We find Utrecht a very nice city to visit with our daughter and we have already visited the city several times through a city trip. We also wrote the blog Utrecht with kids about this family-friendly city. In the May vacation, we took another city trip to the city of Dom, and this time we slept at the Hampton by Hilton Utrecht Central Station hotel. As a result of this overnight stay, we are writing this comprehensive review of the hotel.
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The hotel is located next to the train station in Hoog Catharijne shopping center. From the hotel you can walk to downtown Utrecht in about five minutes. There are several parking garages around the hotel, but we put the car for free at the quiet P&R parking lot of Utrecht Lunetten station and travel the last five minutes by train to Utrecht central station.
Sophie hasn’t been on the train very often, so she is totally enjoying this short train ride! When we reach Utrecht’s central train station five minutes later, we walk through the mall to the hotel reception in a few minutes. Here we receive a friendly and hospitable welcome and are given the key to the room.
Therefore, the location of the hotel is absolutely top notch as far as we are concerned! The two days we were in Utrecht it rained a lot and it was an advantage that the ladies could shop from the hotel right away under cover in the shopping center Hoog Catharijne. You are close to everything from the hotel. There is also a fitness room in the hotel, but we did not use this ourselves.
The hotel has recently added family rooms that you can book with the hotel and these are actually two double rooms, connected by two doors. So an ideal room for families with kids, with parents and kids having separate rooms. As a result, with this family room you also have two bathrooms, which is a big plus especially in the morning.
Sophie loved having her own room and we were allowed to visit her in her room. They wanted to have a party in her room, so we did just that that night with lots of balloons, music and candy and drinks. You still have to make it a party for yourself when the weather outside is less!
The room itself is modern and has two good box-spring beds, each with its own flat-screen TV on the wall. In addition, there is a good WIFI connection in the room, which we also always find important in a room. In addition, you will find a small desk in both rooms and there is a kettle on each desk. We spent quite a lot of time (partly due to the weather) in the room during our stay, but that’s always a good sign that we had a great time here, therefore.
Food and drink in hotel
The hotel serves a hot breakfast downstairs at the reception where you can choose from a variety of breads, toppings, an egg, fresh fruit, different cereals and more. In that regard, breakfast is well arranged and also very tasty. There is a huge choice and plenty to choose from for kids as well. The buffet breakfast at the hotel is therefore highly recommended.
It is also possible in the evening to order some small dishes from the hotel such as fries or a plate of nacho chips. The hotel is of course very central, so in a few minutes you can also walk to various restaurants and eateries in the neighborhood to get something to eat and drink.
We highly recommend the Hampton by Hilton Utrecht Central Station hotel when visiting the city of Utrecht with your family. The hotel is centrally located and the family rooms are very modern and luxurious. In addition, the staff is very hospitable and you can have a delicious breakfast in the morning. Certainly the two rooms you have with the family room are ideal for families with kids. For more information on the hotel’s different rooms, rates and other facilities, check out the hotel’s website!
This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.