Guntu floating hotel offers breathtaking voyages across the Seto Inland Sea
Japanesearchitectural studio YasushiHoribe recently completed a stunning hotel located in the SetoInland Sea of Japan. Inspired by traditional Japanese architecture and boasting luxurious wooden interiors, the "Guntu" floatinghotel aims to create the perfect atmosphere for guests to soak up the serenity of their surrounds.
"A tranquil journey unique to the Seto Inland Sea can be found here at this little hotel," says Guntu. "Time passes slowly on board, enveloped in the refreshing fragrance and gentle warmth of wood. When you enter your cabin, exquisite views of the Seto Inland Sea spread before your eyes."
The boutique vessel features 19 individual guest rooms, ascenic guest lounge with open views over the inland sea, an on-boardrestaurant, sushi and cocktail bar, gym, sauna, spa, relaxation zonesand a stunning rooftop terrace.
Guestshave a choice of four different on-board cabin types, including theGuntu Suite, Grand Suite and Terrace Suite. Each suite is locatedclose to sea level in order to offer views across thesea. Each suite also comes with its own double bedroom,private outdoor terrace with lounge area, mini bar, full en-suitewith shower and an outdoor bathtub.
Atthe top of the range, the Guntu suite offers 90 sq m (969 sq ft) of luxury spaceand is the largest cabin on the vessel. The suite promises a tranquilatmosphere from which to enjoy some time out and panoramic views in thedirection of travel. The mid-range 80-sq m (861-sq ft) Grand Suites offer the widestbalcony, while guests in the 50 sq m (538 sq ft) Terrace Suites have the option to include an open-air bath.
TheGuntu floating Hotel departs from OnomichiCity, with trips up to three nights available to guests. Prices startfrom ¥400,000 (US$3,780) per night for two guests, including allmeals and access to on-board facilities and services.