Part of the Van Der Valk Hotel Group
The Hotel Stein is very well located, easy access from the highway, just on the outskirts of Urmond.
There is plenty of parking.
Checking in was quick and efficient. The reception team were very nice.
The hotel is really big and even though there is plenty of parking, there is a definite problem with offloading luggage.
Briefly, there is a covered ramp on which you have to stop your car, jump out and offload your luggage.
The trouble is that you need someone to stand there with your luggage whilst you jump back into your car and quickly drive away to find a parking place.
The reason for this rush-rush is that the ramp is single lane and serves ALL cars going in or out the hotel parking area. To be blunt - a real dumb idea !!
Not pleasant at all to be under pressure from other cars coming onto the ramp from both directions !!!!
Once you have sorted your luggage, you take the elevator up to the reception area and from there, it's a long walk to the elevators that take you to the rooms.
The hotel is lovely. Big public areas. The luggage issue was a real pain.
Of course, if you have little luggage, you can simply park out front and climb the long stair case (I guess about 20 stairs) direct to the reception area.
The room was OK. Nothing to be excited about. There was free internet which was very convenient.
The rate was reasonable - no bargain at all - but fair value for what was charged.
Breakfast was also reasonable. The highlight was the croissants !!! How do they get the pastry so perfect ?? :-)
Also remember to book with "Last Minutes" rates on the Van Der Valk website. The Last Minutes rate we got for this hotel made our stay there good value.... even with the nuisance of the suitcases.
There is a supermarket a few minutes drive into Urmond which is very convenient.
All-in-All, we would consider going back to this hotel if we wanted to visit that area again.
Remember : A smile and happy hello to the reception team always goes a long way!
Have fun !!