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.

Reflections Boutique Hotel, murals, stickers and a statue of a horse

The Reflections Boutique Hotel is located in Siem Riep, in Cambodia. This hotel is a traditional building with colourful designer rooms.

Rooms.

The hotel has 16 themed rooms with a private bathroom. Each room has air conditioning, Internet access and a plasma television set, and the bathrooms have designer products.

Each room as designed by a group of designers. Each room varies in design and has themed decorations and is filled with colour. Price is between 31 and 110€ per night.

Stick To It is a room decorated with many stickers, and guests will be able to bring their own stickers and add them to the murals. Price is 47€ per night.

Hope for Cambodia is a room dedicated to the country’s many jungles. The walls were designed by orphans from a local orphanage and are decorated with colourful tropical birds. Price is 47€ per night.

The Moody Moody Moods room was designed by a team of graphic designers. The room is filled with colour and there is a large bathroom with a jacuzzi and a shower. Price is around 95€ per night.

My Secret Garden is a room with a garden theme and murals of flowers and vines. There is a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a sink covered in flowers. Price is 95€ per night.

Animal Farm is a room where animals and animal print decorate the wardrobe and the bathroom. This rooms costs around 83€ per night.

From Belgium with Love is a smaller room with two twin beds decorated in blacks and whites. Prices is around 63€ per double room per night.

Snap Shot is a room dedicated to the city’s arts and culture scene, with many glossy magazine covers decorating the wallpaper. Price is around 47€ per night.

Life is Plastic is Barbie’s room. Large Barbie heads decorate the area above the door and Barbie accessories cover the bed and the lampshades. Price is around 47€ per night in this pink room.

What a Cat Thinks is a room filled with feline decorations that has twin beds. Feline eyes decorate the wardrobe doors and the lamps. Price is 63€ per night.

The Art Studio as a room decorated with bohemian art pieces. The room has a double bed and a large balcony with views towards the swimming pool. Price is around 63€ per night.

Under Smile is a room dedicated to those who want to achieve a certain goal. The room is decorated in creamy colours and has a large mural. Price is 47€ per night.

Imagine is a blue room that has colourful furniture and bright murals that shine in the dark. Price for this large room is around 47€ per night.

The Mood of Nature is an ecological room with murals of nature and people. Price is around 63€ per night for this double room with a double bed.

Trash Chic is a room filled with colour and many artistic decorations. This rooms has several antique paintings and frames. Price is 47€ per night.

Dream Dreaming has decorations hanging below the ceiling. There are several china dolls and china plates. Price is around 63€ per night.

Butterflies is a room dedicated to art and design, with large butterflies that decorated the doors and furniture. This room has purple decorations. Price is around 63€ per night.

Restaurant.

The hotel has a bar and a café. The Reflections Beach Restaurant is a designer restaurant where guests will be able to enjoy traditional Cambodian and Thai food. Meals can be served in the room, by the pool and on the hotel’s terrace. The hotel’s kitchen specializes in Asian dishes and international dishes.

The hotel offers several types of massages. There is a large garden where visitors will find the hotel’s swimming pool, where they will be able to relax.

Events.

The hotel has several conference halls where guests will be able to organize events. The hotel can organize private functions in the hotel bar, in the café and in the restaurant.

Location.

The hotel is located in Siem Riep, one of the country’s most visited cities. The hotel is located a short walk away from the Angkor Wat.

The hotel uses recyclable materials and reuses and redesigns the building’s ancient structure. The reception area is decorated with the statue of a large black horse holding a red lamp on its head. The hotel has a colourful kitsch design.

The hotel offers a transport service to and from the main stations. The hotel can organize guided tours to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon. These guided trips can be in several languages and guests will be able to explore the country’s most visited places.

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.

Hotel de Art, colourful and themed rooms in Malaysia

Art Hotel is located in Klang, in Malaysia. This small designer hotel has several themed rooms decorated with bright murals and colourful decorations.

Rooms.

The hotel has 58 rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with a shower and themed murals. There are several types of rooms. There are coffee and tea making machines and LCD television screens in all rooms and the hotel has WiFi. Price is between 63 and 98€ per night.

The hotel has fairy tale themed rooms, rooms with flowers and rooms dedicated to movies. There are rooms that resemble cities, allowing guests to visit Ancient Egypt and China. Guests will be able to stay in a New York room and a Paris room. There is an Elvis Presley room, a Lady Gaga room and a Michael Jackson room.

Part of the rooms have views towards the lake. Guests will be able to relax in their themed rooms, some of which have views towards the city.

