Hotels

Hotels

Hotel Dispatch: The Snooz Inn in Ghent

I love a good bed and breakfast, but too often they can feel dated and kitschy reflecting the owner’s tastes but not really taking in to account the sensibilities of today’s savvy travelers. I recently stayed at one where a China doll sat perched on a rocking chair in my room…needless to say […]

Food, Hotels

La Grenouillère

In a quite corner of Northern France lies a magical place called La Grenouillère. Located in a rambling white farmhouse, the small inn features uneven black and white floors and a storybook-like lounge decorated with a frog mural from the 1920’s (the name of the inn means the froggery), worn-in vintage rugs and […]

Hotels

Princess for a Day at Ballyfin

I’ve been by fairy tales for a long as I can remember. I saw Cinderella when I was three years old and my mom says I sat absolutely transfixed by the classic rags to riches tale as my friends squirmed in their seats. From then on it was Disney-themed Birthday parties […]

Hotels

Hotel Dispatch: The Marker

The starkly modern Marker hotel in the docklands area is bringing a much different hotel experience to Dublin. Also known as “Silicon Docks” the area around the Grand Canal is filled with old warehouses and mills that are slowly being repurposed and the neighborhood is home to the European headquarters […]