Kasbah du Toubkal, a hotel with the Berber experience

The Kasbah du Toubkal Hotel is located in the Moroccan mountains. This hotel is a traditional rural house where guests will be able to live the authentic Berber experience.

The Berber Experience.

The hotel is located in the Toubkal National Park. The Kasbah was built to resemble a traditional dwelling typical of this region and welcomes both those who have come looking for a refuge in the mountains and those who are looking for a place to relax.

Accommodation.

There are several types of accommodation options available with views towards the valleys. The cheapest form of accommodation is to stay in the Berber Halls, large rooms designed for groups and families travelling together. One hall can accommodate up to seven guests and the other can accommodate up to twelve guests.

The 30 Standard rooms are decorated in shades of white and ochre and have a double bed and a bathroom. Some of these rooms are located inside the small towers decorating the top part of the hotel. There is hot water in the bathroom and thick bed covers on each bed. Price is around 160€ per night. The Deluxe and Superior rooms are larger and have more traditional decorations, and their price is around 220 and 250€ per night.

The three largest rooms are the Superior Ensuite Private room and the two Deluxe Ensuite Private rooms. These three rooms have large windows and a private balcony. The separate bathtub and shower in the bathroom were hand crafted. These rooms can be either double rooms, twin rooms, or triple rooms.

Next to the hotel there is a smaller building, an annex that can accommodate up to six people. The 125 square meter annex is known as the Garden Suite and has a 12 meter long glass wall with views towards the Jbel Toubkal. This private house has three double rooms with bathrooms, a kitchen, a large living room and a terrace with mountain views. Price is 790€ per night.

The entire hotel can be booked for a short break. There is enough space for 26 people and guests will have all the hotel’s personnel at their service. The common rooms have many table games, a library and a radio.

Tradition.

Upon arrival, guests can wash their hands with rose water. Dates covered in milk and other dry fruits are offered to guests when they arrive at the hotel. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with mountain views where guests will be able to enjoy traditional dishes accompanied by mint tea.

Guests will be able to get to learn some aspects of the Berber culture and their traditions. Trekking excursions and overnight trips are organized in the nearby mountains and in the Toubkal National Park, where guests will be able to climb North Africa’s highest peak.

Location.

The hotel is located in the Azzaden Valley and from the outside looks like a traditional village house. This hotel is an ecological hotel where the heating is powered by solar panels.

There is a chauffeur service offered by the hotel that will take guests on a tour of Imlil or Marrakesh. The hotel can organize the whole trip, from plane ticket reservations to any other extra services during the trip.

The hotel is located in a village near the Jbel Toubkal mountain, the highest mountain peak in the region. There are around ten other traditional villages nearby, all of them located 1800 meters above sea level. Around 60 kilometers away from the hotel is Marrakesh, known for its colourful markets.

An ancient mansion and themed photo shoots

The Old Colehurst Manor is an antique mansion located in Shropshire, England, in the United Kingdom. The mansion has been recently remodelled and is now a large hotel known for its events.

Architecture.

The first mansion was built in the XIIIth century, when it was used as a lodging for monks of the Order of St. Benedict. Centuries later, in 1580, the mansion was reconstructed by an aristocratic family, and King Charles I stayed here for a time. In 1986, after many different owners, the mansion was converted into an hotel.

This Elizabethan mansion is considered a building of historical interest. It has been reconstructed and remodelled several times throughout the years, and with each new owner it has acquired new annexes and a more modern design, all the while conserving the historical structure. The floors are hardwood floors, with oak panels decorating the walls and fireplaces in each room.

Rooms and Prices.

The mansion has 9 rooms. Four of these rooms have antique four poster beds, chimneys and separate bathtubs and showers. All rooms have traditional XVI and XVIIth century décor with the latest technologies.

Fred’s Chamber is a double room with a shared bathroom. Price is 112€ per night. The Lady in White room is a spacious room with a kingsize bed and a shared bathroom, which costs 136€ per night. The Priest’s House room has two double beds and a shared bathroom, with a price of 136€ per night. The Chapel is another room with a four poster bed and a shared bathroom, and a price of 136e per night.

The Nursery is a spacious room with two individual beds and a bathroom with a shower an a Jacuzzi. Price is around 160€ per night.

The Princess room has a large four poster bed and a fireplace. The bathroom has a steam shower and a Jacuzzi. Price is around 230€ per night.

The Master bedroom is one of the largest rooms at the hotel and can accommodate up to four people. This room has a four poster bed and two extra beds, and a private bathroom. Price is 230€ per night.

The largest room at the hotel is the Great Chamber, which has a four poster bed with curtains and a large fireplace. The bathroom has a separate shower and a jacuzzi for two with views towards the garden. Price is around 266€ per night.

Group bookings.

The hotel offers a truly 17th century experience for group bookings, where guests can dress in period costumes and have their photographs taken. Each afternoon guests will be able to enjoy a freshly made tea or participate in wine tasting activities near the reception. If Lord and Lady Teksnes are at the mansion, guests who travel in groups will have the opportunity to hear the stories about this mansion and its inhabitants from them, and if the Lord and Lady are absent, the hotel’s staff will tell the guests about the mansion’s history.

