Our university student group of 17 needed to find a hotel for 3 nights in Eindhoven. There were several choices, but after reading trip advisor, we settled on the Lumiere, and I am very glad we did. All the reception staff we met were warm, friendly and very helpful.
This is an upscale business hotel that is rather pricey given the exchange rate of the euro to the dollar. After having big issues with the internet service in older hotels in Amsterdam and Delft, the robustness of the internet at the Lumiere was very welcome! We could finally all skype our families and get our work done!
Our students all had double rooms. They were a bit small overall but very comfortable. The bedding was excellent—the best we had on our 16-day trip traveling around The Netherlands (you get what you pay for). Students had electric kettles and tea and instant coffee in their rooms. My colleague and I each had an executive room (mine was a corner room #107, with several separate areas, like a little suite). My colleague had a different layout, a larger room #210, without smaller areas. We both had Nespresso machines with an ample supply of capsules (robust, medium, decaf).
The hotel does not have a breakfast room. They use the bakery next door to offer breakfast to their clients. We purchased the breakfast voucher for each of the students at 9.5 euros each. This enabled us to go next door and eat anything we wanted (there were no eggs as I recall), but there were an amazing variety of pastries, meats, cheeses, breads for sandwiches, excellent granola, fruits and yogurt (plain and in cups), and all the coffee you could drink (strong and dark).
Many students made sandwiches to take with them for their lunches. So, for us it was a very good deal.
My only compliant about the hotel is that it smells like a bakery all the time. It's a pleasant smell, but if you are on a diet or trying not to eat foods with sugar (like pastries), it can drive you crazy.
There is not much of a lobby area, but there is a large screen TV behind the reception desk, a Nespresso machine if you want a coffee, and a bowl of candy and lollypops that our students made a serious dent in for the 3 nights we were there!
There is a business center with two computers and a printer, on the floor below the reception area with a large table. On the last day we were in Eindhoven, the hotel stored our considerable amount of luggage in a storage room, and many of the students used the business area to do their homework before we left for the train to Amsterdam at 5:00 p.m.
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