Dunant Hotel - The First 0 Star HotelDunant Hotel  

If you were to tell me that you are going to stay in a “0-star hotel” I might wonder if you are planning to sleep in a ditch. But I would be very ill-informed. The Dunant Hotel has chosen to bill itself as “0 stars” to reflect its philosophy of letting its design speak for itself. In fact, they actively shun all conformist philosophies and arbitrary ideas of what “luxury” is, to them such accolades are at best vain exercises in posturing. At the Dunant Hotel, the only experience and opinion that matters is yours when you come to stay.

The hotel has gathered some of the best pieces of design from all over the world and everything is an object of beauty and function - from the chair, you sit into the bath you bathe in. All the design pieces are constantly moving around as you use and appreciate them in equal measure. Express your appreciation or criticism of the art by writing on the walls.

The overall concept is a tribute to Jean-Henri Dunant who founded the International Red Cross when he was staying close to where the hotel stands today. The concepts of war and peace, good and evil are prevalent throughout the hotel reflecting this intellectual birth.


Photo by Ambra Craighero

Dunant Hotel exterior
Dunant Hotel garden
Dunant Hotel interior
Dunant Hotel lamp and leather furniture
Dunant Hotel interior design
Dunant Hotel modern art
1859 incrocio di destini room
Affermazione di un simbolo room
Attacca bottone room
Attivismo religioso room
Compresenza room
Due tonnelate di solitudine room
Evoluzione di un sorriso room
Fragore di pensiero room
Frammenti room
La forza della lumaca room
La stanza di Dunant hotel room
Lotta per la sopravvienza room
Oltre la gravità room
sguardo nemico room
Stanza di decompressione room
Dunant Hotel Bathroom
Via Donatori di Sangue 46043 Castiglione delle Stiviere, Mantova, Italy