A weekend full of quality time at a special location, along with children? A number of QL hotels are very suitable for a relaxing break with young children.
Château St. GerlachValkenburg aan de Geul, The Netherlands
Château St. Gerlach is imposing, but there is a homely atmosphere. The estate is located in the middle of the nature of Geul Valley, just outside Valkenburg. Upon arrival, you immediately see the spectacular grand castle and feel surrounded by its beauty. Château St. Gerlach's classically furnished rooms and suites are housed in the former farmhouse. The hotel residences, like Spa & Wellness St. Gerlach, are located in the former marker building and in the granaries. The château is the setting for Les Salons. In the former living quarters of the baron, dishes are served using products from his own garden and orchard as much as possible. In the homely castle farm, located at the entrance of the estate, you are welcome for a drink or lunch. On the fruit arboretum, a rose garden and a vineyard.
Delfins Beach ResortKralendijk, Bonaire, The Netherlands
Delfins Beach Resort exceeds all guest expectations through offering a fantastic stay at the pearl white beaches that Carribean Island Bonaire offers. The resort, located directly at the sea, is filled with tropic flora which gives the design beautiful green accents. You spend the night at Delfins in style. Whether you choose for a studio with its own terrace, or one of the apartments with fully equipped kitchen: you will have everything you need. The panorama penthouse offers the grandest views of the azure sea. Would you like to have some extra space, than the XL Panorama is the right choice. The utmost comfortable villa's with three- or four bedrooms are truly equipped with plenty of comfort, inside as well as outside on the terrace, to guarantee an enjoyable stay.
Hamilton Lodge & SpaBelalp, Switzerland
Hamilton Lodge is a comfortable family hotel on the Belalp, a car-free mountain area in a UNESCO World Heritage site at an altitude of 2,100 metres. A 40-minute walk will take you to the Aletsch Glacier, with a view of the Matterhorn. Hamilton Lodge itself offers spectacular views of Switzerland’s highest mountains. After an exhilarating day of activity you can unwind at the spa, gazing at the mountain view from the Finnish sauna, or relaxing in a hot tub filled with water from the glacier. This hip-Heidi hideaway is elegant and tasteful, with charming rooms and comfortable boxspring beds, a restaurant serving regional dishes, a lounge with a log fire, a sunny terrace and, nearby, a mountain stream, a cheese dairy, and cows and goats grazing in the pasture.
Hotel & Restaurant Die MühlenhelleGummersbach, Germany
This idyllic hotel is small but perfect. The meticulously restored 18th century townhouse is delightful, both inside and out. Die Mühlenhelle boasts 2 wonderful restaurants. Among them is a Michelin starred restaurant called Restaurant die Mühlenhelle. You can also visit the Bistro die Mühlenhelle for classic dishes, such as Wiener schnitzel and Kaiserschmarren. The bistro has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, the mark of exceptionally good food at moderate prices. The comfortable luxury rooms at Die Mühlenhelle have crisp interiors and are well appointed, just like the rest of the hotel. Gummersbach’s surroundings are idyllic and include scenic reservoirs. The cultural and shopping city of Cologne is within easy reach.
Hotel 717Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hotel 717, overlooking the Prinsengracht canal, is one of the first luxury boutique hotels in the Netherlands with outstanding modern care in a delight of historical atmospheres. This monumental canal house has been around since the 17th century and has welcomed guests as a hotel for 25 years. The original concept, based on small scale and personal attention, still retains its value. But after 25 years, Hotel 717 decided to change the decor and interior. The old special touch has been given a new look, with every effort made to let the monumental canal house reflect its atmosphere. Changing the interior of the building has allowed it to almost double the number of rooms: from 12 rooms, to 23 uniquely decorated rooms. In addition, the rooms have been fitted with newly installed equipment, and the electrical installation has been brought up to date.
Hotel DuinhofDe Haan, Belgium
De Haan, also called Le Coq sur Mer, is a charming, old-fashioned seaside resort with beautiful belle-époque villas, pleasant restaurants and the well-known over 100-year old Royal Ostende Golf Club. The beaches of de Haan are genuine family beaches with colourful beach huts. Duinhof is situated at the edge of this lovely coastal village. Duinhof is an attractive small-scale country house hotel where English ambiance meets Flemish Hospitality. All rooms are furnished with antique furniture and king-size beds. The English style furnishings immediately catch the eye. Each room has a private terrace with a view of the larger gardens and the heated swimming pool.
