This eco-friendly hotel on the main Utrecht canal is centrally located within easy walking distance from the Dom Church, town hall, shops and station.
The Miffy square (Nijntje pleintje) with Miffy statue is just across the bridge on the other side of the canal. (Miffy/Nijntje is a small female rabbit and main character in Dick Bruna's picture books.)
Behind the original heavy door and a long corridor you will find an unexpectedly large and light reception area, breakfast room and garden.
Every one of the 9 bedrooms is different. We stayed in Cosy Small (nr. 6) which was cosy, clean and tasteful, but not exactly small. It contained a mini bar, a Nespresso coffee machine with 3 pods, an electric kettle and unusual selection of tea bags.
On the wall there is a TV and a hat stand with plenty of hangers. There is a rocking chair partially covered by a long piece of multi-coloured knitting to which guests can add extra rows, a dressing table with 2 small side cupboards, and 2 bedside tables. There is however nowhere to put your suitcase apart from on the floor, and no wardrobe to keep your clothes in. This particular room is therefore less suitable for long-stay guests.
The spacious bathroom is well stocked with MALIN+GOETZ toiletries, made from natural ingredients for sensitive skins, which I liked particularly since I don't normally dare use hotel shower gels.
Air conditioning, hair dryer and free WiFi are useful extras.
The large balcony at the back is shared with the room next to it, but separated from it by 2 long containers with bamboo.
Breakfast is extra and available at various price levels. The cheapest option is 8 euros and contains a croissant and small roll, butter and jam, orange juice, coffee or tea, a boiled egg, and fresh fruit from the bar.
As in all old Dutch houses there is no lift and the stairs are steep, but you will be offered help with getting your luggage up or down.
The owner and staff are young and exceptionally helpful and welcoming. Every effort is made to make guests as comfortable as possible. This is definitely a place to return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mary K Hotel is a green deluxe art-hotel situated in a 18th century canal house on the well known 'Oudegracht' in downtown Utrecht. She accommodates nine rooms of various sizes and themes. We divided them in Cosy Small, Comfortable Medium and Large Deluxe. But every single one of them is totally different. For example "the Bedstead", where you can eat, sleep, read or watch television while watching the boats pass by. 'The Greenhouse", where you can rest yourself in a retro relaxed atmosphere with a sliding door towards the garden. And 'the Royal Rooftop" a suite with a beautiful canal view. Especially at night when the light come out. The whole interior of the Mary K Hotel was designed together with Utrecht based artists. Although Mary K offers you the comforts of a luxury hotel, we aim for the atmosphere to be laid-back, friendly and personal. We can safely say that we are one of the greenest hotels in Utrecht. During the development and renovation process, we have sourced our materials carefully. And now that we are up and running we do everything we can to work as environmentally friendly as possible. Just because we think that this is the only right way to run our business. ... more less
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