For comic lovers who want to stay up close with their favourite characters, the travel website Booking.com recommends eight unique stays that celebrate some of the most iconic characters we have all grown to know and love.
Eden Exoticism Planet, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Located a short walk from Rueifong Night Market, the Eden Exoticism Planet is a unique motel that offers exclusively themed rooms, including a suite inspired by one of DC Comics’ most popular superheroes. Embrace your inner Bruce Wayne in a luxury room full of dark and mysterious decorations including posters, logos and signals that represent the infamous comic character.
Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, USA
You’re never too old or too young to gain an appreciate for comic book characters, which is evident at The Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel’s Despicable Me Kid Suite. In this fun suite, young guests can spend the night as the small yellow comic characters they love so much. The exclusive room, which has special custom-made beds and kid-size furniture, is attached to the grown-ups room where parents can enjoy some privacy while the little ones are embrace their inner minion.
Hotel Zed, Victoria, Canada
The colourful Hotel Zed in central Victoria is a fun place for travellers looking for retro-chic amenities like comic books in each room, video game stations, a ping pong room, typewriters and vinyl listening stations. The hotel’s indoor heated pool with waterslide and a sauna are great to hang out in after enjoying your free morning coffee on the common terrace while reading an exciting comic book.
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Hotel JenPuteri Harbour is just a short walk away from the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park and features themed rooms, including a few that feature Japan’s most loved kitten comic character. The themed rooms are individually decorated and themed welcome amenities of the adorable character are also available. To unwind, guests can relax in the rooftop swimming pool and choose from a selection of wines and cocktails at the Sky Bar.
Comics Guesthouse, Rome, Italy
Comics Guesthouse is a truly unique property with colourful rooms themed after various comic book characters. Guests are invited to play the Wii, PlayStation and other arcade games in the lounge, before and after exploring The Eternal City. The property is in the lively neighbourhood of Prati, where you will find a great selection of shops restaurants and cafes.
Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh, UK
The Grassmarket Hotel is in the lively and historic Grassmarket neighborhood of Edinburgh. Its stylish rooms are decorated with wall-sized magnetic maps and some room decorations are inspired by the adventures of a well-known British comic book character from one of the longest running comics in the world. From the hotel, guests can rent a bike, get a packed lunch from the property and discover the narrow alleys and the iconic buildings of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The Royal Mile, a succession of streets that are home to many traditional Scottish pubs, is a short walk away.
Sato Castle Motel, Taipei, Taiwan
Sato Castle Motel is a fantasy themed hotel with a castle-like design. Each of the eye-catching themed rooms is decorated in bright colours and has striking light effects, so guests will feel as if they are living in a their own comic book story. Only a five-minute walk away is a large shopping mall with a famous, 70-metre tall Ferris wheel on the roof, which at night offers an impressive neon light show.
The Arcade Hotel Amsterdam, Netherlands
Featuring a comic library, a game room with high-end gaming PCs, virtual reality and a modern console corner, The Arcade Hotel Amsterdam is a great place to enjoy a fun gaming night in the center of Amsterdam. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, retro consoles and headsets, as well as free Wi-Fi. The hotel is also organises a popular “geek tour”, where you will discover the city’s best comic book stores and learn everything about the “geek” life in Amsterdam.