Holidays with Gira: unique lodgings across Europe

Remote cabin in the woods or luxurious hotel in the city? No matter where you spend a holiday – your accommodation should offer everything you need to lean back and relax.

From the view outside the window to light switches on the wall, it’s the attention to detail that turns an overnight stay into an unforgettable memory. To give you some inspiration for the next trip, let’s take a look at five remarkable locations all over Europe.

Picture collage of vacation apartments equipped with Gira products

Urban & modern

Living area of the Hood House in Hamburg

Hood House: supreme comfort in downtown Hamburg

Located around 100 kilometres from the North Sea coast, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city right after Berlin. The “Winterhude” district ranks among the most coveted neighbourhoods – thanks to plenty of restaurants, idyllic parks, and cultural hot spots. That’s also where you’ll find the Hood House: an exclusive apartment complex with 148 furnished living units across seven floors.

The interior meets highest quality standards in every aspect, from custom-made furniture to smart TVs with Netflix access. Gira E2 light switches on the wall round off the minimalist design concept. In case you get so comfortable that you don’t want to leave, the Hood House has you covered as well: long-stay bookings can be extended up to six months at a discount. Regular prices start at 110 euros per night.

Women walking in the bedroom towards a table
Gira E2 switch in black right next to the bed
Living area of the Hood House in Hamburg

Luxurious & close to nature

Moar Gut Hotel is clad with wooden facade from the outside

Moar Gut in Salzburger Land: holidays for the whole family

Want to spend some quality time with your loved ones and leave no wishes unfulfilled? Then the Moar Gut might be just what you need: fresh alpine air, breath-taking views, a large variety of wellness treatments, and kid-friendly activities such as horseback riding. Within the family suites, cottage charm meets five-star standards.

Wooden floors and walls, cosy fabrics, and tiled fireplaces will make you feel at home the minute you enter the room. Guests also get to enjoy the benefits of modern technology: using the Gira pushbutton sensor 4, they can easily control a variety of smart functions in their suite. Prices for a stay at the Austrian hotel start at 545 euros per night for a double bedroom.

Living area is equipped with a vintage fire place and a big window front
Bedroom with amountain view
The hotel room is equipped with he Gira pushbutton sensor 4 in black

Stylish & extravagant

Bar and restaurant area of the 25hours Hotel

25hours in Vienna: when interior design turns into a spectacle

You have a taste for the eccentric and magical? The 25hours is the perfect place to take a break from reality. Located in the 7th district of Vienna, this hotel pays homage to the circus world at every turn. From armchairs suspended from the ceiling like trapezes to colourful paintings on the wall – the whole interior design is truly an event in itself.

Each room has its own eclectic appeal, mixing vintage decor with modern accents. The 25hours invites guests to forget their everyday worries and “enjoy the show” – even if it's just for a weekend. Considering the venue’s exclusive setup, prices are relatively low with around 100 euros per night.

Bar and restaurant area of the 25hours Hotel
The wall in the room is painted colourful
The lounge area mimics the rudimentary setup of circus caravans

Indoors & outdoors

The Buitenhaus right between trees

Buitenhuis in the Netherlands: the happy place for nature lovers

Cuddling up inside or sleeping out in the open? At Droompark De Zanding, a Dutch national park near Otterlo, you’ll get the best of both worlds. The so-called ”Buitenhuis“ (which translates to “outdoor house”) combines living in the middle of nature with indoor comfort.

A huge glass facade offers an unobstructed view of the surrounding trees, blurring the lines between inside and outside.

The interior has been kept close to nature as well: lots of wood, green plants, and earthy colours. Even the switches and socket outlets on the wall are based on sustainable materials, with linoleum-plywood frames from the Gira Esprit design line. Despite its upscale furnishings, staying at the Buitenhuis is surprisingly affordable: one week during the off season will only cost you around 600 euros.

The Buitenhaus from the outside
Gira Esprit switches with linoleum-plywood on an orange wall
Kitchen and living room area

Smart & flexible

Cabin One a tiny house in the nature

Cabin One in the Austrian Alps: minimal space, maximum convenience

Ever dreamed of living in a tiny house? At the Cabinski Montafon, you can give it a try – for 99 euros per night. The resort consists of ten mini holiday homes designed by the German manufacturer Cabin One. Thanks to a clever spatial concept, the cabins include a built-in kitchen, bathroom, and up to four sleeping berths.

Huge glass fronts let in plenty of sunlight and allow for panoramic views onto the picturesque landscape. Apart from their cosy interior and idyllic location, the minimal houses offer another special treat: lights, blinds, heating, and even audio entertainment are connected to a smart wireless network and can be controlled via the Gira G1.

Gira G1 mounted on the wall in the kitchen
Living area is furnished in Scandinavian style
Large window front leading to the terrace

Which lodging would you like to book for your next holiday? Please share your personal favourite in the comments!

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