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Hampshire City Hotel - Groningen ★★★

Gedempte Kattendiep 25 - 9711 PM - Groningen, Nederland | |
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“In the center of the lively stundent city Groningen with several hotspots on walking distance”
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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Silver
  • Parking (paid)
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Discover the many faces of Groningen and its surroundings.

Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen is the ideal base for a weekend exploring Groningen and its surroundings. It is located close to the central station, so easily accessible with all the city's hotspots nearby. You can hire a bicycle at the hotel and explore the city. Cycle through the centre with its historic warehouses, courtyards and buildings, past the Martini Tower towards the Grote Markt and see Groningen at its best.

The Groninger Museum is an absolute must. The museum has a wonderful collection of its own and also hosts special touring exhibitions. The building is an artwork in itself. It was designed by several well-known architects, including Allessandro Mendini.

There is also lots to see outside the city. You could go to Pieterburen, for example, to visit the seal nursery, or spend an afternoon walking on the tidal marshes. Back at the Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen, it's time to relax in the sauna followed by a lovely meal in one of the local restaurants.

Gedempte Kattendiep 25 - 9711 PM - Groningen, Nederland | Show on map
+31 (0) 50 588 6565

The bicycle city of the Netherlands.

The city of Groningen has won numerous awards. Such as ‘Best City Centre’ and ‘Bicycle City of the Netherlands’. You can experience the latter at Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen by hiring a solid Johnny Loco bicycle and going exploring. Visit the historic buildings and pretty courtyards in the centre of Groningen or cycle into the lively night life on the Grote Markt and Poelestraat. What other activities are there?

A really fun museum is the Dutch Comics Museum (Nederlands Stripmuseum). Here you will meet comic book heroes like Suske en Wiske, Olivier B. Bommel and Jan, Jans en de kinderen The Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum is not only a wonderful building to look at, it also has an interesting collection about the history of shipping in the northern provinces of the Netherlands. At the Groninger Museum, the Museum Shop and Mendini Restaurant are worth a visit in their own right.

The city has a lot of wonderful architecture. The central station or Hoofdstation, for example, was designed by Isaac Gosschalk in 1896 In the centre, the Goudkantoor, a renaissance building dating from 1635, and the many historic warehouses on the Noorderhaven are also worth a visit. Examples of modern architecture in the city include the famous Gasunie building and the urinal by Rem Koolhaas.

Not far from the city is the village of Pieterburen. This is home to the world famous seal nursery founded by Lenie 't Hart who takes care of ill seals. The visitor centre has an exhibition and a film. And if you're in Pieterburen anyway, why not take the family walking on the tidal marshes?

By water
Groningen is surrounded by and connected to water. Take a boat tour and experience the city from another angle.

The Martini Tower on the Grote Markt is the city's showpiece. You can also climb the 96.8 metre high tower.

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City room Twin beds or double bed | 21 sqm | free WIFI | airco | desk | safe Check availability

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Standard room twin beds or double bed | 21 sqm | free WIFI | airco | desk | safe Check availability

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Superior room twin beds or kingbed | 24 sqm | airco | free Wifi | desk | safe | coffee facility | luxurious bathroom amenities Check availability

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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Silver
  • Parking (paid)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • Turkish steam room
  • Sunbed
  • Laundry service
  • Wheelchair-friendly

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The team will be happy to advise you!

The team will be happy to advise you!

The Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen does not have its own restaurant. But the team behind the reception can tell you all about the fun, delicious, special restaurants nearby. From Cuban, Japanese, Italian, Turkish and Greek to Spanish, French and Mediterranean – you can take your pick. Thanks to arrangements with several neighbouring restaurants, you can take advantage of an inexpensive three course menu. After your meal, you can enjoy a night cap in the hotel bar.

Breakfast buffet
Every morning, a wonderful breakfast awaits you, during the week from 7:00 a.m. and from 8:00 a.m. at the weekend. The extensive breakfast buffet offers different types of bread, cheese, meat and typical Dutch specialities.

Coffee and tea service
For all guests at the Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen, there is a special coffee and tea service in the corridor. So you can have your own cup of coffee at any moment of the day, on any floor.

