Giving you the thrill of sleeping in real military barracks without the thrill of getting shot by real bullets, Britain's Spitbank Fort underwent a million-dollar makeover and is now a luxury boutique hotel with nine suites and a rooftop Jacuzzi and bar.
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Located in the Solent about a mile outside Portsmouth Harbor in Hampshire, England, the "fortel" (no?) is accessible only by boat.
Built in 1878 to defend Britain from a French invasion after Napoleon III assumed power, Spitbank housed 150 soldiers and...
...did not at all boast this romantic rooftop firepit next to which you and a lady friend could stare longingly out at the sea. It was, however, attacked by the Nazis during World War II and remained in the service of the Queen until being decommissioned by the Ministry of Defense in 1982.
Many of the fort’s original features have been retained, including the riveted ceilings, arched windows, 15ft-thick granite walls, and an occasional cannon laying about. Persian rugs and decorative oars add an air of sophistication.