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Van der Valk Hotel ARA

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Veerweg 10, 3336 Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine hotel, excellent location on the oude Maas. The rooms are spacious and clean. Food of the buffet could be better, especially lunch. The staff in the bar is quite bad. Some waiters refused to attend to me and my colleagues during my company event. Had to wait 15 minutes to just order a beer and when talking to the... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The hotel reservations where made buy others for me. The place was described as "in the middle of no where" Got to the room and opened the door and was impressed. Large standard bright room, huge bed, deck, big windows, large bathroom. Made the stay that much better. If possible get a room on the second floor, the view is... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at this hotel, taking advantage of a special package including a 4 course diner. We decided to stay 2 nights to discover few cities around (Rotterdam, Delft, and Dordrecht) and to benefit from the Spa available at the hotel. It was one of our best week ends in this area and a very good decision to extend the... More

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West Sussex
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This hotel is standard Van der Valk style, efficient, clean and lacking soul. It is a business hotel with various conferences being undertaken daily. Check in was efficient and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathroom had two door entry which is quite unique and clever. Entry to each floor is with your swipe card for additional security. There... More

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed at the Ara for one night, it is in the middle of nowhere so kind of trapped it you dont drive or have use of a taxi. The room, 223, facing the carpark was clean, bright and modern. Nice large bathroom with the usual amenities and wet room style shower next to the bath (a little odd tbh) and... More

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The rooms are great, but make sure to have a room with a view on the river, since views on the other side are boring and quite ugly... (parking lot). We were a bit disappointed in the wellness, since we expected more facilities than just a (nice) pool and a small sauna for a hotel that promotes a stay there... More

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Hergenrath, Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Booked a special offer DBB. Real value for money. We arrived early around 10:30am and hired bikes in order to cycle to Dordrecht. Our room was not ready as check-in was 14:00. On arriving back at the hotel around 15:15 we were told that our room was still not ready. We eventually got our room at 16:00. This is a... More

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South Shields
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel with excellent facilities inc swimming pool and sauna and friendly staff, great views of the river but location is isolated with nothing close by. Taxi to Dordrecht or Rotterdam are not cheap! Therefore the hotel prices are typically expensive at 5€ a beer and about 25€ for a main meal. Still worth it though and will be back... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Standard rooms here are rather large by any hotel's standards - they put me in mind of those in Singapore. Very large bathroon and dressing -room. Yes, it's slightly out of Rotterdam but if you can easily drive here, why pay twice as much in Rotterdam. Very rural setting and therefore a welcome break from the city. Large and spacious... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We try to stay here when we can on our occasional visits to the Netherlands. This experience was as good as all the others. The service was impeccable in all areas of the hotel that we experienced, from the friendly and informative desk staff, to the restaurant, and even the cleaners. The room was spotless, the view over the river... More

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Address: Veerweg 10, 3336 Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Zwijndrecht
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Hotel ARA 4*
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Van Der Valk Zwijndrecht
Van Der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands - South Holland

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Hotel ARA is a hidden treasure along the Oude Maas. It's a surprising location with a unique and fantastic aspect in a green environment and still only a 10 minutes trip from Dordrecht and Rotterdam. In all its diversity ARA offers you the perfect accommodation. Hotel ARA has more than 80 spacious hotel rooms available, of which 6 are splendid suites, all arranged very comfortably. 29 rooms have a magnificent view of the Oude Maas. For relaxation we offer you a large indoor swimming pool, sauna, sun bed and fitness area. You can make excellent trips close by on one of our rental bikes or jog kilometres along the many paths following the river or through the countryside. Next to the hotel there is a large parking lot with 240 free parking spaces. With its cosy appearance Hotel ARA's restaurant is the sparkling centre of the hotel. Our menu offers a large selection of dishes. We work according to traditional methods with each day fresh products. For groups of up to 35 people we have a 3 course menu with 5 selections of entrees and main courses. For the warmer months of the year we have available a very spacious patio with a stunning view of the Oude Maas. During good weather, lunch is always on the patio! Hotel ARA is located very centrally in nature at only 7 minutes from the A16. It is very accessible form Rotterdam (14 km), the Rotterdam-Den Haag airport (28 km), Dordrecht (9 km), and Breda (33 km). Hotel ARA is the ideal location for meetings, company events, parties, dinners, teambuilding sessions and trainings. No matter what your goal is, you can set it up in one of our 8 meeting spaces varying from 40 m2 up to 340 m2. Our largest hall has its own patio and bar. ... more   less 
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