Hotel Hof zur LindeMunster, Germany
At the foot of the tower of Münster, surrounded by lush greenery is the romantic Hotel Hof zur Linde, rooted in the tradition of Westphalia. The third generation is now at the helm of this family hotel, which has grown into a renowned Country Manor Hotel. The building dates from 1648. The romantic interior contains antique and contemporary furniture. The individually furnished rooms vary from a small double room with French bed, to a suite with private balcony or terrace, or a suite with a fireplace or a spa-junior suite with a sauna and whirlpool. Hof zur Linde offers an oasis of tranquillity for those who want to get away hustle and bustle of everyday life to relax in nature.
Hotel MurmeliLech, Austria
While the dew still blankets the Austrian village of Lech down in the valley, up at 1,750 metres in Oberlech you wake up basking in the morning sun. The views from Hotel Murmeli’s sun-drenched terrace and restaurant are stunning. Chef Wolfgang Strauss and his wife Anne Marie are renowned for their Austrian hospitality and sophisticated international cuisine, combined with an impressive and diverse wine list. It makes an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing lunch, or a well-deserved dinner after a day of skiing on the Arlberg. Hotel Murmeli is open from early December to late April. From December to April, environmentally-friendly Oberlech is car free. You reach Hotel Murmeli and Oberlech by cable car, which runs every five minutes from 7.00 am to 1.00 am. You can leave your luggage behind at the Valley Station and it will be brought up to the hotel for you.
Hotel Parkzicht EindhovenEindhoven , The Netherlands
Hotel Parkzicht is a fantastic place to get familiar with Eindhoven, located exactly in-between the city and nature. The building, constructed in 1930 commissioned by Philips to house their employees, has been transformed into a beautiful hotel. Eindhoven is world renown as the light and design city. However, Brabanders are known in the Netherlands as Burgundians. They are known to enjoy life to the fullest. Good food and drinks is therefore a necessity. The sincere interest in and for the attention of our guests. That is what hotel Parkzicht is known for. Nicky and Derk van Westenbrugge have been implementing innovations for over nine years. They completely renovated the restaurant and reallocated it on the market as Thym by Parkzicht. Whilst the hotel rooms have also been renovated. At this moment, Parkzicht is known as the Burgundy hotspot in Eindhoven, a place where you feel at home.
Hotel Restaurant Klein ZwitserlandSlenaken, The Netherlands
Klein Zwitserland (little Switzerland) is the name of the hilly region where the little river the Gulp flows into Southern Limburg from Belgium. The hotel lies in the centre middle of this beautiful region rich in woodlands and meadows and offers breathta- king views over the surrounding hills, also known as the ‘garden of Maastricht’. Klein Zwitserland is a small-scale family hotel with the perfect balance of hospitality, comfort and gastronomic delights. The stylish contemporary interior will quickly make you feel at home. The Wellness Suites and Wellness Superior Rooms are located in the modern wing. Some suites can be used as family rooms
Hotel Restaurant LanggenhofBrunico BZ, Italy
Your hosts at Hotel Langgenhof are the Mutschlechner family. Peter Mutschlechner continues the tradition handed down by his parents – it was his mother Greti and father Robert who once transformed their family farm into a place to welcome guests and serve good food. For 30 years, Greti put her heart and soul into cooking delicious traditional and regional dishes. Meanwhile, Robert stocked the wine cellar with local gems. Hotel Langgenhof is now a paradise for wine lovers: Peter’s wine list features more than 500 wines. The newest part of the hotel, which includes the panoramic wellness area and swimming pool, as well as the complete renovation of the main building, was designed by Peter's cousin Martin Mutschlechner, his partner Marco Bucci and Peter's sister Verena.
