Hotel to Heart: Nômade Hotel in Tulum

Staying at the Nômade Hotel in Tulum, Mexico was a life-changing experience for me.  The Nômade is more than a hotel, it is a journey of discovery of one self, a re-connection with nature and a cleanse of body and mind. I might sound like a brochure or a hippie right now but those are […]

Hotel to Heart: Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen

bedroom in Hotel La Semilla

Romantic, nostalgic and homey. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of my stay at the Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen. The boutique hotel counting only nine rooms is a tranquil sanctuary just off lively 5th Avenue. The intimate and homey atmosphere make you feel like you are staying […]

Icaco Island Village on Isla Mujeres – A coastal chic B&B with Mexican pazazz

Louise in a Hammock at Icaco Island Village

Just 8 minutes from Isla des Mujeres ferry port, Icaco Island Village is an elegant coastal retreat with Mexican pazzaz. The design conscious decor, sea facing suites and decidedly cool rooftop chill zone make this boutique B&B the perfect island hide-out. In fact, staying at Icaco Island Village really feels like staying at a friend’s […]

Hotel Monastere Maastricht & Café Louis

bedroom Hotel Monastere

A weekend escape to Maastricht is always a good idea. A visit to the southern Dutch city often feels like a mini vacation due to its distinct charm and character. It has that je ne sais quoi, French ambiance, top notch restaurants and wine bars and many independent boutiques. But where to stay? Hotel Monastere […]

Hotel to Heart: Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

library Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

Staying in unique design and boutique hotels with character and charm is one of my favourite things to do. But this hotel – the Kruisherenhotel in Maastricht- was really, really unique! It is one of the most memorable hotels I’ve stayed in so far and I’ve stayed in many design hotels all over the world. […]

Hotel to Heart: Pulitzer Amsterdam

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy some time off. That was my main lesson of 2018. One of the highlights of last year was my weekend escape to Amsterdam in celebration of my birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Amsterdam Hotel. The hotel had been on my wish list for quite some […]

Hotel to Heart: The Aries Hotel & Spa in Zakopane

Yesterday I blogged about my short winter escape to snowy ski resort village Zakopane in Poland >read here< During my visit I stayed in the fabulous Aries Hotel & Spa and it was really a home away from home. If I ever return to Zakopane I will definitely stay at this hotel again. From the […]