City Hotel Groningen
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City Hotel Groningen

Gedempte Kattendiep 25, 9711 PM Groningen The Netherlands
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#4 of 18 hotels in Groningen
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Staying at City Hotel Groningen will, without a doubt, bring a smile on your face as never before. What's not to appreciate about a modern, slightly arty décor, plenty of space, and a convenient location in the city center? Take a tour through the city, on a bike which we will arrange for you, or go a shopping spree. Cycle through the center with its historic warehouses, courtyards and buildings, past the Martini Tower towards the Grote Markt and see Groningen at its best. Afterwards, you can fully recharge in the comfortable hotel bar or on the terrace in front of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Solarium
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Steam room
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German

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Gedempte Kattendiep 25, 9711 PM Groningen The Netherlands
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TripleDutch wrote a review Aug 2020
Almere, The Netherlands235 contributions291 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We regularly stay in Groningen. Usually we stay in an apartment, however this time it was just a short stop-over on our way to Schiermonnikoog and this was a cheaper option.

The hotel is located in a very convenient location in the city center of Groningen, There are many restaurants in the neigbourhood.

Check in went smooth even though during Corona times it is a bit different. During our entire stay, we enjoyed the friendliness of the staff members.

Our room was clean and nicely decorated in a modern fashion. Size was ok but it is definitely not a large room.

We liked the hotel and think it is a good choice for a short visit of Groningen.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from City Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at City Hotel Groningen
Responded 20 Aug 2020
Dear TripleDutch, Thank you very much for you detailed review. You`ll be more then welcome to revisited us. Best regards, maarten
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VanVlerah wrote a review Sept 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands140 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was really surprised by this hotel. This was my first time in Groningen and I would not have wanted to stay anywhere different. The location is excellent, it's close to anything and everything in the centrum. Second, the housekeeping staff of this hotel is quite probably the very best I have EVER seen anywhere. The housekeeping staff, of which I saw 4-5 different housekeeping staff in the week that I stayed there. They were all friendly and did above and beyond what I even expected. I could go into details, but it would make this too long...just trust me, they were the best. I like to have things clean, and they did a better job than even I would do (which is a big statement). So, a HUGE "well done" to the housekeeping staff. Truly remarkable and impressive! Good staff makes a massive difference. Third, I came in contact with 2-3 of the hotel managers, or at least I think they were managers...each one was very friendly, very nice, very competent, and very professional. You couldn't ask for better. Good management makes a massive difference. Fourth, I had the mid-range room (I think they call it a City Room), and I was really impressed with how it was designed and how the furniture was laid out (particularly the wardrobe and the desk/office space). This was very unique and a very welcome change. It was very practical, so I loved it. It is well designed. I never had the breakfast, so I cannot comment on that, but many people were eating breakfast every morning I left the hotel, so it seems the breakfast is popular, but never having had it, I cannot comment. Overall, I really liked this hotel very much. I was surprised by the things you read above, in a very good way. The next time I am in Groningen, this is definitely where I will stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from City Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at City Hotel Groningen
Responded 11 Sept 2021
Thank you Vlerah, for your visit to our hotel and ofcourse for leaving this pleasant review. This makes us very happy. We hope to welcome you again, have a great day! Best regards, Dian
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mvanroy wrote a review Nov 2021
Merelbeke, Belgium757 contributions210 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As the name of the hotel indicates, this hotel is centrally located in the city of Groningen. The parking garage is a 5 mins walk from the hotel though. The address of the garage was not (clearly) mentioned on the website so we had to call the hotel to find out its location. There is an intercom at the garage with connection to the hotel to open the gate. The parking spots are quite tight.
The personnel at the reception was friendly and efficient so I was quickly in my room. The room was big enough with good beds and a nice and spacey bathroom. For breakfast, every individual got a personnel breakfast tower consisting of bread, croissant, cheese, ham, etc. which you could complete with other stuff from the nice breakfast buffet (egg, yoghurt, etc.). Coffee was good, orange juice tasteful.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Caroline A wrote a review Aug 2021
Ile-de-France, France5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel for the private parking as our car was full but we were very pleasantly surprised by our stay. The rooms were although a bit dark (due to the shape of the windows) excellent and the beds extremely comfortable. Both bathrooms as we had 2 rooms were clean and had good strong showers. The breakfast served during these covid times was well organised and delicious. The staff were extremely helpful and I was able to rent one of the hotel bikes without booking beforehand. The staff were able to recommend some restaurants and give some other useful information. This hotel was perfect for us and when the weather was awful you could sit in the lounge and serve yourself some coffee. Definitely my best hotel experience in Groningen so far.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from City Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at City Hotel Groningen
Responded 19 Aug 2021
Thank you Caroline, for your visit to our hotel and of course for leaving this pleasant review. This makes us very happy. We hope to welcome you again, have a great day! Best regards, Merit
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Albert R wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel for a family outing in early August and overall I wouldn't rate this hotel with 4 stars but rather 3. It's an ok hotel. Our issue largely stemmed from the checkin process, both online and when we arrived at the hotel.

