10 of the coolest hotels you can visit

10 of the coolest hotels you can visit

Sometimes you just want to spice up your vacation.

Here's a roundup of some of the coolest hotels you can stay in around the world:

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1. Mirrorcube Treehouse in Sweden offers a stunning THERE view of the country's forest. The six mirrored walls camouflage the room to make it feel like you're living within the trees.

2. The Icehotel in Sweden may be the coolest resort ever -- literally. All the furniture, including the beds, are made from snow and ice blocks. There's also a chapel in case you wanted to get married.

3. Harlingen Harbour Crane in the Netherlands is a hideaway in the sky for two. The crane that hoists the cabin was used from 1967 to 1996 to unload timber imported from Russia and Scandinavia.

4. Free Spirit Spheres lets you feel one with nature by staying in a sphere shaped treehouse. Within a coastal forest on Vancouver Island, you can choose from one of three spheres to stay in for the night.

5. Hotel Costa Verde has renovated a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 so all the plane lovers can have an experience of a lifetime. Nestled on the border of a national park, the plane rests of a 50-foot pedestal, offering spectacular views.

6. Giraffe Manor in Kenya sounds exactly like it sounds. Set within 140 acres of indigenous forest, the manor harkens back to when European visitors used to come and stay. Plus, a herd of giraffes live on the land and like to stick their heads in through open windows.

7. The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland lets you see the Northern Lights without ever leaving your bed. You can stay in glass igloos and have an unobstructed view from the sky.

8. The Juvet Landscape Hotel offers a firsthand look at Norway's countryside. Rooms off-site from the main building give visitors a chance to feel like they are living outdoors with all the comforts of an indoor hotel.

9. HOTEL JESTED is a famous cultural monument in the Czech Republic. At an altitude of more than 3320 feet, the hotel offers stunning views of Liberec region. The building was also awarded the Perret Prize for unique architecture.

10. Skylodge Adventure Suites in Peru offer a terrifying but amazing experience. Visitors can stay in capsules located 1300 feet above the valley floor and watch Andean condors soar.

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10. The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is a destination in itself. With over 4,000 guest rooms, it's a monstrosity that encompasses some 20 restaurants, three poolside bars, huge fitness and spa facilities, an in-house nightclub, and, of course, the infamous casino. Oh, and the whole thing is constructed along a series of faux-Venetian canals.

Photo: The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino

9. Just minutes away from Disney World, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando lets you stay in style while experiencing all that the theme parks have to offer. With a whopping 12 restaurants and two poolside bars, there's certainly no shortage of dining options. Three outdoor pools, a full fitness center, a kid's club, and an expansive golf course help pass the time away if Mickey Mouse and his friends aren't on the agenda.

Photo: Waldorf Astoria Orlando

8. The Mondrian London has everything you could possibly need on a visit to this classic destination, and then some. Situated right on the bank of the River Thames, impressive views, stunning decor, and the finest of amenities — including outdoor terraces, designer toiletries, and fine dining — make for an unforgettable stay.

Photo: The Mondrian London

7. Sleek, modern, and impeccably designed, the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is as much a visual treat as a luxurious place to stay in Malaysia's capital. Unparalleled views of the city are featured in many of the rooms and gathering spaces. Dining options are also first-rate: there's a coffee shop for casual meals, and a rooftop steakhouse and bar for more upscale occasions.

Photo: Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur 

6. The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel is known for its superb service and sophistication. Chefs at the Playford Restaurant serve up five-star dishes, and the hotel is within walking distance of the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Photo: Playford Adelaide MGallery

5. Dolce CampoReal Lisbon is the ideal accommodation for a visit to Portugal. Beautiful terraces off of some of the rooms provide sweeping views of the golf courses below, and three unique restaurants — including a secluded wine-cellar bar — make for unforgettable dining experiences.

Photo: Dolce CampoReal Lisbon

4. Located along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, the Chatrium Hotel offers the best of the city's culture and vibe with breathtaking water views. Luxury amenities include five different restaurants (including one on a barge in the river), a full-service spa, and outdoor pool and bar, plus a playground for the kids.

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Photo: Chatrium Hotel 

3. New York City's Hotel Sofitel rates highly for its location in the center of the city, just minutes away from Broadway, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and Rockefeller Center. The Prestige Terrace suite, which comes with its own outdoor deck set against the Manhattan skyline, is a once-in-a-lifetime way to experience the Big Apple.

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Photo: Hotel Sofitel

2. The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is a fabulous way to experience this famed Australian destination. Located in the heart of the city, guest rooms feature unbeatable views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge. Designer toiletries, a hair salon, and a full-service spa are other perks.

Photo:  Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

1. The W hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, stands out for incredible design details throughout — each of its 405 rooms are outfitted with chic, ultra-modern appliances and furniture that make for a unique stay. Beyond that, the hotel offers on-site fitness classes, ice skating, and fabulous views from all 31 floors.

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Photo: W hotel in Taipei


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