The Best Western Plus City Hotel Gouda has a great location in the historical city center of Gouda, located right next to the Gouwe River. This brand new hotel which opened its doors in August 2012 has 101 rooms, a cozy bar, parking garage, meeting rooms and all facilities you may expect of a Best Western Plus hotel such as complimentary high-speed Internet through the entire hotel. Whether you come for a meeting, business, or leisure purpose, the Best Western Plus City Hotel Gouda has it all to make your stay a memorable one!
Best Western Plus
Check in and check out were slow as receptionist had to multi task. Was not recognized as a loyalty member and was not offered a complimentary drink either. Finally got our key and went to our room which had nice views only to find it hadn't been cleaned yet. Back down to reception and they were very apologetic and gave us a room a few doors down the hall. Unfortunately the view was of waste ground and trash cans. Room itself was spacious and nicely decorated. There was a fridge and kettle with tea and coffee. Airco didn't work very well it was hard to get it below 23 degrees. Slept well too. The hotel didn't offer a light breakfast so wandered into town to buy oj and a couple of croissants. Great car park next to/under the hotel with a special rate.
Really great hotel, close to the city center, clean and new. Breakfast too expensive, so we decided to look for options in the neighborhood. Really efficient staff, and there is a really good restaurant close by. Definitely would recommend it, the only weird thing is the shower area that has no doors, but you stay behind a wall and can be quite cold when leaving the shower, this doesn´t change the nice stay we had!
Wanted to stay somewhere for the cheese festival and it soon becomes apparent that its the only reason anyone goes to Gouda. The Best Western is on the edge of the centre so its easy to drive to and there is parking underneath. Its then a few minutes walk into the centre for restaurants and that vital cheese festival (don't expect too much...). The breakfast is a bit steep, but there are alternatives locally or get an inclusive package. The only weirdness is the shower on our family room, which didn't have a door. Some might find this a barrier to using the shower in the presence of family. I assume this is down to it being a 'wet room' (it certainly was, our towels were soaked after the mop up). All in all though, perfectly acceptable and a pleasant stay. A bit like Gouda really.
My second time in Gouda, this time for a wedding, and needed to find a hotel as we would have stayed with friends but their place was filled up with family. Not too many hotels in Gouda, but this one looked the best and did not disappoint. Friendly staff, great location, amazing breakfast included, clean and stylish rooms, and a large bathtub for relaxing soaks. I would highlt reccommend this hotel.
Stayed for an evening at the hotel. The rooms were spacious and well kept. Showers were adequate and the beds comfortable. Our friends had a flood in their room due to a faulty drain and were only given towels to stop water flow. The staff were not very helpful. We asked for a taxi to be called. After 45min, another guest took the taxi and the front desk offered no apology or follow up call to ensure we could get to the airport. We missed our opportunity to visit the Rotterdam city center and see the sights as the next one did not arrive for another 45min. The gentleman at the front desk, in particular, was rude and unapologetic. Ruined an otherwise good property.
Let me first start by saying that the BW chain has never been one of my favorites. This one has not changed my mind on this but my stay was actually pretty good. The location is excellent with direct access to a public parking and only a short walk from the center square. Check-in was easy and the front desk employee was friendly and professional. The room was very mediocre and especially the bathroom part had been set up in a very strange way. The tub is half hidden behind a wall and you need to climb in to take a shower. It is a little bit like taking a shower in a dark grotto :) Personally I did not like the décor and setup of the room but it was clean and the AC worked. The view from my room was of a wall, so I would try to get a higher room in order to have a decent view. I am not a fan of the open plan bathroom and prefer a traditional setup with a separate bathroom. Probably, other people might like this but I feel it messes too much with the humidity and temperature control of your room. We had a few meetings here and ate several times at the hotel and the catering for our group was simple but good and fresh. Check-out took a very long time - there was only counter available and about 10 people were checking out. Best Western will never be my personal choice (we stayed here with a group for business) but in general the BW Gouda offers a solid standard for a mid-range 4 star hotel. The biggest plus are the employees who genuinely try their best.
Beautifull hotel, straight rooms, clean ... On walking distance to the old city center... A must vist Lange Groenendaal small shops ... Good parking under hotel, a lot of attention fir the Dutch culture!!!
We booked this hotel as a base for some not-too-strenuous cycle touring, and were surprised to find that Gouda is a much more attractive and fascinating town than we'd realised. The centre is very compact, and within easy walking distance of the hotel. The numerous canals and waterways make Gouda like a scaled down version of Amsterdam. Almost every building around the centre seems to have some historical significance, bearing wall plaques explaining their importance. As non-Dutch speakers, we did not always fully understand the plaques, but got the general drift. This rich history features prominently in the hotel's decor, both in the bedrooms and public areas, portraying many of the town's architectural features. The adjacent car park is spacious, clean and safe, with direct access into the hotel. Once parked, the hotel processed the ticket to give us one that allows us to come and go for the length of our visit, at the rate of €10 per day. Well worth the convenience. Other reviews have commented on the layout of rooms, which is a matter of personal taste. Our room was comfortable, with ample seating. There were a couple of housekeeping issues that the hotel resolved, and staff at Reception, in the Restaurant, and in the rooms were all friendly and courteous.
Nothing jumps out as special but a pleasant stay, good location on a very pleasant canal and close to the small central area. Rooms clean, comfortable and good size, all staff friendly and helpful, decent breakfast just all good
Pricey but good value. Good location, Gouda is a lovely town. Nice room. Friendly, helpful staff at reception. Bar/restaurant looked great but we didn't eat there, except breakfast, which was great.Thankyou.
We had three nights at this hotel, with a family of five, three adults and two children, we had adjoining rooms with an internal door. The Hotel was very welcoming and the staff very helpful with anything that we needed. It is within easy walking of the market Square, shops restaurants, banks, bus and rail stations and supermarkets. We only had breakfast there, these are addition 15.75 euros each. There is a café adjoining the hotel which was much cheaper for the main meals and children. Plenty of take away shops close to hand with a variety of choice of foods.
Our room in this modern hotel was a reasonable size and boasted a couple of easy chairs as well as the bed and a desk chair. Our booking didn't include breakfast but this was available though for 15 euro per person and we elected to go elsewhere. The temperature control didn't seem to work but thankfully the windows opened and so we could reduce the heat somewhat. Staff at reception both arriving and leaving were very pleasant. Free Wi-Fi was great and worked well. The hotel is a short walk from the Markt Square mostly down cobbled streets making it a pleasant walk.
