All posts tagged: Boutique Hotel

Travel: A stay at SP34 hotel in Copenhagen

Travel: An (honest) review of SP34 hotel in Copenhagen

The headboards at boutique hotel SP34 in Copenhagen are possibly the most instragrammed ever. I’d seen plenty of this hotel across social media, so it was first on my list of places to stay when I hopped over to the Danish capital for a work trip last month. The beautiful, minimal design lived up to all my expectations, with its pared-back style and relaxing, muted colours. There were a few things that could be improved that I’ll get onto later, but it’s still one of the best places to stay in the city. Part of the Brøchner Hotels chain, SP34 is designed for ‘luxury bohemians’ with 118 simple yet elegant bedrooms, a cosy entrance lobby and bar, a private cinema for 25 people and access to two stylish restaurants. The hotel, right in the heart of the historic city centre, opened in April 2014 and featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the 60 best new hotels in 2015. Located on Sankt Peders Stræde, the name refers to its address at number 34. The bedrooms are the main draw of SP34. Minimal but refined with a …

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Travel: Number Thirty Eight Clifton, Bristol

It was a bank holiday last week in the UK and the chance for a well-earned extra day of rest and relaxation. We escaped the big smoke and headed west to Bristol – just for a night, but it felt like a whole weekend. Our destinaton: Number Thirty Eight Clifton, a lovely, small boutique hotel in a refurbished Georgian merchant’s house at the top of the city. With stunning views down the hill to Clifton Village and the rest of the city further away, plus the leafy Clifton Downs behind, it was a perfectly peaceful getaway. It felt very much like a home away from home, a discreet frontage, no formal reception but a comfy lounge with bright bunches of fresh flowers. Our room was one of the ones looking down to the city, lying on the bed you could see the bumpy, craggy rooftops and slowly moving clouds – it almost felt like we were floating on one of those clouds themselves. And with Classic FM languidly humming from the retro Roberts Radio in the corner, we breathed a sigh of …

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Hotel Henriette, Paris

I fell in love with this stunning, pastel-shaded boutique hotel in Paris the moment I clapped eyes on it on Pinterest. Situated on a small, quiet street close to the Mouffetard district in the 13th arrondissement, Hotel Henriette is a new addition to the French capital with 32 individually designed bedrooms. They offer a calming balance between modern design and pretty vintage touches; I love the playful wall treatments with diagonal strips of colour and whole walls of earthy plywood, placed next to mid-century furniture and charming, faded floral cushions. Created by interior designer Vanessa Escoffir, there’s also retro Platner chairs, Arte wall coverings, hanging rope light fittings and Thomas Eyck products dotted around the rooms. And anywhere with pineapple-shaped accessories gets my vote too. The soft linen-clad beds look good enough to jump right into – I could gladly pass a weekend here and not even venture out to the beautiful city outside!        All images: Hotel Henriette, Paris Hotel Henriette, 9 Rue des Gobelins, 75013 Paris, tel: 01 47 07 26 90, www.hotelhenriette.com

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Travel: The Pig on the Beach, Dorset

For the bank holiday weekend I escaped the hustle and bustle of London to The Pig on the Beach in sunny Dorset. The Pig on the Beach is the latest ‘pig’ in a line-up of hotels (they already have The Pig in Brockenhurst, The Pig in the Wall in Southampton and The Pig near Bath) perfectly located just minutes away from the beaches of Studland Bay. We spent one lovely night in this get-away location, enjoying the sea views, crisp bed linen and homely breakfast. The hotel features around 20 bedrooms as well as a couple of outdoor huts for those who prefer a more rustic lifestyle (they have a separate dunny or loo). Our bedroom (we weren’t quite brave enough for the huts) was cosy, with a de rigueur Nespresso machine and Roberts radio. The bed was super comfy and I had one of the best night’s sleep in its white sheets. In the morning there was the usual option of croissants or full english, but also more healthy choices such as delicious courgette muffins and homemade granola …