Events.

This hotel is known for organizing all kinds of events, such as weddings and other celebrations. The hotel offers special rates for groups of more than 50 people, and these rates include the wedding ceremony, a gala dinner, accommodation and breakfast, and other details.

The great dining room in the ancient mansion can accommodate up to 20 diners who will enjoy a candle lit dinner next to the large fireplace. This rooms is usually rented for wedding receptions and company meetings.

Another two great halls can accommodate larger groups of people. The Great Hall has a capacity for around 70 people, and the Dining Hall can accommodate up to 60 people.

The Gate House is an annex of the main building and can be used for both open air and inside events depending on the season. The annex is located in the centre of the hotel’s gardens. There is a large event hall with long tables, heated floors and several fireplaces.

Gardens.

The hotel has vast gardens where guests can enjoy long afternoon walks. From time to time, these gardens are used for themed photo shoots. Wedding photographs and group photos are usually taken at the gardens.

Location.

The hotel is located in Shropshire, a small historical town in England. This small town is well communicated with larger cities by several national highways. Manchester and Birmingham are only one hour away from the hotel. Guests will be able to visit the nearby traditional towns of Staffordshire, Ironbridge and Chester, where guests can participate in pottery courses and other crafts. A short distance away from the hotel guests will find the medieval town of Market Drayton.

Museum Inn, a rustic and gourmet hotel

The Museum Inn Hotel is located in Dorset, in the United Kingdom. This hotel is known for its historical building, its links with the archaeological world and its gourmet catering.

History.

This inn belonged to the person considered to be the father of modern archaeology, General Augustus Lane Fox Pitt Rivers. The inn was built to serve as accommodation for the visitors of the nearby archaeological museum. Today the inn has been transformed into a hotel with eight rooms and a gourmet restaurant.

The hotel has several types of rooms located in the old mansion. Some of the rooms are located in what used to be the stables. All rooms are double rooms with a bathroom with bathtub and shower. The rooms have a television, coffee and tea making machines, a wide variety of organic chocolates and cookies and magazines.

Rooms and prices.

Standard rooms are double rooms with a bathroom and a rustic décor. These rooms are located in the ancient stables. Price is around 128.5€ per night.

The Chase, The Catch and The Boot Room are rooms related to the world of fishing and hunting. The Catch is decorated with cushions and is painted in shades of brown and gold, and many photographs of hunting trips in the region hang from the walls. The Catch room is decorated in greens and blacks with paintings of several different species of fish. The Boot Room is decorated with orange Scottish plaid, with many pictures of Wellington boots. Price is 157.7€ per night.

One of the best rooms is the General’s room. This spacious room has a large four poster bed, a bathroom, and dark wooden furniture with red decorations. The room has two balconies with views towards the town. Price is 192.7€ per night.

Prices include a complete breakfast where guests can choose between several types of ham and cheese, bacon with fried eggs, fresh fruit and freshly baked pastries followed by tea. There is 12€ discount if the double rooms are used as individual rooms.

Architecture.

The country house has conserved a large part of its historic structure, and still has low ceilings and flagstone floors. The interior décor is full of antiques and hand carved furniture. The halls at this hotel have large chimneys where fires can be lit during the colder days.

Restaurant.

The hotel is located in the city of Farnham. This inn dates from the XVIIth century and has become well known because of its delicious and traditional menus. Guests and visitors will be able to discover many different types of goat cheese, fish and pies, sea food, rhubarb dishes and home made desserts.

One of the great halls at this ancient inn has been converted into a large bar and restaurant with long benches and wooden tables for guests. The meat served is certified organic meat, and organic vegetables are used whenever possible. At the restaurant guests will be able to try several types of ale and cider, both of them made locally in several different independent breweries in the city. There is a wine list of more than 160 types of wine from vineyards all over the world.

During the weekends the hotel’s restaurant, The Shed, opens in another location, an ancient annex that used to be the townhouse. The restaurant can be rented for conferences and celebration of events. When one reserves the restaurant they can decide what kind of menu they want for each occasion.

Location.

Dorset is a region with many small traditional towns and prestigious golf courses where guests can enjoy a relaxing day outdoors. There are several stables nearby for those who want to explore the region by horseback.

Farnham is a small idyllic town, recognizable for its traditional rural houses. Guests will be able to enjoy quiet walks while contemplating the nature of this place, and activities such as hunting and trekking are available for more active visitors. The hotel organizes other activities such as the possibility to fly kites and go on bicycle tours. The hotel can prepare picnic baskets full of snacks for those who want to spend a day outdoors. During the evenings guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of board games and films.

Near the hotel visitors will find Kingston Lacy, a large mansion with a park known to hold the largest private collection of Egyptian artefacts in Britain. The Larmer Tree Gardens, inaugurated by Pitt Rivers in 1880, are known for their many species of plants, their broad walks and Victorian era buildings. During the weekends guests will be able to enjoy tea at the Victorian pavilion, and during the summer months the Larmer Tree Festival takes place at the park.