The Best Western Plus City is well located and offers nice rooms for a reasonable price. The room itself was comfortable and large enough for my short stay. Breakfast room is well decorated but the breakfast itself was very underwhelming (choice, quality). Also, the bathroom has a walk-in shower. Nothing wrong with this as long as the drain works well. The problem was that it did not and the water was not properly evacuated. Instead it spread in the room unknowingly to me, which turned it into a pond. How that can happen, I am not sure. I would think the cleaning staff should notice this kind of issue. I alerted the reception and they must have cleaned the drain, the next day everything was fine. On a side note, nobody apologized for the annoyance. Assuming this is a rare event, the hotel is alright.
Stayed at this modern hotel just 10 minutes from the centre of Gouda. Nice room with Safe,fridge,tea-making facilities & free Wi-Fi. Good breakfast & dinner , small bar & lounge (hotel used by business people as well as tourists) if required there are lots of cafes & restaurants in the town and a Cheese Museum which gives you the history of cheese making & also a cheese tasting Did a 45 minute drive from Gouda to Keukenhof Gardens which is worth a visit .Beautiful gardens with tulips, daffodils & hyacinth displays .Indoor arrangements have orchids etc & the annual theme this year was "Romance" which included a wedding arrangement including a white horse & carriage Very peaceful woodland walks & water displays & a windmill which you can climb to get a good view of the gardens & also a short boat trip to see more tulips! Lots of cafes & restaurants reasonably priced and areas where you can have your own picnic Very popular so go early Also visited the UNESCO windmills at Kinderdijk which was a very nice area. short boat trip or a nice walkway to the windmills & museum and a couple of cafes after the walk to enjoy the scenery We were very lucky with the weather plenty of sunshine so overall a pleasant trip
Nice, modern, clean and compact room. Great location near the center of the city. We had a nice stay. Breakfast in a modern setting. More than enough choices of breads, fruits, condements, juices, coffee and thee. Nice big historic square wih cityhall from the middle-ages nearby.
Stayed here for one night whilst visiting Holland on a business trip with colleagues from work. We had come for the Green Direct Plant show Hotel was really nice and couldn't fault it The room was more than adequate. Clean warm and comfortable Has a mini fridge a safe a tv a kettle and a a hairdryer. Nice shower too. Breakfast is good with lots of choice and not overcrowded. Served between 7 and 10 Check in and out was really easy the staff are very friendly 10 out of 10
Very nice hotel in the center of Gouda. Clean room with good bed. Nice bar/restaurant. Modern mixtured with old building. Breakfast was excellent. Enough choice and everything fresh. City parking is accessaible through the hotel. The city center is only a à 10 min walk through a nice city. Lot's of restaurants.
We have stayed here with family many times. This time with friends who were equally impressed. The hotel parking makes it possible to forget about the car and the walk into the centre means all sights, restaurants and shops are within easy reach. The rooms are comfortable and modern and the breakfast is excellent.
I was very pleased with my stay at this hotel. I stayed for one night on a bed and breakfast basis. Upon arrival, I was welcomed by friendly, approachable and helpful people at reception who went out of their way to help me and provide me with a map of Gouda. I was very pleased with my bedroom, it was a modern clean and tidy room with tea/coffee making facilities. The bed was very comfortable and with good decent size pillows, I got a great night's sleep. I had ensuite facilities in the bedroom with bath/shower. I found the hotel to be modern, well kept and clean/tidy. Breakfast was also very nice, a good choice of cold foods available and some hot food available as well. There is also a bar downstairs serving alcoholic beverages including beers. The hotel is also within easy walking distance on the main town square. I can fully understand why this hotel gets good ratings and would be happy to stay again.
Well-located hotel on the outskirts of Gouda, itself an excellent city with nice buildings and a good environment. Attentive and smart hotel staff, always willing to help and advise. We travelled by train this time but there is a good car part next door to the hotel. Schiphol Airport is just over 1 hour away by rail and Gouda has good access to other towns and cities in the region.
Had availability at short notice, good reviews, located in city centre and walking distance from shopping & train station. The hotel was good quality, and had a restaurant off reception. Buffet breakfast was included in room rate and had a good selection. Only downfall was that the shower drain was clogged so temporarily flooded the bathroom floor until we were able to fix it ourselves. Overall I would still recommend.
This hotel is on the outskirts of town with its own underground parking garage to acccess on the main roads is easy. Within easy walking of the main attractions. We had a large room in the loft which was quite despite overlooking the road. The dinning room with breakfast is adequate but lacks any atmosphere as a dinner venue
As soon as we walked into the reception of this pleasant hotel, we knew we would find everything to our liking. Danielle made sure there would be nothing we lacked. The room was large and comfortable and the super king bed was firm and dreamy. We had a drink at the bar before going out to dine and breakfast the following morning, which was excellent. Bear in mind that there is one other hotel 'in town' and you'll understand why this property charges more than you might expect. A Bobby's gin & tonic (with 'free' tonic) is nearly Euro 10. A room is at big City pricing.
We have just spent three nights at this great hotel as we were attending a friends wedding in the centre of Gouda. The hotel was ideally located and was easy to find with an excellent underground car park. We had room 102 which had a pleasant view of the canals. The room was well appointed and was very clean. The hotel bar was nice with a reasonable selection of drinks. You must try the local Bobbies Gin!! The staff were all very friendly and helpful and spoke much better English than my attempts at Dutch, but I did try. My only criticism is the early finish for breakfast at 10am. We did not make it down once during our stay which was a shame. Perhaps the management could consider extending breakfast until 11am?
