"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
This is a lovely little hotel. The rooms are affordable, clean, and are generally good quality. The hallways and passages to the rooms are little rough and could use some maintenance, but the rooms themselves are nice and comfortable. I found the hotel manager to be particularly friendly and hopeful, and the breakfast they offer (although a tad on the expensive side) is of good quality. If I visit Groningen again, I will stay at this hotel.
Great location in Groningen. Next door is a market that has great coffee.
The hotel itself is what it is: a local hotel that is oriented toward meeting with friends and family than a luxury hotel with a luxury room. The hotel's downstairs bar, eating area, and back benches are great. The room is very small and the bathroom is even smaller. Actually, the bathroom is a pre-fab boat bathroom. It is literally a fiberglass box that they inserted in the room, which is why the room is so small. If are comfortable with small, functioning European hotel rooms, you will be good. If you are from the States and are expecting lots of room to stroll around, you will be disappointed.
Boasting a lovely city center location, with quick and easy access to all the major points of interest, the Martini Hotel …More
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
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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