Motel 6 and Holiday Inn weren’t here since forever. Long before these chain of restaurants came into being- the travellers had other options. Have you ever thought about world’s oldest hotels ? With more than 1300 years of service, these hotels remain today and have stayed successful businesses over a course of years.
Travellers stay there, rest their eyes, enjoy the vintage environment and make the best out of their stay. Try stopping by on these hotels to get a real experience.
1. Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, Japan (World’s Oldest Hotel)
A hotel which is functional since 705- stood the test of time and is being run by the same family that started it. Old is gold, but the service in this hotel, which has been standing since 1300 years is modern and the building is safe to be used.
“Keiunkan provides visitors with a lovely mix of both age-old Japanese customs and sleek, contemporary design,” reported Travel + Leisure. The rooms are beautifully designed and portray beautiful views of countryside. The four outdoor and two indoor baths add to the beauty of this hotel.
2. Hoshi Ryokan, Japan
This hotel is being run since 718. Like the previous one, which is 13 years older to this one, this restaurant is run by the descendants of the people who established it.
Hot springs attract the tourists to this hotel which can accommodate about 450 people in 100 rooms.
It offers “the perfect example of Japanese hospitality, housing, service, onsen, and gastronomy,” according to one reviewer on TripAdvisor.
3. The Olde Bell, Hurley, England
The Olde Bell is functional since 1135 with luxury rooms. One of the oldest hotels started off as a guesthouse which later changed into a proper hotel. It was also important in the Glorious Revolution and the minimalistic decor adds to the beauty of hotel.
British GQ declared it a “spectacularly good find.”
4. Zum Roten Baren, Freiburg, Germany
The oldest hotel of Europe is situated in Freiburg Germany. Although the basic structure is same but some adjustments have been made to fit the needs of the society. It was up built in 14th century. The hotel has 25 rooms which are decorated in the perfect manner to make you feel at home.
5. The Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
This colonial style hotel was made in 1766, and it’s rooms portray the pre-revolutionary times. It looks like a place where George Washington would stop by. No wonder you need to try this hotel out!