Crane Hotel Offers One Room and One Amazing View
If you want a night in a lifeboat, a lighthouse or in a crane, you might want to head to the picturesque port of Harlingen in the Netherlands. Dutch businessman Gosse Beerda offers all three hotel options for a trio of some of the world's most unusual hotels.
Bloomberg reports that the Crane Hotel was a functioning harbor crane used to unload timber until 12 years ago when a bigger industrial harbor was built nearby. The machine room of the crane is now a cozy room for two 55 feet high. Guests in the room can also head up to the control room and swing the cabin around. A Dutch breakfast is delivered in a lift and there is a small patio.
The lighthouse is also a one-room hotel and an old English lifeboat can be rented. Because each venue only has one room there is a long waiting list, up to a year in the case of the lighthouse and eight months for the crane. A night in either the crane or the lighthouse costs 319 euros.
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