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“An enjoyable stay in a comfortable location” 4 of 5 stars
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De Palatijn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dillenburgstraat 1, 1814 JV Alkmaar, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Alkmaar
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“An enjoyable stay in a comfortable location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, which I had booked based on reviews on T.A.
It is well located in Alkmaar with plenty of parking outside.
Check in staff were helpful and friendly.
The room I had was huge and very clean with a nice comfy bed.
The only negatives were I had no towels and had to phone reception to bring them up, no minibar despite one being advertised, and the internet connection seemed to die every 10 minutes which was annoying when I was trying to work.
But this did not detract from an enjoyable stay at this hotel and I would probably come back if I came to Alkmaar again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I was originally put off staying at this hotel because of the medical facilities I didn't want it to be like a hospital! Nothing could be further from the truth. The hotel is marvellous for everyone who chooses to stay here. It does have great facilities for people with disabilities, I really loved the ajustable beds even though I am fit and healthy! Staff friendly and helpful rooms spotlessly clean and linen changed after 3 days. Also enjoyed the tea & coffee making facility in the room. We had breakfast which was really nice and included hot food and because it finished late the dining room was never that busy. We did not sample the dinner, but there is a lovely Indoniesian takeaway 2 minutes along from the hotel which served us fab food and 5 minutes along the road to the right of the hotel are two large supermarkets and also a hot food van which sells burgers, chips ect so you won't go hungry!! And of course Alkmaar town centre itself, is only a 10 to 15 minute walk away with all the cafes situated there. All in all a marvellous stay, only point I would make a shelf of some sort to store toiletries in the bathroom would be appriciated!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I'm just back from a stay in this Hotel, it was wonderful. The rooms are a good size, the adjustable bed was fantastic. (I could have spent all my time there) Big walk in shower room.The temperature outside was over 30c so the air conditioning was vital. Fridge and sink in the room which was really handy, also free wi-fi, there is a nice outside area to sit in at the back of the hotel.The hotel only 15 minutes walk from town centre. This is the 4th hotel I have stayed at recently in Alkmaar It's the only one with air-conditioning which made a big difference. This was by far the best hotel out of the ones I have stayed at and all in the same price range. With a good breakfast included in the price. Staff were really nice too. I would go back in a minute.
This is a care hotel with fantastic facilities for people with mobility problems, but don't let this put you off it's a really good hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We were searching for a hotel located near Amsterdam but outside the city with good road connections and free parking. The Palatijn was all that. The hotel is disabled-friendly so our toddler was easy to transport with the pushchair through the big doors with no thresholds.

The breakfast was with limited selection, but good enough for our needs. We didn't try the dinner.

The hotel staff was very friendly.

One suggestion, though. The hotel has a sauna section with multiple saunas and jacuzzis. The hotel lets in six random people at a time and you're not allowed to wear any swimwear. So unless you're fine being naked with random people of both sexes, skip the sauna.

Other than the somewhat surprising sauna experience, we were happy with the hotel and would go again.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Good hotel. Walking distance to centre of Alkmaar.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

I really like this hotel.

Visitting for business so can't really comment on location.
Rooms - well appointed, light and spacious.

Food - Breakfast was standard type fair.
Dinner was fanastic. Cheese board is the best. Not cheap though.
Staff - nice.

Room Tip: Lifts can be noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We read reviews on Tripadvisor first so were aware of the hotel's disabled facilities before booking. We like that attitude and de Palatijn has carried it off with style and grace. We would also echo the positive comments already made concerning the large, well equipped rooms and the excellent continental breakfast.

It was only a short and pleasant (sometimes picturesque) walk into the centre of Alkmaar and it is indeed a beautiful little town - as good as any Dutch town/city we have seen. We didn't have dinner in the hotel but - like the breakfast - it looked really good. For the price we paid we consider this hotel to be excellent value. The staff deserve praise too - they were all very pleasant and really helpful.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about De Palatijn

Address: Dillenburgstraat 1, 1814 JV Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Alkmaar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Alkmaar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — De Palatijn 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palatijn is a four star hotel, luxury facilities connects to a unique range of accommodation options. Housed in a modern building with all amenities. Close to the city Alkmaar, the hotel is the perfect place to relax. The 57 single and double rooms are spacious and well equipped. In the beauty salon BBeauty you can relax, but when you have some work to move, you can use the laptop in a quiet area on the Internet via the wireless network. The Palatijn Hotel is within walking distance from the center of Alkmaar. The beach of Egmond and forests of mountains are easily accessible by public transport or bicycle. Moreover, Amsterdam is only half hour away by train from Alkmaar. You can park your car free for the Care Hotel parking. The Care Hotel features an ION charging point for bicycles. ... more   less 
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