The Hotel by Martin Margiela
France

The Hotel by Martin Margiela

Miranda

[March, 2012] I went to Paris by Eurostar.I bought the return train tickets and the hotel as a set which was quite reasonable price, so I did not notice until I get there, but the this hotel La Maison des Champs Elysees was a boutique hotel by a designer Martin Margiela.Very stylish! I arrived very …

The wonderful spiral staircase
Genoa

The wonderful spiral staircase

Miranda

[February, 2012] In Genova, I stayed in Bristol Palace Hotel.When I was checking in, I looked up and found this magnificent staircase.This is very European traditional hotel with very spacious room and the nicely patterned wooden floor.Nowadays a lot of hotels are similar with modern furniture, which is not interesting.I hope this kind of atmospheric …

A room with the view
Lisbon

A room with the view

Miranda

[January, 2012] Then, we came back to Lisbon where we had started our journey. This time we stayed in a hotel on the hill called Olissippo. The classically decorated room was nice and spacious, but most of all, I loved the view from the room. In addition to that, the floor numbers in the lift …

A pretty room
Alentejo

A pretty room

Miranda

[December, 2011] This is a hotel room where we stayed in Evora, Portugal. It is very nicely furnished. The painting on the wall was done by a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, which was amazing. This house was used to be an aristocrat’s residence apparently, but this hotel is very basic. In Portugal, they do not seem …

A tourist home in the village
Alentejo

A tourist home in the village

Miranda

[December, 2011] In the small village called Monsaraz in Alentejo, Portugal, we stayed in a B&B on the main road whose name is Casa Dona Antonia. I was lucky to get a nice suite with a balcony where they hang their washing. According to my guide book, this hotel has got only 4 rooms, but in …

Pousada in Evora
Portugal

Pousada in Evora

Miranda

[December, 2011] In Evora, Portugal, I stayed in a hotel called Pousada, which used to be a convent.It became a luxurious hotel in 1965, apparently.The lower building on the right in the photo is the one.My room was a suite situated as if it was an annex, decorated in mint colour.The bathroom was nice, too.I …

The hotel I stayed
Portugal

The hotel I stayed

Miranda

[December, 2011] This is not a corridor to changing rooms for a swimming pool, but a corridor of a hotel I stayed in Lisbon.I chose this because it is located right in the centre and I was attracted by their well-made web site.But the room was very small and on the second night, the bathroom …

Cave hotel
Italy

Cave hotel

Miranda

[December, 2011] This is my hotel room in Matera in Basilicata, south Italy.Matera is cave town and of course the hotel is in the cave.The room was slightly humid, but warm and comfortable with nice furniture.Before coming here I was a little apprehensive, because when I stayed in a cave hotel in Cappadocia in Turkey, …

How about staying in a gorgeous villa?
Italy

How about staying in a gorgeous villa?

Miranda

[October, 2011] I went to a gorgeous house called Villa San Carlo Borromeo in Senago near Milan, Italy.It is a hansom building in a huge garden.The history of this building starts in 16th century, but during the WW2, German troupes stayed here and when they ran away, they burned most of the things.The Borromeo family …

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