Top 10 Hotels, Airbnb or B&B to sleep like a movie star

Following in the footsteps of your favorite heroes is good. Sleeping there is even better. Discover the selection of Fantrippers hotels, Airbnb or guest rooms that have been used as locations for films and series or have been inspired by them.
Reality/Fiction Hotels, Airbnb to sleep like a movie star

Sleep in the footsteps of his favorite movies or series in hotels, Airbnb or bed and breakfast.

From Tony Stark’s cabin in Avengers: Endgame to the Skywalker farm in Star Wars, discover places to sleep in the footsteps of your favorite heroes.

1. Tony Stark’s cabin in Avengers: Endgame – Fairburn (Georgia, USA)

In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has exiled himself from all luxury and big cities to devote himself to his little family in this charming cabin lost in the middle of the woods. Recently, the premises were also used for the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Nearby, Africa is reaching out to you as the plains of Black Panther‘s Wakanda are actually those of the Bouckaert farm in Fairburn. The perfect stay.

2. Hagrid’s cabin in Harry Potter – Ground Keeper’s Cottage, North Shire (North Yorkshire, England)

Hagrid's cabin in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Hagrid’s cabin in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Have you always dreamed of sleeping under the protection of the friendly Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane)? It is now possible thanks to this replica of his tiny but cute house. Even if the decoration is not 100% dedicated to the most famous gamekeeper in the world, many elements evoke the Harry Potter saga. You can also find yourself in one of the Hobbit houses, located in the same complex. A place that’s not devoid of magic.

3. Skywalker farm in Star Wars – Hotel Sidi Driss, Matmata (Tunisia)

Sidi Driss Hotel
Sidi Driss Hotel – Credit: Kirk K on Flickr

Typically the kind of place you dream about and can dream about. The Sidi Driss Hotel in Matmata is the filming location of the Lars Farm in Star Wars. The dining room, the inner courtyard or the workshop of the young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), it’s all there. We’re almost expecting R2-D2 to show up at any moment. At two hours from this location, you can go to another legendary place: Tatooine located in Tataouine. Awesome.

4. The Plaza in Home Alone: Lost in New York – New York (USA)

Young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) manages to book a room in this luxurious and mythical New York hotel by skillfully using a dictaphone and his father’s credit card. In the lobby, he also ran into Donald Trump and asked him where the reception desk was. The future American president was at the time the owner of the premises. “I haven’t purchased a building, I have purchased a masterpiece”, he said in 1988 when he bought it. He sold it in 1995. Built in 1909 in the style of French Renaissance castles, the Plaza is a luxurious heritage gem. Do not hesitate to discover the splendid glass roof of his restaurant. And if the menu prices scare you, you can eat at the Plaza Food Hall in the basement.

5. Hotel Scribe in The Devil Wears Prada – Paris (France)

Hôtel Scribe Paris - Guilhem Vellut Photo Wikimedia Commons
Hôtel Scribe Paris – Guilhem Vellut Photo Wikimedia Commons

During their Parisian getaway, Miranda (Meryl Streep) and Andy (Anne Hathaway) stay in this hotel. Built in 1861, it was home to Josephine Baker in 1968. The shooting in France was done without Meryl Streep, as the actress did not make the trip. The scenes inside the rooms were therefore not shot on location but in the United States. On the other hand, the Petit Palais and the Galliera Museum, also seen in the film, are open to you!

6. Overlook Hotel in The Shining – The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Yosemite National Park (USA)

The dreaded room 237 is waiting for you in this hotel that hosted one of the world’s most memorable films: The Shining. Although the exterior of the Overlook Hotel is the Timberline Lodge located at Government Camp in Oregon, the interior is that of the Majestic Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

7. Park Hyatt Tokyo in Lost in Translation – Tokyo (Japan)

 Park Hyatt Tokyo in Lost in Translation
Park Hyatt Tokyo in Lost in Translation

Visiting Japan to shoot a commercial, Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is staying in this very luxurious hotel in Tokyo. Opened in 1995, the view is splendid, but above all the establishment owes its success largely to this film by Sofia Coppola. The glass atrium of the Peak Lounge is a must during your visit to this beautiful building. The Shabu Zen restaurant and the Shibuya district also offer nice places for a visit in the footsteps of Lost in Translation!

8. Multi-theme house – Carleton Place (Canada)

Chalet The Good Northern – Airbnb listing photo by Dayna

In addition to being beautifully located in Ontario, this house offers rooms entirely decorated according to a movie or series that the owners love. Amélie, The Big Lebowski or The Aquatic Life, sleeping in one of these movies has never been so easy.

9. Bella Swan’s house in Twilight – Saint Helens (USA)

Twilight has left its mark on a whole generation and now has the status of a cult saga. What better way for a fan to immerse himself in the universe than by going to sleep in the house of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart)? However, beware of vampires and werewolves!

10. Taj Lake Palace in James Bond: Octopussy – Udaipur (India)

Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy
Scene at the Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy. (Photo credit: Danjaq, MGM, United Artists and EON Productions)

The sumptuous Taj Lake Palace is the residence of Octopussy (Maud Adams), a mysterious, wealthy stranger. James Bond (Roger Moore) will invite himself in and then pretend to be dead after getting the information he wanted. This is the second time Maud Adams has appeared in the credits of a James Bond movie. The first time she played Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974. The Taj Lake Palace is a luxury hotel with 83 rooms and suites in a magnificent establishment entirely covered in white marble.

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Cult! movies: 100 mythical places of cinema [French Edition]

Since the dawn of cinema, films have invaded the world and highlighted sometimes unexpected places. Every film location has its secrets. The latter are sometimes as exciting as the feature films themselves.

Did you know that the cemetery where the final duel of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was built from scratch and that no body lies there? Or that the bus ofInto The Wild has been moved to discourage fans from spending the night there? From the story of the construction of The Bridge on the River Kwai to the incredible encounter during the shooting of the last scene ofIndiana Jones and the Last Crusadeembark on an exciting world tour with the greatest stars of the seventh art. Shiver in the real haunted house ofAmityville and discover the terrifying anecdotes of the making ofApocalypse Now in the Philippines. Visit the building of Blade Runner before stopping at Hogwarts and finally landing in Jurassic Parkin the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago. What if we also took you behind the scenes of the making of the Hobbits’ village of Lord of the Rings ?

Produced by a team of pop-culture specialists and enhanced by numerous anecdotes, Cult! movies tells the secrets of the places that made the history of cinema.

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By Damien Duarte

Friday, July 19, 2019

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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