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Raphael Suites, Antwerp

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People tend to choose more and more an alternative to a hotel. More space, privacy or cooking facilities are common arguments to decide whether to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel room. This trend now seems to be continuing with city trippers looking for a comfortable oasis in the city center. The ideal solution for those more demanding visitors is an apartment with the luxury of a hotel. At Raphael Suites in Antwerp, they understand this new concept very well.
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Hotel Arena, Amsterdam

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From catholic orphanage for girls to pop stage with dorms for youngsters from far and wide. From shelter during World War II, to shelter for people from the Dam and Vondelpark to a trendy hotel today. An exceptional building requires a special destination, which has definitely been given to this monumental building from 1886 in which the Arena Hotel is now situated. All of this provides a rich history and unique atmosphere that you can immediately sense as soon as you enter.
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Terhills Hotel, Maasmechelen

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Terhills in Maasmechelen is a grand, historic building housing a boutique hotel and a Michelin-starred restaurant. With its beautiful garden this place really seems to be a little Versailles in picturesque Limburg, and with Connecterra, Maasmechelen Village and Euroscoop, high fashion, natural beauty and movie fun are right at the corner. Everything for a relaxing weekend away is available, assuming you even want to do something, of course. Just relaxing in the hotel is perhaps the most fun part of it all.
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Jaguar F-Pace

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Great food, travel and artisans; these are the topics we usually write about. In short, this means that we mostly report about hotels, restaurants and crafts. But then we thought, why not cars? These too are refined creations that can be enjoyed in the same context after all. And moreover, we just feel the same passion and excitement. To be able to link all those refined topics, we went away for a weekend with the new Jaguar F-Pace. The destination was Maasmechelen in Limburg, and more specifically the place where the Terhills hotel and restaurant Danny are located. Read more

Kruisherenhotel, Maastricht

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Not even snow, ice and winter cold could stop us. Maastricht calling! Ready for a touch of culture, some shopping and a dose of Dutch cosiness. Our starting point for the weekend is the Kruisherenhotel, a very special place near the city centre where a 15th century monastery is the setting of a contemporary design hotel.
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De Witte Lelie, Antwerp

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“The most beautiful place to spend the night in Antwerp”, that was the answer we received almost unanimously when we asked several people what to expect from Hotel De Witte Lelie in Antwerp. We have to admit; this hotel really is a hidden treasure in the city centre. With hidden we mean that the clean, impressive three wall façade only reveals a small piece of the grandeur of De Witte Lelie. Everyone entering the building through the stately gate receives a warm and personal welcome, which is quite exceptional these days, but it shows why this place is so special. Here, you are at home.  
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Boutique Hotel The Roosevelt, Middelburg

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Friday afternoon in the center of picturesque Middelburg. The ice cold Zeelandic air surprises us when we get out of the car. Lovely winter weather that makes you long for a cozy living room, a fireplace, and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. When we open the door of the stately building where Boutique Hotel The Roosevelt is situated, the homey, comfortable feeling we longed for immediately overtakes us.

Comfortable at home

You will not see a classic reception when entering, but instead a cozy bar, a restaurant, and a pleasant seating area. One of the hostesses immediately comes to give us a warm welcome and she guides us straight to our room where we can peacefully install ourselves. We also get some tips about the city and the surroundings. Nice!

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Ideal starting point

The hotel is situated in the center of Middelburg. The historical city center has quite some monuments, beautiful waterways and cozy little shops. The beach is only 15 minutes away and the ‘Veerse Meer’ is also very close by. Next to strolling in the streets you can enjoy good food and drinks in Middelburg. Enjoying life the Burgundian way.

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As beautiful as the surroundings can be, sometimes you just want to stay in the hotel, which is an excellent idea at The Roosevelt, as you can just stay in your room, taste the fine food or relax in the private wellness. In summer, there is also a terrace with a beautiful garden, where barbecues are organized regularly. In winter, when it is too cold to sit outside, you can still overlook this small oasis of calm.

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Unique and authentic design

Since the hotel is situated in such a unique building, no room is the same. The design of each room is unique and that way extra emphasis is put on the authentic elements. There are for example big suites, duplex rooms or spaces where the bath is included in the sleeping area to create an extra spacious luxurious feeling. There are also more ‘standard’ rooms with their own uniqueness and character available. Bath robes, fine bath products and in-room coffee complete the pampered feeling.

