LE MAS CANDILLE, MOUGINS, FRANCE
MALMAISON, OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
I recently went over to Oxford to do an interview with Taking Back Sunday (i’ll pick that name up on the way out) and had to choose a hotel to stay in. I was browsing through review after review when suddenly the Malmaison popped up, and I instantly fell in love. Made from an old Prison, it tells the story of the inmates who used to live there by first inviting you in to their cell adorned with their name – your room. It’s moved on a fair bit from then, though, and boasts a beautifully modern British design with a bathroom to envy!
POSITIVES: Great location in Oxford, very central. An unusual character hotel, made out of an old Prison. Excellent service and staff very attentive.
NEGATIVES: None to report! Genuinely nothing. I can’t fault this hotel.
ALOFT BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES
Oops sorry to be boring with this one but i’ve written a far more detailed review of the Aloft in this blog post here so give it a click to check out my full thoughts!
POSITIVES: Gorgeous decor, modern, very much geared up for young people. Great vibes.
NEGATIVES: No breakfast area, but can be delivered to room. Not ideal for long stay.
HOTEL PHOENICIA, VALLETTA, MALTA
POSITIVES: Beautiful grounds, quiet settings and lovely hotel staff.
NEGATIVES: Old fashioned with tired decor.
EUROSTARS GRAND HOTEL, MUNICH, GERMANY
On a little city break to Munich, I found myself at the Eurostars Grand Hotel. I actually shared this room with Lily, and while it was super nice and modern (and very clean) that shower wall? Yeah, that’s totally see through. So if you’re not in a couple, this hotel might be a little awkward for you! It’s in a fairly good central location, and I am a big fan of the clean minimalist design of the room.
POSITIVES: Good location, lovely decor, rest of hotel is nice too.
NEGATIVES: Might not be good for business! We also had a little trouble checking in with staff.