Standard rooms have an individual bed and no windows. The Superior rooms have a queensize bed and no windows. The Superior Deluxe rooms have a queensize bed and a window. The Deluxe View rooms have a queensize bed and a large window with views towards the lake. The Twin Superior rooms have two large individual beds. The Family rooms have two queensize beds and a windows with views towards the lake.

The Celebration room is decorated in black and white. The Breakfast at Tiffany’s room has a large double bed with black and white decorations seen in the film. Your Royal Highness is a room decorated in a Victorian style with a hand carved wooden headboard. Roman Holiday is a room dedicated to the film, with a black and white design.

Just Like Paradise is a room decorated with large clouds. The Snotty Peacock has two double beds and is decorated with the colours of a peacock’s tails. The Rock Solid room has tow beds and a brick wall. Another themed room is the Zen room, with two double beds and a relaxing light green colour.

Bring in Da Funk is a funky room filled with colour. The Déja Vu room is a small retro style room. Pharaoh’s Conquer has a large double bed with curtains and Ancient Egyptian murals. In the African Fire room one wall is covered in a mural of flames.

The Minimalist room is decorated in simple white and grey. The Radioactive room is a bright purple room with a double bed. On Cloud Nine is a blue room with a double bed covered by a white duvet, creating a cloud effect. In the Flourish room there are yellow cubes decorating the room.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is an oriental themed room. Oakland is decorated with oak panels. The Scottish Castle has stone walls and tartan decorations.

The Golden Fortune is decorated in shades of gold and there are several portraits above the double bed. I Feel Bubbly has many bright coloured spheres. The Raveling has a double bed and murals of orange waves. Maharajá is an Indian style room with many golden decorations.

Oopsy Daisy is abright yellow room. The Great Empire room glows in gold and has two large wooden beds with carved head boards. Autumn in Rome has two beds with carved leaves. Roman de la Rose is covered in small rosebuds.

Glitter is a room decorated with shiny furniture and sparkling portraits. Leopard’s Phantasy has a double bed with a leopard print duvet. Sweet Dreams is known for its mural of a dark sky with clouds. Wall Street has murals of tall buildings.

Restaurant.

Guests will be able to enjoy breakfasts at the Hailam Coffee House, located next to the hotel. The price per breakfast is included in the room rate.

Guests will be able to try traditional food at the Hailam Kopitiam restaurant. The restaurant is known for its local dishes and for its views towards the Shah Alam lake.

Events.

The hotel has a large conference hall. Next to the reception guests will be able to buy tickets for nearby fairs and other cultural events.

Location.

The hotel is located next to Section 7 of Shah Alam, in Klang, a city a short distance away from Kuala Lumpur. Guests will be able to visit I CIty and the Blue Mosque, one of the city’s main landmarks. The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is located near the hotel.

Guests will be able to golf in the city’s main golf courses. Extreme Park and the Bukit Cahaya Agricultural Park offer many activities. The area where the hotel is located is known for its traditional markets. Guests will be able to visit the Sultan Alam Shah Museum and its many art galleries. The Shah Alam Arte Gallery is next to the lake. Guests will be able to explore the nearby botanical gardens.

Baby Grand Hotel, graffiti suites and murals

The Baby Grand Hotel is located in Athens, in Greece. The hotel’s rooms are decorated with comic streets, murals and many paintings.

Rooms.

The hotel has 76 double rooms, deluxe rooms and suites, all of them with their own bathroom. Each room has a theme and colourful decorations.

The rooms have air conditioning and are decorated with graffiti, murals of mountain ranges and comic strips. Each room has Internet access, a CD player and a television set. The bathrooms are decorated with marble.

The Spiderman Suite is dedicated to Peter Parker’s character. Another room is decorated with antique style furniture typical of Byzantine Greece.

The hotel’s Standard rooms have two individual beds and a marble bathroom with a shower. These rooms are decorated with colourful graffiti and murals that were designed by teams of architects, artists and urban designers.

The Deluxe rooms are larger rooms with a double bed and a terrace with views towards the city. Each room has a theme. One of the rooms is dedicated to ancient Japan. Several rooms are decorated with murals with flowers, mountains and rivers. Some rooms are decorated with cartoon characters.

The Junior Suites are double suites with views towards Kozia Square. The Business Suites have a master bedroom with a bathroom, a desk and chair and a lounge. Each suite is decorated with art masterpieces, and guests will be able to stay at the green and white suite that has a sculpture of love and at the antique suite that has carved wooden furniture.

The Penthouse Suite has a large master bedroom with a bathroom and a separate living room with a terrace. There are several television screens and guests will be able to enjoy views towards Mount Lycabettus.

