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“All a matter of timing!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Onderwijshotel De Rooi Pannen Eindhoven

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Kaakstraat 1, 5623 AD Eindhoven, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Eindhoven B&B and Inns
Belfast, N.Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
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“All a matter of timing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I wanted to visit the Floriade in Venlo but there was no medium-priced accommodation available there on my preferred date. I found De Rooi Pannen on Tripadvisor. I reserved a room for 3 nights but before I travelled I got a request to ring the hotel manager. She explained that this hotel is open only during college term times, and even then closes at 11 am Saturdays, reopening on Mondays. As I was the only person booked in for my 3rd (Friday) night, I was politely encouraged to think of alternative accommodation for that night -- which is what I eventually arranged. I could appreciate that having even a minimum staff crew on duty for just one person would be uneconomical. (Bear in mind that most of the staff are 3rd year students at the college next door.)

During my stay most of the accommodation was vacant. De Rooi Pannen depends on sites like Tripadvisor and on word of mouth to attract customers. As it offers essentially 4* accommodation for the price of 3*, Eindhoven's hotels will not allow it to advertise in the usual media. The restaurant, in contrast, seemed busy in the evenings and the hotel also caters for training events and small conferences.

There is nothing distinctive or 'characterful' about the buildng itself. It is in a quiet street just off the dual carriageway leading to/from the rail station. My room was large and the bed was comfortable. The TV was a decent size -- always a plus for me. There was a kettle, and a coffee making machine using pods/sachets. The bathroom was particularly spacious and equipment included a scales and an impressive hair dryer. (As it was Eindhoven, all the electrical equipment is made by Phillips.) Everything was spotless.

There was a good range of options for breakfast. The staff ask for notice if you wish to eat in the hotel in the evening. However, after a long day in Venlo, I returned to De Rooi Pannen and asked the young lady on duty at reception if I could have something. The restaurant was pre-booked by a large group but she set a place for me in the breakfast area and quickly organised a steak (one of the nicest I have ever had) with a salad and a beer. For those wishing to eat out but not to walk (20 -25 mins) to the town centre, there are several options on Kruisstraat, to the west and parallel to the dual carriageway.

I hope that this hotel will find a way to extend its opening times. Eindhoven does not seem to be a major tourist attraction in the way that, say, Delft is, but the city could market itself more in Britain and Ireland as a major shopping centre. I would like to have another reason to
enjoy the friendliness and enthusiasm of the young staff at this hotel

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

A lovely hotel run by students and their teachers. We enjoyed every minute of staying here. If you want a swiftly run anonymous experience of a big city hotel - dont bother here - but if you enjoy watching young people learning, like great value rooms and good breakfasts (we didnt eat dinner here) and dont mind getting the bus or walking ot the centre- give this a go.

you will never stay anywhere like it again!

Oh and the bathrooms were great!.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This hotel of a college has well equipped nice rooms and all needed services. The staff members are nice students and the service did work well. The breakfast was good and there is a nice bar with very cheep prices. They also have free WiFi and computers for guests. The room prices are amazing low. There are also free parking places just in the front of the hotel. I was surprised and happy with this nice hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed here in June attracted by the good reviews, the price and free parking within walking distance of the railway. The reason for the visit was to go to the Floriade on the floriadeexpressbus which included a day ticket to the event and return travel to Eindhoven railway station.

The hotel accommodation was exceptional, we had an executive suite on the fourth floor. The ensuite was huge and spotless and the room with flat screen tv and generous hospitality tray made for a great three days. The students were helped by the supervisers, who were around to make sure that everything went smoothly. There were some information glitches like being told there was free wifi in the room, which turned out to be at the computers situated close to the main entrance lobby and gaps in the breakfast menu after ordering. Everyone was friendly and helpful, there was always a happy smile and 'hello' in passing. We were not able to sample the evening meal as the college was busy with exams and parents were being invited to share the evening with the students, but the menu looked very good and the price very reasonable.

We would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for a stay in Eindhoven.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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united kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This student run hotel is a training facility where customers get to stay in business hotel standard accommodation for a fraction of the price. The rooms are big and well equipped. Everything is spotlessly clean, the baths generously sized and service is excellent. If you want business class accommodation for budget rates in Eindhoven stay here. Minor quibble- no wifi, but I am sure this will be rectified in future.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

A hotel run by students in the quieter parts of Eindhoven. Nice rooms in different colours on the 4th floor. Nice bathroom. Breakfast was sufficient.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malta
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My mum and I stayed here for a night on a stopover in Eindhoven and were absolutely bowled over by this place .It's wonderful! All the students were just delightful .They were really friendly ,super helpful and fulfilled their job descriptions very professionally .
The bus to and from the train station /city centre is right outside basically and it costs 3 Euro and takes about 10 mins if I recall .
The room was great ,a good size ,of modern design ,with a nice big bathroom (incl what seemed like a bigger than average bath )a coffee machine and tea-making facilities (Better tea than the Westin in the rooms !! Coffee was yum too)
In the evening ,we had sweets and a note hand-delivered .The note wished us a nice evening and gave us novel suggestions for enjoying the city as night fell .So sweet !!
When you book ,consider reserving a table for dinner .We missed out as on our arrival they were full but the value is astonishing .
Honestly we wished we had had longer here being looked after this well !! Best wishes and many thanks to you all at De Rooi Pannen.Hope to be back again one day !

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Kaakstraat 1, 5623 AD Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Brabant Province > Eindhoven
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Eindhoven
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Number of rooms: 20

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