Because it was a weekend, there was not so many guests therefore not so many smokers. ( I am allergic to smoke). The front desk was very nice, all the staff greeted to me when we passed by. The breakfast was great, a restaurant they recommended us to go was nice Dutch. Espresso machine was out of use, maybe the machines are there just for hot water.
The hotel is clean and new, and is located in a beautiful walking area. It's actually a business conference centre. It's huge, and seemed completely empty, maybe because it was a saturday. Hanging out in the bar we were the only customers.
the food was in the restaurant small in portion and in my personal oppinion (and of my staff who stayed there as well) poorly of quality for the price we payed
Very nice surrounding, good breakfast, friendly service and nice rooms.
very peaceful athmosphere in a lovely setting- accommodation clean and well laid out- staff friendly and helpful- good public transport links to main cities i.e. 50 mins to Amsterdam
Next door to where I was having a meeting the next day Lack of accurate travel information to reach the hotel by public transport rather than car. They mention train-taxis which no longer exist in Holland in that area.
It was a lovely location. The hotel was peaceful - perhaps as it was a weekend visit. Conveniently located for exploring the area - cycling and walking. The breakfast is extensive, but could be more varied. We stayed 3 nights and the (warm) food was the same every day.
It was out of the city and offered a nice taste of the countryside with some class Weekend breakfast should start at least at 6:30 as many of us have business early in the city Sat and Sun
Very good hotel. We stayed in the new wing and the room was clean and modern. The hotel is in a quiet foredt setting so a car is required. The hotel was not busy during the weekend.
comfortable, accessible and in attractive surroundings. staff were very helpful. the early check out time of 9.00 am.
Nice surroundings and everything very neat and clean. Beds were very soft and terrible on our backs. Time they looked into the possibility of orthopedic matresses or at least the option of firmer matresses at clients request.
service fine and kind
Everything, especially the restaurant. The retaurant staff were all very nice to us.
The staff were very helpful and freindly We did not like the twin beds and the fact that we could not make a cup of coffee in the comfort of our room due to us not having a coffee maker in the room
peaceful loctaion. Breakfast being included was a nice bonus
Buffet breakfast. Free partking & WiFi. Ideally suited for business travellers. I guess the quality of the cooked meat products for breakfast could be improved.
breakfast, position bathroom could be better
Very quiet location next to a forest, very good standard and wonderful price on Sundays.
The staff was very helpful and nice. We enjoyed the pool. The breakfast was really really good. The bed in our room was uncomfortable, and there was no play ground for kids.
nice sorroundings, quietly located in the old park,
Magnificent countryside, ideal for walks and cycling It was distant from the inhabited areas
living in the States for quite some time now, this is one of the first nice hotels in the Netherlands that are not crampy and where you have enough space in your room: excellent!
We stayed at the Oud London many years before at the start of a military tour in Holland. The hotel has expanded greatly since our last stay, all for the good. The main restaurant was still the same outstandingly excellence. Wonderful food, superb impeccable service! The room was spacious, clean and the staff most friendly. We were in the area attending a reunion of military members who had served in the area in years past. A most wonderful experience! This is a great hotel from which to enjoy the wooded area of central Holland.
Reasonably priced for what I got. They have plenty of free parking. If you like to walk or hike there seem to be woods all around you. The hotel is devoid of any charm, at least to my taste. It appears to cater to companies that run seminars and for this purpose it seems well equipped.
very polite and friendly staff, they were very pro-actively supporting us to make sure that also our baby was doing fine.
A very nice stay with good memories: correct and friendly staff, pleasant environment
Atmosphere was very nice, quiet in the area... Everything was ok
Friendly and polite service and helpfulness of all staff
Noice, international standard, with great restaurant and facilites We liked almost everything
Nice location. Friendly staff Breakfast was overpriced in my opinion
Early checkin time, central location.
The food was super and the staff was really friendly! Nothing!
Convenient location Over-priced breakfast. Old, worn mattress. No late bar/restaurant. Only water in mini-bar.
I thought it was good value for money in a nice little village. Easy to find but i missed parking facilities or having the parking paid until 10.00 morningtime.
the restaurant is excellent. the rooms are far below the standard of the restaurant. unacceptable: worn out mattress.
