Twelve Decades, twelve designs

The Twelve Decades Hotel is located in Johannesburg, in South Africa. This boutique hotel has many rooms decorated in several art styles, and each one of the twelve decades has its own style.

Rooms.

The hotel, located in a building that is part of a large cultural complex, has twelve double rooms. Each room is dedicated to a decade and was designed by a team of local architect and designers. Each room has a double bed, a lounge area with armchairs, a bathroom with a shower, Internet access and flat television screens. The price per room is between 77 and 90€ per night.

The Vision Main Street life is a room based on the impact of a meteorite that crashed into the southern part of the city billions of years ago, creating the Vredefort Crater. This room is decorated in whites.

Sir Abe Bailey room is dedicated to the Randlords, the rulers that used to rule the region. This rooms has a brick wall and antique Chinese carved furniture that represents the many Chinese immigrants, many of whom travelled to the region to become miners.

The House That Jack Built is a room dedicated to the city’s boxing history. In the center of the room guests will find a boxing ring made of wood and there are several trophies decorating the wooden shelves.

The Minehaus room is a double room known for its bauhaus décor. The room has many murals decorated with bauhaus graphic designs, and the angular furniture is made of colourful metal and dark wood.

The Marabi Room is dedicated to the many mines that can be found in the region and to the marabi dance. The room is decorated with furniture built in several styles and has a rough floor.

Who is Herbert Dolmo is a large room dedicated to the traditional Bantu performances. Bantu was a teacher who tried to buffer the effect of colonial domination by promoting dramatic performances, and the beds in this rooms have thick velvet curtains.

A Part Love A Part Hate has a satirical design, mocking the tumultuous history of the Apartheid. This room is decorated with black and white phrases relating to the Apartheid.

Main Street Constellations is decorated with constellations that have the shape of men and women. Each one of the men and women held together by a red string is a person who is part of the city’s history, and one of the constellations is Nelson Mandela.

50 Stories is based on the history of the Carlton Center, one of the city’s first malls and one of the first public spaces to allow interracial socializing. The mall has an observation deck with views towards the city decorated with black walls and black paintings, and these decorations can be seen in this room.

The Ponte Obscura room is dedicated to the Ponte building. This building was one of the city’s largest downtown buildings, which was abandoned during the exodus towards the suburbs, and the room has a large screen with the city painted upside down on it separating the double room and the lounge area.

Catwalk Customs room is a vogue room dedicated to fashion. There is a runway in the middle of the room and the room’s lamp have the shape of large industrial spotlights used in modelling shows.

The Perpetual Liberty rooms has three living spaces, one of them dedicated to the past, another one to the present and the third one to the future. The city’s dark past is the living room, the present is where the bed is located and the bright future is the niche area that has a large window with views towards the city.

Restaurant.

The hotel provides glasses, plates and dining utensils for guests who want to prepare their own meals. The Rooftop Bar is a bar located on the hotel’s roof. The bar, which has views towards the city center, is known for its live DJ performances and themed nights.

Near the hotel there are several restaurants, and part of the restaurants offer breakfasts and room service to guests who stay at the hotel. The main restaurants are the Pata Pata diner and the Chalkboard Café. In the center of the complex where the hotel is located guests will find the Canteen restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. Guests will be able to enjoy ethnic food at one of the many stalls located in the Main Market.

On the roof of the hotel visitors will find a gym with weights and a boxing ring, and the hotel organizes boxing and yoga classes. The gym is decorated in dark colours and there is a large windows with views towards the city.

The Cocoon is a spa with a meditation area located on one of the hotel’s floors. Guests will be able to enjoy massages and relaxing treatments, and there is a nutritionist who can advise guests who want to control their weight. Meditation and yoga classes are organized in one of the spa’s rooms.

Events.

There are several options for guests who want to celebrate their events at the hotel. On one of the floors there is a meeting space that can accommodate up to fifteen guests.

The halls located in the Chalkboard Café and the large conference hall located in the complex that can accommodate up to 400 people can be rented for events. The Bioscope is another events hall equipped with audiovisual equipment which can be rented for events of up to 67 people.

