Exploring the world one bite at a time

Category: Netherlands

Kaboom Hotel: “Disappointing”

Well, to be honest, the stay in this hotel was a slight disappointment. The staff was welcoming enough, but I found this hotel to be overpriced (more than 160 euro for one night without breakfast). What put me off the most was the terrible stench in the hallway. Seems like Kaboom Hotel has a problem with there drainage system. Not pleasant at all. Luckily the stench wasn’t noticeable in the rooms themselves or I would have to had switched hotels.

The way the rooms were decorated didn’t appeal to me that much. Kitsch is the word I would use to describe it. But that is personal preference of course. I have to say that the beds were really good and the bathroom was impeccable. The shower was very clean and very comfortable. Only minor issue: the shower door couldn’t be fully closed, so the floor of the bathroom got wet when taking a shower.

I actually don’t think I will stay here again.

Kaboom Hotel
Stationsplein 1
6221 BT Maastricht
+31 43 325 3340

Stayed July 2017. You can find my review about Kaboom Hotel also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, location 5/5, service 4/5.

Hotel de Poshoorn: “Disappointing”

When looking for breakfast we ended up in De Poshoorn, mostly because they served eggs benedict, which is my favorite breakfast in the world.

The interior is very beautiful and references the name of the place with old mailboxes on the wall. I also loved the beautiful bar with lots of beers on tap. We sat at an old workers bench, while skulls of dead game were looking down up us, really special.

So far so good. What followed must have been the biggest disappointment of my life. When my eggs benedict arrived, I immediately saw those were not the real deal. I don’t know what sauce was served beside my eggs, but surely that was no sauce hollandaise. It mostly resembled mayonnaise and tasted dreadfully. The poached eggs were a true disgrace. The yolk of the egg wasn’t even fluid! Since I was hungry I ate it all, but I really cannot understand which cook would dare to serve this dish and call it eggs benedict.

My companions had ordered the full option breakfast and were equally disappointed. The granola wasn’t home made, the scrambled egg portion was way to small, no value for money whatsoever.

Very disappointed. Just don’t have breakfast here, period. I think you are better off just having a beer or something.

De Poshoorn
Stationsstraat 47
6221 BN Maastricht
+3143 321 7334

Stayed July 2017. You can find my review about Hotel de Poshoorn also on TripAdvisor. My scores: service 2/5.

Beluga loves you: “Unforgettable experience”

Beluga loves you is everything you expect form a two star restaurant. The beautifully presented dishes are absolutely delicious. Every course is prepared with great attention to detail and each course comes accompanied with great wines.

The restaurant is very spacious and beautifully decorated. We started our evening in the bar, moved to the dining room for our main courses and finished the evening off with some coffee or tea in the bar again.

What made our visit really stand out, besides the food and the lovely wines, was the staff. Such pleasant people! We had great fun talking and laughing with them and it was clear they really enjoyed what they were doing.

Beluga truly loves you. A food experience to not be missed.

Beluga loves you
Plein 1992-12
6221 JP Maastricht

Visited July 2017. You can find my review about Beluga loves you also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 5/5, food 5/5.

Paviljoen Meerzicht: “Heerlijke vis”

Had a lovely dinner at Paviljoen Meerzicht. The restaurant has a spectacular view on the Grevelingenmeer. When weather permits you can enjoy eating or drinking outside on the beautiful terrace.

Staff is friendly, but could be trained better. For instance they forgot to bring an extra menu and I had to pour my own prosecco from the bottle.

Prices are very reasonable: the catch of the day (which was salmon) costs 15 euro. My sea bass was about 20 euro. The fish was really fresh and perfectly cooked. I would have loved some more vegetables on my plate though.

We couldn’t resist ordering dessert. I really loved the absolutely fabulous apfelstrüdel! Not a Dutch specialty, but great nonetheless! We had a very lovely evening at Paviljoen Meerzicht and would definitely visit again.

Paviljoen Meerzicht
Strandweg 4
4311 NN Bruinisse
+31 111 48 26 95

Visited June 2017. You can find my review about Paviljoen Meerzicht also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.