Forget about the luxury of the Hotel Du Vin, the oenophile travellers place of rest is clearly this Dutch eccentricity. The Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren allows you to lay down your head in a choice of four gigantic 14,500 litre wine casks.
A recent post at Green Upgrader carried the following description:
The rooms offer two single beds as well as an attached sitting room and bathroom. These rooms have been pretty popular with tourists in the sleepy village of Stavoren. If you get tired of the in-room television and radio, you can rent a bicycle and travel along one of the many popular bike paths to see the old growth forests and beach. There is even a famous statue of “Lady van Stavoren” to keep an eye on the harbour as well as an eccentric local story to go along with it.
The wine casks are a great reuse as hotel rooms because of their ability to seal tightly. Visitors have stayed in the hotels four special recycled rooms from all over the world. Prices for the rooms range from approximately $150 USD a night to about $40 USD a night depending on the length of your stay and the season you go in. How can you afford not to?
I wanted to find out more information from the hotel itself but their website is a frame based catastrophe guarenteed to give web developers nightmares!
But, based on the pictures and the sheer oddity value of this concept, a pilgramage should be scheduled in.