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“Comfortable room and very helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Emjee Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Eikesingel 64, 9203 PA Drachten, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Drachten
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“Comfortable room and very helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Our room on the second floor overlooked Eikesingel. It was very comfortable and quiet. The bathroom had obviously been renovated. It had a big tub and a separate shower. Toiletries were included. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. One woman spent a lot of time on the internet, helping us plan out our trip by bus and train to our next destination.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

I spent one night at this hotel on business in the area. The location is a little strange but it was fine for me because I had lifts arranged. The small reception area is friendly and welcoming. This hotel doesn't accept bill back, so be prepared to pay for your room when you check in. I stayed in room 12 on the ground floor behind the fake plant with half an inch of real dust on the fake leaves. The room was very cold with single glazed windows, there was dust on most surfaces, the shower curtain had seen better ideas and there was only hot water in the en-suite and no tea / coffee making facilities or toiletries. The room was small with a desk and 2 single beds squeezed in so I was relieved I was only there for one night.
The restaurant was nicely presented and the bar staff were friendly. No gin but a pleasant (Freisian?) dry white wine was a good substitute. The menu was all meat dishes but the chef kindly prepared a vegetarian tagliatelle dish for me and it was very tasty indeed. The breakfast buffet was a bit lacking but I only left myself 10 minutes anyway so a bowl of cereal and a coffee on the hoof was adequate.
There was a large screen in the restaurant showing football but the volume was off so it didn't take over the room, thankfully.
I don't expect to be back in Drachten soon but there are a few alternatives in the area that I'll try before I'd stay at Emjee again (known locally as Marathon) with its likeness to Travelodge rather than Best Western. It's a shame really because the staff were very friendly and I felt welcome but it was just a bit grotty and in need of curtains that aren't see-through. Nice views of the garden but not convinced the neighbouring houses don't cop an eyeful on a regular basis!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Emjee Hotel

Address: Eikesingel 64, 9203 PA Drachten, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Drachten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Drachten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Emjee Hotel 2*
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