Restaurant.

The hotel’s Restaurant is Meat Me, known for its fresh grilled meat. This white restaurant is decorated with bright green furniture and offers many traditional Greek dishes.

The Moët et Chandon bar has a lounge area where guests will be able to enjoy champagne. There is a café that serves coffee made the local way.

The hotel has its own gym. Next to the gym guests will be able to relax in the hotel’s large steam room, which can be used as a sauna.

Events.

There is a large business center at the hotel with several computers and Internet access. Guests will be able to hire assistants, interpreters and translators for meetings.

Guests will be able to buy tickets at the reception desk, and the hotel can organize tours and make restaurant reservations. The hotel can provide customers with useful addresses.

Guests will be able to rent cars and limousines. For an extra price the hotel provides a pick up service to and from the airport and the city’s main port. The hotel offers a transport service to the casino, a nearby department store and the ferry port.

Location.

The hotel is located in the Psiri neighbourhood, in the center of Athens, near the Town Hall. A short walk away from the hotel guests will find ancient monuments and several streets filled with shops, and Syntagma Square is located nearby.

Near the hotel there is a subway station that connects the hotel to the city. The neighbourhoods of Monistiraki and Plaka are a short walk away, and visitors will be able to visit the National Archaeological Museum. The city is known for its many landmarks and museums, and guests can visit the Benaki Museum and the Parthenon.

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.

Hotel Sorrisniva, a themed ice hotel with a sauna

The Sorrisniva hotel is located in the town of Alta, in Norway. This igloo hotel is one of the ice hotels built each year in this region, and its theme changes with every season.

Rooms.

The hotel has 28 rooms and two suites. The rooms are made from ice and each has a double bed covered with reindeer furs. Each room is decorated with ice sculptures.

The temperature inside the hotel is slightly under zero. Each guest gets a sleeping bag lined with reindeer furs that protects them against the cold.

Price is around 260€ per adult and 126€ per child per night. Price includes a night in the ice hotel, access to the sauna, breakfast and transport from and to the centre of Alta. After check in the hotel staff offers guests a tour around the hotel.

The bathroom, kitchen and sauna are located in the warmest part of the hotel. There is a room where guests can leave their luggage if they prefer not to take it with them into the ice rooms. Next to this room guests will find several restaurants, the closet, several lounges and the souvenir shop, and outside they will be able to relax in the two outdoor jacuzzis.

Restaurants.

The hotel has two restaurants, the Laksetua and the smaller Gabo, where guests can celebrate events. These restaurants specialize in traditional Nordic dishes.

Most ice hotel have their own ice bar. The bar of this hotel was built from large blocks of ice and inside the bar guests can enjoy drinks from glasses made from ice.

Guests can relax in the hotel’s sauna from dawn until dusk. The traditional sauna allows guests to enjoy an authentic sauna experience.

There are several ice buildings near the main building. There is a church chapel made from ice where guests can celebrate their religious events. Next to the chapel there is a large ice gallery with many ice sculptures.

Events.

The hotel has several lounges where guests can organize events. The hotel’s restaurants can be rented for private dinners, and the Gabo restaurant can host up to 25 people. Formal events can be organized in the hotel’s ice chapel.

Location.

The hotel has been rebuilt every winter for more than a decade. Each season has a theme. Past themes have seen the hotel decorated as though it was a Viking abode, as a village from traditional Norwegian stories, and as a sanctuary for the animals that can be found in this region.

This region is known for the Aurora Borealis and the dark nights during most of the season. During twilight guests will be able to enjoy the blue shimmer of the blue lights. When the skies are clear guests will be able to see the Aurora Borealis. The first observatory built to watch these Northern Lights is located 900 metres above sea level, in the nearby town of Alta.

The hotel is one of the northernmost hotels, located around 250 kilometres from North Cape. The town of Alta is an historic city where guests can visit ancient archaeological ruins. Guests will be able to enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine in the Han Steike, one of the main restaurants in the city known for its steaks.

Other activities offered by the hotel are fishing, mushing and trips by boat to the rapids. The hotel organizes excursions on snow bikes. Twice daily groups led by a local guide are formed in order to explore the Finnmarksvidda mountain. Most of these walking tours last half a day, and longer tours around the region can by organized on request, allowing guests the opportunity to experience how is it to live in a lavvu, a traditional Sami tent.

Hobbit House Hotel, the Shire in Montana

The Hobbit House of Montana is located in the state of Montana, in the United States. The hotel is similar to the Shire, the place where hobbits lived in JRR Tolkien’s novels.

Rooms.

