This hotel was our final stop on a tour of Northern Europe. We loved the old architecture of this hotel, and how the contemporary features and lighting complemented it in a warm, inviting way. Our 20- something old daughters were in total agreement. The rooms were quiet and comfortable, the bathrooms were stylish and a good size. We kept having to remember to turn in our large, traditional keys every time we left - a challenge sometimes. Every evening, the staff sent us a treat with bottled water - a nice touch. The front staff was very helpful, arranging transportation, tickets for the museums and directions to local restaurants ( "Le Bouef", was walking distance and perfect).
We liked the Hotel's location- in the museum district. It felt very safe and there was a great little restaurant directly across the street, where the owner serenaded us with his accordion. There was also a contemporary cafe close by that served both lunch and breakfast with good service with an outdoor area that was more affordable than the hotel's restaurant.
The only downside was lunch at the hotel restaurant. The service was unbelievably slow. It took almost 2 hours to have lunch. We watched our waitress attend to other tasks after we kindly requested water. I understand that they are students, but there needed to be someone who was supervising them, so they could learn their trade! Delightful help, but so slow, that we chose other restaurants to eat at. We did have dinner there and it was delicious.
Would we come back? In a heartbeat!
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