As Ian Fleming’s famed James Bond series turns 50, and the world awaits the release of the highly-anticipated new Bond flick Skyfall, one would be forgiven for having spies on the brain! Should you choose to accept this mission, we’ve compiled a list from Trivago with the best hotels from the James Bond canon.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski (Istanbul, Turkey) – Daniel Craig, Skyfall (2012)
Skyfall is set in Istanbul, China and the UK. The five-star Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul boasts a heated infinity pool, spa treatments, hair salon, a boutique shopping arcade, and transfers by limousine, boat or even helicopter. What’s more, the Palace suites come with a 24-hour personalized butler service and a choice of six different pillows.
Hotel Cipriani (Venice, Italy) – Daniel Craig, Casino Royale (2006)
Trivago writes: “Remember when Daniel Craig moored his luxury yacht in Venice in Casino Royale? He moors it right outside the Cipriani, Venice’s most unique and iconic hotel. Bond visits this romantic city with the devastatingly beautiful Vesper Lynd, but the stay ends in deception and tragedy. Casino Royale was the highest-grossing Bond film to date — and this hotel fits the bill perfectly. Accessible by boat only, Hotel Cipriani is renowned for its unrivalled views over the lagoon, Michelin star chefs and classic Venetian style in the 79 ornately decorated rooms and suites.”
The Langham London (London, UK) – Pierce Brosnan, GoldenEye (1995)
Pierce Brosnan’s debut as James Bond in GoldenEye included the entryway for The Langham London. This luxury five-star hotel, open since 1865 features “380 luxurious rooms and suites and is famed for its service, sophistication and exclusive cocktails at the Artesian bar.”
Read more at The Huffington Post.