Top 10 hotels in restored historic buildings
Hotels, located in historic buildings with a rich history attract tourists from all countries. List of Top 10 shows the hotels, located in buildings with an interesting past.
1. Santa Teresa (Rio de Janeiro)
The hotel was given such name because of hill with a similar name. It is located in the part of Rio de Janeiro, which has an interesting and rich history. The hotel is located in the former coffee plantation. Owners believe that the «country» style, in which the hotel is made from, will keep popularity for a long time.
2. Mandarin Oriental Prague (Prague)
The hotel is one of the most original in Prague. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that it is located in a former Catholic monastery. There are quite naturally connection of medieval style and modern design of the rooms.
3. Union Station (Nashville, Tennessee)
This hotel is interesting because it is located in a former railway station, which took the trains of different directions. When necessity for it disappeared, it was turned into an excellent hotel, spending for more than eleven million dollars.
4. Efendi Hotel (Bay of Acre, Israel)
The hotel complex combines two palaces of the Ottoman Empire time and the time of the Crusaders. Palaces remained almost in its original form. Restorers from Venice and Israel were able to restore even a mural done in 1878.
5. Sofitel California Santa Clara (Cartagena, Colombia)
The hotel is located in the former Women Catholic monastery. For several years this building was turned into one of the best hotels. There are a great restaurant with lots of rare wines and a bar instead of place where nuns ate previously.
6. Hotel Du Vin & Bistro 5* (Edinburgh)
The building, which is located in the capital city of Scotland, made in Victorian style. Architects and restorers, who worked on the project of the hotel, managed to combine that style and modern design inside the hotel.
7. Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna (Vienna)
This hotel is unique because it is located in the former gallery. In addition, there is a smoking room, which is considered the largest in Vienna. The hotel offers to visitors enjoying a smoke of Havana cigars and hookah. Also there are two restaurants, two bars, a Turkish bath and a swimming pool from marble.
8. Hotel Vestibul Palace (Split, Croatia)
For a long time Ancient Rome had a significant impact on Croatia. This can be seen by the monuments of architecture. The castle, which is located in Split, is one of them. Here is located a beautiful hotel that retains elements of Roman masonry.
9. Das Sue (Berlin)
For a long time the building of this hotel was intended for the Embassy of Denmark. It is made in a low-key style, like all government buildings. After embassy moved, here is located the hotel, one wing of which is modern, and another – historical.
10. The Chedi (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
The hotel is located in the former British Consulate in the heart of Chiang Mai in Thailand. After moving of the British Embassy, the building was converted into a high-class hotel.