The Park Plaza is a reasonable hotel a short walk from Utrecht Centraal Station. While it isn't obvious and the information desk at Centraal Station is little help, if you walk away from the station while on a platform, you will come to a tunnel that leads right to the hotel, and this is about 6-10 minutes shorter than going through the main station to get here.
The standard room is decent, although the desk chair is not too comfortable, request a room facing towards the front of the hotel, as I'm told that is quieter than those facing the station.
Breakfast is ok and not too expensive.
My only real issue is with the WiFi. It is free, but useless, with speeds and reliability that harken back to the 90’s. I ended up upgrading to the paid (€4.50/24hrs) WiFi, which was usable but only affects one device, so while I'm typing this on my iPad 4 and connection speeds are very decent, my iPhone logged into the same account is almost too slow to use.
I would definitely stay here again if only the WiFi speeds were improved for the free version, or if there were even a way to have the one paid account cover two devices.
The location is about a 10-minute walk to Centrum. I didn't mind that at all. I've also stayed at the Apollo Hotel, and found the Park Plaza to be nicer overall (and quieter).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park Plaza Utrecht is a four star property very centrally located; Utrecht Central Train Station, Exhibition Center 'De Jaarbeurs' and the historical city centre are situated within walking distance of the hotel. The 120 guest rooms offer all modern comfort. Free wireless internet is in the entire hotel available. Drinks and dishes of the a la carte menu can be enjoyed in the bar, brasserie or restaurant. Park Plaza Utrecht offers as well a sauna, fitness and (paid) private parking facilities. So the ideal location to stay in during your time in Utrecht! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Plaza Utrecht Hotel Utrecht
- Utrecht Park Plaza