Stayed at Centerhotel Thingholt for 4 nights mid-December with my brother. I booked two rooms and, having read reviews on here, made an advance request for quiet rooms.
Upon arrival at around 1.30 in the morning (due to a delayed flight!), check-in was straightforward and we were allocated two adjacent rooms at the rear of the hotel, on the second floor. My room was great, but my brother was unhappy with his room because there was noise from machinery/plant on the roof outside (aircon plant perhaps). The hotel was full so they were unable to move him until the following day. The noise from the machinery/plant was barely audible in my room next door, but it was a little louder in his room.
He moved to another room the next day which was on the top (4th) floor at the front of the building. Regrettably on the Friday night noise from a bar across the street in the early hours of the morning woke him up and he was unable to get back to sleep. The hotel receptionist found him another room on the ground floor at the rear of the building, where he stayed for the remainder of our stay.
It seems that Friday and Saturday nights can be troublesome for this hotel given the close proximity of the bar, and the fact that there is a noise problem until as late (or as early!) as 4.00a.m.!
That's the general noise issue dealt with - onto the hotel itself ...!
My room was great. Comfortable bed, plenty of pillows, warm. Tea/coffee in the room, iron and ironing board (although be warned, the ironing board is small and has legs about 8 inches high!!).
Bathroom was great - shower cubicle with excellent shower pressure, with a monsoon/rainfall shower above and a switchable hand shower. I believe some rooms have a bath instead of a shower. Towels were a reasonable size, albeit not quite as thick as I'd like.
Room lighting is a little confusing at first - in fact when I first checked-in I had to go back to reception as I thought my lights weren't working. It transpired that the wall switch by the door is actually a dimmer switch and has to pressed and held for a couple of seconds before the lights actually start to come on. Apparently quite a lot of guests have been caught out by that - perhaps reception should warn people when they check in!
Breakfast was absolutely fine. A reasonable selection of fruit, cheese, smoked salmon and gravadlax. Mini sausages, bacon and scrambled egg (although more like omelettes cut into small pieces!). A good selection of pastries which, based on experience in a lot of other hotels, were very good quality! Cereal, toast, rolls, tea, coffee, juices. More than satisfied with the breakfast offering.
Didn't use the spa, so can't comment. Staff are friendly. TV in the room had a good selection of English channels. Free wi-fi in the room - a bonus!!
In summary - if you're a light sleeper, request a quiet room at the rear of the hotel in advance. I suspect that any room at the front of the building (even on the top floor) will be affected on a Friday or Saturday night by the bar across the street.
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