The hotel staff were excellent, with ready smiles and helpful in every ways.
The rooms were excellent, clean and with the right amount of space.
The only problem I had was that my room card consistently had problems. I had to reset it everytime I had to use it. In the morning, after work, after dinner, etc. It's a card that is only good for one time use and the problem persist even after the staff changed a new card for me.
There are a few supermarkets nearby and if you walk a bit further with directions, you will find Albert Heijn for a better selection.
The train and bus stations are a stone's throw from the hotel and therefore, you do not need to drag your luggage over a long distance.
Behind the hotel is a shopping belt (town centre) with a wide variety of shops but don't expect good brands in this little town. I return to the hotel around 7pm daily and most shops including some restaurants were closed. The town becomes almost empty and scary at night, but that means a good and quiet rest in the hotel itself.
The only thing that I do not like about this hotel is its pricey breakfast and relative room rates. For that price I would be able to get a respectable hotel in Enschede, which is a lifelier town with breakfast thrown in. My new staff did not know the place well and simply booked a Hengelo hotel for me while I was busy with other stuff, when the nearby Enschede would be much better.
In summary, this is a good hotel within a quiet town. Excellent for those who are here for business and simply want to return to their rooms after a day's work to rest and nothing else.
A word of advice would be to book through a third party website like booking.com and not directly with the hotel to get better rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hampshire City Hotel - Hengelo is easy to reach by car and train. Ideal for a weekend away in the heart of Twente. Certainly if you really fancy a shop till you drop. In Hengelo itself there are surprisingly attractive and original shops, which are included in the special shopping walk route (highly recommended!). But there's also perfect shopping in various cities just over the German border. ... more less
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