Las Alcobas Boutique Hotel | Mexico City, Mexico | During my recent visit to Mexico City. my first three days, I was hosted at the very quaint and homy Las Alcobas Boutique Hotel, located at the one of the most exclusive and trendy districts, Polanco and along Avenue Presidente Masaryk, surrounded by fashion brands and restaurants, with easy access to Reforma, Condesa, Roma and Zocalo. Las Alcobas well carries the concept of ” Your Home away from Home “. Luxury service and state of art amenities in a warm and friendly setting. In homage to their name Alcobas, a former residence, has been ingeniously crafted into a series of private home-away-from-homes alcoves. Continue reading Las Alcobas Boutique Hotel
81 L’Hotel Deauville | Deauville, France | Boutique small hotel located in the town of Deauville, just a few blocks away from the beach promenade, restaurants and the fish market. Contemporary colorful design respecting the true styles and architecture of a traditional Normand house. I really liked this hotel, with friendly staff and with the attitude to create your own bespoke experience of Deauville.
The charm, refinement and timelessness of this residential villa will take you back to the atmosphere of the early 20th century while providing you with modernity, comfort and technology.
Built in 1906, this Anglo-Norman building is situated in an enclosed site, giving you the opportunity to enjoy its garden. Arriving in style under the canopy, at the bottom of the stairs made of traditional stone of Caen, you will then enter the serene world of this exceptional place out of time. In the lounge, comfortably settled in a Chesterfield sofa, you can relax in front of the impressive “Violet Le Duc”-style fireplace.
The century-old wooden floor, the pendants and ceiling mouldings, the “Maurobenechi” theme and the “Argentivo”-style furniture bring to mind that Deauville is synonymous with aestheticism.
Comments. !!! When I was there the WiFi was not working, which made it a bit uncomfortable to someone like me that needs to be connected for work. Also the breakfast was very basic, but they did made the effort to serve me at 6AM, due to my train schedule, which was highly appreciated. The bed was VERY comfortable. The bathroom was small and it had this semi wall, which usually I do not like because it makes the water come out when you are showering and can also be risky with the wet floor. The hotel is conveniently located to the train station Gare Trouville – Deauville.
The same group owns 2 other Villas that can be fully rented for your own privacy, plus a luxury apartment with stunning views of the Promenade des Planches, which is unique, rivaling the luxury hotels located on the same area. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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MIO Hotel Buenos Aires Checking OUT | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Have spent two nights at the lovely MIO Hotel Buenos Aires. Great location over Quintana Avenue in the heart of Recoleta. You can see my previous post on MIO here. Intimate, comfortable, friendly and cozy young hotel made in by Argentina. Opened in May 2011, ranked as Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 HOT List. Continue reading MIO Hotel Buenos Aires Checking OUT
Hub Porteño homemade luxury made in Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina | A few things these days get my full interest and attention. I can be a bit jaded when it comes to hotels and travel services, specially when the word Boutique Hotel, or Experience is involved. But every so often, thanks to my network of colleagues around the world, I get to find this hidden gems that remind me why I love this métier. There is nothing that I like most, than to see a hotel being conceived, and be invited to give my comments and suggestions based on my long proven experience. Continue reading Hub Porteño homemade luxury made in Argentina
SERENA Hotel Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | SERENA Hotel Punta del Este, has been for long time my favorite option at that destination, and over a year ago, they expanded with their second property to Buenos Aires nesting the Argentinean branch in the exclusive area of Recoleta over Libertad Street. I spent there the last 2 nights and here are a few comments based on my own experience. But one thing I would like to highlight right from the beginning is the excellent job they have done with the Spa/Sauna area on the ground floor, where space was planed, executed and used brilliantly, see photo below. Continue reading SERENA Hotel Buenos Aires
MIO Hotel Buenos Aires brand new Boutique option | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Today I went for a site inspection at the recently opened MIO Hotel Buenos Aires. I was hosted in all style by GM Amalia Gonzalez, former Alvear Palace Hotel. The hotel by the trademark of Catena family, yes the same of Catena Zapata wines, combines boutique luxury, elegance and original design, with customized care. Walk through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels, on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta. I would have loved to stay overnight, but unfortunately the year has so many night, but I will on my next visit to Buenos Aires for sure, but below is the full comments on my site. Continue reading MIO Hotel Buenos Aires brand new Boutique option
