We picked this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews. However, when we looked on the map we were pleased to see that it was within five minutes walk of the railway station, as we its sister hotel across the road, Hip Hotel St Martenslane. Very handy for a brief overnight stay and a late departure the following day, since they also have a large bagage room in the hotel. There is a nice lobby, with various settees, designer chairs, even a hammock or two, and some nice magazines and board games. Please note, there is no bar as such in this hotel - you can help yourself to the soup, and there are some bottles of wine on hand. You have to tell the receptionist what you have drunk. Beer, soft drinks and sweets are available from two vending machines. The rooms had what you needed but weren't exactly luxurious - nice to get a proper bath though when so many just have showers these days. Breakfast was good, with a wide choice, but try and avoid the rush at weekends if you want eggs, sausages, bacon etc all to be there at the same time!!
I have stayed at quite a few of these cheaper 'design' hotels (my favourite is The Hoxton in London -check it out!) and have to agree with what others have said about minor points of improvement for this one :
The towels are oh so small and thin! No chance of saving the earth by reusing them here - one drop of water and they are soaking!
The pillows are not of very good quality, although they were not uncomfotable.
The buyers also skiped on the quality of the bed linen. At The Hoxton in London, you get Frette bedlinen for the same price of room, so management please note that it can be done!
That said, I would definitely stay here again next time that I come to Maastricht as it is so handy for the station and there are loads of restaurants within ten to fifteen minutes walk. There is a really good specialist beer cafe about three minutes walk away, and the Pathe cinema is also literally around the corner. For any non Dutch readers, please note that the majority of movies in the Netherlands are shown in the original language with Dutch subtitles so most films will be in English.
We had a large double room with bath.
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November 24, 2012
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Thank you very much for your nice review!
We are very happy to hear that you had a good stay in our hotel!
Thank you very much for your advice points, we are going to discuss these.
We hope we may welcome you again in our hotel in the near future!
Team Hip Hotel
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