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Stenden Hotel

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Rengerslaan 8, 8917 DD Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Formerly Stenden University Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit outside of Leeuwarden (15 minutes walk to real downtown), quite location, excellent luxurious rooms, high quality service. They serve excellent breakfast. The hotel also houses the Wannee restaurant.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is an unusual hotel in that it is fully integrated, physically and academically, into Stenen University - so you are on campus, walking side by side with the students and it is the students who form the backbone of the staff. So, you get considerable levels of help, greetings, staff and concern within a competent (think Novotel level) accommodation... More 

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Porvoo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This interesting hotel is run by university students that has always the same pros and cons. The service was very friendly, but not always that organized. My room was a superior room - I didn't find out what was the difference between it and a normal room. Hotel rooms are in the other side of the university campus than the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This hotel is run very well, by students. You get a lot of attention and questions :) That's how they learn :) It is a different feeling as usual... But if you know this upfront, you see that all these future hotel managers :) will do a very good job:) We had a very nice stay in the very nice... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We reviewed our stay in 2006, 2012 and now again we were very surprised to see the evolution of this great concept. The renovation of the lobby and breakfast/diningroom was superb, young and dynamic in line with the students' enthousiasm. If you still appreciate the added value to wittness the learning curve how to become a good hotelier it's the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This hotel is operated by students but you won't even realize the difference, I had a great experience, the bed covers are snow white, good network WiFi, breakfast with quite a variety, the dinner one is taken through every course with explanation, it's like studying hospitality, you just want to stay, I liked very much guiding bulbs so that you... More 

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Groningen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the pretty capital Leeuwarden of the province of Fryslân, The Netherlands, also teaches hospitality services. Part of that programme entails instruction in hotel and restaurant management including actual hotel crafts and cooking. To that end there is a full-scale hotel on the grounds of the campus. Though a bit of a walk from... More 

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Martine H, Guest Relations Manager at Stenden Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stoa Groningen, Thank you very much for your review. We really enjoyed reading it. You mentioned almost every touchpoint in our Guest Journey. We will have a look at the garden, it is not there to make you unhappy. And regarding the music during breakfast, we will research that, to see how guests experience this. Thank you for mentioning.... More 

Geel, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went to college here and only worked in the hotel. This was the first opportunity to sleep here. We were welcomed warmly, with a nice drink in the bar. The room is spacious, has comfortable beds, wifi and relatively complete bathroom. Only the 'water power' at the showerhead was limited. This was the only negative thing in the room.... More 

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Martine H, Guest Relations Manager at Stenden Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Micke, Thank you for your kind review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. When you were here the restaurant was completely refurbished so you enjoyed your breakfast in the lobby. Now the new restaurant is completely ready and that means that breakfast is served in the restaurant again. We hope to welcome you... More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I spent 3 lovely days in Leeuwarden, a very hospitable town, and very nice hotel. Staff in the hotel are hospitality students of Stenden university college, and they are doing a good job, the youngest ones serving, elder organising, eldest managing. It is very interesting to wander through university hallways on your way to breakfast, and to meet relaxed students... More 

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Martine H, Guest Relations Manager at Stenden Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gordana Kolenko, We want to thank you for your kind review. It is very nice to hear that you enjoyed the dynamics of our hostmanship. If you have plans to visit Leeuwarden again, we truly hope that we can welcome you again. Kind regards, Team Stenden Hotel More 

Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Highly recommended. Beautiful hotel situated in a beautiful school. Super friendly staff and prepared. Great location, very convenient for visiting the city. Convenient parking and wifi working perfectly

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Martine H, Guest Relations Manager at Stenden Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cer3157, Thank you for your kind review. We are grateful that you will recommend us to your friends. We are working on a true sense of hostmanship every day. If you have plans to visit Leeuwarden again, we hope to welcome you in Stenden Hotel. Kind regards, Team Stenden Hotel More 

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