Have you seen any unusual hotel rooms?

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
September 14, 2011 12:51pm CST
Some years ago I spent a weekend in Copenhagen. My ex-boyfriend and I were very surpriced when we saw the hotel room, because there was a window between the room and the bathroom. From the room we could see everything that happened in the bathroom. We both thought that it was a pretty strange idea, because we usually want privacy when we are using the bathroom and that just wasn't possible in that room. I never really understood the idea behind the window, and I have never seen something like that in other hotels. What is the most unusual hotel room that you have seen? Where was the room and what made it unusual?
9 responses
@doggydimon (1379)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
The room that you described is becoming a trend everywhere. It is quite common to the places I go to in Asia. The logic behind that as what my friend told me is to ensure the safety of the customers especially those who have kids, elders or disabled with them. So they can have a view what is happening inside. One other purpose is for the honeymooners and the romantic buffs... They consider it sexy and romantic...hahaha... Other than that, I haven't been to any unusual hotel rooms. But I have been hearing those resorts that are placed below the sea. Now that I wanted to see and maybe stay there for a night or 2.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
30 Sep 11
It is interesting to hear that those rooms are common in Asia, I didn't know that. In Europe I have only seen those rooms in one hotel and I have visited quite a few hotels when I travelled around the other European countries. When I worked in a kindergarten we had that kind of bathrooms, and it was very convenient because we (the adults) we able to watch the children from the other rooms. I have also heard about the resorts below the sea, but I haven't had the chance to see them in person. It could be an interesing experience to stay in the one of those places.
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Yeah, but it will cost you a lot.. As in large amounts of money. I remember reading one article about the underwater resort in Fiji. A guest must stay there for a week that will cost each person more or less around USD15,000 - USD20,000. hehehe...
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
30 Sep 11
That sounds too expensive for me but I am sure that it could be interesting to try something like that. I would also like to stay at the icehotel in Sweden. I like places that are a bit different from ordinary hotels. The idehotel is also kind of expensive compared to other hotels, but it doesn't cost as much as the unterwater resort.
@shibham (17025)
• India
15 Sep 11
What a strange idea from the builder or hotel owner? I have not seen anything like that but once hard that in Denmark, there are some hotels which are built in winter only because all are made by ice... from bed to plate..... from chair to glass.... from roof to window... they dont exist in summer. Is not it strange?
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
15 Sep 11
As far as I know we don't have an ice hotel in Copenhagen, but we have an icebar. I have never been there, but I have seen pictures from the place, and people have to wear big coats and gloves if they want to have a drink at that place. It must be a special experience to visit that icebar. It is a little expensive because you have to rent coats and gloves, but it could be interesting to see the place. In Sweden they have icehotels where you can spend the night, everything is made from ice in the those places.
@shibham (17025)
• India
15 Sep 11
Sorry. May be it is Sweden. I heard almost seven years ago but sure i knew about ice hotels. Will tell u details.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 11
Interesting to know that these kind of ice hotels do exist in Sweden. Only i wonder, how can they able to install light into these kind of ice hotels? If no lights, it will be very dark...
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
15 Sep 11
a LONG time ago, I got to tour a penthouse at a hotel... they had "theme" rooms and one was a jungle theme room, I thought it was really cool, but that's just me, the beds were loft beds, had to climb a ladder to get into them and were made to look like they were in a tree house... there were a lot of other strange rooms, and one had a heart shaped tub in front of a giant window (mind you, there were no tall buildings around to be looked in on) I really don't remember the rest, I was still in high school at the time and THAT was a LONG time ago!
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
15 Sep 11
That sounds like a really interesting place. I love theme rooms and rooms with unusual decorations and furniture. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in a village in the eastern part of Denmark. We stayed in an hotel where every room had a different theme. Our room was the Indian room. There was four poster bed with lots of pillows and the rooms were full of Indian drawings. We took many pictures of the room, because it was very beautiful.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
15 Sep 11
cool - I saw on TV, I think, a hotel in New York City where they had theme rooms and the one I liked was "The Library" with loads of books!
