Hotel Nagel was for us a stop-over during a long drive from Scandinavia to Brussels. It lies at the german - dutch border, in a small town with industrial estates and not much else.
The hotel has been built after the war, it looks like any run-of-the-mill small hotel. The only exception are two enormous nails ("nagel" in german) which have been erected in the beer garden. In discussion with the host we heard, that the original buildings on the same spot were destroyed during a bombing raid in the last days of the war. Several photograps did show the old hotel as it was in the beginning of the 1900's.
In conversation with the very friendly host we heard that he was actually the third generation to run this hotel and his son is already learning the trade.
The rooms were spacious, spotlessly clean, good beds. The hotel restaurant serves typical german food but closes quite early. The breakfast was very good.
Altogether a positive surprise, the conversations with our host opened us the picture of a long hospitality tradition in a small town between two nations!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking