With Skyfall breaking box office records, follow in the footsteps of 007, with a visit to some of the glamorous location used in the classic Bond films. From Istanbul to Shanghai, Nassau to Italy, we can’t promise Daniel Craig will emerge from the sea in those trunks, but you’re guaranteed an adventure…
In the latest Bond film, 007 is missing and presumed to be dead after a secret MI6 mission in Istanbul ends in disaster. Retrace his steps and stay in Swissotel The Bospherus Hotel in Istanbul. This glamorous hilltop hotel is located within a park setting on the European side of the city. Rooms start at £131 per night.
When the identity of every active undercover agent is leaked and the Secret Service is attacked, Bond reappears to follow the film’s main antagonist, Raoul Silva, to China. Stay at the JC Mandarin in Shanghai, where rooms start at £65 per night. Discover the bright lights of Shanghai, one of the fasting changing cities in the world.
After receiving his 00-status, Bond heads off to the Bahamas on the trail of terrorists. Relax in the sumptuous surroundings of the British Colonial Hilton Nassau on downtown Nassau’s only private beach, and the site of Old Fort Nassau. Rooms start from £95 per night.
For the height of glamorous gambling, why not head down to Monte Carlo and try your luck in one of the glittering casinos? Monaco’s cultural scene includes opera, ballet, and fabulous yachts… well, somebody has to! Stay at Boscolo Exedra Nice, where rooms start from £165 per night.
Quantum of Solace
In Quantum of Solace, Bond battles wealthy businessman Dominic Greene who tries to seize control of the Bolivian water supply. Stay at the Villa Del Palmar Loreto, this hotel overlooks the transparent blue waters of the Sea of Cortes. Rooms start from £81 per night.
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