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Nikadel 5, 1796 BP De Koog, Netherlands

#16 of 17 hotels in De Koog

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Review score

Based on 520 hotel reviews

7.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.9

  • Comfort

    6.8

  • Location

    8.6

  • Facilities

    7

  • Staff

    8.8

  • Value for money

    7.9

  • Free WiFi

    8.2

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  • Reviewed: 22 September 2018

    10
    Great stay at a friendly place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The place does not provide toiletries, so make sure to bring your own with you, also bring your own slippers for the shared showers. Towels are provided, so no need for them. There is no AC in the room, so if you come in the summer, it might get hot, any other season there should be no problem.

    The rooms are clean and also the shared space such as the toilets and the shower. The room also includes an electric kettle, some coffee and tea and a hairdryer. Please note that although the place does provide a towel for each guest, it does not provide toiletries such as soap or shampoo, so make sure to bring your own. The owner is extremely nice and helpful and gives good advise with a smile. Great experience and value (we were a couple in a twin room)

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2018

    7.5
    Very friendly atmosphere, good cafe, close to everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    It's not that I "didn't like" the shared bathrooms, they were clean enough and always available, but just be aware that there is no bathroom in the room. The local entertainers and restaurant workers seem to stay in accommodations behind this hotel, so there is some noise late at night as they all come back from work. If you are travelling by bike like I was, there is no rack to lock your bicycle to.

    The proprietor is very friendly and accommodating. I arrived after check-in time and phoned him and he came right over to let me in. The cafe restaurant is great for breakfast and lunch. The rooms are clean and comfortable but small and spartan. The hotel itself is just a minutes walk from the downtown area of de Koog. Everything including the beaches is well within an easy walk.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2018

    9.2
    Lovely stay on Texel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Only 2 showers and toilets, but not a big problem (visited in peak season and we almost never had to wait)

    Excellent value, really exceeded my expectations! Amazing location, less than 5 mins to the beach, very friendly welcoming owners and great coffee downstairs. The rooms are small, but clean, cozy and a steal for this price and location.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2018

    8.3
    Great place to stay if you are looking for a cheap...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The facilities are not the newest, but, I guess, that is what you expect for this price. Also there are late parties in a bar under the window and people talking outside can disturb if you are a sensitive sleeper.

    Great place to stay if you are looking for a cheap accommodation for a weekend. 5 minutes from the beach and good location to travel around the island. The owners are super nice and breakfast in their cafe next door are amazing.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018

    10
    A getaway to innerpeace (with a warm welcome).
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    1. No negative comments.

    1. Hygienic (every day cleaning shower, rooms and clean towels). 2. Friendly staff (always in for a conversation). 3. Adequate passenger information (magazines, newspaper and route map from Texel)

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2018

    9.6
    Cheap and great quality for its price
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Public bathroom is not my favourite thing in the world but it worked. Also, no good place to put your bikes in if you're renting those (there's still room for that though).

    Very close to the city center but not a noisy area. Beds were very comfortable, and free coffee&tea in the rooms. You get a lot for its price.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    7.9
    The hotel is good and the best thing about it is the fact...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The wifi, unfortunately, has a very bad connection. The TV is quite small and very high which becomes difficult to watch. Besides that, the hotel is a nice place to stay for a few days visiting the island.

    The hotel is good and the best thing about it is the fact that it's pretty close to the beaches, restaurants, small shops and supermarkets. The staff is very friendly and are always willing to help you out and give all the information you need.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    8.3
    Lovely hosts and comfy beds!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is a shared bathroom which is ok, but the shower head needs replacing (keeps falling on your head). After a sweaty, salty day having a good shower to come back to is necessary!

    The host Pieter was super friendly, the beds were really comfy! We slept very well. Cleanliness was good and room was adequate in size. Good value for money.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2017

    6.3
    Stay pleasant apart from the accusation of smoking in the room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room cleanliness,had to open the window when i arrived as there was a strange smell in the room that was not pleasant and when we left we were told that someone had smoked in the room and must pay a €75 fine which was odd as no one had smoked.

    Location

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    7.9
    Basic hotel room close to the main tourist area
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The rooms are not really soundproof, but as long as you do not have loud neighbors it should work out fine.

    Simple budget hotel located very close to the main street of De Koog having all required shops, restaurants, etc. The staff was very friendly and runs also a small breakfast / lunchroom bordering the hotel: excellent for a good breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    9.6
    Very nice hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Checkout at 10am may be a little early for some guests but it wasn't an issue for us. Making a pre-payment via bank transfer may be difficult if you're booking from Russia :)

    Amazing location – close to the beach and even closer to De Koog centre with restaurants and shops. Very nice owners. Great WiFi. There are free parking places in 300m from the hotel on Boodtlaan. Lidl supermarket is literally in front of the hotel.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2017

    7.5
    Friendly staff and close to supermarkets, the sea shore and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 10 nights

    Very noisy, you could hear almost everything that was going on in the adjacent rooms.

    Friendly staff and close to supermarkets, the sea shore and restaurants.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    10
    Cozy, little hotel in the heart of Texel with friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast not included, but the cafe owned by the hotel was next doors and very tasteful.

