Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen

Book now ›
Beautiful nature of around Hoornse Meer
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4.0

Select arrival and departure date

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • Min. stay 2 nights of more
  • Selected
We are currently searching for the best available rooms...
Lowest price, no booking costs!
Room type
Select room
Comfort Room
Comfort Room Twin beds | 34 sqm | Bath and shower | LCD TV | Coffee and tea facilities | Climate control | Free WiFi
Executive Room
Executive Room Kingsize bed | 34 sqm | Bath and shower | Desk | Minibar | Airconditioning | Smart TV | Free WiFi
Standard Room
Standard Room Twin beds | 16 sqm | LCD TV | Shower | Garden View | Climate control | Free WiFi

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.

MultiCulinair Food Festival Groningen

3 June - 5 June  

Foodfestival: The Culinary Temptation Groningen

7 July - 9 July  


8 July 13:00 - 23:00 uur


28 July - 30 July  

Enjoy culinary delights and a convivial drink

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.

Enjoy culinary delights and a convivial drink
Based on 317 reviews
  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 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
Read more reviews
Hamburg, Germany
 of 5 stars
“The way it should be!”

Easy check-in, easy check out, friendly staff, good bar, excellent finger-food (thanks for easy fulfilling extra-wishes and a good beer-recommendation), brilliant breakfast... Nothing to Claim at all! A small defect on the shower was remarked and immediately solved. Rooms were clean and silent, obviously fresh renovated - what else do you need? Fair price, especially for dutch relations! Outstanding Performance, thumps up!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen
Dear 735wolfi, Thank you very much for your review at Tripadvisor. Kind regards, Team Hampshire Plaza
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Nice hotel”

We have stayed here for the last 5 years in September on our anual visit to Holland on our motorcycles the staff are pleasant and the rooms are good breakfast a little expensive @ 15€ each for continental breakfast .cycle hire is available at about 10€ a day and it's all cycle paths around the lake or about one and half mile into town and all cycle friendly paths sometimes the bar staff are a little slow to serve you as well there is plenty of parking overall a very pleasant stay
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen
Dear Doug, Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again in September. Kind regards, Team Hampshire Plaza
Compton Bassett, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Peaceful yet super close to Groningen centre”

We have stayed at this hotel numerous times as we visit Groningen often to visit family and friends. We love the fact that it by a lovely lake with fabulous cycling routes on the doorstep. (you can hire bikes there) We also love the fact that it is only a couple of minutes into Groningen from there.. so it is peaceful and lively at the same time. Breakfast is excellent and the rooms are all very comfortable. Staff are efficient.
Almere, The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Basic hotel outside the city center”

We were in Groningen with a group of friends for the weekend and because there was a promotion going on at the Hampshire Plaza this became our hotel of choice. The Hampshire Plaza is a little outside of the city center. We love the center of Groningen. When visiting Groningen by ourselves we would definitely pick a hotel in the center because it is a lot easier to experience Groningen to its fullest this way. The hotel provides a shuttle to the center and there is also a regular bus. Check in was smooth. My room was clean but very basic and small. The bed was a lit bit soft for my liking. The breakfast buffet was a nice surprise with a large variety of items to choose from. Although the hotel was excellent value for money, next time when visting Groningen we would stay in a hotel in the city center.

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!

These are average prices and subject to availability.

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

Meeting rooms

Corporate and group bookings * from 8 people

Call and book
+31(0)20 - 5205 555 *local rate
Telephone on weekdays between 8:00 and 18:00
  • Direct expert help
  • Direct a quotation
  • Profitable contract agreements

Request a quotation

Your details

Good to know


From 15:00 hours 


Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/ prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and Extra Beds

All children are welcome.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Cards accepted at this property