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One of the best ways to beat the January blues is to start planning a next get away. Lots of people plan as part of their New Year's resolutions to inject a little more excitement into their lives and hoteliers across the world have come up with creative ways to deliver just that. All over the globe from the good old UK to the opposite side of the world and even under the sea, smart minded business people have created stunning and unusual hotels from the most unexpected beginnings. Here's five of the most memorable get away destinations.

Converted Boeing 727, Costa Rica

Hotels don't come much more unusual than this. Set among the tropical canopy, the Costa Verde hotel includes among its offering stays in a converted and refurbished Boeing 727. Sitting on top of a 50ft plinth this incredible hotel suite is now offers first class comfort to honeymooners and luxury travellers. Complete with hand-carved teak furniture, two bedrooms, spiral staircase and ocean view balcony, it will give you plenty to talk about when you get home.

Ice Hotel, Sweden

Incredibly this hotel with its 80 rooms has to be completely rebuilt every year as the seasons change. Constructed entirely of thousands of tonnes of ice and snow the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi was the original ice hotel.

Complete with Absolut Vodka Bar and its own ice chapel for those wanting to tie the knot, it's not a good idea to forget your thermals if you plan to stay here.

Prison, Latvia

If you've had enough of the five star luxury then why not try the opposite extreme? In Karostas, Latvia, you can skip the opulent suites that you might be used to and try a prison cell instead. Not for the faint hearted, this military prison, which went out of official use on in 1997, aims to recreate for its guests the harsh experience of its former inmates.

Underwater, Florida

If sea life floats your boat, pardon the pun, then this hotel set underwater in Key Largo, Florida will be hotel heaven for you. The Jules' Undersea Lodge can only be accessed by a scuba dive several feet under the surface of the sea. Formerly a research lab, the centre now accommodates divers who which to stay over. There are just two bookable rooms, but each has a sea-view with a difference in the form of a porthole window looking out into the sea.

Train Carriage, United Kingdom

A little closer to home, in Petworth, near Chichester, you can relive the splendour of the golden age of rail travel and stay in the luxury of elegance of a refurbished and converted British Pullman carriage. The carriages form part of the accommodation at The Old Railway Station which also includes suites inside the former station building itself.

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