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Harry Potter, Batman Themed Lodging? Eviivo Online Links Travelers with Fiction-Fantasy BnBs in UK

January 8, 2018
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Canongate Luxury Apartment in Edinburgh is a Harry Potter themed apartment, complete with a Hogwarts Express carriage room, and a Gryffindor dormitory common room and bedroom. Kitted out with artifacts, including a desk and a mirror both previously owned by J K Rowling herself, this B&B is a delight for any ‘Sirius’ Potter fan.

Britain-based online booking specialist eviivo has compiled an extraordinary selection of fiction-book themed B&Bs in the UK, including Harry Potter, Famous Five and Batman-themed establishments, perfect for fantasy holiday makers who are hunting for their next experience.

“The popularity of theme parks and adventure holidays has increased in recent years, and can turn an average holiday into an exciting and unique experience, but an expensive one,” Ruth Whitehead, a director at eviivo, said “Now, for less than the cost of a family cinema trip to London’s West End, adventurous families can live out the fantasies immortalised in works of fiction with a stay at a B&B.”

Canongate Luxury Apartment in Edinburgh is a Harry Potter themed apartment, complete with a Hogwarts Express carriage room, and a Gryffindor dormitory common room and bedroom. Kitted out with artifacts, including a desk and a mirror both previously owned by J K Rowling herself, this B&B is a delight for any ‘Sirius’ Potter fan.

A sign outside reads ‘Wizards welcome’, but Ruth Whitehead assures potential guests that “muggles will be let through the Dumble-door too!”

Built in the 1700s, the property already has an old and rustic feel and the owner has made numerous creative modifications to evoke J K Rowling’s fantasy world, including authentic bookshelf style wall paper, and an intricate display of potions bottles. One of the rooms boasts a real wood burner, perfect for snuggling up with a hot espresso-patronum.

This magical experience is conveniently located amongst some of Edinburgh’s best Harry Potter tourist spots, including The Elephant House Café where J K Rowling wrote many of her early novels.

For holidaymakers looking for an action comic experience, the ‘Joker Boat’ is a buoy wonder. Docked in Liverpool, this swanky barge was brought over from LA and restored to accommodate 6 people, after originally being made exclusively for Jack Nicholson for his role as the Joker in Batman.

The boat is kitted out in Gotham-style noirish luxury, complete with leather seats, purple velvet bedding and a 3D 52in LCD TV.  It is the perfect cosy spot for a dark Knight.

Making your way from the airport to your accommodation can be the ‘Bane’ of your existence, but in true Hollywood style, the owner is offering an optional chauffeur service from the airport, in the choice of either a Hummer or a Rolls Royce Phantom.

Families looking to escape to the fantasy world of the mid-20th century British countryside are advised to visit Enid Blyton-inspired Widbrook Barns.  Situated in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, this accommodation features a tuck shop, an original gypsy bow-top wagon and a shepherds hut, and comes complete with ‘lashings of ginger beer’ and ‘pick ‘n’ mix’, that will fuel any child’s adventures.

Ruth Whitehead added “Fortunately this accommodation sleeps up to 23, so even more than five can have a wonderful time”.

eviivo is a leading online booking specialist for independent hotels and B&Bs across Europe. Through leading-edge technology, hospitality owners can manage their bookings and sell their rooms online in the highly competitive global marketplace on an equal footing with leading international hotel chains.  Its diverse portfolio represents the best of independent hosts and hoteliers with over 6,600 small hotels, B&Bs and vacation rentals across Europe, offering over 60,000 rooms.  Accommodations span B&Bs, guest houses, pubs and inns, restaurants with rooms, serviced apartments, villas and cottages, hostels, and even boats, castles and windmills. For more information visit www.eviivo.com.

 

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Hostelworld Launches ‘Surprises and Delights’ Campaign in San Francisco

October 15, 2013

A leading online accommodation booking website, Hostelworld.com, is launching their #HostelworldTreats ‘Surprise and Delight’ campaign, creating memorable experiences for their fans in San Francisco.

Hundreds of travelers and Hostelworld.com fans in San Francisco are being surprised with treats and rewards during the next few months including free accommodation, tickets to attractions, exclusive travel packs, free hospitality evenings and more. Fans simply need to follow @hostelworld using the hashtag #HostelworldTreats to get involved.

In addition to the surprise treats, Hostelworld will launch the Adventure Taxi on Tuesday, October 22 offering travelers in London and Edinburgh the experience of a lifetime.

