Cozy Pillow is a unique boutique hotel situated in the heart of Utrecht. In our six rooms you imagine yourself in the prettiest Utrecht alleyways, along the romantic Utrecht canals or atop the Dom Tower. After your stay with us, you may well go home with a brand new outfit from House of FRED., the multibrand store for energetic, undaunted and sparkling woman. Cozy Pillow and House of FRED. form a comprehensive concept which we very much believe in.
We are Frederiek and Tim, and together with our two young children we live in Utrecht. As entrepreneurs we are always on the look-out for new opportunities and challenges. A concept which we have had in mind for years, is that of a boutique hotel and a multibrand store in one and the same building. When we got the chance to settle in these premises at the end of 2017, we decided to take the leap and try to realise our ambition.
This is a building with a long history in one of the oldest streets in Utrecht. In the post-Roman era, the Steenweg became the first paved road in the city. In medieval times, it was right in the middle of the commercial quarter called Stathe. The Buurkerk, a former church which was built between the 13th and 16th century, is located right opposite Cozy Pillow and today houses Museum Speelklok, where a large collection of self-playing musical instruments is on display. Around 1200, the eastern part of the Steenweg was a market area, which was enlarged two centuries later as the sale of butter, cheese and eggs got regulated and these products could only still be traded on that very location. From 1196 to 1537, this building served as the ‘Schoonhuis’, a precursor to the Utrecht town hall.
Although a lot of work needed to be done, we immediately recognised both the beauty of these premises as well as the opportunities they offered to realise our concept. We are grateful to have found this building and to have been able to open our doors in 2019.
What makes our concept special is the fact that we are both a boutique hotel as well as a multibrand store. On the ground floor, you will find House of FRED., the meeting space par excellence in Utrecht for enterprising and energetic woman with a personal and very own sense of style.
House of FRED.’s stable of brands consists of Closed, Summum, Mos Mosh, Drykorn, American Vintage, Alix the Label and Sofie Schnoor among others. The product range also includes fashion accessories and lifestyle articles that can not be absent in the collection of a ‘FRED. woman’. We gladly help you choose your perfect outfit, whether it be a business, party or casual one. We can even devise a personal shopping plan for you. Care for a cappuccino or a fine glass of wine between shopping? Feel free to sit down at the bar in the back of the store. As a guest at Cozy Pillow, you automatically get a ten percent discount at FRED..
On Cozy Pillow’s three floors you will become one with Utrecht’s innercity, thanks to the use of photograhy and a balanced combination of colours and materials. In the two rooms on the first floor you can take a stroll down the picturesque alleyways. One floor up it’s as though you find yourself along the historic canals. The third floor conveys a feeling of being on top of the Dom Tower. Surprising details will give your stay that extra edge.
All six rooms have high ceilings and large windows, and each one of them is fully equipped with a luxury king size double bed, free WiFi, air-conditioning, a flatscreen television with international channels, a rain shower, a hair dryer, soft bathrobes, a bluetooth speaker, a generously stocked minibar, an Illy coffee machine with Illy coffee, a tea set, a spacious desktop safe as well as a few special surprises.
If there is something that doesn’t meet your wishes, please don’t hesitate to tell us. At Cozy Pillow and House of FRED. everything revolves around you. Our team is readily available to give you the ultimate guest experience. Allow yourself to be spoilt in Utrecht’s innercity!