We booked this hotel as a base for some not-too-strenuous cycle touring, and were surprised to find that Gouda is a much more attractive and fascinating town than we'd realised. The centre is very compact, and within easy walking distance of the hotel. The numerous canals and waterways make Gouda like a scaled down version of Amsterdam. Almost every building around the centre seems to have some historical significance, bearing wall plaques explaining their importance. As non-Dutch speakers, we did not always fully understand the plaques, but got the general drift. This rich history features prominently in the hotel's decor, both in the bedrooms and public areas, portraying many of the town's architectural features.
The adjacent car park is spacious, clean and safe, with direct access into the hotel. Once parked, the hotel processed the ticket to give us one that allows us to come and go for the length of our visit, at the rate of €10 per day. Well worth the convenience.
Other reviews have commented on the layout of rooms, which is a matter of personal taste. Our room was comfortable, with ample seating. There were a couple of housekeeping issues that the hotel resolved, and staff at Reception, in the Restaurant, and in the rooms were all friendly and courteous. less