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Holiday Inn Express Utrecht - Papendorp

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was located away from the main area of the city, more like a business park, so there were very few people around the weekend of my stay. But this also means it's not easily accessible. Luckily I had rented a car. Liked the available free parking. The free breakfast was very good. The staff was young but very pleasant and helpful. The rooms were modern and nicely appointed although I would have liked a safe in the room for storing my passports and other valuables. I understand this hotel use to be an office building, which would explain the uniqueness of the building. Bathroom had just a shower but it was also very stylish and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The desk area had plenty of outlets to use. Overall very pleasant but it was off the beat and path, which is both good and bad. I think it was a good value for the money that I paid. I would seriously consider staying there again but again, it wasn't close to University of Utrecht or the center of the city.

Lovely clean hotel, easy check-in and very quiet area. The hotel is located in a quiet business area but the city is easily well served by public transport ( bus ). We did book this hotel via ( ) because it 'offers airport shuttle transfer' - however when we rang the hotel itself to arrange our pick-up we discovered this is no longer a service which they provide - at that stage it was too late to cancel the booking. However this was apparently the fault of as it is no longer on the actual Holiday Inn hotel website - so we had to pay for the transfer ourselves ( eeeek!) Great breakfast selection available, a fairly decent bar and very amicable reception staff!

The hotel is located in a very quiet business park with most rooms having a good view, no looking at a brick wall of the club next door. Bus service is a few minutes away and a short ride to Utrecht centre. One can rent a bicycle from the front desk and paths to everywhere are just out the door. Check in is very professional with questions answered in many languages, the process to checkin went smoothly. Our room was well presented and clean, the bathrooms are especially nice with the feeling of clean and contemporary design that is way above equivalent hotels. The hotel and area is very quiet hence a very quiet and comfortable sleep. The breakfast is a highlight with plenty of choices well laid out and very efficient and friendly staff looking after everything. Food was fresh and varied, I tried a different coffee everyday. To summarize, yes I would highly recommend the H.I.Express in Papendorp for all the reasons above and more.

We wanted somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This Hotel is obviously for the business people BUT, it is lovely and quiet, clean and very well laid out. The staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. Plenty of cheap transport to get to town (only 8 mins away by bus) Highly recommended for a restful break.

Great place to stay, nice staff, nice breakfast and modern rooms. It is situated a bit far from the town center, but it was not an issue as we traveled by car and the staff was very helpful advising which buses and trains you can take to get where you need. A bus stop is nearby and it was very easy to commute to Amsterdam city center.

We stayed there for three days. It is located 30 minutes away from Amsterdam but it costs like 15-18 euros per person a round trip from the hotel to the city. First you need to take the bus two blocks away to get the Utrecht central station, then take the train to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or any other city you want to go. It is a good choice if you want to save some money compared to hotels in the city (we got a good deal so it was a good choice), but consider how much money you need to spend traveling. The Hotel is clean, comfortable, looks like new, good breakfast, nice staff. TIP: Train station closes from 1am to 6am (Amsterdam and Utrecht). If you are going out at night in Amsterdam, make sure you get to utrecht before train station closes.

Arriving here hot and bothered after a long day the queue to check in was shocking. It took half an hour or more. The bar was right next to check in and they didn't think to pour some cold drinks to distract us from the wait. How can it be so time consuming to pay an all in rate on a credit card. Come on guys. Just not good enough for a worldwide fast travel chain. I hope my stay in Perth Scotland in a few weeks is better as my kids will go nuts if they have to wait so long.

however service was good, rooms clean and breakfast better than average free parking too otherwise just some hotel in some out-of-the-way business park so then after we needed more words and more words

When planning a trip to Amsterdam, you'll quickly realize the prices are high. If you have a car, this hotel is perfect for a fun weekend trip. It's ~30 minutes to Amsterdam and ~10 minutes to Utrecht (a city that I highly recommend visiting). There's plenty of free parking. I have no complaints about the breakfast, there's something for everyone.

Stayed whilst cycling thru Holland. Hotel booked last minute. Continental Breakfast included and good selection. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hotel little bit out of city but only 8 minutes or so on bus which is every 10 minutes or so straight to central station.

Van Deventerlaan 10 Utrecht

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Holiday Inn Express Utrecht - Papendorp places you within a few miles (5 km) of Holland Casino Utrecht and Beatrix Theater. This 118-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. Jaarbeurs and Meeting Plaza Utrecht are also near this Utrecht hotel.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Holiday Inn Express Utrecht - Papendorp's 118 rooms are soundproofed and provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express Utrecht - Papendorp features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. There's free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible (MOBILITY)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 427 reviews