Swedish version of “floating hotel” among world’s best

But CNN warns Salt and Sill is not somewhere to stay if you don’t like herring

One of five examples of a “floating hotel”, or “floatel”, combining the services of a hotel with the sensation of floating in a raft or yacht, is Sweden’s Salt and Sill. But if you come onboard, you’ve got to like herring. Its award-winning restaurant serves a dish with six different types of herring. And that’s only the starter. Breakfast includes pickled herring delicately flavoured with blackcurrants, while “Herring marinated in mustard and malt whiskey” was voted Sweden’s Herring of the Year. Rates start from $244 a night.
Other “floatels” include the Punta Caracol Aqualodge, Panama, which floats on a mile-long coast of coral reef; the King Pacific Lodge, Canada, a four-deck barge reachable only by chartered hydroplane and perfect for watching black bears, sea-lions and humpback whales; the River Kwai Jungle Raft, Thailand, floating in tropical forest with romantically lit rooms; and the St Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia, which offers exclusive massages and facials on a remote Pacific island.
[pictured: Salt and Sill; courtesy Salt and Sill]


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