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Carlton Square Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baan 7, 2012 DB Haarlem, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Haarlem
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30 hotel reviews
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“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Haarlem is a lovely little town, with all the charm of Amsterdam and none of the frenetic craziness! The Carlton Hotel is well positioned for tourists - an easy walk to the shopping area. While this cannot be described as a luxurious or boutique hotel (probably a US three star),it was more than adequate and good value. The rooms (we had an executive room) are a nice size. Our double bed was actually two twins with a foam mattress topper - quite comfortable. The bathroom had recently been redone - it was small, with only a shower, but quite adequate. I loved the free minibar, with alcoholic drinks and snacks included. Breakfast was standard hotel fare - adequate but not exceptional. This hotel seems to be a favorite for large tour groups, so was sometimes very full. They seemed to cope, however. Reception staff were obliging and friendly. We rented their bikes one day - they were in excellent condition and reasonable at €15 per day.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear BigBree!

Thank you for your beautiful and detailed recommendation an being an Ambassador for the nice city of Haarlem!!
Hope to welcome you back one day soon.

With kind regards,


Anneke Rompa
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We went to Amsterdam, with another couple, we had amazing time, which began with our stay at the FABULOUS Carlton Square Hotel, the rooms were spot on. The staff could not do enough for you. When you stay there you have to visit the Wiskey Bar, they had us try a 18 year old Wiskey, which I am a champagne girl, but it went down smoothly. We went on canal rides, we had a meal at the restaurant around the corner, I must say thinking of going again for my birthday in July. If you have not stayed at this hotel you will not be disappointed, you have a lot to see in the area, Museums, cathedrals, and it is about 20mins away from the hussle and bustle of the city area.

Room Tip: Everything you need or want is in Haarlem, so we just stayed in this area.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear Sharon,

I have really enjoyed reading the kind words of a real ‘Champagne girl’! Hope to welcome you back in July again!

With kind regards,


Anneke Rompa
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great hotel, always excellent service and ideally located a short walk from plenty of dining and drinking places in Haarlem. I'm a regular guest here and always enjoy my stay. There is a nice restaurant and bar in case you prefer to stay in house.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dearest Spherehopper,

I am so happy to read about your positive experiences! Your hapiness makes me happy too!
Wishing you well,and hope to welcome you back very soon!

With kind regards,

Anneke Rompa
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Paris, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Nice hotel down town Haarlem. Try restaurant Parck if you visit Haarlem.
Haarlem is just 15 minutes from Amsterdam and Zandvoort beach.
Every saturday and sunday nice markets.
Ask reception about what to do

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the compliments. We will share the recommendation with our neighbors restaurant Parck.
Hopefully we can welcome you again in Haarlem.

With kind regards,


Anneke Rompa
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed with 6 persons for the easter weekend and had a very pleasent stay.
The rooms, the food, the service and the location were all very good for reasonable prices.
There is a large parking garage unterneath the hotel and the old citycenter of Haarlem is just a 10 minute walk away.
Also the whiskey bar in the hotel is worth a visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear Jan Jaap,

Thank you for your kind words about our facilties and location.
And great that you share this with the travel community.

With kind regards,


Anneke Rompa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

It's a lovely hotel. We have a suitable room. its interesting point was its location .it locates in center of Haarlem and you can walk in a lovely street to central station . It takes only 20 minutes, during your walking you see a lot of stores and a beautiful church.
It's so easy to go keukenhof garden. Bus stop is near hotel and you can get bus 50 and enjoy your pathway. There are very good WiFi and friendly personal. We enjoyed too much.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Fereshteh,

Your comments about our hotel and the city Haarlem are very much appreciated.
We would also like to thank you for the Keukenhof recommendation; a must see for our future guests….

With kind regards,

Anneke Rompa
General Manager
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The staff is well trained and they are very helpful. Rooms are very cozy.. they have the tea coffee making facility with mini bar. The breakfast could be improve but its value for money. They have a outside terrace its very cleaned. The property is centrally located and you could walk to the city center..

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CarltonSquare, General Manager at Carlton Square Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Mr. Dissanayake

Thank you for your kind words about our staff, truely appreciated.
I hope to welcome you back one day soon...

Appreciating your sharing,

With kind regards,


Anneke Rompa
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Address: Baan 7, 2012 DB Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carlton Square Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carlton Square is an intimate 4-star Haarlem hotel in the heart of the charming city of Haarlem, combining international allure with luxurious ambiance and genuine hospitality. As you walk through the front door of our Haarlem hotel you will immediately feel drawn in by the staff, design and interior. The warmth of the cosy lounge and crackling fire in the hearth instantly give our guests that 'home away from home' feeling.Carlton Square, with 122 hotelrooms, is situated in the heart of the shopping district. Only 10 km from Schiphol International Airport and the Amsterdam RAI Congress Centre, the Carlton Square Hotel is located in Haarlem city centre just off one of the main roads leading to Amsterdam. ... more   less 
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