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!
- 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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