My Top 20 Hotels in Recent Years

I am a huge fan of (nice) hotels. Hotel rooms give me a feeling of “coming home” – crazy, right? Sometimes I feel a little bit like George Clooney in “Up in the Air”. His character Ryan Bingham is almost always on the road. He flies back and forth across the US and dismisses employees of other companies. Bingham wants to collect ten million frequent flyer miles and says the following sentence:

“Last year I spent 322 days on the road, which means I had to spend 43 miserable days at home.”

Well, it’s not quite that bad for me to not stay at hotels, but a year with only a few hotel stays propably won’t be my favorite year. Find here the top 20 hotels that have made a particularly positive impression on me in recent years.

Hotel Veritas in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).

Hotel Veritas in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).

  • Bergen, Rügen – Parkhotel Bergen (2008)
  • Halle an der Saale – Dormero Rotes Ross (2009, 2010)
  • Halle an der Saale – Maritim Hotel (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Sächsische Schweiz – Berghotel Bastei (2008)
  • Wiesbaden – carathotel Klee am Park (2013)


  • France: La Défense, Paris – Hotel Pullman Paris la Défense (2009)
  • Great Britain: London – Aloft London Excel (2014)
  • Spain: Baiona, Pontevedra – Parador De Baiona
  • Austria: Innsbruck – Hilton (2010)
  • Austria: Wörthersee – Panoramahotel am Wörthersee (2010)
View from the suite of Abri Apartments, Paihia, New Zealand

View from the suite of Abri Apartments, Paihia, New Zealand

  • Kentucky: Lexington – Residence Inn Lexington South/Hamburg Place (2015, 2015)
  • Kentucky: Richmond – The Bennett House Bed & Breakfast (2013)
  • Massachusetts: Cambridge – Hotel Veritas (2013)
  • Nevada: Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (2009)
  • New Jersey: Wildwood – Starlux Hotel (2013)

The rest of the world:

  • Canada: Revelstoke – The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort (2013)
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur – Pacific Regency Hotel Suites (2014)
  • New Zealand: Kaikoura – Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura (2014)
  • New Zealand: Paihia – Abri Apartments (2014)
  • New Zealand: Paraparaumu – Tudor Manor Bed & Breakfast (2014)

In the future you can read more about specific hotels as well as general tips for hotel traveling.

Best wishes,