During summer holidays we went to the Efteling Park for 2 days and booked the Coca Cola Suite at the Efteling hotel.
The hotel is not near the main entrance of the park and has a dedicated parking for hotel guests. Upon our arrival the parking was pretty full but luckily enough we could find a last spot to park.
We went to the hotel lobby to pick up the entrance tickets for the park, we could not get into our room yet as rooms are only available for check-in as of 03.00PM. I had read online that there is no locked luggage room so we left our suitcases in the car.
Heading to the amusement park from the hotel only takes a 5 minute walk. Hotel guests have a dedicated entrance and exit which is a really nice extra as there are no waiting queues at all. Also as a hotel guest you can enter the park 30 minutes before the general public – although they should add more clearly that only a limited amount of the attractions are opened at that time.
After a long day at the Efteling we headed back to the hotel for some food and some rest. People at the reception were very friendly and it only took us a few minutes to get into our suite. The Coca Cola Suite is very nice but in my personal opinion maybe just a little bit overdone with all the decorations. Less would probably be more for this suite. The room is very spacious, including a separate bedroom with 2 large beds. There is also a large and nice seating area, which is covered with Coca Cola collectibles. The LCD TV is not too big but good enough. Unfortunately the second TV in the bedroom was not working – there was no signal on any of the channels. The bathroom is not too big and the bathtub is actually outside of the bathroom, next to the living area. A bit awkward but the kids loved it. The Jacuzzi option on the bath was a nice extra, again something the kids really enjoy.
We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Dinner was really nice with good food and great seating on the outside terrace. While we were eating the kids had a good time at the outdoor and indoor playground. Breakfast buffet had plenty of choice, tailored for both adults and kids.
The one thing that is annoying in the hotel is the limited number of elevators. There are only two. As a result in the morning about 25 people were queuing on our floor. After a long wait we eventually ended up descending using the fire stairs, like many of the other guests on our floor.
Overall our visit to the park combined with the stay at the hotel was great.
Other than the “hiccups” with the TV set and the hassle with the elevators everything was fine. The price for the suite seemed expensive but as it includes breakfast and entrance to the amusement park it is justifiable, at least for a family stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Efteling Hotel is a child-friendly, fairytale-themed hotel directly bordering the Efteling theme park, where you and your family can enjoy an enchanting stay, including unlimited access to Efteling. Located only 1.15 Hour away from Amsterdam, the Efteling is a unique theme park with a fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions, making it the ideal short-break destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Efteling Hotel Kaatsheuvel
- Golden Tulip Kaatsheuvel