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Hotel Ravel

Emmastraat 35, 1213 AJ Hilversum, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Ravel is located 10 minutes’ walk from Hilversum station and sits atop the main road running through the town. It is a quaint Dutch hotel with all that’s needed for a good night’s sleep. Pretty large (although rather dated) rooms and a friendly receptionist offering a kettle on loan and a small selection of wine. Nice selection of toiletries... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mold on shower door. No reception after 23:00 and when our friend forgot his key and called the emergency number the hotel owner gave us a lecture on forgetfulness! Very unfriendly owner, no sense of custumer service. Avoid this hotel!

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Oebele A, General Manager at Hotel Ravel, responded to this review

First of all we are very astonished to receive this complaint from a woman who has never been (or stayed) at our hotel. The guest in question - a young Italian guy – who was on a six nights stay in our hotel, checked in 5 days before. Upon check-in he was duly informed in that we do not have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with a friend for one night. The room was nice and clean and the bed was fairly comfortable. Overall a good night's sleep. We hired some bikes from the hotel which were great for getting around the centre and riding around the beautiful countryside. Breakfast is very basic and a little bit pricey at €9.50 per person. The... More 

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights at end of May. It is a nice clean, comfortable and quiet small hotel, with a warm and attentive welcome. The self service buffet breakfast was good. Unlike another reviewer, we had no problem gaining access after hours with the code number given to us on check-in. There is no car park and one needs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed two nights at Ravel Hotel, situated in a lovely residential district of Hilversum, a less than 10 minute walk from the train station. My room was fine, clean, quiet, lots of natural light, well-appointed. (I took my breakfast in a nearby restaurant so I cannot speak to Ravel's breakfast.) But Ravel's WiFI was disappointing. It took a couple... More 

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Oebele A, Manager at Hotel Ravel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review about our hotel. We are very pleased with your nice remarks about the hotel, the room and the surroundings. Sad to learn however, our WIFI is not up to standards. Since it is a fairly new system we do encounter some start-up problems with connectivity and speed. Feedback like... More 

Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

4star hotel in Hilversum. Just 10min to walk from the central station. Clean & comfy double bed rooms with TV and enclosed toilet & shower. Delicious breakfast buffet. Friendly staff. Renting a bike is also possible. Definitely recommandable hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Last weekend I stayed at The Ravel as I have done many times over the years.The rooms have been updated and provide all the comforts. Staff were polite and welcoming as always. I have however a warning for future guests. We had a problem with the hotel entry system, so called the emergency number provided on the front door.This was... More 

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oazelf, Manager at Hotel Ravel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks about our renovated rooms and our staff. Nice to hear you really appreciate our efforts to keep Hotel Ravel up to date. Considering your warning for future guests we have mixed feelings, to say the least. Since you claim to be a regular guest (our records show you have stayed with us in February... More 

Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had 5 nights in this hotel recently and found it very comfortable. The service was personal and helpful, and our room, while not huge, was spacious enough. Even though we faced straight on to the main road, we didn't find the background noise disturbing - you would have to be pretty sensitive to find it a problem. We were... More 

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I stayed at this hotel twice , the first time was at 2002 and the second on 2012 , I was surprised that the hotel remains for 10 years without any renovation. I was expecting some modern touches on the rooms but the only thing the did was replacing the old TV's with flat screens. Anyhow the hotel is located... More 

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Management response:

Dear Mr NaZZori, Thank you for bothering to write a review about Hotel Ravel. It is always good to hear comments, which may help us to improve the hotel and it's services. Except for the new tv's we have done our utmost to keep the hotel up-to-date and we are very sorry you did not notice the improvements we carried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We only stayed one night but found this hotel to be excellent. The room we were given was spacious, beautifully furnished with a great shower. The breakfast room is pleasant, we used it in the evening as well and had some very good coffee fromthe rather swish coffee machine The hotel owner was very friendly. Recommended

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Oebele A, Manager at Hotel Ravel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs 'Reenby', Thank you very much to have written such a pleasant review. Nice to hear our efforts are appreciated. Especially your remark concerning our coffee machine makes us proud. Never start the day without a good cup op coffee is our adagio. Best regards, Oebele Anema More 

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