Location.

The hotel is located to the east of Johannesburg’s city center, in the city’s central business district. Near the hotel there are many bars, ethnic restaurants and local shops.

The hotel is part of the Main Street Life complex, which supports the Maboneng Project that was created to promote art and design in the city. The complex has several art galleries, a cinema and a stage for concerts and performances.

There is a transport service to and from the city center. Near the hotel there are many art galleries and museums. The hotel offers an exchange program for designers, who will be able to stay at the hotel in exchange for their designs being shown in the Main Street Life collection.

The hotel organizes guided tours on foot around the city. These excursions tour the city’s main landmarks and monuments, and guests will be able to visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Apartheid Museum and the Ellis Park Stadium.

The Proposal, a hotel inside an art gallery

The Proposal is a hotel located in an art gallery in Zurich, in Switzerland. The hotel rooms are located on one of the gallery’s highest floors.

Rooms.

Guests who stay at this hotel will be able to enjoy a stay at an experimental art gallery. This bed and breakfast has two rooms located in the art gallery. During their stay guests will be able to visit the rest of the museum and its many art exhibitions.

One of the rooms is a loft located next to one of the galleries. The room has views towards a large, blown up sculpture of a man that weighs more than half a ton. The room has light wooden floors and is decorated in white, and has a large white double bed.

The second rooms is located in one of the museum’s patios, inside an ancient Peugeot J7 hippie chromed bus. The bus was remodelled and is now a large double room with a queensize bed.

Price is around 128€ per room per night. The hotel’s bathroom, which has a large shower, is located inside the art gallery. The rooms provide bathrobes for each guest.

Restaurants.

The price per night includes a state of the art breakfast called the Untitled Breakfast and two cocktails in the gallery. Guests will be able to rent bicycles at the hotel and explore the city.

Events.

Guests will be able to celebrate events in the hotel’s large patio. Cocktails are organized for visitors and the gallery offers talks about the art pieces that can be seen in the main exhibition hall.

Location.

The hotel is located in the Wiedikon neighbourhood in Zurich, one of the city0s most artistic districts. The gallery is filled with many types of art and there are several exhibitions.

There are several permanent and temporary exhibitions. Part of the gallery has art and sculptures dedicated to Henry David Thoreau. There is another exhibit the presents clothes as a second skin. Another exhibit is a tree that grows horizontally.

Guests will be able to see how an art gallery is after the visitors are gone. The gallery is visited by many of the artists who have their exhibits on show, and guests will be able to talk about the pieces of art located in the gallery.

The hotel is located inside the museum and has views towards the large patio. Near the hotel guests will find the city’s main train station. The neighbourhood is known for its many historical monuments that guests will be able to visit, and there are several bars, restaurants and shops a short walk away.

Hi Hotel Eco Resort and Spa, colour, technology and a private beach

The Hotel Hi Eco Resort and Spa is located in Nice, in France. This hotel has rooms decorated with designer furniture and a private beach.

Rooms.

The boutique hotel is an ecological hotel that has nine types of rooms and 38 designer rooms. Each room has a double bed with a private bathroom and views towards the city, and each room has one of the hotel’s nine designs.

The Techno Corner rooms are designed in the style of private viewing rooms. There is a large television screen that can be watched from the bathtub and the bed. The sofablaster is a sofa with integrated loudspeakers and headphones, and the armrest has a selection of CDs.

The Happy Day rooms change each afternoon. During midday each room has a sofa where guests will be able to relax and are decorated in light woods and bright greens, and during the afternoon the panels behind the sofa glide to reveal a double bed decorated in pink. Each rooms provides slippers and water for guests.

The Up and Down room is a duplex room decorated with chestnut furniture. The lower floor is a large living and the upper floor has a large double bed. Behind a large chestnut wardrobe guests will find the bathroom.

White and White are large white rooms where each piece of furniture is not used in a traditional way. The table is the bed, the bed is the bathtub and the ceiling is fuchsia. This rooms is filled with organic products.

