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Why we don’t have a TV

Maybe once a year we receive guests that are surprised that we do not have a TV in our apartments (even though we don’t say we do). And, recently we were invited by Airbnb to join the Airbnb Plus programme under the […]

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What previous guests say about us!

We are very grateful for the many positive reviews and constructive feedback we receive from our guests. We certainly aim to maintain the high scores and have plans to improve things like our Honesty Larder (what normal hotels call a “minibar”). We […]

Happy World Tourism Day to you!

Photo by Damir Bosnjak on Unsplash Since 1980, the UN has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27, in order to raise awareness on the role of tourism and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. Some 37 years later, […]

Rooms designed to get a good night’s sleep

Our guests’ sleep is very important for us at yök because we know that getting a good night’s sleep in hotel beds can be tricky. We invested a great deal into making the bedrooms super comfy and healthy: fat, luxury mattresses, made […]

yök Casa + Cultura is III

Three years ago, on July 28th 2014, we had our first guests stay at yök. A lovely family from Ireland and a charming couple from Denmark. Since then, much has happened in our Casas as well as the city we are in. […]

Meet our wonderful cleaning staff: Passar Via

It is about time we talk about one of the most important aspect of the services we offer; one that nobody notices if it is done well: the cleaning! Apart from the fact that we use eco-friendly cleaning products and methods, we […]

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A towel less: How psychologists harness sociability to cut waste

A towel less: How psychologists harness sociability to cut waste Hotel guests can be gently persuaded to reduce the number of towels they use each day, psychology researchers have found. With fewer towels to wash, this reduces the waste of water, energy […]

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

Today we are feeling inspired, and the wanderlust! Check out these 21 amazing hotels you need to visit before you die.  

Why No One Will Buy Tourism in the Future

Interesting talk by Neal Gorenflo: #HackTravel: Why No One Will Buy Tourism in the Future. The gist of the talk is that the rise of net culture, with it’s emphasis on collaboration, peer relationships, and social good, is changing the habits of […]

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The Michelberger Hotel, Perfection and Memories.

“Perfection does not create memories, because memories only result from movement, from a lively experience of interaction with people, the surroundings and the atmosphere.” We are fans of the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, and we agree with what Tom says in the […]

Eco-Certification isn’t the ‘Magic Bullet’ for Hotel Revenue

Do eco-friendly strategies help hotels earn more money? Is the investment in an eco-certification worth the effort when it comes to profits? Report: Eco-Certification isn’t the ‘Magic Bullet’ for Hotel Revenue We agree with the article that “Sustainability measures, in other words, […]

Cool hotel room service!

Cool room service idea! For guests staying in rooms with a kitchen, Affinia Hotels is now enabling its New York customers to order fresh groceries directly to their room. Via Springwise.  

Toilet Humor by Richard Branson

Putting up instructions for guests can be tricky. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, wrote an interesting piece on Toilet Humor which includes the following quote: “Please do not flush nappies, sanitary towels, old mobile phones, unpaid bills, your ex’s jumper, hopes, dreams […]

#8 Size matters

#8 is about us wanting to create a “non-hotel”. We want to be the right size to be able to adjust and co-create with our guests on a very personal level. Others who manage this well are Plus One in Berlin, MySuites […]

Sustainable tourism: the rise of the eco-boutique hotels

Sustainable tourism: the rise of the eco-boutique hotels. Boutique hotels are embracing the zero-carbon trend. But it’s about profit as well as planet, writes Elisabeth Braw for the Guardian.