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A Closer Look at the Girly Hotel Trend

January 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

"Girly" but not gaudy: Hotel Le Bristol, Paris

With all the talk and controversy surrounding female-only floors at hotels in London and Copenhagen, our thoughts have turned markedly more femme-oriented in recent weeks.

Certainly "women-friendly" hotels are nothing new; ladylike touches and targeted packages (think: bachelorette weekend, Fashion Week, and Sex and the City-themed deals) are often dreamt up to attract a female clientele.

But what hotels are truly catering to women, minus the gaudy marketing tactics? We take a closer look at three European accommodations for ladies doing just that sans tiaras, pink-splashed walls, or cringe worthy frills.

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West End Girls, London's Got a Hotel For You

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  Site Where: 35-36 St James's Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 1NY
December 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Following in the footsteps of Copenhagen's Bella Sky Comwell, who devised an all-female floor to cater to XX chromosome guests, another hotel is stepping things up for the ladies, this time in London. The Dukes Hotel has anointed some of its suites "Duchess Rooms," themed to attract women clientele.

While this kind of marketing ploy was recently ruled illegal in the Danish capital, London is willfully flaunting notions of political correctness by providing a package of clichéd feminine perks to "tempt single female travelers or groups of women," according to the NY Daily News.

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Hey, Ladies! An All-Female Floor at this Copenhagen Hotel Celebrates Grrl Power

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  Site Where: Center Boulevard 5, 2300 København S, Copenhagen, Denmark
November 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Twenty-First Century Betty Friedans looking for female-friendly lodgings on their next trip to Copenhagen would do well to stay at the Bella Sky Comwell. The hotel's Bella Donna floor is touted as the "first women-centered" project of its kind in the hotel world, and has been curated to appeal strictly to a ladylike demographic. We think Manhattan's The Pierre could learn a thing or two from these guys.

Just how successful are they? Well, that, of course, depends on your idea of femininity.

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Men, Leave Me Alone: For Women Only in Florence

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  Site Where: Borgo Pinti 31, Florence, Italy, 50121
December 5, 2006 at 9:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Are you a women traveling in Italy who's tired of all that attention you receive from Italian men? That's just their nature, of course, but you can avoid it for a couple of days by bunking down at the simply-named B&B for Women Only in the heart of Florence.

We're not talking luxury hotel here, but we are talking avoiding wolf whistles and endless invitations for a café latte or more. A few benefits: it's a smoke-free pension, it's just minutes on foot to heaps of worthy Florence sights, it's in one of the oldest parts of town and it's described as a particularly safe area. The rooms are very simple, but have some typical Italian elegance, and breakfast is included--it can turn into all-day snacks if you need. The down side: they do warn that there are no elevators, and instead 68 steps to climb to reach your room. But perhaps it's just another defense mechanism to keep all those Italian suitors away.

[image via rovert74]

Related Stories:
·B&B For Women Only reviews [TripAdvisor]
·High Style at the Una Hotel Vittoria, Florence [HotelChatter]

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Women Only in Berlin

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  Site Where: Gertrud-Kolmar-Strasse 5, Berlin, Germany, 10117
November 14, 2006 at 3:19 PM | by | Comments (2)

Sorry guys, this one's not for your eyes (and that's not a ploy to get you interested).

Sometimes hotels are just for women. In Berlin there's more than one women-only hotel, and your experience can be good. In particular, the almost hostel-priced Intermezzo Hotel for Women isn't fancy, but has a lot of pluses. Location is the first bonus: in the heart of the center of old East Berlin, walking distance to Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust Memorial or the Postdamer Platz, and still near public transport like the subway (U-bahn line 2) and the tram (S-Bahn).

Berlin's generally a safe city for tourists anyway, but sometimes its size and constant day-or-night buzz can be a bit unsettling for women traveling alone, and that's why we rate these hotels highly. Intermezzo features relatively basic rooms--definitely no luxury--but with the extra touches that make you realise it's made by and for women. Cotton face-wipes, for example, replace the mini-bar scotch bottles, and more useful cupboard space is built in. And everything has this special quietness, cleanliness and fresh smell about it that's sometimes even missing at a 5-star.

Simple but good--sounds a bit like a healthy breakfast cereal.

Related Stories:
· Intermezzo Hotel for Women Reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Frauenhotel Artemisia Berlin Reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Achtung, Men Verboten! [Jaunted]