What happens when a hotel’s name and the name of the place combine to mean much more than the sum of their individual identities? Here’s a few examples:-
Bato Thermal, Batman - Are we talking about Batman’s thermal underwear - a very popular part of the Caped Crusader’s gear? Actually, the place in question is the historic Batman Province in Turkey, and Bato Thermal is a nice hotel there with a hot spring complex.
They’re very touchy about the whole Gotham mixup. In fact, back in 2008 when Dark Knight was released, Huseyin Kalkan – Mayor of Batman, went so far as to say that he was planning to sue Warner Bros. for using their name.
The hotel has 54 rooms, each with its own thermal bath, and two outdoor pools as well, for adults and children. The Bato Thermal Batman Hotel is ideal to spend a night or two if you are visiting Sason or Kozluk, or if you need some therapeutic rejunevation.
Super 8 Hazard, Krypton - Included in the list of hotels in Krypton, KY is the Super 8 Hazard. This is one Super 8 that Superman won’t be checking-in to.
The Man of Steel, as you must know, loses his superpowers and grows weak when he’s near Kryptonite.
But for the ordinary Joe, there’s nothing radioactive about the Super 8 Hazard. Claims to be a nice family-friendly place where the amenities include “friendly smiles and clean rooms.”
Old Vicarage, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone - Brings forth images of a crusty old Vicar lusting after shrews in a town whose name can only be said to be the result of a trashy fiction writer’s vivid imagination.
But in truth, the Old Vicarage Guest House is a nice family owned establishment in Sheffield, UK.
They offer 10 rooms (5 en-suite) with color TV and tea and coffee making facilities. A kitchen is available for use by guests, in addition to the free breakfast served in the tea rooms.
Cole Family Inn, Hooker OK - A bit odd to see a family-friendly hotel which says Hooker OK, but in this case it’s not their fault. The Cole Family Inn is located in Hooker, Oklahoma. Also, it’s interesting to see how some travel sites are listing hotels in Hooker OK. Here’s one example:-
Need to be a bit more careful what you put in your page titles, but can’t really blame them. A town which names itself Hooker is asking for trouble.
Photo credits – Bato Thermal, Vicarage – property owners; Super 8 – Wyndham