As soon as we drove into town we thought we he stepped into another . We found our hotel on the edge of town. It had a large convenient parking lot next door, a real plus. There were people enjoying the sunshine and drinks on the outside terrace, and we knew this place was for us. We checked in easily, struggled our bags up the very steep stairs to our room and were pleasantly surprised by the large size. Being used to small European rooms, this one was at least twice or three times what we had been used to. All we needed was there so we stashed our bags and walked to the nearby castle. The castle, Twickle, is owned by a German family and is a residence so all you can see is the outside, but even that is a sight to behold. The Path leads you through the property of the castle and is an enjoyable walk.
We visited with family and friends in Hengelo which was an easy drive away. Breakfast was included and was ample and fresh. One glitch, one of the days, Monday I think, they did not serve breakfast because they were fumigating. They never informed us that they were doing that or that they were not going to serve breakfast (nor did they compensate us). However there are some great bakeries just down the street so we did not suffer! On Friday night there was a wedding reception immediately under our room, and although we had expected a problem there wasn't because they stopped the celebration at midnight. The town is part of the attraction and well worth exploring. While we were there they were having a medieval festival with all kinds of exhibits and performances such as wooden shoe making, a blacksmith making medieval weapons and a local band playing traditional Dutch music. All in all the stay was very good, the room was great, the food was excellent, the staff was super and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay-so much so that we will return this May.
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