Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Erica4.0 out of 5.0
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...that begins the 2nd of May 2017. But first, let me introduce you what I'm doing at this very right moment: I'm lied down in bed dressed over the sheets totally stoned: I've been doing a walk on the woods with my beautiful husband and our baby dog. Yeah! That's great! They take dogs in their hotel! We come from two other hotels (one in Bruges and the other one in Aachen) where they accepted dogs as well, without any extra free! So we thought that would be free also because on the website neither of booking or the official they don't say anything about any extra charge. The point is that we arrived to that amazing hotel surrounded with trees in a beautiful forest and the first thing they tell me is that I have to pay 15€ extra for the dog. But there's no problem on that, I understand that having a dog in the room may be an extra effort for cleaning, and it's a 4 stars hotel, so we understood that part. The funny thing arrives now, when we go to the elevator and it looks quite old-fashioned, like took from the 60's. But it's cool, it looks retro! The corredor on the second floor leaded us to the door of our bedroom, not retro neither beautiful. And what about speaking of the inside of the room? 1. The style: you just have to take a look to the brown strips from the wall paper, the curtains, the violet carpet, the mirror-wall of the bathroom, the ceiling,... 2. There is no wall or door that separates the bathroom from the bedroom, just an ikea wardrobe put in the middle of the space creating a kind of arch with no door where you can see perfectly who is inside the bathroom thanks to the mirror wall that reflects everything. 3. There is no cold water! Funny thing, right? We use it for washing your hands, our face, our teeth, for drinking... And there isn't any! 4. Do you know those little pots of shampoo and bath soap? Also, missing. But there is a dispenser in the wall with a gel (remember that we are in a 4 stars hotel). 5. One other missing thing: towels. We just had 3 towels: a big towel for each one of us and another one for the floor. But they give you free tissues for drying your hands off. And save the Amazona and that stuff. 6. Next to the bed there is as door that leads to hole of the elevator, so useless. 7. We can hear what the guests next door are speaking about. And that's all for now. Thanks for joining us in this amazing adventure in this cosy hotel.
Firstly, Nijmegen great place! Loads of good quality shops bars places to eat. The July Marching festival.. Sounds boring?.. Best ever, soooo much to do.. What an experience! Hotel Erica, the only place with availability. 4km outside Nijmegen. First impressions.. This is ok, Ground floor, quite well presented, terrace and dinning area ok.. I'm thinking this might not be so bad... The moment you walk to the stairs and lift area.. The whole thing starts to unravel!.. The rooms, well let just say they are NOT luxury, let me explain,.. We have all had hotel rooms that are ..let's say .. On the "tired" side.. These rooms .. Are Rip Van-winkle!!! Dreadful. I'm not a moaner so I will not go into the list off moans about what's wrong and how they can improve etc..they are basic and obvious so don't need pointing out.. This review is more just to say to readers don't expect to much and build your hopes up, if you are a complainer .. Then either dodge this place, or if you get off on winging then this is a place that will send you to paradise it would be Disney world for complainers..you'd have the time of you life!! Positives. Staff do try hard to be attentive, they are polite.. There are staff better trained than others and they do attempt to make you feel welcomed and looked after Top tips.. Get the bus if going into the town it is €3 one way u can't get a return, get off at main station it is in the centre.... Avoid cab drivers They charge on time NOT .. Distance so for a 4 km cab journey I was charged €27!!, another time 22.. The bus is clean and has free wifi. Breakfast is small selection but is nice and of good quality, morning coffee is decent too.
We stayed at the Fletcher Hotel Erica for two nights as part of our long weekend in Holland. Upon arriving at the hotel we were greeted by very well kept grounds and an impressive looking building. We arrived slightly earlier than the scheduled book-in (we arrived at 11:30am) and were told that we were not allowed to check in early. However, as we had booked a day out we were allowed to leave out baggage in reception and collect when we checked in later that evening. The restaurant and bar area looked really nice as did the conference facilities. When we checked in we were given a slip of paper which gave us a brief description of the amenities but were given no indication by the check-in staff. The hotel area is in need of a redecoration and some areas are beginning to look somewhat out of date. However, it was very clean and our room overlooked the grounds which was really nice. The room itself was clean, well presented and very spacious for the money paid. The furniture was dated but we considered this a very minor point bearing in mind the cost of the room. Our only real complaint, which is not directly the hotels fault was that there was a group of people sitting outside by the bar area until 1:00am and they were not very courteous to those of us who wanted to sleep. Without airconditioning in the room we had no alternative but to keep the windows open and the noise transferred like they were sitting on our balcony. We would have no hesitation in booking this hotel again, as long as the price continues to reflect the value of the room.
