Sand and salt: The weirdest hotels around the world

For a truly bizarre and unforgettable night away, try your luck at any of these unique hotels. From chocolate walls to rotating rooms, you are sure to have a memorable time at any of these hotspots.

The Mirrorcube, Harads (Sweden)

This aluminium four-by-four-by-four-metre box is not only suspended on a tree trunk, but it is covered in mirrors, meaning that it is fully camouflaged in the tree canopy. It holds up to two people at a time, but visitors can enjoy a double bed, small bathroom, roof terrace and stunning 360-degree views. To actually get into the cabin, there is a rope bridge connected to the next tree. What is even cooler about this spot is that an ultraviolet colour, visible only to birds, is imprinted onto the glass to prevent them from crashing into the hotel. Clever.

Marmara, Antalya (Turkey)

On face value, this may just seem like a standard 208-bedroom hotel looking over the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. But it is actually the first revolving hotel in the world. The 24-room loft is actually floating in a pool of 478 tons of water, rotating on its pivot 360 degrees several times a day. Guests can enjoy a view that will always change, and an experience that they are sure to never forget.

Sandcastle Hotel, Weymouth (UK)

Yes, you read that correctly. Around 1,100 tons of sand have been used to make this resort. Four sculptors spent a mammoth seven days to create this beast in July 2008. Guests can become one with nature and the morning tide can even act as an alarm. And all of this for just a tenner a night.

Godiva Chocolate Suite, New York (USA)

You've guessed it. This whole suite is designed entirely from chocolate, including the bed, artwork, armchairs, lamps, and even walls. You would probably be tempted to eat this room more than sleep in it, but either way, sweet dreams.

Tianzi Hotel, Hebei Province (China)

This ten-storey site was built in 2000 and it is actually the largest image hotel in the world. Standing tall, the building itself is Fu, Lu and Shou – the Chinese gods for good fortune, prosperity and longevity. You can enter the hotel through Shou's right foot, while the peach he is holding even contains a private suite.

Palacio de Sal, Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)

A dining room, 15 bedrooms, a bar and a living room. All made from salt. The salt blocks actually come from the surrounding salt plains, and they are held together by more saltwater. The only things that actually are not made of salt are the toilets and tin roof. Note the odd rule which the hotel has: guests are not allowed to lick the walls.

Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmingon (USA)

This cave home in New Mexico may only have one bedroom, but it is 100 feet underground and you can only access it by a ladder down a steep cliff. Even though there are three holes drilled for ventilation and electricity, guests must even sign a liability waiver to stay the night.

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