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Rooms With a ’Tude May 6, 2009

I’ve started compiling a list of the world’s most unique hotels. Hopefully I’ll get a few writing assignments out of it. Or even a book deal. (My dream.)

Of course, lots of hotels claim to be unique. But I’m talking truly out-of-the-ordinary here, folks. For instance, did you know that in the Netherlands you can sleep 55 feet up off the ground in a spectacular suite for two atop a working industrial shipping crane?

It’s called the Harlingen Harbour Crane (www.vuurtoren-harlingen.nl) and it sits dockside along the Wadden Sea near the historic town of Harlingen. From its lofty perch, you’ll be afforded sweeping 360-degree views. Inside, you’ll find the accommodations surprisingly comfortable and luxurious (there’s a shower/bath built for two and designer touches like Eames chairs).

Harbour Crane exterior.

Harbour Crane exterior ...

Harbour Crane interior.

and interior.

Know of other unusual lodgings like the Harlingen Harbour Crane? I’d love to hear about them! Want other hotel notes and news? Check out my column on examiner.com.

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2 Responses to “Rooms With a ’Tude”

  1. Jon Says:

    you should consider the Hike Inn, http://hike-inn.com/default.asp. Not quite as extreme as some of the others but still unique

  2. Lonnie Milligan Says:

    I guess you don’t just run out for munchies at 1am when you’re suspended from a crane. I can just imagine the early morning call from the front desk… “Yes, Um… Ms. Becker? We are going to need you to verify these $300 in room service charges before we can let you down”.


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