On the eastern side of Eindhoven lies Mierlo, a sleepy residential town whose biggest attraction is the four-star Carlton De Brug Hotel. If you’re looking for a topnotch hotel with the largest leisure centre in the Netherlands, this is your only choice. But don’t be fooled by the uninspiring facade of this huge complex, as you can expect first-class service from start to finish. The spa area is especially attractive and hosts a wide variety of options for a healthy retreat. The rooms are quite spacious rooms, but an upgrade of the interiors would be a welcome addition to the experience.