In the Indoor Terrace rooms the furniture is located in the center of the room, and the rest of the room is used as a terrace with wooden floors. The bathrooms are located inside a cabin in the room.

The Digital rooms are decorated with several graphic design themes dedicated to cyberculture. There are large pixels on the room’s surface and the furniture has the shape of desktop icons. In the center of the room there is a box that changes its colour.

The Rendez Vous rooms are modular rooms. The space can be rearranged into a bathroom with a lounge and a desk area with desk and chair. Each room has a private terrace.

Monospace are rooms that have three sections, and each section is decorated in one colour. Each section is dedicated to one function, and one of the sections is for relaxing and another one is for comfort.

The Strates rooms are designer rooms decorated with coloured panels. The shower cabin is transparent, and bright red stairs lead to the double room.

The Happy Day, Monospace and Up and Down rooms cost around 269€ per night. The Digital, Strates and Techno Corner rooms cost 309€ per night. The Indoor Terrasse has a price of 369€ per night. The Rendez Vous and White and White have a price of 489€ per night. Price includes an organic buffet breakfast at the hotel, Internet access and use of the spa area.

Restaurant.

The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. The Happy Bar is the hotel’s epicentre, and has views towards the hotel’s gardens and the street. DJ’s and group perform each afternoon at the bar.

The Cantine Bio is a restaurant where visitors will be able to enjoy dishes made using organic ingredients. The restaurant offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches. There are vegetarian menus and a sushi bar. The restaurant is decorated in bright colours. Guests will be able to enjoy their meals in the garden.

The hotel has a private beach and a terrace with views towards the sea. The Hi Beach has colourful hammocks for guests. The terrace, which has three parts and each part has a theme, has access to the beach.

Guests will be able to enjoy many spa treatments at the Hi Body spa. There are massages and relaxing treatments. The spa has a steam room and two chamber hammam that is connected to a lounge where guests will be able to relax before heading to the massage room. Next to the spa there is a shop.

Events.

Events can be organized at the Happy Bar. The bar has its own large screen and a projector for when the hotel organizes themed movie nights.

Location.

The hotel is located in the center of Nice, a short distance away from the Promenade des Anglais. Guests will be able to visit the beach and the city’s main landmarks.

Concordia Eco Resort, ecological tents and crab races

The Concordia Eco Resort is located on the island St.John’s, in the United States Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. This ecological resort has tents decorated in a traditional Caribbean style.

Rooms.

The eco resort has tents equipped with solar panels. The hotel has several studios where the rooms are decorated with traditional local furniture.

The 25 tents are ecological and the nine studio suites are located on a hill on the hotel grounds. Each tent has solar panels and a wooden structure. There is a kitchen, a loft room with several beds and a large bathroom powered by solar energy. The terrace of each tent has views towards the sea.

Several of the studios are duplex studios located in the hotel’s main building. The studios are double rooms with a double bed and a private bathroom. Biodegradable products are used in the bathrooms.

The Eco Tents are fifteen tents that have the shape of tree houses located on a hill. Each tent has its own bathroom with a shower, a kitchen with a fridge and a large terrace. The rooms have ventilators. These tents can accommodate up to six people. Price is between 87 and 131€ per night.

The Premium Eco Tents are ten independent tents. These rooms have views towards Drunk Bay and Salt Point Bay. One of these tents was designed for guests with mobility issues. Each tent has a large double room. Price is between 100 and 155€ per night.

There are eight EcoStudio rooms that can accommodate up to four people. There is a queensize bed and a sofa bed that can be converted into a double bed. The bathroom and the kitchen are decorated with recycled glass and are solar powered. These rooms have several designs based on local traditions and have views towards the ocean. Price is between 131 and 203€ per night.

There are several types of studios. The Duplex Loft are two storey studios with a room with a queensize bed, a living room with a queensize sofa bed and two bathrooms. The Deluxe studios have a room with a queensize bed, a bathroom and a kitchen. The Superior Efficiency rooms have have a queensize bed, a bathroom and a small kitchen. These rooms are located next to the hotel’s swimming pool and have views towards the ocean. Price is between 95 and 203€ per night.

