If you’re looking to book a hotel stay with a bit of a difference, then forget about scouring the internet for reviews and ratings; we’ve done all the hard work for you and compiled a list of 10 of the world’s best themed hotels. Whether it’s a panda themed resort in China or a Beatles loving hotel in Liverpool, the following are 10 amazing hotels that are tailored made for the enthusiasts of the world.
Panda Inn – Sichuan, China
The Panda Inn has to be one of the strangest and most unique hotels in the world. As you may have already guessed, the hotel is dedicated to all things panda. Each hotel suite is decorated with panda pictures, pillows and ornaments but, strangest of all, all the staff wear giant panda suits! If you thought that was bizarre enough, the best is still to come: The hotel also has a Titanic themed suite, where one of the staff members will happily hold you in their arms (dressed as a panda of course) to recreate the famous ‘I’m flying’ scene from the film!
The Library Hotel – New York, USA
If you’re a fan of books or simply enjoy looking around libraries, this hotel in the Big Apple is the perfect location for a short break. The hotel is located just a block away from the famous New York Public Library and is dedicated to everything book-related. The lobby and halls are all decorated with bookcases crammed with books and each room is dedicated to a specific topic, with the relevant books and wall art to boot. And if all the reading gets too much, there’s even a rooftop lounge to help you unwind.
Hostel Celica – Slovenia
Spending a night behind bars is not usually the sign of a good holiday but the Hostel Cilica in Slovenia may help change your mind. The hostel is located in an old prison and, although the rooms have all been redecorated and made a lot more accommodating, the prison bars are still all in place. It is located in Ljubljana and is in the perfect location for exploring Slovenia’s capital city.
V8 Hotel – Stuttgart, Germany
If you consider yourself a bit of a petrol-head, the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany, should sound like absolute heaven. Each room is themed around the automobile, with the beds being made out of car parts, racing memorabilia on the walls and even a car wash in one of the suites (without the jet sprays of course)!
Titanic Beach Lara Hotel – Antalya, Turkey
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious ships ever built so it is perhaps unsurprising that a hotel has been designed around the famous liner. The Titanic Beach Lara Hotel was designed to look just like the infamous cruise ship and even has replica decks and a sea view to make guest feel like they’re on board. The hotel also has a bow at the front so guests can recreate the famous scene with Jack and Rose from the film.
Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel – England
Let’s face it, Lego is one of the best inventions on the planet and whether you’re a big or small kid, getting a chance to stay in a hotel dedicated to the popular building toy is like a dream come true. The Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel offers just that and is one of the best themed hotels in the world. As well as having half the building made from Lego, the hotel also has specially themed rooms based around pirates, kings and queens, adventure and Lego Friends. It’s basically a giant playground no matter what your age!
Giraffe Manor – Kenya
At first sight, Giraffe Manor in Kenya just looks like any other charming hotel you’d find all over the world, but it’s the daily visitors to the hotel windows that make this accommodation a little bit special. The hotel is located on Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre and is a favourite feeding spot for the herd of Rothschild giraffes that visit the grounds every day. The animals certainly aren’t shy either, with many of them sticking their heads through the hotel windows in order to be fed treats by the lucky guests!
Hard Days Night Hotel – Liverpool, England
Liverpool is home to one of the most famous bands on the planet, so it is perhaps unsurprising that there is a hotel dedicated to the fab four in the heart of the city. Hard Days Night Hotel is themed all around The Beatles and has enough memorabilia to please even the most devout of fans. The luxury hotel is located right next to the famous Cavern Club where the band rose to fame and there is Beatles artwork throughout the whole hotel. There is also a McCartney suite and a Lennon suite, with the latter even having a famous white grand piano in the room!
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort – Orlando, USA
If you want to find the perfect accommodation for the sports-mad person in your life, then Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort should tick all the boxes. The huge resort is dedicated to all things sport, with specific areas for American football, tennis, basketball, baseball and surfing. The resort also has an outdoor cinema, games arcade and a number of different pools.
Jumbo Stay Hotel – Sweden
If you’ve always wanted to live the life of a pilot but didn’t fancy all the training, the Jumbo Stay Hotel is the perfect compromise. Located at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the hotel is located in a converted Boeing 747 and has a number of different rooms available. The standard rooms are bunkbeds with a shared bathroom but the real highlight are the upgraded rooms, with one located in a former engine cylinder and another in the pilot’s cockpit!