Very soft spoken warm people managing the hotel. It is walking distance from the Baarn Railway station which makes it very convenient. The Quadruple / family room is two independent rooms giving both rooms privacy. Very nice experience.
Nice, english-speaking personnel. The terrasse of the restaurant is a nice place to have dinner. The hotel is close to the train station. The room is ok but should be renovated further (bathroom). Menus at the restaurant should be in English.
The restaurant is excelent.
location Service in restaurant
Friendly staff! Good breakfast selection.
good location the church clock within ear-shot of my room chiming every hour, 24hrs a day/night
Great service! Front desk folks are very friendly and helpful. We had a late check in (2am) and we got checked in promptly and friendly. They gave us great tips at the front desk of where to go (in the city and Utrecht), how to take the bus, where to buy bus tickets etc. They stored our luggage after check-in, let us park the car until we were done. Hotel is interesting, different. Room was great and comfortable, bathroom clean. Will definitely recommend and would return in a heart beat. Maybe change the carpets as they were a bit run down.
very nice quiet room with free internet from a cable and a nice breakfast
location no value for money-old decoration-carpets- needs badly refurbishing lobby full of smoking people-coffee in lobby only for groups-no coffe machine/kettle in room-no doorman help with suitcase-used to be a classy hotel-
It is convenient for my work location. The rooms are basic but comfortable. having twin beds
Very clean rooms, excellent breakfast and free covered paking. plenty of shops and bars / cafes in walking distance
A comfortable hotel, centrally located in a small Dutch village. The hotel offers free parking and free Internet.
Nice hotel, very helpful staff, free private parking, rich enough breakfast There was no computer with free internet service for public use and i had to pay 5 euros for an hour's use, even if i needed it for just 2 minutes
The hotel offers a homely feeling. The quality is excellent and the design interesting. The breakfast is very good. I'd happily return to VT.
Extremely comfortable bed and sensible duvet tog rating . Both bath and shower rooms were immaculate ; Good varied breakfast . No mirror in bedroom : a box of facial tissues would have been appreciated .
Not your standard hotel but just a great Villa with nice designed rooms in the middle of Hilversum. I stayed in the suite and it was beautiful and spacious New towels please.
excellent, very nicely decorated and a great breakfast in the morning - the surrounding area of Hilversum proposes some excellent restaurants and great shoppong
De stijl van 't hotel, klein, gezellig en stijlvol ingericht. nee
very personal service,clean and comfortable room.our's had an enclosed balcony the stairs are very steep and with the dark carpeting makes descent difficult
This is a very comfortable small hotel.
It is very well designed The hotel is a no smoking one, but unfortunately someone had smoked in the room, and having thick carpet and many curtains, it smells a lot. My husband is allergic, and could not sleep.
Friendly staff, nice ambience No laundry facilities, no lounge, no restaurant, too expensive in light of the aforementioned
Nice surroundings and garden; homely villa; some negatives, but still very pleasant Backbreaking haul to the 2nd floor via a steep, narrow staircase with a heavy suitcase; a requested cheese omelet became a fried egg with molten cheese(..); top floor too hot (and it wasn't even summer); getting there requires perfect map-reading skills
The Hotel is near to the city but in a quiet wood so our stay was relaxing
Handwritten congratulation card with our wedding. Free upgrade to a deluxe room (without even telling us). Lovely (extended) breakfast was arranged for us, even though we were an hour late. Luggage we delivered the night before was already brought to the room. A huge bathroom with a large bubble bath. Staff is very attentive and courteous. Definitely a posh hotel! (It was just perfect)
Beautiful hotel, very friendly staff, comfortable rooms. Really a luxury place to stay. The breakfast was lovely and the dinning room brings you back to another time. I would love to see the hotel offer some smaller, less expensive food choices. We got to the hotel late and really just wanted light fare, but they only offer an expensive coursed meal.
Very quiet, beautiful surroundings, very nice breakfast We were put in a modern part, not the old castle itself, and the room was very ordinary and shower/WC room quite small for such a hotel
Quiet location, nice staff, excellent food Bathroom door did not close off properly
Lovely setting, excellent dining room and breakfast, excellent room, High price of dinner in both the bistro(39Euros) each and in the restaurant
It's a nice old building, the staff were helpful giving direction to locations in town. Just the shower's water didn't drain fast enough, a little flood in the shower.
