Hotels

Sleeping in tubes - recycled hotels

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With fancy and expensive design hotels popping up all across the world, it's nice to hear that every now and then, there is a hotel that has the unique appearance of a design hotel but really is sustainable and based on a simple idea. This is what happened in Mexico, when the architects behind T3arc got together and came up with the idea of using old concret[...]

Hüttenpalast, Berlin - Indoor Camping at Hut Palace

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“When you travel you’ll always find extraordinary things. But this one is unique”. Philippe smiles. His buddy Alexander nods. The two Belgians are sitting in “their” caravan inside an old vacuum-cleaner factory. Yes, that’s correct. At the “Hüttenpalast” (German for Palace of Huts), the new star on Berlin’s budget-hotel skies, combining a perfect marriage of[...]

Feel like a popstar at Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton

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You may have noticed that the Travelettes love themselves the odd night out at a great hotel or hostel. So before leaving on my road trip through England, I looked through my options for accomodation in Brighton and came across a place that is a little more than unusual. So on the first night of our trip, we stayed at the Hotel Pelirocco, a saucy stopover ri[...]

10 hip hostels around the world

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The days when the word "hostel" made you think about travel bums cramped up in tiny bunk beds with dirty showers, are over. This is the age of the travelette, where backpacking in heels is no longer an oxymoron, and the hostels are hip and fresh. Nowadays the gap between these low budget accomodations and certain boutique hotels can be very slim, providing y[...]

5 Unique Hotels Around The World

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A hotel is a hotel is a hotel. Uhm. Nope. And yes. A hotel provides you with a place to sleep, but here the similarities stops. A lot of you were impressed with the Rotel, the rolling hotel from our “Weird Stuff From Around The World” post and the places we showed you in this post about amazing hotels. But of course there are much more incredible places arou[...]

Amazing Hotels - 6 nights to remember

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As far as I'm concerned, hotels ought to ideally fulfill two main conditions: a bed and a roof. Maybe the price ought to be factored in as well. Until not too long ago, I thought that I would rather spend money on exploring the places I traveled in, than on the bed I slept in at night. A hotel, to me, was merely a place to regain my energies for the followin[...]

HI Matic - hotel for a new generation

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As I was roaming the World Wide Web today I came across something I felt was the answer to all my prayers, so naturally I wanted to share it with you. Imagine you could take what you love about hostels and combine it with what you love about hotels - then maybe you would wake up at the new HI Matic Hotel in Paris. First things first. During my recent t[...]

Hostel Spotlight: The Ginger Monkey of Zdiar, Slovakia

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I try to make it a point never to miss out on things highly recommended to me by other travelers or close friends. This is how I ended up at the Ginger Monkey Hostel in Zdiar, Slovakia. My friend Teresa had gone earlier on a trip to Slovakia that was organized by her exchange program in Hungary. I had a long weekend and decided to take my trip to our norther[...]

365 days of holiday

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Dear Travelettes, Just the other day we told you about a great competiton giving away a 6-month trip around the world, now we're telling you about a way to win 365 nights at some of the nicest hotels in the world. Radisson Blu is offering just that to the person who can get as many people as possible to vote for them. Obviously I signed up and in m[...]

Hot(el) deals with Hotwire.com

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Dear travelettes, as I have been traveling throughout the States, I came across a phenomenon that was yet unfamiliar to me. A way to get low-budget deals on high standard hotels. It's called Hotwire.com. After a fellow German traveler told me that his friends paid only $28 for a night at the Sheraton Hotel I just had to try it for myself, and what do y[...]