Gouda is an amazing city! Perhaps not on everyone's top 10, but it should be, a must see. And as a must see, this hotel is a must stay! What a hidden gem of a place. It was probably the nicest hotel in all of Europe that we stayed at. Nice, quiet, peaceful atmosphere, with excellent service! A simple walk from the train station, and right near the heart of the old town, within the city walls. We were 5-10 minutes away from everything. The rooms were amazing, they have thought of everything, from convenient power outlets to amazing beds. We slept very well. We were there on vacation and loved every minute. Their breakfast was amazing, and I mean amazing! I'd highly recommend getting your stay with breakfast! What a great way to start the day. I will definitely be back! Everyone, and I mean Everyone at the Front Desk was amazing. What an amazing group of people. The management was excellent, and the whole staff was amazing, make sure to let them know how much we appreciated them. All the girls and the guys that worked the front desk were amazing! Wow, their English was amazing! They were kind, they always smiled, they helped us figure out what to see and do. They were all beautiful, caring individuals that showed that they cared about us and about our enjoyment of their hotel, their city and their culture.
Nice Hotel to stay in when on business, use it regularly when in The Netherlands.friendly staff very helpful. Location is good for ambling into the town Centre Rooms basic but comfortable, buffet breakfast could be improved but does the job.
This is a well positioned hotel to visit historic Gouda. Quite modern, clean and comfortable bedroom. Reasonable size. Restaurant choice was a bit disappointing and although food was tasty we thought it not good value. Car park next door was fairly expensive at 10 euros per day even after hotel discount. Staff were OK but obviously under pressure with seemingly too much to do. Not sure if we would return.
The hotel is well situation on the edge of the beautiful historic centre of Gouda, within 10 minuites walk of the central square and main railway station. Reception staff were freindly and helpful. Rooms were modern imaginatively designed, spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. Unfortunately the ventilation system was a bit noisy and woke me up. Their restaurant served a good breakfast ( at 15 Euros per head you would hope so ) ! I ate there one evening the food was very dispappointing there are far better places to eat in Gouda including the excellent Brunel about 5 minuites walk away.
This is my favorite hotel when returning to my hometown from China where I live and work. Good location, nice rooms, decent staff. Bad luck this time with a bunch of intoxicated Dutch youngsters - young women - checking in at 3 AM next door continuing the party they came from. My and front desk personnel's request to stop the noise was answered with laughter, then threats. Unfortunately alternative rooms were unavailable, other hotels fully booked too. Took two hours to reinstate peace and calm. Police came over to check. Nights rest gone. The hotel acted inadequately. Security management is insufficient. One young man running the hotel alone is not enough. People should have been asked to leave and I should have been offered alternatives. There's work to be done to improve. This ruins the hotel's reputation. I have to advise to avoid this hotel during weekends.
Very pleasantreception staff, rooms are quite modern with open plan sink, shower. Kettle available, however wi fi was quite poor in the evening for some reason. Travelling by bicycle, there is a secure area at the back of the hotel behind locked gate. Short walk 5 mins or so to city centre. Unfortunately the restaraunt was closed on Sundays.
I parked at nearby at a Q Secure parking which was very near to the hotel. The Hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming. I was offered a room with bath or shower, which was clean, smart, modern and fresh. Open plan wet-room shower, with sink in the bedroom and separate WC was all very usable, as was the comfortable bed. Air con for the room was not the easiest to operate, but worked well. Breakfast was excellent for a self-serve buffet style service. There was a car park payment machine in reception which offered some discount for a 24 hour stay.
We were travelling as a group of three cyclists. This hotel is used to hosting cyclists as there was a secure area at the back of the hotel to store our bikes. The hotel is a modern building joined onto an older building which houses a restaurant. The rooms are a very good size and well equipped. Beds very comfortable. Staff on reception very helpful and, as restaurant closed on Sunday, suggested places where we could go and eat. The town is a very short walk from the hotel. The breakfast was extremely good with a wide selection on offer. Highly recommended.
Stayed for two nights as part of a wedding weekend. All staff interactions were polite and professional, The buffet breakfast had a large selection of both hot and cold and local and international dishes.
This was a gem of a place. Lovely large rooms, fantastic breakfast. Great location close to town square bust not too near and also next to the LF restaurant (converted from an old lighting factory). Place to store bikes securely too and most of the staff helpful and friendly.
Although I would not usually pick a Best Western while traveling in the Netherlands, this was a nice choice booked for us by a cycling tour. Super clean, good location for seeing the historic city center and a great breakfast spread. Recommend!
We stayed 3 nights at the Best Western Plus City Hotel, on a music group bus tour. We have no comments about reservations, payment etc because they were made by the tour operator. Overall we gave it a 4. Quite agreeable. Down-sides were the weird shower and the sauna that was the conference room. Location --- nice and centrally located Service --- helpful and friendly desk staff, they had all the key cards made up for our large group. Helped with local directions and maps. The building ... Halls / public spaces are clean and modern. Conference room where our musical group rehearsed was away too hot! Great in providing a nice covered bike lock-up area (fietsenstalling) at the back of the building. The room ... a 2nd floor room on the front (north side) of the building. Size: large Bathroom - Shower! It elicited comments from most of our (North American) group. Almost a "room" and open to the main room. Not so good for privacy, or for steam heating up the main room. The bed - Sleep Quality was good. Noise - not a problem even though it is at a busy intersection Cleanliness - great Amenities ... Internet worked well Kettle; decaf available from the buffet Fridge yes, quiet, worked well TV --- big channel choice including BBC Thankfully enough lighting, and enough receptacle to plug in chargers etc. Breakfast: buffet, great. on site restaurant - had a lunch there. They are NOT normally open for lunch but had a group there so opened the rest of the restaurant. Special diet - great, super gluten free "brodjes"
The Best Western is not that hard to find, and one big advantage is that it has an underground garage, connected directly by elevator to the hotel. You do, however, need to know how to get to the garage, just ask when you book; parking is a big problem in many European cities and Gouda is no exception. The staff was welcoming and helpful, our room was comfortable and quiet, just what we needed. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, it was very good, but the service was extremely deliberate, a little quicker would not have hurt. For breakfast the next morning we decided not to stay in the hotel, although I know from a previous stay that their breakfast buffet is excellent and varied, the day I was there previously it included poffertjes, a real Dutch delicacy! We walked to the Markt Square with the famous Stadhuis, and had freshly baked croissants at Bakker van Vliet, on a street corner with a very comfortable seating arrangement. Went there because we needed the Gouda delicacy stroopwafels, or rather stroopkoeken, which were delicious. Nice walk along the smaller canals, can highly recommend it.
