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Or in Kirkenes where maybe the world’s smallest hotel?
You probably do not travel to Maastricht in the Netherlands, but the Kruisherenhotel may be worth a visit by yourself?
The building is a Gothic monastery church converted into a hotel. A spectacular interaction between classical architecture and modern design. Because when you dress up a 15th century monastery in modern costume, it will look like this.
The monastery was begun built in 1438, the church’s church was completed in 1459 and the current building was completed around 1520.
But it was late in 2000 that hotel leader Camille Oostwegel took the initiative for a thorough restoration. Oostwegels owns several hotels and restaurants and is famous for doing business in monumental buildings.
Oostwegel has helped to save more fallen buildings and to put them back to former greatness.
The assignment was given to the architectural office Satijn plus in the Netherlands which has carried out the structural rehabilitation work. They have set aside that the original building should be recognizable. The contrast between past and present is very clear.
Today there is a massive hotel complex with 60 rooms, conference rooms, shops, and coffee shops, as well as a new extension. The interior is the Vos Interieur that has stood for.
For the best possible interplay between past and present, they have used creations of Le Corbusier and Rietveld, but also from more modern designers like Piet Heyn Eeck, Roderick Vos and Philippe Starck.
Lighting installations, the artist Ingo Maurer added the last touch.
All rooms are designed differently from each other. Different colors, styles and furniture have been composed with an idea of individual modern character for each room.
Tribute to the Modern
According to Design Hotels, the hotel rests on basic principles of openness, space, modernity and comfort. The interior is enhanced by contrasts from stained glass paintings and authentic original wall and ceiling paintings.
The dining room is perhaps the most spectacular. Here the huge windows offer views of Maastricht. In sum, it is intended to be a tribute to modern architectural design while at the same time honoring an old construction.
Positive feedback from guests
On tripadvisor.com, where you can write about stays you have had at different hotels, Kruisherenhotel-Maastricht at the moment has received 75 reviews.
Here, a visitor tells about outstanding experience. He liked the striking mixture of old and modern, but may not suit everyone.
The choice had fallen on a deluxe room in the monastery described as extremely comfortable with a high standard. “Expensive but extensive breakfast”.
On Booking.com, which is a hotel booking site, there are also more positive posts, but not everyone is as happy.
One writes that they had expected better standards at such a high price. In addition, the rooms were small compared to similar hotels in the same price range.
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