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“Warm welcome, great food and simple but clean rooms at an honest price.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel de Koekoekshof
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hoofdstraat 1, 9442 PA Elp, Westerbork, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elp
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“Warm welcome, great food and simple but clean rooms at an honest price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We booked a room for two nights, half board at the Koekoekshof in Elp, nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the Dutch countryside in the Drenthe province. Dogs were allowed so we brought our cocker with us. Breakfast and dinner was included, as was a knapsack arrangement ( a picknick bag for a long walk in in the countryside). We were greeted by the owner and went up to our room. The room was simple but clean and convenient with good beds ( on the hard side) a flatscreen, free wifi and a good bathroom.
Food is served in the modern and spacious restaurant. When you check in, the owners ask for your dietary requirements so they can adapt the menu to your needs. First night we got porc chops with peppercream sauce and fried potatoes, preceded by a nice creamy cauliflower and broccoli soup. Dessert was a forest fruit smoothie. The food was delicious without being posh. Not gastronomic but just tasty and ample portioned. Breakfast next morning was very complete with bacon, different kind of meats, eggs, jams.... You name it and there it was. Second dinner was clear chicken broth followed by tilapia(plaice like fish) fillet with fries and dessert was bavarois of strawberry and mango. Again cooked with precision and all very tasty.
The knapsack route comes highly recommended: it's quite long (14 kms, or 10 miles) but it's worth the effort. Very different sceneries present themselves on a very quiet and clean walking path: from forest to fields and through bogs and heather filled meadows.
I can can highly recommend this hotel. The arrangement didn't cost much: for 129€ you get a LOT of bang for your buck.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The hotel has a simple design and decor of the rooms (18 rooms) dates from the years 80/90. It looks clean and the owners (Kim and Arnd) are very welcoming, helpful and friendly.
For entertainment you need a car or a bicycle.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel was a surprise!
We bought 3 nights via Groupon and the trip from Brussels took us there under the rain... Arriving there, we were not excited what with the journey we had and the hotel didn't look anything special from outside.
Yet from the moment we stepped in, we fell in love with the place: from the modern feel to the warm welcome of the owners and their home made cuisine!
Very good surprise that we recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel de Koekoekshof

Address: Hoofdstraat 1, 9442 PA Elp, Westerbork, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Drenthe Province > Westerbork > Elp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de Koekoekshof 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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