Wow! Oh Wow!
We just returned from a two day stay at Breitner House and could not fault it in any way. Everything was perfect. First of all we arrived very early (way before check in time) and the lovely hosts offered us hot drinks, proseco and the most delicious pastry I have ever eaten in my life (home made) and welcomed us warmly with entertaining conversation and city tips and advice.
Then when we came to our Israels suite it was just gorgeous. Classic tasteful decor, attention to detail +++, with candles everywhere, romantic light fixtures, a fire place, a sitting area with a big bold coffee table, wine, chocolates, snacks, and fruits and bottled Hildon water adorned the room.
The bed was very soft and comfy, with a soft white duvet, and had a sweet white sheer curtain and canopy and I felt just like some kind of spoiled European aristocrat! Next to the bed there are huge floor to ceiling windows and a door leading out to the romantic garden outside. Even though it rained most of the time during out stay; we used the garden to get air and have a smoke so it was very nice to have that private space.The bathroom had big windows opening up to the beautiful garden below and had a rain shower and modern his and hers sinks, lots of space to put your things and move around comfortably. Although you feel you have entered another century in this wonderful suite, it is fully equipped with all mod cons - flat screen TV with loads of channels and radio access, nespresso machine, tea kettle, mini bar fridge , highly functioning thermostat, electric fire place, light dimmers, etc. We heard no noise from the street/ other part of the building and felt completely at ease.
Then, there is the breakfast! What a delight! Fruit, cheese, eggs, cake, pastries, freshly squeezed blood orange, hot drinks, proseco, whatever your heart desires and then some more! Guido is a master chef and prepares excellent food of michelin star quality/ presentation as if its no trouble at all. I really never had a breakfast like this before and probably never will again (until the next time we return!).
The warm hearts and hospitality of Guido and Camilla will really make a lasting impression on you, nothing is too much trouble and they value and take pride in treating guests with consideration and sensitivity. Guido kindly took us in his own car to the Okura hotel where I had left my pretty umbrella the night before in the restaurant there, and waited so patiently while my husband searched for the umbrella for about 30 minutes. He also prepared a going away snack for us (a fried cheese pastry served with mustard - sooo yummy) just before we left for the airport (long after we had checked out). I was also touched by the fact that they asked for feedback at the end of our stay, which shows how seriously they take on board guest preferences and guest comfort.
My husband and I had to agree that although we had not planned for this to be a second honeymoon, it turned out to be a honeymoon indeed because this place will bring the romance out of you, it is so beautiful and sensual and engaging of all your senses. Love was certainly in the air there. Camilla and Guido have both worked in the arts throughout their lives and Breitner House is no exception, I am definitley going to be stealing some interior design ideas from them!
The tram stops just outside the House and so it is quite easy to get where ever you want to go from here.
Thank you again Camilla and Guido for everything!
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