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Best James Bond hotels

It's a big year for Bond, James Bond. Not only is the series celebrating its 50th anniversary, the latest 007 flick, "Skyfall," hits theaters Nov. 9. Here are 10 hotels, selected by TripAdvisor, that have appeared in the franchise.

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James Bond knows how to live the good life.  A lover of fine food, the latest high-tech gadget --and of course women, it's only fitting that he consistently chooses to stay in five-star hotels, too. "Skyfall" --Daniel Craig's third performance as Bond -- was shot at Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, Turkey. But there are other unforgettable Bond hotels.

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LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada – “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971)

The former Las Vegas Hilton played the role of the Whyte House casino in “Diamonds Are Forever.” Today, it boasts 18 cabanas and a 25-seat Jacuzzi.

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Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico – “License to Kill" (1989)

The interior of this Art Nouveau Louis XV style hotel in Mexico City was featured in “License to Kill." It is also known for its Tiffany stained-glass ceiling.

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Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany – “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)

Pierce Brosnan climbed from his suite to the globe on top of the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg in “Tomorrow Never Dies.” The hotel now has posh amenities for its guests, including a private cinema.

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Hotel Cala di Volpe
Sardinia, Italy – “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977)

This Mediterranean island hotel served as the backdrop for “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Hotel Cala di Volpe features 17 lavish suites and 97 rooms with ocean views.

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Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel
Stoke Poges, England – “Goldfinger” (1964) and “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)

This hotel, which is located 35 minutes from London, appears in the third and eighteenth Bond installments. Perks include a 27-hole golf course and an award-winning spa.

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Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Udaipur, India – “Octopussy” (1983)

This island hotel was the lair of Octopussy in the 1983 film. Taj Lake Palace is an exquisite escape with gilt moldings, sculpted marble columns and a decadent reputation.

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Palacio Estoril Hotel, Golf and Spa 
Estoril, Portugal – “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)

The historic hotel outside of Lisbon appeared in George Lazenby’s only film as Bond, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Palacio Estoril Hotel was a known haunt of British and German during World War II and a favorite of some of Europe’s royal families.

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Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo Vendramin by Orient-Express
Venice, Italy – “Casino Royale” (2006)

James Bond moors his yacht outside of this beautiful hotel in “Casino Royale.” Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo Vendramin is located four minutes by boat from St Mark's Square.

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British Colonial Hilton Nassau 
Nassau, Bahamas – “Thunderball” (1965) and “Never Say Never Again” (1983)

This boutique hotel appeared in “Thunderball” and “Never Say Never Again.” The British Colonial Hilton Nassau mixes colonial and contemporary style, and offers access to a private beach.  

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Couples Sans Souci 
Ocho Rios, Jamaica – “Dr. No” (1962), “Goldfinger” (1964) and “Live and Let Die” (1973

This adults-only, all-inclusive hotel appears in three Bond films: “Dr. No,” “Live and Let Die” and “Goldfinger.” With just 150 rooms, Couples Sans Souci is the perfect getaway for your mind, body and soul.

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Best James Bond hotels

It's a big year for Bond, James Bond. Not only is the series celebrating its 50th anniversary, the latest 007 flick, "Skyfall," hits theaters Nov. 9. Here are 10 hotels, selected by TripAdvisor, that have appeared in the franchise.

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