Join us as we explore the 10 best Bond hotels featured in the classic films.
The epitome of sophistication, James Bond knew how to travel in style, follow in his footsteps as we guide you through some of the most luxurious hotels in the world
The Hotel Atlantic Kempinski was the location of Pierce Brosnan’s death-defying rooftop climb from the Atlantic Suite to the globe on the roof after killing Dr Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies. Get into bed with Bond by staying in the Atlantic Suite also known as the ‘James Bond Suite’ (do you see what they did there?). A-listers such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Cher have also stayed in the luxurious room.
This Las Vegas landmark was used as the Whyte House casino in Diamonds Are Forever. At the time of release in 1971 the hotel was one of the biggest, best and most famous hotels in the world with over 3,000 rooms. It was thrust into the spotlight even before Sean Connery and the rest of the Bond crew descended, when Elvis chose the resort for his comeback in the late 1960s.
This exquisite luxurious and romantic hotel sits on the water in the middle of Lake Pichola in India and was the setting for Octopussy. The beauty of the white marble palace must surely have had a part to play in the blossoming love between Roger Moore and his leading lady, Maud Adams.
The Fontainbleau became a part of cinematic history the moment fans saw the glorious aerial shot of the hotel that directly follows the opening credits of Goldfinger. The stylish resort played host to oodles of James Bond action. It’s where Sean Connery gets the heads-up about Auric Goldfinger from Felix Leiter and the ill-fated Jill Masterson gets a gold makeover from Oddjob. The Fontainbleau reopens this autumn after a $1 billion dollar makeover.
Ian Flemming penned all 14 James Bond books in Jamaica and the Caribbean island is the setting for Roger Moore’s first outing as the dashing MI6 agent. Now the Couples Sans Souci resort is a breathtaking all-inclusive haven nestled in the tropical greenery of the Caribbean island.
Blonde Bond, Daniel Craig, moored his yacht outside the devastatingly lavish Hotel Cipriani in Casino Royale. The spectacular hotel is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and offering some decadent treats such as 24-carat-gold beauty treatments and a ‘Golden Cip’ Cocktail – a mix of Champagne, wild berries and gold leaf. You may need to re-mortgage the house to stay there, but we reckon it’ll be worth it!
Poor old George Lazenby only got to play James Bond once, but when he did he had the privilege of staying at the exclusive Palicio Estorill Hotel. During World War II, the hotel was a meeting place for British and German spies and this unique history inspired the director, Peter R Hunt, to film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service at the charming location.
The Hotel Cala di Volpe is known as one of the most expensive hotels in the world; a night in the presidential suite will set you back £8,000, but with a license to kill, money was no object for James Bond. This playground for the rich and famous was the backdrop for The Spy Who Loved Me, and now celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Denzel Washington flock there in their private jets and yachts.
This historic building in the heart of Mexico City was used for the interior of the El Presidente Hotel in License to Kill. The hotel is architecturally magnificent with the focal point being a gigantic Tiffany stain class window.
Now, we know we have mentioned Casino Royale twice, but it was so fantastically glamorous, we thought it would be wrong not to. In the film, The Grand Hotel Pupp was actually known as Hotel Splendide and was supposed to be in Montenegro, nevertheless it was at the bar of this prestigious hotel that when Bond was asked how he liked his Martini cocktail, he replied: ‘Do I look as if I give a damn?’ Classic!