4x Back in time: contemporary luxury, historical charm
1.Domaine De Murtoli
You can't get more idyllic than a holiday at Domaine de Murtoli. Here, you will stay in one of the 17th-century shepherd's cottages, which have been converted into modern villas with their own swimming pool, nestled between the mountains and the sea, the horses and the cows, the local vegetable garden and the thousands of olive trees. 2,500 hectares of paradise on the island of the four seasons. Domaine de Murtoli is a sprawling five-star hotel (some cottages are miles apart), but hoteliers Paul and Valerie provide all guests with custom services, every day. Diving, golf, wine tastings or hiking? There is so much to do here that you might forget to explore the rest of Corsica. And a cool extra: you can also rent (part of) the domain for private or professional events.
2. Ferme Saint-Siméon
Have you always wanted to see the world through Monet's eyes? In Ferme Saint-Siméon, ou get close to doing just that: here, you can sleep in one of the rooms where the master of impressionism himself once stayed. Around 1840, this 17th-century farm was a real magnet for young artists, such as Courbet, Boudin and Corot, who created world-famous works of art there. Spread out across three buildings, you will now find luxurious rooms and suites, bursting with history and beauty. Where the Seine flows into the English Channel, wander
through the picturesque streets of the port town Honfleur, visit the D-Day landing beaches or tickle your taste buds with Calvados and Camembert. But at Ferme Saint-Siméon, you're sure to experience unforgettable moments, as well: from inspiring watercolour lessons to an exclusive helicopter ride over historical Normandy.
3. Mlýn Dänemark
Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
This boutique hotel has a history stretching back to 1491, when the silver industry in Kutná Hora – now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – made the region one of the richest in Europe. Today, in the beautifully restored Mlýn Dänemark, you can primarily enjoy silence and pristine nature. The hotel only has seven rooms and maintains a clear 'no children allowed' policy. Far from any potential stress, it's no wonder that the hotel is a favourite getaway for artists and writers. About an hour outside of Prague, here you can enjoy nature and a luxurious stay, with a heated outdoor pool and cosy restaurant. Our favourite spot? The giant hearth in the middle of the hotel.
4. Frost Boutique Hotel
Want to relax completely in the number one spa region? The place to be is the Frost boutique Hotel in Pärnu. This cosy design hotel was built in 1705 and breathes history. While the many wooden details in the interior take you back in time, you are completely immersed in modern luxury in one of the 7 suites or flats. Pärnu is also known as the summer capital of Estonia and is particularly famous for its many spas. From the hotel, it's just a stone's throw to the beach, but the concert hall and theatre are also within easy walking distance. Want to relax even closer to your lodgings? Then spend the afternoon in the Frost Beauty Salon.
We are particular fans of the extra-large beds: we've never slept better!