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“Good business hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Van der Valk Ridderkerk
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Krommeweg 1 | Ridderkerk, 2988 CB Ridderkerk, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ridderkerk
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Fritzlar, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good business hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I stayed here with some colleagues and it is a new, modern (maybe a design) hotel. The rooms are very big with flat screen TV and free WLAN. Big ensuite facility equipped with tub and shower but no heating. Also in the room no "normal" heating with radiators but via air condition. The beds are not so brilliant; only 90 cm width and quite smooth mattress. The restaurant is very good with a big variation of meals especially seafood. Take care if you order a soup as starter: the French onion soup of my colleagues was nearly cold. So order a hot soup. Very good breakfast (also English breakfast available) with a very good coffee for a hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed at the Van Der Valk for a week on business and I was very impressed indeed. This hotel has everything, the rooms are first class, large and roomy and spotless. The food is fantastic and the staff very helpful and friendly.

Quick check in on arrival from very friendly staff who made sure everything was covered.

Free wireless in every room and in the looby / bar area and connection time via KPN is instant. There lobby area is excellent for sitting after breakfast or after work, having a drink and checking mail etc.

The selection of food on offer at breakfast was fantastic - everything anyone could want. Evening menu also superb and the chef(s) are very good.

Only one small issue with the hotel was its a bit out of the way. There is nowhere within walking distance and if you decide to go for a walk beware as cyclists and passing cars will soon warn you about walking on the cycle paths...I found this hard to understand as there are no sidewalks - only cycle paths...?

All in all a fabulous hotel which i would definatlely use again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We went to this hotel as there was an event at Ahoy which was only 10 minutes drive from the hotel. All staff were so friendly and helpful! We checked in, no dramas.

Room very clean, good size, large bathroom. Massive bath and best shower ever! Be warned, no kettle in the room! There is a small fridge though that we stocked with some bottled water.

We ate in the hotel one night and the food was very good and reasonably priced, about 15€ for a main course. Breakfast was great! (No english teabags though) but large range of fruit teas, coffees, orange juice. Lots of selection of meats, cheeses, pastries, eggs, cooked foods, cereals.

Barendrecht train station is about a 15-18€ taxi ride, train to Amsterdam from Barendrecht is about 30€ return. Rotterdam station is a bit further about a 30€ taxi ride.

Overall a great hotel and will be back next year!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

...been staying there for a couple times now and must say it's neat, clean and good for a good nights sleep. Can only recommend for biz travel though.
Little tip: on the second floor in the inside area there are a couple vending machines for drinks and snacks like chips/crisps, Snickers and so on. Minibar in room was empty...

Food as always excellent. Breakfast with big variety, always fresh. Restaurant is superb! Always have the Caesars Salad with Shrimps there, excellent. Excellent Steaks too I am told by biz partners. No cherry in apple sauce...what the heck Van der Valck??? :) ;)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Padova
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226 reviews 226 reviews
77 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have visited several Van der Valk hotels in Holland and the standards are always very high. The rooms are spacious and bright. Bathroom is spacious and very clean. Free wifi is always available and of very good quality. The restaurant and breakfast is very good even though the waiter we found was a little "slow" !! I would reccomend both for holiday and for business.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good rooms with a free mini-bar--a real contrast to the usual mini bar rip offs.

The breakfast was super. Not much more to say. Very content with this hotel and the price was very good at €105 per room per night.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Twello, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We used it for overnight stay after a concert in Ahoy. Rooms are clean, good sized, bathroom was good size with with walk-in shower, bath of good length. Very friendly reception.
Despite it is located at a very busy highway no traffic sound in the room.
Easy to reach Ahoy by car just in 6 minutes.
Food and beverages are excellent and at a very good price value. The restaurant was loaded with people, but the service was still very friendly and impeccable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Van der Valk Ridderkerk

Address: Krommeweg 1 | Ridderkerk, 2988 CB Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Ridderkerk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ridderkerk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Ridderkerk 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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