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Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Marijke
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dorpsstraat 23-25, 1861 KT Bergen, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Bergen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Okay, but definitely not 4 stars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hotel is definitely not what it pretends to be. It is rather a simple 3 star hotel than a 4 star. That said it has some good points. It is nice and quiet, within walking distance of the centre, it is clean and it's buffet breakfast offers a lot of choices. We stayed in one of the annexes of the main house, which had the atmosphere of some high way motel in a roadmovie. Rooms are small and simple. Price is okay for what you get.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

First note, this is not a 4 star hotel. An average 3 star is probably about right.

We stayed for one night in a junior suite because the photo of the standard room on the website looked horrid. Room was a good size, cheap wooden laminate on the floor, old small bathroom, but everything was clean. The bed was very average, the mattress was far too soft and it had a foam topper on the mattress which made it even softer.
The only issue we had was that the door would not lock which made having a key irrelevant as you could just open the door at will. We highlighted it at the time but the staff were non-plussed with what to do. Because Bergen is not exactly a high crime area we ignored it and nothing came from this.
Reception, bar and restaurant staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Breakfast was good.

Location is very good. its only a 10 minute walk to the central area of Bergen which has a good selection of restaurants and shopping.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is an old hotel, located in a nice, quite area. The hotel certainly has a special character and is rather cosy but it doesn't derserve 4 stars. The rooms are very small and part of the equipment is worn out or not working. The hair dryer for instance made a terrible sound (worn out), some lamps were not working and a radiator in the bathroom was dripping water. Besides that, the service was rather good and the breakfast was very good. It is possible to rent bycicles (also electrical) from the hotel. Internet was free and working properly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

OK hotel in the center of the charming little town of Bergen. Reception staff was very friendly and helpful. The staff serving on the terrace could be a little more attentive. The room was fine but bathroom was very small and the shower somewhat difficult to handle (temperature regulation etc).
Based on comfort and amenities, this is rather a 3 star than a 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Bunch of houses transformed into a single hotel.

First thing one notices is the smell of older humid houses. Breakfast is OK. Price was on the low side. on the other hand.

At the end of the day, if one needs to do business in the area, place will do. But it's really more like two stars.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

Nice hotel in Bergen. There is still a bit of work that needs to be done here in the change over to a Fletcher hotel, but it is otherwise quite pleasent. The menus are a bit limited, but the food was good.

Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

Overall, the hotel needs a refurbishment. However, except one problem with the heat (not working during the night, but we've been told it is not their policy and they are trying to fix it) we had a good experience and we found the hotel to be quite ok.
We arrived in a cold but nice winter day in Bergen. The hotel is composed of several 1 floor buildings close to the main one (where the restaurant is located). We have asked in our reservation for a particular room, as it had good reviews on TripAdvisor. The building where we stayed (actually the term house would be more appropriate) is located just opposite the restaurant, so it was quite convenient going for breakfast.
The pluses
The location is excellent for a nature lover. Central but still quiet.
Room: Good size room, enough space for a baby cot. We had our own cot, otherwise you can have one from the hotel for 7,50 per night. The room had a sofa and a chair, with a low table in between; also a desk with Internet (Ethernet cable).
The room had two big heaters and the temperature was ok most of the time. However we discovered that during the night no heat was provided.
Also, everything was provided for making a tea or instant coffee - except the tea itself.
We had a Jacuzzi in our bathroom (which we used only once, despite our initial enthusiasm). Also there was a separate shower.
Food: We only had breakfast in hotel's restaurant, and we appreciate the fruit salad as very good!
Free parking! (rare in Holland)

The minuses
No heat during the night (23.30 to 5.30).
Two double beds, a real double bed would have been nice.
One set of lights (above the wardrobe) was not working.
One spot in the bathroom was not functioning. The heater in the bathroom was only partially working.
The parking is free, but only for about 15 cars, otherwise cheap (3,50 per day) in the street - but the street is narrow and the hotel has 90 rooms.
The receptionist in our last day was having limited information about their fidelity programme, despite having flyers and subscription forms all over the hotel - so sign up online if you are interested in Best Western's fidelity programme ;-) However we did received our fidelity card in the mail about a month later, which means the receptionist finally figured out where to send our subscription form.

The city is small but very nice, lots of cozy restaurants and pubs. We have visited the Zee Aquarim, a few km away (free parking during low season!) and had a short walk on the beach. The city of Alkmaar is also worth a visit - we went for the famous cheese market only to discover it is only during the summer!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dorpsstraat 23-25, 1861 KT Bergen, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Bergen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Marijke 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bergen Aan Zee
Bergen Aan Zee Best Western

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