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Golden Tulip Lion D'Or
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC Haarlem, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Haarlem
London, United Kingdom
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I have been staying at the Golden Tulip in Haarlem once a year for a number of years and it is a great hotel. It is well situated, close to the railway station and a short walk from the city square. The rooms are clean and well serviced and the staff most helpful and accommodating. The buffet breakfast is varied and ample. All in all, a great place to stay when you are in Haarlem...Oh and the herring is great in June!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Weatherford, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We had an excellent room with many services. Highly recommend staying here. The breakfast was wonderful. The staff made every effort to accomodate our needs such as an early breakfast the morning we left. The closeness to the train station makes this hotel very accessible. Connections to Amsterdam were very easy and staying in a smaller town was the right choice for us.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Olcott, New York, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Were referred here by Tulip Cycling. It is across the street from the train station. Leave the station and turn left. Room very nice. Breakfast good. Staff most helpful. A great hotel for the cost!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The hotel is located 2 minutes walk from the Haarlem train station, perfect for us because we planned to spend one evening in Amsterdam and needed to be in Haarlem early in the morning. We took the late evening train back to Haarlem and within 20 minutes (including train ride), we were in the hotel.

Interior decoration of the room is very basic. One switch for all the lights (no bed side lamp/light). There was iron and ironing board provided in the room but it's the cheapest type of iron that hardly does its job. Showel gel smells cheap, if you are fussy, bring your own.

Breakfast was good for us because all we need was fried eggs (DIY), fresh fruits, juices, good coffee, toast... They had some ham, meat and cheese i think.

If you get a good rate from this hotel, might be a good solution (when Amsterdam is fully booked) to stay here and travel to Amsterdam using the train. There is a train every 15 minutes or so and cost about Euro2something per trip if i am not mistaken.

When need to stay in Haarlem, i will return if i manage to get a good rate for the breakfast is exactly what we like.

Room Tip: We requested for a room not facing the street to avoid street noise. We got it. Although it has no v...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GTLiondor, Front Office Manager at Golden Tulip Lion D'Or, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Thank you for your review!
Two things we would like to comment:
"One switch for all the lights, no bed side lamp/light" > Bedside lamps are fixed on the wall and can be turned on with the main switch or with their own switch.
"There was iron and ironing board provided in the room but it's the cheapest type of iron that hardly does its job" > We are aware that the iron facilities in the rooms are not the best quality, but we have to use irons that auto switch off after 5 minutes for fire precaution regulations. Steam irons are available at reception on request.
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Stayed here 4 nights this February. Solo stay. Very close to the train station and a skip from where the 300 bus from Schipol berths. No more than a 10-minute walk from the city center - Grote Markt, St. Bavo, shopping, etc. - up Kruisweg, which itself has a lot of shops, coffee cafes, etc.

My room was very clean with a large bathroom, double bed, desk, table and chairs, TV, etc. All very ok. If you're looking for panache, high style, or an interesting B&B-type experience, this is probably not it, but it was reasonable, clean, convenient and had everything I needed. I did not try the breakfast buffet, which was included in the room price. I was annoyed at their asking for an additional fee for wifi - I think this is a must-have amenity now - so didn't avail myself of that option.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GTLiondor, Manager at Golden Tulip Lion D'Or, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experiences in our hotel.
We agree with your ideas about free WiFi.
Since March 2012 we offer free WiFi in all rooms and public areas!
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Hove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Haarlem is an excellent alternative if you’re looking for a weekend break that’s a bit different to Amsterdam. This hotel is adjacent to the bus & train station, but far enough away to not be affected by any noise. Bus takes only 30 minutes from Schiphol; there are 5-6 an hour.

Most of the action takes place in the area consisting of the main square (Grote Markt), and the roads off it. It’s only a 10-15 minute walk away, but is likely to take you much longer as the road you use is full of loads of interesting shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

The hotel has decent sized rooms, clean & tidy, all expected facilities – not much more to say really. Breakfast excellent (for Holland!) with both hot & cold choices. Helpful and friendly staff. All-in-all, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

This is a very convenient location to the train station. The staff was very helpful and accommodating as we checked in early. The room was clean and very comfortable, nice bath tub. Convenient as we were going to tour Corrie Ten Boom House, and it was within walking distance and also close to town square and lots of shopping. Great breakfast the next morning!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 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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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Lion D'Or

Address: Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Lion D'Or 4*
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