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It sounds like the best idea ever – a 19th century “sea fort” in the Solent, off England’s Isle of Wight, being transformed into a “luxury citadel on the sea” (AKA a 22-room hotel). But you’ll have to wait to see whether it’s as good as it sounds, because No Man’s Fort failed to open last week as scheduled, and has failed to provide a new date.
The ‘citadel in the sea’ is set to have 22 bedrooms, a museum, cabaret club, spa, laser quest arena, rooftop garden and pool, and two helicopter pads (for just 22 bedrooms, you can see who they’re aiming at). There’s not much about the rooms, yet, other than a few photos on the website, but we’d imagine they’ll be suitably luxurious.
The fort once housed soldiers, and was then turned into a luxury property – but this is the third sea fort for new owners Clarenco. Or rather, it will be once it opens – according to the BBC, there’s not yet any furniture in the hotel, due to “issues with construction of the landing stage”.
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The Akköy Evleri Cave Hotel in Turkey
Remember that best-selling book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die? Back when it was first published in 2003, it seems like everyone either bought one for a little light travel reading or gave one as a holiday gift. Regardless, the theme of "_______ to see before you die" is a popular one, and hotels are no exception. Just today, CNN came out with their list of the 15 Hotels to Stay In Before You Die.
Before you assume they're all $800 per-night mini palaces stocked with private pools and personal butlers, know that it's actually a well thought-out collection, if you ignore the two entries we'd rather class as bed & breakfasts than legit hotels.
Here's a partial list: