Sleep like a star and soak up the Oscars atmosphere at this fabulous selection of film-inspired hotels
Passionate about cinema? There is no better way to soak up the atmosphere of this year’s Oscars than to stay at a film-inspired hotel. From the Louisiana plantation where 12 Years A Slave was filmed to a lifeboat capsule in the style of Captain Phillips, we have the pick of the crop.
Time stood still at Felicity Plantation, in Vacherie, Louisiana, the real-life location for the Epps plantation in 12 Years A Slave. You can stay at the estate, one of America's few sugar cane plantation to remain intact, and tour the grounds of its 2,500-acre sister plantation, St Joseph. Book it through wimdu.co.uk.
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Feel like Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort on thsi yacht anchored just off Barcelona. Book it through wimdu.co.uk - from £82 a night.
This lifeboat capsule in Scheveningen, Holland, recalls the setting for one of the most extraordinary scenes in Captain Phillips. you can feel like Tom Hanks by choosing fishnet hammocks and blankets, or forget authenticity and treat yourself to the luxury package with silk bedding, champagne, a DVD player and even a disco ball. Book it through wimdu.co.uk - from £53 a night.
The heart-wrenching story of Philomena is set in the magnificent Irish countryside around the town of Roscrea?the rural idyll a stark contrast to the cruelty of the nuns that deny the beleaguered woman her son. The pretty Coach House Cottages in Lorrha, just 15km from Roscrea, are the perfect place to breathe in the atmosphere of the film - and a great springboard to visit some fascinating ruins (pictured: Old St. Ruadhan's Parish Church). Book the cottages through wimdu.co.uk - from £33 a night.
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Soak up the Hollywood atmosphere in this lavish mansion fit for an Oscar winner. Set in the exclusive Hollywood Hills, this chateau-style home features a vast master suite with private Jacuzzi and sauna, a lounge suite with round bed, plus an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. Book it through wimdu.co.uk - from £385 a night.
Enjoy this year's best film in the privacy of your very own cinema. Set in the heart of Paris, this period theatre has been converted into a fabulous private cinema. All the Oscar films are available on-demand, and the theatre is complete with bed - just in case the film-watching marathon runs late into the night. Book it through wimdu.co.uk - from £1,311 a night.