This was our 2nd time staying at this hotel. As with most hotels along the boulevard, it is a small hotel with an inhouse restaurant.
1. We liked the location especially the close proximity to the beach right at the doorstep.
2. Breakfast was simple and nice.
3. Elevator is available. Although it was very small, it was useful to bring the suitcases as there was no one to help with the suitcases.
4. The room with kitchenette includes free washing of dishes.
1. Poor customer service. There was one person at reception and it took a while to attend to our requests. Front desk is not 24hrs so you have to wait for the next day, if you need something after the usual hours.
2. Rigid policies. No flexibility for a late checkout.
3. Poorly equipped kitchenette. The boss owner insisted that it was meant only for light cooking, not for cooking a meal. That did not cut ice with us. Rooms with kitchenette cost more than a normal room and guests should be allowed to cook their meals. The cookware provided were very old and non-sticks were scratched, yet the boss insisted it was okay to use and their restaurant used the same. (Beware!) Of course we did not use for health reasons. A big minus for this.
4. Restaurant staff were generally courteous, however, we encountered a rude male staff who didn't seem happy to be there.
5. Room was dated. Furniture was old and chairs uncomfortable.
Overall, we would not mind a small hotel, however the vibe was just too rigid and unfriendly. Such a pity, as our previous stay left pleasant memories when hotel was under the previous owner, which was why we returned, only to find standards have changed significantly.
After checking out the Netherlands' mind-boggling ocean engineering feat The Delta Project, we needed somewhere relatively close by but interesting to stay between there and our next destination, Dunkirk. Instead of staying in Middelburg, the area's inland "big town," we decided to investigate Vlissingen, because we're suckers for the sea. So glad we did! Our guidebook had said this area of the coast has winds that tend to sweep out the rain clouds and, sure enough, we now saw a town with lots of people on the sunny waterfront, enjoying an amazing sight: giant cargo ships, quite close, parading back and forth to the Antwerp port. You could tell everyone was just bedazzled.
We wanted a place right on the water, and the friendly and helpful host of Hotel Truida gave us a seafront room queen room with breakfast for 119 euro. The room was basic but quite spacious and had a mini fridge (handy for leftovers if you're staying more than one night, especially because this room has a table right in front of the window). The windows open to the sea and we loved hearing the waves all night. Parking is 5 euros out front on the street, and happily there's a lift. Breakfast is a basic buffet with meats, hard-boiled eggs, nothing unusual. The hotel has a restaurant, which is charming; it has indoor and sidewalk seating plus more seating right on the sea wall where we spent from about 5:30 to 7:30 having mussels and wine, watching the ships, and chatting with the Dutch father and grown daughter sitting next to us.
Vlissengen is a charming town with a big seaside, tho if you arrive at high tide like we did, you will think there is no sand. The dike wall and its hard flat surface swoops right down to the sea at high tide, and people walk, ride bikes and skateboard on that. Sand appears as the tide ebbs! At the top of the wall are restaurants, hotels etc. The main, old town is behind the wall and is historic and filled with cafes. All in all, a lovely spot.
We stayed here with our family in a nice room with sea view. Staff is very nice and helpful. Rooms are clean and we even had a kitchenette and tea/coffee making facilities. Free wifi in the rooms as well. Breakfast buffet was good as well, €9,50 per person. The hotel is conveniently located near the city centre and the bus stops to the Vlissingen and Middelburg train stations. All in all a recommend for a relaxing weekend in beautiful Zeeland.
A 3 Star hotel on The Boulevard. Quiet hotel but it wasn't high season. Staff were friendly and approachable. Our room (17) was clean with a good standard of furnishings and remarkable views of The WesterSchelde with all its shipping. The hotel is close to the town centre and the management supply a parking permit for you vehicle. 20 euro deposit and 4.50eu per day. The deposit is refundable. There is a lift to all floors.
Simple and basic hotel, but very friendly staff, a room with a view, and most importantly: a very good bed. Bath room was a bit out of date. Breakfast was very good and complete. The location on the Boulevard is perfect.