There is something magical and mysterious about lighthouses, but have you ever considered sleeping in one? Well, if you have, we have luckily run through five amazing hotels that will allow you to appreciate the sea at its best – from the tree topped cliff sides of Italy to the choppy sea edges of Norway.
Faro Capo Spartivento, Sardinia, Italy
Built in 1854 and home to the lighthouse keepers up until 1980, the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento is the first lighthouse in Italy to be converted into a guesthouse. The Italian Navy priced the conversion as a fine example of military architectural restoration. It features a panoramic terrace, infinity pool and some of the most amazing sea views. Its interior consists of an iron spiral staircase and a central library, meaning this will be a very special stay. If you manage to tear yourself away from the quirky opulence, it is the perfect spot to explore the Domus de Maria area which has splendid beaches and mystical woods.
Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa, Connecticut, USA
Located in the picturesque sea town of Old Saybrook, the Saybrook Point Inn is the perfect place for a restful break. Their lighthouse suite is located on the main dock and offers unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. The suite boasts 900 square feet and contains a living room, dining area and a kitchenette.
Hotel Brosundet, Ålesund, Norway
Located in the heart of historic Alesund, the hotel was originally a seafront fish storage and treatment warehouse. After a terrible fire in 1904 the whole town had to be re-built, so the hotel features the distinctive Art Nouveau style that Alesund’s village is now famous for. It is a beautiful design gem where the rustic history is combined with modern facilities. If you are around during one of the Western Norway’s stormy spells, you will find that the waves hit high up the firewall, but it probably won’t seem so bad from the comfort of your luxurious bed…
Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, Washington, USA
Located in Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether is the perfect spot to explore the beautiful scenery of the North Cascades National Park. Their lighthouse suites are one of the most unique lodging experiences. A 900 square-foot waterfront retreat, this lighthouse replica features an observation level with 360-degree water views overlooking Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, Squalicum Harbour, the city of Bellingham and Bellingham Bay.
Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland
Built in the 19th century the Turnberry lighthouse switched off its lights in 2012 and since then has become an enchanting two-bedroom suite with captivating views across the ocean. Situated in one of the most desirable golf and spa destinations in Britain, this inspiring piece of restauration provides and unique setting for a distinctive stay in the western Scottish coast.
END NOTE: This selection is part of the Hotel Edit project by Expedia.