Casa Arte

Lagos, Portugal
Adress: Estrada do Colégio, Bensafrim, 8600-073 Lagos, Portugal
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EUR 75 pps

This hotel is a unique and luxurious holiday destination perfectly located in the Portuguese Algarve. With a limited number of only 5 hotel rooms and very attentive Management you will enjoy the highest level of personal attention. Casa Arte offers great architecture on two hectares of private property in the middle of a national park. Bustling Lagos with plenty of great restaurants, golf courses and fabulous beaches are only a short drive away.

Each room at Casa Arte is individually designed and stylishly decorated with contemporary furniture and has a private terrace. The rooms offer the highest standards of comfort, a well-stocked minibar, a Nespresso machine, smart television and a wide selection of music.

As you might assume from the name of the hotel, great art pieces can be found everywhere and are even for sale.

There is a fabulous pool in the communal courtyard where you can relax and unwind from your sightseeing tours.

Breakfast is served in the communal dining room or on the terrace. On certain days there is also the option available of a delicious lunch and dinner.    

What makes this hotel simply cool? The well chosen design in the hotel rooms

Nala individual hotel

Innsbruck, Austria
Adress: Müllerstrasse 15, 6020 Innsbruck
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EUR 49 pps

The Nala in Innsbruck is a new kind of city-hotel. Architecture, art, craft and the love for details linked with the diversity of the rooms create an environment which is different from everything seen. The owners Martin Baldauf and Armin Ennemoser explain this individuality: The memories which our guest make are essential. These memories induce the guests return to our hotel and recommend it to other people.

There are 57 guest rooms and no less than 20 different kind of rooms available at this happy hotel. All of them enjoy a unique design and fabulous amenities. Some of the rooms have balconies that offer beautiful mountain views. Guests can relax in the beautiful garden with fountain or on the terrace. There is a also a gym with a treadmill, bicycle and an infrared-cabin.

Nala offers an exquisite breakfast buffet and for people in a hurry, even a smaller version of the breakfast is available during the week. The restaurant Beretta serves creative Italian cuisine with flavours of the Mediterranean.

The hotel has a great location in an idyllic and quiet part in the centre of Innsbruck. The famous Golden Roof is just 800m walking distance away. 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The individuality and creativity of each room


Athens-Centre, Greece
Adress: Haritos 22, Kolonaki, Athens 10673, Greece
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55$ pp

At Periscope you find modern minimalism and award-winning architectural design combined. This young, energetic and seductive urban haven is located right at the oldest and most exclusive neighbourhood in Athens. The hotel is located 10 minutes walk from Syntagma square and a 5 minutes walk from the metro station.

The stylish hotel offers 21 rooms that each offer an imaginary trip to the city’s busy streets. While artwork and installations pick up on the theme of a periscope operating around town, the overall minimalist aesthetic exudes tranquility. There are 4 types of rooms to choose from. Each offering standard facilities with early bird breakfast, pillow menu, wooden floors and soundproofing as an added bonus. For a stunning view over the city and the Acropolis, book the penthouse suite with its amazing private jacuzzi.

On the ground floor you find Periscope restaurant. Concrete tables and Eames Eiffel chairs make this restaurant a very stylish place. The restaurant caters for all hotel guests, visitors and Athenians who are in the know to relish the delicious offerings.

Good news is: If you like the style of Periscope, you will surely also be impressed by one of the four sister hotels of the Yes! hotel group.    

What makes this hotel simply cool? The minimalism combined with award-winning architectural design


Athens-Kifissia, Greece
Adress: 21 Kolokotroni Street, Kifissia 14562, Greece
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55$ pp

TWENTYONE is housed in a 19th century renovated watermill and retains the mill’s original form and structure in its magnificent grey and simple exterior. Inside there are 21 rooms waiting for you. You can choose between three different room categories. Minimalism is key and produces a fluid, authentic and tranquil result. Each room features a segment of a painting that was specially commissioned by Georgia Sagri. Travellers will find a mostly neutral palette of white and black in their room combined by warm red touches. The 21 rooms are furnished with custom-made functional and ergonomical furniture. Wooden floors complete the trendy rooms. Standard facilities are provided in the rooms with free CD/DVD library, electric blinds and a pillow menu as an added bonus.

Inside the hotel there is also a bar-restaurant called 21. It attracts a hip crowd while still tapping to the sophisticated gourmets. 

The hotel is located in Kifissia, an aristocratic suburb of Athens. Kifissia is well known for its fine shopping and entertainment venues. The centre of Athens can be reached within only 40 minutes with the airport being 20 minutes away.

Good news is: If you like the style of TWENTYONE, you will surely also be impressed by one of the four sister hotels of the Yes! hotel group. All of them stand for a “Y”oung “E”nthusiastic and “S”eductive eperience and are located in Athens’s prime locations.    

What makes this hotel simply cool? The number 21 follows you through the design of the hotel

Prizeotel Bremen

Bremen, Germany
Adress: Theodor-Heuss-Allee 12, 28215 Bremen
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40$ pp

prizeotel Bremen is a funky budget designer hotel in a central location. The hotel was designed by Karim Rashid and offers great design and comfort at an affordable price. Travellers can expect a unique experience and cool ambiance when staying here.

The hotel offers 127 rooms that are equipped with high comfort beds, a flatscreen tv, desk and a iLamp with iPod access. The design bathroom brings great relaxation with a walkable rain shower and fluffy towels.

Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. The futuristic lobby invites you to chill out after some sightseeing and have a drink at the bar. A delicious breakfast buffet is also served that even caters for allergy sufferers.

Check the simply cool prizeotel Bremen out and if you like it, stay tuned and there will soon be more prizeotels in Germany that can be visited! 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The high design affordable to all

iRooms Forum & Colosseum

Rome, Italy
Adress: Via Baccina 45, 00172 Rome
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75$ pp

iRooms is a new design hotel and hospitality concept in Rome. iRooms Forum & Colosseum is located in the city centre close to all historical attractions and offers the perfect starting point to discover Rome by foot.

There are six rooms to choose from. Each of the trendy rooms is designed differently in a unique and special style. All rooms offer modern comfort and functionality. The multi-colour LED lets you change your room colour according to your mood. Some rooms have a jacuzzi, others a tropical rain shower. Each room is also equipped with an iPad and there is free wifi available throughout the hotel. The minibar in the room is complimentary refilled every day.

At iRooms you are guaranteed a simply cool stay and even better: There are 3 other branches around Rome for your next stay!  

What makes this hotel simply cool? The very special and unique room design

Bold Hotel

Munich, Germany
Adress: Schauer Strasse 12, 81549 Munich
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46$ pp

The BOLD Hotel is the new low budget design destination in Munich. You all know what bold means. Translated into a hotel you find a place where design meets price, style and individual character become affordable and where quality and service convince you.

Guests can choose to stay in one of the standard rooms or stay a bit longer in one of three types of apartments. All 142 rooms have high ceilings and beautiful parquet flooring, underfloor heating in the bathroom and are equipped with WIFI and a flatscreen tv. The BOLD bar is open around the clock, the lobby is the place to meet and hang around and a delicious breakfast is served optionally.

Bold Hotel is situated in München Giesing, only 5km from the centre of the Bavarian capital. Public transportation is within easy walking distance.

The good news is that there are more BOLD hotels opening soon in Munich. 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The cool style at affordable prices

Q! Hotel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
Adress: Knesebeckstrasse 67, 10623 Berlin
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80$ pp

If this hotel was a person, we probably would be talking about a rockstar: It is capricious, coy, spectacular and sexy! The unique establishment offers futuristic design and the unconventional rooms resemble cocoons. It was developed by the Graft architects who used extraordinary materials and created a continuous flow of form and space.

Guests can choose to stay in five different room types including a fabulous penthouse. Rooms are stylishly decorated and beside standard amenities, they offer wifi, nintendo-wii and an ipod docking station. The breakfast buffet and other tasty food is served in the restaurant and there is also a funky bar for a nightcap.

The hotel is located around the corner from Berlin’s buzzing Kurfürstendamm. You are close to great shopping and restaurants. After sightseeing, the hotel’s wellness area with heated sand, a Japanese washing zone and a sauna, massage and fitness area invites guests to wind down and relax.

If you like this simply cool hotel, head also to Austria’s Kitzbühel where there are some more Q!’s.  

What makes this hotel simply cool? The futuristic and unusual room design


Bonn, Germany
Adress: In der Raste 1, 53129 Bonn
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30$ pp

The BaseCamp in Bonn is the only hotel in the world where you can choose to stay in 15 themed retro caravans, two night sleepers, two airstream trailers, two Volkswagen transporters, a Trabant, a Citroen HY and other oddities. All caravans were outfitted by a television and film set designer with each of them having a different theme.

This unique accommodation establishment is located in a former storage facility and transforms it into a landscape of fun, leisure and adventure. Above the sleeping quarters you find a wooden balcony that provides a nice view of the variety of caravans and also space for dining, socializing and events.

Breakfast is served and the communal kitchen can also be used for cooking. There is also a nice outdoor area with BBQ. Food can be purchased from the food truck based just outside the hostel and drinks and snacks are also sold on-site. Free wifi is available and the staff can also arrange custom tours.

The BaseCamp is indeed a great and very cool base to discover the former German capital and its surrounding area. 

What makes this hotel simply cool? The unique and funky indoor camping atmosphere

Superbude St. Pauli

Hamburg, Germany
Adress: Juliusstrasse 1-7, 22769 Hamburg
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40$ pp

The Superbude is both, staying with friends and living in a hotel. Rather than the usual accommodation establishment, this hostel-hotel is more a funky flat share without the cleaning schedule.

Upcycled items are used for the trendy furniture and thus given a whole new meaning and life: Couches are upholstered with used jeans, wheel barrows become comfy seats, freight boxes turn into kitchen cupboards and old water pipes are used for tables and shelves. Thanks to its location in the harbour city of Hamburg, the Superbude St. Pauli also uses ropes and euro-pallets for its funky furniture.

89 rooms are available at Superbude St. Pauli: Singles, doubles, triples, quadrupels, quintuples, sextupels & the one and only Rockstarsuite that sleeps six. The trendy district of St. Pauli offers plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs within easy walking distance.

A tasty buffet breakfast is served daily and the do-it-yourself kitchen is also available for your own cooking. The friendly and international staff is happy to assist with insider suggestions, bicycle rentals and tasty items from the self-service fridges.

This place is really a simply cool Superbude!

Even better: There are two! Another one is located in Hamburg’s district of St. Georg.  

What makes this hotel simply cool? The creative design and funky upcycled furniture