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Breakfast is prepared with great care here. There is a plate with goodies such as rolls, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, and plenty more for each table. To start the day off properly, a nice egg is of course included, prepared à la minute to your preference. The icing on the cake is a surprise that makes the breakfast every day just that little bit extra special. We got delicious smoothies and pancakes for example.

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We continue our foodie experience and enjoy a nice meal with chef Edi D’Astolto. You can read more about the restaurant of Hotel The Roosevelt in a separate article that we have written just about that.

It is not just the food that we have enjoyed at Boutique Hotel The Roosevelt, our entire stay was very enjoyable. There is no better combination than a homey and luxurious feeling, and that is exactly what characterizes the philosophy of the hotel. Everything is personalized, tailored and classy.

Looking for more tasty addresses in the area? Try restaurant De Kluizenaer in Goes or restaurant Meliefste in Wolphaartsdijk. We surely enjoyed the gastronomic lunches we had there. You can read all about it by clicking on the links. 🙂

Practical Information

Boutique Hotel The Roosevelt, Nieuwe Burg 42, 4331 AH Middelburg, The Netherlands | +31 118-436360 | info@hoteltheroosevelt.nl | Facebook

Las Casas de la Juderia, Córdoba

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The lure of the old grandeur and the contemporary luxury at Las Casas de la Juderia in Córdoba is great. It is a unique boutique hotel full of character, history and class, situated right in the middle of the historical center of this charming Andalusian city. Pretend to be a king or princess right out of the history books travelling through time to the 20th century and enter in this contemporary palace.
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Paris for foodies

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Paris is the Mecca of gastronomy. All the same, it doesn’t always have to be fine dining by candle-light in the city of love and lights. Innumerable passionately enthusiastic craftsmen make a wide variety of delicious traditional products. There are masses of brasseries offering simple menus, a laid back atmosphere and attractive terraces, all serving tasty dishes. We dropped into a number of places many a foodie would be delighted with. We certainly were. 🙂
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Hotel du Petit Moulin, Paris

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A city trip to Paris requires an overnight stay in style. At Hotel du Petit Moulin, that style is uniquely eclectic, and it fits the atmosphere of Paris perfectly. There’s a hint of nostalgia combined with a healthy dose of the sort of sheer class that’s just on the edge of kitsch. As well as its unusual interior this hotel is ideally situated and has every modern comfort. So it’s a great base to go and discover the city.
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Hotel New York, Rotterdam

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Without a doubt, the most iconic and unusual place to spend the night in Rotterdam is the Hotel New York. As soon as you step inside the historic and imposing building you’re bound to be amazed by the lively atmosphere and maritime air. There’s a great feeling of history here too. This is a boutique hotel where every detail has been perfected. So a stay in the Grand Old Lady, as they call her, is more than just an overnight stop – it’s a whole experience.
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Entre Amis, Budapest

Budapest is without a doubt one of our favorite European cities. Because of its beautiful buildings, great food and trendy atmosphere this city is never boring. This time we are going there to discover the summer vibes, which make Budapest absolutely worth a visit. Thanks to plenty of summer bars, many unique thermal baths and sultry weather you are in no time in the perfect summer mood.
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YUP Hotel in Hasselt

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It was in the early 80s that the yuppies appeared on the scene – the ‘Young Urban Professionals’. They were young people doing well in their careers and they liked the comfort and luxury of a trendy life in a fashionable city. Whether it’s a compliment or an insult to have the label stuck on you – then or now – depends on whom you ask, of course! Read more

Jetwing Kaduruketha Hotel in Wellawaya, Sri Lanka

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Wellawaya is on almost no-one’s Sri Lankan itinerary. Apart from a few old ruins and the local farming way of life it’s an area with little to attract the sightseer. But that is precisely what makes the area interesting, because that’s just what reveals the real Sri Lanka. So don’t listen to the locals, who’ll tell you there’s not really anything to see in Wellawaya, because they’re thinking that what Westerners want is organized tours to go and see ancient monuments, and “things to do”. And of course they’re mistaken.
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Résidence de la Pinède in Saint-Tropez

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Anyone who wants to know where celebrities and the wealthy go on holiday will find the answer at Résidence de la Pinède in St-Tropez. Its combination of luxury and style with top—class service and its sublime location meet every requirement of the guests in this 5-star hotel. The keynotes here are an air of quality and discreet hospitality, with staff who clearly endeavour to achieve perfection in everything they do.
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