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71% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 240 reviews
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3 of 5 stars
“Convenient but not great”

Back for a second time and the saving grace of this hotel is the proximity to where I have to see a client. They do though have an arrangement with the very secure Holland Casino car park opposite which means it is cheaper to park. The sauna and Steam Room need to be booked before you can use them and they are not very hot. Next I'll stay in another Groningen hotel
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Kent, Ohio
 of 5 stars
“Hampshire Groningen a good value”

My partner and I were looking for a reasonably priced property located near the center, and found the Hampshire to be the perfect place. The staff was welcoming and professional, even asking in which language we preferred to speak. The hotel is well appointed and comfortable, and we especially enjoyed the spacious sauna/steam room, which can be used for free by reservation. Almost every attraction in Groningen proper can be reached within a 15-minute walk, and a bus stop is located 5-minutes away. We plan to visit again this year.
Owner Response of Hampshire City Hotel - Groningen
Dear Kim, Thank you for leaving this pleasant review about our hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you again next year! Kind regards, Anita Bosgraaf Front Office Supervisor
Chicago, Illinois
 of 5 stars
“Hampshire City Hotel - Groningen”

Groningen is beautiful Dutch city - a very bustling college town - Bike traffic has prime use of streets. Friendly town. Second 10 day stay with this property since December 2014, business travel. This hotel is situated at the end of a main very busy thru street across from Casino and within walking distance to just about everything including train station. Prior to first reservation took some time to review on TripAdvisor - colleague had made reservation so I followed suit. At this juncture Pros: Location Staff - made gracious attempts to rectify issues Starting some modest renovations Cons: Very true in previous posts - internet is insufficient for business use. Drops often, sometimes an hour or two. Experienced 30 hour outage due to weather. Rooms have some void areas. Rooms are old, dank, dark - outdated. Do Not use in room hot pot - incredible smell arises from water reservoir. Science experiment. Refrigerator (small, old) available only in "suite" not a true suite but a bit larger than standard room. Noise - in December students had mostly left - noise on street on Saturday nite only. Last visit January 2015 - lost of street noise, constantly thru night. From night life, casino, trucks, etc. Breakfast - not inclusive, does not start until 7 am (not possible for business hours) - overpriced but convenient if you have the time. Other breakfast options possible. At this juncture - would not stay at this property again for business travel.
Owner Response of Hampshire City Hotel - Groningen
Dear guest, First of all I would like to thank you for sharing your experiences with us, with your input we can improve ourselves. I'm very sorry to hear that your expectations didn't match the reality. I hope I may welcome you again so you can experience that we wil do anything to give you a pleasant stay. Could you contact me to discuss a proper solution for the caused inconvenience? Kind regards, Anita Bosgraaf Front Office Supervisor
The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
Solo travel
“Decent hotel, no surprises, but uninspiring”

I have been here once a year over the past years (used to be called Eden City Hostel). Parking is available in the hotel's parking, which is a short walk away (charged EUR 17.5 per day) or just opposite the hotel in the Casino's parking (EUR 22 per day). I was in a Standard Room. It's a bit small, also the bathroom (little bit acrobatic to get into the bath to take a shower). Beds are good, but a bit soft for me. Pillows are good. The window can be opened to get in fresh air, which is good as the room is smallish. Breakfast is downstairs in the lobby. A bit exposed (hotel door opening, lifts just next to the eating area). Somehow, it seems like 75% of hotels in the world just copy their breakfasts from each other. Hence here as well, breakfast a bit boring but good produce (bread, ham, cheese, cereals, fruit, some veggies). No complaint, except for the coffee which comes from one of these terrible machines. Even though some are better than the other, they are still worthless and do not compare to a freshly-prepared espresso.Check-in was quick and friendly, so was check-out, despite some unexplained challenge with the credit card twice. Location of the hotel is good, very much city centre but without the noise of bars etc. Nightlife, and restaurants, are just a few minutes walk away. Groningen is the place to be!
Berlin, Germany
 of 5 stars
“very recommendable”

We had a warm and very freindly welcome. Following to my wish for a room in the uppermost floor we had a fine room on the fifth floor. We liked ist at once. The breakfast times are a dream for for late risers and we enjoyed the quality of the fodd an d the drinks. The coffe maker had so many choices that we hardlycould decide. The position of the hotel in the city in walking distance from the station is perfect for exploring the city. We would return as soon as possible when time allows it.
Owner Response of Hampshire City Hotel - Groningen
Dear Bernd, Thank you for taking the time and effort to write this review. I'm glad that you had an excellent stay in our hotel, and that you enjoyed the breakfast in the morning. We would like to welcome you back soon in the near future so you can enjoy the city Groningen once more. Kind regards, Anita Bosgraaf Shiftleader Front Office

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A helping hand for business meetings

A helping hand for business meetings

For business guests, free internet is available throughout the hotel, 24 hour reception, laundry service and a hotel garage. Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen also has an arrangement with various local restaurants. The hotel can arrange the bill and organise an inexpensive three course dinner.

Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen is happy to help you organise a business meeting or party with an overnight stay in one of the hotel rooms. Thanks to our good contacts with fellow Hampshire Hotels and other partners, we can make various arrangements.

A helping hand for business meetings

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