Quirky breaks

From superheroes to wizarding weekends, here are some of the coolest stays around

The name’s Bond

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The name’s Bond

The name’s Bond

The Eiger Hotel in Mürren, Switzerland, lies at the foot of the Schilthorn summit, and its panoramic restaurant provided the stunning location for the ’60s James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Service. The whole cast stayed at the hotel during filming, and to celebrate, the Eiger has created a wonderful James Bond suite – the doorbell and phone have Bond-themed ringtones, and there are even gunshot effects placed on the bathroom glass!

Mürren is a gorgeous car-free village that provides stunning views of the world-famous Eiger Mountain, which can also be seen from the James Bond suite balcony. Visitors can enjoy a full immersive Bond experience, with a ride to the top of the Schilthorn from the village, where Bond World offers a fascinating insight into the film. And at the revolving Piz Gloria restaurant – originally built and used as villain Blofeld’s hideaway – you can enjoy a Bond brunch.

• The James Bond suite costs around £456 a night based on two sharing, including buffet breakfast and use of the hotel’s facilities. To book, visit Hoteleiger.com

’Gram glam

’Gram glam

If you’re looking for the perfect Instagram pic, then the Esme cabin at Sandy Balls holiday village on the edge of the New Forest is the place to be. These new cabins feature two bathrooms, an outdoor deck and even a king-size bed– perfect for a family trip, a break with your mates, or even a romantic getaway. The added on-trend neon lights, statement wallpaper and some seriously cool furniture ramp up the style factor and make it very Instagrammable, too.

• Prices start from £430 for two nights. To book a night in the Esme Cabin, visit Awayresorts.co.uk

A wizard-themed stay

A wizard-themed stay

If you’re looking for a wizard-inspired weekend away, then we know just the place. The townhouse chic Georgian House Hotel in London is home to the Wizard Chamber hotel room, which is hidden away behind a concealed bookcase door. The room has flickering candles, a four-poster bed with thick plush curtains, cauldrons, and bunk beds for those little wizards. We also recommend booking the Wizarding afternoon tea and cocktail potion making. There are five themed rooms in total – three of which are suitable for families.

• A stay at the Enchanted Chamber sleeping up to two adults and two children costs from £352 per night. To book, visit Georgianhousehotel.co.uk

Marvel mania

Marvel mania

Superhero fans will be delighted to know they can now surround themselves in everything Marvel at Disney’s Hotel New York (in Disneyland Paris). It has been restyled as The Art of Marvel and is now home to Marvel superheroes and more than 350 pieces of artwork. Guests will be treated to hands-on experiences, like the selfie spot with Spider-Man, learning how to be a comic book artist in the Design Studio, or enjoying a game of basketball in the outside Hero Training zone. The artwork on display is from both the comics and movies, and has been created by more than 110 artists from around the world. There are many different types of rooms to choose from, although our favourite is the Spider-Man suite, which is decorated with the coolest artwork.

• Walt Disney Travel Company International is offering a two-night stay at Disneyland Paris from £1,496.18, based on two adults and two children (aged three to nine) sharing a Superior Room with Garden View at the Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, with access to the Disney Parks for three days and return Eurostar travel. To book, visit Disneyholidays.co.uk

Take a walk on the wild side

Take a walk on the wild side

Well, you might not be able to get to Africa right now, but you can tick off a Big Five with Hotel Indigo Edinburgh on York Place. Stay in their brand-new Giraffe Room, created in partnership with Edinburgh Zoo, to celebrate the return of these gentle giants to the Scottish capital, and enjoy a discounted ticket package. The room design, which comfortably accommodates a family of four, includes giraffe lamps, giraffe murals, bed linen and a giraffe camp-style children’s bed for dreaming of the Serengeti.

• Rooms cost from £114.50 per night based on family of four sharing a junior suite. Package includes bed and breakfast, zoo tickets, bus tickets, a plush toy giraffe and a cardboard campfire for “toasting” marshmallows. £3 from each booking will be donated to Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Note: no giraffes were harmed in the making of this package. To book, visit Edinburgh.hotelindigo.com

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Words: Carly Honeyfield

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