Get Behind Bars At These Prison Hotels

How do you like to spend your holiday at one of the star class prison hotels in the world? If you were thinking these are hotels inside prisons, they’re not. These are former jails around the world that are turned into luxury hotels. You might be surprised to know that there are quite a few prisons hotels available. Just imagine having to push open the bars of the prison cell to get to your room? This is just what you will experience, if you go to one of these former prisons now turned hotels.

Prison Hotels Around The World

Prison Hotels - The Liberty Hotel, Boston

Prison Hotels - The Liberty Hotel, Boston

Few of the most famous prison hotel spots are San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island, Cape Town’s Robben Island and London’s Clink. All these allow travelers a glimpse of the past, sometimes with a tour of former inmates. Talk about an ‘exclusive tour’ of a prison. Many other prisons around the world have been transformed into luxurious hotels such as the 90 year old Turkish prison in Istanbul. It is now known as the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul – a five star hotel. Similarly the former Charles Street Jail in Boston has been transformed into a five star hotel, now famously known as the Liberty Hotel Boston.

If you want to have a glimpse of the prison life on your holiday, pack your bags and head out to the Jailhotel Loewengraben in Lucerne, Switzerland. This hotel will put their guests behind the same wooden doors as the inmates from 1862 to 1998 were. There are fancier suites with access to the former prison library where the walls are still lined with antique prison books, and the rec room where inmates once played cards.

If prison history and culture is your passion or if you just like the feeling of being  ‘locked-up’, ‘unchain’ yourself from that sofa and spend a few nights in one of these truly unique prison hotels.

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