Had the opportunity to spend 5 nights in this wonderful hotel in a vibrant city such as Maastricht. Although I had read the reviews and viewed pictures of the hotel neither do justice to the amazing transformation this former church has undergone. When you first arrive at the hotel the stunning entrance tunnel is the only sign that a hotel is actually contained within the walls. The developer has gone through great pains to ensure that the historic interior of the church has not been impacted. All of the new features such as elevators, restaurant and even the lobby bathrooms(you must check them out) are built away from the original walls. A true wonder of engineering and design. Also the center courtyard has to be experienced especially at night.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful down to the smallest details. We had booked a prestige king room(404) which as it turned out was located in an annex building to the rear of the church. It was actually quite spacious although the street was a bit loud. While we were disappointed that we were not in the main building we actually felt as if we were staying in our own private apartment. We loved the no door bathroom including the spacious tub and separate shower. It made the whole room seem cozy and intimate somewhat spa like. There was turn down service each night and water left in the rooms along with slippers and a robe. The bedding was a bit unusual in that the "king" was in reality two beds pushed together with a crack between them with individual very comfortable duvets. The space that the bed occupied was designed to fit a king bed so it was rather curious why they chose to put this configuration together although not uncommon for Europe. Also as mentioned in previous reviews, the mattress was not the most comfortable. In a hotel such as this they could have done better with the choice of mattress as well as the toilet tissue which was very coarse and brought back memories of the poor quality hotels in Europe used years ago which was more fit for letter writing than it's intended purpose. One other tip. The breakfast is expensive and not included. However the cost is automatically added to the bill even if you never eat in the hotel. make sure that at check out you have the hotel remove the charge. There is a much cheaper alternative, Panos around the corner from the hotel for take out or coffee which is not readily available at he hotel. The hotel is a short walk from the main square of Maastricht with many restaurants and cafes. Make sure to amble through the pedestrian friendly streets of fine shops, cafes and bars toward and across the river. The city is clean, safe and quiet. Better yet rent a bike or scooter and travel as most locals.
Although the hotel could improve in some areas it is nonetheless one of the most unique hotel experiences you will ever have. It is well worth a visit either as a guest or to experience dinner or a drink under the stain glass windows and dome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Entrance of the Kruisherenhotel, an ancient monestary and church converted in a hotel and restaurant ... more less
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