A Castle with a spa and kilt themed rooms

The Airth Castle Hotel is located in a castle of the same name in Scotland, United Kingdom. This historical castle, located on spacious grounds, is notable for its medieval exterior and its modern interior.

The Airth Castle Hotel has 125 rooms. The rooms are spacious and can be either double rooms or suites, each one of them with a double or two twin beds and a private bathroom. Each room is decorated in an individual style. Some rooms have a Scottish theme with curtains and textiles printed as a kilt, while other rooms have pastel coloured walls and classical furniture.

All the rooms are double rooms with a private bathroom and a lounge. The bathrooms have many amenities including bath salts, bath minerals and special gels, fluffy towels and television screens, and some larger bathrooms have double bathtubs. The rooms have tea and coffee machines, and a minibar stockes with snacks. There is an iron and ironing board. Each rooms has views towards either the forest or the hotel’s manicured gardens. Many rooms share views towards Forth Valley and the flowing river Forth. Price is around 94€ per double room per night.

The hotel has family rooms. These spacious rooms have a double bed and a individual bed, and a large bathroom. These rooms are decorated with floral prints and bright lively colours. Price is around 106€ per night.

The Suites are larger rooms with designer décor. They share the same characteristics as the other rooms, although the suites are much larger with a working area complete with stationery supplies and bookshelves filled with books about the history of the local landmarks and monuments. Price per suite is around 229€ per night.

The Honeymoon Suite is the hotel’s largest and most modern suite. The hotel is one of the best places to celebrate a wedding, making this suites one of the most sought after accommodations in the area. The interior design is very chic, with ornaments, crafted furniture and technology.

The hotel has several conference rooms equipped with audiovisual technology which can be adapted for all kinds of events. All the conference halls have plenty of natural lights, air conditioning, several landlines and Internet connection. The halls have many modern amenities. There is a private parking lot with direct access to the halls, and a larger parking lot with a capacity for 300 cars. The hotel’s business centre has several computers, fax machines and photocopiers.

The hotel can organize events such as weddings and conferences. Barbecues can be organized for up to 600 people, and the hotel can provide a marquee for events of up to 500 people. The hotel can provide a florist for special events.

This ancient mansion located in the heart of Scotland is considered one of the best places for celebrating grand events such as weddings. The hotel has a special license allowing civil weddings to take place here, and the hotel staff can organize the wedding itself, accommodate the wedding guests and the catering service. There are two large halls where the ceremony can take place. The Castle Suite is decorated in pastel colours, has large windows with views towards the hotel gardens and has a maximum capacity of up to 60 people. The other hall is the Dunmore Suite, which has high, arched ceilings, and can host events of up to 300 people.

The hotel has its own spa, the Cloud Nine Spa. The spa has an interior swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a gym room equipped with exercise equipment and a workout area equipped with television screens, a sauna, a steam room, a beauty salon with tanning beds and a solarium. There is a large terrace right next to the swimming pool.

The Glasshouse restaurant and the Piano Bar are located in an annex shaped like a crystal pyramid. The menu features traditional fish and meat based dishes cooked in different sauces, although the most sought after dish is haggis. Different cocktails are served at the Piano Bar, and guests will be able to enjoy live music while sipping champagne based concoctions. The Business Lounge is a more informal meeting place where lights salads, snacks and wines are served.

The hotel is located in Scotland, a short distance away from towns such as Airth or Dunmore. The region is known for its nature and its views, filled with forests. Those guests who enjoy playing golf will be able to practice their favourite sport at one of the many nearby golf clubs. The region has many ancient castles, and guests will be able to take day trips to places such as Tulliallan Castle. Less than an hour away guests will be able to visit the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Organic food, Californian wine and red walls

The Shattuck Plaza Hotel is located in a 1910 historical building in Berkeley, California. The hotel has been recently remodelled and refurbished, and now has an individual style with its trademark red walls and ergonomically designed decorations and furniture.

The hotel is located in a building built in 1910 and is considered to be the first hotel in the city. This hotel is an ecologically friendly place which promotes green tourism and uses recyclable goods. The hotel has gone through some major changes and now has 199 rooms with 199 individual themes.

There are several different types of rooms. All the rooms and suites at the hotel are either individual or double rooms with a private bathroom and a large, laptop sized safe. There are flat screen television sets and iPod docks in each room, and the chandeliers are actually energy saving lamps. There is a working area with a desk, an ergonomic chair and Internet access in each room. The individual or double beds have top notch linen, the furniture ensures maximum comfort and guests will be able to choose between down pillows and hypoallergenic pillows. There are complimentary bathrobes and shower and bath amenities for guests. The rooms can have views either towards Berkeley, with vistas to the Golden Gate Bridge or facing the city of San Francisco instead.

The smallest rooms at the hotel are the Business Class rooms, designed specifically for those travelling on business and with a cost of 155€ per night. The Traditional Double rooms are standard double rooms with a double bed, while the Traditional King Bedrooms are slightly larger rooms with a kingsize bed and a cost of 163€ per night.

