Q: What is it? A: A hotel with no more than 15 rooms at the heart of Riga’s Old Town. Friendly and helpful staff and a very good feeling throughout. But apparently their head chef was away on a long vacation. The 2014 European Capital of Culture had some bad luck in the past. From [...]
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Q: What is it? A: A High Renaissance Tuscan villa that has been turned into a hotel, with ”frescoed ceilings, elaborate stucco work and colourful terrazzo floors” and a pretty unmotivated staff. Impressive. That’s the first word that comes to mind… While driving up the hill after having passed the manned gate, you can’t but [...]
Q: What is it? A: A very decent place to stay in the heart of Estonia’s capital. Correct, this hotel looks and feels a bit traditional but is a nice choice nevertheless. This is Estonia. A tiny country with 1,34 million people. Until 1991 it was a part of the evil empire known as the [...]
Q: What is it? A: A very tranquil, stylish, classy place for mindful-inner-peace-soul-soothening-oil-massage-ness. This is what you get for 15 million €! My guess is that they decided to not save on anything. The total bill: 100 million Swedish Kronor and then some. Let’s admit it: Sweden is the land of lagom and will most [...]
Q: What is it? A: An odd combo of Japanese-themed spa, conference hotel and retreat, located just outside Stockholm. Voted Stockholms best spa year after year… but this time I rated it lower. It used to have four stars in my book. I ripped two of them out after my last visit. There are good [...]
Q: What is it? A: A five-star hotel with 247 rooms and 13 restaurants and 3 cinemas perched on a hilltop in the beautiful city of Amman. The architect’s vision: To re-create the Tower of Babel. I picked this hotel for a reason: It’s easy to find. Driving from the Queen Alia International Airport in [...]