This is a gret hotel. The rooms are large and clean. The room I had had an open plan walk in shower which was very clever deign. There was even a fridge. Minor irritations like holes in two of the towels and no milk in the tea tray were rapidly solved by the efficient, friendly staff. The air con worked well and silently. Excellent location and very quiet inspite of large party downstairs. Recommended.
Just in one word: fantastic This hotel is quite new. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are clean and well equiped. Wifi works good. The rooms have airco. You have to stand in the bath to use the shower (this is the only minor i can tell) Breafast is very good and plenty! Parking area is near the hotel (undergrounds). Parking can be done with a reduced price. For 10 euro a night! Centre is ca. 5 minutes walking (maybe less). The restaurant (lichtfabriek) is also worth to visit! Hope to visit this hotel again.
Only one night passing through. Located not far (within walking distance) of the Gouda Town Centre, this was a great choice. Buffet breakfast had plenty of choices, beds were comfortable, rooms clean, great value in fact. Staff were fantastic. Just love how they change seamlessly from Dutch to English and back again. So helpful indeed. Yes, I recommend a stay here.
We arrived early and to our delight, our room was ready and they let us check in immediately. The receptionist as very friendly and helpful. Room was huge and bright and airy with lovely views of the canal. There is free coffee up until midday which is a nice touch. Def the place to stay whilst in Gouda!
We had a great 2 nights stay at this hotel and used it as a hub to cycle in this lovely area. Location is great, inside the "central part" of Gouda, close to everything (walk 10 minutes to the markt and 10 minutes to the station). The rooms are spacious and noise insulation is good. We had a hard time adjusting the temperature, and the view was not very intersting, but all the rest was great. The half-open bathroom is a bit funny but not disturbing. The staff is very nice and the breakfast buffet was exceptional (except maybe for the coffee). You can rent bicycles from Rep 26 located 3 minutes away and leave them at the hotel (in the safe bike parking) after you leave, allowing you more flexibility for return times.
The room was very comfortable and there was lots of room to stretch out. Great shower, comfy bed (even for those with a bad back). The hotel was very clean and seemed very new (or recently renovated). The wifi worked flawlessly. The location is an easy walk to city centre and there is a grocery store within walking distance. They have free secure parking for bikes. The only downside was that breakfast was not included in the room price and was pricey (we did not partake).
Stayed Sunday night through Thursday for a Tue/Thur meeting after some hitches in making a booking, due to not being able to access the conference block booking. The hotel restaurant does not really serve Sunday meals, but cheerfully put me up a quick steak/chips. Breakfast was good (especially the warm rye bread, and cheeses of course). 2 cup instant coffee (one decaf) and teas in room. King size double bed, separate toilet and a bathtub/shower requiring some athleticism to enter (for an 80+ year-old). Refrigerator (empty). Free auto-brewed coffee available in foyer till 1200 (Buy it at the bar afterward). Monday was my jetlag recovery day spent walking the canal into the city center - about 10 minutes, with a multitude of direction signs back to the hotel! No museums open, of course. Excellent gratis WiFi, printout by sending an email attachment to the reception desk. Conference facilities with remote access facility were satisfactory, lunch sandwiches etc. were good. Evening meal of a wide variety taster plates of Dutch specialties was interesting and slightly overwhelming. A most enjoyable conference, largely helped by the hotel staff. Thank you!
Stayed here in Gouda for one night on our bike trip. After 80km on the bike it was nice to arrive. The staff were friendly. We locked our bikes out back in a secure area. The room was good. Comfy beds. The shower area was precarious. A big step in and slippery when wet. I am not sure everyone could handle that set up if you have any mobility issues. Also no privacy if that matters to you as it opened up into the room. It is an easy walk to the main square where there are lots of restaurants. The hotel is along a canal so very picturesque. Breakfast was ok, standard and included in our rate. I would definitely visit Gouda again!
A very nice hotel, with a locked open air area at the back of the hotel for bicycles. There is work being carried out at the back of the hotel. Our room was good but the shower was in the bath, quite a step out to get over the side. Sorry to say that I was not very impressed with the breakfast. We stayed in six hotels on this trip, the breakfast in Gouda was the worst. Whilst the hotel was one of the yes.
Modern, clean, bright hotel, near the main canal and easy walking distance to pedestrianised town centre. Friendly helpful reception staff. Breakfast choices were rather limited for the price of 15.50 Euros: various breads, a few cheese and meat slices, a couple cereals, yoghurt, juice, hard boiled eggs and little pancakes. But the charge was more than I would wish to pay for just a continental style breakfast - 15.50 Euros. For that price there should have been more hot food, like sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, etc. However, the reception and dining room staff were very friendly and helpful, especially when we lost a wallet, telephoning the beer pub for us. The online instructions for parking could be improved by a small detailed notice board on the wall outside next to the appropriate car park entrance, saying "enter this car park section if you are staying at the Best Western Plus." You have to go to the QPark, get a ticket, walk to hotel entrance on that car park level, and go to reception. When you leave with your car (even if temporarily) you get another ticket to enter into the machine along with the first ticket. You do this every time. When you check out, you pay the 10 Euros per day charge, and enter the final "leaving" ticket to get out of the car park. But that was only a small detail. Otherwise a good convenient place to stay.
My wife and I, her parents and their two friends recently visited this beautiful hotel this week. We stayed here as part of our cycling holiday in Amsterdam. After a very very long day cycling we eventually arrived here at 8pm. Firstly, the hotel were able to provide us with a locked space to store our 6 bikes which was a relief! The hotel were very accommodating in reserving us a last minute table at their restaurant at 2115 so we could eat. Our rooms were immaculate, with excellent bath / shower facilities. The rooms were clean, light, spacious and warm. The restaurant was lovely and quiet, excellent service: however, the menu choice was fairly limited, but what we did order was beautiful and served in a timely fashion. We booked for breakfast the following morning and this was an excellent take on the continental breakfast. Plenty of choice, fresh fruits, juices and coffees. We took a quick walk in the morning to Gouda town which took 5minutes and is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!
Very centrally located. Safe lock up for our bikes. Spacious, clean and comfortable family room. Good breakfast with plenty of choice. Efficient and quick check in and check out. Would definitely stay again.
As usual I will stay at Best Western Gouda whenever I visit my HQ. Overall the quality and standard is what you would expects. But I would suggest if possible English Sports Channel would be great for English speaking guests.
