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Van der Valk Volendam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wagenweg 1, 1145 Katwoude, The Netherlands   |  
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Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
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“A very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A very nice modern hotel near Amsterdam. The rooms and beds are very comfortable and clean. We liked that the hotel was warm, as it was somewhat cold outside, even it was July, so that we could bath the kids. The breakfast was extremely perfect, it was delicious and had too many choices. The hotel is very close to Volendam and Edam, must-see small villages, and Amsterdam is 15 minutes by drive. It's a bit hard to find.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I went on a trip in August of 2013 in Europe with three friends during which we visited 4 countries and we stayed in about 6 different hotel ranging from 3.5 to 4 stars. This hotel is by far the best one. We took a triple room which was spacious and very clean. I fell in love with the bathroom which had a walk-in shower and a tub. The room also had a balcony which was nice and to top it off there was free internet with the room. The hotel is located in a very beautiful area at the same time it was close to Amsterdam and public transportation. The staff were very friendly & professional. I also had dinner in the hotel restaurant and it was very good. Simply this hotel made my stay in the Nederlands more enjoyable. I highly recommend it and I will defiantly be going back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Our last hotel stop on a 16 day tour of Europe by motor cycle - many of our overnight stops were at budget hotels, so this was to be our treat for surviving a journey of over 2000 miles in mixed weather. The not so good first - In many ways this fitted the bill, but there was a 'however'. Fitness area was small, and the pool not full sized - we had every intention of using this as a wind down before the ferry home, but it was too cramped and the attendant unwelcoming, so we chose the bar instead ! this was the second 'but' .. we had of course expected 'hotel prices' for food and drink, but these exceeded our expectations, the food was lovely, and portions generous, but at a price. Now for the good parts, bar and waitressing staff very good, chatty and helpful without being over the top, room very clean. shower good, bed good, quiet and a good view. Great bus service into Volendam - a lovely town, and well worth a second visit. We intend to return, and we will stay at this hotel, despite the caveats.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I stayed here as part of a wedding group for 2 nights and all in all it was good value for what we paid . Make use of the free swimming pool if you can.
3 small points I must make for anyone wishing to stayhere.
The lighting in the room is very dim and I know others have mentioned this on here, I personally could not read a book after dark.
Not all rooms appear to be air conditioned, on floor 3 we had it but a floor 1 room did not so make sure your room has it in the summer or ask for another room.
The buffet breakfast price at 12 euros seems overpriced so stock up or eat out if you can,

Room Tip: Ask for air conditioning in the summer.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very good value for money. Clean comfortable rooms. Had an evening on the terrace being served by very friendly waiters. Very nice ambience - candles/ fires etc - though the fores were't really needed to be lit on th hottest evening of the whole year - so sat far away form them as we could . Drinks reasosnably priced. Breakfast a good choice. Delicious squeezed orange juice. Would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Nice room, peaceful surroundings, good food and drink, reasonable value.

The only thing needing attention:
Beds should use fitted bottom sheets as the ones used now are too narrow and will not tuck in and stay in!!
The bedside table lamps need stronger bulbs because with these one cannot read in bed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

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!

Cheers,

swissdiving
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.

Room Tip: Tricky, if you face out to the lake and fields'll be facing the main road. So during the week in...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Wagenweg 1, 1145 Katwoude, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Katwoude
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Katwoude
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Volendam 4*
Number of rooms: 131
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