We stayed for 11 nights and had a great time ( on a course) We were so so well looked after . Very friendly and accommodating staff . Lovely walks in the woodlands . Comfortable and clean, quiet rooms . Fresh tasty food and plenty of it with our vegetarian needs catered for . Many thanks . Home from home!
The area around the hotel is wonderful for biking and hiking, but it is quite a stretch to call it a four star establishment. Luckily the price was also not what you'd expect from a 4 star hotel. After 9 years in the Netherlands I've come to accept the fact that restaurant servers here are slow to notice you, but this was a new low. After 15 minutes of sitting there alone, I finally managed catch the attention of one of the four servers on duty. He while he did manage to provide me a menu, neither he nor his colleagues could be bothered to take my order. All in all, after literally 30 minutes I gave up, disappointed and hungry. Luckily, there are a few alternatives nearby in Berg en Daal called, 'In geuren en kleuren' and 'Tante Koosje' both of which I heartily recommend. Aside from the negatives (poor restaurant service, old carpeting in the hallways and the sauna which is not worth paying extra for), the positives (€70 / night, beautiful location with abundant hiking/biking trails and museums nearby) were enough to make it worthwhile...just.
Stayed one night and was disappointed as the website makes it look really nice. The good points are that the hotel is in a nice location and setting and parking is free. Also free wifi. Now why I don't think this is anything like four stars - the hotel is incredibly dated. The decor is in need of repair and a makeover and the carpets have seen better days. The hotel is poorly staffed. No one serving in the bar. We managed to get one drink after half an hours wait and then the bar person disappeared so no chance of a second drink! No tea or coffee making facilities in the room. No air conditioning and it was a hot day at 30 degrees. Outdated bathroom. I would say this is pushing three stars but wouldn't recommend it for anymore than one night.
I stayed here for one night in May 2015, in between two appointments in the area. To start with the good news: the hotel is in a beautiful and quiet location, in the East of The Netherlands. The reception desk was welcoming, and wifi-reception was free and good. Now the bad news: I stayed in the original part of the hotel (there is also a wing that has been built in the 1980's or so). The rooms in this part of the hotel are dated (despite the seemingly recently added wallpaper) and in need of maintenance. The room was very noisy, as the wall seemed to be made of cardboard. The bed consisted, as often found in The Netherlands, of two single beds, which is awkward enough. However, here the beds had 2 wheels at the head end, which resulted in the appearance of a "crevasse" during the night. Not very comfortable... I did not use the services of the restaurant, so I cannot judge those.
We only stayed here the one night and were very pleased with the location of the hotel, in the middle of a wooded area so very peaceful, and the room was more than adequate if a little dated and the staff were helpful so no complaints, the most impressive thing for us was the included breakfast, fantastic selection of all you wanted buffet style which for the price we paid we thought was very good indeed, would recommend.
My wife and I stay at Hotel Erica (Now it is Fletcher) Every time we come to The Netherlands, breakfast is included, wonderful helpful staff. Sit on the patio with your coffee or inside-very clean. Elevator is from the 1930s Pretty Cool.. Slow but works perfectly- Rooms on the back are better, you get a view of the woods and it is quieter. My wife is from Holland so we would not stay at this Hotel if it was not excellent. Get a bicycle too and ride around the woods in the back(perfectly safe) or on the road in front of the Hotel. Take your car and drive around the "Berg and Dal" area. Lots of things in area to see in the Nijmegen area. Mr and Mrs Burkhalter (from Orlando, Fla and Macon Georgia area)
The hotel was located in a forest area but was only 10 minutes from Nijmegen with the car. It was very quiet and calm. We ate at the restaurant which was pretty good. The rooms were clean, neat and pretty big but didn't offer anything special. Only minor problem we had was that there were 2 single beds and when one of us was in the middle, one of the beds would roll away. So we slept on a single bed, which was cozy.
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