Hotel StiemerheideGenk, Belgium
Hotel Stiemerheide is uniquely situated in the Limburg Kempen, bordering on the Maasland. The hotel was built in the late 80s in an English cottage style. This charming hotel is one of the most important gateways to the Hoge Kempen National Park. The cottage-style hotel is strategically located at the 18th hole of Spiegelven Golf Club, which is situated on the grounds of the hotel. The golf course surrounds a lake known to locals as ‘the mirror of heaven’. Each hole has a character of its own, and the unforgettably picturesque views in this hilly natural landscape of woods, heathland and water are so varied that you’ll never tire of playing on this challenging course.
Hotel StörmannSchmallenberg, Germany
The historical Hanseatic town of Schmallenberg in Sauerland is just a short drive from the ski resort of Winterberg. Hotel Störmann was built when the town was reconstructed after a devastating fire in 1822. For many years it served as the royal Prussian coaching inn. This renowned hotel has welcomed many famous figures, including the former chancellors Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl. The hotel was in the Störmann family for eight generations, and now the Deimann family is writing the next chapter of its rich history. Hotel Störmann has recently been extensively restored and tastefully refurbished in keeping with the character of the building – the striking cast-iron inn sign makes a good example.
Hotel WildthoutOmmen, The Netherlands
Originally, Hotel Wildthout was a mayor's residence built around 1900 by the then mayor of Ommen, Mr. Bentinck. He named this stately home "the Villa Henan", after his two daughters Hennie and Anna. Since June 2015, Niek and Petra van Duuren have been the proud owners of this warm family business, and they have grasped the challenge with both hands to expand the stately building into a pleasant hotel where guests will feel particularly at home. In a historic building like Hotel Wildthout, no two rooms are the same. Everywhere, the corners, windows, beams and sloping roofs are different. This also contributes to the cosy and homely atmosphere. All rooms have a view of the green surroundings.
Hotel de ABDIJ DokkumDokkum, The Netherlands
Experience the timeless charm of Hotel de ABDIJ Dokkum, situated in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Dokkum's bustling city center. Every corner of this centuries-old structure exudes history and seamlessly blends nostalgic ambiance with modern luxury.
Hotel de WereldWageningen, The Netherlands
Hotel de Wereld in Wageningen, is one of the most famous hotels in the Netherlands. The German capitulation in 1945 played a major role in our national history. For this reason a visit to this hotel feels like a journey through an important chapter of Dutch history. However, the history of the hotel dates right back to 1669, when the inn ‘De Wearelt’ became a as a stopping-place for travellers, horses and stage coaches, and, later, steam trams. The spacious rooms have specially designed interiors in combination with modern art. For dinner you can visit LEV. @ De Wereld. Hotel de Wereld is a great base for walking or cycling tours through beautiful nature parks such as the Veluwe and the Betuwe, or for discovering the beautiful town of Wageningen. The nearby city of Arnhem offers plenty of cultural highlights and shopping opportunities.
Hôtel Le Grand Chalet FavreSaint-Luc, Switzerland
Hotel Le Grand Chalet Favre is situated in the heart of the picturesque and largely car free village of St-Luc, at 1,650 metres altitude. The sun-bleached chalet, owned by Anne-Françoise and Claude Buchs-Favre, is furnished in idyllic Alpine style. Picture yourself lying in the deckchair of your private sunny balcony soaking up the mountain scenery, with views of the majestic Matterhorn, at more than 4,000 metres. The restaurant’s sunny terrace has some of the best alpine views in the Val d’Anniviers, both in winter and summer
Kasteel de WittenburgWassenaar, The Netherlands
Kasteel De Wittenburg was built in 1899 by the aristocrat Helenus Marinus Speelman, a descendent of Cornelis Speelman, a 17th-century governor of the Dutch East Indies – modern-day Indonesia. Designed as a country retreat, this stately home has been run since the 1960s by the De Wittenburg Society as an international meeting centre, and has welcomed countless captains of industry, ministers, and foreign dignitaries. Each of the ten stylish guestrooms has an atmosphere of its own, an excellent bathroom and a view of the surrounding estate. The basement houses the contemporary French and Asian restaurant Sophie, named after Speelman’s wife, Sophie Adriënne baroness Sloet van Oldruitenborgh. The couple travelled widely as you can still see from the exquisite Chinese vases they brought home as souvenirs.
