Being able to travel the world is a huge dream for many of us. That’s why on our travels we want to ensure that we’re staying in places that are well worth our time. However, believe it or not, there are some themed resorts out there that are far from pleasant to stay at. In fact, these resorts are so bad that you won’t even believe that they actually exist. Here are the 20 worst themed resorts that will make you cringe all the way through.
20. JULES’ UNDERSEA LODGE – KEY LARGO
At the top of our list is the undersea lodge in Key Largo. Unless you happen to have a set of gills that can help out breathe underwater, we’d say you should consider skipping out on this one. Although we’re more than sure there are a ton of safety procedures put into place, the image of water flooding through just doesn’t sit well with us.
19. CRANE HOTEL – AMSTERDAM
This hotel destination is not for those of you that have a great big fear of heights. The thought of trying to fall asleep in an enormous crane as it hangs high above the city is way too intimidating for us. Can you imagine climbing this thing all the way to the top after a night out in Amsterdam?! Yeah, we’ll pass on this one.
18. THE DOG BARK PARK INN – IDAHO
If you happen to be a real dog lover then maybe you won’t understand why this hotel is on the list. However, the entire premise of this hotel is that everything is dog themed. So unless you really really love dogs, we’ll say you should skip this one out!
Next, we have the adult version of a treehouse.
17. TREEHOTEL – SWEDEN
When you were a kid, the idea of living up in a treehouse seemed like the perfect situation. However, these days, we’re not quite sure if we’d love the idea of being high up in a tree while we slept. Still, if you happen to love heights and great points of view, then maybe you’d love this treetop hotel.
16. YUNESSUN SPA REPORT – JAPAN
For those of you looking for the ultimate spa experience, we’re not sure if you’ll find it here. At this spa in Japan, they actually offer you an unusual experience. There is an entire pool and bathing area filled with wine and we can’t imagine you’ll want to get drunk off of it considering how many bodies have been in it. So this one certainly takes the cake for a big design fail!
14. DAS PARK HOTEL – AUSTRIA
Have you ever wanted to be trapped inside of a cylinder that they use on construction sites? Yeah, we haven’t really wanted the experience either. However, we’re more than sure there are some quirky people out there that would be interested in staying here!
13. SILOSTAY – NEW ZEALAND
If you happened to be a concerned individual that wants to stay in eco-friendly settings, then why not give an old silos a try? While it might not be the most comfortable vacation situation, at least you’ll be making the world a better place!
Next, if you happen to love seclusion then you may just find this next place more appealing that you’d think!
12. NO MAN’S FORT – UK
Do you want total seclusion while you’re on vacation? Then you just might like this fort that sits right off the coast in England. It took them 15 years to build this thing and it offers you the most seclusion you’ll ever get while on vacation. However, for those of that like to explore on vacation this might not be the most appealing place to stay.
11. ICEHOTEL- SWEDEN
Are you looking to freeze while on your next vacation? Then look no further than this ice hotel in Sweden! Although we will admit that the overall concept of this hotel is unique in design, we can’t imagine wanting to be cold throughout an entire vacation. After all, vacations are supposed to be relaxing and there’s nothing relaxing about being cold!
Next, are you interested in being treated like a prisoner while on vacation? Then you might find this next odd hotel design intriguing…
10. KAROSTA INCARCERATION CENTER
It can be a lot of fun to explore old prisons and get a tour of how things once ran inside of one. However, how would you feel about staying in an old prison and being treated like a prisoner? Well, some people actually go out of their way to pay for that experience and it sure makes for a stressful holiday!
9. V8 HOTEL – STUTTGART
Unless you happen to be a really big car lover, we can’t imagine this hotel theme being that interesting to you. However, if you’re looking to relive your childhood and be surrounded by a ton of car memorabilia then this may be just the place for you to stay at!
Our next unusual pick may have Lord Of The Rings fans running in droves but may not be that cool to you otherwise…
8. WOODLYN PARK – NEW ZEALAND
For those of you that are Lord Of The Rings fans, you might get extremely giddy at the idea of staying in a shire. However, for the rest of us, the idea of staying in a small hole doesn’t sound too comfortable. Still, you gotta give them credit for trying to bring the experience to life with this hotel theme!
7. UPSIDE DOWN HOTEL – BERLIN
Are you looking to get a bit dizzy while on vacation? Then maybe you’d like to give Propeller Island City Lodge a try! The entire hotel is upside down and it can really start to mess with your head after a few hours. Also the bed are coffins!
6. JUMBO STAY – SWEDEN
Picture this, you’ve just stepped off the plane and landed at your final destination. You head over to your hotel and then step back onto another plane?! Many of us already don’t like the idea of flying or being stuck on a plane for hours, so we can’t imagine this being a relaxing hotel stay.
5. GIRAFFE MANOR – KENYA
This choice was a bit of a toss-up for us. On one hand, it can be super cool to be so close to a giraffe and have them join you for breakfast! On the other hand, it can get a bit weird to have a giraffe peeking in on you when you’re just trying to take a shower.
4. ROBOT HOTEL – JAPAN
There happens to be a hotel in Japan that is fully staffed by robots! This one makes it on the list of design fails as it can get pretty creepy to be surrounded by robots only. The receptionists, cleaning staff, and even the temperatures of the room are all controlled and taken over by robots. So unless you’re super technology savvy, we’d say to skip this one out.
3. CATACOMBS – PARIS
Back in 2016, Airbnb decided to host a huge Halloween slumber party on one of the catacombs in Paris. Inside of the catacomb is more than six million deceased Parisians. So unless you’re looking for a hauntingly good time, we’d vote a resounding ‘no’ to this one!
2. UNDERWATER SHARK TANK – PARIS
Forget swimming with sharks, at this hotel in Paris you can actually sleep with sharks! Guests are brought into an underwater submarine where they sleep, dine, and hang out while being surrounded by various sharks. Just be careful you don’t end up on the dinner menu!
1. SANDCASTLE HOTEL – UK
For just $15 a night, you can stay inside of a giant sandcastle in the UK. However, we’re not quite sure how we feel about staying at a place like this if it happens to rain. While the concept is cool, we’re gonna have to pass up a chance on this one.