Hampshire recently bought out another chain resulting in at least two Hampshires very very close together. Even more confusing is that the building says Freia way up on top in big letters and on the south side with the entrance, it says "De Nieue Academie" directly over the entrance in big letters.
One place says the hotel was built in 1960. I think it might have been separate buildings made into one hotel, since there are at least two elevators quite far apart and they seem to take you to entirely different places.
This Hampshire is nice, with huge rooms and bathrooms. The bathroom has a huge tub AND a shower and a heated towel rack. The bathroom is very large as well. There was a person practicing his cello two doors down from our room every time we went by, but we couldn't hear it at all in the room.
I like to sleep in the cool, and we can't get the room below 18, but that is still acceptable.
Everything is clean and comfortable. The front desk staff is nice and extremely helpful and friendly. Their English is good. This is clearly a business hotel first and foremost, and they don't seem to know a lot about local tourism. Go to the information center to get that information.
Wifi accessibility in my corner room is acceptable. There was some confusion, but wifi is free throughout the hotel.
I was put out that when booking the room I specifically did NOT sign up for breakfast, but they insisted when we checked in that it be added. We don't eat breakfast, and this upped the price thirty Euro a day for the two of us. Ouch!
Electricity is a problem for me. You have to put your card in the slot inside the door to your room to get electricity to work in your room. A great idea, except if you are charging your computer, phone, GPS, etc. they won't charge when you leave unless you get a second card.
There is only ONE outlet by each side of the bed. I sleep with a CPAP machine which must be plugged in and I like having a light. I bought an electrical strip so this would work, but when my husband turns off the light on his side of the bed, mine goes out as well and the CPAP goes off. We have to unplug the lights each night for the CPAP to keep working. This is common in European hotels, I've found. I like to save electricity, but I would also like to be able to breathe at night and charge my "stuff."
Great hotel, overall. Breakfast is good, but now worth fifteen Euro each. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate are available 24/7. And the personnel are super.
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