A converted monastery with a contemporary makeover. A stunning entrance
and interior on the ground floor. Enter by way of a floor-lit tunnel of copper
which comes out into the old church. There is a bar, restaurant on stilts and glass lift, giving an impressive presence in such a huge space.
Reception & car valet staff were most welcoming and very helpful. Parking is expensive, but this seems common on the continent. It does offer peace of mind though. We stayed for 2 nights and I'm not sure if I'd pay for more than that. There's a public car park about a 3 minute drive away under the
Vrijthof Square, which i suspect would be cheaper.
we had a standard deluxe room (204) which was comfortable and spacious.
The bed was very comfortable -single duvets on a double bed so no battles for cover! However, in my view it was in the wrong place in the room. This is were some of the irritations of the hotel creep in as design seems to take priority over practicality. I must admit I'm a stickler for practicality.
The room is effectively in the attic space, so one or two beams cut across from wall to ceiling.
If you slept on the left-hand side of the bed as you look at it, and got up in the night, you would have to try to avoid one of the beams to get to the bathroom - or get out and back in at the bottom of the bed.
By moving the bed to the opposite wall this can be avoided. rearranging the rest of the furniture wouldn't cause too much of a problem, though sitings of electrical points might.
You enter the room with a short corridor to the bedroom in front of you.
As you open the door to the room there is a small walk-in wardrobe immediately to your left. If the door to that is not closed flat, you whack it opening the door into the room.
At the end of the corridor on the right is a toilet - no sink - with an opaque glass door. I've seen reviews which were not happy with the glass doors, but all you can see is a shadow.
You enter the bedroom through a clear glass door and to the left is the bathroom with another opaque glass door. There is a large, deep bath,
two washbasins and a very pleasant separate shower.
So, if you want to wash your hands after going to the toilet you have to open three doors to do so. Had there been a single washbasin a toilet
could easily have fit into the bathroom - or of course a sink in the toilet would have helped.
We tried the restaurant on one night. The food was very good, but my main course was what I'd describe as starter size. Dessert very good. We had ordered 2 main courses and one dessert. It took 2 hours 15 mins to finish the meal; needless to say we didn't stay for coffee.Service was extremely slow, yet there was only about 12 patrons max. i nearly walked out at one point.We didn't eat there the following night!
All-in-all though I would recommend this hotel. If they could transfer the good service from reception staff across to the restaurant, this would get five stars.
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