Luxury Extravagant Hotels
Seeking for a different type of luxury? Visit these former-prisons offering luxurios style and service, very unique and so worth your stay! There is a whole new meaning to “Sleeping behind bars” when you visit some of the to Europe´s extravagant hotels.
Designed in the Turkish neoclassical style by architect Mimar Kemaleddin Bey, Sultanahmet jail was constructed in the early 1900s. The Four Seasons took over the property in the 1990s (the prison had closed in 1969) and transformed it into one of the region’s top luxury hotels, stunning almost like palace hotel with incredible views of the Bosphorus. Considered one of the most unique hotel with the most luxurious style.
Completed in 1851, the Charles Street Jail served as a county lockup for more than a hundred years, housing prisoners such as Malcolm X and former Boston mayor James Michael Curley. Can you think of the better location for the unique extravagant hotels? The granite structure, which was designed by architect Gridley James Fox Bryant and noted 19th-century prison reform advocate Louis Dwight, is now a National Historic Landmark.
Located ten minutes by car from downtown Helsinki, this Gothic-style red-brick structure, portions of which date from 1837, once served as the local prison, today it is one of the most extravagant hotels of Helsinki, offers fine accommodations and excellent service.
In 2011 the Dutch hotel group Van de Valk spearheaded the makeover, converting 105 cells into 40 charming guest rooms, all of which open to an airy lounge, formerly the prison hallway. From $148/night.
This 4 star luxury boutique is ideally situated in the center of historic Oxfort. This former Victorian prison has been transformed into stunning hotel. Clever design, tasteful decor combined with the original architecture of the building with room featuring original cell doors and exposed brickwork ensured a truly unique ambiance.
All the above properite are incredibly unique and extravagant hotels offering fine excellence.