Posts Tagged ‘budget’

TRIED & TESTED: CHIPPS BERLIN

April 22, 2011

Babs den Haring is  one of the most dedicated Petite Passport travellers. Together with her handsome husband she travelled to Berlin:

Most striking feature:

“They serve an inexpensive lunch menu for 8,50 euro. Everything in here is freshly prepared and produced. You can choose a starter and a main course. I started with the chestnut soup which was followed by a pasta with pumpkin and nuts. I don’t know if all the dishes are made for vegetarians but if not, you won’t be dissappointed if you’re a vegetarian coming here.  Oh, and don’t forget to order their home made lemon lemonade. It’s delicious!”

Check out: www.chipps.eu

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NEW SPOT: HOTEL GAT FOLIES PARIS

March 29, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re having a financial crisis but still want to go to Paris (rooms start at 100 euro).
  2. If you want to book a Junior Suite for a reasonable price (from 180 euro).
  3. If you want to combine your stay with breakfast at Super Nature.

Check out: www.gatrooms.com

You will find other Gat Rooms in Barcelona, Berlin and Lisbon.

TRIED & TESTED: TEACHING HOTEL MAASTRICHT

November 9, 2010

Most striking feature:

The students of the Hoge Hotelschool are running this hotel. That’s why it’s called a Teaching Hotel. And that’s why the location of the hotel is next to the School of Hotel Management. It’s located in a beautiful white castle and the 26 rooms are designed by several Dutch artists like Piet Hein Eek, Richard Hutten and Studio Job. I’ve only seen a couple of rooms but I really like the suite of Gerben van der Molen of Stars design. It’s like you’re in a forest with a green, autumn print on the walls and the floor. A hammock in one corner and a swing in another. The restaurant has one of the coolest interiors ever (designed by Leon de Lange, student of the Design Academy in Eindhoven).

Check out: www.hotelschoolmaastricht.nl

NEW SPOT: TRANSIT BERLIN

November 7, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re staying at the Michelberger hotel (this restaurant is nearby).
  2. If you like Asian food.
  3. To try one of their funny named dishes like: Duck in Pyjamas or Chicken little (each bowl 3 euro).

Check out: www.transit-restaurants.com


LIKE TO HAVE: STUFF at GINATRICOT

November 3, 2010


In times where ‘Broke is the new Rich’ we, fashionista’s who love to travel, need to be creative. Shop at budget stores around the world for example. Nobody who notices it because it’s an original piece in your country. In London we go to Primark and Topshop, in Madrid to Stradivarius and Blanco and in the northern countries we go to Ginatricot. A high street chain who loves to get inspired by Malene Birger and Day. I bought a sailers jacket for 70 euro last year (see image at my About page) and still get compliments. So a trip to Copenhagen, Stockholm or Oslo isn’t complete with a visit to Ginatricot.

My shoppinglist:

Beige pull: 21 euro
Striped sjawl: 13 euro
Gold laptop sleeve: 21 euro
Jacket: 40 euro
Socks with hearts: 4 euro

Total: 99 euro.

Check out: www.ginatricot.com

NEW SPOT: LOST & FOUND MELBOURNE

November 1, 2010

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. It’s free – like a homestay at a friend’s house – in exchange for some shout outs on social media platforms.
  2. It’s decorated like it fits into a decoration magazine. Modern furniture with funny details.
  3. If you like Aesop beauty goodies.

Check out: www.wearelostandfound.com.au

NEW SPOT: LA MAISON PUJOL CARCASSONNE

October 3, 2010


3 reasons to stay here:

  1. If you want to get away from it all – for a long weekend.
  2. If you’re (just like I am) in love with their interior.
  3. If you like to discover the surroundings of Carcassonne – that means: mountains, clean air and nature.

From 90 euro per night. Check out: www.lamaisonpujol.eu

NEWSFLASH: CITIZENM GLASGOW OPENING

September 8, 2010


CitizenM’s purpose? To rule the world with their lovely, ultra modern and budget cubes. The third CitizenM is open (from tomorrow) in Glasgow and London (2011) and New York (2012) will follow. If you’re curious about the concept? Check my report here, because I stayed the night at CitizenM at Schiphol Airport.

Check out: www.citizenm.com

THE FAMOUS 1 POUND SALE IS COMING

September 6, 2010


You fancy a trip to London? And need a cool place to stay in Shoreditch? Then you need to be ready at 12 o’clock (London time) this thursday (the 9th of september) and log in at the site of the Hoxton Hotel. They’ll give away rooms for only 1 pound – but if you want to stay longer then one night, you will pay 29 pound. Not bad tough. One piece of advice: be persistent, have a lot of patience and choose already a couple of dates when you want to go. Time to think during the process is limited because the rooms will be sold out very (read: very) quickly. Good luck!

More information about the Hoxton? Click here

NEW SPOT: POSTCARD INN FLORIDA

August 28, 2010

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. If you like surfing – the hotel attracts a cool surf crowd,
  2. If you like to bring your dog to the hotel.
  3. If you like the interior: vintage objects mixed with ultra modern gadgets.

From 77 euro per night in low season Check out: www.postcardinn.com

Images from Interior Design Magazine shot by Eric Laignel