About Us

Pillow & Pepper presents:
The finest hotels and restaurants in Europe.

We have visited, tested, rated and profiled hundreds of hotels and restaurants – always on the lookout for authentic places and the nicest addresses.

Rather than featuring a vast variety of venues, we present only our favourite locations on Pillow & Pepper – places that mirror the culture of a given destination in terms of architecture, design and ambience, and where honest hospitality is a way of life. Join us and discover more than 300 unique hotels and restaurants in Europe.

Concierge booking:
Your hotel reservation in the best of hands.

Since we know every one of the recommended addresses and their specificities, we offer you a personal booking service that is free of charge. Send us an online request for information, and we will get back to you within 24 hours with the best online rate for the finest available room.

The operation of Pillow & Pepper is funded by the small commissions we receive from hoteliers in return for our brokerage. Thank you so much for using our service!

A room overlooking the parking lot? Never again.

We personally tested each location, so we know the best rooms and tables. Does Room 215 come with a balcony overlooking the sea? Is the “Penthouse Suite” still what it used to be? That’s for us to know and you to find out.

We are happy to share our knowledge with our registered members. Signing up with us will cost you nothing and offers several addition advantages, such as a checklist feature you can use to bookmark the places you fancy.

Don’t take the advice of just anybody.
After all, you’re not going just anywhere.

Pillow & Pepper – that’s us! Three passionate, demanding, tireless travellers who have one thing in common: We love sharing our experiences.


Ekaterina, a banker, has organised trips for her sophisticated private clients for years. She spends more nights in hotels than in her private home in Zurich. Ekaterina loves pocket spring mattresses and has a soft spot for fancy bed linens made of Egyptian cotton. She feeds her personal hotel bed tips and favourite places into our database – which she would normally recommend to close friends only.


Joanna spent 15 years working in the luxury hotel industry and fine-dining gastronomy – including stints in Ascona, London, and Zurich. She managed some of the best chefs as their marketing specialist, and knows the industry like the back of her hand. She would go out of her way any day to meet a creative chef or to explore a new hotel. Joanna will always test the room service, because she loves to take her breakfast in bed with fresh-squeezed orange juice and extra soft poached Eggs Benedict.


Born in Finland, raised in Berlin, and at home the world over: As a designer, he loves to focus on visual aesthetics when exploring a given location. But it is of the essence that design follows function. A freestanding bathtub, for instance, is a detail pleasant to the eye. But if you cannot dim the ambient lighting, the aesthetic value is nil in Daniel’s eyes. It’s usually the small things that ensure a perfect experience – like the design of Pillow & Pepper, for which Daniel is responsible.