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“Stylish, romantic hotel in central Utrecht” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dom
Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands (Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 21 hotels in Utrecht
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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“Stylish, romantic hotel in central Utrecht”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Another European city break beckoned, somewhere easy to get to for both of us (living in different countries). We were pondering Amsterdam,but taken aback at the hotel costs, when a Dutch friend recommended Utrecht as being small, quirky and much better value. She was right. Canals by night, (Trajecten Lumen ), an abundance of menswear and arty shops. Good cafe's and restaurants too.

The Hotel Dom was the perfect location for us right in the centre of Utrecht, in the shadow of the Dom Cathedral (yes, it has church bells, but it didnt bother us) and just gorgeous decor. Our room (suite 2) on the 1st floor was a beautiful large room with very high ceilings, king size squishy comfortable bed, elegant drapes framing the long tall windows, very stylish furniture etc etc. The design is indeed quirky (the door opens into the bathroom, but contrary to other reviews there is a door separating it from the bedroom - its just hidden into the wall. Well kitted out with Nespresso machine, ipod dock, Digital TV/Radio with most European channels too.

We had cocktails on one eveniing, which were good - if expensive, and I'd have to say the same re the breakfasts - we passed. I noted the last review with dread, and indeed on the Saturday night there was a reception in the cocktail bar. But the hotel seemed to be very well soundproofed. We'd go back!

Room Tip: the lift is very very slow, and the stairs quite steep - the suites on the first floor are lovely!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

As I write this review it his 1.37am and I am on the third floor and it feels like I am above a nightclub. I am absolutely disgusted at how bad this place is in terms of how they project themselves as a hotel. PLEASE spend your money on a hotel that is not actually a nightclub. I am do angry and infuriated that an establishment can be so dodgy and lie. I CAN'T SLEEP!

One thingies have to say is that the food in the restarant is AMAZING!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I had never enjoyed having the bath in my bedroom nor waking up to my partner brushing teeth next to my pillow but at Dom Hotel this is what you can expect.

No separate bathroom but all elements spread across the suite. Nice with your partner but probably not what you would like when sharing the room with someone you are not that intimate with.

The bed is superior Auping quality and would have given us a great night's sleep if it weren't for the bells of the cathedral that sound all night. Full melody at every hour, small every 15 minutes and half the song at every half past.

That woke us up several times as the habit would normally indicate church bells stop sounding after 22h except should the Vikings return unexpectedly overnight. Not so in Utrecht where it seems custom for the bells to continue overnight.

I am sure it is something one gets used to pretty easily but it was rather annoying for us, despite the good insulation of the room.

But this is a great find all in all. At the very reasonable 90 Euro we paid this could even be considered as excellent value.

Room Tip: Maybe check if you have a separate bathroom if you prefer taking baths in discretion.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Really everything is marvelous in this hotel. Gorgeous, incredible stylish rooms, warm atmosphere with beautiful details. Everything is high quality; beds, bathroom, amenities, nespresso etc Very friendly staff.
I can not wait to come back!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed one night in suite 1. A big, black room with a high ceiling, great bed and wonderful bathroom. Too bad a few things weren't in mint condition: whirlpool-function didn't work, the big window couldn't be opened properly. And no airconditioning...

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. And the hoted is beautifully located in the heart of the city.

Overall a good experience, just did not quite live up to my expectations.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We spend a couple nights in the hottest week of the year there. Room facing south-west, so no aircondition made it quite hot to sleep. Fans are available at reception upon request. Our room had a very nice view on the dom and we could hear it every 15 min. The room was spacious with shower and bath tub. Best deal for parking is in 10min. walking distance in Kruisstraat, 16.5€ per day. Staff was friendly and attentive. We can definitely recommend this place for a weekeden trip for people you like to stay in town and like modern design hotels.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We came across the Dom Hotel accidentally while looking for a place to stay for one night. A very friendly staff at a nearby cafe gave us a list of hotels within walking distance. The Dom Hotel was just around the corner, so we checked it out first. It was a bit pricey, but after seeing the room we were happy to stay there. Just like the rest of the hotel, the room was spacious, tastefully decorated and quite hip. Unfortunately, as in most hotels in Europe, rooms don't have air-con, which spoiled the whole experience for us because it was a particularly hot day. Windows can only be opened slightly, so hot air gets trapped inside. At night it was much cooler outside than inside our room. On top of that, the duvets were rather suitable for winter than for summer. We barely slept all night.

The location of the hotel is perfect though. It's very close to the canal, restaurants and bars, s ideal for exploring the city. All staff were friendly and accommodating.

There's no parking nearby. The only public car park in the city centre is on the other side of the canal, ten minutes on foot from the hotel. It costs about 30 EUR for 24 hours.

We would stay again but certainly not on a hot summer night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Utrecht Province > Utrecht > Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #13 of 21 hotels in Utrecht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the city centre of Utrecht, just several meters from the Dom church you could find our Boutique hotel “Hotel Dom”. In a historic monumental building from the 18th Century we found a way to combine the art and the elegance of an old building merged with modern design and interior. Hotel Dom is a four star Design hotel located in the shadow of the Dom tower.Our hotel counts eleven Suites which two of them are Executive Suites. These last two Suites include a private roof terrace. On our first floor we have four Private Lounges which are especially suited for meetings, drinks and Private Dining.On our Ground Floor we have a Restaurant and Cocktailbar named “Four”. In our Cocktailbar we welcome our guests and hotel guests. The Cocktailbar is a place to relax, meet each other and enjoy bites, great wines and good cocktails. Our restaurant counts 45 seats and views the beautiful and relaxing inside garden.Our name does not only come from the DOM tower but also stands for:Desire, of the beautiful things in life.Opportunities, seeing and creating chances in life.Modesty, the courage to try new things, always charmingly modest and without any pretention. ... more   less 
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