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A 134-year-old sea fort transformed into a luxury hotel

Back in the day, Spitbank Fort was considered ‘a vital chess piece in the protection of British waters against a possible invasion of France’. Nowadays, there’s no threat from France, so this fort has been converted into a luxury hotel that can only be reached by boat.

What’s so luxurious about a hotel in the middle of the sea? Let’s see. An open-air rooftop pool, fire pit with stunning views, a wine cellar, sauna, games rooms, and best of all, you can even try your hand at fishing right off the fort. What other hotel allows you to do that? Start saving now if you want to stay here – I searched a 2-night stay in mid-August and was quoted just a little over $1,700 per night.

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The 134-year-old sea fort has been converted into a luxury hotel in the middle of the sea
The 134-year-old sea fort has been converted into a luxury hotel in the middle of the sea
The 134-year old sea fort has been luxuriously restored
The 134-year old sea fort has been luxuriously restored
Stairs leading into the centre of the hotel
Stairs leading into the centre of the hotel
A wine cellar in the lower levels of the sea fort
A wine cellar in the lower levels of the sea fort
A rooftop pool for guests
A rooftop pool for guests
The sea fort hotel offers spectacular views in the evening
The sea fort hotel offers spectacular views in the evening

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