From the ocean to the night sky, there are many environments capable of making one feel microscopic, but the next resort does the exact opposite, as sleeping there could become quite claustrophobic ...
No. 2: Asakusa Riverside Hotel -- Tokyo, Japan
Guests of all shapes and sizes, though individuals of smaller stature would be most comfortable, can find budget-friendly prices at the Asakusa Riverside hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
But don't be fooled, because the cost of the sleeping space (about $32 U.S.) pays for a coffin-sized capsule stacked on top of others as if they were washing machines in a laundromat.
Each capsule includes a ceiling-mounted television with attached alarm clock, air settings and a panic button in case of emergency.
When checking in, guests also receive dressing gowns, tooth brushes, towels and razors. All customers share a public bathroom, a ladies-only floor is offered and in true Japanese style, a karaoke pub is located inside the building as well.
At first glance, the next hotel also seems fitting for smaller patrons, but die-hard J.R.R. Tolkien fans consider it a treasure despite their human attributes ...
No. 1: Hobbit Motel -- Waikato, New Zealand
Sleeping in the literal hillside dwellings of the fictional Hobbits from the "Lord of the Rings" saga is now a reality for science fiction and literature enthusiasts in Waikato, New Zealand.
The world's first Hobbit motel is a visual replication of the Hobbit homes shown in the films, (circular windows and arched ceilings galore), and features two units with kitchens, bathrooms and specially designed furniture.
Once inside, the homes are triple the size of the fictional house descriptions, making it easy to comfortably stand up without crouching over. A total of six people can stay in each unit, and the cost is around $180 a night per couple.
While visiting with wizards and going on quests may not be on the itinerary, numerous activities are available in the area such as touring a glow worm cave and watching a humorous stage show about New Zealand culture.
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