Hotel Check IN Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa | Chiang Mai, Thailand | Beautiful cosy and charismatic small boutique hotel in the city borders of Chiang Mai, close to the river that gives its name, Ping River. White colonial style, home feeling hotel with a great central patio with a mirror pool and an open galleria where you can seat to relax, read a book or enjoy a nice lunch or cocktail. Rooms are small but very nice. Only comments would be that the bathroom is right on when you open the door of the room, and that is not my favorite layout for a room. Balconies overlooking the pool area. White colonial style house with only 19 rooms, a restaurant and a spa. Friendly and respectful staff. More soon. See the video below. Continue reading Hotel Check IN Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
Hotel Check IN Tamarind Village Chiang Mai | Chiang Mai, Thailand | Beautiful boutique hotel right in the center of the old city of Chiang Mai. I was given an Spa Suite on the top level floors with a private terrace overlooking the Temple. Check in was seamless, and in the traditional Thai way they welcome me with a refreshing drink and a warm Lemongrass infused towel. First impressions, great entrance, nice open air lobby, great ambience. Activities were offered upon check int and before getting to my room all bookings were confirm for dinners and tours. Disappointment: no fitness center. slow internet. More to come soon after my stay at Tamarind Village in Chiang Mai. Continue reading Hotel Check IN Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
Design CE Hotel Buenos Aires ( Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires ) • One of my favorite options in town. A very small boutique hotel with a great location. The rooms have a very modern, dynamic and minimalist style created by Ernesto Goransky – owner and architect. They offer a 24 hs. breakfast service. The hotel counts with only 28 rooms, all with wide windows and fully equipped for either long or short stay. Free WI FI and access to Well Club Sport Center with low minimum cost located only 1 block away. If you are looking for a great deal in Buenos Aires, do not hesitate it, Design CE is the best option in location, service, structure and price.
Buenos Aires CE Hotel de Diseño is located in the heart of Barrio Norte, 45 minutes from the Ezeiza International Airport, 15 minutes from the Domestic Airport, 15 minutes from La Boca and Palermo Hollywood, 10 minutes from San Telmo and 5 minutes from Recoleta and Florida Street.
PATIO Room from USD 140 + VAT x room (28m2) Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system,Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, ware set, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Electronic Black Out.
PLAZA Room from USD 150 + VAT x room (28m2) Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, ware set, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Electronic Black Out.
PLAZA Suite from USD 250 + VAT x room (56m2) Private access, Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, ware set, toaster, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Living room with sofa bed + table, Desk with 4 chairs, Electronic Black out.
BALCONY Suite from USD 280 + VAT x room (42m2) Private access, Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, toaster, ware set, LCD TV 23′, High speed internet connection, Living room with sofa bed + table, Individual balcony, 14 m2 – Desk with 4 chairs, Electronic Black Out.
BALCONY Loft from USD 300 + VAT x room (56m2) Private access, Safety box with laptop capacity, Individual air conditioning, heating system, Bathrooms with hydromassage and telephone, King/twin size beds, Microwave, minibar, toaster, ware set, LCD TV 32′, High speed internet connection, Living room with sofa 2×2 mts, Individual balcony, 14 m2 – Table with 4 chairs, Electronic Black Out.
DESIGN CE Cafe, The first hotel in the world that offers you the possibility of enjoying breakfast when you get up (the 24 hs). DESIGN CE Cafe, A warm and comfortable living room, with a water mirror inside, to enjoy drinks, music, films and a computer with free access to Internet. DESIGN CE Bar, A wine bar with contemporary music, where you can taste the best Argentinean wines, and a wide variety of Tapas.
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Hotel Sainte Jeanne Mar del Plata ( Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina ) • A brand new line of Boutique Hotels at this popular Beach Resort, located only 5 hours away by car/bus from the city of Buenos Aires. Passion for details, that in this case come in a true and stylish french style.
The strategic and central location of Hotel Sainte Jeanne, makes it perfect for those looking to near all the entertainment options, beach, sports, restaurants and commercial areas, while still enjoy all the peace and relaxation.
27 comfortable rooms and suites, exquisitely decorated in ivory shades, providing four categories: Classic, Luxury, Suite and Suite Sainte Jeanne. All rooms are styled into french details offering wide bathrooms, well sized beds and over the top amenities and linens. Room fare includes breakfast. All rooms regardless of their class are equipped with: Safe, LCD 37″ Interactive, Ipod/MP3 connections, Audio System CD and DVD, Nespresso Coffee machine and Minibar. Business center, Parking, Laundry, 24 Concierge and Room Serivce.
The Indoors / Outdoors Le Bio Spa is unique in Mar del Plata, offering multiple options and treatments. Indoor/Outdoor pool, dry sauna, gym and massages.
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