Sponsored stay – I was very kindly hosted at Hotel Indigo® The Hague - Palace Noordeinde in exchange for a review on my blog and coverage on my Instagram account
The weekend before Christmas is generally a time when you are either committed to travelling to see family for the holidays or you are happy to be wrapped up warm at home. But when Hotel Indigo approached me about visiting their new hotel in The Hague, I couldn’t have been more excited for this short weekend break.
Hotel Indigo® The Hague - Palace Noordeinde, is a 63-room boutique hotel that opened earlier this year. It is located in the former Dutch National Bank Building and has been lovingly restored by the Raamsdonk based firm – Hugo Interior Design. The design team set out to merge the past with the present, mixing original details such as stained glass windows, marble walls and lighting fixtures with modern furniture. What they have created is a truly beautiful hotel that has a sense of prestige that feels exclusive but also comfortable and welcoming.
Centrally located by the Noordeinde Palace, the once home to the Dutch Royal family, the hotel is a short walk from the city’s popular shopping avenues, Mauritshuis & Escher museums and restaurants. Surrounded by art nouvea buildings I found the location to be perfect for exploring the city.
I stayed in one of the superior rooms that overlook the Palace. I had read that the original panelling from the bank had been re-purposed to create some of the headboards so I was delighted that my room had this feature. With crisp white bed linen, modern side tables and brushed brass lamps, the effect was stunning. The King sized bed was incredibly comfortable and I was so happy that the pillows were perfect for me. I constantly seem to struggle finding the perfect pillow for my home so I was pleasantly surprised.
Breakfast was served in the aptly named brassiere, Stocks and Bonds. With a room dedicated to the breakfast buffet, the choice was wide and importantly full of delicious pastries, fruit, cheese and meats. My breakfast first course was swiftly followed by bacon and eggs served on the prettiest of blue plates. I was tempted by the pancakes but I trying to keep to some semblance of a diet. The brassiere offers all day dining and although I didn’t have dinner there I did enjoy a delicious afternoon ginger tea.
One of the coolest parts of the hotel is The Gold Bar located in the basement in the former banks safe. Walking into the softly lit bar, you are transported to a former time, one reminiscent of speakeasies. The original gold safe is enormous and has been transformed into a space that can be hired for events.
Hotel Indigo® is a boutique hotel brand that is inspired by the neighbourhood around it, so just as no places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo® properties are the same. Each Hotel Indigo® property features thoughtful design touches and vibrant restaurants and bars connected to the spirit of the local neighbourhood.. Hotel Indigo® The Hague - Palace Noordeinde is a beautiful hotel and the restoration has considered many of the historic buildings features.
All images Giulia Balletti