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NH Groningen Hotel de Ville

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Perfect location for exploring Groningen, Friendly staff and good and clean accommodation. Easy parking and also by train easy to reach approximately 15 minutes walking. Breakfast was good and facilities good for business and leisure.

The hotel is centrally located in the city, just minutes walk from the centre. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean although the interior (as you can see on the photos) is from the 1990's. The shower is in the bath, something to take care with if you have mobility issues. The breakfast buffet has enough choice for everyone.

I stayed in this nice hotel for 3 nights. The location is great and very close to university, supermarkets, and restaurants. Nice and friendly staff too. Breakfast is also great with lots of varieties and fresh fruits.

Small hotel right in the city center. Due to the location, it can get a bit noisy on a weekend night (but nothing that prevented me from having a great sleep). Big, comfortable rooms and good service and attention. The restaurant is highly recommended, but it was fully booked so I could not experience it. The bar is really cosy, with a wonderful open fire and very comfortable armchairs an sofa's.

Very happy with the experience, thank you. Breakfast is wonderful. Warm and welcoming environment. Staff is friendly and helpful in making any needed connections. Room was comfortable and cleaning staff did an excellent job.

I travel frequently, and am a member of the NH hotel loyality program. This was by far the worst NH Hotel I've stayed in.They are usually a fantastic choice. This hotel has several positive qualities: great location, lovely warm fires in the lobby and the lounge, comfortable clean beds, and reasonable prices for the rooms. Unfortunately, I think we had the bad fortune of staying at the same time mediocre or poor staff were scheduled. We really did not receive what I would consider welcoming hospitality or kind treatment until we were checking out when someone inquired earnestly how our stay was. Prior to her, we were treated brusquely or ignored. As an example, all three times that I used the lovely lounge as a place to read, I had to ask for service. The last time, I sat for over an hour being absolutely ignored while the server attended to everyone in the lounge except me. When it was finally time to leave for a dinner reservation, I asked her why she ignored me. She didn't apologize. She said she just assumed I didn't want anything. I asked to speak to a manager and was told that he wasn't there. Upon checking in it would have been nice to briefly hear about what amenities -- restaurant, lounge, room service? -- were at our disposal (there was no info in the room, either). When I inquired, I was told the breakfast was 19.95 pp, which is a bit pricey for my morning tastes, especially with several cafes and bakeries in walking distance, so I can not speak to it. As for the rooms themselves, ours was small (which we don't mind) and very, very worn, but the linens and towels were clean. The toilet had a terrible odor when we arrived and needed to be flushed a few times. Maybe it had been unused for a long time? It may be worth noting that they did not clean or wipe down our room daily, rather just replaced supplies and emptied the trash. The floor was not vacuumed nor the shower wiped down during our stay. I was traveling with my son who is considering University there. I specifically requested separate, twin beds, and even checked again before arriving that we would have that accomodation. Despite the reassurances, the beds were set up together and my son and I had to push them apart ourselves, rearranging the furniture of the room in the process. Our room (220) was relatively quiet, despite the fact that it overlooks an elementary school next door (but we are early risers, so the morning activity didn't bother us). We will likely be back in Gronignen several times over the next years, but we won't be staying here.

If you like orange walls, red carpet, dark rooms and a bathroom equipped with only one towel, this is your place. I have stayed here several times, always hoping for a better experience, but with no luck, the definition of insanity? The rooms are decidedly unfriendly to women travelers, no full length mirrors, no deadlocks on the doors and impossible to control the temperature. My advice, find another hotel unless you are looking for a budget hotel and a place to get out of the rain.

Stayed one night when we were stranded due to storms. Looks tiny from the street but cavernous once inside! We got the last room in the hotel which was 195 euros (without breakfast). Chosen as it was walking distance to a music venue we were going to at the end of the street. Beautiful decor & furniture. Had a cosy nightcap in the "conservatory/ orangery" by the open fire which was lovely. Customer service excellent. Only complaint is that we woke up to hear/ see small school children screaming in their playground right beneath our window! We hadn't seen this on arrival as it was dark. Would stay again.

I spent only one night but it was very nice. Friendly reception staff and the room was very big and very clean. the price was very good for the service I received. Located in the center it is perfect to reach any other location in town. Easy parking facilities directly on the street or in parking houses.

Visited Groningen for the first time for business and chose this hotel for central location to the city. Though weather was a bit cold for exploring too much, it was very close by walking to restaurants and the center of town. The hotel itself is of the older European style, so don't expect the most modern hotel in this university town. Yes, actual metal keys are required to lock and unlock the door, and don't look for a thermostat on the wall, you need to adjust the radiator for heat. But service was good, and the breakfast (extra) was fine with European cold meats and cheeses, bread, fruit, cereal and yogurt, and bacon/sausage and scrambled eggs. But the biggest complaint as mentioned by another was the poor wifi reception in the room (better in the lobby).

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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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 612 reviews