We decided to go to Domburg because we were looking last minute for a place to spend a couple days in a quiet non city location at the end of a long vacation to Czech Republic and Belgium . Since it was towards the end of September we were able to find accommodation at this hotel.
The location is only a couple minutes from the shore and about 5 streets to the center of town. I fell in love with the yellow and white awnings which give the place an old fashioned charm but the inside is quite modern. Check in was fine, the person was friendly enough but there was hardly ever anyone at the desk either in the morning or evening. This was fine as we did not need any assistance but if one did, it would be hard to find someone to give recommendations, etc.
We stayed in a room on the top floor which was very large , had a sitting area with french doors that opened onto the back of the hotel and it's courtyard. The bathroom was large with separate shower and bathtub. The towels were pretty small though for a high end place and the lighting in the bathroom and actually the whole room was barely adequate for reading when it got dark.
We did not watch any TV but found the internet worked but required constantly logging in.
Breakfast was in a spacious dining room where one self served from buffet that had cereals, fruits, yogurt, meats, cheeses, breads, scrambled eggs and bacon. The OJ and grapefruit juice was fresh squeezed and the coffee was good.
Domburg is an interesting part of the Netherlands as there are very few tourists that are not Germans and all the menus are in Dutch and German only , although a couple places do have separate menus in English. In fact a waitress we talked to said the locals call it Little Germany during tourist season. This was not a problem for us as we did not mind the constant stares from others when we spoke english but people were certainly friendly and welcoming.
We did not find much to do around here except walk on the beach, eat and I did take a quick swim in the North Sea but as we were looking for a place to Do Nothing after 2 weeks of seeing city sites, it was perfect for us.
But, that said, seen once was enough for us.
We did have a couple good meals - at the Chinese- Indonesian place and the Mexican place , wonderful hot chocolate at a small shop that is popular with families and children. There are a couple shops to look through but be aware they shut down at 5:30 - 6pm.
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