Restaurant.

The Café Concordia serves breakfast, brunches, aperitifs and dinners. Guests will be able to enjoy traditional regional dishes made using fresh organic ingredients.

Guests who travel with a group will be able to rent part of the hotel and the hotel’s pavilion, and there are discounts for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The hotel offers picnic baskets.

The hotel has a swimming pool where visitors will be able to relax. There is a shop that sells suncream and towels, and the hotel has a massage parlour.

Guests will be able to enjoy yoga and other activities offered in the hotel’s pavilion. Yoga retreats take place at this hotel. Guests will be able to rent their snorkel equipments and snorkel along the shore, filled with colourful fish.

The hotel organizes cultural evenings and performances are held at the pavilion. One of the hotel’s main activities is the crab races. Each guests will be able to choose a hermit crab and watch it race the other crabs. There are several boardgames and newspapers available for guests. Guests who want to immerse themselves in local culture will be able to crochet and knit following the local tradition.

Events.

There is a pavilion on the hotel’s territory where guests will be able to celebrate events, and the pavilion can be rented for larger celebrations. The pavilion can accommodate up to sixty people, and there are tables, chairs, a microphone and a projector. There are docks for iPods and a DJ’s cabin.

The are two places with WiFi at the hotel. There is a business center where visitors will be able to use the printer. The hotel can organize a transport service to and from the airport.

Location.

The hotel is located on a hill on St. John’s island. This ecological hotel has views towards the ocean, and guests will be able to relax on the nearby beaches, located near the Virgin Islands National Park.

St. John’s is known for its beaches. The Salt Pong Bay and the White Sand Beach are located a short distance away from the hotel, following the Nature Trail. Guests will be able to rent snorkel equipment and dive. Boats can be rented to explore the nearby islands. The hotel can organize kayak trips and scuba diving trips. The hotel offers boat tours to nearby islands.

The Olive exclusive, ecological suites and furniture made from tree trunks

The Olive Exclusive is a hotel located in Windhoek, in Namibia. This hotel has designer room with large bathrooms and traditional wooden furniture.

Rooms.

This hotel has several rooms decorated with furniture made from local trees and twisted tree trunks. The hotel was designed in cream colours.

The hotel has seven double suites and each suite has its own bathroom. Each suite is decorated with murals typical of each one of the country’s regions.

Each suite has a large double bed and a lounge area with a dining hall and a fireplace. In the center of each bathroom there is a bathtub with views towards the mountains. There is air conditioning, iPod docks, Internet access, a minibar with a selection of wines and a television set. A set of glass doors lead to a private terrace, and each terrace has a rustic hammock. The four premium suites have a private swimming pool.

The Junior Suites are Benguela, Namib and Otavi. The Benguela suite is decorated in hues of blue, grey and white, and has a large double bed with a carved wooden headboard and murals and paintings of the region. The Namib suite is decorated in the colours of the desert, with a wooden headboard, a bed with a blue cover, dark wooden furniture and an ochre bathroom with two grey sinks in the shape of stones. The Otavi suite is decorated with local artifacts made from copper and has grey and light wooden furniture and a light brown bathroom with two stone sinks.

The Premier Suites are the Caprivi, Erongo, Etosha and Kunene suites. The Caprivi Suite has a room decorated in greens and whites with wooden furniture and a living room with beams on the ceiling and a large painting of a cheetah. The Erongo Suite is decorated in cream colours, with a coffee table that was built from a block of stone and a sofa made from woven baskets. The Etosha suite is a blue suite with a kitchen decorated with a painting of an elephant, a bathroom with one stone wall and a living room decorated in light colours and rustic vases. The Kunene suite is a large suite with two double beds and large windows with views towards the city that is decorated in light and dark colours and has colourful lights, wooden furniture and stone decorations.

The rooms have views towards the Eros mountains and the olive groves. From the hotel grounds visitors will be able to enjoy views of the Windhoek Valley.

