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Saccharum Hotel – Resort & Spa in Madeira, Portugal

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Good Morning Madeira!

What a view from my deck! It’s been a while since I haven’t been excited by a new hotel! The Saccharum Hotel – Resort & Spa is opened for few months. As I’m not jaded, just a little demanding, it’s always nice to discover a new place I really enjoy!

The room is spacious and minimalist as I like: impeccable bedding, well thought out large shower and separate toilet spaces, with sliding panels. Mix of gross concrete, tinted glass and wood. And the view! Yes I am a girl “of the sea”, I grew up on a beautiful island! So nothing will ever equal the pleasure of watching the sea or ocean!

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Terraces and Swimming Pools

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Here are my preferred spots to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and the small marina! The hotel is located in Calheta on the southwest coast of Madeira. Not forgetting the beautiful infinity pool on the fifth floor, surrounded by hills! Then difficult to take off to visit Madeira. Lazy Mademoiselle Le K, LOL! Believe or not, I didn’t have time to go to the spa!

The Saccharum By Night

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A monumental entrance, “the diva way“! The interior design of the Saccharum is signed by Nini Andrade Silva that I had the luck to interview during my trip! I like her way of dramatizing the space with few elements, gigantic photos and playing with chiaroscuro lighting (I hate places with strong lights!). 

Creativity, simplicity and elegance. And most important is you feel good and welcome!

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Saccharum Hotel – Resort & SpaVisit Madeira, Visit Portugal & TAP


Many thanks for this beautiful invitation to Visit Madeira, Visit Portugal and TAP. As always all my opinions are my own.

Saccharum Hotel – Resort & Spa

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Good Morning Madère!

Quelle vue depuis ma terrasse! Ca faisait un petit moment que je n’avais pas été “vampée” par un nouvel hôtel! Le Saccharum Hotel – Resort & Spa a quelques mois à peine. Je ne suis pas du genre blasée, juste un peu exigeante. Alors c’est toujours très très agréable de découvrir un nouveau endroit qui me plait.

La chambre est spacieuse, minimaliste comme j’aime : literie impeccable, de vastes espaces douche et WC séparés, avec des panneaux coulissants, bien pensés. Un mélange de béton brut, vitres teintées et bois cerisé. Et la vue! Oui je suis une fille de la mer, j’ai grandi en partie sur une île! Donc rien n’égalera jamais le plaisir de voir la mer ou l’océan!

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Terrasses et piscines

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Voici mes “coins” préférés, où profiter de vues panoramiques sur l’océan et la petite marina! L’hôtel est situé à Calheta sur le littoral sud-ouest de Madère. Sans oublier la superbe piscine à débordement du cinquième étage, avec les collines avoisinantes en arrière-plan! Difficile ensuite de décoller pour visiter Madère (LOL!).

Le Saccharum by night

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Une entrée monumentale, “the diva way“! La décoration de l’hôtel est signée Nini Andrade Silva que j’ai eu la chance d’interviewer lors de mon voyage! J’aime sa manière de théâtraliser l’espace avec peu d’éléments, photos gigantesques et de jouer avec des éclairages clair-obscur (je déteste les lieux trop éclairés!).

Créativité, simplicité et élégance. Et le plus important est qu’on s’y sent bien!

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Saccharum Hotel – Resort & SpaVisit Madeira, Visit Portugal & TAP


Un grand merci à Visit Madeira, Visit Portugal et la TAP pour cette belle invitation. Comme toujours ce sont mes opinions.

Weekend in Rotterdam: Where Going Out and Staying

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My City Guide Rotterdam

To give you some ideas for your next weekend! Ok, this year, Rotterdam is one of the best destinations recommended by the New York Times and Rough Guide. But what really inspired me: for last few years, Rotterdam is one of the most dynamic cities in terms of contemporary architecture (post to come). As always walk, walk and discover! And feel free to give me your feedback on these addresses.

Where to stay

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Comfortable simple design

the brand new Ibis Rotterdam City Centre is ranked 6th best hotel in Rotterdam by Tripadvisor. The room is small, well thought out (for one person) and very clean (photo above). Bedding and facilities are great and the bathroom has a large shower area. The service is very efficient and smiling. Good location, I could see all the major attractions on foot.

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Where going out

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Sumatraweg, a charming place 

with several vintage decor cafes and few restaurants (photo 1). My favorite is the Kopi Soesoe: nice and quiet atmosphere with lovely decor (photos above). 

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Close to Sumatraweg in a warehouse 

the Fenix Food Factory is a covered market with several restaurants on a dock. This is my big favorite! The place is cozy, tastefully arranged and with a New York touch! Perfect for a late brunch.

On the photo montage above: 1.  & 2. Kapse Brouwers is both a brewery and a coffee shop offering a variety of beers and also Britain cider. 3. Jordy’s Bakery, a bakery. On the photo montage below: 1. & 2. a restaurant that proposes an incredible variety of delicious Dutch cheeses and crottins Chavignol too.

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Panoramic view of the various banks

from the Hotel New York terrace. I wish I could stay there after a long architecture walk, but as it rained! So I decide to do a quick tour of the hotel located in the former offices of the Holland America Line. A piece of history! Photo below: the really cool toilets for women.

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Witte by night

Long street with bars, cafes and restaurants in the arty bohemian atmosphere. Witte is a five minute walk from the Museum Quarter. Photo above: translation of the text on drawing “Suddenly when I was kissing my nipples, I saw hundreds of men looking at me.” Funky! Lol! Photo Montage below: 1 Main Street. 2 the “flying bartender”, this guy kept jumping in the air at the sight of my phone! Lol! 3 & 4 Bazaar, with a DIY decor, really cool coffee and restaurant!

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Thanks to the Accor Hotels to invite me in Rotterdam. As always these are my opinions.