You Can Spend the Night in a Luxury Hotel Room Suspended in the Air
There are plenty of out-there hotel experiences, but chances are you've never spent the night in a luxury suite suspended four stories in the air in what used to be a construction crane. The same people who brought us a hotel room in a life boat have introduced the new Crane Hotel Faralda — surprisingly, the second crane hotel in The Netherlands.
The rooms are built into the crane, ranging from 114 feet from the ground to 164 feet if you book the highest suite (which comes with its own open-air hot tub!). There are three five-star suites total: Free Spirit, Secret, and Mystique. The crane is also located on a dock, meaning you've got great views no matter which room you choose.
Free Spirit is the lowest hanging suite at 114 feet above the ground, with a focus on high-design furniture and a free-standing tub with a killer view. Secret is the next-highest suite at 130 feet in the air, and was a machinery room in a previous life. This suite is a stunning split-level with a copper bath tub from Marrakech. The third — and tallest — suite is Mystique, floating 147 feet in the air. This suite is decorated with old parts from a sunken ocean cruiser and, as you might have guessed, also has a bath tub that could suck hours of your day.
The Daily Express notes that these cranes move with the wind, so don't forget your Dramamine if you're prone to motion sickness. Getting to this spot in Harlingen is easy, and it's only a hour drive from Amsterdam.
Nightly rates start at $464 for these suites. You can read more about the rooms on the Crane Hotel Faralda website.