Price is 203€ per night for a Junior Suite and 318€ per night for a Premier Suite, and the price includes breakfast, coffee and tea. Guests will be able to relax on the hotel grounds, which were designed and decorated by locals.

Restaurant.

The hotel has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu changes each season and the dishes are made using local ingredients. The bar has a selection of wine and whiskeys.

There is a swimming pool for guests. The Olive Grove mansion is a mansion that belongs to the hotel, and the hotel’s spa is located here.

Events.

The hotel does not have a conference room. The hotel can organize private events in the hotel’s restaurant and offers private tours for groups. The hotel can organize a transfer service from and to the airport.

Location.

The hotel is located in Windhoek, and is one of the first boutique hotels built in the city. There are several historical buildings located near the hotel.

This hotel is an ecological hotel where the furniture is made from natural materials. The reception area has carved benches and wooden tables. The lounge is decorated with large blocks of granite that are used as tables and there are several abstract murals, where each mural is dedicated to one of the country’s regions.

The hotel was built on the grounds of an olive grove. The hotel is a short walk away from the city’s financial district. Guests will be able to visit the city’s historical district and the main landmarks.

Azura Hotel, coral reefs and villas in a national park

The Azura Hotel is located on Benguerra Island in Mozambique. The hotel is an ecological resort with bungalows built from recycled materials and views towards the sea.

Rooms.

The hotel was mostly built by the locals. This hotel is an ecological hotel which was built using local materials and recycled materials.

The hotel offers its guests massages upon arrival. Guests who stay for more than three nights have complimentary access to a Land Rover for exploring the island.

The hotel has fifteen villas. Each villa has several rooms with hardwood floors, bathrooms with a shower and solar panels that provide heating, a terrace and a swimming pool. The rooms are decorated in sandy colours and there are many traditional paintings by local artists. The villas were built in the same style as the local houses and have jekka roofs. Price is from 362€ per night.

The hotel staff and the butlers can organize excursions and trips for guests. Guests will be able to enjoy tours around the national park.

The Beach Villa is located next to the hotel’s spa. This small villas has a large kingsize bed and views towards the beach and the sea.

The three Luxury Beach Villas are located on the beach. These villas have a kingsize bed, a large bathroom and two exterior showers.

Each one of the Infinity Beach Villas has views towards its own private swimming pool and the beach. Each villas has a kingsize bed and a lounge with views towards the sea.

Villa Amizade was named one of the most relaxing villas by Conde Nast Traveller. This villa has two large rooms, a bathroom and views towards the sea.

The Presidential Villa is located 150 metres away from the other villas. This villa has three rooms and each room has its own bathroom. There is a television room, a dining room with its own wine bar, a living room and a swimming pool located to one side of the villa. Guests who stay at this villa will have a cook and a butler at their service. The villa’s terrace has a tree house with views towards Bazaruto Island and the Indian Ocean.

Restaurant.

The hotel has its own restaurant. Guests will be able to enjoy traditional regional dishes and fresh seafood. The Star Bar is known for its cocktails and during the afternoons guests will be able to play Bau.

The Trading Store is a shop located on the hotel grounds. Next to the shop there is a library with an Internet area and several television rooms.

The hotel has its own gym. Guests will be able to relax in the hotel’s large swimming pool, which has views towards the villas and the sea.

There is a spa with views towards the sea that offers massages and other relaxing treatments. The hotel’s spa uses products made with local ingredients.

Events.

The hotel can organize events in one of its conference halls, decorated with white cotton and wooden furniture. In the afternoons the hotel organizes star gazing tours and storytelling evenings near the campfires.

The hotel was built by locals, and the hotel participates in projects lead by Rainbow Charity and other charities. The funds are then used to finance environmental projects on the island and to promote local products.

Location.

The hotel is located inside the Benguerra Island National Park, near the coast of Mozambique. The Marino Bazaruto National Park is located on the island. This national park consists of the six islands that form the Bazaruto archipelago. Guests will be able to see more than 150 species of exotic birds, tropical fish, sea turtles and whales.

