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Hotel de Doelen

Grote Markt 36, Binnenstad-Zuid, Groningen, Netherlands (Show on map)

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Area: Binnenstad-Zuid Number of Rooms: 30

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Fin J. Families with older children Indonesia, September 25, 2015
The terrace cafe in this hotel give you different!

hotel with nice interior, big room size & great location.
Really, it's comfort & satisfied !
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Andre H. Families with young children Germany, August 18, 2015
mixed experience

central location, spacious room, interior decoration
We had to wait for the room to be cleaned after arrival, but they cleaned it thoroughly. The hotel is situated at a central location, and on saturday night people were partying until morning. The room was large with a desk and a table, spacious bathroom with tube and shower. We have not eaten there, so I cannot tell the quality of the food. Internet connection over Wifi was quite fast, but they were filtering the outbound traffic: only websites (http port 80, https port 443) could be reached, other ports were denied. VoIP services like Teamspeak 3 could not be used, online games neither. This could not be resolved with staff. It was an unnecessary measure because the bandwidth was very high, and I have never experienced such limitation before in other places.
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Patricia J. Couples Canada, April 29, 2014
Great short but sweet

staff, interior of hotel, location
Great, very friendly and helpful staff
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Marion D. Couples Australia, August 6, 2013
Very central

Location, cleanliness, helpfulness of staff
The hotel was well situated. It was not convenient if one has a car as you have to park several blocks away and carry your luggage from there. It was clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful.
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Agustinus D. Families with young children Indonesia, June 30, 2013
Best location

Best location, nice staff, large room
Old building, clean room. Comfortable bed, large room. Centrally located in the city centre, walking distance to many photo spot. Restaurants & bars arround the corners. No carpark in the hotel, must walk about 500m to some car parks.
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Gerard B. Business travelers United States of America, May 12, 2013
Awesome location, everything close by!

centrally located, easy walk to the train station, great staff
Stay was okay and great staff. Room was super small, but the location makes up for it, but ask for a room in the back and on a higher floor for some additional comfort.
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Edwin N. Couples Netherlands, August 1, 2012
Great location

Great central location
Stayed for one night to explore the city of Groningen. Hotel is 10 min walking from central station and perfectly located on the city's main square. Only negative was that the hotel's wifi wasn't working.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Martinitoren Pancakeship Casino
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Horst S. Couples Germany, May 22, 2012
Ideal location - but don't come by car

The hotel ist directly on the market place, ideally located for exploring the city. The rooms are a bit on the small side, but comfortable and offer everything you need. WiFi is free. The adjoining restaurant (The Three Sisters) is quite good as is the breakfast buffet.
We had quite an enjoyable stay for the reasons mentioned above, especially because everything in the city is within walking distance. A really negative aspect - but most likely beyond the control of the hotel - is the fact that you don't stand a chance to get close to the hotel by car, because of the city's traffic regulations, which are strange - to put it mildly. There is a multi-storey carpark about 500 m away, but you only find out about it, when you have finally reached the hotel. The interior (especially the rooms) is a bit faded. And don't open a window (they open to the inside) to enjoy the view better. The last cleaning must have occurred a (very) long time ago, so your clothes get dirty.
Travel tip: Groningen offers quite a few sights. A boat tour on the canals (1 hr) is recommended - € 11. There is a considerable number of cafés and restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel.
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Michael B. Solo travelers United Kingdom, December 4, 2011
Great location and a great place

Location and not part of a chain
I stayed 2 nights travelling to see a band. It's a great place and nice that it has it's own character - not part of a chain of hotels. I'd stay again.
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Daniel O. Business travelers Ireland, March 11, 2011
Excellent location and very comfortable

Characterful & comfortable, free wi-fi, right in the centre
i was very happy with my stay at hotel de doelen, had a room at the back with a nice bathroom. secondary windows meant silence and good sleeps. staff v. helpful & pleasant. location unbeatable: on main square with bus stops right outside, also walking distance to train station, bike park in square too.
Restaurant Tip: Da Vinci Italian restaurant on the canal is one of the best value in town; requires a reservation
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