Eurostar trains started a direct service between London and Amsterdam earlier this month. To tie in, I went to the Netherlands’ largest city for the Times to search out 20 hotels that – with a bit of advanced planning and out of high season – have rooms for under £100 a night.
Sorry…because of copyright, if you want to see the full 20 you’ll have to be a Times’ subscriber and log in here >>> TIMES <<<
Email me if you want to know which of the twenty was my favourite!
Have you been to Amsterdam? What hotels would you recommend?
The Orania Hotel in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin opened a few months ago in a building that dates back to 1913. Its 40+ rooms are accompanied by a private members’ literary salon (hotel guests have access), as well as restaurant, bar and concert space where you might listen to jazz, classical, electronic or world music depending on the night.
Photos are copyright of Orania, Berlin
I’m going to try and post more new hotel openings on Mondays, to give us a post-weekend boost on an otherwise rather grey start to the working week. (Well, if you’re reading this in London it’s pretty grim today. Ignore than bit if you’re in Cape Town, Buenos Aires or Melbourne right now).
This week it’s Copenhagen and the newly-opened Nobis Hotel. It’s a sister property to the Miss Clara in Stockholm which is one of my favourite hotels in Europe, and where I took my sister for her round number birthday last year.
Rates at the Nobis for a double room start from around 2500 Krone (£300 / €340 / US$400).
Images are courtesy of the hotel, and their copyright.