Some hotels demand to be visited. Themed hotels have become increasingly popular over the years, offering so much more than just a bed and shower. For this reason, we are taking a look at the best 5 themed hotels you have to visit.
1. 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic
30 James Street is a themed hotel that is rooted in history. The building once served as The White Star Line headquarters, and so is an important aspect of Liverpool’s maritime heritage. For those of you who don’t know, the White Star Line is the shipping company behind RMS Titanic, and so it was here that the captain and crew received their orders.
The White Star Line headquarters location was also the ship’s port of registry, and it is this reason why RMS Titanic featured the name “Liverpool” on her stern, as well as all the other White Star Line vessels. Owners Lawrence and Katie Kenwright instantly fell in love with the building, which was left derelict for many years, and transformed it into the Titanic hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, which commemorate the loss of life aboard the ship whilst celebrating the shipping company’s history.
Each room within the hotel offers an individual connection to a passenger or connection to RMS Titanic or the White Star Line. The Titanic hotel also features the rooftop Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant, which was named after the Cunard rescue ship RMS Carpathia. The White Star Grand Hall is simply breathtaking, and it’s no wonder people are flocking to 30 James Street’s wedding venue in Liverpool.
2. Georgian House Hotel
Harry Potter fans across the world can rejoice, as there is now a Harry Potter themed rooms in the 163 -year-old Georgian House hotel in London. The room is a near replica of a Gryffindor bedroom in Hogwarts, so you will feel like Harry or Hermione when you stay in this historic building. On top of a comfortable four-poster bed, the rooms also feature potion bottles, trunks, cauldrons and even spell books. A truly magical hotel stay!
3. Hotel Pelirocco
Music and movie lovers won’t be able to help falling in love with Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton – which is “England’s most rock ‘n’ roll hotel”. There are so many different themed rooms to choose from, so you’re bound to be spoilt for choice. Star Wars fans can stay in Lord Vader’s Quarters, and Pop-art aficionados will adore Modrophenia. There’s even a knitted bedroom room – you don’t get more rock ‘n’ roll than that!
4. Malmaison Prison Hotel
Guests at the Malmaison Prison Hotel are free to leave whenever they like – but that wasn’t always the case. Before it was a luxury hotel, the building served as a prison for 125 years. When the prison was closed, it was transformed into a beautiful hotel that’s inspired by it’s fantastic history. Offering luxurious linens and freshly cut flowers, you will never want to leave the prison hotel! The hotel has also retained the section names, such as “C Wing” and the “Houses of Correction”.
5. The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool offers the ultimate experience for football fans. Celebrating the life and achievements of the late, great Bill Shankly, The Shankly Hotel will offer 82 bedrooms inspired by the football manager, and will also include plasma TVs and Xbox consoles. The hotel will also include two restaurants, a rooftop infinity pool and The Shankly Experience museum, which will feature the key to The Shankly Gates and his This Is Your Life red book.