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Van der Valk Hotel ARA

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Veerweg 10, 3336 LM Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

friendly staff at the reception, we rented a bike for one day, ideal hotel to walk or bike. Rooms are large, very neat, vieuw on the river. We had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant, again friendly staff. In the morning, I used the sauna, fitness and swimming pool: great facilities!

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Luik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to spend a nice weekend with my girlfriend, no rush, just both of us. It would have been difficult to find something better then ARA. Nice place to relax, nice view on the Oude Maas, nice staff, nice wellness, a lot of space, good food, beautifull bar. You should hire bikes and go to Dordrecht. The way to... More 

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ringwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel, even better if can get a good deal/package/special arrangement. We always pay the small amount extra for the river view on the middle floor. Beautiful, spacious rooms, fabulous bathroom, great view from the balcony of the river and all of the river traffic. Fully equipped with tea making facilities, BBC one and two. Decent, fast, free WiFi everywhere.... More 

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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Near the water, river Oude Maas, nice view, good food, very friendly helpful staff, plenty of parking, cycles for rent, good place for wedding, meeting, celebrations, just a weekend away etc. Love this place. We use this hotel also for our business relations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice hotel well located along the river Maas, in a quiet area surrounded by nature, ideal for bike rides. People working at the reception were very nice and helpful. Rooms are large and clean. The restaurant is as good as the hotel with good service, delicious food and a delightful view on the river. I would recommend this place... More 

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Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We loved this hotel, especially the wonderful river views. We rented bikes and enjoyed the yummy breakfast buffet. Staff was helpful and spoke English and German perfectly. Would definitely stay here again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Large rooms with nice bathroom amenities. Great restaurant and buffet breakfast make this place very nice. Rooms have a river view with a porch. I stay here for business and the wifi works well. Large tv with channels in english too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I took a special offer in my emails and am really glad I did. Normally, I avoid hotel restaurants as overpriced and such, but at this hotel you don't have much local selection and we had dinner included in the package. For the package we were given a choice for each course and it was all great. Top-level cuisine from... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Although remote, it is very easy to get to from the motorway and exceeded our expectations. In a lovely setting next to the river, very quiet. We had a fantastic room - huge! bar area outside is nice where you can enjoy watching the boats go by. Dinner was good and breakfast buffet excellent. Large pool and nice sauna. Highly... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I stayed here a number of occasions on business trips. Location wise is very convenient for me. You would need a car to move around though. Overall, I am very satisfied with Hotel Ara. Rooms are clean. Wifi is good and the service in restaurant and bar is good. All the staff I encountered are courteous.

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