Floating Market, visit the Mom Chailai River Retreat, and swim along the river.


H20 Hotel

H20 Hotel, Philippines

Set inside the Manila Ocean Park complex, this chic hotel with a glass facade is 7 minutes’ walk from Rizal Park. True to its name, the hotel’s upgraded rooms add life-sized aquariums; with some having sofa beds for guests to better enjoy the aquatic animals. Bay-view or aquarium-themed clubrooms offer whirlpool tubs and club lounge access. Suites add living rooms and freestanding tubs.


The Crazy House

The Crazy House, Vietnam

This otherworldly, bizarre-looking hotel will instantly transport you to the other realm. The aptly named place features overall design that resembles a giant tree, incorporating sculptured design elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves.


Neemrana Fort Palace

Neemrana Fort Palace, India

More majestic than quirky, this stately hotel is set in a 15th-century palace spread over 12 levels on a hillside, and is 8 minutes’ walk from the Foot Hills Of Arabali. Rooms and suites are individually decorated in styles ranging from quaint to grand. Features include turrets, antique furniture, terraces and whirlpool tubs, plus kitchenettes and living rooms.


The Henn Na Hotel

The Henn Na Hotel, Japan

Dislike human interaction? The Henn Na Hotel in Nagasaki is completely run by robots. Japan’s first ever robot-staffed hotel offers a unique experience unlike any other. From robot receptionist at the front desk to robot concierge, all of the robots have been programmed to speak English and Japanese for basic communication.


Gulliver’s Travels Pension

Gulliver’s Travels Pension, South Korea

Located on the island of Daebu-do that is just west of Ansan, Gulliver’s Travels Pension allows you to experience staying in a pirate ship-style accommodation with stunning decorations. There’s also an onsite pub and café where you can smoke a hookah and play board games or electronic darts.


Sato Castle

Sato Castle, Taiwan

Built to resemble a medieval castle, this fantasy-themed hotel lies among contemporary buildings, and is a 3-minute walk from Miramar Entertainment Park mall and a 6-minute walk from Jianan Road train station. Individually decorated rooms feature unique, elaborate decor based on stories or fantasies.

 

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Written by Dayana Sobri

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