When booking the hotel rooms nowhere was there any mention that one cannot reach the hotel by car because downtown Groningen is essentially a pedestrian-only area. It'd been nice if that would have been made clear. It took us at least 20 minutes of trying various different access roads to conclude that there simply was no way to get to the hotel front door by car. Fancy that! The hotel website does mention parking and states it's in close proximity, which probably works fine for the general public, but we had one family member who can't walk well and we simply wished to drop him off at the hotel entrance and then park the car. it'd been nice for the hotel site to point this out, so we didn't waste a good chunk of time and stress to find out you can't get to the hotel by car. For the foreigners amongst us: please note that most GPS apps fail to indicate that the city centre cannot be accessed by car by the general public.

When I asked the desk agent about the parking debacle, he was very condescending and laughed it off with a jack ass comment of "Yes, one cannot enter the city by car." I've traveled all over the world and been to many hotels, but I found his attitude unprofessional, insulting, and, as I said previously, condescending. I'm not paying good money to be belittled when checking in.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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lpissarr0 wrote a review Jul 2023
Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very well located and has a good breakfast with fruit, hot items, cereals, bread and coffee.
The room where we stayed is not very big but it has a bathroom in the room and offers coffee and tea.
Another advantage is the existence of a private car park
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from City Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at City Hotel Groningen
Responded 14 Aug 2023
Vielen Dank, dass wir Sie in unserem Haus begrüßen durften. Es ist schön zu lesen, dass es Ihnen in unserem Hotel und in der Stadt so gut gefallen hat. Sehr schönen Abend und gerne bis nächstes Mal! Mit Freundlichen Grüßen, Dian
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soumen Ghosh wrote a review May 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania119 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to know first time that even it was a 2 nights booking I had to pay separate amount per night for the same room with one check-in. This is an experience of my lifetime travel experience in several(I should say uncountable) overseas travel experience which include Europe, Asia, Arabian countries and African countries in last 32 years. They charged first day at €94 euro and 2nd day at €114 which was not disclosed during the booking time. This is a way of cheating by the name of policy. I never heard and never faced that I booked a hotel room 1 month before for 2 nights and being charged different for 2 days for the same room. And last but not the least they didn't bother to provide water bottle and other things on the 2nd day.
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Date of stay: April 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from City Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at City Hotel Groningen
Responded 8 May 2022
Good afternoon, We are sorry to hear that you feel our prices are deceiving. Due to supply and demand prices change daily, this is normal in the Netherlands. With regard to the water, I will forward your complaint to the relevant department. Hope you have had a nice stay for the rest. Hoping to have informed you sufficiently. Yours sincerely, Jorn
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Laura L wrote a review Aug 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands52 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While staying overnight with a baby, this hotel were very accommodating.

The rooms are not spacious, but perfectly functional, and also the decor is quite new with a nicely finished bathroom.

The location is perfect for exploring the city. Also adjacent to a number of nice restaurants which were lively in the evening.

Breakfast is served in a bag due to COVID, so it has the basics but nothing too spectacular.

Overall this hotel is good value for money and the staff were super friendly.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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barkaneanda wrote a review May 2022
Riga, Latvia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice and organized Hotel.
Check-inn was quick, rooms are nice clean, even the hairdryer is normal not us ussual in hotels that barely blows air. Included breakfast is godd where you have big enough choice. Check out was very fast and you can do it when ever it is needed (until 12:00) even early in the morning because the reception is 24/7.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Deirdre N wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family trip visiting ny son who is studying in groningen. Hotel is superbly located to the centre while also being only a 10min walk from the train station. Bike hire is great value and makes getting around the city so easy. Hotel is beside the canals also which iz a bonus. Staff are really nice and helpful
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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PRICE RANGE
£73 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
The NetherlandsGroningen ProvinceGroningenBinnenstad-Zuid
NUMBER OF ROOMS
93
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Hotel Groningen
Which popular attractions are close to City Hotel Groningen?
Nearby attractions include Martinitoren (0.2 miles), Forum Groningen (0.2 miles), and Martinikerk (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at City Hotel Groningen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at City Hotel Groningen?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at City Hotel Groningen?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at City Hotel Groningen?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Hotel Groningen?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Betere Tijden, Vive la Vie, and Blue Bananas Pancake Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Hotel Groningen?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is City Hotel Groningen located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Groningen.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Hotel Groningen?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at City Hotel Groningen?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to City Hotel Groningen?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hoofdstation Groningen (0.5 miles), Sint Anthonygasthuis (0.2 miles), and Jacob en Annagasthuis (0.6 miles).
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