The hotel is very clean and tidy, very simple but not really minimalist. The staff were very nice to us and the breakfast I can say very good. The location is the best as quite near to the old beautiful city centre.....and my office
All you need to have for a business trip. Clean room, design modern furniture, good breakfast and quiet location. Staff is friendly. Good wifi and business oriented. Truly enjoyed staying at this hotel
At the end of the day this is a Best Western but it is clean, dry and comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly. Its central location makes it excellent for just wandering around the picturesque city of Gouda. However I did think breakfast in the hotel was expensive and we preferred to have our breakfast in one of the characterful establishments around the marketplace. We really enjoyed our long weekend here and our room felt it had been recently refurbished. Taking all things into account if we were staying in Gouda again I would definitely book here again.
A very good sound hotel. Rooms comfortable and quiet with a very good selection at breakfast. Good location on the edge of the town centre with everything within walking distance. Beautiful central square which is worth a visit.
very good and warm hotel good service good food great room and facilities all the staff were helpfull and did everything to assist and help me n getting around the bathroom was great and large enough for two pepole at the same time
Two night stay. Very handy location both to find, for parking and to walk into town. Bed very comfortable, room nice temperature, plenty of hot water, shower but would have prefered a bath, yes no shower door but it is out of sight, plenty of fluffy towels and room clean. Breakfast ample choice, fresh delicious breads, fresh fruit, cold and hot options. All staff we met were very helpful, friendly and put themselves out, treat people nicely and they respond.
We stayed two nights. The location is great and parking is straight under the hotel. Our room was huge with a very comfortable bed and great linens. Breakfast was a feast. Fresh fruit, lots of hot food, cereals ...wonderful choice. Loved the staff. They were especially friendly and helpful. A short walk to the town square. Loved our time here.
This hotel was excellent, modern, clean and the staff so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was full of choices and the rooms were well equipped and very clean. Huge beds! Located close to the city centre, just a 5 minute walk. Highly recommend the hotel and the city, We had a guided tour which was well worth it to hear the history and see the quaint buildings. The country as a whole are such nice people. Its is kept spotlessly clean whichever city you visit, airport and stations too.
It's a very nice hotel, with friendly staff and good facilities .... one big minus: the bathroom is an open bathroom incorporated in the bedroom. No separate lights, no privacy, so definitely a weird concept.
The room was clean, modern and the space was used to the maximum. However I had a ripped bottom sheet because it was worn and needed to be thrown away! There was a fridge on the room, with nothing in not even complementary water. As for the tea and coffee in the room there was 2 tea bags, 2 coffee sachets one was decaf, 2 saugars and 2 powderd milk, really ! No toiletries our shower pump dispenser was empty. Breakfast was ok but was an extra. Would book again
The only issue I have about the room design is the fact that the shower area and washbasin are basically within the room. The toilet at least is in its own enclosed cubicle but would have preferred a proper bathroom. otherwise great room and the hotel was everything you expect from this brand. Parking is quite expensive but reasonable and at least it is in an underground carpark with a lift to all floors. you can stay there for 24 hours and appears that Best Western get a reduced rate. Maybe I'm just used to parking for free.
I stayed for 5 nights in this hotel between 25th and 30th September,2016. They gave me Room 110 facing the canal and traffic junction. It was a nice sight to watch. The outside noise did not reach the inside of the room. It was amazing to watch how the road on the canal opens up to allow a passing boat, stopping the road traffic and restarting same in just about 90 seconds. Room was spacious enough (as I stayed alone). I opted for a shower instead of bath with tub. Staff at the front office and breakfast room were friendly and helpful. I had a problem with my suitcase' telescopic handle for which they gave me some tools to set it right. Gesture appreciated. Breakfast was usual fare and good. The place was quite spacious to accommodate even a big crowd coming at the same time for the breakfast. I could do my 5 kms walk on 3 evenings just going around the hotel, walking along the canals. The famous Gouda cheese market as well as the shopping market are just a 10 mts walk from the hotel. I enjoyed my stay and will surely stay again. Rtn.J.Ganesh
Excellent quality hotel. Good professional service. Good size rooms. Very comfy beds. Toilet/shower/sink are separate from each other. Slightly quirky shower, needs to be used at low pressure otherwise you'll flood the sink floor area and then the bedroom. Breakfast would have benefited from more hot food items. The small omelettes were a nice touch, other items were boiled eggs, grilled tomatoes and crispy bacon.
wold have been an even higher rating for a hotel that was very smart and well located, but the bath was separated from the toilet (which many will find useful) had what we felt was a design fault in that it was not easy to get out of. One could move a moveable step to the bath (that is what they expect people to do if they want) but it did mean it wasn't as easy as it should be. I have spent a lot of words on what is essentially a minor point. Overall, a really good stay in a modern design conscious hotel
We enjoyed our stay in the Best Western Plus City Hotel Gouda. The interior decorating has been done very stylishly with a lot of attention to detail and is an hommage to the city of Gouda cheese and its many monumental buildings. The location is a good stone's throw from the inner city, a really convenient and well within ten minutes walk along streets with a lot of monumental buildings as well. Gouda is a nice city to visit and this hotel is a good place to do it from. Very friendly and smiling staff. Great breakfast selection. The hotel has been built with build-in atmosphere. Very good! Although you have to be able to cope with the very very bright yellow in rooms and the hallways (must be the cheese theme:-).
Whenever at the restaurant or bar, ask for Danny. Great service.A major point for business travellers at times is hotels being able to make you feel at home. The presence of a gym around ia valuable .
We were on cycling holiday and the hotel was on the bike route. It was satisfactory or better in all ways except difficulty in signing onto the internet. We had to go to the lobby to get connected. It is a distance away from the town centre requiring a taxi to and from the hotel.
This new hotel is nicely located in the center of Gouda. Everything is (more than) OK: the rooms, the design, the breakfast, the kind employees, the lounge, the parking (reasonable charge of 10 euros / 24 hours). We will go there again.
