Mondragon is the first-ever hotel allowed to open its doors in the historic Zierikzee, Holland. The hotel is named after Cristóbal de Mondragón, a 16th century Spanish general, who in 1575 besieged Zierikzee on behalf of King Philip II of Spain, and took the city. Thus, his name has been linked to Zierikzee ever since and subsequently to this stunning location as well.
A true style icon, Mondragon offers a nostalgic and charming experience to remember. Interior designer Belinda Ubbink from Studio Bink has developed the entire interior concept, in which forms, materials, colours, lights, decorations and graphic elements are fitted in to create the perfect ambience. Ubbink’s design strategy of translating the warm and classic atmosphere from the inner city of Zierikzee to the hotel interior materialise in every single detail. The vision was to create an interior setting that oozes understated chic with a contemporary twist, to tell the story that Mondragon is a grand hotel that welcomes locals as well as visitors.
In Restaurant Cristó, the kitchen bustles with activity all day long. Chefs prepare delectable dishes inspired by French cuisine with a touch of the Basque Country as Mondragon nestles at the foot of the eponymous Dragon Mountain. From their tables in the authentic old-world restaurant, guests can watch the chefs at work, enjoy views of the harbour or pick a table overlooking the inner garden with fountain. Alternatively, in Stadscafé 't Gouden Elfje, freshly prepared breakfast is served while time seems to stand still and the doorbell tinkles when new guests arrive.
A Mondragon stay is not complete without a visit to the "Heerenkamer", which is located in the hotel tower. Where better to sit back and bask in the distinctive atmosphere while picking up a book, newspaper or magazine and relaxing in one of the comfortable club armchairs? Once again, guests can imagine themselves back in time in the old-world gentleman’s club, which is exactly what it was in a former life. In a haze of cigar smoke, maps were jostled with a brandy decanter and glasses around the table, while generations of city leaders shaped the destiny of Zierikzee.
The hotel rooms are located in a newly built part of Mondragon and the decorations are centered on 4 different design themes; Golden & blue rooms, Renaissance green rooms, Metropolitan silver rooms and Rembrandt red rooms - all of them briefly described below.
Golden & blue rooms: Expressing a warm and bluish ambience, these rooms are an oasis of tranquility enjoying the northern light.
Renaissance green rooms: This type of room exudes a soft green atmosphere and greets the rising sun.
Metropolitan silver rooms: At first glance, these rooms look the most classic featuring a calm southern style.
Rembrandt red rooms: Framing the sunsets, the red atmosphere comes into life with beautiful versions of the famous Dutch paintings "De Nachtwacht" or "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt Van Rijn.
In addition to the 38 hotel rooms, Mondragon also offers two suites: The Schouwen and Duiveland Loft Suites both presenting a majestic view over the beautiful old town center. Moreover, the hotel holds the beautiful Royal Mondragon Suite, a 110 m2 large suite worthy of international VIPs. The Royal Mondragon Suite has a magnificent view over the Old Port of Zierikzee offering the beautiful sight of the historic ships of the museum harbour that calmly go with the ebb and flow of this saltwater inland harbour.
Mondragon is, among others, fitted with a delicate selection of designs from the Atelier collection by our longterm designer friend Monsieur Christian Lacroix. The classic Carreaux runner is specified for the corridors whereas a broadloom version adorns the staircase platforms and the gentleman's club. In addition, a bluish version of the lush Papillons design captures everyone's attention in one of the restaurants. Any of the 16 designs comprising the Atelier collection are up for recolouration completely free of charge. All carpets for this project are beautifully fitted by TMC Project.
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