We spent 3 nights in the "Comfort Suite" at Haas op het Vrijthol and enjoyed it in every respect. We were visiting for work and holiday and the reliable WIFi service was a definite plus.
The suite was immaculately clean, very comfortable, and convenient to all the major sights in Maastricht. Light, lovely and simple furnishings in the "Danish modern" style make the suite a pleasure to come home to after a day of touring or meetings. Daily housekeeping was excellent allowing us to come back to a spotless room at the end of the day.
The bed was very firm (not hard) and comfortable for our bad backs. The bed was fitted with excellent quality linens, fluffy pillows (three per person, more available on request) and was nicely remade every day. While our bath wasn't as spacious as that of our friends staying on the fourth floor, it was well-equipped and spacious enough for two. Our large, walk-in shower had a rain shower head and a hand-held shower, along with shelving for soaps, shampoos, etc. Water pressure and temperature was excellent and we did not run out of hot water even after two long, back-to-back showers. Bath linens were nice and spotless, if not particularly luxurious and were replaced daily.
The kitchenette was very well-equipped for simple meals, with glasses, cups/saucers, bowls, plates, demitasse, flatware and serving dishes for 4 persons. The Nespresso machine was a great addition for coffee with breakfast or after dinner. A round kitchen table, again suitable for 4 people was perfectly placed for our morning meals and another table for 4 was available on the patio for coffee or wine in the open air. We were entertaining a small group of friends and needed some paring knives which were promptly provided. The dishwasher was handy and is loaded by the housekeeping staff if you leave the dirty dishes out. In fact, we discovered our first day that any request for items or information was immediately and happily addressed by Catharina, Rik, or their excellent support staff.
Our suite included a spacious sitting area with a large couch, 2 chairs, a flat-screen TV with multiple English-language channels, and a few occasional tables. We were able to comfortably entertain our 4 guests for cocktails/snacks with no problems!
While the room was perfect for our needs, the staff at Haas earn the hotel a five-star rating. We travel often and find that friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff do make a big difference even when the room is lovely. Catharina & Rik seemed to be the hotel proprietors (I didn't ask) and they are available and anxious to help every guest. Catharina provided suggestions, directions, made restaurant reservations, and generally took care of the four of us with energy and enthusiasm.
We had colleagues staying on the fourth floor suite/apartment and the views from their room were spectacular. Previous reviewers mentioned the elevator being problematic but we experienced no problems in our daily treks upstairs. The elevator is small, but comfortably fits 2 people and quite a bit of luggage.
We took breakfast in our room every morning and it was well worth the 15 Euro price. Our meals included fresh yogurt, mueslix with nuts & fruit, hard-boiled egg, meat, cheeses, nuts, orange juice, and a variety of croissants, multi-grain rolls, and pastries. Our last day we were treated to some of the most delicious lox/salmon I have ever tasted! We had so much food we actually used the leftovers as snacks with our evening cocktails. If you enjoy a nice breakfast, delivered at your preferred time in the comfort of your room (at no additional charge) you will be pleased.
As you can tell from this lengthy review, we would not hesitate to recommend Haas op het Vrijthof to anyone traveling to Maastricht.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haas op het Vrijthof is a Luxury Guesthouse in the city centre. Full of design and personal service. We offer valet parking service, a private wine shelve with every room and suite, free wifi, coffee and tea and a city guide upon arrival! ... more less
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