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“A great location and food opposite the station but parking difficult.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden

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Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stationsweg 4, 8911 AG Leeuwarden, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Leeuwarden
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“A great location and food opposite the station but parking difficult.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I stayed at the Oranje Hotel on business with my son and daughter on the evening of Tuesday 1st October leaving on Thursday 3rd October. The location is in almost central Leeuwarden and as we arrived by car we were surprised to find that the hotel underground car park was full. We then had to park in the street behind the hotel where amazingly parking charges continue until 10pm in the evening from 8am in the morning. Even more strange is that the maximum stay in the street is 3 hours during the payment period. The hotel itself is excellent and we dined on the evening in the hotel restaurant enjoying the delicious Mustard Cream Soup. Then for main course we enjoyed various items from the mix and match menu. This was a very nice way of trying an assortment of dishes at very reasonable prices.
At breakfast the offerings were excellent from Continental to Cooked Breakfast and a very good variety with excellent coffee.
Also the rooms were very clean and modern and mine even had a balcony overlooking the front street although some would not like this due to the traffic noise from early morning

Room Tip: We were located on the first floor and both rooms were first class.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frontoffice1, Front Office Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your opinion. The parking in our hotel is indeed limited, but we’re happy to assist with parking during your next visit. There are two other indoor parking facilities nearby.

We hope that you enjoyed your flight back home and looking forward to your next visit in Leeuwarden.

With kind regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We recently stayed at the Oranje Hotel in Leeuwarden on our travels through the Netherlands. What beautiful accomodations! The staff were professional and friendly, and the entire property was clean, modern and well kept. We also enjoyed the variety and quality of the breakfast buffet. It was exceptional!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Frontoffice1, Front Office Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Cristie,

Thank you for sharing your appreciation for our hotel and staff. We will share your compliments with them.

When you return to Holland, we would be very happy to accommodate you again.

With kind regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Conveniently located opposite the railwaystation and at the edge of the old (and surprisingly charming) city centre, spacious room (ours could host 2 persons plus dog), clean, breakfast OK, but what struck me most was the hospitality, pro-active attitude and competence of (Wouter and Stefanie of) the Front Desk.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frontoffice1, Front Office Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Bart,

Thank you for the excellent review! We really appreciate the time that you took to write this review.

The compliments are shared with the entire front office team.

With kind regards
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

we have been travelling for 3 months in Europe and this Hotel surpasses the rest. The Staff are wonderful, friendly and warm, nothing was a problem. Asked if we could have a walk in shower and it was done within a few days as we stayed for 3 weeks. It was right opposite the railway station. With FREE wifi, all you had to do was connect and you stayed connected. No having to put in codes every day. The food was great, you could have as much or little as you liked. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and cleaning was spot on and very quiet. If we could give this hotel 12 out 10 we would.

Would definitely come back if we again travel overseas. Lovely, and well done everyone. Thanks for a great time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ieteke, Front Office Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Geal,

Thank you for your excellent review! We really appreciate the time and effort that you put into this review.

Hopefully your clothing has arrived safely in Australia.

With kind regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Positives:
Friendly staff; relatively large room; nice bathroom; opposite the train station and other public transportation; close to the city center.

Negatives:
Bathroom could have been cleaner (mold and some hairs in the shower).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ieteke, Front Office Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
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Geachte Travel_CG83,

Wat een fijne reactie dat uw verblijf naar wens is geweest! Een mooi compliment!

Uit uw reactie begrijp ik dat uw kamer niet aan uw eisen heeft voldaan. Dit betreuren wij dan ook ten zeerste. De badkamers in ons hotel dienen ten alle tijde aan de schoonmaak voorschriften die ons hotel hanteert te voldoen, echter hebben wij hieraan dit maal niet kunnen voldoen.

Uw feedback dat u hebt gedeeld met in uw beoordeling wordt meegenomen naar de afdeling van de huishouding en wordt besproken in teambesprekingen, om ervoor te zorgen dat ons team nog beter kan functioneren in alle situaties.

Wij hopen u uiteraard nogmaals te mogen verwelkomen in ons hotel waarin wij ervoor kunnen zorgen dat uw volgende verblijf helemaal conform de eisen voldoen!

Met vriendelijke groet,
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

On arrival our standard room was not available but we got upgradet to supirior room.

Both type of rooms are spacious, kingsize beds en big bathtub.

Staff is great and service even better.

Food not cheap but great!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ieteke, Front Office Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Flyboy65,

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! We are very glad to hear that you had a good stay in our hotel & restaurant.

We'll see you next time?
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

As Helen said: "This is a very good hotel. The rooms are spotlessly clean, the beds comfortable and the (included) breakfast was plentiful and tasty. In addition, the Oranje is located conveniently right across from the train station, and also minutes from downtown Leeuwarden. Free internet access was easy and fast. This was our first stay at the Oranje, but it won't be the last, and we are happy to recommend it to other travelers." Add: The staff were teriffic! We can't think of a reason to even look elsehwere for a place to stay; the prices [at least at this Hampshire hotel] make this stop a really good value. It will be the reason we will not hesitate to spend much more time in Leeuwarden in the future. Dr. RLG -- Wisconsin/USA

Room Tip: The room we were assigned on the top floor was fine. A balcony would be fun too. Be sure to find the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ieteke, General Manager at Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear spontaneous guest,

Your review is outstanding! We are very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in our hotel!

We would love to welcome you again in our hotel in the near future!

With kind regards,
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Address: Stationsweg 4, 8911 AG Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Leeuwarden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Leeuwarden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden - Hampshire Eden 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Founded in 1879, the Oranje Hotel is a four-star hotel located directly opposite the station in the charming old town of Leeuwarden. Nearby you can explore the town's famous maze of narrow cobbled streets, bustling with stylish shops, excellent restaurants and cosy cafe terraces. The hotel has 78 recently refurbished rooms, five conference rooms, new restaurant and lounge bar Van Buren, and private parking. Come along to experience Frisian friendliness to the fullest. Certified with the Golden Green Key. ... more   less 
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