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When you've traveled too far to stay in a hotel that's interchangeable with the ones back home, there's often an option to stay in one worthy of writing home about.

The following ten lodgings are repurposed structures in settings like an Asian hillside, a Swedish peninsula, and a Costa Rican nature preserve. Their histories date back as far as the 14th century and involve famous authors, businessmen, and rock stars. Several of these buildings were drafted into service as shelters during World War II. Read on to see ten unusual hotels created in repurposed, and often abandoned, older structures.

By Colleen Kane
Posted 4 April 2013

Source: Hotel Costa Verde