This hotel seems to be a bit out of downtown, which is kind of, but it is only a 5-minute walk to cross the canal to get over to the main part. Despite appearances, having a hotel in front of a big hospital, it is actually quite handy. Inside the hospital, there is an Albert Hein supermarket chain and a restaurant that serves restaurant. Also, there is a bus stop right in front of the hospital. If one is driving, easy to find the hotel, just follow the hospital sign on the highway boards! A note to say that I have not heard many ambulances passing by, so there was not much noise relating to having the hospital close by. The restaurant in the hotel is wonderful. Very good food and the staff is very helpful. I got a problem with my room and was changed room right away. The room is very convenient and large, but don't expect heavy decor though. Overall, very good hotel and very well located.
Ideally located in midtown Groningen, in front of the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen), the NH Groningen Hotel …More
"Lovely, historic and central – though not perfect"
It would be perhaps unfair to dismiss an undoubtedly friendly, characterful and well located hotel purely because the promised WiFi didn't work. But sadly I had booked this particular hotel for a two-night stay – squeezed in between Berlin, Lake Balaton, London, Brighton and then Budapest – purely around the fact that WiFi would be available here. My plan was to work around the region by day and rely upon WiFi here by night. In the end, I lost work, and money, because I couldn't do what I needed to do at the place I was staying in. Though I pointed out the problem immediately upon arrival, otherwise friendly staff seemed to take an eon doing anything about it. As I was checking out, 36 hours later, I was told that the problem lay with the server. There seemed to be no sense of urgency to get the problem pinpointed and fixed. The sauna, promised when booking on this site, wasn't available – I think it may have been more a case of someone offering in-room treatments rather than a sauna room. Other more minor complaints: only one powerpoint (of two) worked in the room, and water temperature takes a long while for the taps to register, so you're waiting ages for the water to turn properly hot or cool down. Plus points: downtown location excellent and if you're here for a romantic getaway, the historic setting and courtyard restaurant should make for a memorable stay.
In the heart of Groningen, the patrician house, Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys, located. In the middle of the shopping center …More
I found the experience at the Hampshire hotel a pleasent one,staff were accommodating at all times with a high level of service,the rooms were clean and tidy and the beds were comfortable,only criticism I could say was that the A C was not powerful enough as it was very warm,so all in all it was a very pleasent stay.
Hampshire Hotel – Plaza Groningen offers 121 renovated hotel rooms, which are all equipped with modern conveniences of today …More
Room was a little cold, radiator not getting warm, but comfy bed, extra pillows when I asked, breakfast was good.
Would have liked a bar or dinner option on site if possible but staff were very helpful in providing information on good places to eat.
Was welcomed at reception by extremely warm and friendly staff who even took the time to show us round to the car park and then a short walk round the nearby attractions and some tourist information. A really positive start and then shown to the apartment. The apartment itself was stunning, really clean, loads of excellent facilities and was large enough to stow all our motorcycle gear and still move around. To top it off, were offered a free welcome drink at the cafe next door.
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