Guests will be able to relax on the island’s many white sand beaches. Guests will be able to buy handcrafted products made by locals that are sold on dhows, traditional boats used as a floating market. From the dhows guests will be able to see dolphins and whales.

The island’s beaches are known for their coral reefs and their many diving spots. Guests will be able to see dolphins, dugong and whales near the shore. One of the island’s shores is a nesting place for turtles. The island offers several fishing spots and the coast is known for its many marlins, tuna fish and other large fish.

The island’s lakes are filled with crocodiles. There are many exotic birds that can be seen in the island’s gardens. The hotel can organize picnics on the beach and trips to Vilanculos.

Guests will be able to practice many water sports in the Indian Ocean. There are several diving and snorkeling centres. There are many places where guests can hire fishing equipment. Dhow boat tours are another typical activity on the island.

Museumotel, a motel with themed rooms in the shape of eggs

The Museumotel Motel is located in Roan L’Étape, in the south of France. The hotel has several rooms in the shape of a large bubble, and each room has its own design.

Rooms.

The motel has several bungalows in the shape of colourful bubbles. Each bungalow has a double room with a bathroom and a theme.

The bubble rooms can be rented for several nights. The main bubble, where the reception area is located, has Internet access. The hotel has a large private garden where guests will be able to walk. Price is between 70 and 170€ per night.

The hotel has nine bungalows in the shape of bubbles and eggs. Six of the bubbles are smaller suites that can accommodate up to two people. These bungalows have a hall, a double room with two beds, a bathroom with a shower and a closet area.

Three of the bubbles are larger than the rest and can accommodate up to five people. The large bubbles have an arched doorway, a master bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with a bunk bed, a bathroom with an Italian shower and a closet area.

The Purple Bubble follows Verner Panton’s style, known for his use of organic figures. This bubble is decorated with phantasmagorical designs and has a large round bed.

The Pop Art Bubble is filled with bright colours, murals and many portraits. The bed is decorated with many colourful cushions and a bright cover.

The Zen Bubble is decorated in light pastel colours and has a Japanese design and oriental decorations. This bubble is known for its wave shape.

The Fifties Bubble is a retro bubble. The inside of this bubble has many vintage murals and part of its furniture is bright vinyl furniture.

The Orange Bubble is a filled with colour and light. The orange bubble has retro decorations and there is a model of a car on the ceiling.

The Star Bubble is a blue bubble. This bubble has many reliefs and guests will be able to relax in this room decorated as the outer space.

The Chlorophyll Bubble is a large green bubble. There are many plants and the bubble’s window has views towards the river that flows near the hotel.

The Love Bubble is a red and white bubble. Inside the bubble there is a large double bed and the room is decorated with several mirrors.

Restaurant.

Guests will be able to enjoy a coffee at the L’Utopie Coffee Shop. This bar has terrace with views towards the gardens. The bar offers a selection of cocktails and snacks.

The hotel can prepare picnic baskets for guests who want to explore the nearby towns. Guests can spend an afternoon in the countryside.

Events.

Conferences and events can be organized in the Mojo Hall. This hall is located on the ground floor of the main bubble and has several chairs and tables.

Events can be celebrated at the hotel. Conferences, dinners and other celebrations can take place in the bar, in the main hall and on the hotel’s territory.

Large events can be organized at the hotel. There have been art exhibits, antique car exhibitions, concerts, performances and presentations.

Location.

The motel is located on an island, with a river flowing on each side. The designer motel has houses in the shape of white eggs and retro bubbles.

The hotel has a large garden decorated with artistic sculptures. There is a bamboo garden and a flower garden where guests will be able to take a walk. The hotel is located in a region known for its architecture, its culture and its gardens. Visitors will be able to enjoy views towards the two rivers.

Harbour House Hotel, an organic farm and deluxe rooms

The Harbour House Hotel is located in Salt Springs Island, in British Columbia, in Canada. The hotel is an old house located on an organic farm.

Rooms.

The organic farm has 36 rooms. All rooms are large double rooms with private bathrooms and have views towards the bay and the farm.

