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“Weekend away ” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nol in 't Bosch

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Nol in 't Bosch
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Wageningen
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Weekend away ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Find the hotel very beautiful. Staff are kind but simple. Restaurant food is very expensive for what u get. Please don't take the beef burgundy. It was €26 and it looked like oxtail soup. Made a complaint, simple waiter told me that there was 200 grams in it, as I have cooked myself this dish many times, I can tell u it struggled to have a 100 grams. But in a beautiful environment.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I stayed for three nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were a bit dated, though the beds were great. The hotel restaurant is quite good.
All in all I was reasonably happy and would return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JMac-Perth
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

My family of four needed to attend a religious convention in the small village of Bennekom, Netherlands in the weekend. To avoid the travel up and down we decided to look for an affordable hotel not too far from the venue. Through the website Trivago.com we found this hotel, what seemed to be a loveable hotel in the forests surrounding the Dutch town of Wageningen. It was not real expensive but not cheap. So I had some expectations on the quality as they advertise as a four star hotel.
We booked the family room, which had a good size. On one side there was the double bed and at the other side two single beds it had a small table in the middle. It had a desk for the laptop and another one with a mirror to make up. The decoration was to my opinion outdated. Our first sense was that the room hasn’t been used for a while as it had a musty smell. As the carpet is dark it was not easy to see if it was clean. But the bathroom curtain revealed that cleaning wasn’t that thorough (see photo). Furthermore there was very little toilet paper left with no new roll. So we did not feel comfortable with the room’s hygienic state.
There is no climate control in the room and it happened to be one of the warmest nights ever in Holland. There was just small fan in the room and we decided to use that one for the kids. They told us that the hotel was fully booked and there was no other fan available for us. So sleeping was very difficult.
Still, one of the most annoying things is the fact that it was quite difficult to find the necessary information in the room. For instance, at what time is breakfast? How to get an iron and an ironing board? Very basic information that should be available in the room. And as we arrived late, we needed to go for all these simple requests to the reception desk that wasn’t manned permanently (there is no 24 hour reception). I asked for the breakfast time and they informed me that it was 07.00. But the next morning at seven, everything was closed and no way to contact anyone because the reception desk was empty. I called the hotel phone number and after a while the owner picked up and apologised for her staff as breakfast in the weekend was at 08.00. She was so friendly to make us something because we needed to be on our way.
I need to make the owner a compliment because she arranged staff for the next morning to serve breakfast at seven. My general feeling is that the website gives the impression of a modern hotel. The reality is that this is a country site family owned hotel that has not modernised enough. And even though the wifi worked well on the first floor where I stayed, I had the sense of a 3 (not 4) star hotel that “lost track of time”.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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South of England
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70 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Basically this is a good small hotel but it lets itself down by a lack of attention to detail. The public areas are charming, the bedrooms are very quiet and very clean, the woodland setting is delightful, the restaurant food was very good, but whilst some facilities were excellent others were not. The bedrooms are acceptably "out-of-fashion" but the spacious bathrooms need updating (modern shower, better lighting and mirrors that make it possible to see to shave, better selection of toiletries). Parts of what I understood to be a non-smoking hotel were imbued with what appeared to be cigar smoke probably from a staff room or office. Wifi was very poor. Breakfast was ordinary. Similarly for staff: some were excellent but others seemed at a loss: so bar and restaurant service varied greatly, which is a great pity as obviously some staff do know what constitutes good service and seemed embarrassed that this could not be provided. Finally, there was no gin of any type available in the bar - in a Dutch hotel! These concerns could be easily remedied, so it is possible that I would stay at the hortel again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PeterRL
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Level Contributor
126 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is situated in woodland area a few km from town. It's a nice area to go running. Hotel is quite old fashioned and could benefit from some refurbishment. My room was very dark with a tiny shower room. Breakfast was very poor; limited choice with no service. Maybe I was unlucky?

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank changelingscuba
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Hoensbroek, Limburg, Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

This small clean hotel was a solid choice for our weekend getaway. It wasn't anything special, but it wasn't uncomfortable either. Since the room was small, we made use of the common areas and the nearby forest to keep ourselves entertained. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Shayla L
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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

This hotel is very welcoming and accommodating, very comfortable and has a homely feel that makes for a very enjoyable stay. My economy single room was really comfortable, wonderfully soft bed and bedding and plenty of room for luggage and storage. I stayed here for three nights during an unusual heatwave in the Netherlands, and was grateful for the small balcony (ground floor rooms have a patio) to sit at the laptop on. Views of the garden and woods, it was a very peaceful spot.

The hotel has a large breakfast room and breakfast buffet is well stocked and replensihed every morning. The restaurant is excellent, lovely seating indoors and outdoors. The vegetarian option is the different nightly "chef's special", and was delicious, carefully prepared and well presented every time. Gorgeous desserts as well, good drink selection, friendly waiters. It was a lovely place and in a great posotion for walking or cycling - inviting footpaths led off from the garden and park across the road, I wish I'd been there on vacation rather than business!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Concrete_City
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Property: Nol in 't Bosch
Address: Hartenseweg 60, 6704 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Gelderland Province > Wageningen
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Wageningen
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Hotel Class:4 star — Nol in 't Bosch 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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