Stayed four nights and choose the hotel on the internet due to the location. We had arrived in Amsterdam by ship and took the train to Haarlem. The hotel is across the square from the train station which was extremely convenient. But it is not noisy or remote from the town centre. It was a ten minute walk down a main street to the central market, with shops and restaurants all along the route. Easy access to shopping and to a wide variety of restaurants on foot. The breakfast was good with a variety of choices. Room was clean and able to open up the windows. We travelled with 3 couples and the only issue that arose was that one of the 3 was charged a different rate even though we all booked online at the same time. The hotel would not honour the reduced rate and told our travel companions that they had to take it up with the main office for The Golden Tulip, not with Lion D'Or. That was definately poor service and left a bad taste. I highly doubt that any McDonald's franchise would tell you to contact head office if your hamburger was not cooked properly. So look at your online registration information carefully before you go to avoid any problems. Would have given a higher rating if not for this problem.