Wednesday, 10 November 2010

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Friday, 15 October 2010


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Thursday, 5 August 2010


Our website is alive and kicking again! Go to


Our website is not working as it should be. It is live but you can't see any hotels.
We are working hard to get thing as they should. For now check our older posts or go to our Facebook account.

Our apologies!

Monday, 12 July 2010

umi Hotels to open in Moscow

umi Hotels will soon open in Moscow. Their new loft hotel will be housed in a Stalin period building and sits in the heart of central Moscow close to the major city attractions. It will offer quality hotel accommodation with first class service and facilities. Want to know more? Budget Design Hotels will keep you updated.

Friday, 9 July 2010


* Buy an Oyster card for big discount on all public transport.

* Love shopping? Take the underground to Regent (Liberty’s) and Oxford Street (flagship stores).

* Discover little boutiques, restaurants and the world famous Portebello Market in Notting Hill. Or celebrate Notting Hill carnival in August.

* If you just love the film Notting Hill go check out the bookshop at 280 Westbourne
Park Road

* For a finger licking curry check out Khan's or Masala Zone.

* Continue the evening at the theatre with last minute theatre tickets.

* Go clubbing and meet celebs at The Cuckoo Club. Budget Design Hotels bumbed into Shakira at this private member club. For delightful cocktails ask for barman Gavin Forbes. Our favourits: Little Big Yellow Pepper and Hemingway Daiquiri.

Living the London Life at umi Hotels

We’re back from London. Thé hotspot for shopping, clubbing and of course the Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Kensington Palace and all the other must-sees. The weather was fantastic: lots of sun and 30ºC. So what more do you want?

Well, spending the night in a Budget Design Hotel would be nice. We were more than welcome at umi Hotels in Bayswater check a Victorian building in a multicultural neighbourhood with great restaurants just around the corner.

Our room? Big. Stylish. With a big bed, a wardrobe big enough for our outfits, tv and internet and lots of natural light coming through the big windows. The bathroom was a bit small, but stylish. Service excellent! After a kick start breakfast in the hotel - try the salmon, eggs and cappuccino – we went exploring the neighbourhood. Want to know what we discovered? Check out the next post on London.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


We just have to share these pics with you of Joe Zee, creative director of ELLE magazine, in his yeti outfit. You know, him from The CITY by MTV. This is the way we met him in Central Park almost two weeks ago. Can you imagin wearing this outfit when it is 30C outside?! Joe was still smiling and took the time to chat with the girls of Budget Design Hotels. Hats off Joe!

Wednesday, 30 June 2010


We’re back from the one and only real city in the world: New York. And we felt like little girls in this concrete jungle. That happens when you: Bump into Kanye West on the way to lunch. Meet Joe Zee, creative director at ELLE Magazine in Central Park. Walk past steaming hot model and actor Tyson Backford in the Meatpacking District.

But off course we did much more than just meet up with celebs. We discovered the city to bring back some great must-do’s en must-sees for you.

* Walk the Brooklyn Bridge for a spectacular view
* Enjoy free summer concerts in Central Park by Good Morning America ABC
* Tickle your taste buds at the Spice Market, Meatpacking Districts
* Have drinks at a rooftop bar in Williamsburg, the new hipster hood
* Take the tourist bus. Not cool but you do see the highlights fast and easy.
* Love shopping? Apply for the Macy’s discount card for an extra 10% off.
* Want to visit the Empire State Building? Go on Wednesday’s if you don’t want to wait in line for hours.

Ready to discover this great city? Check out our Budget Design Hotels in the Big Apple.

Monday, 7 June 2010


Planning a trip to Maastricht? Read our NEW report on TownHouse Hotels now. And as there are so many things to do in Maastricht here are a few tips:

* Go shopping in the Stokstraat
* Have lunch with a view at Café Zuid
* Combine a boat trip and oysters on river de Maas
* Enjoy dinner at Belgian restaurant Witloof
* Sip cocktails at Beluga Nxt Door

Friday, 4 June 2010


It is getting more busier by the day. And much more people - hotels and travellers alike- find our website.

At the moment we are planning a trip to New York and London, two of the greatest cities in the world. Designing flyers, making appointments and writing down the hotspots we can't miss.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Off to Townhouse Hotels - Maastricht NL

We are off to Townhouse Hotels in the lovely town of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Shooting our first video report for Budget Design Hotels.

Want to see how it went? We will let you know as soon as the video is online.

Monday, 17 May 2010


This weekend we are shooting our first video at Townhouse Hotels in Maastricht, The Netherlands. So keep an eye on our website to check the video. To get an even better idea of this budget design hotel.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Discover this Best Business Hotel also great for pleasure travellers. Check www.budgetdesignhotels. Select Vienna!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


How about Paris this easter? For only 50 euro a night.
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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Especially for design aficionados at the airport: two stunner capsule hotels from only € 28/£25. Go take a look at Select London.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


How about New York for Easter or any time you like?
Budget Design Hotels has just uploaded a cool hotel for an affordable price. Go check it out now!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Staying cheap & chic in Amsterdam. With these two hotels it is really possible. Check and select Amsterdam.

