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Spend the Night in a Giant Anus

Spend the Night in a Giant Anus

Hotel CasAnus

On a small island nestled between Antwerp and Ghent in Flanders, Belgium lies what could be the most remarkable hotel ever.  Shaped like a giant anus, Hotel CasAnus just screams, stay inside me!


Interior of CasAnus
The CasAnus was originally created by artist Joep Van Lieshout.  The structure was renovated into living quarters and now sits on the grounds of the Verbeke Foundation Art Park.

The Verbeke Foundation was started by Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens in the early 1990’s, and they have grown their personal collection to over 2,000 pieces.

The Foundation draws roughly 20,000 visitors per year, and many opt to spend the night in the huge intestine.  For the low price of $120 and a reservation 1-2 weeks in advance, you too can spend the night inside the giant organ.

The inside of the domicile is pretty spartan, but does it really matter?  You’re spending the night in a GIANT ANUS!!!  What were you expecting?  The Four Seasons?

Check out the video posted at the top of the blog shot by travel blogger Tom Hall.  He wrote about his trip to CasAnus on Lonely Planet.

He says the anus is quite cozy, “Once inside, the bed is comfy, there’s a shower and toilet and towels and bedding is provided.”

He also has a few words of advice for any naysayers:

Before anyone reading this recoils in horror, staying here was a genuine pleasure, The small staff who work here, including Geert and CarlaVerbeke, are passionate about their foundation and the art being made and displayed here. On first arrival, a stroll around the grounds and through the large and important collection of collage works by artists from around the world sets the scene. There’s also the chance to have a drink in the bar-cum-cafe area with the resident artists and owners, who will happily fill you in on what’s new.

 

 

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13 Comments to “Spend the Night in a Giant Anus”
  1. What IS that smell?!

  2. What payment methods can I use to pay for my reservation?

  3. BOBBY BobBob says:

    A bit sloppy inside, hmm… but I’ll take it!

  4. Your tips on hotel and casinos are very useful for hotel and motel staff. It’s very interesting and knowledgeable.

  5. Looks like a sh*thole to me.

  6. PreparationH says:

    so when you leave, i guess that makes you “the shit.”

  7. “Before anyone reading this recoils in horror, staying here was a genuine pleasure,” — That’s good. Because honestly, at first glance, the place looked like real shit hole.

    [*snare drum*]

  8. I heard one of the guests say they slept like crap.

  9. I assume they leave a peanut, not a mint, on your pillow at night

  10. I’m pretty disappointed that the intestine room has a rather mundane door. By all rights the door should be through the sphincter. Now *that* would be a special hotel room. :-)

  11. Why a anus have a door? That’s not the way to get inside a anus…

  12. If you go dressed like sweetcorn you can leave for free

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