The Plaza King and Cityscape King rooms both have similar characteristics such as a kingsize bed, more modern technologies and more space for the sleeping and working areas. The only difference between these two types of rooms are the views, and while one room faces the city, the other one has views towards the bay area. Price varies between 178 and 194€ per night.

There are 17 two room suites which are larger versions of standard double rooms. The suites have a spacious master bedroom with a television set and a kingsize bed which has a headboard with lights, and a separate living room with a sofa, a coffee table and a flat screen television. Guests are treated to daily newspapers and to complimentary bottled water. There are two types of suites which vary in décor, and while the Shattuck Suites cost 210€ per night, the Sophomore Suites have a price of around 249€ per night.

The hotel is equipped with the latest technologies both in the rooms and in the conference rooms. The high definition televisions in each room have satellite TV and can be synchronized with laptops, iPods or Nintendos.

The hotel has a lounge where guests and visitors will be able to try a wide variety of cocktails made from organic products. The hotel has its own restaurant, the Five, which is known for its décor, with arched windows, crystal chandeliers and delicious food. The restaurant has a large menu offering all kinds of products which support ecological agriculture and fair trade. By eating at this restaurant, guests will contribute towards helping the local farmers. The extensive wine list includes wines from more than 100 different vineyards in California. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Right next to the hotel guests will find the parking lot and the gym entrance. The hotel has access for people with mobility restrictions. The hotel can provide a butler service for guests with special needs.

The hotel has a business centre equipped with computers, multifunctional printers and faxes, and the centre is open 24 hours a day. There are several spacious conference rooms at the hotel, and all of them can be used to celebrate large events such as weddings and other banquets. The six conference rooms have all the necessary audiovisual material for a business meeting, and the seating can be arranged according to the type of event.

The Boiler room, one of the hotel’s largest halls, can be divided intro three sections. The Presidential Boardroom is another main hall. The Whitecotton Hall is a spacious banquet hall located on the hotel’s top floor which has views towards the city. The Crystal Ballroom is usually used for the most formal events, as this antique hall can be divided into two sections decorated with chandeliers, wall length gilded mirrors and turn of the century paintings. The hotel offers a full catering service, including maître d’ personnel and decorators, both for conferences and for events such as banquets.

The hotel has an urban and chic décor. The hotel is located near Shattuck Avenue, named in honour of Francis Kittredge Shattuck, and since it was built in 1910 now it is considered one of the prime examples of the traditional Californian architecture that used to reign in the city.

The hotel is only two blocks away from the prestigious University of California Berkeley Campus. The hotel is comfortably located near a BART public transit system. Guests staying at this hotel will find themselves only a couple of minutes away from the numerous museums and theatres the city has to offer, especially since some of the city’s main streets and avenues are near the hotel. The Shattuck Plaza is close to San Francisco, a major city renown for its culture, its monumental architecture and its fast rhythm all day, every day.

Island hotel with style and rooms shrouded in mystery

Burgh Island Hotel is located on Burgh Island, a small island off the coast of the United Kingdom. The hotel has a classical décor with a touch of aristocratic luxury and views towards the coast.

The island has an area of only 10 acres and is located very close to the coast. For many years, the island only had a small population of fishermen and XIVth Century pirates. At the turn of the century, in the 1900’s, the island became a favourite haunt for the aristocracy of the time.

Nowadays this grand Art Deco hotel built in 1929 organizes all sorts of events, such as weddings, conferences or any other kind of celebrations. The hotel has managed to keep its large classical ballroom where real ball still take place, just as it used to be at the turn of the last century.

The island itself is near to the coast and has direct access to the coast only when the tide is low. Guests will be able to get to the island not only by traditional methods of transportation, such as train, car or ferry, but they will also be able to do so by helicopter.

The hotel’s territory has vistas towards the sea coast, a relaxing views guests will be able to enjoy while having a cup of tea. There is a helicopter landing spot on the territory, as well as tennis and croquet courts and a small natural lagoon known as the Mermaid Pool.

All the rooms at this hotel are double rooms with a bathroom. Several of the rooms don’t have a room number, and are instead called by the name of a celebrity who had previously stayed at the hotel and who somehow contributed to the region’s development. Each room has a different size, and no room is decorated in the same colour scheme or has a similar décor. Despite this, all rooms have a double bed with Beltramé bedlinen and marble bathrooms with huge towels and locally made bath amenities. The walls are covered in antique photographs depicting the region. Most rooms have a turn of the century décor with elements such as old fashioned radios, light coloured wooden furniture and a complimentary tray of delicious chocolates.

The Garden Suite is one of the best known rooms at the hotel. This spacious suite has large windows facing the garden as well as sea views which can be enjoyed from what is reputably the largest bed in the region. The marble bathroom is decorated in black and white tones, while the interior décor is full of pastel colours.

The Beach House, built in 1930, stands directly on the beach. Many writers have expressed their liking of this particular accommodation, especially Agatha Christie, who wrote two of her most famous novels, Evil Under The Sun and Then There Were None, in this room. The rooms at the beach house have been recently renovated, and now boast a modern décor. The main room has a private terrace where guests will be able to enjoy dinner al fresco while listening to the songs of many birds who tend to frequent this place.

