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NH Groningen Hotel de Ville

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for a week in November 2016 on a business trip. The hotel has a great central location, the room was spacious & comfortable. The choice at breakfast was also very good. Hotel is situated about a 5 min walk from town center and is close to many good restaurants & bars. The Hotel staff were friendly, efficient, and always helpful.

I really loved this hotel. Stayed here 5 nights. Our room overlooked the inside courtyard. Very beautiful and peaceful. You can sit inside or outside. There us bar service. One evening some guests were up late outside right outside my window. I asked the front desk if they could move inside, which they handled immedately and very politely. Every afternoon the hotel sits out fresh water and small treats. In the morning there are apples. Beds were comfortable. Plenty of towels. This is not high end, but it was really very nice and I would stay here again. Only complaints: no clocks in the rooms and poor bathroom lighting.

This hotel is nothing for a short business trip. If you stay just one night and even if you choose a high rate they give you a bad room. After I got into my room I saw directly that it is in front of a busy road with a koffie shop just next to the hotel. I ask to change the room but the reception operator refused it. So I could not sleep the whole night. Bad service and not clean at all. Maybe I had the wrong room.

It's a chain hotel and you feel that but perfectly adequate and you know that you're getting a certain standard. Efficient and friendly staff. Shocking wi-fi. Do not advertise free wi-fi if it is not functional . This seems to be a NH thing because the same applied at NH Hotel Utrecht and the staff seemed aware of the issue. We had excellent wi-fi everywhere else in Holland. Despite borrowing a laptop from reception,the only time wi-fi worked properly was 4.30 am- we had to set an alarm to try to send urgent emails! Despite requesting a quiet room, we were assigned a room directly above the main meeting room and patio in the hotel which meant noise disruption. Nasty stain on carpet in entrance could be covered by a runner or rug.

Very good hotel, conveniently located near to the center of Groningen.Easy walking distance to town center. Breakfast choices very good. We used the hotel as base when visiting the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

I stayed there for 4 nights on a business trip and everything is good at this hotel. It is conveniently located near the grote markt where you can take the bus anywhere. There are also a lot of nice restaurants around. The breakfast is great as usual in Nh hotels. Staff are also nice and friendly.

I am writing this review under the assumption that people who read TripAdvisor might put attention on Internet-availability when choosing a hotel. For me a working WiFi connection in my room is as essential as running hot water (much less essential than a minibar) and a key point I expect from any hotel these days. I have been staying in the NH Groningen Hotel de Ville for a total of five days in May 2017. My room was in the 3rd floor (305 to be precise). Already at the first day I realized that the WiFi connection in my room had very weak strength. I would like to note that this has been an issue of WiFi coverage and not of free vs. purchased WiFi. The hotel offers both options but the difference is not the download speed, but the amount of data one is allowed to download. Without working connection this becomes irrelevant. I then complained at the hotel staff and after some back and forth they told me that their equipment is old, that they are aware of the problem and that there is nothing they can do. I talked to many people during my stay (since I had to spend a lot of time in the lobby where the Internet worked) and saw that I was not alone with my problem. WiFi seems to be absent on the entire 3rd floor, weak on the 2nd floor and somehow working on the 1st floor. Since the issue was severe, did not improve in any way over the 5 days and seems to be widespread in the hotel, I cannot recommend NH Groningen Hotel de Ville to anyone. I do not plan to return to NH Groningen Hotel de Ville again. The other hotel facilities are fine (but not exceptional) and there is really no reason whatsoever to stay at the NH Groningen Hotel de Ville in my view.

The hotel occupies an old building and is centrally situated, a few minutes walk from the Grote Markt and the Martinikerk. Nice to hear the carillon playing regularly throughout the day! The public areas of the hotel have been tastefully decorated and modernised. My room however seemed a bit dated, although it was clean and there was more space to put stuff than in some other hotels I have stayed at. There is a secluded courtyard at the back of the hotel and a very comfortable lounge with a bar - the bar is not permanently staffed though so not easy to get a drink especially when the reception staff are so busy. Overall though service is very good and staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is excellent, fresh, well-prepared and plenty of variety. The Bistro 't Gerecht is well worth a visit - fine dining and good value. The manager also works very hard to make sure all the customers get first class service even when the restaurant is very busy. Not a luxurious hotel but very comfortable and good value for money. I would stay here again.

Great location, nice rooms, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bed, cozy breakfast area and Nespresso coffee at the reception - I can recommend, at least for a few-nights business trip definitely!

Hotel is in a great location in the city centre. Staff was friendly. I booked a non-smoking room but the room I got had recently been smoked in. They changed rooms straight away so that was solved but general impression is that the interior of the rooms and hallways feels somewhat dated and worn.

Oude Boteringestraat 43 Groningen

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grote Markt and Groninger Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Grote Markt is within a 5-minute walk of NH Groningen Hotel de Ville while other popular sites like Groninger Museum are within a 15-minute stroll. This 66-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Groningen and also a short walk from University of Groningen and Universiteitsmuseum.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of NH Groningen Hotel de Ville's 66 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

NH Groningen Hotel de Ville features free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. Valet parking is available for EUR 19 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 556 reviews