Stayed at the Lion D'Or with my husband for two nights. Quick thirty minute journey from Schipol on a regular bus route. The room was a lot larger than expected, and the free Wi-Fi was a bonus. I really dont like the twin beds thing, but they were comfortable and the bathroom was spotlessly clean and up to date. I thought the shower could have had a little more punch - I like a hotel power shower that nearly knocks you off your feet. The first night the room was baking hot, with weird radiating heat from the bathroom walls. Once we worked out how to set the air conditioning to cool the place down I had a much better nights sleep.
The real selling point of this hotel is that the staff cant do enough for you. They were very friendly and efficient, and helped us to plan our days in the stunning town of Haarlem. The breakfast waitress even rustled up some scrambled eggs especially for my husband as he had commented the day before that they were good. I would stay in this 3-4 star hotel again because I felt very welcomed. The experience was certainly a lot more rewarding than the British chain hotels that are soulless and serve you a plastic breakfast for the same cost per night. I would heartily recommend Haarlem as an alternative to Amsterdam, if you like a bargain, and because it has a much more relaxed ambiance, great restaurants and some beautiful museums.
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