Overall, the experience was fair. I had very good service by the wonderful women in the front, specifically Willeke van Norel and Femie Klein.
- Location - conveniently located next to lots of shops (that don't ever seem open), Biddinghuizen (for music festivals), and more
- Free parking - 5 minutes away to free parking, which isn't horrible, but you need to pay 8,50 euroes if you want to park in the back
- Restaurant - the restaurant is surprisingly very good! Make sure to be clear what you order though. I noticed that they tended to bring the wrong orders (like we didn't want fries with one of the burgers). Not sure if they were pushing revenue, or just actually didn't understand us
- The rooms are a bit old - stains on the walls, must smells from previous smokers or humidity, and more-
- THE BREAKFAST - while the breakfast was abundant, they do NOT tell you that it is 11,50 euroes per person per day. I felt like this was a bit sneaky as they welcome you to come in and get breakfast, but do NOT ask your room #. By doing so, you begin to assume that the food is free. When you finish, they do NOT say anything to you, nor do you sign anything. Again, you don't think that you will get charged. While I understand that it should not be free, they should make an effort to actually tell you that it is NOT free so it is not a surprise later
- During music festivals, expect the hotel to work with the cab companies (monopolies) and charge you 50 euroes to go back/forth about 19km to Biddinghuizen. Normal cost is about 25 euroes, but since there is very limited supply and barely any Ubers, they will nickel and dime you
Overall, I would stay here again, but really wish people pre-warned me about how the hotel operates. less