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Or is the very concept of this hotel distasteful?

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Catsize Fri 28-Nov-14 08:30:20

Whilst indulging in a bit of holiday porn last night, i came across this...

Titanic hotel

I have put the Tripadvisor link on, as it is more neutral than a specific holiday company, but lots of British tour companies go there.

The whole place is modelled on the Titanic (even to the point of the ship's name on the hull).

Yes, it is a brilliant piece of architecture, but to me it is a very odd and disturbing concept - even the staff are dressed as crew members.

The reviews are very good.

Is it just me??

KingJoffreysDodgyEars Fri 28-Nov-14 08:36:35

It looks nothing like the Titanic.

I'd say it was just a hotel.

Catsize Fri 28-Nov-14 08:44:35

There are ship's wheels and portholes in the decor etc. Whilst I accept it isn't exactly a replica, do you not think it a bit odd? It is clearly ship-looking externally.

Catsize Fri 28-Nov-14 08:45:33

Ships' wheels too <runs from the pedants>

AlpacaYourThings Fri 28-Nov-14 08:46:23

Just a hotel with the same name. I don't think it's disrespectful.

Andrewofgg Fri 28-Nov-14 08:49:30

Catsize You should get out more. I can recommend a hotel in Turkey smile

furcoatbigknickers Fri 28-Nov-14 08:53:42

I like it

kim147 Fri 28-Nov-14 08:58:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DoJo Fri 28-Nov-14 08:59:31

If the events on the Titanic can be turned into a Hollywood blockbuster for entertainment purposes, then I don't see why a hotel doing the same is much different...

Catsize Fri 28-Nov-14 09:30:17

Andrew, I think you may be right. And you made me smile.
Dojo, I agree, which is why I have never watched it.

Catsize Fri 28-Nov-14 09:31:05

Kim, words fail me...

slanleat Fri 28-Nov-14 09:36:18

It is a beautiful looking hotel. Definitely designed to look like a cruse ship and done well. But I think a different name would have been better. Titanic just brings to mind the sinking.

bruffin Fri 28-Nov-14 09:38:12

probably connected to the Noahs Ark hotel in Cyprus

Sallyingforth Fri 28-Nov-14 10:52:22

Definitely don't ask for ice in your drink...

HairyPotter Fri 28-Nov-14 11:07:50

They have a sister hotel called the Concorde here

KurriKurri Fri 28-Nov-14 12:59:29

I think it's a distasteful - but I don't subscribe to the 'it happened years ago so we can forget that real people died' mentality. To me it is no dfifferent from having a 'Twin Towers' themed hotel.

I'll probably be accused of being 'professionally offended' though. <shrugs>

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