Lonely hotel guests can now rent goldfish for company

Traveling solo can be a little lonely at times, but one hotel has found a way to give their guests a little companionship, while making money at the same time!

Hotel Charleroi in Belgium has a four-year old Rent A Fish program that isn't even listed on their website.

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It allows hotel guests to borrow their own little Nemo to brighten up their room.

Not that the hotel rooms need much brightening! Hotel Charleroi has accommodations that range from an economy room to a deluxe luxury suite, and even has a family room complete with bunk beds for the kids.

Hotel management assured the public on Twitter that their fish are very well taken care of, and that the fish can "vacation" in a large tank in the housekeeping department when they aren't entertaining guests.

The fish aren't free though! A swimming friend can be rented for €3.50 per night.

So, which makes you feel worse? Being alone or having to buy a friend?

The world's best themed luxury hotel suites
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The world's best themed luxury hotel suites

Travellers in search of something different can enter the world of themed hotel rooms as you lap up the luxury in these unique suites. Whether you're fascinated by outer space, a huge fan of basketball or obsessed with the works of JK Rowling, we've picked the most tasteful hotel suites with a theme for an unusual holiday...

Perfect for a unique experience in Dubai, the Underwater Suites at Atlantis, The Palm feature floor-to-ceiling views from the master bedroom directly into the Ambassador Lagoon aquarium, creating an illusion of being beneath the sea. Three storeys high, the aquatic-themed accommodation quite simply mesmerises guests by the dramatic ancient ruins of the mythical lost city and its 65,000 marine inhabitants. From 30,000 AED per night (£5,500) per night.
This two-storey suite is the largest of the suites at the Palms in Las Vegas, covering 10,000 square feet and offering the ultimate place to party and game. The Hardwood Suite features its own 30 by 30ft hardwood basketball court, along with a pool table, professional locker room, dance floor, 11 TVs and a bar. The suite accommodates up to ten people with one king bed, one queen bed and three NBA-themed Murphy beds which can be folded away.
Edinburgh's luxurious hotel The Balmoral is where JK Rowling completed the Harry Potter series while staying in room 552. The hotel's JK Rowling Suite is named Room 552 ¾ and invites guests to enter through a purple door complete with an owl door knocker. The Harry Potter-themed hotel suite's details include a bust with an inscription from the author herself, carved mirrors and tables with branch-like legs, as well as bookcases crammed with the work of Rowling's favourite authors. From £745 per night.

Legendary brands St. Regis Hotels and Tiffany & Co. have come together to create the glistening Tiffany Suite at The St. Regis New York. Located on the 14th floor, the glistening suite is whimsical and luxurious, reflecting Tiffany's modern aesthetic and contemporary vision. Some of the most stunning elements include jewel-inspired furnishings, the signature Tiffany Blue and jewel-shaped mirrors. From $10,500 (£7,760) per night.

The Kameha Grand Zurich's spectacular Space Suite features universe motifs, a zero gravity bed and steam bath with views across space by artist Michael Najjar. Immersed in an out-of-world experience, guests can enjoy literature, music and films about the orbit. The outer space furnishings have been designed to the smallest detail, with hovering astronauts and models of rockets found in the space-themed hotel suite. From £1,056 per night based on two people sharing.
The Yash Chopra Suite is a Bollywood-style cinema-themed hotel suite dedicated to the film director and producer. Yash Chopra was a true legend of Indian cinema who helped to cement the reputation of Bollywood. The Indian-style decor of the themed suite is subtle, setting the stage for guests' grand entrance and creating a special experience for anyone who wants to holiday like an Indian screen star. From 2600 CHF (£2,078) per night.

At London's The Gore Hotel, The Judy Garland features the famous film star's own bed, reportedly sent from Hollywood for the musical icon and donated to the hotel to show her gratitude after a particularly long stay. The stained glass windows, silk wallpaper and oil paintings will transport you to the magical Land of Oz. The Wizard of Oz ruby slippers resided in the room until recently when they went missing but have since been replaced with a similar pair. From £300 per night.


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