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“Still cute and charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel les Charmes

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Hotel les Charmes
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Maastricht
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Stockholm, Sweden
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Still cute and charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

Was here for the third time in about six years. It's still a very cute and charming hotel, just four minutes away from the very center of Maastricht but very quiet in a cobblestone street. Breakfast room also very pleasant, wireless Internet for free, what do you want more? Maybe within some years it's time do a little bitbof renovation work on some rooms, before they get old. Also, I would be happy with breakfast slightly healthier. But it's all details.
PS for good espresso, go to Coffeelovers, in the university building (see website for exact address)

  • Stayed October 2011
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

This well kept, old building is a few steps away from the happening city centre. Staff is very friendly.

The room was not large, but sufficient. The bathtub was beautiful!

Breakfast is basic.

Parking is 100 meters from hotel, make a reservation for this, they have limited parkingspace!

Be prepared to carry your luggage up some stairs, there is no elevator.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2010

This is a nice small hotel with very good service. The rooms are nice but a little basic.

its quaint and has a charm about it! Nice for a short stay and centrally located.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2009

We stayed at the hotel overnight with my parents and our two children. The hotel is located in a very charming, cobblestone street near the Vrijthof. The location is wonderful as the main sights are within easy walking distance. The hotel itself is quite lovely - from the entrance, breakfast room and sitting room. The staff were wonderful, very welcoming and helpful. The rooms are less charming and nothing special, yet offer the basics. It is a shame that the same charm from the ground floor isn't present in the rooms. However, what the rooms lack in charm and character is more or less offset by the public areas of the hotel. If you are traveling with small children, be prepared to carry them up the stairs. We were there with a 2.5 year old and an infant and the stairs are narrow and steep, but quite okay. We were able to leave our buggy at the base of the stairs in a secure area, so we didn't find it a problem or inconvenience at all. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and had a comfortable night and a nice breakfast the next morning. If we were to go again, I think that we would likely look for another hotel yet wouldn't be too disappointed if we ended up here again.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2008

Stayed in hotel Les Charmes. Location and first floor look great. Service is ok. We stayed in room 8, the suite. Very dissapointing! The carpet and curtains had lots of stains! Not a "charming room". We expected a victorian decorated room. This was not the case. Cold and 'averidge' room. Too expensive.
We'll stay somewhere else next time.

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  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2008

I stayed at the Hotel Les Charmes for 2 nights last week with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. We had the two rooms on the top floor (4th), which felt very private. If you insist upon upscale, polished, and the latest in convenience/style . . . Les Charmes is not for you. If you prefer local charm/quaintness and can tolerate a little tiredness and idiosyncrasies in furnishings/bathrooms -- and no elevator -- then you will be very happy here. Les Charmes felt more like a private home than a hotel.

We were visiting our son, who is an exchange student at the Univ of Maastricht, and the location was perfect for that. The neighborhood is wonderful and in the heart of the historic district.

We had breakfast one morning in the lovely dining room and were so comfortable that we lingered there for at least an hour, chatting over coffee.

The staff was helpful -- with arranging transportation to the Brussels Airport and with recommending restaurants and making dinner reservations.

  • Stayed April 2008
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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2007

This is an aptly named hotel; charming in all the most wonderful ways. The rooms are nicely appointed, decorated with period photography, and unobtrusively themed. I stayed for two nights in the Lila de Kammer (Lilac Room), which had blue paint, lovely velvet curtains, vintage Victorian chandeliers and a magnificent view of surrounding architecture. The Les Charmes is in the Old Part of Maastricht, so lots of touristy stuff is within easy reach. Surrounded by a tantalizing blend of restaurants! "Ginger" is the name of the Japanese Restaurant just down the street … they have world class sashimi … and the Restaurant La Brouche, around the corner, has a charming owner who will make sure you feel special … and especially full! Try the Parisian steak … I did, and it was mouthwatering, especially followed by a the house red. The desk staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful, so long as you aren’t in a hurry … but if you take your time and smile, you’ll be richly rewarded.

Breakfast at the hotel is nothing remarkable, the typical cold ham, boiled egg and coffee, and it’s pricey, too, at 13 euros. But who stays at a hotel in Europe to eat breakfast? Besides, the dining room is airy and pleasant, a great place to fritter away the morning guzzling strong coffee and gabbing with your loved ones. For a cheaper breakfast alternative, you might try one of the excellent bakeries along the Tongersestraat. I would gladly stay at the Hotel Des Charmes again. In fact, it’s fair to say I was enchanted by the experience.

  • Stayed November 2006
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Property: Hotel les Charmes
Address: Lenculenstraat 18, 6211 KR Maastricht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Limburg Province > Maastricht
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Maastricht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel les Charmes 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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