REVIEW | Carlton President Hotel Utrecht Maarssen ft. Restaurant One24

July 2021. A week after my Eindhoven escapade featuring the DAF Museum and a night at Hotel Mariënhage, I travelled to Utrecht for a culinary weekend with Steve. At that time, the Netherlands were very liberal concerning coronavirus countermeasures. That was both concerning and liberating at the time. 

Hotel Mariënhage in Eindhoven

In July 2021, I met up with the Flavourez crew for the first time. Flavourez is a new Dutch and Flemish gay lifestyle platform. Founder Luuk hosted a birthday party / crew meet-up in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. So I booked a room at Hotel Mariënhage in the centre of town.

REVIEW | InterContinental Berlin

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

REVIEW | Holiday Inn Hasselt

After our disappointing stay at Hotel Paping in Ommen, we decided to go for another weekend away to try to have a better experience. As I still had a bunch of IHG points that I wasn’t yet able to spend due to Corona travel restrictions we decided to go to Hasselt and spend a night…

REVIEW | Paping Hotel & Spa

As my boyfriend had received a Bongo voucher for a hotel stay as a Christmas gift we decided to try it out for a weekend getaway. Browsing to the list of available hotels on the Bongo website we didn’t encounter many interesting properties. In the end we settled with the Paping Hotel & Spa in…

REVIEW |Ibis Innsbruck

Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…

REVIEW | The Hotel. Brussels

Up until May 2021 all bars and restaurants where still closed due to coronavirus countermeasures. The only exception to enjoy a nice dining experience was to visit a hotel that offered a sleep and dine offer. The Hotel. in Brussels offered a nice sleep and dine arrangement in which they teamed up with a different…

REVIEW |Mercure Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…

REVIEW |Hotel Le Florentin at Florenville

To celebrate Timothy’s 40th birthday we decided to do one of our favourite activities, go away for a weekend. Originally we planned to go to Germany, France or Luxembourg to honour the tradition of being abroad for Timothy´s birthday, however Corona regulations decided otherwise and we started a last-minute search for a nice accommodation in…

REVIEW |Hotel Bayerischer Hof Lindau

Every year we plan a few big trips together, Timothy and I. When we heard ÖBB’s proposal to launch Nightjet service to Brussels in December 2019 we jumped on the occasion and included a ride back home from Austria to Belgium on the Nightjet after our autumn Berlin, Czechia and Slovakia trip. However as we…