We found this hotel on an accommodation website, and booked for 2 nights. Rather than looking like a hotel, it has the appearance of a large older house that has undergone cheap renovations and additions so that rooms could be rented out.
On arrival they insisted on payment for both nights in advance. Polite attempts to discuss and compromise on this point produced an angry response from the staff. Perhaps they felt the need to discourage dissatisfied guests from changing their minds and leaving early.
The room was clean, but the beds felt saggy and worn out. The appearance of the room was also very plain and somewhat worn, despite the bizarre placement of a few small exotic-looking cushions on the beds.
We were able to open a window for ventilation, and though the air in our room was fresh enough, the public areas of the hotel had a strong smell of stale cigarette smoke most of the time. The hotel is situated on a busy road, on which cars travel at near highway speed, so we could hear a lot of noise from passing cars throughout the night.
But the breakfast was the biggest disappointment. There were small amounts of a few kinds of bread, all hard, stale and tasteless. There were also tiny portions of cheese and cold cuts. The second day it appeared that we were being served leftovers from the day before. The discovery of mold on some of the bread supported that impression, and did away with whatever was left of our appetites.
The Eikenhof was fairly expensive, and so we had expected to be treated to above average lodging and breakfast. We were sadly disappointed.
We were very happy to leave the Eikenhof, and would certainly not return. We would also advise others to avoid this place.
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