Very good location in the green surroundings in the center of Netherlands, within an hour by car from Haag, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Leiden; perfect transport connections(train), charming castle hotel, spacious rooms, more than a good breakfast, a nice restaurant. Ideal if you want an active day and a peaceful evening, to visit noisy ciites and to rest in quiet countryside. The rooms on the second floor are less spacious and here you will feel the lack of the lifts.
The staff were professional, couteous and friendly. The food was very good.The hotel has great character and interest Not applicable
Very good price during summer promotion
Fast Internet for free (LAN), clean spacious rooms
Pleasant appartments, has everthing you need for sleeping and cooking :)
The hotel was clean and cheap. The layout of the hotel is somewhat awkward, as the reception is not necessarily in the same building as the rooms.
I like the appartment. It was centrally located in town for ease of shopping.
Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. The decor could do with upgrading. The corridors had a musty smell ( I suspect because of the old capets). The bed was comfortable.
Nice appartment with everything to make it a good stay
Staff's attitude and kidness small bathroom
Staff very helpful, breakfast great, pleasant situation, very convienient bus direct to centre of utrecht, stairs very steep so don't drink to much before negotiating your way to bed.
awesome breakfast! Plenty of room for the 2 very little ones. Location- No train station- took 30 min bus ride. So it took a while to get downtown.
Very good breakfast and nice massageshower in the bathroom.
Access with public transportation
Friendly and helpful staff, everyone spoke English language. Good range of English and Continental food. Convenient to local shopping area.Beautiful forest and woodland walks just across the road. No
The hotel was very comfortable within a 15min bus trip to the city centre and had free parking which was great if you are travelling by car. Very friendly staff as well.
Although the storm of 18 Jan 2007 was raging outside and you could hear it in the bedroom, when you were in the swimming pool or the restaurant you could not hear any wind noise at all.
Every thing was very good.
location Small Bar fridge to keep a coolfrink/water cold.
1. I like the restaurant and the fact serene garden outside the dining area. 2. The staffs are pretty friendly for European standard. 3. Free business center 1. The hotel didn't get 'confirmation' from booking.com, but they were fast enough to provide us the room 2. However, I asked for a double room, non-smoking and I got a triple room, non-smoking. Although I didn't pay extra for the room, it sure looked crowded with the additional bed. 3. Wifi was only available in lobby and not able to connect, so I had to use the business center.
My children liked the swimming pool best. The staff were very helpful. We didn't want to have a huge, expensive breakfast, but there was no alternative.
Spacious and quiet room with big breakfast checking out took too much time, too many people tried to exit at the same time, only one staff at the desk (but she was extremely efficient!)
The kindness of the staff, the opportunity to relax with the wellness center and the nice location.
Luxurious accomodations at a great price.
Comfortable bed, large room, nice swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Very good service. Breakfast could be better and is definitely not worth his price, a small effort could arrange this.
nice area and all rooms had balcony The train track is very close by and sitting on the balcony I felt the trains passinb by
Close to the golf course Breakfast in weekend in a very basic environment ,not in line with 4 star hotel
Comfortable and friendly hotel within close proximity to many Dutch tourist sites. No serious negatives. Shower had a tendency to fluctuate between hot and cold, presumably a problem with Grohe thermostatic shower.
bathroom was big, nice little balcony, good breakfast buffet, and I liked the way the TV sound was piped into the bathroom
Breakfast was excellent.
The location The furniture is a bit old fashioned in the room
courtesy of staff, good breakfast, location of hotel mattress was too soft, no good for any back...
I like the location as it is near station with direct access to Schiphol Not up to 4 stars! No airco, stuffy rooms
Gorgeous rural location, friendly staff and clean, comfortable room Food and drinks a little expensive and the dining room was a bit dark
problem with air condition, very hot
Service, clean room, good breakfast.
Very small rooms, badly furnished. Hotel was very noisy.
Free internet connection
The restaurant! Nice variety of well-prepared dishes & very professional. Mold in the bathroom/shower. One of the first things I look for in a hotel.