Thursday, 4 March 2010


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Being on cloud nine for only € 35? Sleep on board the Jumbohostel. Want to know more? Check

Friday, 26 February 2010


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Thursday, 25 February 2010


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Monday, 22 February 2010

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Monday, 15 February 2010

Our website online soon

We are working hard! To launch our website at the end of this month. So you can enjoy new cool hotels for a bargain price every week. Want to know more? Subscribe to our newsletter at Budget Design Hotels. Just fill in your name and email address and everything will be fine!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

100% Amsterdam - City Guide

For those visiting Amsterdam this year, my city guide
100% Amsterdam is in the shops from 26 February 2010.

Enjoy great restaurants, the trendiest shops, culture and much more. Discover Venice of the North with 6 walks.

Language: Dutch
Shops: Bijenkorf, bookshops and online
Price: € 11.95

Monday, 1 February 2010

Berlin - Michelberger Hotel

Wow what a kick-start for newcomers Tom Michelberger and friends. There hotel Michelberger Hotel – a former factory in East Berlin - is fresh, rebellious and playfull. It is just like staying at a friends who’s house just happened to be designed by world class designer Werner Aisslinger.

Find treasures from flea markets, antique stores. Expect a collage world, a new kind of hotel. Rooms for 1 to 4 people. The best of the hostel combined with the best of the hotel. At Michelberger they just get what travellers want.

Price: from 59 euro (single room)

Friday, 29 January 2010

Christchurch - Hotel SO

Want to give winter the cold shoulder? In New Zealand the weather is still good. And what’s more, it seems to be a top destination if you want more for less.

Air New Zealand just unveiled the first lie-down economy bed. And Hotel SO was named the Best Superior Hotel in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. With a room price of only 35 euro (single room) ($ 69 NZ).

Rooms at SO are architecturally designed with fresh colours, sweeping curves and clean lines. And include smart features like free wireless broadband, controllable mood lighting and a flat screen entertainment system.

For 2010 SO charges into eco-friendly solutions: Anyone with an electric car can plug their vehicle in for free overnight at the hotel. And they are planning a wind turbine on the roof too.

Price: 23 euro p.p.p.n. (double room)

Monday, 25 January 2010

Paris - Chez Bertrand

Always wanted to sleep in a 2CV? Fly to the moon or enjoy candy galore? At Chez Bertrand you get the chance to do exactly that. And what’s more Bertrand’s 3 funky apartments are perfect for a family or all-friends trip (3 and more), especially if you love flea markets: you are at the heart of La Porte de Clignancourt also called Puces de Saint Ouen.

Price: from 40 euro p.p.p.n. when 3 (min. 2 nights)

Sunday, 24 January 2010

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Friday, 22 January 2010

Helsinki - Hotel Helka

In two years Helsinki is going to be the World Design Capital 2012. So if you are a design lover you just have to go there. But who wants to bump into hords of tourists when on holiday. So better go this summer, when Helsinki is still a bit undiscovered.

A great starting point is Hotel Helka, an affordable boutique hotel in the city center. Designed by architect Wivi Lönn and furnished by Alvar Aalto, with elements of Finnish nature and a traditional Finnish sauna in every suite.

Price: from 48 euro p.p.p.n double room. Check their offers for an even better price.

Monday, 18 January 2010

London - Hoxton Hotel

Doing London on the cheap impossible? With the Hoxton offers you keep your money and still sleep fabulous. So become one of the lucky few and grab yourself a real bargain. For no more than £1 a stylish room in 'The Best UK Hotel 2009'.

So are you hungry for a cheap chic weekend in a boutique hotel in London? Their next famous £1 room sale starts Thursday 21st January at 12 pm (UK time). Up for grabs are 500 rooms.

Never a lucky bastard or missed the sale? The Hoxton sells rooms from £59 (about €68). The sooner you book, the better the price.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Madrid - Hostal Oxum

Madrid is one of those cities that don't really have a center. So you could find yourself a bit lost here. But the capital of Spain is well worth a visit. That is why Hostal Oxum is such a great place.

It is near Madrid's lively neighbourhoods Fuencarral, Preciados and Chueca. With smart shops and bars close by. And cultural high lights like the Prado, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace are just minutes away.

All eight rooms have free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod docks, a CD player and flat-screen satellite TV. And if you want to continue exercising like you do at home, Oxum offers reduced rates at a gym nearby.

Price: from 30 euro p.p.p.n.
If you need more space, ask for a suite or a family room.

Lisbon - Goodnight Hostel

Can't choose between a city break and a beach holiday? Lisbon offers the best of the city combined with sun, sea and sand.

And what's more, it is home to the hottest hostels in Europe. Like Goodnight Hostel. That not only offers stylish bunk beds, but also a modern apartment close to many of the main attractions. And for those who love spa breaks it also has a really nice jacuzzi. Perfect for a romantic get away!

Price: 30 euro p.p.p.n. (low season), 40 euro p.p.p.n. (mid season) 50 euro p.p.p.n. (high season)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Amsterdam - Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody! Wishing you lots of great city trips for 2010.

January is the perfect time to start dreaming and maybe already planning a trip to a great city. How about sleeping in the most original hotel in The Big Apple without busting your budget? Enjoying sun, sand and city in a cool Lisbon apartment for only 30 euro? Or staying in London for next to nothing?

I say keep checking my blog for these and more cool budget design hotels in great cities.