Montcalm at the Brewery – London

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Hotelchain: The Montcalm Lurury Hotels
Location: London – UK
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.themontcalmlondoncity.co.uk/

Situated in the city center of beautiful London, the Montcalm at the Brewery hotel is a very special place to stay at. The building is unique as it used to be a brewery and is a listing building that has been restored into a luxury five star hotel. As room numbers suggest, it’s a pretty large property with big rooms, a massive lobby, two restaurants and a small spa area. Upon arrival the hotel looked clean and tidy from outside and inside, the bellman was polite and welcoming.

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The lobby at the Montcalm at the Brewery is very luxurious with a waterfall wall and historic high ceilings and the dark leather couches are classy. We got booked in quickly and efficiently.

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Staff made us feel very welcome and gave us detailed information about the hotel and the surrounding areas. Although we arrived pretty early, our room was ready.

We stayed in a WOW suite and we were wowed when we saw the huge four-poster bed. We felt like a king and a queen J The room was very nicely decorated and spacious, the bathroom was very spotless, clean and well decked out with modern sink, bathtub and toilet. The rainshower head in the bathtub is a nice feature. Overall, the bathroom was very nicely finished! There is a huge window in the bathroom which can be controlled. The bed was very comfy and large enough for a good night’s stretching out and the pillows were so comfy. Other features are: ipod/iphone docking station, nespresso coffeemachine and individually controlled airconditioning.

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The Montcalm at the Brewery has a small spa area in the basement of the hotel. Don’t expect a full service spa experience. Guests can use the hammam and sauna at no additional cost. There is also a (small) fitness facility. Everything looked pretty clean and well maintained.

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There are two restaurants: The Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and The Jugged Hare. I didn’t try the Chiswell Street restaurant, but it seemed like a very classy and cosy place. Breakfast was served at the Jugged Hare. We loved the decoration! It truly feels like an English pub and the food was delicious with a large selection of hot and cold items.

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The Montcalm at the Brewery is a luxury hotel in a good location. This hotel offers good quality rooms at an affordable rate. Level of service is outstanding and I recommend staying here when you’re in London.

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Roomers – Frankfurt

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Hotelchain: Design Hotels
Location: Frankfurt – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.roomers.eu/

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Situated in the center of Frankfurt, the Roomers hotel is a fantastic 5 star design hotel. The building is quite modern and I absolutely love their lobby area. It is spacious and well designed with some special modern art work. While you check-in, you can enjoy a welcome drink (sparkling wine). Always a nice touch! The check-in procedure was fast and efficient and professional.

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Our room was a deluxe room and it sure was luxurious. Rooms at the Roomers hotel are not the usual hotel bedrooms. They are sexy, dark and hyper modern. The open bathroom has one of the best showers I have ever had. Toilet was separate with another sink. The bed was very comfortable and I loved the comfy lounge chair.

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The spa area at the Roomers hotel is very classy and spacious offering the most fantastic facilities which will make you feel like you were reborn. From the large jacuzzi (with a great view) to the hot and wet sauna… from the relax areas to the (water)massage beds (without extra charge)… I enjoyed every minute when I was there. Be sure to check it out when you’re there! Fitness center (with a view!) looked amazing too, by the way!

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The next morning we had breakfast. It was a large buffet with both hot and cold items. Everything was of a good quality! I especially liked the smoothies and chocolate croissants. They were so yummie! Service was very friendly and efficient.

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All in all, Roomers Frankfurt is a top 5 star hotel. It surely is one the finest hotels Frankfurt has to offers! I really recommend staying here, because their rates are fair and include access to the spa area.

 

Sofitel Brussels Europe – Brussels

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Hotelchain: Sofitel (Accor)
Location: Brussels – Belgium
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5282-sofitel-brussels-europe/index.shtml

Voted as one of the best hotels in Belgium, the Sofitel Brussels Europe is located on the Jourdan square in Brussels, only a few steps away from theEuropean Parliament. Schuman metro station is just a few minutes away, with easy access to the city center of Brussels. This beautiful hotel definitely deserves its 5 star rating. It is designed by the renowned Parisian architect Philippe Capron. The reception hall is quite large and I loved the Manneke Pis” statues, very funny art work.

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Check-in went smoothly, a very friendly yet professional check-in lady gave me the key to my room.

I stayed in a Deluxe room (approx. 32sqm). Nice hallway with large robe, very spacious bedroom and bathroom with separate toilet and shower. The room was absolutely gorgeous, high quality and pleasant neutral décor. There was nothing to fault. As most Sofitels do, the Sofitel Brussels Europe has the “Sofitel MyBed” in every room. It feels like sleeping on a cloud and makes you feel like you’re in heaven when you wake up the next morning J The bathroom had a tub, separate shower and Hermès toiletries. Additional features: Nespresso coffeemachine, Bose soundsystem, free wifi and bathrobes + comfortable slippers.

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Then I went exploring the facilities of this beautiful hotel. The fitness area is located on the -1 floor. It is a very large and open space with good quality equipment. There even is a rainfall wall which is a nice touch! Loved it! There is no spa area, however… There is a large hammam which can be used at no additional charge until 11PM. Massages are also available. The restaurant and bar “BE Café Marché” offers an extensive menu with Belgian cuisine with modern influences. In-room dining is available as well. The business center has a Mac with printer and there are some comfy couches. Loved the decoration, very classy!

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After a wonderful night (the bed truly is amazing…) we had breakfast. The buffet is outstanding, lots of fresh items, cheeses, eggs, bread, yoghurts, smoothies, pastries, etc. Again, service was top-notch! If you stay at the Sofitel Brussels Europe, be sure to check out the buffet! You will love it!

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When you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Brussels, do consider the Sofitel Brussels Europe. It is a fantastic place with very comfortable rooms and amenities. Definitely one of my favorite 5 star hotels in the city!