It was at a very peaceful area close to a wonderful lake and close to the railway station, only five minutes walk from the hotel. Also the staff had been very very helpful as to how I will move around with the railway they printed me timeschedules for the trains, gave me maps etc. The rooms were perfect exept for the bathroom it was a little dark with a slight smell. But generally the cleaniness of the bathroom was good.
i did not like anythink. for the price paid I'd expect also breakfast. Sheets were changed just once 1 seven days because I asked, otherwise they were not going to change.
The location The hotel was not informed about the on line booking, the adres rijksweg is not correct with gps, in the room there were things not working, the distance between the reception and the room is too long when you are overloaded. The diner was correct.
We liked the helpfulness of the staff and the fact that the inexperienced waitress in the restaurant not only came to apologise for her mistake in the order but also took the time to ensure that our visit was enjoyable.
Large hotelroom and good beds Check the bill before you leave, but the personell handles that properly.
Nice rooms, restaurant staff were very helpful and professional The receptionist could cheer up a bit
Staff in the restaurant. Rooms, corridors, bad smell in the hotel from bars, food.
My room was towards the highway................NOISY
clean and spacious bedroom missed dustbin in bathroom
Easy on/off from the main road. Good size room. There was nothing of interest walking distance from the hotel. This is mainly a hotel for travelers passing thru.
The hotel is very easy to reach from the highway. The rooms were clean. The dinner I had in the restaurant was not good; no value for money. In my room, one of the doors had a big hole in it as if somebody had hit it really hard, which made me feel unsafe.
Nice and quiet place, easy access from the highway There was a plastic fork under the beds, but overall the room look clean. No hairdry facility...Breakfast relatively expensive, so we prefered to have it somewhere in the city
The friendly and helpful staff and the quiet and peaceful location, plus only a short walk to railway station (which is the the best way to get to A'dam)
Good location close to station. Ideal for business in outer Amsterdam area and Hilversum area I felt that the price per room per night could be a little better value.
Nice and relaxed atmosphere . Serving staff helpful and friendly ( we had a little toddler with us) My daughter found the bed matress to soft, but this only a little personal comment, because she enjoyed the rest of the hotel very much. I am a non smoker so I didn't like that it was allowed to smoke in the hotel lobby
free easy parking,room with balcony,good staff, terras in front of the hotel slept above the bar which was noisy
Very small room, not the same of the photos on booking. Very noysing, you can hear other custmers of the hotel speaking in theyr room. Not a good experiense.
the comfort of the room and the space. It was all fine
Receptionist very helpful and friendly. Room clean and tidy No
We liked just about everything at the hotel -- attractive room, free parking, excellent breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, plus all the usual cereals, breads, juice, fruit, cold cuts, etc., easy access to Amsterdam via train There was no air conditioning and unusually warm.
very nice new rooms, nice living room, good concept, very quiet
Clean, modern room. Friendly staff.
We liked the lounge and kitchen area for drinks and the terrace outside the rooms. We would have liked to be able to have a picnic or bbq on site. After a long journey we don't always want to go out to eat.
I did not like this hotel at all The room was not clean: there was a lot of dust on the furniture and the glasses in the bathroom had not been changed!!! - I made a reservation for a non-smoking room but I got a smoking room
Very comfortable beds. Room was cleaned nicely everyday. We had two small children, and their beds were also spread out and comfortable. No complimentary breakfast. With small kids at least that is quite important.
Downtown Hilversum - nothing stands out about the hotel. Staff were friendly. It was dated, over rated and expensive in comparison for what the same money can get you in similar places. I travel extensively for business and feel I have a fair view of what is available.
pleasant hotel, sufficient facilities for a short stay and well organised and safe; hotel was clean
We stayed in Junior Suite which had beds for 4 persons. Room was big, clean and personal and hotel itself has a nice art deco -flavour. In certain times parking place for car was not easy to find and Emmastraat has quite heavy traffic.
Very convenient for rail connection to Amsterdam Central, and much cheaper than city-centre venues. Extremely helpful staff (for example they let me use their computer and printer to do my on-line flight checkin). Good eating places within a few minutes' walk.
The hotel was very central and clean. Staff were efficient and friendly. no
The warm welcome of the staff. I didn't like that I did not have any tea/coffee facility either in the room or as a 'to-go' option in the foyer.
