Special Hotel Rooms: A Night at Harry Potter or Captain Haddock | Basler newspaper

hotel rooms are often “only” there for overnight stays. Not so these seven extraordinary accommodations.

Markus Fässler (Travelcontent)

Im finnischen Revontuli Resort übernachtet man in Glas-Iglus.

In the Finnish Revontuli Resort you stay in glass igloos.

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Visiting Tintin in BrusselsStruppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Struppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Struppi and his comrades-in-arms are omnipresent in the Signature Suite.

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“Hail and Shells” is just one of the legendary curses of the choleric but kind-hearted Captain Haddock. Together with reporter Tim and his dog Struppi, he embarks on a whole series of adventures. Fans of the world-famous comic series “Tim and Struppi” by Hergé have now in Brussels at the Rocco Forte Collection belonging to the hotel Amigo with a chance in the Signature Suite “Tim and Struppi” to spend the night. The room was created in collaboration with Moulinsart and the Hergé Museum. In addition to the three main characters, the stories of other protagonists such as Bianca Castafiore are also part of the set-up. Everywhere in the room there are drawings, figures and other treasures of the comic heroes. Thanks to an adjoining room, the “Tintin and Struppi” suite is also suitable for families. Among other things, a stuffed snowball and of course countless comics await the young guests.

Sleep in Finland with a view through the glass iglooStruppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Whoever sits in the glass igloo has a clear view of the sea and the sky.

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Lying in bed and enjoying either the view of a lake or the unobstructed view of the sky. What is probably true of the fewest bedrooms in the world is in Revontuli Resort in Hankasalmi, Finland is a reality. There are various glass igloos right on the water. Under the warm blanket you can watch the stars, well protected from the possible cold. And depending on the season, there is a good chance of even seeing the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Because Hankasalmi is considered one of the darkest places in southern Finland.

In London we sleep Harry Potter

Does this guy wake up with magical powers in the morning?

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To travel to Hogwarts and spend time at the fictional wizarding boarding school– the cherished wish of many Harry Potter fans. But so far the gate to platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross station has not opened to anyone. Not quite there, but at least close, guy thinks he’s in Georgian House in London. The hotel offers overnight stays in the so-called Wizard Chambers. These are furnished in detail and modeled on Hogwarts. There are Gothic pointed arches, paintings, chests and stained glass windows, among others. By the way: A stay at the Georgian House can be ideally combined with a visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour at the Warner Bros. Studios in nearby Leavesden.

In Chemnitz (D) back to the 50’s Struppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Statt Wolken sieht man durch das Fenster dieses Flugzeugs Palmen und Faultiere.Im finnischen Revontuli Resort übernachtet man in Glas-Iglus.

Elvis Presley would feel at home in Chemnitz.

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Anyone who wants to experience the style of the American 50s up close can embark on a journey through time in the Statt Wolken sieht man durch das Fenster dieses Flugzeugs Palmen und Faultiere.50’s ville Motel in Chemnitz. From the wallpaper to the bedside lamp, a total of six rooms are entirely reminiscent of the 1950s. However, you don’t have to do without the amenities of today’s modern everyday life: the rooms have underfloor heating and WLAN. The 50’s ville Diner restaurant next to the motel provides the complete 50’s experience. You can also book overnight stays in one of the more than 15 meter high water towers on the site.

Sleep well and sustainably on the plane in Costa RicaStruppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Statt Wolken sieht man durch das Fenster dieses Flugzeugs Palmen und Faultiere.

Instead of clouds, you see palm trees and sloths through the window of this plane.

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Uncomfortable, noisy, and in between you get shaken up: Sleeping is often not possible during the time on the plane think. It’s different in the resort, which focuses on sustainability Costa Verde in Quepos, Costa Rica. Here you sleep in a decommissioned 1965 Boeing 727 that has been converted into an apartment high up in the trees. There are two bedrooms with a wonderful view of the ocean and the jungle. Sloths, toucans, monkeys and many other animals can be observed from the terrace. Also on the resort property are the “Cockpit Cottage” and the “Cockpit Cabana”. You will probably never have such a relaxing stay in an airplane again.

In Dubai (UAE) spend a night under waterStruppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Statt Wolken sieht man durch das Fenster dieses Flugzeugs Palmen und Faultiere.

While bathing you can watch others swimming.

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There are more than enough rooms at height in Dubai. Likewise, why not go the opposite way? This is possible in the underwater suites in Ein eigenes Schloss – zwar nur auf Zeit, aber immerhin. hotel Atlantis The Palm Here you feel like you are in a transparent U -Boat. This is thanks to the huge, floor-to-ceiling windows. Pass Away 77 centimeter thick panes provide a view of the Dubai Aquarium. Around 65,000 marine animals live in it. For example, you can watch sharks, rays and other fish swimming past while you are taking a relaxing bath– in the bathtub, of course– or lying in bed.

Sleeping in the French moated castleStruppi und seine Mitstreiter sind in der Signature Suite omnipräsent.

Your own lock- – only temporarily, but still.

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Call a castle your own once in a lifetime allowed– even if it’s just for a few nights. At Château Jumilhac le Grand in Nojals-et-Clotte in France (Périgord) will be male as a guest to the lady of the castle or the lord of the castle. Because here you sleep in a water castle made of wood. Thanks to the large window fronts, you can enjoy an unobstructed view of nature. As befits nobles, the bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed. There is also a year-round hot tub and sauna.

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