When it comes to extreme locations for hotels, this one is most definitely up there. The Euromast in Rotterdam is a famous local landmark that was built in 1960 by Dutch architect H A Maaskant, for the Floriade, the world’s biggest flower exhibition. It was recently given a makeover, and now you can dine there at its brasserie, stay the night in one of two suites (Heaven or Stars), or abseil down it (if the mood grabs you).
Some fascinating facts… The tower is 185m high, and you can travel to its very top in the Euroscoop, a capsule that takes ten minutes to travel up and then down again. The suites are located at 100m. The tower sways in the wind. The suites have outside balconies. Add those last three facts together and you have a lovely treat for acrophobics.
This unique experience will set you back 385€ per night. And, if you're really into towers, have a look at the World Federation of Great Towers, of which Euromast is a member. You can't stay in them all but, who knows, you may be able to abseil down them. RM