    Great location in De Koog, close to bike rentals, cafes, and attractions. Peter, the owners, was very helpful and friendly. Room was clean and surprisingly great - perfect value for money!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2016

    9.2
    Perfect stay for a short holiday
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Great location, close to the beach, right in the town center, nearby supermarket and busstation. Clean and comfortable room with TV and good internet connection. Gender-segregated bathrooms and very friendly staff.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2016

    9.2
    The room was clean, the owners super friendly and kind and.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    The breakfast is not included

    The room was clean, the owners super friendly and kind and.. for espresso lovers, the espresso macchiato in the cafè is perfect!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    10
    excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    nothing

    very friendly Patricia and Peter, clean room, correct survice, a can't find negative points, 10/10

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2018

    7.5
    Location and friendly nature
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was noisy

    Location and friendly nature

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    7.9
    Super cheap but simple accommodation - only minus is toilet...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Super cheap but simple accommodation - only minus is toilet and bath in hallway. If that’s ok - then fully recommend!!

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    9.6
    We came a bit after hours and the owner showed up right away...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We came a bit after hours and the owner showed up right away and was very nice and the place was very quaint and comfy

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2017

    7.9
    Very close to de Koog beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is no parking.

    Very close to de Koog beach. Only 5 minutes walking distance.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    3.3
    Super noisy, fire alarm in the morning and nobody from the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Super noisy, fire alarm in the morning and nobody from the hotel came to check if everything was ok. Was told to call them next time.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2017

    7.9
    friendly and practical hotel near beach, cycling paths and restaurants
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 4 nights

    good large breakfast, nice coffee and friendly people. great location near beach and cycle ways and restaurants.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2017

    5.8
    Easy and cheap
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very very noisy at night

    Easy and cheap

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2017

    8.3
    Comfortable room and great coffee at Cafe.
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It would be nice if there is laundry.

    There was a kettle with some coffee and tea. Comfy room with TV to relax. very good with the price.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2017

    10
    Comfortable, good location, tea-coffee facilities in the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything is closed after 9pm, so try to have dinner and buy goods in advance.

    Comfortable, good location, tea-coffee facilities in the room.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2017

    8.8
    Owner was v.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Owner was v.helpful esp in guiding us with local spots to see/routes to cycle And oh - the homemade cookies, brownie. They were delicious!

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2017

    7.5
    Pleasant for the cost
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Locality to centre

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2017

    9.2
    Very pleasant stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    n.a.

    Great personal service by hosts

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2017

    10
    It was my second time at this place - perfect as usual.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    It was my second time at this place - perfect as usual. Thanks a lot, Peter!

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2016

    10
    Piter was very nice guy, he have the best tips on what to do...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I loved everything, it's a megical place

    Piter was very nice guy, he have the best tips on what to do and he can make great coffee

    Stayed in November 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2016

    9.2
    The staff is extremely friendly: our phone charger broke...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It's a shame breakfast is only available from 9 or 10 in the morning (depending on the day).

    The staff is extremely friendly: our phone charger broke down, and when they made the beds they provided us with a new one without us even asking for it. Proprietor has lots of good tourist advice for the island.

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    9.2
    friendly staff,
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    friendly staff, great breakfast, practical and convenient, great location in heart of den Koog, cycling distance to the beach or to den Burg, or even from the ferrry if you have a backpack

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2015

    9.6
    Peter and his wife - the most friendly and kind people.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Peter and his wife - the most friendly and kind people. I really happy to meet with them! It was the most perfect weekend. I reccommend this hotel for sure!

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2015

    9.6
    Great staff, clean and confortable room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Early checkout (10:30h), but that is fairly common these days anyways. Could use more bathrooms per floor though.

    Great staff, clean and confortable room. It is a small village so it is difficult to be in a bad location, but this one got everything right. Near the beach and the main street.

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    8.3
    The staff was really nice and the room is clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The noise. Every night there was a party close to our room and we had loud music until morning.

    The staff was really nice and the room is clean. You get coffee and tea in the room. The location was excellent, close to the center.

  • Reviewed: 15 June 2015

    8.8
    Very helpful stuff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very helpful stuff. The owner always tried to help us. Great location - two big supermarkets, the bus stop and a lots of restaurants is just 2 min walking. A large beach is in 10 min slow. Very nice room with everything you need to enjoy your weekend.

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2015

    8.3
    Nice place to stay if you're traveling by bus-ferry from...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    i think all rooms are placed on the second floor, so if you take big luggage with you (like me) it will take long time to take havy luggage up.

    Nice place to stay if you're traveling by bus-ferry from Den Helder, because bus stop is very close to the hotel. Hotel owners are very kind and friendly, could help you with any excursion because they a lot. The breakfast in the morning was very tasty and enough for one person.

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2016

    10
    Excellent service received from this lovely couple.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Excellent service received from this lovely couple. I enjoyed my stay. It was very quite, very clean and very charming.

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2016

    7.5
    Cheap, clean and basic accomodation.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Cheap, clean and basic accomodation.

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    8.3
    cheap but good hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    shower and toilet on corridor

    cheap but good hotel

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2015

    6.7
    The location was good and friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Mosquito's in the room! Plenty of bites in the morning.

    The location was good and friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    10
    À vers efficiënt place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    À vers efficiënt place

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