We were given a free upgrade as the hotel was full with visiting national rowing teams, so we enjoyed the penthouse suite on the top floor which was amazeballs! - Huge bed, the largest shower cubical I have ever seen, a roll-top bath, seating area and a kettle & cups to make tea/coffee. We are familar with Gouda, but this property is relatively new (less than 5 years old) . However we found it easily following the river, and drove straight into the underground public car park. Go to level -1 and then take the lift up to the hotel reception. You get a discount on the car parking fee when staying in the hotel, - it cost us €10 for overnight parking. The cost of breakfast seemed a tad expensive at €15.25 each, however, on a Sunday morning little else would be open in the city. The breakfast included a wide range of breads, cheeses, cold meats, cearals, and also cooked bacon. I would certainly stay here again.
Stayed here for one night during a cycling trip around the Netherlands. The facilities are superb and the hotel is excellent. The staff were most helpful. One little note. We had been cycling for 80 kilometres, then to be told that the restaurant was booked up with the New Zealand rowing team, so we would have to go into the town, for a meal was the last thing we wanted to hear. Why couldn't the New Zealand rowing team go there? It wasn't that good and just like a cafe. Spoilt the experience.
I stayed 2 nights at this hotel while travelling solo through The Netherlands on a bike trip. The hotel is well located, modern and my room (top floor) was perfect. The breakfast buffet was by far the best I've had... besides the regular bread, cheese, meats, yogurt, fruit and eggs they also offered pancakes, Crispy bacon, omlettes, lox... and just an overall larger selection of breads, cheese, fruit, etc. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The pictures below are my room and the view from my room.
The positives: Good breakfast, hot & cold buffet with good coffee. Clean room and bathroom. Good sleep quality. Good AC & WiFi. But: location isn't great. Looking out over an ugly bus parking area and some kind of a picnic area(?). The trainee receptionist , when we checked in, was abandoned to her own devices by her senior colleagues, while they chatted. They were aware that she was having difficulties but did nothing to assist her for quite a while. Unfair to her and no care for us. We were surprised, at breakfast, to see all the staff handling food without gloves. Unusual features: the (spotlessly clean) shower and sink are actually in the room, only the toilet is separate. The two armchairs in the room were like something out of a doctor's waiting room, small, upright and uncomfortable.
We had two rooms at this hotel. An executive suite, and an executive. We fit 2 adults and 2 kids in the executive suite, and 2 adults and one child in the executive room. They are very spacious. We had 3rd floor, and could see the steeple of St. John's chapel. The air worked great, nice fridge and safe, plenty of storage space, and awesome water pressure. They have a conditioning soap/shampoo in a dispenser in the shower. A couple things to note, there is no shower curtain. We rigged a towel from a hook to the blow dyer to give some privacy. There is a half wall that separates the bath area from the room, so it's not really a problem. Also, they do not give washcloths (this is not uncommon in Europe, though). I needed an iron, and they had a nice ironing board and iron they brought from downstairs. We absolutely loved the breakfast. They ladies working were so friendly. They had a great coffee machine that offered lattes, coffee, cappuccinos, etc. So many fresh breads, fruits, cheese, meat, and warm items, too. Amazing. We didn't eat in the restaurant for any meals. We did eat off the bar menu on the afternoon we arrived. The man suggested some great snacks, and we all enjoyed them. The hotel has parking underneath it, but there is a small fee. It is a few short minutes to walk into the town center. The walk is gorgeous. You can walk to the train station within 15 minutes. This is a great hotel with friendly staff. We'll gladly stay here again if we get the chance.
nearby the trainstation and the citycentre in lovely gouda.both in walkingdistence.very good breakfast(bread,eggs,yoghurt,fruits etc) and diner.Room was specious,with mini bar,coffee and tea facilities.bathroom was half open.so not a problem if your traveling with your husband.nice bathtub.really enjoy our time her.we would recommend it!
I stayed here a night to see the cheese market. The staff was very friendly and helpful in helping me find my way around town. I walked about 15 minutes from the train station. The going wasn't so smooth on the sidewalks and streets even with my wheeled suitcase, but I managed. It was about a ten minute walk to the town square where the cheese market is held, and where a lot of restaurants are. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was really good offering a large selection.
We were on a 7 day bicycle trip through the Netherlands and this was the best hotel of our trip. Excellent service, friendly staff, nice quiet room and very good food. Dinner and breakfast were way above average. They accommodated my gluten free diet very well with good tasting gluten free bread which was rather rare on our trip in the Netherlands.
The hotel is in a great location, a 10 to 15 minute walk to the station and 10 minute walk to the market square. The staff were very friendly and the hotel was very clean. The buffet breakfast gave you a good choice and made a excellent start to the day. I was a bit disappointed with the room. I had booked an executive room and I was looking forward to a sofa bed, so I was disappointed to find that we had a small single bed as well as our double bed. Like other people I found the wash hand basin too high and the bath/shower difficult to get into. I would have preferred to have a conventional bathroom rather than the open plan bedroom/bathroom.
Hotel was very clean and modern. It is about 10 minutes walk to the main square. The breakfast is included and it was great. There was a lot of variety. Town is pronounced Howda and so is the cheese. I never knew this. Enjoy the town. The canals are also nice and so is the area around the church. The church is about 120 metres long and narrow.
We spent a night here while on a cycle tour Positives - good location, easy to find - clean good sized rooms - friendly helpful front desk Neutral - hotel restaurant closed by 8pm - hard beds Negatives - really odd open plan shower arrangements. Totally unsuitable if you enjoy privacy
My husband and I stayed at this gem of a hotel in Gouda when we were on a eight day bicycle ride from Amsterdam to Bruges in Belgium. The hotel is just four years old but it is clear that much thought has gone into making this converted warehouse a cozy and comfortable hotel. The public rooms are well designed as are the bedrooms. Breakfast is a vast spread, very good quality. it is also conveniently located such that it is a short pleasant walk to the main tourist sites in the city, most spectacular of which is the church with its beautiful stained glass windows. it is one of the truly excellent Best Western Plus.
Stayed at this hotel for two nights for business in July 2016. The hotel had been renovated recently and was very nice. The decor was modern and thw hotel was spotless. The room was very nice and the bed was very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant one of the nights and the food was excellent also. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming and also gave excellent advice on places to visit. Gouda itself is a beautiful town. It is very small but very picturesque. It had a very laid back feel and has plenty of choices for eating out. All in all a nice few days.
