My most loyal readers have by now observed my interest in historic hotels and buildings. This is why, a few weeks ago in Hamburg, I was particularly delighted to receive an invitation to spend a night in a former telecommunication office.
When I think of Germany, I think of Bach’s piano music, the sorrowful books of Goethe, and the epochs of Mann. When I think of a traveller’s Germany, I do not think of the Untergrundbahns, nor the divided Berlin or the destructions of the WWII: I think of the long journeys through country meadows, wandering salesmen with their neat suitcases, the medieval villages stopped in time.
This is why I was particularly charmed when I stepped into my suite in Palais Esplanade, where a charmingly old-fashioned atmosphere greets us modern travellers.
Recently, on my travels and talking with hotel and B&B owners around the world, I have come into the conclusion that the best accommodations are provided by people who travel a lot themselves. This is also the case with von Deska Townhouses.
Stopping (the time) at the Savoy Hotel Berlin
Golden rays of the morning sun cast long shadows on the wood-panelled walls and round tables. The bar’s long and waxed counter top is partly covered with white linen; hanging from an octagonal pillar in the center of the room, morning’s newspapers are still waiting for their readers.
A historic hotel to stay in sophisticated Berlin – in collaboration with Hotel Art Nouveau, provided by Crumbs of Rain