10 of the World’s Quirkiest, Weirdest, Most Out-There Hotels

These oddly shaped, and sometimes oddly placed, hotels are a different experience for travelers who want some thrill with their turndown service.

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A three-story Trojan Horse-shaped hotel room is just one of 10 fairytale-themed rooms in La Balade des Gnomes. One room, the Macquarie Island, features a boat bed floating on water.n

Where: Durbuy, Belgium
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Sixty-seven feet above the Amazon is the Treehouse Lodge, which guests can access through walkways and bridges for $617 a night. One downside? No hot showers.n

Where: Near Iquitos, Peru
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Five lodges located in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park each boast their own unique theme and architecture, from their elephant-shaped villa (inset) to the "Tree Luxuria" treehouse suite, above.n

Where: Buttala, Sri Lanka
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Repurposed grain silos are one New Zealander's vision in eco-friendly lodging and unconventional design.n

Where: Little River, New Zealand
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The Aurora Express won't take you on a journey to the North Pole, but its views of Tanana Valley might be just as magical.n

Where: Fairbanks, Alaska
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This small house atop a lighthouse was created by a Japanese artist as part of a series of art installations along France's Loire estuary. The house comes with a garden for guests at $114 per night.n

Where: Nantes, France
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You, too, can nest like a bird as you overlook Urumbamba Valley from glass pods hung on the side of a cliff. Visitors must hike or climb to get to their pods before they leave using a zip line.n

Where: Urubamba, Peru
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Sleep among branches in these wooden spheres hanging from the trees of a British Columbia rainforest.n

Where: Vancouver Island, Canada
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Snoopy's got nothing on "Sweet Willy," the beagle-shaped Dog Bark Park Inn in Idaho.

Where: Cottonwood, Idaho
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This fort-turned-hotel takes the private island concept to a new extreme. Spitbank Fort, floating between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, offers eight suites for overnight stays at $642 per night. Don't worry if Spitbank fills up - there's always the No Man's Fort.n

Where: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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