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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
Oslo, Norway
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good choice when travelling by car”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were three friends - got a huge room, a lot of space, one bath and an extra toilet, nice room for relaxing, but we spent the time - evening and morning- in the city of Haarlem, walking from the hotel straight into the shopping street and to the old city center. Easy parking near by in the public parking house.
Pleasant breakfast room, nice food and service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This hotel is perfectly situated, it's located in the really lovely sedate town of Haarlem with the added benefit of a relaxed 15 minute train ride into the busy city of Amsterdam.
An easy and relaxed bus ride to and from the airport made this city break even better.

Hotel is quite basic but very nice - just what you need as you aren't spending too much time in the hotel. Very good selection at breakfast, we didn't eat an evening meal so don't know how good that was - we tried nearby restaurants. Staff were all very nice and helpful.
The only thing I can think of that was a down point (and I am really trying to think) is there wasn't any air conditioning in the breakfast restaurant, which would have been beneficial as we were lucky enough to have fantastic weather - apart from that I can't think of anything else.

You must try cycling to the coast from Haarlem - this is well worth it! About a 30 minute cycle ride very easy and relaxing, also around Haarlem itself. Also try cycling around Amsterdam you can see so much more.

We also did an open top boat trip around the canals of Amsterdam - 'blue boat trips' which was on a smaller scale and more personnel and not the big glass covered boats which were less intermit and bigger.

All in all we had a very good trip and we would use this hotel again - Enjoy you're holiday.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I stayed at the Golden Tulip Lion D'Or for one night due to the proximity to an office.

The hotel is dated, the room was very large but faced the train station therefore was awfully bright at night due to the outside lights. The bed was awful - very soft and narrow.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had two nights here 23-24 June and were very happy with the room service and breakfast. Staff extremely helpfull. Hope to stay here again in the future.
Great location next to station where a trip to Amsterdam is only a few minutes away.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights. The hotel itself is very dated. Rooms are tired.The bar is not satisfactory. The breakfast was nothing exciting, with big jars of jam and nutella where everyone gets to put their cuttlery in. Sausages were'nt nice, there was a big plate for you to make your eggs yourself.
The location is good however, not too far of the city centre. And the staff were very friendly and helpfull.
All in all very expensive for a very mediocre hotel. Not worth its 4 star rating.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This hotel is perfectly situated for access to the train into Amsterdam. The rooms are clean and comfortable. A TV with cable and free Wi-Fi internet is provided. A small safe is also provided for all you valuables. As with most European hotels expect to have to leave your key at the front desk before you depart the hotel for the day. If you have an extra day explore Haarlem too, it is a nice city as well and this hotel, while on the outskirts is a wonderful starting point.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in may 2013 .Its a clean well maintained spot with excellent and friendly staff.Tthe rooms are somewhat dated but very clean and comfortable.Haarlem is a lovely town and the town centre is 5 mins away.However the real attraction is the proximity to the train station which has trains leaving every 15 mins to Amsterdam centraal station,a 15/20 min journey.This is a relatively inexpensive base for a trip to Amsterdaam.We found the dutch people very friendly and really enjoyed our trip.We used the ryanair flight to Eindhoven which meant a 20 min bus ride to Eindhoven Train station and a 1 hr 20 min train journey to Amsterdaam centraal station (39 return).It was cheaper than flying to Amsterdam direct but quite a long journey.We were 3 lads going to a match ,so it wasnt a problem, but if i were on a family trip I would travel direct.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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Also Known As:
Golden Tulip Hotel Haarlem
Golden Tulip Haarlem
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