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A dockside crane converted into a luxury hideaway for two

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This is a genuine dockside crane which has been the recipient of intelligent engineering and dedicated devotion rarely seen in a private home – let alone in a hotel property. Replacing the external ladders with modern lifts to gain entry, the old machine room in the body of the crane has been transformed into a luxurious bedroom that would not be out of place in the most modern of design hotels.

It is an out of this world property - staying here guarantees you stories to tell your friends!

Managers, Willem and Carla have managed to keep the existing observation windows and industrial feel, but have added comfort, warmth and the latest flat screen and audio equipment to create a fantastic environment to enjoy a boyhood dream for many – your own personal, WORKING crane.

A fantastic breakfast is included, delivered magically via the internal lift to your bedroom.

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Ian Morrish
Oct 7 2009
Excuse the pun but this was one uplifting experience. An amazingly well thought out and designed layout gave a lot more space than we expected. Breakfast being delivered by the lift in the morning was wonderfull with more than enough to eat for two. Just a couple of points to bear in mind :- access is via two lifts the 2nd of which was a snug fit for my oversized stomach and I was glad we had packed soft bags rather than hard luggage! A small but nice extra touch was the provision of a pair of binoculras in the crane cab. Overall we were very impressed and had a very warm welcome, we will return sometime.

James Colville
Aug 5 2008
We stayed here 2 nights in July 2008 for my husband's birthday. We think it is the most unusual and amazing place that we have ever stayed in, beyond our expectations. We were very lucky with the weather so drinking champagne on the deck was wonderful. We are so impressed with the whole concept and ingenuity of the living space - well done whoever thought it all up and carried it out to such a high standard. The crane will take some beating.

femke van valkenburg
Feb 10 2008
GREAT! We stayed here to celebrate our first year of being married. It's a wonderfull hotel, amazing view, great extra's and a beautifull breakfast in a basket (so very private).

Frank van Genne
Apr 17 2007
We stayed here in june, sitting in the sun on top of the crane and enjoying all the views at night. There is just one word to describe this "hotel": perfect!

Diane Bures
Mar 17 2007
I love the unusual, and will certainly try to book an overnight if Harlingen, comes up on my itinerary.

Steve Dobson
Feb 8 2007
I stayed here in December 2006 and was amazed by this property. you don't get much more unusual than a room in a dockside crane. The accommodation was funky, and as good, if not better than many designer hotels. Mind you, the flat screen plasma wasn't really necessary - who needs to watch videos when you're able to spin the crane around in your pyjamas at 1am?

Ian Morrish
Oct 7 2009
Excuse the pun but this was one uplifting experience. An amazingly well thought out and designed layout gave a lot more space than we expected. Breakfast being delivered by the lift in the morning was wonderfull with more than enough to eat for two. Just a couple of points to bear in mind :- access is via two lifts the 2nd of which was a snug fit for my oversized stomach and I was glad we had packed soft bags rather than hard luggage! A small but nice extra touch was the provision of a pair of binoculras in the crane cab. Overall we were very impressed and had a very warm welcome, we will return sometime.

James Colville
Aug 5 2008
We stayed here 2 nights in July 2008 for my husband's birthday. We think it is the most unusual and amazing place that we have ever stayed in, beyond our expectations. We were very lucky with the weather so drinking champagne on the deck was wonderful. We are so impressed with the whole concept and ingenuity of the living space - well done whoever thought it all up and carried it out to such a high standard. The crane will take some beating.

femke van valkenburg
Feb 10 2008
GREAT! We stayed here to celebrate our first year of being married. It's a wonderfull hotel, amazing view, great extra's and a beautifull breakfast in a basket (so very private).

Frank van Genne
Apr 17 2007
We stayed here in june, sitting in the sun on top of the crane and enjoying all the views at night. There is just one word to describe this "hotel": perfect!

Steve Dobson
Feb 8 2007
I stayed here in December 2006 and was amazed by this property. you don't get much more unusual than a room in a dockside crane. The accommodation was funky, and as good, if not better than many designer hotels. Mind you, the flat screen plasma wasn't really necessary - who needs to watch videos when you're able to spin the crane around in your pyjamas at 1am?

Diane Bures
Mar 17 2007
I love the unusual, and will certainly try to book an overnight if Harlingen, comes up on my itinerary.

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