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“More for the young at heart”
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Hotel Puur
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Venlo
Reviewed February 11, 2009

The Hotel Puur gives more the impression of a student hostel rather than a hotel, and must be very popular with backpackers in the Summer. The rooms are clean, but very small and basic and brought to mind the description of a Swedish prison cell I once read in 'Under Fire' by Simon Hayward - a very good book, and excellent holiday reading.

Venlo is very popular with Germans who shop at the huge market on a Saturday during the day, and visit one of the 5 or 6 'smoking bars' in the evening. Thankfully the town is car-free but you could just as easilly be mown down by a frenetic cyclist, so do watch out. There is an excellent multi-story car park very close to the hotel.

The main advantage of the Hotel Puur is it's location, in the centre of town, close to shops, restaurants and bars. Unfortunately this is also the main disadvantage. There were more people on the streets at 2:00am on a Sunday morning than there were at 2:00pm on Saturday aftermoon, even in early February. When they finished shouting at each other - at around 4:00-5:00am, a select few decided to return to the Hotel Puur and rearange the furniture, by dragging it across the wooden floors.

I can't say we had a bad weekend at the Puur, though I'd have preferred a bit more comfort. The staff are great, young and enthusiastic, the Venlo people are very welcoming, the local beers are great and the Chinese restaurant - The Lotus - is really superb. It's opposite the town hall. Venlo is a fun loving place, you got to take it as it comes.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2008

Business travel -- we chose it because it was right in the center of a beautiful village. It is a wonderful location near shops and good restaurants. The staff was helpful and breakfast was a variety of wonderful breads, "lunch meat," cheese, cereal, orange juice, fruit, boiled eggs and terrific coffee.

However, there was a price to be paid. The first floor room was small. No, not small…microscopic. When standing sideways in the bathroom, your hip touched the sink and your shoulder hit the door. The toilet literally protruded under the sink. If you like to watch TV… be warned – the screen on the wall mounted unit measured 13 inches.

The inhabitants of Venlo do not go to bed until very late during the week and most of them seemed to gather directly outside of my window. There were nocturnal herds of yelling, laughing, lads on weeknights. The Friday night fist fights started at 1AM – technically on Saturday, I suppose. If you choose this hotel (and there is much to recommend it) get a room on an upper floor a bit above the fray.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 21, 2008

Nice cozy 1 bedroom with exceptionally large bath room. Breakfast was great with good variety and in very stylish and modern kitchen.

Nicely located in the middle of Venlo downtown with easy access to shopping and food.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2017
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Room Tip: kamers aan de achterzijde zijn veel rustiger.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Parade 7a, 5911 CA Venlo, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Limburg Province > Venlo
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Venlo
Price Range: $87 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Puur 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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