i’ve blogged about mama shelter before – back when they only had one location, in paris. i really loved the experience of staying there, as it had such a quirky look and cozy feel. so last year i was very happy to learn about their marseille location, which they opened in the spring. marseille has always been a city i’d been intrigued by, and now that it is european capital of culture for 2013, i can’t wait to check it out.
and apparently the small boutique chain is on a roll, because in a couple of weeks time i discovered they not only opened a hotel in instanbul, but they are about to open one in lyon, too. i have had a bad first experience with istanbul, so i sort of needed a reason or extra motivation to ever go there again to give it a proper second chance. a mama shelter might just be it. though i think the lyon one will be first in line – as it’s only a little over an hour’s drive from geneva. i’ve heard lots of good things about lyon’s foodie scene, and now with the perfect hotel in town lyon has definitely secured a top place on my wish list.