f you like staying at unique properties, spend at least a night at the Propeller Island City Lodge for the thrill of it. You know it’s not your father’s hotel when there’s a sign in the display case at the front desk forbidding sex in the coffins. So much for THAT item on your bucket list.
They’re referring to the coffin beds (complete with lids) in the Gruft room, one of 30 habitable sculptures individually designed and custom-made by the artist Lars Strochen. The rooms range the gamut from kinky (Mirror Room) to creepy (Two Lions) to bizarre (Upside Down) to kitschy (Grandma’s) to minimal (Chicken Curry). I think if there’s one over-arching theme, it’s a sense of humor: if you take yourself too seriously, this may not be the best place for you.
I stayed in the peaceful Tempel, (one of the more sedate rooms, with a view of the tree-lined street below) because I’m worship-worthy.