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Hotel Ravel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Emmastraat 35 - 37, 1213 AJ Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Hilversum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
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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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Milton Keynes
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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World Traveler
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61 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
1 review
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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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

Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

A cautionary tale: check the details of the property and room facilities carefully. Yes, this is a small friendly hotel with attractively decorated rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful, BUT 'public parking nearby' means parking on a dingy side street several hundred metres away. The road outside is busy and there is nowhere to pull up to unload. When... More

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

Dear Mr Bryan D., Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor, offering us a change of answering to your remarks. First of all we are very glad you liked the atmosphere in the hotel and our rooms, always nice to hear. However we have no private parking (given the location in the centre of Hilversum), in general there is ample... More

Cape Coral, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

This was our first stop on a two week vacation in Europe. This hotel was just so charming and cozy - it set a great tone for our trip. The room was large, with two windows to let in the breeze at night. The bathroom had a good shower and a night light. There was a table and chairs, flat... More

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Calgary, AB
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2007

We stayed here when we first arrived on our bike trip of the Netherlands. We booked the suite, which had a double bed and a hideabed. We loved it. It was easy to walk or cycle to downtown or to the train station. The staff was friendly. The breakfast was good -- nothing fancy but very good continental fair. Room... More

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Address: Emmastraat 35 - 37, 1213 AJ Hilversum, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Hilversum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ravel 3*
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Hotel Ravel is a beautiful art-deco villa with twenty spacious and tastefully decorated rooms, each with its own bathroom/(rain)shower or bath, flatscreen television, laptop safe and free wireless broadband internet access (WiFi). At Hotel Ravel, you will receive all the personal attention and service that a valued guest deserves. ... more   less 
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