Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen

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Beautiful nature of around Hoornse Meer
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Comfort Room
Comfort Room Twin beds | 28 sqm | Bath and shower | LCD TV | Coffee and tea facilities | Climate control | Free Wi-Fi
Executive Room
Executive Room Kingsize bed | 34 sqm | Bath and shower | Desk | Minibar | Airconditioning | Smart TV | Free Wi-Fi
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Standard Room Twin beds | 16 sqm | Shower | LCD TV | Garden View | Climate control | Free Wi-Fi

Situated in a nature reserve and close to the city

All you have to do is step outside the hotel and you are in the middle of the beautiful nature reserve around Hoornse Meer. Paterwoldsemeer is also close-by, which means there’s more than enough choice for an energetic walk or cycle trip. The centre of Groningen is easy to reach by public transport and car. In short, more than enough to see, do and experience.

If you take the train to the city, you can’t miss the imposing Groninger Museum building. Come and see it from the inside too! There are continuously interesting exhibitions, and the fixed collection is impressive. Cheerful museums are the Nederlands Stripmuseum Groningen with all its comic strip heroes and Muzeeaquarium in Delftzijl with aquariums full of fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
History Historical heritage can be found everywhere. Highlights in the city centre include the Martinitoren, the Hoofdstation, the Goudkantoor and the Prinsenhof. Some 16 of the province’s original 180 stately homes remain. The most well-known four, Fraeylemaborg, Menkemaborg, Landgoed Nienoord and Verhildersum, are open to the public.

In the covered Apekooi (monkey cage) playground children can, you’ve guessed it already, climb and clamber like small monkeys. They are allowed on bare feet in ’t Blôde Fuottenpaad in Opende.

Each August you can enjoy the Indian Summer during the Festival Noorderzon. For ten days there are numerous shows and (theatre) performances both in the fairy-tale Noorderplantsoen and in the city centre. On the last Saturday in August, the ZomerJazzFietsTour starts. A unique combination of a cycle trip through the Reltdiepdal and jazz concerts in Mediaeval churches and farm sheds.

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Restaurant Meerwold
One glance at the menu says it all: this is cooking at the highest level. A terrine of smoked salmon with La Ratte potatoes and saffron mayonnaise, beef carpaccio with truffle tapanade, Reypenaer VSOP fries and fennel crudités; the choice is yours. The Head Chef works with local quality produce as much as possible, such as the Zuidlaardermeer eel. He is continually developing new dishes, which means the menu also changes regularly. Restaurant Culinas is open seven days a week from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm.

Enjoyed a delicious dinner in Restaurant Meerwold but still fancy a last drink? Or maybe its time for early evening drinks? For a delicious drink you can visit the stylish hotelbar. When the weather's fine, you can enjoy sitting outside on the terrace.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
3 of 5 stars
“Nice place if for a midmarket price at most”

Built early nineties as the KPN staff training centre, and at least the standard rooms never got an upgrade from a training centre overnight room to a decent 2017-compatible guest room. Still not bad, with some very good points but also weaker points, as long as for the proper price. Good: very helpful and effective staff (well except room maid, see later). Excellent 4-star bteakfast. Free shuttle to station (needs prebooking). Good restaurant for dinner too. Great location for a walk around the lake, or excursions into city centre. Rooms big enough, but spartanicly equipped: e.g. old TV, smallish bathroom with bad lighting, no coffee/tea making. Not so good: pool area needs a major overhaul. Lockers without keys, no pool towels, messy. Room main left dirty tea cup in the room instead of bringing it back to restaurant. Wifi was fast WHEN it worked but that was hardly longer than 2 minutes, after that ‘SSL problems’ on the notebook which mostly got resolved by disconnecting and connecting again. They have a desktop PC down in the hall for shared use, this might be needed as backup; did not use it.
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
 of 5 stars
“Comfortable Stay”

Was on a short business trip. Courteous staff, lovely grounds and loads of greenery all around. Room was clean and comfortable. The dining hall is well appointed & well spaced out. The grounds around have loads of walking space.
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Beautiful Modern glass Hotel”

The building is amazing . as you arrive up to it , The Staff are very friendly and helpful. it has lots of relaxing spaces to chill inside and out :-) . The rooms are clean not to small and the bathrooms are a good size , Breakfast is amazing so much choice
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“A stopover”

We usually stay in the centre of Groningen. We thought this would be a good alternative as there are lots of walks from hotel for our dog. The area is really nice - woodlands and water. The hotel was ok - rooms are basic. Our bathroom was very nice but we were in an executive room. The food was disappointing. We had dinner in the evening as there were no restaurants nearby. Breakfast was just ok - not a great choice. The outdoor seating was really nice as the weather was so warm.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
“Standard Room Disappointing”

A mediocre hotel on its best day. The Good: Overall, the staff we're all very pleasant, helpful, and competent. The beds are surprisingly very comfortable, far better than your average, low to mid level Dutch hotel. There’s a lovely lake with walking/cycling trails and natural areas which can easily keep you occupied​ for an afternoon on a pretty day. WiFi is quite fast and reliable. Room and facilities were mostly clean, but found plenty of dust in some neglected areas (television, radiator). The common areas (lobby, bar/restaurant and terraces) are quite comfortable and can easily handle larger groups of family and friends. The Mediocre: Dinner in the restaurant is adequate, but nothing special with a very limited menu. Breakfast leaves plenty to be desired - fine if it's included in your rate, but not worth paying for otherwise. The Bad: My room (4027) was quite outdated, tired, and poorly arranged with little closet/drawer space. The bathroom is terribly lit with only a single light above the sink. Even being just above the sink, it's still difficult for a shorter person to see well in the mirror for shaving, putting on makeup, etc. It’s downright dark in the shower and the water pressure quite weak. Toiletries are sparse (no lotions, face cloths) and what is provided in wall dispensers (hand soap, 2 in 1 shampoo) is more like what you’d find in public showers or gyms rather than a hotel room. Towels are thin and certainly of the budget variety. TV is outdated with limited channels. If you're on the Western wing of the hotel, expect your room to be absolutely blasted by the afternoon/evening sun, especially in spring and summer. Make sure to draw your curtains tight to keep your room from becoming an infrared oven. Conclusion: Fine for a night or two if traveling for business or as a stopover if the the price is right, but not much more. As striking as the exterior and lobby areas are, the accommodations are just the opposite with the exception of surprisingly comfortable beds.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen
Dear Scott, Thank you for taking the time to write an review. Kind regards, Team Hampshire Plaza

From small meetings to large congresses

It’s the perfect place for business guests who need to be in Groningen and surrounding districts. Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen is easy to reach by public transport, and the A28 and A7 are close-by. The hotel also has several practical services: free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free parking, breakfast from 07.00 am, packed lunch service and 24-hour reception.

From small meetings to large congresses: everything is possible
Hampshire Hotel – Plaza Groningen’s meeting rooms offer unprecedented possibilities for meetings, training courses or events of one or more days. In total there are ten meeting rooms for groups of 2 to 250 people. The hotel also has an auditorium with foyer and two conference rooms for groups of up to 400 people. These multi-functional areas are ideal for congresses, expositions and events. All meeting rooms have natural light (except the auditorium) and free Wi-Fi, and are provided with all modern audiovisual equipment.

Take a break!
To keep everyone sharp in the meeting room, you can choose from various culinary breaks; from a “Vitamin Break” with fresh fruit juices and sandwiches to an “American Break” with brownies, bagels with cream cheese, doughnuts and fruit milkshakes.

Attractive meeting deals from € 22,50 p.p.

Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!

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All prices are including VAT and for a minimum of 8 persons.

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