The large Mermaid bedroom has an enormous double bed with views towards the Mermaid Natural Rock Pool, a small lagoon filled with warm water standing on hotel grounds. One particular guest took such a liking to this room that she lived there for more than 20 years. The room is decorated in a palette of blues with curved wooden furniture.

Other rooms notable for their stylish turn of the century décor and history are those rooms named after a celebrity. Some of the most visited rooms are those belonging to the famous racing motorist and motoring journalist Malcolm Campbell, the aviator Amy Johnson, the millionaire and tycoon W. O. Bentley or the noted vaudeville star Josephine Baker.

The price per rooms changes once every year. Price depends on the type of room, although all prices include a hearty breakfast and dinner as well as all taxes. The smallest room is the Miss Dorothy Button room, full of jovial oriental decorations, which costs around 345€ per night, while the largest rooms at the hotel, such as the Garden Suite and Beach House, can cost up to around 739€ per night.

The island is known for its quiet and peaceful location, ideal for celebrating all kinds of important events. Celebrations such as weddings or large business conferences may take place in one of the hotel’s many halls or the restaurant. The hotel is also an ecologically friendly place, where almost anything is used so as not to damage the island’s ecosystem.

The hotel has a bar called the Peacock Bar, a place reminiscent of the Golden Age of Jazz music. Next to it there is a large ballroom. The nearby Pilchard Inn is a well known local bar. The hotel also has its own restaurant where guests will be able to enjoy a different menu everyday. Most of the ingredients used are from local farms and organic producers.

Igloos in Greenland

The Arctic Hotel is located in Ilulissat, in Greenland. The hotel occupies an ample territory and has a large main building as well as several clusters of igloos which have impressive views towards the Disko Bay.

Although igloos may seem quite an inhospitable place for sleep, these igloos incorporate the latest technologies such as an aluminium carcass which provides guests with a comfortable dwelling place at an agreeable temperature. These igloos offer the most adventurous of guests the opportunity to experiment life in an igloo.

This hotel is one of the Northenmost hotels in the world and is one of the nearest ones to the North Pole. The hotel is located near the Ilulissat Fjord, which is considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

The hotel has several types of rooms. Guests will be able to choose between the standard rooms located in the main building and the more original rooms, located inside each igloo. Rooms either have a large double bed or two individual beds, a large bathroom, a safe and impressive views towards the incredible paysage of Greenland.

The hotel has 87 standard rooms and five igloos. Each one of the rooms has impressive views towards the fjords and the glaciers that spread out beneath their feet. The hotel even has special rooms for people with major allergies and people with impairments, as well as romantic rooms for newly weds and larger rooms for families or friends. Some rooms are strictly for non smokers while others do accept smokers.

The 32 Standard rooms can be found in the Pussi wing of the main building, and all these rooms have views towards the sea peppered with huge blocks of icebergs. Guests can choose between double rooms with a double bed or double rooms with twin beds. For families travelling together one extra bed can be added per room with a cost of around 53€ a night. These rooms are equipped with a modern television set with cable TV, a radio, a telephone and a hairdryer. Price varies between 168 and 208€ per night depending on the season.

The 22 Superior rooms also have wonderful sea views and are located in the Kajak wing of the hotel. These rooms can either have a large kingsize bed or two comfortable twin beds. All rooms have Bang&Olufsen television sets, a large collection of DVDs, Internet access, a trouser press and a coffee and tea making machine. The interior design is full of smooth lines complimented by Miki Jakobsen’s art pieces. Price is between 201 and 248€ per night. These rooms also have a family option which allows an extra bed per room for around 53€ per night.

The 33 Superior Plus rooms are located in the Umiaq wing of the main building, and guests will be able to enjoy views both of the fjords and the port. Like all other rooms, these spacious rooms have a kingsize bed or two twin beds, tea and coffee making machines and a relaxing decoration for a comfortable stay. Price is usually between 215 and 262€ per night.

The hotel also has several suites. The six Junior Suites have the same amenities as the Superior rooms, although they are much larger. All suites also have a large bathtub in the bathroom. Guests who stay at the Junior Suites will be able to enjoy relaxing views of the sea and the glaciers. The price for staying in this comfortable haven is around 309€ per night.

The Ambassador Suite is the largest and most exclusive room at the hotel. This spacious room has a luxurious and rather Nordic décor, with a large master bedroom, an en suite bathroom with a bathtub, and a lounge. Price is around 329€ per night.

Right next to the Ice Fjord stand the igloos. From around early May to the end of October guests will be able to stay at one of the five igloos which can accommodate up to two people. The interior design of each one of the igloos is based around the traditions of the Eskimos. However, unlike the Eskimos, who lived in real igloos made of ice, these igloos are a more modern alternative made from aluminium. Inside, each one of the igloos has a sleek design with a cosy atmosphere. A night in an igloo is just 20€ more expensive than in a normal room. All igloos have a large double bed or two twin beds, as well as a well equipped bathroom with a shower. Igloos have climate control and heating, a television, a radio and a tea and coffee making machine.

