Over the years some of the best luxury hotels worldwide have featured in the Bond films. It is easy to see why these luxury hotels hold an attraction for this famous literary character, renown for his lavish taste, high-tech gadgetry, swanky cars and beautiful woman; James Bond has caught the fancy of cinema lovers and luxury enthusiasts alike. If neck-breaking stunts are not your thing and prefer to steer clear of trouble, you can still follow the star agent’s footsteps. Just go get yourself a vacation in one of those fabulous locations of the Bond series.
We provide you with a list of seven fabulous hotels where the James Bond movies were shot.
Spotted: Daniel Craig, Skyfall (2012)
Luxury on offer: The latest Bond release featured snapshots of this five-star property, a classic Bond-style hotel with a heated infinity pool, spa treatments, hair salon and a boutique shopping arcade.
Spotted: Daniel Craig, Casino Royale (2006)
Luxury on offer: Casino Royale was the highest-grossing Bond film to date, and this hotel fits the bill perfectly. Accessible by boat only, Hotel Cipriani is renowned for its unrivalled views over the lagoon, Michelin star chefs and classic Venetian style in the 79 ornately decorated rooms and suites.
Spotted: Pierce Brosnan, Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Luxury on offer: The hotel Atlantic Kempinski allows guests to follow in the footsteps of Bond by reserving the Atlantic Suite, featuring its own kitchen, living room and dining room, and unsurpassed views of the lake. This elegant hotel also boasts its own private cinema, personal shopper services and an innovative spa and leisure centre.
Spotted: Timothy Dalton, License to Kill (1989)
Luxury on offer: Built in the 19th century, this hotel showcases the best of Mexican colonial architecture. Guests can bask in the lavish grandeur and visit the terrace for unrivalled views over the historic centre of Mexico City.
Spotted: Sean Connery, Never Say Never Again (1983)
Luxury on offer: Unlike Bond you’ll have time to enjoy the private beach, outdoor pool and beautiful surroundings during your stay in Nassau. For a true Bond experience, never say never to a Martini in the stylish Bullion Bar & Lounge.
Spotted: Roger Moore, Octopussy (1983)
Luxury on offer: The hotel sits on a four-acre island on Lake Pichola, making it as tranquil as it is beautiful. Why not indulge in a relaxing break by visiting the hotel’s ancient Indian spa or taking part in their meditation and yoga classes which take place overlooking the peaceful lake?
Country: Hong Kong
Spotted: Roger Moore, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Luxury on offer: The hotel’s fleet of 14 Rolls Royce Phantoms in their signature dark green are at your service to take you from the airport to the hotel, and replace the old fleet of Silver Shadows shown in the film.
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