La Fabrique du Pré MahoOur, Paliseul, Belgium
Chef Maxime Collard, of La Table de Maxime, opened his second hotel in his native village Our, in the Belgian Ardennes. The modern five storey building is constructed against a hillside. An architectural masterpiece, full of modern subtleties. Its roof is covered in solar panels and the building’s timbered exterior, providing excellent insulation, ages beautifully with time from a rosy orange to a silver grey. The hotel was christened ‘La Fabrique du Pré Maho’, meaning The Factory on Mr. Maho’s Field. The sturdy interior features unpolished wood in the rooms and slate tiles in the bathrooms.
Landgasthof LindeStumm, Austria
Hotels that have preserved the authentic atmosphere of a historic inn or tavern are few and far between. You have to hunt for them, but they do still exist. An excellent contemporary inn needs an excellent contemporary innkeeper, and that is precisely what Landgasthof Linde has got. In good innkeeping tradition, Hannes Ebster is not only the owner, but also the chef, together with his brother Georg Ebster, and the life and soul of this welcoming Landgasthof, or country inn. We all love Austria for its snowy Alpine slopes, of course, but Landgasthof Linde is just as nice in summer, with its magnificent garden – an immaculate lawn, charming summer house, and fruit trees for delicious home-made jams and apple strudels.
Landgoed De UitkijkHellendoorn, The Netherlands
In the 1930s, this friendly hotel was a tea house, a stopping place for people, horses and carts. From the wooden lookout tower on top of the hill (‘uitkijk’ means ‘lookout’) you could gaze out over the landscape of Salland, with a view stretching far into Germany. Helen and Lars Kijftenbelt offer the same warm hospitality as the guests enjoyed in the olden days, but now in contemporary surroundings. And the view is as beautiful as ever! The hotel is surrounded by nature; you can cycle straight into the woods to enjoy the peace, quiet and gently rolling landscape. The terrace is tempting for a tasty lunch or a leisurely dinner. The decor in the hotel is warm, contemporary and refined, in English country house style. A splendid open fire with comfortable chairs create a homely atmosphere.
Landgoed Hotel & Restaurant CarelshavenDelden, The Netherlands
Carelshaven had an important function in the region from as early as 1772. It lies on the grand Twickel estate, which covers an area of forty-three square kilometres, and includes 150 farmhouses. The name Carelshaven refers to the harbour on the Twickelervaart, a waterway that once connected the little town of Delden with Amsterdam, via the river Regge and the Zuiderzee. The canal was constructed by Carel George, count of Wassenaer Obdam, who lived in Twickel castle. Carelshaven began as a modest bargeman’s inn, and has developed over the centuries to become a celebrated hotel. Its symmetrical shapes, wide veranda and white rendered walls give the hotel a 19th-century appearance. For many years the interior was in classic style, but in recent years, the new owners Alco and Evelyn van Berkel have gradually brought this illustrious hotel into the 21st century. A number of the guestrooms have been modernised, as have the restaurant and bar. The cuisine is contemporary, but the menu also includes classic seasonal dishes.
Landgoed LauswoltBeetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
Landgoed Lauswolt and the Michelin-awarded restaurant De Heeren van Harinxma are an ultimate place of pilgrimage for bon vivants and are renowned for its relaxed atmosphere. Here, in the heart of Friesland, you have nature, top gastronomy and a variety of top facilities at your fingertips. The Golf Course of Golf & Country Club Lauswolt meanders pleasantly over the estate. Ultimate relaxation can be found in the health & spa. The dishes of chef Arjan Bisschop in the restaurant De Heeren van Harinxma are based on a classical style and prepared with the most beautiful Frisian seasonal products, whether or not from their own vegetable garden. De Heeren van Harinxma is the only restaurant in Friesland with a Michelin star. The second restaurant, Bistro Nijeholt (Bib Gourmand), brims with conviviality and tempts with catchy dishes and wines. The estate has everything in-house and invites to be discovered.
Landhuishotel De BloemenbeekDe Lutte, The Netherlands
Landhuishotel De Bloemenbeek is on a 12 acre estate on the rippling brook Bloemenbeek in the gently sloping Dinkel valley. A tasteful boutique hotel with history, style and allure. Most suites have their own terrace with a view of the theatrical landscape. Five suites are deemed ‘Grand’ as they have - in addition to sleeping quarters - a magnificent living area with sofa, armchairs and writing desks. The Manor Hotel’s grounds include a beautifully laid out restaurant garden and terraces, a romantic inner courtyard bordered by plane trees, a kitchen garden, environmental-friendly ornamental ponds, works of art and mature fruit trees. You will also find beehives from local beekeepers on the estate.
