The Best Hotels in Eindhoven for Every Traveller

Fancy staying somewhere that blends heritage with design?
Fancy staying somewhere that blends heritage with design? | Courtesy of Hotel Mariënhage / Expedia
Giovana Fleck

With its annual Glow festival, University of Technology and historic association with electronics giant Philips, Eindhoven has earned itself the moniker the City of Light. Innovations of technology and design are characteristic of this modern metropolis; here’s our enlightening guide to the top hotels in the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands.

1. Hotel the Match

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The stylish lobby at Hotel The Match, with a wooden table and chairs, potted plants, exposed pipes, and couches
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Hotel the Match is all about The Now: with online check-in, a Matchfixer instead of a manager and a clever partnership with local shops and restaurants to steer you to new places and flavours. All in all, a unique experience – and the bedrooms are bright, white and surgically clean, too. Staff go all out to make your stay as remarkable as possible and, right in the city centre, Hotel the Match is the ideal base from which to get to know Eindhoven like an insider.

2. Kazerne

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A bed, chair, grey drapes and large windows in a hotel room at Hotel Kazerne in Eindhoven
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Want to immerse yourself in Dutch creativity? Look no further than Kazerne – for good reason a member of the Design Hotels consortium. The whole aim is to inspire you through arty living, with sculptures and paintings at every turn. Inaugurated in 2019, Kazerne has become a meeting place for design professionals and a top spot for art admirers. Chef Giovanni Gabana conducts the kitchen, serving delicious vegetarian dishes with an Italian touch that are works of art in themselves.

3. Glow Design Hotel

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A bed, armchair, desk and large windows in a hotel room at Hotel Glow in Eindhoven
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Charm and contemporary style combine like a dream at Glow Design Hotel, with 40 stylish rooms in Deluxe, Superior and Executive categories. The same good looks are found in each space: chocolatey curtains and low, lunar lighting. It’s easy to reach by car or public transport, and you’re in the centre of Eindhoven. The mix of cosy atmosphere and enthusiastic hospitality is what keeps the fans of the brand coming back – it’s impossible not to feel instantly at home. The hotel also provides complete guides and assistance when you’re up for exploring Eindhoven – so do make sure you leave the cocoon of Glow, if only for a morning.

4. Boutique Hotel Lumière

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A bed in a modern, stylish hotel room with a high ceiling and shelving units at Boutique Hotel Lumière in Eindhoven
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Lightbulb moment: given the Philips connection, the name of this hotel, Lumière, makes perfect sense. It’s light in more ways than one: first the pale, comfy and luxurious rooms. Second, the effortless, non-intrusive service offered by staff at this fine boutique hotel, walking distance from Eindhoven’s trendy spots. You’ll get all the help you need when you come to explore, from outdoor pursuits to cultural hotspots.

5. Hotel Mariënhage

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Couches, tables and chairs in the large, open lobby space of Hotel Mariënhage, with white doors leading to the bar area
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This place has history: it’s part of the Order of St. Augustine, on the site of the old Mariënhage monastery. You’ll be surrounded by remarkable art and design. Shades of gold and cognac fill rooms hung with classic paintings, distinguished by outbreaks of elegant architecture. Your rarefied experience gets extra pizzazz from the meals served at the brasserie and bar; a dinner package offers a welcome drink, three-course dinner, buffet breakfast and a glass of fizz. All that – and you’re in Domusdela, in the heart of Eindhoven.

6. Winston B&B

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Five single beds in a hotel room with wooden beams and exposed brick at Winston B&B in Eindhoven
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Similarly central, Winston B&B fills all four floors of an atmospheric 18th-century building, with pretty views through sash windows. Inside, the look is gritty-chic, with exposed-brick walls in the renovated bedrooms, and slick white sinks. Good news for solo travellers – there are four single rooms. Teeter on a high stool in the ground-floor bar for a beer before heading out. The hotel is on Stratumseind, running from St. Catharinakerk to the river Dommel: a street that positively crackles with enticing nightlife.

7. Inntel Hotels

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A bed with bedside table and lamp in a hotel room at Inntel Hotels in Eindhoven
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Some of the suites belonging to this four-star have a truly enviable location, in the monumental Philips Light Tower, built in 1909, where the iconic brand’s first light bulbs were made and tested. The industrially high ceilings remain, lending atmosphere to this fine design hotel – they had to, as this is a heritage building. You’ll love the gleaming dark tiles of Brasserie Lumen, with its steaks and gorgeously gooey pizzas. For variety, you’re also close to loads of restaurants – as well as shops, art galleries, and museums.

8. Art Hotel La Reine

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A bed with a brown bedspread and orange headboard, armchair and desk in a hotel room at Hotel La Reine in Eindhoven
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Charm oozes from every brick of La Reine, a small and intimate hotel on Wilhelmina Square, just around the corner from the Philips Stadion (home of football club PSV Eindhoven). You might want to book a Superior for views over the square, but all rooms are crisp, clean and contemporary, with zingy orange headboards and tranquil, biscuity tones from beds to walls. You’ll have to step out to dine and live it up, but since you’re no distance from Eindhoven’s entertainment and shopping hubs, that’s no hardship – and the staff have a selection of the best the city can offer.

9. The Student Hotel Eindhoven

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Chairs and seating, and bright blue carpet, in the lobby area at the Student Hotel Eindhoven
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Student hotels are a rite of passage for young travellers desperate to explore Europe without bottomless bank accounts. Right beside Eindhoven’s central station, this place is a perfect example of the genre: neat, compact bedrooms with desks and private bathrooms, fresh bed linen and access to a well-equipped kitchen. At The Commons, the in-house dining space, you’ll meet friends that may last a lifetime over snacks and cocktails. And when you want to head out for fun about town, bikes are available to make exploring a blast in this hip, up-for-it city.

10. Queen Hotel

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A bed, desk and large windows in a hotel room at Queen Hotel in Eindhoven
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There’s something for everyone at this attractive little three-star, a leisurely five-minute walk from the railway station: single rooms, doubles, family spaces, even a Royal room with high ceilings and city views. From your room, you can look down over scenes of vibrant city life. To participate, make your way to the hotel’s Queen Restaurant, where regulars and guests mingle on the terrace for some of the city’s best salads, soups, burgers – and more.

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