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Weird and wonderful holiday rentals around the world

We are two months deep into 2017 but it is never too early to start planning your next holiday - why not stay at these weird and wonderful places around the world (some are closer than you think!)

Karosta Prison, Latvia



Why live in the lap of luxury when on holiday when you can live like a Soviet Prisoner for the night? Visitors to Karosta Prison will sleep, eat and even get insulted like a normal prisoner. That is not all though - Ghost Hunters International confirmed that the former prison is haunted by some previous tenants.

Palacio de Sal, Bolivia



Made entirely from salt - from the walls to the furniture - each room resembles an igloo with domes made from salt blocks. The hotel sits on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia. The weird accommodation however provides breathtaking 360-degree views of wonderful sunsets, starry nights and the colour changes in the salt flats. 

Sala Silvermine, Sweden



Deep sleep takes on a very literal meaning at the Sala Silvermine’s Underground Suite - you will be sleeping 155 meters underground. The 18th century silver mine was converted into a hotel in 2011 and accommodation includes a guided tour, a refreshment basket and breakfast the next morning.

V8 Hotel, Germany



If your heart is a carburetor then the V8 Hotel is just the thing for you - here you can sleep in a Cadillac or a classic VW Beetle. Your accommodation includes a tour of the hotel’s vintage car collection and the Mercedes-Benz museum.

'Cave' Suites, South Africa



Situated in the Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in the Cederberg the ten unique ‘cave’ suites were skilfully constructed to integrate with the natural Sandstone formations. Each ‘cave’ suite has a terrace with a view and is simply furnished with comfort in mind. The beautiful rock formations can be experienced up close in these man-made suites that blend into their environment seamlessly. Each ‘cave’ is equipped with a double bed, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioner, hairdryer, coffee/tea making facilities, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.



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