My dear readers,
today I am starting together with my friend and fellow blogger from Classiq, Ada, a series of entries on beautiful cities around us, and since both of us live in and love Bucharest, the series will start with this wonderful city. Ada and I have gone out in the city and have captured some special life worth sharing, places we love or places we find very interesting, places (and people) worth mentioning. (check her first entry here)
This is why, for my first entry in this series, I will show you a special hotel in Bucharest. I have visited it a couple of months ago and have had the pleasure of being taken on a tour of the house by mister Giacomo Sarroglia himself, one of the two brothers who stand behind this impressive project.
The Sarroglia Hotel**** in Bucharest is categorized as a design hotel by the owners and caters mainly to business travelers but has also offerings for couples or families.
I was attracted immediately by the interior of the hotel. Here you can see the reception area. If you take more than just a glance to look around, you will notice how much attention to detail is in this hotel. Just look at the coffee tables in the reception area, at the objects displayed there, at the items of art and you will see that they are all so different, yet put together they create a great unity, a real statement of design.
I loved how even the lighting was "made to measure". It reminded me of the TV shows when DIY teams get all sorts of specialists to help for a big project, but all specialists would be working in vain if the lighting wouldn't be correct in the end and wouldn't emphasize the correct angles.
Just as the pieces of design are different in style but still fit together, the same way is the whole architectural mix of the building in itself. The hotel is built on a "skeleton" of an old, restored building. In some areas you can notice the brickwork. On the other hand, the interiors are very modern, very spacious. And - again - all fits wonderfully.
One item of interior/product-design is the table next to the bar area. All seems to be one metallic bit, which starts in the stairs that take you one level higher. The steps then go to form the bar area, which then extends to this wonderful table.
After admiring the lobby/lounge/bar area I was taken by the owner to see the rooms. It is again a contrast I saw - between the light welcoming area to the dark hallways - which however inspired coziness.
Entering the rooms, the light factor appears again. Transparency is used a lot, especially in the suites, there you can sit in your bathtub and see what's on your bed or...the other way around. Between bathroom and sleeping area there is a glass, which gives the impression of more space and I personally like this style. If you however by any chance travel with someone you know, but you don't want to share all the intimacies with, there are shades attached to these glass walls so intimacy can be preserved.
The wall behind the bed is decorated with a modern graphic representation of a landmark in Italy. The main theme in all rooms is Italy, however the owners did not want it to be too obvious so they chose this option. I adored one room with the top of the dome in Milan...(you couldn't hae known it was Milan unless you had been there).
The view is really nice from the balconies of the hotel, and on warm days you can use the whirlpool on the terrace.
All in all it is a nice addition to Bucharest's hotels. It is located in a really quiet area and you are still in five minutes walk in the city center. It is a great choice for anyone wanting good value for money, for people who appreciate design, for people on business trips (free wifi and parking). My advice to the owners - change the website in order to fit the look of the hotel. If you want to find out more - here's their facebook page.
(C) text and pictures by author, Ingrid Sabine Weber