I stayed in the Van der Valk in Düsseldorf Airport. An excellent Hotel and actually good value. So for our trip we chose the Van der Valk Volendam with similar expectation.
While in good condition, the hotel could do with a renovation. The rooms are a bit dated but otherwise clean. Although dated the all the fittings worked without a problem and the rooms were well maintined.
Because the prices were reasonable my wife and I chose to stay in a suite also because it had a spa bath. While we tend to be sceptical of spa baths we were pleasantly surprised as there was space in it for both of us.
We happened to get the suite at the far end of the hotel facing out to the lake and the main road. If you are a light sleeper on weekdays you might wake up early because of the traffic. But then you can watch the little lambs frolic in the fields.
Also it was a bit of a walk to the reception, bar and restaurant. Since we chose the hotel as a base for our travels around Holland that didn't matter. And since the breakfast buffet is actually quite extensive a little walk before and after the meals helps to burn off a calorie or two.
The bar of the hotel was a bit disappointing, long drinks were most definitely not their forte. Considering that it is a conference hotel, I would have thought that that would be a good reason to make a bit more effort there.
So all in all, it was a pleasant stay, in a large hotel that could do with renovating to be able to get top marks.
Would we stay there again? Yes because it is excellent value for money. And the hotel would get a rating of four to five if it was renovated!
PS. there was a review which stated that the food was not really satisfactory.
I tend to disagree. We ate well and enjoyed the food. Considering that it is a large hotel with a large number of guests we never had the impression that we ate canteen food.
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- Also Known As:
- Van Der Valk Volendam Hotel Katwoude
- Van Der Valk Volendam Katwoude