Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys has a rich history that dates back to the 12th century. The hotel is listed as one of the ten most important historic monuments of the city and owes its name to Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, the Grand Pensionary of the Batavian Republic. In the Barokzaal (Baroque Room) the portraits of four politicians, of whom Schimmelpenninck is one, grace the uniquely decorated ceiling. In the lounge of the hotel you can relax in one of the wonderful armchairs or sofas. This area is gorgeously decorated in Art Nouveau style. On calm days you can spend the afternoon or evening on the lovely French patio. On rainy days the sunroom also offers a beautiful view of the garden.
The 3-star hotel has single and double rooms, as well as 8 romantically decorated executive suites. All rooms are equipped with a bathroom and a bath, shower and a toilet. The rooms are fitted with a television and a telephone and guests can use the wireless internet connection in the hotel. In addition, the hotel offers facilities like a laundry service and room service. Your valuables you can keep in a safe. Some rooms are only accessible by stairs.
The Schimmelpenninck Huys offers facilities for meetings, presentations, or training. At the beauty salon you can soothe your body and your mind with a massage or facial treatment.
When do you wish to stay at Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys Groningen?
- good location, nice bed, quiet, friendly staff ”
January 29, 2013
Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys is located in the heart of Groningen. The city and its surroundings have much to offer. Groningen is a great place for shopping or to go out. You can take a boat trip In the summer through the old canals or enjoy a drink at one of the city's many outdoor cafés. When taking a walk through the city, don't miss the splendid Martinitoren on the central market place Grote Markt.
Food and Drinks
In the stylishly renovated hotel guests are welcome to have a pleasant drink, lunch, or dinner. On weekdays guests can enjoy the hot and cold breakfast buffet with home-made Burgundian bread from 07:00 to 11:00 h. This breakfast is served from 08:00 to 11:00h. at weekends.
While you walk past the buffet, you can see the baker make the bread according to traditional methods. A breakfast chef will gladly make you a tasty fried egg for you on his nostalgic stove.
For a drink, lunch or dinner you can pay a visit to the hotel's Brasserie. Sea specialties restaurant De Parelvisser, which can also be found in the building of the Schimmelpenninck Huys, is open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. The kitchen of restaurant Classique is inspired by French-Mediterranean cuisine and is open daily. Furthermore, the hotel is well-known for it's delicious High Teas.
The Schimmelpenninck Huys even has its own chocolate pastry shop where you can buy traditionally prepared chocolates to go with your coffee or tea.
In the hotel bar you can casually relax with a tasty drink.
Number of rooms
Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
The hotel has a private parking garage with a limited number of spaces for €17,50 per day. It is necessary to make reservations.
Children up to 12 years of age can stay for free in the parents' room when no extra bed is required. A child cot can be placed for €12.50 a night and an additional bed for €31.50 a night. Children up to 12 years old get a reduction of 50% on the price for breakfast and city tax.
Pets allowed, On request Restrictions may apply.
24-hour reception, Bar, Breakfast, Garden, Laundry, Lift, Luggage storage, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurant, Shops, Free WiFi. On request:Internet, Meeting/Function Room.
All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys Groningen.
April 11, 2013
January 29, 2013
- good location, nice bed, quiet, friendly staff
- very ppor breakfast for more than 16E!! The worst minus point
*my tip- not to have breakfast in the hotel:-)
December 5, 2012
Good clean and spacious rooms
No cofeee maker even in such cold climate. I woukdnt want to go to restaurant dressing up just for coffee
September 17, 2012
Very nice atmospheric hotel
Got a free upgrade to a fantastic suite with jacuzzi.
Room was great.
Got discount at parking garage.
*my tipVery nice atmospheric hotel.
July 8, 2012
Wonderful location and ambience
Excellent service at the front desk
Nicely furnished room
Breakfast charge of 16 Euros was exorbitant. Needless to say, we did not have breakfast at the hotel.
Room had towels and bathrobe for 1 guest.
Additional towels were brought up quickly.
Pillows were uncomfortable, seemed like cheap quality. Comforter sheet was very clean but had holes.
Wireless internet service was terrible. Each time I went online, I was disconnected after a few minutes and had to reconnect, to be disconnected again. Very disruptive.
Maybe the room location was at fault?
*my tipSee comments under plus and minus points
Great location with excellent accommodations
Nice hotel with good amenities, friendly staff and located one bock from the market.