This small hotel is located in a valley in the northern part of the state. The owners decided to build a replica of Tolkien’s Shire, with rooms in small rounded houses in the hills.

From the outside only the hills with round doors and windows are visible. There are several hobbit houses inside the hills, a troll house and several fairy houses.

The spacious master bedroom has a kingsize bed and etched doors, and there is a view of Gandalf’s large statue from the round windows. The bedroom has several lamps carved as characters from Tolkien’s trilogy. Each room has an HD television set with BluRay, WiFi access, a radio, three telephones and a large designer kitchen with granite counter tops. Price is from 185€ per night.

The hotel is known for its décor. The hotel rooms are decorated as hobbit holes, with carved wooden furniture and bright colours. The door knobs and cabinet knobs are made from stone, the glass doors are decorated with Gandalf’s figure, and the One Ring hangs from each loft.

These hobbit houses are ecological. The rooms, which have a dome shape to save energy, are located partially underground and have large windows at an angle that allows natural light. There is a farm on the hotel’s grounds where the alpacas live.

Extras.

The hotel is located on a large territory, and is filled with statues and plants that make this hotel similar to the rural Shire. The owners of the hotel found an ancient cedar tree trunk and used it as a base for one of the hotel’s largest structures, a mythical Troll House. Those guests who are fans of the Lord of the Rings will be able to recognize many of the buildings located on the hotel’s grounds, mainly Bilbo’s house, Frodo’s house, the clearing where Bilbo’s birthday party took place, an Elf House and a Haunted Forest.

Guests will be able to enjoy walks in the Haunted Forest, at the centre of which is a large ancient tree. Nearby they will find a recreation of the house of Bilbo Baggins and several hobbit holes. There is an observation deck where guests will be able to relax while sipping local wine with views towards Whitepine country.

There are several fairy houses, a huge hobbit sized mushroom and a wishing well. Next to the troll house guests will find a barbecue area with a fire pit. The small village has several murals where guests can see the usual activities of hobbits. In the centre there is a large Gandalf statue where the wizard is sitting in a hand carved wooden wagon.

Location.

The hotel has views towards Cougar Peak and the Whitepine Alpaca Ranch. A short distance away from the hotel guests will find the cities of Trout Creek and Thompson Falls.

Hotel Metropole, silk and velvet suites with lagoon views

The Metropole Hotel is located in Venice, in Italy. Located in an ancient palace, the antique decorated rooms have views towards the lagoon.

Rooms.

This hotel has 67 rooms. Each room is a double room decorated with antique furniture and art, and has large windows with views towards the lagoon. Price varies between 210 and 1585€ per night.

Some of the rooms have a private terrace. Each room is decorated with gilded masterpieces, and each piece has its own history. The rooms and halls are decorated with furniture dating from the renaissance, oriental carpets and art déco decorations. Windows are decorated in a Venetian style, with silk and velvet.

The standard double rooms are decorated as ancient Venice, with carved furniture and cream and red coloured textiles. In each room there is an ancient, hand painted fans decorating a wall, belonging to the hotel’s private collection. Room have views towards the inner courtyard, the Rio della Plata canal and the commercial streets.

Each double Deluxe room has its own décor, some with Art Déco furniture, others with decorations from the Renaissance and others with an exotic flair. Many of these rooms have views towards the city.

The Junior Suites are spacious rooms with a living room with a coffee table, sofas and views towards the lagoon. Some of the suites have private terraces where guests can enjoy a coffee with views of the city’s rooftops. These rooms are decorated with art masterpieces and bronze and red textiles, and silk cushions give the bed a splash of colour. The large bathrooms are decorated with Italian marble and mosaics, and have windows and bath products that include aromatic candles and incense.

The Metropole Suites have a separate living room with armchairs and sofas, a coffee table and views of the inner courtyard. The suites are decorated as small Venetian palazzos, with antique furniture, art pieces from the hotel’s private collection and walls covered in silk and velvet. The bathrooms have large windows and amenities that include candles, incense and bath salts, and some rooms have bathrooms made from Italian marble while other rooms have bathrooms covered in mosaic tiles, and guests can choose bathrooms with a bathtub and those with a shower. The suite has bathrobes and slippers for guests.

The hotel’s trademark rooms are the Damasco, Dei Nobili, Desiderio  Gli Angeli, Porta D’Oro and Queen Anne. Each one of these large rooms is decorated according to the theme following the room’s name, and all of them have silk and velvet hangings, antique crafted furniture belonging to the hotel’s private collection and art pieces.

Restaurant.

The Met restaurant is the hotel’s two star Michelin restaurant. The restaurant is known for its décor and design, and is known for its variety of entrées, main dishes and desserts, all of them accompanied by a wine list which includes wines from the hotel’s cellar.