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
16 Sep 11
I think that I would like that place, too, because I love books. My friends always get impatient if we visit a bookshop or the library together, because I can spend hours there
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@maximax8 (27048)
17 Sep 11
I went to my room in a hotel in Indonesia and it had a door like a stable. On the wall a backpacker had written "Do not sleep here. These beds have bed bugs and flees. So check out now". I was so upset and shocked by that but it was late in the evening. I told the manager and she suggested I changed rooms. He let me pay more to stay in a triple room. I put my backpack and its plastic bags on the floor and went to sleep in the middle of the double bed. I woke in the night and it sounded as though rats or mice were running over my plastic bags. In the early morning I heard noise from the nearby mosque. I woke up a little later and packed my stuff up. After checking out I walked along the street. I asked a few other backpackers where was a descent place to stay. I was so lucky to be told a friendly guest house. I like to stay in unusual accommodation when I can. I went and stayed at Bullet Tree Falls in Belize. I loved staying in the tall tree house at a place called Parrot Nest.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
17 Sep 11
Some time ago I had found a nice hostel in Latvia, or I thought that I had found a nice hostel. I was about to make my reservation when I found a review about the place. Several people wrote that the rooms were dirty and that there were bedbugs. I am so glad that I read that before I made my reservation. It is good to hear that you found another place to stay, because the other place definately doesn't sound like a nice place. I have seen pictures of the tree houses, but I have never had the chance to stay in one of them. I think it could be an interesting experience
@maximax8 (27048)
17 Sep 11
I recommend that you and your husband in a tree house because it is a unique and very enjoyable experience. I am so happy to hear that you avoided staying in the bedbug like accommodation in Latvia. I stayed at a youth hostel in Malaysia and every bed except mine had bed bugs. I was ill there with sickness and fever.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 11
I remembered a few years ago, i ever spend a night in that type of hotel room. At that time, i was attending one of my cousin's wedding in a high class hotel. Since we are eating and chatting with the newly-wed until 2 am in morning, so we decided to rent a hotel room there to rest. It is very tiring to drive direct back to our home. The hotel's bathroom is exactly the same like what you had described. Only there is a curtain, where we can close it, whenever we want privacy with our bath time. It looks very exotic but no privacy anymore without the curtain...
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
15 Sep 11
It is interesting to hear that you have seen the same kind of bathroom. I think that a curtain is good idea, because then you have the chance to close it if you want privacy in the bathroom. In our room we weren't able cover the window, so we asked eachother to look the other way when one of us wanted to use the bathroom It is the first time that I have seen a room where it was possible to watch tv while we were having a shower, but I prefer a room with a "normal" bathroom.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 11
It is a pity that one of you need to look the other way whenever one is in the bathroom. So good if there is a curtain, too...So, they make the bathroom that way, for the person to be able to watch the TV while enjoying his bath...Sounds very interesting...I remembered the hotel room where we were staying before also seems to have the TV facing towards bathroom. So, their purpose is for us to enjoy watching TV while bathing...
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
15 Sep 11
Well last year me and my friends had gone to a different city for our summer vacation. After we decided a hotel to stay in, they gave us the key and everything. We went to check the room. It was grand and really nice. There was a tv room, a bedroom a shower and toilet. Like a tiny apartment. But the thing creepy there was, beside the bedroom there was a small empty room attached. And in that room was a white statue, you know the ones with only the head and torso, no hands kinda white statue thingy (i don't know what it's called). Anyway that totally freaked me out and I was the first one to find it. And then I told my friends about it and half of us freaked out so we immediately changed our room LOL I have no idea why the statue was there or why it looked that creepy to me
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
15 Sep 11
That room sounds very unusual, I haven't seen anything like that. I can imagine your surprice when you discovered that room with the statue inside, because it is isn't something that you would expect to find in a hotel room. Where was that room? Was it in your own country or did you and your friends visit another country?
• South Korea
15 Sep 11
No no it was in my own country but a different city. I myself was surprised too and I should have asked the owners there but it just didn't hit me then.
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@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Sep 11
Some Years ago I was considering a Job in a place that was being fitted out as a Small hotel..getting a tour of the place,One of the rooms was split level,with a Spiral staircase betwen the levels..I thought it would have been an interesting place to stay!
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
15 Sep 11
That sounds really nice. I have seen pictures of hotel rooms with two levels, and I always wanted to stay in one of those rooms. I haven't had the chance to try something like that, but maybe one day. My ideal hotel room would be a room in two levels with a huge balcony
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Sep 11
I wish I had had a camera with Me to have taken photos at the time,but the place was being refurbished and was not yet finished..and then I didn't take the Job,so haven't been back..
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@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
30 Nov 11
There is a hotel in the suburbs of Hangzhou, a tourist city near Shanghai. It rests in the hills. Each room of the hotel lays out the special features of an European country. It has become a great appeal for the young couples in their honey moon stay.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
30 Nov 11
That sounds like an interesting hotel. Do they have a website? I would like to see the pictures from the rooms. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in a small hotel in a Danish village, they also had rooms from different countries. We spent the night in the Indian room. I am very interested in India and when we discovered that they had an Indian room we asked if we could have that room. It was very beautiful, the walls were decorated with pcitures from India and the there were other decorations as well.
@GemmaR (8527)
14 Sep 11
I have been in a room a little like the one that you described before, however we realised on the third day of our holiday that you could see the inside of our bathroom from the outside of our hotel because of the way that the windows had been laid out in comparison to the rest of the hotel. After finding that out, we had to make sure that we always had the blinds down if we were having to use the bathroom, otherwise the rest of the guests in the hotel would have been able to see exactly what we'd been doing.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
14 Sep 11
I would have felt very uncomfortable if I had to live in a room where people could see the bathroom from the outside. But it is good thing that there were blinds in the windows so that you were able to cover the windows and get some privacy. In our room you couldn't see the bathroom from the outside, but it was a pretty strange feeling to be able to see the bathroom from the room. It was actually possible to watch tv while we were having a shower