Staying afloat in a botelApr 30, 2008 What if your are going on a trip to Europe, but you aren't voyaging there on your boat? Wouldn't you still want to stay on a boat? Here is the perfect solution. The boat hotel or botel. All the joys of sleeping on a vessel, but without all that transoceanic voyaging.
From the press release: The LogInn Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
The LogInn Hotel in Stockholm is renovated from an old remodeled ship that floats gracefully upon the Baltic Sea. It offers its guests cozy rooms that have managed to retain their century-old charm in the face of time. Whether you are traveling with children or a group of friends, the LogInn has a varity of room accommodations to fit your needs. In the morning you will enjoy a hearty breakfast served at the LogInn's quaint Ankarhaket restaurant. While staying at the LogInn, boo.com recommends visiting the old town of Gamla Stan, a mere 8-minute walk from the hotel. Gamla Stan is renowned for its extraordinary architecture, making it the perfect site for those with an appreciation for exquisite detail. Also not far from LogInn Hotel is Djargarden, a royal island and home to the Skansen Open Air Museum and Vasa Museum. If you are a wanderer, you won't find it difficult to get lost in a labyrinth of alleyways and cobbled streets that are bound to enrapture you with their ubiquitous beauty while providing you with a seemingly endless array of cozy cafes for refueling.
Botel Ristorante Matylda, Prague, Czech Republic
Located on the Vltava River in Prague, Botel Ristorante Matylda is constructed from a magnificent, antique tugboat. Visitors escape to Botel Ristorante Matylda to free themselves from the hussle and bussle of day-to-day activities and check into one of their seven private rooms. These cozy rooms provide magnificent views of the flowing Vltava River and the towering Prague Castle. For many guests, the biggest attraction of this botel is not the amazing view or utterly relaxing atmosphere, but the inviting aroma of stunning Matylda dining room that serves exquisite cuisine and fine wine. In the morning you will be ready to begin an unforgettable day of sightseeing. The Astronomical Clock is a site not to be missed. Dating back to 1410 The Astronomical Clock is comprised of three main parts: the astronomical dial, "The Walk of the Apostles," and a calendar dial. Boo.com also recommends that you stop by the Prague Castle to feast your eyes on the crown jewels of the Bohemian Kingdom that are bound to put a sparkle in your eye.
Botel Fortuna, Budapest, Hungary
Built in 1967, Botel Fortuna offers visitors a unique environment and a long history of pleasing adventure-seeking guests. Botel Fortuna voyaged the Danube entertaining vacationers before undergoing extensive renovation in 1992. During the summer months, you will be enchanted by the outside terrace serving up grilled delights, fresh brewed beer, and live music playing throughout the day. Begin your adventure at the Hungarian Parliament building, one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings and the third largest parliament in the world. After a lesson in Hungarian history, visitors can take a stroll in Heroes' Square. Surrounded by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art, Heroes' Square is a central location for those who enjoy people watching and relishing in picturesque scenery.