There are rooms with balconies and rooms with patios. All rooms have a coffee and tea making machine, and there are large television screen near the beds.

There are several types of Standard rooms. There are rooms with a queensize bed, rooms with two queensize beds and family rooms with a queensize bed and a sofa bed. These rooms have views towards the farm and the goats. Price is between 79 and 119€ per night.

The Harbour View rooms have views towards the bay. Some of the rooms have a patio where guests will be able to leave their bicycles and there are rooms for guests with pets. Some are family rooms that have two queensize beds. Price is between 103 and 151€ per night.

The Deluxe rooms have a kingsize bed. Each room has a balcony with a fireplace and views towards the bay. The bathrooms have a jacuzzi. There are coffee and tea making machines, a fridge and a television set. Price is between 127 and 191€  per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel has an organic restaurant which has views towards the bay. The herbs, spices and vegetables used are grown on the hotel’s farm. The restaurant offers breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners.

Guests will be able to enjoy handmade bread, dishes made from ingredients grown on the farm and fresh sauces. The restaurant offers beers brewed in several local breweries and local wines and guests will be able to try the maple syrup made at the hotel.

The hotel has a lounge with a patio where guests will be able to enjoy local cuisine and views towards the bay. Concerts are organized in the lounge area.

The hotel has its own farm where herbs and vegetables are grown. The hotel organizes tours around the farm where guests will be able to see goats. The hotel’s farm is part of an old farm which belonged to the Crofton family. The farm’s goats are called Carley, Lilly, Lucas and YoYo. There are several fruit trees, greenhouses where the vegetables are grown and beehives from where the honey used at the hotel comes.

Guests will be able to enjoy several massages and spa treatments in their rooms. The hotel has a yoga room where yoga classes are offered.

Events.

Events can be celebrated at the hotel. There are several large conference rooms and event halls. The hotel can organize private dinners for groups.

The Orchard Hall is the largest conference room which can accommodate up to 160 guests. The hall has a chimney, a stage, a closet and several bathrooms.

Crofton Hall is a more versatile hall that can be modified for several types of events. There is a large table and the hall can accommodate between 40 and 50 guests.

Apple Orchard Hall has views towards the harbour and the farm. Group events and conferences can be celebrated in this hall. This rural style hall can accommodate between 50 and 160 guests.

Location.

The hotel is located on an organic farm on Salt Springs Island. The hotel has views towards Ganges harbour and is a short walk away from Ganges. The town is known for its market.

The hotel offers tours are the region. During the guided excursions on bikes and motorcycles guests will be able to explore the mountains and the historic towns. There are several nearby beaches. Guests will be able to kayak and sail. Several whale watching boat tours are organized.

Blue Train Hotel, a train across South Africa

The Blue Train Hotel is a train that connects several natural parks and safaris in South Africa. Guests will be able to stay in large private cabin rooms.

Rooms.

This hotel is a train that connects several of the country’s main cities. During the journey guests stay at large private train carriages, and each of these suites has its own bathroom.

The suites are decorated with antiques, large double beds and armchairs. Each compartment has its own bathroom with marble floors. There are bath oils, cotton kimonos and white towels in the bathroom.

There are two types of rooms, the Deluxe Suites and the Luxury Suites. Guests will be able to stay in rooms with two twin beds and in rooms with a large double bed.

There are Deluxe Suites with a bathtub and Deluxe Suites with a shower in the bathroom. Each Luxury Suite has a bathroom with a bathtub, and there are CD and DVD players in the rooms.

Two of the train carriages have three Luxury Suites each. These suites have large television screens where guests will be able to watch DVDs. There are eight Deluxe Suite in one carriage and nine in another carriage.

Each room has a desk with a chair next to the window. The rooms have air conditioning, telephone and a television set. Guests have a butler at their service. Price starts from around 1125€ per person.

Restaurant.

The restaurant carriage serves fresh food and local wines. There are several butlers at the disposal of the guests. The butlers can bring guests their food directly to their rooms.

