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Blooming Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Duinweg 5, 1861 GL Bergen, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Bergen
Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Something Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

They call the town of Bergen a little Hamptons, and it sure looks like it. The blooming is just off the road that leads to the town, set just inside the woods that lead to the many paths and trails that take you to the white dunes coast. The hotel is charming in every way but the room was a little too plain and shabby and a little too noisy in the morning. Among the facilities is a very nice pool area equipped with lockers and a small hot tub. The pool itself is an architectural beauty that uses lighting and colors to great effect, and would not be out of place in a James Bond movie set. Right outside the pool is a deck area for lounging during the warm months. Nearby is a sort of picnic area with tables shaded by white umbrellas and scattered, oddly-placed hammocks. Given the prevalence of sand among the woods, the place has a certain out-of-space quality to it. The breakfast buffet was excellent, complete with a large selection of breads, scrambled and fried eggs, tender bacon and muesli mixes. If it wasn't for the dissapointment of the room, I would have given this place a perfect rating.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A newly build hotel, rooms that have their own terrasses over water or in the garden, situated in the middle of a forrest, 1 km from a picturesque city, 2 km from the sea... these are the prefect ingrediënts for a perfect place. Recommend

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Very nice location, quit, in the dunes, near Bergen.Great to rent a bike. The bikes of the hotel are not so good so rent it in town. Rooms are small (althoug we had en spa room) and a very small bed. Looks nice but some details could be better done. Breakfast was super ! A great buffet, delicious bread and very good quality. Very friendly staff.

Room Tip: ask for a big unlimited room, best at a floor otherwise everyone can look into your room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The hotel self is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands, close to the artists town Bergen. It's on the edge of one of the biggest duneslandscaping in the Netherlands with foot- and byciclepaths leading to the beach. It is surrounded by trees, like it is in the middle of a forest. Rooms are simple, maybe on the small size, but comfortable, clean and quiet. Staff are friendly, the restaurant is outstanding; they use mostly natural ingredients for preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner. The poolarea is not too big, but big enough to swim around. Whirlpool is nice. The best thing one can do is take some longwalks in de dunes area to work up an appetite for eveningdinner which we have enjoyed all week. Take a short walk to the town of Bergen and walk around in the ancient and historic centre of the town, visit the deercamp and enjoy looking at hte architecture.

Room Tip: Rooms around the patio are less quiet than the rooms on the outside. On the other hand one can have...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen Scotland
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Im told it was a suite, it was very unusual, walk in the door, glass shower cubicle on the right, in the bedroom, just there, showering entertainment for the room guests, no place to hang a towel, you know what I mean, need to hang it somewhere right? Nope, had to leave on the floor outside, in the middle of the room? A sauna, yep, taking p lots of space, a big old sauna, Infra Red too, as in no coals, walk around the sauna, round the back, the sink? Goofy set up -But.
Great place, get the impression Steve Jobs may have had something to do with the place, IT, Silicon Valleyesk, off the wall kind of furnishings etc. Breakfast area, a bit of carry on walking around spotting stuff, fun though, the food was great, cheese country so no worries.
The setting for the hotel, in the heart of Bergen, not to be confused with Bergen Norway, Bergen NW Holland, you think you know Holland, go have a looksee at this part, mind blowingly beautiful, the Real Estate is outstanding.

Room Tip: Take time to have a look at the pool.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This hotel is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands. It's surrounded by trees on the edge of the dunes leading to the beach. Rooms are simple, on the small size,but very comfortable, clean and quiet. Staff are friendly and the mojitos are wicked! Food is good and lots of Fairtrade things to make us feel good. Pool is small, but beautiful and absolutely adequate for pottering around with our young daughter. The whirlpool is lovely. We've stayed here already twice and I am booking in again for next month. It is the hotel I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area of Alkmaar to Schagen. We're excited to have discovered it.

Room Tip: ASk about room size. They have all sorts of rooms spread out throughout the complex. Some are newer...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in very nice surroundings in the sand dunes and forrest around bergen. The hotel is very trendy and looks beautifull inside and out. We booked an unlimted room, which is the a few steps u from the standard rooms. And thus the price is much higher to. When we entered the room we saw a very very small room in which white was the dominating color. We had a bed, a tv and a small seat. A very small nathroom and lots of things broken. We had 1 big and 1 small towel. Not handy with 2 people. The soap bottles we put back empty by the previous guests it seemed. And we had stains on the bed. We expected something really exclusive and unlimited but it was smaller and more basic then a standard room at another hotel. I checked at the reception ( ver friendly staff!) to make sure it was an unlimited room and indeed it eas. We did not even have a seperate shower. We saw some other rooms when we walked the hallways and they were bigger and nicer it seemed, no clue what people had to pay for those. Breakfast was ok, but fresh orange juise should have been available.

Walking maps for the surrounding would be available a the reception but cos 4 euro's each..

Conclusion, very nice hotel, but this room was overpriced and terrible. No clue what kind of room you should choose to be in line with the total feeling of the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Duinweg 5, 1861 GL Bergen, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Bergen
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blooming Hotel 4*
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