The positive - the hotel itself is right off Westerstraat - which is the main shopping/walking area of town. And right behind the church of Westerstraat, so it's quiet. Enkhuizen itself is beautiful - walking, biking, waterfront, a variety of restaurants and shops, and convenient train station to all other parts of Holland (Amsterdam Centraal is a one hour trip).
We stayed in a "deluxe" room, which compared to American hotels was really basic, but compared to hotels I've stayed in other parts of Europe, quite roomy. Two single beds (they were pushed together for my husband and I), 2 chairs, a desk, tv, an electric tea kettle for the instant coffee and tea bags provided. Great water pressure for showers, and lots of hot water. AND being in Holland, water from the tap very drinkable and quite good!! Breakfast was included, and offered a variety of food for all tastes. Not the buffet some Americans may expect, as it was mostly bread/rolls, cereals, yogurts, fruit, meats and cheeses, but also some warm hard cooked eggs. We were always satisfied.
We rented bikes from a shop the staff recommended, and said they could have them delivered to the hotel, which I thought was a very helpful service. However, we went to get them ourselves, as I wanted to be sure the fit was right. We were able to store the bikes in the parking lot, which I thought was quite big for a hotel that central, and is locked by a gate at 10:30 at night, as well as the front door (there is an alternate entrance for entry after 10:30pm).
The lobby was very welcoming, and it looked like new furniture (love the smell of new leather!!). It was quite comfortable and we spent a good amount of time there, especially to see if we could get wireless signal!!!
The staff was always friendly, helpful and available, I just wish I’d known their names!!! No one really introduced themselves or wore name tags
The negative... had to pay for wireless access - which is sketchy in Holland anyway, especially as it was free at other hotels.
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