The main building also holds a restaurant and a cafeteria which serve a wide range of traditional meals typical of the region. The restaurant, known as Ulo, has an excellent gourmet menu. During breakfast, guests can help themselves to a delicious breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner guess can enjoy many elaborate dishes from the menu à la carte, which includes many typical foods from Greenland. The restaurant also provides diners with amazing views towards the peaceful Ilulissat harbour.

The Café Ferdinand is a cheaper, faster and more informal alternative to the restaurant. This cafeteria is famous for its freshly baked pastries and its excellent quality tea and coffee. Both the restaurant and the cafeteria have won several prizes and are considered some of the best places where to savour a true Nordic meal.

The hotel also has a well equipped conference and meeting centre. There are several meeting rooms decorated in a classical style and furnished with ergonomic chairs. Each meeting room has the latest audiovisual equipment and can hold conferences for up to 120 people. The Greenland Hall can be converted into a theatre or a concert hall upon request. Each one of the conference rooms has large windows with views towards the fjords.

A Bohemian Hotel

The Ace Hotel is one of the most curious hotels in Portland, Oregon, in the United States, and is one of the several hotels of the Ace Hotel chain. This hotel has several different types of rooms with very artful and modern decorations and designs.

All Ace Hotels are boutique hotels, smaller in size than an ordinary hotel, and with more original designs. All hotels in this hotel chain are located in historic buildings, and their interesting decorations have a distinctive bohemian touch in all rooms and other common spaces.

The hotel chain was founded in 1999 by Alex Calderwood and three of his friends in Seattle. The main headquarters of the hotel chain are now in Portland. The location and setting of each hotel also has an important influence over its interior design, so most of the hotels have a very clear yet more modern Northwestern touch.

Ace Hotel Portland is located in the same building which used to belong to the Clyde Hotel, a famous location for shooting films. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel also allows guests to bring their pets.

This hotel has 79 eco friendly rooms, and has many decorations, curious vintage furniture and a bohemian atmosphere. The hotel is an environmentally friendly hotel which uses low VOC paints and where almost everything can be recycled.

The hotel has several different types of rooms, and each room has its own distinctive style. Most rooms are double rooms with their own bathroom, and all rooms have flat screen TV sets.

The smallest rooms are the Basic Shared Single and the Basic Shared Triple rooms. They both have a flat screen TV and a washbasin, although they share a bathroom with another room. The former room has a large, queensize bed, while the latter has a queensize bed and a bunk bed. These 18 square metre rooms are the cheapest option, ideal for those travelling on a tight budget or staying with a group of friends during a short stay in the city.

The Standard Front Rooms have a queensize bed and their own bathroom. Some rooms have a walk in shower, while others have a bath tub in their bathrooms. Guests staying at these rooms will be able to enjoy beautiful panoramic views towards the Pearl District. The Standard Back rooms have the same characteristics as the latter, except that they can be found at the back of the hotel, away from the noise of the city and in a more relaxing atmosphere.

The Standard Double Rooms are slightly larger, with more space and two double beds. The decorations are an eclectic mixed, with walls painted as if they were murals. These rooms are ideal for those travelling with family and looking for a relaxed stay.

The Junior Deluxe rooms are some of the largest rooms at the hotel, and there are three different types of these rooms. The first type are larger rooms with a vintage phonograph and a clawed bathtub in the bathroom. These rooms are representative of the true rock’n’roll spirit. The second type of these rooms are located on the corners of the building, and they therefore have more natural light and better views towards several different parts of the city. The third type have an enormous large glass window which covers most of one wall and a bed which stands higher up on a large platform.

The Superior Deluxe Front rooms, the Superior Deluxe Back rooms and the Superior Deluxe Corner rooms are the most spacious rooms at the hotel, with 46 square metres of space. They can be also considered as the most luxurious rooms at the hotel, since they have a large kingsize bed. Apart from a master bedroom, these rooms have enough space to fit in both a working area and a lounge. The room also has a corner with two sofas which can be transformed into two double beds. The bathrooms are also larger, and can either have a big bathtub or a decorated, state of the art shower. In the lounge of the Superior Deluxe rooms guests will not only find a flat screen TV set, but also a vinyl recorder. The Superior Deluxe Back rooms can either have a separate lounge area with another TV set, or have wooden floors and panoramic views towards the city. The Superior Deluxe Corner rooms have panoramic vistas towards two different points of the city, with large windows, more natural light and a vinyl in the lounge.

Price per night varies depending on the type of room. The minimum price for the smallest room is around 53€ per night, while the maximum price for the largest room is around 176€ per night.

This hotel is always full of different coloured ornaments, murals painted on walls and curious yet comfortable furniture. The walls of some of the hotel’s rooms are covered in retro style posters and paintings, while other rooms have vintage decorations or pure rock’n’roll style décor.

Ace Hotel also has several conference halls ideal for hosting important events, with very interesting names such as The Cleaners or Room 101. Both halls have very high ceilings and plenty of natural light.