On the ground floor is the Oriental Bar, a bar decorated with wooden panels and white candles which has views towards San Giorgio island. The Tea Ritual is a tradition at this hotel, where each evening guests can enjoy a selection of teas from distant regions, including Earl Grey, Oolong and Pai Mu Tan Ninfa Igeria teas accompanies by a range of finger sandwiches.

Shortly after Easter guests will be able to relax in the Citrus Gardens, a garden filled with jasmine and illuminated by candles. The restaurant can serve meals in the garden.

The hotel organizes tastings of cocoa based products. Guests will be able to participate in the tastings and try many appetizers, including several varieties of cheeses and hams accompanied by cocktails, and on some afternoons enjoy live music in the lounge.

The hotel has a private entrance for water taxis. Guests will be able to enjoy massages directly in their rooms and buy local perfumes at the hotel’s boutique.

There are several conference rooms where guests will be able to organize events, and banquets can take place in the inner courtyard. There is a meeting room with a capacity of up to 25 people.

Location.

This hotel has been visited by many artists, authors, celebrities and singers. Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud and Thomas Mann have stayed at this hotel.

The halls are filled with large glass cabinets that hold part of the hotel’s antiques collections, which includes clutches worn by the ladies during cocktails and society meetings, carved boxes where the visiting cards were kept and other vintage decorations. One of the upper floor has a large collection of hand made hand fans. Guests will be able to tour the building, which is filled with art pieces and furniture that used to belong to Venice’s most prominent citizens.

Stepping out of the hotel guests will find the lagoon of Venice. A short distance away is St. Mark’s Square, the city’s most visited square, and the building where the Art Biennale is celebrated, known for its views towards San Giorgio island. There are several golf clubs outside the city, and the coastal resorts are a short ride away. The hotel is a prime location for those who visit during the Carnival of Venice and the Venice Film Festival.

Hotel Chocolat, bungalows, cocoa and a black infinity pool

The Chocolat Hotel is located in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. This hotel has a large swimming pool with views towards the sea and is owned by chocolatiers.

Rooms.

The hotel is one of the newest hotels on the island. This boutique hotel has based its décor on the island’s nature and on the intense flavour of cocoa.

The hotel has several bungalows. Each bungalow is a room with a double bed, a safe, coffee and tea making machines, a television set and a granite bathroom with two sinks and bathroom amenities. The hotel has views towards the Pitons, the island’s two great peaks. The bungalows are decorated in a rustic style typical of local cocoa estates.

The Cocoa Pods rooms are cabins located in a patio with a large tree in the center. Each one of the four rooms is located in a bungalow, and each has a queensize bed, a granite bathroom with a cascade shower and two sinks. Price is from 317€ per night.

The Cocoa Pods Luxe are elevated bungalows with views towards the Caribbean. There is a kingsize bed in the master bedroom, and in the suite there are two chaise longues that can be transformed into two individual beds. There is a terrace with two rocking chairs where guests can enjoy views towards the mountains. Price is from 505€ per night.

Restaurant.

This ecological hotel has an infinity pool made from black quartz with views towards the mountains and the sea. Next to the swimming pool there is a sun chair for each guest. There is a bar which serves cocktails by the pool.

The hotel has a restaurant, the Boucan, where guests and visitors can enjoy typical Caribbean meals. This bar and restaurant is located in the spot where the boucan, a barn where the cocoa grains were dried, used to be.

The hotel serves fresh seafood, salads and fruit that can be found on the island. Guests and visitors will be able to enjoy many dishes that use coca beans as one of their ingredients, mainly entrées, desserts and sauces. Desserts vary, allowing guests to enjoy several types of cocoa desserts during lunch and dinner. The restaurant’s shape is that of a large cocoa tree, with its branches pointing towards the sky, and there is a large stage in the center.

Cocoa Juvenate is the hotel’s spa, where guests can enjoy massages and treatments with cocoa based products. On site activities include walking around the ancient cocoa estate, which has several gardens, and picking the cocoa beans that are grown on this farm.

Location.

The hotel is located on an ancient, colonial cocoa estate. Many of the plants that grow in the hotel’s gardens are considered to be the most ancient ones on the island. The hotel organizes fruit safaris near the estate, where guests can pick and taste guava, mango and papaya.

The hotel is located near the city of Soufriere. In this city guests will be able to enjoy views towards the Pitons, the Gros Piton and Petit Piton. Guests will be able to hike across Rabot Bridge and enjoy views towards the island and the sea, and the hotel can organize excursions and trips.