Freindly staff. None
Staff very very helpful, friendly and made me feel at home. Very unusal these days The breakfast was a little basic
good location around. The smell of the whole hotel space, because the ground floor is restaurant, the condition of the air is not so good, smell food all the time, not fresh. Moreover, some staff is not so friendly (a tall guy), no smile. Also one day, they forgot clean the sheet, neither change the trash in the room. Also misunderstanding message all the time: miss counting how many guests in room.
rooms have decent size, garden view poor noise isolation (closing doors of other rooms will wake you) ; reception does not answer phone calls
A lovely room surrounded by chestnut trees. Super friendly staff, that make everything possible. Bicycles are made available and good advice on nice bike routes starting from the hotel. Breakfast in a beautiful garden and excellent lunch (at 35 EUR good value for money) on the flowered terrace.
Older building, with charming rooms with balcony and view to a most wonderful garden. The equipment is not lasted state of the art, however we did not miss anything. Good kitchen and most deliciouse breakfast, which is quite unusual for NL. Service at dinner time could be a little bit faster. Wine prices are above the average, especially for NL
Rooms are nice and clean, fresh towels every day. Beautiful surroundings, ideal for cycling and hiking. Two rooms were booked for a week, but we had to change rooms after three days because other guests requested one of the rooms. Price for breakfast (15,00 €) is too much, at least for a family, that is why we choose not to eat breakfast in the hotel.
The hotel itself was great - It seems to me it should be a 4 stars hotel, not 3. Room was clean, great green window view, serenity ... We went there for a taste of "rural" Holland after a week in Amsterdam. We didn't have a car. It was a nice place for cycling and relaxing (check out the mini-golf if you get there), but this village is quite dead - no super/mini market, and all the restaurants close at 9 pm. Watch out car-less travellers ... Also, almost no English tourist infos
it was centraly located for our travel plans , the staff was not only helpful but made you feel welcome
friendly staff at breakfast room desinterested staff at reception desk
small hotel, lovely location in small city climbing narrow stairs
Room was clean and wifi internet was free, other than that it was very basic and the bathroow was very small Small bathroom required a contortionist to use the toilet!
The staff especially at breakfast were excellent-kind-smiling Too much smoke all around especially from the bar.
Kindness of the staff.
Bacon and eggs for breakfast Shower was not fully functional, water pointed towards the wall only.
The breakfast was excellent, they made dishes in addition to the buffet. The stairs are extremely narrow and steep, the free internet didn't work very reliably.
Basic functional room, very long stairs and no elevator, friendly staff, quit room, free of charge high speed wireless internet, nice breakfast included, convenient location close to Utrecht university, value for money. Noisy bar downstairs mostly occupied by locals, not hotel guests
Breakfast was awesome!!! The rooms were rather small, though comfortable & clean.
nice bedroom, central location lobby being refurbished during stay breakfast menu exact same every day, over a week it became boring
The Breakfast was of an unacceptable experience, Dirty Plates, Egg,Bacon cold and in my opinion had been there since the day before as was the bread on day these comments were stated to reception on checking out a day earlier.
in center of town, no, helpfull staff at all hours.
The staff was very friendly and professional. Free internet was not available.
Decent size room, quiet. When I had difficulty to connect to their wireless internet there was no help available.
It was very pleasent. The desk clerk was very helpful. The breakfast was good. I loved that I had internet in my room. One night the music was till 3 in the morning. I believe it was some sort of disco. It was very loud and kept us awake.
Central Old and worned down, not worth its 4 stars
Location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good size room with large windows overlooking the town. Bed a little soft.
The best thing about this hotel is its position. The room has a lot of space. Four star hotel should have much better rooms. It looks like that the hotel needs renovation badly. Carpets are not clean and curtains also need cleaning. Sharing balcony with 10 other rooms is not a good solution in case you forget to close balcony doors.
very friendly and professional staff, central location near shops and pubs, own car park, good bathroom facilities,comfortable bed. old and dated, no 4 star comfort, no other facilities, depressing lobby atmosphere, restaurant closed, small room, internet 16 € per day, small TV, basic breakfast buffet ( hot food is not hot ).
Central location. The staff were excellent.