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Offbeat Traveler: Hotel made from wine barrels

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The Netherlands’ Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren is a barrel of fun, pretty much literally. The hotel features four rooms made from 14,500-liter wine casks shipped from Switzerland.

-- Kelsey Ramos, Los Angeles Times (Paul Rekker)
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The wine cask rooms start at 109.50 euros per night for two people. From November to February, guests can snag a room for as little as 27.40 euros a night if they’re willing to stay at least three nights. (Paul Rekker)
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Room prices include breakfast. Some of the hotel’s packages include additional meals or fun extras such as a homemade cake or pie, a bottle of wine and bicycle rentals.

Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren accommodates animals too. Dogs are welcome for a one-time fee of 7.50 euros.

Pictured: The interior of one of the hotel’s standard rooms. (Paul Rekker)
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The hotel has views of the harbor and a shady terrace patio for guests to enjoy.

Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren also has a restaurant that offers a wide range of traditional and international cuisines. (Paul Rekker)
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Each wine cask room has two twin beds and is attached to a small sitting room with a television, radio and full bathroom. (Paul Rekker)
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Picturesque views of the harbor, with its fishing boats, yachts, and traditional cargo ships, can be seen from the restaurant and many of the hotel’s rooms. (Paul Rekker)
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The hotel can be found in Stavoren, a town in the Netherlands’ Friesland province. The well-preserved harbor city boasts centuries-old forests and a large network of bike paths that wind through the city. (Paul Rekker)
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Friesland province is famous for its cross-country speed ice skaters, hosting Elfstedentocht, a 200-kilometer ice skating tour.

For more information on Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren, visit its website: www.hotel-vrouwevanstavoren.nl/Engels/indexengels.htm (Paul Rekker)
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