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New City
Ranked #20 of 24 Hotels in Scheveningen
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“food”
Reviewed 3 May 2011

After reading the other reviews on this hotel, the hotel actually went up in my estimation, all I can say is that if you like bugs that is bed bugs, book in there and take them home with you and maybe just maybe after four months with them at your home and spending lots of money trying to get rid of them you may finally forget the place, I will never forget it

Room Tip: cardboard box with no lid with holes is better
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Gustrow, Germany
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

I am travelling quite a bit but THAT place was actually the worst I have experienced. 75 € for a double room- the room was dirty, stains all over the carpet, curtains full of stains; room was under the roof- someone tried to paint water stains over- some kind of white whishy washy all over the ceiling and the walls. beds STILL stable even though wooden cover peels off, table full of stains, shower was NOT clean - i found hair in it from the guest before; carpet on the floors again full of stains; breakfast? what breakfast- ONE kind of sausage, ONE kind of cheese, table cloth -> dirty and not ironed; carpet- guess what- full of stains; the gentleman who did the service-> very unfriendly and not attentive at all. CONCLUSION-> definitely NOT worth the money; a hole

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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CWG15
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2009

This weekend my family and i stayed at the City Hotel, Sheveningen, the stay at this hotel went from bad to worse, through out the course of the week-end.

Firstly we were greeted by a man in his pyjamas at check in, which i consider to be extremely unprofessional, this man then quoted us a different price to what had previously been arranged in the reservation and demanded we paid upfront, he then was unable to work the chip and pin machine and made us try 3 cards till finally we told him we would find and ATM and pay in cash.

Having reached the room we found that there were many faults with it, i.e. the bed side lamp did not work, the window would not close, the wardrobe would not close and of course the worse part, was the shower did not have anything but a torn shower curtain to stop the water from spilling out all over the bathroom (they also did not provide us with soap).

After a 10 hour coach trip you would have a expected the staff to show a little bit of common courtesy and at least leave it till after mid day before calling our room to remind us about paying the bill, but no, the staff at the hotel thought it would be acceptable to do this after 2 hours.

On the final day whilst packing our bag we found that there where two items missing from our room. Upon confronting the receptionist she informed me that one of the items had been removed from our room whilst they were changing the light bulb as it was said to be dangerous, this item just happened to be the case for our international adaptor, what could be dangerous about this. My handsfree kit for my mobile phone was also removed from the room but never recovered, which meant the local police had to informed.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 22 March 2009

Ah, the trials and tribulations of being a single traveller on a budget...

Back where I come from, in the land of hills and sensible footwear, we have these little things called "fire regulations". Now, either similar legal requirements haven't quite reached this part of Scheveningen yet, or else the Chinese owners of the City Hotel are running their business oblivious to the need to provide such things as evacuation plans in every room, an emergency number on the telephone and multiple, well-signed escape routes.

And it's not just fire safety that seems to be lacking here: the poorly lit steep staircases with no banisters up one side, the boiling hot unlagged radiator pipes running at convenient touching height through the cramped room, the keycard with the room number printed right next to the hotel's name and address, etc. You get the idea.

Now, the "basic single" room here really does take the concept of "bijou" to new limits. Measuring just 2.5m x 2m (9ft x 6ft), there's barely enough room for the bed, wardrobe, table and sink, let alone space left to stow a suitcase or - heaven forbid - walk around in. This is a room nothing like the spacious, comfortable single person's offering portrayed in the hotel's advertising.

Then there's the decor - it's like something out of the 1960s, except it hasn't really been touched at all since then. The uneven floorboards, broken wardrobe, Ikea table covered in cigarette burns, rusty radiator and paper-thin curtains all point towards the need for a thorough refurbishment and a lot of tender loving care. Talking of cigarette burns, it's clear from the stained wallpaper and browned ceilings that either the taped-on "No Smoking" sign is being ignored, or else those cans of paint haven't seen the light of day since 1960 too.

But, for one or two nights, this place will probably suffice you. There is one miniscule (but thankfully modern) bathroom between 2-4 bedrooms, clean linen/towels and a location within easy reach of the beach and transport links into Den Haag. There's free WiFi throughout the hotel, and breakfast in the morning - aside from the foul-tasting and ridiculously over-brewed coffee - was not totally inedible.

If the price really does compel you to stay here, here's some practical advice to finish:

• Firstly, people of a larger build should just book a double room with en-suite facilities. At least you won't struggle to walk around your shoe-box or to sit down with the lack of legroom on the shared toilet.

• Note that the breakfast room and reception are located 100m down the road in a separate building - useful to know when you run out of toilet paper. The hotel restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, but if the cooking is of as good a quality as the accommodation...

• Finally and most importantly, pack a bar of soap in your luggage - your hands won't regret it.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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Oslo
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Reviewed 23 January 2007

I had to stay at the City Hotel for one night, had no other choice. The rooms are dark, really old and run down. 70euros for a double room breakfast not included seems too pricey for the physical condition of the room.

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2006

Hotel City would be ok if you were paying HOSTEL prices. It is more of a low end lodging.

The sheets and the bathroom were clean, but the rest is down hill. The furniture is extremely old and worn: holes in the two sitting chairs, a hole in the curtain, the rug was so old it had a black tar layer, the mirror was dirty, the balcony had a dirty glass, a bottle cap and the two plastic chairs were dusty.

The daily breakfast included stale breads. It seemed that they intentionally purchased day old breads from the three days we ate there. We booked online at my.bookings[--], so we overpaid the going rate. We paid 113 Euros per night, not a good deal.

We found better, cleaner and newer places only steps away for much less.

Wtih a few improvements, it would be a cozy stay.

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Property: New City
Address: Renbaanstraat 1 The Hague, 2586 EW Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > The Hague > Scheveningen
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 24 Hotels in Scheveningen
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — New City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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