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World’s most unusual hotels

What about sleeping in an old Mercedes Benz? Or in an old airplane cabin? Why not in a tree house?

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Unusualhotelsoftheworld.com has the list of hotels you probably didn’t think existed. The Guardian’s Travel editors have gone through the collection and picked out the weirdest examples of the world’s most unusual hotels.

We think the Hotel V8 in Germany, with its kitshy Benz bed, ranks extremely high. As does the Hüttenpalats, also in Germany, a retro place where you sleep in old caravans. And the Costa Rica hotel made out of a discarded Boeing 727 fuselage isn’t bad either.

As the Guardian reports:

To create a hotel that’s more like a scene from the TV show Lost, the Costa Verde team transported and refurbished a 1965 vintage Boeing 727 fuselage to create a fantastic two-bedroom suite on a coastal rainforest bluff. A favourite for weddings, honeymoons and romance, it’s set on a concrete plinth that juts up 15m into the jungle canopy, so looking out of the windows feels like flying. There’s a wooden cabin built around the aircraft, with furnishings in hand carved teak, and the rear bedroom has a handcrafted deck on the wing, from which guests can watch toucans, sloths and monkeys. The site has bungalows and a guesthouse too.

The 727 hotel in Costa Rica.

The 727 hotel in Costa Rica.

Sleep in an old Mercedes Benz in Germany.

Sleep in an old Mercedes Benz in Germany.

The editor of the Traveling Reporter works as a business news editor, and is a frequent traveler. When not doing any of that, he spends time on his boat and tries to figure out where to travel next. Two of his top destinations are the Philippines and San Francisco. Email Erik! Follow the Traveling Reporter at Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Chime In, Pinterest, Google+, Weibo, Storify, Facebook, Traveldudes, Myspace.