A quick choice from a booking site led to a lovely, relaxed weekend. The hotel has a centric location in Hengelo, near shops and restaurants and close to the station, and the rooms are spacious. The bathroom had a bathtub and a shower and still a lot of free room in the middle, big and comfortable. The bed could have been a bit better, and the pillows deserve an upgrade. However, the decor was pleasant, with warm colours, not the boring hotel beige you can someties see.
Bikes were available for 8.50 per day and they were good, sturdy but light, reliable bikes, we made a tour of about 40-50 kms, via Enschede through the German border and back.
Staff are easy-going, very friendly and helpful, in a no-nonsense way. There is a parking place just opposite and it costs 13 EUR per night, but staff will be pleased to advise you where to go for free parking (not too far, actually, just cross under the train lane.
All in all: the hotel contributed to a very enjoyable weekend in Twente, recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A newly constructed (2003) and very contemporary hotel in the heart of the centre of Hengelo located only 150 metres from the main train station. There are 100 hotelrooms, 3 of them are corner rooms and 2 suites. Every hotel floor offers its own theme, such as Hengelo, Art, Travelling and Theatre, and has been decorated accordingly. The Star Cafe Diner, a cafe where you can sit back and relax and enjoy the richly detailed decor. The abundance of restaurants and cafes make for a vibrant nightlife. Feel more than welcome in Hampshire City Hotel Hengelo! Certified with the Silver Green Key. ... more less
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