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“A bar with fancy accomodation above. Very central” 3 of 5 stars
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Britannique Hotel
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Vrijthof 6, 6211 LC Maastricht, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #5 of 40 Maastricht B&B and Inns
ILKLEY
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“A bar with fancy accomodation above. Very central”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you park nearby they will send you to the pay car park 100+ metres away.
If you ask they will carry your cases up the steep narrow staircase.
The room was beautifully appointed. If you return after 11.00pm (?) you have to enter through the back door in an alley!
There are no facilities except the room & the bar downstairs. Breakfast was just like entering a bar, but was just about OK.
For the price this was an expensive stay but a nice room & very central for the Vrijthof!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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hongkong
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Britannique Hotel is right above the Brasserie Britannique, which you need to enter the restaurant and ask the staff there to check-in for you. Staff are very friendly, and they can help to bring lugguage to your room as there's no lift available. Hotel location is superb, right at the centre of Vrijhof, millions of restaurants and shops there. Room itself is spacious, clean, bathroom is well equipped with everything you need like a Loccitane bath set. There're bottles of welcome mineral water, coffee/tea/kettle all available for free.
Regarding sightseeing, you can go to VVV to reserve local tour to St Pietersberg's caves/Cruise combo, please remember to "double" reconfirm tour guide in your language. We did book english tour however ended up the tour guide can only speak Dutch! Unlucky us ! But anyhow, the cave is worth visiting if you are not afraid of darkness. It's exciting !
Another must-go is the "Selexyz Dominicanen" bookstore near the hotel. Its the most beautiful bookstore in the world.
For breakfast/lunch/tea, there's "La Place" foodcourt in V&D department store, lots of variety of food to choose from. Nice pick and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Upper floor facing the backyard might be more quiet, but no lift.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Funny place, virtually no signage out front, just tables. Check in is at the bar. Staff very friendly and helpful. Free parking just down the street, a big plus. Walking up to the room seemed like a very old fashioned hotel but open the room door and you're in a nice large groovy room. Contrast!!
Walking distance to everything you want in Maastricht.

Two problems though. You cannot drive directly to front of hotel, need to tote around 50 meters. Second problem is no elevator. Coming from Australia we are each over 20 kg luggage and Dutch stairs are steep. Fortunately one of the staff offered to carry one bag.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bangor northern ireland
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9 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed in this hotel at the end of June for the Andre' Rieu concert and it was so convenient, just looks right unto the Vrijthof Square. We had the room with the bath in the middle and our friends were in the one immediately below us. Both rooms were very spacious and extremely clean. The beds were large and very comfortable. We had one breakfast from the buffet and ate dinner on one evening - both meals were very good. For anyone visiting Maastricht for the concert, this is an excellent base,however, because of the stairs to the rooms, it would not be suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. This fact aside, we would have no hesitation in recommending the Britannique.

Room Tip: Rooms 4 and 6 have excellent views of the Vrijthof Square.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The hotel is located above the restaurant, right on the Vrijthof square. Since it is an old building, there is no elevator, but the staff helped us carry our bags upstairs.

The room we had was overlooking the Vrijthof square, and it was a lovely spacious rooms. The bathroom is through two large doors, with a big bath and a nice shower.

Enjoyed the stay here, would love to come here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Very friendly staff, clean spacious room with very comfortable bed and bath in the middle of the room, nr6 is the only room with this feature. Didn't try the breakfast, but the buffet looked ok. We had a great honeymoon weekend here.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Unexpected, nice hotel in cosy brasserie. Nice and clean rooms with caring staff. Located right at the central place 'Vrijthof' in Maastricht. If you would like to eat outside the hotel, opportunities are numerous.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vrijthof 6, 6211 LC Maastricht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Limburg Province > Maastricht
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Maastricht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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