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.
von Deska Townhouses are a German business woman’s, Karin Siegle-Kvarnström’s brainchild. As a business traveller, Karin noticed that often, after days and weeks on different locations and different hotel rooms, she would wake up not knowing in which city she was in! The idea for the von Deska Townhouses was born: Karin wanted to create apartments that would give the visitors the feeling of coming home after a long day at work. Now, von Deska offers personalised apartments, a home away from home in Hamburg’s prestigious Eppendorf district.
I stayed in the White House, in a neighbourhood of typical Hanseatic houses on Rothenbaumchaussee. The house, as the name states, is a three storey white house, with a tall black door as an entrance. But after the sturdy door, a light and welcoming feeling greets me with as the over hundred-year-old wooden floors slightly squeak under my steps.
My apartment is located on the second floor, and includes a big balcony, which gives to the White Houses’s small courtyard. The bedroom is separated from the living room with a big wooden bookshelf. The flooring is light coloured wood, and the colour palette in general leaning to natural shades of white and beige. I lay down my bags, fling myself on the soft sofa and take in the relaxing calmness of my flat for a day in Hamburg.
von Deska is a perfect pit stop for either business or leisure travellers. For holiday makers, the area is beautiful, there are plenty of restaurants around and it is an easy access to the city centre. For busy workers such I am, the big kitchen table offers nice work space in the evening of my arrival – and there is also a plate of freshly baked cakes on offer! Nespresso coffee finalises the perfection, and I am happy to plunge back into my writing after settling in.
Next morning, I wake up in a beautiful, almost white sunlight. Mind you, this is my first week in Europe after winter months in Brazil, and it is the first time I’ve seen the sun since leaving Sao Paulo. The morning light makes great justice to my Hamburg apartment, and I snap some photos before heading out to find breakfast.
After breakfast, I meet Iris, who kindly shows me around von Deska’s both townhouses. We stroll about five minutes to von Deska’s other building just around the corner. Here, in the Ivy House, von Deska has nineteen different sized apartments, a gym, cosy lounge with a fireplace, laundry facilities and even a Finnish sauna!
I am happy to have been able to recharge my batteries – and to do my laundry! – at von Deska Townhouses before my travels continue.
P.S. I wish to thank von Deska Townhouses for the elegant stay and warm welcome to Hamburg! This post continues my series on “stylish stays” in Europe – alongside my exploration on historic hotels. I hope my readers enjoy a stay in Hamburg and von Deska Townhouses!
apartments for one person starting from 1oo €
apartments for two people starting from 135 €