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“Okay for a short visit” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN City Hotel De Jonge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brinkstraat 85, 9401 HZ Assen, The Netherlands   |  
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Okay for a short visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed in the hotel for a night as I was in Assen for work.

Location is good, right in the middle of town. Close to shops and restaurants.

A basic hotel which probably serves mostly business travellers. Surprised by the size of the room, much larger than expected. Bathroom looked like it had not changed since the 70's, but functioning. Very simple toiletries, soap in dispensers on the wall. My room had run out of shampoo and reception could not find me any spare.

Was worried about noise as there were a few pubs nearby (plus earplugs in the room!). However, it was really quiet and managed to get a good night sleep.

Don't think the room had any air-conditioning. I was there in the summer, and had to leave the windows open.

I must say staff were really good and friendly, both at the reception and restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed two nights, the first was very noisy (probably brawl between drunken because I don't understand dutch ). I changed the room, the second night was more quite, but room was very small. Clean Rooms, comfortable beds. No fridge in room. Staff helpful and friendly. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This little Hotel is very peaceful and sereen. The food in the restuarant is excellent and excellent value. Assen is a quiet little town where not a great deal happens. The surrounding areas are most scenic and when the TT comes to town the place really gets lively. The hotel is smack bang in the centre of Assen.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orebro, Sweden
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37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

On a business trip through Holland, we just pulled in to Assen and found this hotel in the center of the city. We had four "comfort rooms" (I think that's what they were called). Huge rooms with a large seating area with a sofa and two chairs, flat-screen TV and an excellent office chair for the desk. Wish the bed would have been the same quality, low and hard... (These rooms were in the adjacent building).

Decent breakfast, nothing out of the ordinary.

Just fine for a one-night stay.

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you are one of those travelers seeking luxury and the best of service, this hotel is not the one for you. If you are seeking a great European adventure, living in this hotel is the only one for you. From the moment you walk up, the building exudes the ambiance of the old style that used to be. With minimal staffing, they make you feel welcome and take care of your business in typical style. The lobby of the hotel is already part of the restaurant and it seems to blend together well. Off to your room, and you walk into the past. Old fashion tubs with new fixtures, and you do get a TV, however the real amenities are few and far between. You’re there to sleep, because otherwise would be a waste of time.

Within just feet of the hotel, you can start on your marvelous journey walking through the downtown area, with all the main streets and little side streets that wind around the central city. Most places are within a fifteen minute walk, and if you ate dinner out every night for a month, you would run out of days before you ran out of restaurants. However it will probably take you about an hour to walk a few blocks as you take your time peering through the windows of the shops that line the streets. It is truly a marvelous experience. And don’t forget Wednesdays and Saturdays where the street vendors sell everything from food to yarn. The streets are lined with the trucks and trailers and where you can get a great bargain on many things. And the best fresh fruit you can find anywhere. The back alleys are full of small shops, well worth exploring and a place you can actually walk around at night. The alleys are dark, and people are few. Yet you walk with confidence and not with fear. The people will say hi (if you see them) and you feel a great sense of safety.

The hotel in not even three stars by comparison of amenities. However, they know you by name and room number. Go for their breakfast and they don’t even have you check in…they know already. And dinner, forget ever going hungry. One of the finest menus and prepared with all the fixings. And for a hotel, at extremely competitive pricing. No high markup on food, however beverages are a little steep. Don’t want to spend money on restaurants, walk right across the street to a food market, buy a little meat, cheese, and bread. Enjoy it on the patio (weather permitting) or in your room.

Minor repairs are quick and the hotel is not in the best state. The beds are truly European in nature, mostly singles. You might get two of them side by side. And the lack of a refrigerator in the room may be troublesome for many, but really makes little difference.

So if you really want luxury, stay at the hotel down the road apiece which is crowded with business people, families, weddings, etc. or book yourself into this quaint little hotel, where the quiet and peacefulness abounds.

This hotel is not for the many, but for those who want a true adventure in European simplicity, there is no other. I’ve stayed at both, and there is no comparison. Don’t miss this one.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was my second stay at Hotel de Jonge. I must have liked it first time in order to come back! The rooms are very comfortable, clean with a separate seating area. Breakfast was excellent, staff friendly and helpful, nice bar for drinks in the evening. I didn't eat there in the evening so couldn't comment on that. WiFi internet was free, fast and reliable.

My only minor faults that make this less than an excellent review are lack of tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms plus the lighting in the rooms isn't the best so they are a little "gloomy" - fine for sitting, sleeping, watching TV but I struggled to read/work sat at the desk. Also, on this occasion, my shower wasn't very good (ran hot/cold) although this wasn't a problem at my last stay so presume the one in my room was faulty. To be fair, I didn't report it as I was only staying a couple of nights and once I had finished my shower knew I wouldn't be using it again. I don't doubt the friendly, helpful staff at reception would have sorted it out for me had I told them.

P.S. Location is excellent - 5 minutes walk from Assen Station, right in the centre of town with lots of nice bars & restaurants nearby. Also, given such a central location, was amazingly peaceful and quiet in the evening/night. Best of both worlds really!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night, we arrived early and reception staff were fab. They stored our luggage and called for taxi to take us to the racing track at Assen. On return check in was very fast.
The rooms are vast and spotless they all have a seating area.
Food and drinks are very reasonable compared to Amsterdam and service was very prompt. Lovely outdoor seating area.
The buffet breakfast which cost 12 euro was amazing well worth the money.
A Gem of a hotel

Room Tip: Assen is very quiet place so don't think any room would be a problem
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brinkstraat 85, 9401 HZ Assen, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > Drenthe Province > Assen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Assen
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN City Hotel De Jonge 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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