One of the train carriages has been converted into a lounge with large windows and guests will be able to enjoy the views towards the cities and the parks. The interior of the lounge is decorated with South African art, lilies and sofas.

In the lounge guests have access to a bar, a library and several card tables. Each afternoon guests will be able to enjoy English tea. Guests can watch a short film about the train and its route.

Events.

Private events can be organized on the train. There is a conference halls in one of the carriages. Each suite can be rented for celebrations and other events.

The train leaves from Cape Town and Pretoria, and before boarding guests will be able to enjoy a cocktail. The butlers are in charge of taking the luggage to each suite.

Location.

The Blue Train is one of the two trains that connects Cape Town and Pretoria. Guests will be able to see the country’s natural parks and several cities from the train.

The first train station is Capital Park in Pretoria. The train carriages are hotel suites, and one of the carriages is used as an observation deck.

During the ride guests will be able to see the Witwatersrand region, known for its waterfalls, and Kimberly, where many of the diamond mines are located. The 1600 kilometer route has views towards the mountains, valleys and vineyards. Mount able can be seen from the train.

Gadds Hotel, damask and velvet rooms with views of Durham

The Gadds Hotel is located in the centre of Durham, in the United Kingdom. The hotel has designer rooms covered in velvet with large bathrooms.

Rooms.

There are eleven double rooms at the hotel. Each room has a double bed, a bathroom with a claw foot bathtub and is decorated according to a colour.

The Edwardian Express room is an antique, first class train carriage of an Edwardian train. The the foot of the double bed there is a large leather chest. Price is around 110€ per night.

The Cruise is a captain’s cabin on a large cruise ship. The walls are curved, and the bathroom has a circular window. There is a bed, a fireplace and a large desk. Price is 110€ per night.

The Bijoux Loft is located in the attic and has views towards the Cathedral and the castle. The bathroom has heated floors and a shower. There are iPod docks, tea and coffee machines and a flat screen television set, and the room is covered in velvet decorations. Price is from 110€ per night.

The Indigo room is decorated in shades of blue. The bathroom has heated floors and a large cascade shower. Price is around 160€ per night.

The Ruby room is decorated in dark red and black, and has a kingsize wooden bed near a Victorian fireplace and coffee and tea machines. The bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower. Price is from 160€ per night.

The Amethyst room is decorated in purple damask and has kingsize bed, docks for iPods and a flat screen television set. There is a bathtub in the bathroom, a separate shower and heated floors. This room costs 160€ per night.

La Rouge is a room with red furniture and a kingsize bed. The bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall covered with a crimson curtain, and there are heated floors. The price is 160€ per night.

The Penthouse is a large suite located on the hotel’s top floor and has views towards the castle, the Cathedral and the river. There are iPods docks, tea and coffee machines and antique furniture. There is a bathtub with views towards the river in the room, and the bathroom has heated floors. The penthouse has a price of 190€ per night.

The Garden Lodge is a room located in the garden, and has a master bedroom decorated in velvet, a private garden with a bathtub and tea and coffee machines in the lounge area. Price is around 233€ per night.

The Garden is a room decorated in a country style, with a green carpet, floor to ceiling windows and views towards the Wear river. This room has a bathroom with a bathtub and a sauna. Price is around 233€ per night.

The Première room ha its own red carpet and is dedicated to cinema. There is a large television screen where guests will be able to watch movies, a popcorn machine and several armchairs. The bathroom ha a bathtub with views towards the river. Price is from 233€ per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel’s restaurant is Gadz Grill, where guests will be able to taste meat and fish dishes, fresh seafood and organic vegetables. The restaurant is decorated with red armchairs and decorations.

Events.

There are no conference rooms at the hotel. Guests will be able to organize private dinners and events at the hotel’s restaurant and at the Zen Thai, another restaurant that belongs to the hotel.

Location.

The hotel is located in the centre of Durham. The hotel’s building is an ancient mansion that has been converted into a town house.

The city is known for its ancient castle and its Norman Cathedral. Guests will be able to walk along the river and explore the valleys of Durham Dales, filled with hills and small towns.