The Hofnar (Keizer Karelplein) is quite a big bed and breakfast place in a very charming and central location. We stayed there as a team from my work and some of us continued our stay with family and friends.
You receive an email with arrival instructions in case you arrive after the personnel has left (end of the afternoon). This may seem impersonal, but the instructions are really clear (including a phone number in case you get stuck). At your arrival, the atmosphere in the hallway and common / breakfast room is very inviting: drinks and food at you disposal, just to be payed into a bowl in the fridge (total trust). The rooms are really charming (some with en-suite facilities, some sharing facilities with two or three other rooms), awaiting you with a Belgian chocolate on your pillow.
The rooms at the front of the house overlook the charming little church square but can be noisy during weekends because of drunk passengers in the night. There is double glazing if you want to lock out this noise, but then you also lack the ventilation. Still I would opt for a front room (no.7) next time again because of the charm and view.
The rooms could do with slightly more attention. One of our curtains was running of the rail. But when we mentioned this is was immediately fixed. The head of our shower was a quite chalky, so we cleaned it ourselves and the water system is not really stable for so many guests at the same time. You may get a cool shower, while waiting for the others to finish theirs.
The breakfasts really very good, and the personnel is extremely helpful and friendly.
Two 'green' suggestions for the manager:
1. Don't offer daily clean towels to all the guests automatically: ask them to indicate whether they want them or not.
2. Give the goldfish in the small bowl a better life.
We hope to be back soon!
Room no 7 for the lovely view (if you don't mind some street noise).
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