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Hotel de Walvisvaarder

Lies 23, Terschelling 8895 KP, The Netherlands
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Terschelling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012
raobert Namur, Belgium
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Namur, Belgium
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stayed in the "Tuinsuite" at 115 €/day including Bf and I recommend the place. The suite has a total of 3 separate rooms, 2 TV's, jacuzzi type bathtub and Turkish bath shower (stoombad). Everything is tastefully decorated and spotless clean but the room heating, delivered through the floor, is a bit low. It does not let itself regulate through... More

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42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

This is a tremendously large hotel for the island of Terschelling with around 100 hotels rooms. The rooms and the surroundings are very basic, which made the hotel overpriced (at 100 euros/night). Moreover, it lacks charm. They offer a set menu in the evening (at 22 euros), but the rice with chicken seemed unappealing.

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68 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

This hotel is located at the less developed end of the island. Lots of cute sheep and horses to look at close by. We had a garden suite. It was quite big with a separate room for the kids with a cute inbuild bed. The garden view a bit dissapointing as it's really just a patch of grass. Games and... More

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Aussie (Netherlands)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Stayed over the easter break at the Hotel de Walvisvaarder with our baby daughter. We had originally asked to have a garden suite but the hotel suggested another spot as they said perhaps the garden suites were not so baby friendly. So we ended up with a nice room but with a not so nice view of the outside bar.... More

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

Put simply, there wasn't anything you could fault at De Walvisvaarder. I stayed here with five girlfriends for a weekend break. The staff are very friendly and nothing seems too much hassle to them. We stayed in a luxury room which was spacious and nicely furnished. The bathroom had a bath and separate shower. The breakfast buffet offered a decent... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2007

Very friendly staff. Excellent facilities - free sauna and bikes to hire for very reasonable price! Breakfast buffet was wonderful - everything you could possible want! I recommend eating in the hotel in the evening - a set menu with salad buffet which changes every day. Food was wonderful and such good value! Roaring open fire in the centre of... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2007

De Walvisvaarder is a nice hotel in the middle of the island Terschelling. We stayed here twice, both times were excellent. The hotel has some different rooms. We've only stayed at the biggest suites or rooms. (I believe they have 2 or 3 of these) The normal rooms didn't look too big to me when I sneaked in from the... More

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Address: Lies 23, Terschelling 8895 KP, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Terschelling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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