We were told that Gouda requires its citizens to separate and recycle their waste, but this apparently does not apply to hotels. This hotel does not recycle ANYTHING, not even paper. We had collected a few (normally) recyclable items such as paper and plastic. We asked the maid what we could do with them and were advised that they do not recycle at all. We double checked at the front desk and found out this was in fact the case. For this reason I will never stay at this hotel again. The irony is that they have a big sign when you approach reception that says "Think globally, act locally". This is obviously just a cute phrase they used and not something they take seriously. As for the rooms, I did not like the layout. The sink and shower area are completely integrated with the room without a door or any separation.
This is a great hotel, and terrific value, very friendly staff, and great breakfast. Rooms were excellent and beds very comfy after a long bike ride. Only slight caveat is that there's no totally undercover bike storage just open bike shed.
Second visit. Great hotel, good rooms, great location, reception very helpful but the restaurant lets it down. Almost impossible to get a drink in the bar when restaurant is open, quote - to busy to serve you!. Breakfast great but flawed - day 1 no cooked tomatoes or omelettes available 2/3 of cooked options. Day 2 no hot chocolate - machine out of water, no orange juice - run out of concentrate, coffeee machines which are so slow anyway, warning of need to empty coffee grounds and presumably imminent failure. Thank goodness there is a great restaurant next door!
stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with work . nice big rooms very clean and a very good breakfast . parking for a large van is not easy close to the hotel. when we found a parking spot it cost 15euro for 24 hours if working in this part of Holland will look to stay at this hotel
We stayed on the top floor overlooking the canal for a 4 night cycling holiday. Our stay included our bike rental (from down the street 1 minute), very comfortable room and bed, breakfast buffet and 2 dinners. All was perfect for us 'older' cyclists, other than missing some good English cycling maps. They have a great numbering system that makes it all doable, but there were some explanations of towns etc. that we didn't have. But it was incredible with each day setting off in a different direction and enjoying a unique cycling experience. Lots of beautiful towns. Our price was half what was quoted by a Cycling Tour company that used this hotel. While we might have missed out on better maps and some extra support (which wasn't needed) it was certainly worth it. Also need to comment that the dinners in the restaurant were exceptional for serving small groups of people. Everything we ate was top quality.
Going to Gouda and staying in a nice hotel is quite affordable. It only takes 30-45min to go to the airport so 80 euros for the hotel is quite good deal if you consider that the taxi to the airport is almost 100€. The hotel is really nice and quite new. People I met at reception was really nice and professional. Breakfast was ok-ish, nothing special.
Best Western Plus in Gouda was the perfect hotel for our two night stay. Our rooms were modern, perfectly clean, comfortable, and had a wonderful view of the canal. We opted in for the breakfast buffet, which included many hot and cold selections, including wonderful little poffertjes (little puffed pancakes), small ready-made omelettes, bacon, cappuccinos, croissants, and lattes. The hotel is a brisk 10-15 minute walk from the train station. We wished we had called for a taxi for my mother. To the market place it's also about a 10 minute walk --- very pleasant through the cobblestone streets. The front desk and wait staffs were all very pleasant and we highly recommend this hotel.
Every time I'm in area, I'll stay in this hotel. 3 things are really relevant for me in this Best Western: great breakfast with a lot of varieties and tasty foods, comfortable bed, Basic Fit Gym available at the next door at really good price
Great location, great price, friendly staff, will be back?? Only drawback was wash stands far too high for a 5'1" woman. Beds very comfortable. Pillows could be better. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Will be back.
The hotel has a good niveau of a standard hotel. An architect had had a fine idea to combinate the hotel room and bathroom, but our opinion was another. The ventilator in the room was very noisy. We have eaten dinner in the restaurant of the hotel two times. The first menu was acceptable. The main course of the second menu was awful. The personnel was kind.
Mixed feelings. Extremely good location for Gouda, also modern and well presented and spotlessly clean. Bath/Showers though are difficult to exit from and Wash hand basins are ludicrously high - neither suited for elderly or frail people. The dining room is very slow for evening meals although the resultant food is quite acceptable. Too much noise from the kitchen area in the mornings [open to the Dining Room] and they should wait for breakfast to finish before clattering the crockery so much as conversation became impossible. On balance I would probably stay there again as it is a good location and very clean and well presented. Just a few things Best Western need to think through for future hotel designs
Perfect hotel for our stay in Gouda. Easy walking distance from the centre. A lovely double room with patio doors looking out over one of the many canals. The hotel was immaculate. One of the cleanest I have ever stayed in. Even then underground parking was the smartest car park I have seen and well worth the 10 euros a day parking fee. The staff were very helpful and accommodating at all times. Ate in the restaurant one night and the food was brilliant and had breakfast one day and there was a large selection on the buffet. Would definitely stay there again.
We spent 3 days in this hotel and were struck by the friendliness and the professionalism of the staff. This is obviously a well-managed hotel where everyone is willing to make your stay memorable. Clean spacious rooms with very comfortable beds. And a breakfast buffet that caters for all. HIGHLY recommended. We thought long and hard to find a point of criticism but couldn't come up with anything.
Modern rooms, clean and spacious. Very well located and friendly staff always ready to help Good breakfast with large selection Good place to be when in the area, walking distance to shopping streets. Will be considered every time I'll be around Gouda.
I stayed here for a couple of nights whilst on business. Room was large enough, clean and more than met my requirements. Hotel is conveniently located in Gouda and more than met my requirements for a couple of nights away on business.
The room was very clean and nicely decorated, the bed was comfortable, and I had plenty of space (even enough to do yoga in the morning in my room). The hotel is well located and I would definitely stay again! Wifi connection worked well enough to stream my online yoga classes :) Hotel only has simple toiletries - one all purpose shampoo/body wash so if you need more (like conditioner or lotion) you should remember to bring it.
I stayed at the Best Western for 2 nights on business. It is a 45 minute drive from Schipol airport and it very easy to find. The taxis can easily drop you off at the front door so tehre is no hassle. The staff were very friendly and we quickly checked in before heading to the rooms. The rooms are spacious and either come with just a shower or bath and shower. The bath and shower rooms are quite large with a sizeable bed. The bath/shower is however "public" in the room so bare that in mind if sharing with a colleague. There were tea and coffee facilities in the room, hairdryer, television, fridge and some showergel and soap. Breakfast in the morning is a buffet style with cereal, pastries, cheese and meats or a cooked breakfast if you prefer. There are also hot drinks and juices. The breakfast was satisfactory and perfect for our needs. All together a good stay for 2 nights.
