Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

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Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 19 Jul, 2015 12:01 pm

Amazing location and approach to a 'hotel' room. 3 cocoons hanging by a cliff face.

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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Zone-5 » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 2:43 pm

Sorry mate but that is the dumbest thing I've ever seen!
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 3:32 pm

Dumb for whom?
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Hiking Noob » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 5:53 pm

I like it.
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Zone-5 » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 7:38 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Dumb for whom?


Dumb for me, I'm scared of heights! :lol:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby vicrev » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 9:15 pm

Just watched the video....This concept would appeal to a lot of people.....Would it be a goer on Cradle or Mt Wellington ?.. ..Just wondering...
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby GPSGuided » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 10:15 pm

vicrev wrote:Would it be a goer on Cradle or Mt Wellington ?.. ..Just wondering...

Why didn't I think of that? :roll:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby kitty » Sun 16 Aug, 2015 11:12 pm

Very interesting and unique hotel...but count me out.
You can book it on Airbnb :)
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Tony » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 5:36 am

This is what the Hotel look like from the road (sorry about the quality the photo was taken from a moving bus).
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Lizzy » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 7:37 am

Was thinking bringing the toilet waste down would be fun- but then the zip line appeared!
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby vicrev » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 10:58 am

GPSGuided wrote:
vicrev wrote:Would it be a goer on Cradle or Mt Wellington ?.. ..Just wondering...

Why didn't I think of that? :roll:
Partnership ?...... :wink:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby walkon » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 12:15 pm

I like it
Will be looking that one up when I'm over there
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 1:59 pm

vicrev wrote:Partnership ?...... :wink:

Probably too much public backlash on Cradle or Wellington, dare I say from here. Will have to scout a more secluded valley and cliff face. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby north-north-west » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 5:24 pm

Tasman Peninsula? Be fascinating on the sea cliffs.
Not sure whether I'd support it or not.
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby vicrev » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 7:40 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
vicrev wrote:Partnership ?...... :wink:

Probably too much public backlash on Cradle or Wellington, dare I say from here. Will have to scout a more secluded valley and cliff face. :mrgreen:
Paint them camouflage,call them" Stealth Apartments"..Nobody would know..make a fortune.. :wink:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 8:20 pm

vicrev wrote:Paint them camouflage,call them" Stealth Apartments"..Nobody would know..make a fortune.. :wink:

I suggest we trademark the term 'Stealth Pod'. I think it'll be a hit amongst the off-track lovers here and abroad! :mrgreen:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby walkerchris77 » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 8:42 pm

Take for ever for room service.
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby vicrev » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 10:02 pm

Mmm.. " Stealth Pod" ....Really getting the hots for this...Wonder if Jimmy Packer would like some of the action ?....Put a few Casino Pods up there as well... :wink: :)
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Zone-5 » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:27 pm

Upon reflection I quite like it. The only worry is a rock fall and safe access.

I wonder if you can get submersible ones as well?
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby GPSGuided » Tue 18 Aug, 2015 12:00 am

Safe access? I don't think this pod suits you. ;)
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Zone-5 » Tue 18 Aug, 2015 2:23 am

GPSGuided wrote:Safe access? I don't think this pod suits you. ;)

Tony wrote:This is what the Hotel looks like from the road...

Yeah, too easy to look up but not so easy to look down!

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Looks like fun! :shock:
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby matchhead » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 3:47 pm

Stayed in the Skylodge a little while ago, and thought to update you guys on it.

The climb up 400m took an hour. We were harnessed and clipped in at all times, so there was no risk of falling off. There was a stretch of 20m tightrope we had to traverse at the 300m mark though, which was a bit tricky.

The capsules themselves were very firm and anchored in - it was a windy night, but the capsule didn't shake at all. Best night of sleep I've ever had.

Dinner was a three-course affair with wine, and breakfast included scrambled eggs. Route down was via 2km of ziplines.

For anyone wanting to do it - I'd highly recommend it. It wasn't scary, despite what I had thought beforehand. I'd recommend booking a night, rather than just climbing up and ziplining down.

Climbing up
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Bedroom - a double and two singles
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View from the bedroom
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View from bathroom
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Dinner
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Breakfast
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View of bathroom
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Re: Hotel in a glass cocoon by the cliff - Peru

Postby Stroller » Tue 19 Apr, 2016 6:48 pm

I'd rather look at the cliff wall free of tourist detritus.
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