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“Do not take the attic room!” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Stad en Land
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stationsweg 92-94, 1815 CE Alkmaar, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Alkmaar
Melbourne
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Do not take the attic room!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We were given the attic room and lugging cases up two flights of typically steep twisting Dutch stairs late at night gave us little joy. The room itself was worse: 3 single beds, terry towelling sheets, a bathroom my husband couldn't stand up in and curtains which did not adequately shut out the light. It was also in a noisy (albeit convenient) location. Unfortunately our room cost exactly the same as our friends who were given the 'royal suite!' The breakfast was good but we changed hotels the next day and paid the same amount to stay in a lovely business hotel around the corner.

Room Tip: The attic room is a shocker but the 'royal suite' seemed quite nice.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011 via mobile

I have stayed at the Stad en Land on numerous and will continue to do so. The location of the hotel is excellent as it is opposite the bus and train stations.
The rooms are basic, pretty much what you would expect from a 3 star. Breakfast is the traditional cereals, bread, cold meats, cheese, coffee, etc, etc. Nothing special, but perfect to start your day.
The hotel is family run and it shows with how friendly they are with their guests.
The price is very reasonable and this hotel is perfect for solo, couples and families.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Taking the train directly from Schipol, and without walking more than 150 m in total, to get to my room in less than an hour is what I call convenient. This hotel is basic and inexpensive. Rooms in various shapes and sizes and some in adjacent buildings. Breakfast is continental: cereals, meats, cheese, toast, coffee/tea, etc. Location in Alkmaar is a short walk to the town centre - 10 minutes. I normally rent a bike at the rail station. As a solo traveller I just want is a clean bed and a quite room. I've stay here regularly when visiting Holland and it ticks all my boxes. Not suited to party animals and marginal for young families. WiFi was a bit spotty but access is available in the bar.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jyväskylä, Finland
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Hi.

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel with our kids. The family room we booked was located in the attic-floor of the Dutch-style building. So the family room actually consists of 2 rooms, which was nice arrangement. The hotel consists of several houses within a same block, the receprion is in the bar. Staircases to this family room were narrow and steep so no change to get e.g. baby buggies in. This might cause some challenges also to small children and people with disabilities. Luckily we had only our luggage. Room was clean and beds were ok.

Location of the city is good. If you want to experience Amsterdam, here is regular train service and the journey takes 40 minutes from hotel door to Amsterdam Centraal.

Tips:
-Amsterdam by train is cheap and fast
-Bergen am Zee is nice beach, oly 20 minutes drive
-Use the q-park at the train station for parking.

Prepare for:
-Steep and narrow staircases
-No airconditioning
-Hotel reception and breakfast is at Bar which is not 24-hours open
-The noise from the street and station may disturb your sleep

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2008

I've stayed here twice, each time for about a week and usually in the Spring/early Summer. It is a small quiet family run hotel with basic amenities. Internet is available at the bar.
It is convenient to central Alkmaar, (-10 minute walk), to the train station (100 m). About 40 minutes by train from central Amsterdam and less than an 1 hour door-to-door from the Schipol Airport terminal to the hotel by train (very convenient).
The hotel is basic, comfortable and clean and represents value for those who don't have a need for facilities and decor normally offered by those hotel displaying multiple stars.
There are bars, restaurants, pastry shops and fast food outlets within 100 - 200 m.
The central bus station is part of the train station complex and is directly across the road.
Clients appear mostly to be middle aged rather than young and noisy.
Bike rental is available at the train station

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2008

Conveniently located opposite the rail and bus station, just 10 minutes' walk from the town centre. Check-in takes place at the hotel bar. I was allocated a ground-floor room in an adjacent house just around the corner and given a separate front-door key to come and go as I pleased. Accommodation was basic , the bed narrow and not very comfortable. There was no plug supplied for the wash basin and initially no bath towel. Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel bar.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The bed was rather uncomfortable.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2007

Stayed 1 night. Hotel is opposite station but this is pointed out on website.
You go in the bar to sign in and rooms are a couple of doors down - room I had didnt have ensuite but had own wc/shower opposite. Basic - double bed in a converted feront room - clean tidy nowt flash but at 57 euros inc a very good breakfast it was value.

Whilst it was opposite the station i disagree with previous review - the area was not rough or frightening - far from it.

Recommend for budget types who wanta bed and a tv and shower but not looking to spend all day in there room

  • Liked — Cheap and functional
  • Disliked — Not en suite
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Stationsweg 92-94, 1815 CE Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Alkmaar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Alkmaar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Stad en Land 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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