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Hotel Friesland Garni

Kleine Pelsterstraat 4, 9711 Groningen, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Gijon, Spain
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were travelling from Germany and called the hotel to check availability. The manager confirmed us the double room. When we got there (18:30) he told us he has sold the room to another guys. "Sorry, I cannot help you" He said. "Maybe you fit in a single room (we are couple + dog) for 30€, have a look" The... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Clean and tidy with communal facilities that were clean I was only after a bed for the night and was happy with what was provided clean comfortable and dry etc after a wet and windy day cycling Ok for what I paid but not a place for a nice stay in Groningen on holiday etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I lodged two nights at Hotel Friesland. The breakfast was pretty good, its dining room cozy and comfortable. My room (#12) was just okay, the double bed, actually two single mattresses placed side by side. Friesland's location was ideal, a building built in 1840 in the historic area, maybe a kilometer or less from the train station, on a quiet... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This hotel is located at the heart of Groningen (Binnenstad). The host and employees are nice. The rooms are ok, not too clean and make sure that you get one of the rooms near the stairs if the free WiFi is important to you; otherwise you might have problem in getting a signal. Make also sure to get a room... More 

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Annemasse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The pluses here are the location and the niceness of the staff. The price is commensurate with the comfort. Beware, rooms are without toilet. The hot water did not work but the gentleman at the desk brought me a thermos to shave with. Of course these things should be checked by any staff worth their salt. That and the radiator... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Well, it's clean and the showers are nice and strong/warm. The beds are comfortable too, and it's well located. It seems cheaper than other hotels in town, though not significantly so. But it's very shabby - paint peeling of walls and old furniture. The breakfast is pretty poor and while the staff were not unfriendly, they didn't seem particularly enthusiastic/helpful... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

This place is very old and extremely noisy. You won't get a good night sleep when staying here. It's actually not even a hotel but a hostel (you share toilet and shower with other guests) all though they charge you for a hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

No en-suite rooms. Breakfast times poor - 8am start on day one, switched to 8:30am on day two with no warning of this in advance. Beds reasonably comfortable. Overall value poor at €55 per night.

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NL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

Well, its not the best hotel in town, but it's a very charming hotel right in the middle of the centre of Groningen! The hotel is very old, and i'm sure my ears would be flapping if only the walls could talk :) I've been told Curt Cobain stayed in this hotel when he and the band had a gig... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009

We booked this hotel because it is in a great location. We turned up and had to wait until 5 o'clock to check in. We were then served by a teenage boy who was friendly enough but continued to smoke throughout our conversation. We can cope with this. We could not cope, however, with the terrible, unkept, mouldy state of... More 

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