Kid Friendly Hotel Maastricht
Finding a great hotel when you are traveling with kids is like hitting the jackpot. If you are heading to Maastricht with, or without kids, you should check in to the Townhouse Hotel.
The Townhouse Hotel is on the East side of the Maas River in Maastricht, about a five-minute walk from the river and historic town center. The hotel is easily accessible as it is next to the train station. If you drive your car, as we did, the hotel offers paid parking in three garages around the hotel (15 Euro/weeknight, 22 Euro/weekend night). It was also easy to get to. Some historic town hotels require a long drive from the motorway, but the Townhouse was easy to find.
The Townhouse lobby is full of modern furniture, including a hammock. Fun silhouettes fill the white walls. H enjoyed looking at the ant silhouettes climbing the walls. The kids were encouraged to climb and play on the furniture.
When we checked in it was snack time. There was soup in a Dutch Oven next to reception – it was pumpkin soup when we checked in. Then it was mustard soup later in the evening. The warm soup is just what we needed to ward off the chill of the afternoon rain. Beer, water, mixed nuts and fruit were all available complimentary. Jeff and I each purchased a glass of Prosecco from the honor bar.
While we were all sitting with our Prosecco, the service manager (Maurice) brought over two small stuffed animal mice for the boys. The kids were thrilled and are still playing with the mice. Maurice handed us a tourist map and annotated all the kid friendly restaurants in town. He also labeled the old city walls and ramparts where the kids could play.
You can reserve by room size online. We reserved a large room and it was plenty of space for the family. We travel with our own crib for little O and on our next stay we will probably request a cot for H, but this time he shared the king bed with us.
We were welcomed to our room with a handwritten note, two bottled waters, chocolates and a fun fish soap that the kids adored. For a small charge (3.50 Euro) you can even have a live pet fish in your room for the duration of your stay. Quite appropriately, the chocolates were from a local chocolatier and were colored and shaped like the nearby quarry stones.
One of our complaints about other hotels has been the light that comes through the skylights at night. The Townhouse Hotel has put remote-controlled shades over the skylights so when we got the kids into bed before 8pm our room was plenty dark.
Our rate included breakfast. The spread was amazing – bakery fresh breads, fruit, hot items, spreads, juices and cheese. It even included sparkling wine for the adults.
If you are in Maastricht with kids this is the place to stay! Well done, Townhouse Hotel.