The Place to stay in Groningen
Staff is great and location is superb, the accomodation is always fantastic as well and the breakfast is very good too
It was a real joy to stay in such a well-kept, well-run hotel
Excellent service and standard of English
Beautifully maintained historic building
Located in the centre of town
Real vaue for money
Own bakery adjoining the breakfast room - what could be fresher!
The beautifully ornate fixtures in the bathroom
Tiny points which prevented me from giving it a 10
TV remote was broken which meant sitting one metre away from TV if you wanted to watch
There was no wall mirror in the bathroom, just a pedestal mirror. OK for shaving for me but I can imagine ladies would require something bigger
Nice restaurant, room worn off, for budget traveller
Nice friendly restaurant, good price/quality rate
tried to book an arrangement: room+ diner , received cancellation call: room not available, Booked diner and same room separately (10 Euro +) room was available !.
close and friendly
Very large, comfortable room with an amazing bathroom, the staff were helpful and friendly. The hotels location was very central to everything in town.
very nice hotel
excellent location in the city centre; beautiful historic building and interior; particularly recommendable in summer because of wonderful courtyard/patio; we had a very nice room on third floor with a huge terrasse overlooking the courtyard; the room was simple but spacious and spotless clean; spacious bathroom with bath and shower; excellent breakfast
incredibly steep stairs leading to third floor (we had room 51) that require sporty climbing to get to the room (only feasible with light luggage !!); if you choose a twin bed room, be aware that beds are on rolls and drift apart with the slightest movement; very noisy on Friday and Saturday night (young people shouting in the streets - you can hear them even with the windows closed in winter !)
good and needs work
location, bed quality and food service very well done
hallway odor, front desk closure on arrival .....poor
(Families with young children)
Disappointing night at Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys
Good service in the restaurant.
Room was spotty and had only windows to a ventilation shaft/emergency escape stairway with no sunlight visible, very claustrophobic room. The décor, though, was fancy. The room was twin even though we asked for a double. Breakfast was of poor quality, nothing fresh was available (vegetables, fruit etc.), bread served on the table was still frozen from inside. When checking out the receptionist tried to âaccidentallyâ charge 50 euro extra on my card. Luckily I noticed before pushing ok on the PIN machine.
petur van den berg
luxury and quiet in the heart of groningen
nice classic hotel. some rooms have a view on the nice garden in the central square of the hotel. cool (semi-)antique interior. gold and marble in the bathroom give you the feeling of luxury. friendly personnel. quiet. cozy
Beautiful ambiance, but breakfast can be improved.
The environment, the location in Groningen. The ambiance and the garden in the middle. Furthermore, the furnishment in the rooms: very romantic.
Unclarity at breakfast (what to get where/where to sit) and not enough bread, glasses and spoons. Service when having lunch in the garden can get better too (long waiting, putting the bill on roomnumber).
(Families with older children)
I don't come again
some effort but not overlooked the most important part - a quiet night of sleep!
noisy compressor all night and hot water pipes in the floor which heat up the room without a proper window to open up all the way.
Very unique hotel, not the usual chrome and plastic!
No parking but it is arranged close by and stairways to rooms are very steep and narrow which with luggage makes things exciting!
charming, friendly, unique and useful location!!!
charming public spaces and clean comfortable rooms, light, open and individual each one (i've stayed before). excellent staff, good food esp. the breakfasts (fresh baked on premises breads etc.) it's one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in (biz traveller) because it feels homier than the usual on the road cookie cutter hotels!!!
paint on walls a bit in need of a refresh (in the halls and bedrooms mostly) but it's not really a big deal since everything you care about is clean and so nice.
(Families with older children)
Great hotel with friendly staff
The staff were wonderful, the room beautiful and clean, the lobby great with free Internet access and available computers. We got a room with an extra bed for a child and the room was very large. The staff helped greatly by calling the airport to resolve a luggage delay.
The beds were kind of lumpy/creaky. The breakfast was too expensive so we never tried it.
Jan de Vries
Ambiance is agreeable, on the funky side. Breakfast very good; lounge and courtyard very comfortable.
Service is spotty and my room was cramped and stuffy.
Interesting historic building, well furnished
Attic room was unbearably hot with too little opportunity to get ventilation or cooling. Stairs upto the room were also difficult to climb with luggage.
magnificent hotel and garden, professional staff, friendly atmosphere
Quite small room and shower not working properly (cold!)
Mr Christopher Lunn
Everyone was very pleasant and very helpful. I would be very happy to stay there again.
Great atmosphere -- very comfortable bar, excellent restaurant.
Low hanging lamps (2 meters, 6 feet 7 above the ground). Make for spectacular collisions, if you're more than that tall.