Hotels.com has handpicked hotels with the most bizarre museums — featuring mummies, medieval torture and ramen — for those looking for an unconventional holiday.
Going off the beaten track for a different kind of holiday rewards intrepid travellers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In this list of hotels near the most bizarre museums, Hotels.com has chosen properties with some of the weirdest concepts that are really worth travelling for.
Charles Bridge Palace
Visit the Museum of Medieval Torture in Prague and discover gruesome torture devices bound to give your nightmares. The best way to visit is to stay at the Charles Bridge Palace located in the heart of historic Prague. This unique hotel is full of history and is only two minutes from Charles Bridge and other important sights of the Old Town. What better way to get a peek into medieval history than by staying at a historic hotel?
Hotel Posada Santa Fe
If you want to spend a day wandering past mummified remains that were formed naturally in the local cemetery, stay at the Hotel Posada Santa Fe in Guanajuato, which is located just a five-minute walk away from the eerie Mummy Museum. The hotel is steeped in tradition and offers stunning colonial facilities for guests. In addition to the Mummy Museum, guests can enjoy Jardin de la Union, not far from the Juarez Theater and the “callejoneadas”, all a short walk away.
The Washington Plaza DC
Fans of investigative thrillers will enjoy staying at The Washington Plaza, which offers easy access to the International Spy Museum that boasts interactive exhibitions and installations of the foremost collection of spy artefacts in the world. Guests can enjoy boutique accommodation at The Washington Plaza located downtown on Thomas Circle, a few minutes away from other iconic attractions. Class meets elegance at this hotel – and that’s what you will need to get into the Spy Museum!
Bayer Stone House
If being surrounded by human hair is your thing, then a visit to the Avanos Hair Museum in Turkey is a must. It showcases over 16,000 hair samples accompanied by a description of who donated it. Stay at the Bayer Stone House which offers wonderful, old-world accommodation that is just a short distance away from the Hair Museum. Stay here and don’t miss the chance to leave a few strands of your own hair behind when you visit the museum.
Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
Ramen lovers will be delighted when they stay at the Shin Yokohama Palace, just a short distance away from the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, which offers a one-stop place to enjoy the flavours of this ubiquitous Japanese dish. Enjoy every possible variety of Ramen at the museum and bullet train access to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka when you stay at Shin Yokohama Palace.