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Welcome to Jochen’s Personal Hotel + Travel Consultation!

My name is Jochen Ehrhardt and I am the founder and creator of TRUE 5 STARS, the online platform that has assessed the world’s best 3,000 hotels and has distilled it down to the top 1,000.

I love to travel and discover new places. I am a true hotel aficionado.

Since 1998, I have visited or stayed at more than 1,200 of the world’s best hotels in over 80 countries while I have lived on four continents in cities like New York, Cape Town, Bangkok, Shanghai and Berlin. I continue to inspect newly opened luxury hotels and update myself on the older ones.

With this new service I would like to share my expertise and experience with you and help you find your perfect holiday and place(s) to stay—in no time.

Jochen Ehrhardt

Here’s why my service has real value for you:

  1. Save time: I will save you countless hours of research as I have already been where you want to go.
  2. Make an informed decision: I will prevent you from being disappointed. You may have sifted through a maze of travel information on the Internet and yet still pick the wrong hotel because the full picture was not available on the Internet.
  3. Personalized service: No matter where you are in the world, I am just a phone call away; and yes, you will be speaking with me, not a call center.
  4. No booking: My advice is neutral, unbiased and independent of any booking.

How does it work?

  1. Select your preferred time for a travel + hotel consultation over the phone on our form (link) to schedule a call with me.
  2. Fill out the form stating what exactly you need advice on and whether you would like to call me (additional phone charges might apply) or would prefer to have me call you.
  3. Pay via our secure Stripe payment gateway with your preferred card or method.
  4. You can speak with me in English or German — my Spanish is a bit rusty.
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