Perfect for tourists who have seen enough beaches or city landscapes， this floating hotel offers a room with a different kind of view： ten feet beneath the surface of a Swedish lake.
The Utter Inn offers guests a night to remember， with windows in every wall of the bedroom looking out into the water， teeming with fish.
The “floatel” is the culmination of artist Michael Genburg， known for his unique hotel experiences including one in a tree in a city centre park， and “Ooops”， the sunken villa not far from Utter Inn by Lake Malaren.
Utter Inn has an above-surface kitchen inside a little hut made to look like a traditional Swedish cottage. At bedtime guests climb down the hatch to their sleeping quarters， which has an all-round view of life under the surface.
Mr Genburg opened Utter Inn in 2000. He said， “It’s like a reverse aquarium—the fish like looking at the guests and are fascinated by them. It’s as if you’re sitting on your own island when you’re on board—it’s just an amazing experience.”
After being taken out to the floating hut by Utter Inn staff， visitors can relax on the deck or use the hotel’s inflatable dinghy to explore one of the uninhabited islands in Lake Malaren before a night underwater life.
The artist admitted that he had his doubts about the project when it first opened. “I was quite worried as it was an unproven concept， but now I love it！ Because there is a window on every side， you feel totally submerged in the lake.”
Michael said， “A lot of people who have visited it said they slept extremely well because of the rocking motion on board. People with busy lives and high-pressured jobs tend to visit. I think there is natural peace in the very relaxing surroundings.”
“You can hear the lapping of the water outside of the windows as well which I think is a very therapeutic sound. I always want to be by water—it’s so soothing， romantic and calm—all at the same time.”
漂浮旅馆是艺术家Michael Genburg 的心血结晶，他以自己独特的旅馆体验而知名，包括一个在城市中心公园的树上旅馆，以及一个名为“Ooops”的旅馆，离梅拉伦湖上的阿特旅馆不远。
For most of the year， the area is teeming with tourists.
inflatable /?n'fle?t?bl/ adj. 需要充气的
submerge /s?b'm??rd?/ v. 浸没;淹没
Hippos are unable to submerge in the few remaining water holes.
lap /l?p/ v.（轻柔而有规律地）拍打