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The Harlingen Harbour Crane

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The Harlingen Harbour Crane is an unusual hotel. Firstly, the very friendly owners don’t do e-mail, preferring to have human contact with guests before bookings. Secondly, it was an actual crane until 1996, but a substantial and thoroughly modern renovation means that is now a hotel of one room! I probably should have made that point first, but I like building up atmosphere… To get to the room takes an elevator but it’s worth it for the views. The shower for two has five different illumination options from the central control command, which also controls the DVD and TV as well as heating and air-conditioning. There’s also the ability to turn the crane, meaning you can take in the 360o view, which is probably one of the most unique hotel options I have ever heard of.

Written by  John Johnston.

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