The Cleaners is a great hall with over 110 square metres of space. This hall is usually used for several important events such as conferences, seminars or weddings, as well as being used as an art gallery or a meeting rooms. The Cleaners has many large windows and plenty of natural light. The room is also well equipped with the latest audiovisual technologies such as large flat screen TV sets, Internet access, a DVD player, several iPod docks and many other details. The maximum capacity of the hall depends on its layout, with around 70 people for a seated event and 160 for a cocktail.

Room 101 is the main meeting and conference room at the hotel, with a large working area, a large table covered in leather which seats up to 15 people and telephone and Internet connections. The hall also has its own water tank, several whiteboards, thick paper and other office stationary provided by the hotel. This meeting space can be rented at around 35€ per hour during weekdays, although the price rises to 53€ during the Saturday and Sunday.

Near this curious hotel guests will be able to visit several bars, coffee shops and restaurants. The Clyde Common is one of the most famous local restaurants, a rather informal restaurant near the hotel’s reception. Nearby, guests will also find Stumptown coffee, a typical local coffee shop. At Kenny&Zuke’s, guests will be able to savour the most delicious main courses and desserts.

This boutique hotel is near Pearl District, and the nearby commercial streets are full of small trendy shops, vintage bookshops and coffee shops. Guests will be able to visit several important landmarks, such as the Tailblazers Stadium, Rose Garden orthe highest point of the city, Council Crest Park, or else attend the Rose Festival.

May Fair Hotel, London’s luxury and original décor

London’s May Fair Hotel, in the United Kingdom, is part of the world famous Radisson group. This hotel is well known for its excellent service, its originality and its luxurious and bright décor with rooms full of classical furniture.

This hotel is located in the very centre of London, near a wide variety of museums, restaurants and other interesting locations. During Christmas time, a double room can cost around 223€ per night. This price includes an excellent service as well as a full English breakfast and complimentary tea. Prices can vary according to the type of room and the season.

This hotel was inaugurated in the year 1927, during the reign of His Majesty George V. This hotel is a truly luxurious place, with a classical yet modern style. The hotel has 406 double rooms, some of which are suites. All rooms have an unusual elegant style, with pieces of classical furniture dating from different centuries, bright colours and very original decorations.

All rooms are very spacious, with plasma television sets, iPod docks and fast WiFi access. All rooms have a truly glamorous bathroom covered with Sicilian marble. All the technological equipment in these rooms are from the prestigious firm Bang&Olufsen.

This hotel has several types of rooms. The Superior Rooms are comfortable double rooms with details and decorations such as rich, dark coloured textiles and furniture carved with a distinctive Catalan design. The large double beds have excellent quality mattresses and advanced digital systems. These rooms are ideal for business travellers due to the high speed Internet access, telephone and business centre installed in these rooms. The business centre has a multi use printer and several different types of adaptable sockets, as well as a large wooden desk.

The Deluxe Rooms have similar characteristics, although the bed is a large kingsize bed and the bathroom also has two technologically enhanced showers. Some of these rooms also have a walk in wardrobe, private terraces or TV sets in the bathroom.

The Studio Rooms have an area of 45 square metres and are full of Bang&Olufsen technology. These rooms have a small entrance halls and are considered to be some of the most popular rooms in London. All the furniture decorating these rooms is made from the best wood, and the overall decorations give the Studio Rooms a modern and chic look.

This hotel also has several family rooms. All family rooms have two queen sized beds, and are spacious enough for a family of four. These rooms have 40 square metres luxuriously decorated with pictures, and hand crafted furniture. Some rooms also have a giant walk in wardrobe, a charming terrace or a television set right in the bathroom.

The hotel also has several rooms adapted for handicapped people with all of the necessary adaptations merging with a luxurious décor. There are also a set of special, hypo allergenic rooms. These rooms must be booked in advance. The ‘non-allergic’  rooms have walls, floors and ceilings coated in a special substance that repels most of the dust and other allergens. The bed, the carpets and all the other furniture and decorations are all made of special, hypoallergenic materials and still maintain their classic design. Even the bedsheets are washed with a special detergent, and the rooms are cleaned with ecological, non allergenic substances.

The hotel is also famous for its twelve incredible suites. Each one of these suites has its own theme and unique decorations. The Azure Suite is covered in light blue colours and has large and comfortable blue sofas. The Penthouse is one of the most majestic suites, with exquisite decorations and impressive views. The Sciaparelli Suite represents the iconic glamour of the great stars. Meanwhile, the Bamboo, Pewter and Ermine suites are duplex suites with a large ground and first floor as well as natural decorations and magnificent views.

The hotel also has its own spa, a luxurious restaurant, a bar and several halls for events that can be used as conference rooms. The hotel’s restaurant, the Amba, has several of the world’s best chefs in charge of preparing delicious meals for all guests. The menu changes according to the season, and each time there are new, fresh courses to be tasted and savoured. The restaurant also has an elegant design with leather covered walls.

The Mayfair Bar is considered to be one of the most chic bars in London. It is famous for its innovative cocktails, some of which are truly intriguing while others combine a classic and avant garde taste.

