Small hotel in the small town of Exloo. It’s on the main road through town so you do get a bit of road noise at night. The family room was nice size, the bathroom as well. As with most country hotels in Europe, room was clean, neat and tidy. Bath had the shower in the tub with one of those half pane glass doors that makes it difficult to take a shower without getting water all over the floor. Good supply of towels and liquid bath soap. Beds were comfortable enough. Only ventilation was opening 2 x ceiling windows. Since there’s no A/C, not sure how warm the room gets in the middle of summer. Some rather steep stairs to the second floor. Room had a small fridge and TV with English channels. Did have issues with the WiFi, only intermittent availability.
Made my reservation through Booking.com, so assumed I could use my US Credit Card on checkout. No such luck. Was told by the management that the machine only accepts chip cards, not magnetic strip cards, because to sign up for the strip reader costs the establishment extra, hmmmmmm, have never heard that before. Note that most establishments in Europe have the strip reader taped over but I’ve always taken the tape off and successfully read the card. In any case, slight inconvenience and loss of card points, had to run over to the bank and make a quick withdrawal.
Hotel has a restaurant as well as outdoor seating. Rental bicycles are also available. Bakery and additional restaurants are just up the street.
Management speaks English. Limited parking available in the rear of the building, when that’s full only street parking available (Note, beware if you have a rental vehicle parked on the street, the EU does have its share of thievery and Air Bags are prime targets). All in all, a decent experience at the Hotel and can't think of anything that would keep me from returning.
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