About Us

Posting our treasure trove
on the Internet:
Pillow & Pepper.

Hundreds of hotels and restaurants throughout Europe were personally tested, rated, and profiled by us. We have a veritable treasure chest full of memories and notes – continuously verifying and updating them. No recommendation is older than 18 months.

Sign up and get to explore more than 320 collected recommendations today. While we keep travelling and testing for you.

A room overlooking
the parking lot?
No way.

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 "Love Suite" still what it used to be? That's for us to know and you to find out. So take advantage of our precious insider knowledge!

  • Which rooms and suites are truly the nicest?
    Room to book: € 15 per hotel
  • Which table is truly the best in the restaurant?
    Table to book: € 5 per restaurant

Pure beauty:
travel planning for
the pampered.

  • Our inspiration view features breathtaking full-screen images.
  • The list view gives you the key details at a glance.
  • The detailed view displays our ratings – based on personal visits to the venue at hand.
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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 to share our experiences.

Ekaterina Ossipova-Bolte



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. She adds the same personal recommendations that she shares with close friends to our database every month.

Joanna Peyer



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 from first-hand experience. She will go the extra mile to meet a creative chef or to explore a new hotel.

Daniel Ojala



Born in Finland, raised in Berlin, and at home the world over: As a designer on discovery tour, he always foregrounds the visual aesthetics of a given location. At the same time, he never misses out on the culinary delights. As it so happens, Daniel designed and continues to design the Pillow & Pepper homepage.

What's our secret?

We are an independent travel guide complete with white-glove concierge service. Let us inspire you with our tips and one-off destinations. If you want to be treated like a regular guest during your very first visit, take our valuable insider knowledge to heart: Obtain the numbers of the most beautiful rooms or the finest tables for any of our recommended hotels and restaurants.