As you might know I love playing tourist in my own country and even city, and adore unique boutique hotels, about which you can read more in these blogs. Last week we found the perfect combination in our own royal capital with a stay in one of the most unique luxury boutique hotels The Hague has to offer: La Paulowna Boutique Hotel.
Not only is La Paulowna Boutique hotel very small scale with only 6 suites it is also very chic and situated in one of the most beautiful areas of The Hague, surrounded by 2 palaces, several museums and the Parliament, better known as ‘Het Binnenhof’.
This hotel is prominently located on the atmospheric Anna Paulownaplein in the heart of chique ‘Zeeheldenkwartier’, just a 5 minutes’ walk from one of the most beautiful and oldest parts of the city center where the main historical buildings of The Hague are located, which you can see on this map:
I will tell you all about my favourite streets and sights in this area at the end of the blog, but first more about this beautiful boutique hotel!
Currently owned and lovingly renovated by Anuschka and Wim this historical building has regained its early 20th century splendor after having served as bank and office building for decades. The characteristic rooms and lobby have all been furnished and decorated by the couple itself with love and passion, which certainly shows!
You can book your stay directly, and see more of the hotel here: La Paulowna Boutique Hotel
Let me show you why I loved this hotel so much through my own pics and experiences:
Unique features La Paulowna Boutique Hotel:
A stunning historical building completely renovated with many modern facilities, while maintaining its heritage and unique charm,
Perfectly located in the center of The Hague, a short walk from many shopping streets, surrounded by historical buildings, museums, just 1,5 km’s from Madurodam and 17 km from Rotterdam/The Hague airport.
Close to the beaches, surrounded by public transport, many parking garages nearby and affordable parking options in the surrounding streets. Easily reached by car, just a 45 minutes’ drive from Schiphol airport.
The hotel has just 6 suites, each with their own styling and details, decorated by the owners themselves with accessories and products from local shops and artists. And several furniture elements handmade by the owner himself. They strive to use organic products in a sustainable way which gives this hotel the unique style and ‘home away from home’ feeling, characteristic for a good boutique hotel! (click on the smaller pics to see the full size and descriptions):
All suites are complete and modern with king size beds, airco, a private bathroom, extensive seating area, TV, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine, and so much more. We stayed in the Royal Emerald suite which is located at the front side of the building and has stunning city views with its small balcony looking out upon the buzzing square,
The Emerald suite is the largest with high windows and beautiful high ceilings with antique ornaments. The unique hand painted palm leaves wall, electric fireplace and many seating options with stunning views make it even more atmospheric and hard to leave the room at all. See for yourself in this small gallery (click on the arrows to see all of pics and read the description):
You can stay here with 4 up to 5 guests as the ensuite living room is so spacious and has a fold out closet with second king size bed. They can even provide you with a 5th bed upon request.
The 7th suite of the hotel is used as a spacious elegant meeting room, also with stunning high windows and decorated ceiling. Providing the perfect setting for any meeting in style and the exact reason why I hosted many of my Instagram workshops here already, about which you can read more here: WORKSHOPS
The staff is super friendly and helpful and the owners are always present and so nice as well. Their character, enthusiasm and pure passion for this hotel can be felt in every element and makes it truly one of the most unique hotels I ever stayed in.
As it befits a good bed & breakfast La Paulowna also offers an excellent a la carte breakfast in their Hortus restaurant until 11.30 am, perfect for me as I love to sleep in late. And check out is until 12, which I find a huge advantage!
For dinner Hortus Restaurant is certainly recommended as well. Located on the ground floor of the hotel this award-winning vegetarian restaurant can not be missed! Unique vegetarian and even vegan dishes are served here in a quaint atmosphere and can be enjoyed both inside, as well as on the outdoor terrace.
We had a 4 course meal with several beautiful dishes I never tasted before, like meat replacements for Saté and Gado Gado from the vegetarian butcher, but also unique combinations like a pineapple carpaccio and a tasty stuffed artichoke dish, to name a few (click on the smaller pics to see the full size and descriptions):
Things to do around La Paulowna Boutique Hotel
If you like beautiful architecture, original shops, history and culture, this hotel and its surrounding is perfect for you too! The Anna Paulowna Square is stunning with its buzzing terraces, historical buildings with beautiful facades and small streets with unique shops all around it. Just strolling through this area is a real pleasure and within minutes you will reach many beautiful and historical sights, museums and palaces such as:
Vredespaleis (Peace Palace),
Paleis Noordeinde (Noordeinde Palace)
Paleistuinen (Palace Gardens Park)
The Panorama Mesdag museum,
Museum for Communication,
The iconic Mauritshuis and Binnenhof (Parliament)
And my favourite chique shopping streets Noordeinde with its many galleries, Hoogstraat, Prinsestraat and Plaats square with their elegant shops, cafés and restaurants, make this the perfect hotel location when you are looking for a more unique and royal experience of The Hague. I made a small gallery for you to get an impression (click on the arrows to see all of pics and read the description):
For more info and pictures of all 6 suites this hotel has to offer do check the hotel's website.
I hope my pictures and experience have convinced you of the perfect combination of authenticity and class of La Paulowna Boutique Hotel, and inspired your stay when visiting my beautiful city!
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Did you know that The Hague is the royal capital of the Netherlands and has so much beauty to offer? And would you consider to visit my city, instead of only Amsterdam and stay in one of the suites at La Paulowna Boutique hotel as well?
Let me know in the comments below, always nice to hear your opinion!