We get that Eindhoven in itself may not be top of many people’s European travel itinerary. The fifth largest city in the Netherlands, it’s seen a remarkable growth over the last century (in 1900 it was little more than a village). The establishment of electronics firm Philips here, however, saw it become a centre of the Dutch tech industry. These days it’s a brainy, trendy town, that’s more than worth your time. Perhaps more importantly, though, it’s a travel hub for budget airlines, and an overnight stay may make it easier to handle those early departures.
In this regard, the hotels of Eindhoven know their market. Smart, efficient, and comfortable, they’re mostly excellent places to bed down for the evening, often with good onsite facilities. Nevertheless, we’ve delved through those on offer to find you some of the best (and best value) options in this regard.
From €84/ night
Very centrally located, this hotel actually sits on Eindhoven’s main market square, and for that, is great value. Its rooms are comfy and very spacious, and there’s a café onsite, excellent for sitting in and watching the city bustle past. Then, come the evening there are bars and restaurants a-plenty right on your doorstep. WiFi comes as standard and there are en-suites to all rooms.
From €105/ night
A hotel that resembles – unsurprisingly given its name – some of the most top end and trendy student accommodation that you’re ever likely to come across. Don’t worry, every room has its own private bathroom and shower (and air conditioning and flat-screen TV!), but it’s the communal spaces where this place really shines: table tennis and pool are there to be played by whoever wants to. A great place to pause and unwind between destinations, almost a destination in itself!
From €99/ night
Located in the centre of Eindhoven, this large and comfortable hotel combines some traditional stylings with modern conveniences to make for a very welcoming, trouble free stay. With desks and comfy chairs, the rooms here have an idiosyncratic, homely quality, and there’s a café-restaurant with a terrace onsite, meaning you won’t have to search too far for a good meal. That said, the immediate surrounds are crammed with restaurants and bars as well, so should you be staying for a few nights there’s plenty of opportunity to explore.
From €95/ night
A shrine to modern comfort, this hotel, situated on Wilhelmina Square, just 10 minutes from the main train station is a stylish central option in which to enjoy your time in Eindhoven. With plenty of dark wooden features, and sturdy canvas chairs lining the tables of its terrace, it’s as close to luxury as budget hotels get. Accordingly, the rooms too come with everything one could want from a modern resting post, with sheets so soft that the only danger is if you’re passing through the town to catch an early morning flight you might struggle to leave them and make it to the airport on time.
From €115/ night
Darkly featured and subtly quirky, the Boutique Hotel Glow is a place you might consider should you feel like stretching those purse strings a touch to buy into a more unique experience. There’s unusual plastic moulded furniture in every room, and luxury toiletries come complimentary in every en-suite. Large flat-screen TVs and Internet come as standard, of course. This hotel is also right in the middle of things: the nightlife of Eindhoven awaits!