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Sleeping with the Enemy: Dictators’ Homes Turned Hotels

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JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Bucharest, Romania

JW Marriott Bucharest - exterior

Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu never had a chance to stay in his Bucharest guest house, but you can. Now a JW Marriott property, it was originally part of a sprawling architectural complex.  The property is practically a city in its own, with a shopping center, a casino, several restaurants, and bars. Best of all, rooms at this luxury property start at only about $150 a night. Ceauşescu’s former home is now Parliament Palace, which is within easy walking distance of the hotel.

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