Love to travel but hate to compromise on the comfort of your home? It’s time you replace those hotels with these luxurious home-tels. By Tanvi Jain
Travellers today are more interested in exploring the local culture of a place. They don’t want to sit in a compact hotel room but rather experience the actual life of a local. This is the very reason why hotels have now been replaced by home-tels. This new way of vacationing not only gives travellers their private space but a variety of at-home services that make them experience true luxury at their doorstep.
Here’s a list of some high-end home-tels you can try on your next trip, instead of confining yourself to just one room.
1. La Réserve Apartments, Paris
A hideaway for tourists looking to experience the true flavour of Paris, this Haussmann-style building is a reflection of 19th-century Parisian classicism. With the Eiffel tower as a neighbour, every stay here is personalised as per the wishes of the guests. Elegance combined with simplicity is what visitors get to experience here. Taking luxury seriously, this home-tel comes with services like 24*7 butler, concierge, and housekeeper to take care of breakfast, shopping, laundry, etc. Groceries and beverages are made available upon arrival. Wine, music, books, are all stocked up as per your taste. Spa, fitness studio, tennis court, sports coach, bar and restaurant — the list is endless. Per night stay at its three-bedroom Eiffel Apartment can cost around INR 3,70,995. lareserveparisapartments.com
2. Jewel of Kensington, London
This six-bedroom property by Veeve gives its guests private access to a four-acre park located in Holland Park. Amenities include a modern kitchen, three terraces, two office spaces, a media room and a private patio/garden area. London’s popular Kensington High Street is just at a 15-minute walk from here. Other popular destinations like Oxford Circus and Notting Hill are also a few minutes away from the property. There are many direct buses which stop at Holland Park Avenue. Per night stay here costs around INR 2,91,865. veeve.com
3. The Levee, Tel Aviv
An authentic, spacious, comfortable, home away from home is what the apartments here offer to its guests. Amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, including all the appliances, Nespresso machine, gourmet snacks, Egyptian cotton linens, walk-in closets, Molton Brown bath products, and services such as onsite concierge, bike rental, gym, etc., make your stay a luxurious one. When here, you can explore local options like Taizu for street food, Pronto for some Italian delicacies, and Café Noir for traditional European food. Per night stay at a Penthouse here can cost you around INR 2,43,508. leveetlv.com
4. The Grand House, Rome
The Grand Emperor Suite of the Grand House in Rome comes with its own history. The place is known to be the residence of Emperor Napoleon III, who lived here in 1830. The elegant furnishings, oil paintings, original 16th-century tapestries, parquet floors and hand-stencilled walls, make its guests experience classic historical luxury. Services like a personal massage therapist, chef, fitness trainer, etc. are provided here too. When here, guests can indulge in a range of activities such as classic tours, helicopter ride, cocktail challenge, beer tasting, cooking classes, Italian olive oil tasting session, and more. Per night stay at the Grand Emperor Suite costs around INR 1,26,342. thegrandhouse.com