This exceeded all expectations - a wonderful idea brought to fruitation in a wonderful way.
The lift system is amazing, though possibly worrying for the claustrophobic. The room itself is very well-equipped, with touchscreen climate and lighting control - a choice of five different lighting combinations for the double shower alone! The bed is large and comfortable and the HD screen and surround sound excellent. Operating the crane is addictive and although the sun deck was more of a bluster deck while we were there, there's plenty of space for two people. The views are wonderful and the morning mist is lovely. A delicious breakfast arrives in a basket in the lift, with still-hot eggs.
One night is not long enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Special stay in a Harbourcrane It's easy to find the Harlingen Harbour Crane. All you have to do is look for the Crane's high legs standing almost in the Wadden Sea yet only a stone's throw from the centre of historic Harlingen. Staying the night in a Harbour Crane? We'll bet you've never dreamt of that! A unique experience We have applied to the Harlingen Harbour Crane all the knowledge and experience gained from working on the Lighthouse and the Lifeboat. It is here that the unassailable elevation of a lighthouse merges with the freedom of living on the water. And to top it all off, you get to do something unbelievable: you can have the crane swing into action! ... more less