Since I saw the movie If this is Tuesday it must be Belgium, I always wanted to see the market, since it was featured in the movie.I had originally booked a B+B in the town sent the owner a full money order to The Groenenweg b+b took a taxi to the b+b someone inside but not answering, a neighbour told me to knock harder , finally an answer by a very angry man I told him who I was he started cursing at me told me to leave or he would call the police, he took my money in advance, ripped me off. I left with the taxi, he was shocked ,the neighbour was shocked , I was the most shocked,the taxi driver did not know were to take me so he took me to The Best Western it was full, but the clerk did call all the placesin town all full.He told me he had a room but it had not been house kept I said I didn't care it turned out it was cleaned after all.It was great. After the ordeal I had been through, he comped me breakfast it was all good and I enjoyed the market.
We stayed with friends for one night on a flying visit. I agree with the previous reviews, this is a great hotel with friendly staff, they even moved our rooms so we could be next door to each other. The rooms are large and comfortable with lots of light and all the amenities you need including; super big shower, free wifi, hairdryer and kettle. This is a very quiet hotel with parking but as our friends paid for that, not sure how much of a bargain it was. Not sure about the location as we were just there for one night to go to a party nearby. The breakfast was great with lots to choose from. We were there New Year's Eve and it felt like there was a good management behind the running of the hotel as they had extended breakfast hours and included a very late checkout which was appreciated by all. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel in the area. Only one complaint, we didn't have a big double bed, two mattresses together. And watch out for the random spiral staircase running from level two to one for no apparent reason.
Have stayed a number of times in last four years. Stayed here for two nights with children and grandchildren. Had two pairs of rooms with interleading doors. which made for easy babysitting. Breakfast is still excellent and good value. Parking is excellent value and the hotel is within 5 minutes walk of the market square. The hotel offers excellent value inclusive weekend deals. Staff are very helpful.
Excellent hotel, very well positioned for the town, just a short walk to the Stadthaus and main square. 10 minutes walk from the train station and good parking facilities available by the hotel. Great staff and good food. Rooms are comfortable and bright and free internet connection works well.
Gouda is a delightful town so being able to stay close to the centre and within walking distance of a wide range of shops and restaurants is ideal. the hotel is modern, quite basic but also adequate. The staff were helpful. The bed was comfortable. Breakfasts are fine with a good choice. The bar a little on the expensive side and the seating and décor not really relaxing
Our trip to Gouda was spontaneous and we arrived with no accommodation prebooked. The Best Western was well sign posted all through town and that's the only reason we ended up staying there - because it was easy to find! The receptionist was friendly and gave us a room at a reasonable rate as well as plenty of information about the town of Gouda. The rooms were spacious, modern, clean and the beds were really comfy. All round a great experience, I would stay here again!
Arrived late after a long day travelling & checked in. Informed that the only food available was pizza. Luckily our host for our visit found a little Italian restaurant that saved the night. Review to follow I hope. Rooms are very basic & served well for freshening up putting ones head down for the night.
I have stayed at this hotel several times over the last 18 months. Great value and very nice rooms. This is the first great hotel in Gouda. Parking is covered. Walking to the historic square is only a 10 minute walk. Gouda is a beautiful city and worth visiting. When you do, stay in this hotel you will not regret it. I highly recommend.
A fairly new hotel (or so it seemed) and one of the nicer Best Westerns that I`ve stayed at. Easy parking underneath. Decent space and really comfy bed. Very clean, which is key. Breakfast was in a trendy brick dining area - with good food, and there`s a great brand new restaurant next door. But the best thing was the location. Easy to drive to via roads (right at the entrance of the town basically), but even better for exploring on foot. Just cross the canal to get into the core part of the town - a few minutes walk through the charming town to the centre square. So glad I chose to stay here.
We stayed one night, got in an hour before sunset, walked to the town square maybe 6-7 minutes through one of the most picturesque towns i have ever seen. Ate at at Cafe Central on the square. Wonderful dinner! Walked around town then back to the best western. Great room, comfy beds and nice bathroom. Parking deck is public and cost 12 euro but from level -1 the elevator goes strait into the lobby. Nicest breakfast spread i have eve seen in a hotel. Profetional young staff.
Nice functional hotel, everything is new and clean. Lovely bar and restaurant area and very close to the market centre. One possible improvement would be to have double beds, rather than single beds pushed together. I stay here quite a lot with with and I am always welcomed by the very friendly staff, which I think makes the hotel.
I usually don't like the style of the Best Western hotel, but I must admit, this is the big exception, the hotel is centric and modern, with decent restaurant and 10 minutes walked from city centre, but the highlights are the rooms, big modern, incredibly nice bathroom, separate toilet. I loved it. The only problem is that for a 4 star hotel, it was pricey (over 200 euro per night). If you don't mind splashing the cash, I fully recommeded
This hotel was the last 8 hotels in two week trip. It was perfectly organised and functional. However, the bar/restaurant didn't open until 6.00pm and we do like something at lunch-time. Gouda City Centre is lovely - but the outskirts are not. This hotel sits between the two, which is its problem. if Gouda Cty Council upgraded the old harbour it would be in much better location.
I stayed in this hotel for one evening, basically just to sleep for a few hours. It is located in the village of Gouda (where they make the famous cheese) about 45 minutes from Amsterdam. The beds were comfortable, but the setup was rather awkward. The bath was just like an open room, it did not have a door and it was rather difficult to get in and out. I think its a good hotel for a couple of nights, but not for much longer than that.
The Wifi is very poor almost non existent in our room, this is very disappointing from an international hotel group.The room and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast is €15 which is expensive but the food was good. Parking is good at €10 per day. One little thing that was annoying is that the hotel don't have courtesy umbrellas holland gets a bit of rain and a deposit system would prevent them going missing. Travellers can't take umbrellas on their flights nowadays so this would be a useful service.
Check in was fast. Although the girl didn't tell us much about breakfast. Booking through booking.com gives you cheaper rates. Stayed with two friends - be aware: twin beds do not separate and the shower has no door which makes for uncomfortable situations. Free breakfast is really good and of course - many types of cheese. Staff in the breakfast are super friendly. I would return.
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