Guests will be able to enjoy the services of several butlers during 24 hours a day. The butlers help guests with their shopping, are in charge of ticket reservations and can book theatre and opera shows as well as plane or train tickets. The butlers can also rent cars or limousines for guests.

The May Fair Hotel also has its own casino with luxurious and opulent decorations. The Palm Beach Casino is located where the old ballroom used to be. Guests will have to follow a strict dress code, since no informal clothes are allowed. Guests can enjoy playing the roulette or the occasional game of blackjack or poker. The VIP guests can enjoy a private room for playing cards.

The hotel also organizes several series of events throughout the year. The Crystal Room is the main event hall at the May Fair Hotel, so guests more often than not will be able to enjoy conferences, balls or art galleries. The Crystal Room is not only famous for its many events, but is also known for its Baccarat chandelier that presides over the room. The lacquered walls and bronze coloured furniture make this place the ideal location to host an important dinner or gala event, and it can accommodate up to 280 people. This room also has several television screens, and events such as several award ceremonies and important conferences and summits have taken place here.

The Danziger Suite is another room that can be divided in two halves to be used as a conference room. 130 people can fit there at any given time, and this room also has the latest technological and audiovisual material available. This room has a rather curious design, a subtle mélange of classic and turn of the Century Hollywood styles.

The hotel is only five minutes away from the best shops at Bond Street. Five minutes in the other direction guests will be able to find the world famous Fotnum&Mason shop, a shop specialized in original and elegant gifts for all occasions. This shop was founded in 1707, and is considered to be the most ‘Christmassy’ shop in London. Nearby, guests will also be able to find a very well known bookstore, the Royal Academy&Hatchards books store. Ten minutes away from the hotel guests will be able to walk along the emblematic Regent and Oxford Streets. Only a few minutes away visitors will find the best bars and theatres in Soho and Covent Garden.

Hotel with themed suites near the Rhine

The Kamenha Grand Bon Hotel is a luxury hotel in Bonn, Germany. The hotel is famous for its designer suites, several categories of rooms and the impressive views towards the Rhine from all the rooms.

This hotel has a curious wavy design due to the geothermal installations installed in the basement. These geothermal devices allow the hotel to produce less waste and make it more self-sufficient by producing more than 70% of the energy needed to operate the heating and the electricity of the hotel.

This hotel has 109 rooms and 63 suites, all of them designed by Marcel Wanders. There are several different types of rooms which adapt to everyone’s needs, and all rooms have curious decorations and nice details for a comfortable stay. All rooms have 3.10 meter high ceilings. Price per night can vary depending on the type of room, so a double room can cost around 145€ while a suite costs around 265€ a night.

All rooms are divided into three main categories. The Supreme rooms have an area between 19 and 25 square metres, the Premium rooms are between 26 and 35 metres squared and the largest rooms, the Deluxe rooms, are between 27 and 35 metres squared. These rooms are all double room with a private bathroom. All rooms have all the usual amenities, such as a safe, fast Internet access and a flat screened TV set.

There are also several types of suites. The Junior Superior Suite, with an area of 44 square metres, and the Junior Deluxe Suite, with an area of 59 square metres, are large, spacious rooms with luxurious amenities and elegant decorations. The Princess, Queen and King suites, with an area of 100 square metres each, are located on the fifth floor of the hotel. These rooms have excellent views of the city and of the Siebengebrige. Guests can combine one Queen suite and one King suite to create a connected Royal Suite with marvellous views towards the Rhine.

The hotel also has five different themed suites, such as Hero, Diva, Fair Play, Beethoven or Telekom. All these suites are large, double rooms with plenty of space and luxurious decorations.

The Hero suites are traditional executive suites, with extra space for business meetings, scanners, printers and other office materials, as well as several work desks. The Diva suites have been specifically designed for women, with a big bathroom, a large array of beauty products, several women’s magazines and lights designed for a better make up.

The Fair Play rooms are ideal for those guests who love to play games, since they have several Wii consoles, darts, a small golf green and a pinball machine. The Beethoven suite has the best acoustics, several instruments and a classical décor. The Telekom suite is ideal for businessmen, with a large TV screen adapted for video conferences, several audiovisual technologies and calming views towards the Rhine.

The hotel also has its own spa with many skin and beauty treatments where guests will be able to enjoy a relaxing massage. The spa has a curved design, enabling guests to relax. The hotel also has its own gym and a closed swimming pool.

The Kameha Grand also has several restaurants and bars that serve all kinds of food, so both those who want to grab a quick bite and those who are willing to enjoy a three course meal during an important event will not be hungry. The brasserie and the sushi bar are located near the enormous terrace with lovely views towards the river. Each one of the three restaurants and four bars are designed in their own way, and can be adapted to the guests’ needs. There is also a large living room designed specifically for those who enjoy good cigars, with comfortable leather chairs and a chimney.

The hotel also organizes all kinds of events. It has eight different event halls, the smallest ones of which can accommodate up to 40 people each, while the largest one is a spacious, luxurious hall that can host events for up to 950 people. All the conference rooms can be used for business meetings and the celebration of other important events, and all are well equipped with the latest technologies.