MLHaarlem, The Netherlands
When the guilder was still legal tender in the Netherlands, the maker of the currency - JOH. Enschedé - was named on all bank notes. The building in which Hotel Restaurant ML is housed was formerly the Enschedé family home. For centuries the printing-office and type foundry were also active there. Among other things, the typefaces with which the notes were printed, were made here. During the remodelling, the architect successfully managed to preserve the authenticity of this historic building whilst at the same time creating a special hotel. The rooms are stylish and modern. Some still have original decorations and ornaments. The hotel is situated in the centre of Haarlem, on the beautiful, authentic Klokhuisplein.
Manoir KasselslayClervaux, Luxembourg
The name Kasselslay means: rock overlooking the river banks. The hotel is in a tiny village in the heart of National Park Our in the Ardennes of Luxembourg. From the hotel you step right into the breathtaking nature of this area. You can discover this magnificent natural environment via the numerous walking, cycling or mountain biking trails. Hans Poppelaars serves seasonal dishes using mostly organic products from the region. These dishes reflect the spirit of time, culture and his love of special food. He knows the provenance of every ingredient he uses and is only satisfied with top quality produce. The spacious hotel rooms all overlook either the garden or the beautiful landscape surrounding the hotel. Each room has its own ambience. Clervaux is nearby, as is Vianden, where you can visit the impressive castle of the same name.
Meisenheimer HofMeisenheim, Germany
The tiny village of Meisenheim has been left unscathed by Europe’s conflicts, and the historic buildings are beautifully preserved. This wine hotel in Baroque style has been welcoming guests since 1699. A number of comfortable guestrooms are named after famous local vineyards or historical figures who have played a role in Meisenheim’s history. The bar in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, serving a wide selection of gins, tonics and whiskies, is well worth a visit. Chef and host Markus Pape, a Jeunes Restaurateur member, remains down-to-earth despite having spent years learning from the best chefs in the country. You can follow one of his cookery courses at Kochhaus Nicolas Appert. Café Meisentörtchen serves its own delicious house-made patisserie.
Reber's Pflug, Restaurant mit HotelSchwäbisch Hall, Germany
Reber’s Pflug is located in a farmhouse from 1805. The charm of the building’s past with the elegant, modern interior create a sense of well-being. Reber’s Pflug is only a 10 minute walk from Schwäbisch Hall town centre, The small historic town is surrounded by idyllic lush greenery. The staff is remarkably pleasant: not too obtrusive and always friendly and helpful. The gently undulating landscape with valleys and rivers around Schwäbisch Hall, is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits.
Schlosshotel HugenpoetEssen-Kettwig, Germany
Take all the time you can to enjoy this treasure of cultural heritage. Schlosshotel Hugenpoet can genuinely be described as unique, a place that meets your every expectation. The impressive interior of this elegant castle has a history stretching back over centuries – Hugenpoet has been passed down through generation after generation of barons in the von Fürstenberg family.
Suitehotel PosthoornMonnickendam, The Netherlands
In the small historic town of Monnickendam you will find Suitehotel & Restaurant Posthoorn. Napoleon Bonaparte stayed at this stately yet hospitable house in 1697. Upon entering this national monument building, you immediately sense the riches and opulence of the golden age. The small-scale hotel, only 12 km from Amsterdam, has luxurious suites and rooms where comfort and well-being are priorities. The owner, Marc Boeljon, was inspired by the most beautiful boutique hotels in Europe. Posthoorn’s restaurant is a culinary hotspot. The Head Chef combines classic French cuisine with ingredients from all over the world in a bold distinctive touch. For those who look for tranquility and natural wetlands, but with a big city within reach, Posthoorn is ideally located.
The CollectorDen Haag, The Netherlands
The Hague has style. This will come as no surprise, of course, given that this city beside the dunes is home to the Dutch parliament and the king. Follow sophisticated locals to upmarket delicatessens, or check out the trendy Foodhallen, The Hague has it all.
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