TripAdvisor Names 10 Quirkiest Hotels for 2007

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From Alaska to Australia, quirky hotels abound, according to TripAdvisor.com.


Their top 10 list of 2007’s quirkiest hotels are:



1. Forget-Me-Not-Lodge The Aurora Express, Fairbanks, Alaska, where the rooms are old railroad cars. Sounds a little like a place my dad and I once stayed in Pennsylvania, which was duded up like a cross between a railroad car and a bordello. Wish I could remember the name of the place...



2. Icehotel, Marknadsvagen, Sweden, where the surroundings may be chilly, but the hospitality is warm.



3. Malmaison Oxford Castle, Oxford, England, "where lifelong dreams of becoming institutionalized come true."



4. Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho, for those whose trips have gone to the dogs.



5. McMenamin's Kennedy School, Portland, Oregon, a converted schoolhouse where you will never have to wear the dunce cap.



6. Gamirasu Cave Hotel: Ayvali koyu, Urgup, Turkey, a restored eighteen-room troglodyte cave house where you can cater to your inner caveman.



7. King Pacific Lodge, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for those who always wanted to have their own barge party on a floating hotel.



8. Fur N' Feathers Rainforest Tree Houses, Tarzali, Queensland, Australia, where you can share your tree house accommodations with parrots and platypus.



9. Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, Arizona, for some kitchy chic fun on Rt. 66.


10. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, which is described as "an historic 15th century building that is only a stone's throw from famous Edinburgh Castle, [where] visitors will enjoy an amazing array of antiques, and amorous ambiance."

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