Lucky travelers will be invited to have a ride in the Adventure Taxi via a surprise phone call at their hostel on the special Hostelworld.com Adventure Taxi hotline. The Adventure Taxi will whisk passengers away on a surprise adventures, such as flying lessons, whitewater rafting, aerobatic stunt flights and more, all unlocked through the spin of a Wheel of Fortune in the back of the cab.

The Adventure Taxi, will run for one week and is open to guests booking accommodation in London and Edinburgh via Hostelworld.com between 22-26th October and 29-30th October respectively.

You can follow the Hostelworld.com Adventure Taxi from the 22nd October on Twitter through the campaign hashtag #HostelworldTreats and find out more about #HostelworldTreats now on Twitter @hostelworld.

View the Hostelworld.com Adventure Taxi video here: http://youtu.be/AaQoNLmb9tU

A global market leader for over 10 years, Hostelworld.com is a leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market and has been voted the most trusted hostel booking site in 2012. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 35,000 hostels, B&B’s and budget hotels in 180 countries worldwide and is the only hostel booking site to offer a service guarantee. The site also offers budget travelers over 3.5 million guest reviews, award-winning travel videos & podcasts, free customized city guides, a travel social network and more. Hostelworld.com is headquartered in Dublin and is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd (WRI). Start planning your next adventure at http://www.hostelworld.com.

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Select Registry Member Inns Supports B&B’s For Vets with Free Stay, Nov. 10

October 23, 2011

Historic St. Augustine, Florida. The St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine is participating in the free night's stay program for veterans, Nov. 10 (c) Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America joins B&B For Vets to honor the men and women of the armed forces with an offer of complimentary accommodations, Thurs., Nov. 10, the night before Veterans Day. Last year, nearly 100 Select Registry inns in 26 states, Ontario and British Columbia signed on to mark the day of observance by providing complimentary rooms to service members. Many of these properties included other perks too, such as discounts on spa services, dining and local activities.

Last year, more than 900 properties across North America participated in B&B For Vets, a program conceived in 2008. The campaign continues to enjoy enthusiastic support from innkeepers this year too.

The free night’s stay is good for active and retired members of the armed forces. To participate, service members must show a valid military or Veterans Administration ID. Inns are offering one or more complimentary rooms, available to vets and one guest on a first-come-first-served basis. Members of the military should contact the B&Bs directly to reserve their room.

Here’s the current list of participants:

 

Arkansas

Arsenic and Old Lace B&B, Eureka Springs

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs

Hilltop Manor, Hot Springs

 

California

Emma Nevada House, Nevada City

 

Colorado

Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast, Denver

 

Connecticut

Stonecroft Country Inn, Ledyard

 

Florida

St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine

 

Georgia

Chanticleer Inn B&B, Lookout Mountain

Glen-Ella Springs Inn, Clarkesville

Beechwood Inn, Clayton

 

Kentucky

A Storybook Inn, Versailles

 

 

Maine

Inn at Sunrise Point, Camden

Captain Jefferds Inn, Kennebunkport

Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, Kennebunkport

Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport

 

Maryland

Savage River Lodge, Frostburg

Wayside Inn, Ellicott City

Brampton Inn, Chestertown

Sandaway-Waterfront Lodging, Oxford

 

Massachusetts

Captains House Inn, Chatham

The Birchwood Inn, Lenox

Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown

 

Michigan

Inn at Black Star Farms, Sutton’s Bay

Mississippi

Fairview Inn, Jackson

 

New Jersey

Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood

Mainstay Inn, Cape May

 

New York

Genesee Country Inn B&B, Mumford-Rochester

Asa Ransom, Clarence

Geneva on the Lake, Geneva

 

North Carolina

1898 Waverly Inn, Hendersonville

1906 Pine Crest Inn, Tryon

White Doe Inn, Manteo

The King’s Daughther’s Inn, Durham

 

Ohio

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan

Whispering Pines B&B, Dellroy

 

Oregon

WildSpring Guest Habitat, Port Orford

 

Pennsylvania

King’s Cottage, Lancaster

The Beechmont Inn B&B, Hanover

The Lafayette Inn, Easton

Inn at Twin Linden, Churchtown

Reynolds Mansion, Bellefonte

The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong

The Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hummelstown

 

South Carolina

The Cypress Inn, Conway

 

Texas

Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle

 

Vermont

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield

Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast, Brattleboro

Swift House Inn, Middlebury

West Mountain Inn, Arlington

 

Virginia

Brierley Hill B&B, Lexington

Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg

 

Washington

Shelburne Inn, Seaview

 

West Virginia

Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B, Shepherdstown

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