We stayed at this property on the last night of our trip before flying home. We had trouble finding affordable lodging in Amsterdam and Haarlem for under 300 Euro a night and with no 2 night minimum for this particular Saturday night, so we took this recommendation from our Rick Steves book. Here were my chief complaints:
-Walls are paper thin. You feel like the guests in the adjacent rooms are right next to you in bed.
-Rooms are TINY.
-Rooms are old and run down.
-I feel like they should charge lower prices more comparable to a hostel given the conditions.
Note that stairs are steep and narrow. Not a problem for me, but might be for someone. Wifi is free, but slow. If you get a room facing the square, you will likely not be able to sleep.
In an effort to not be 100% negative, here are a few nice things:
-Breakfast is included in the room rate.
-The location makes it easy to get to all of the attractions in Haarlem on foot or by bike.
-It is pretty close to one of the bus stops that takes you to the airport. Also, only about a 10 minute walk to the train station.
-Check in staff are friendly and will store your luggage until check in.
Haarlem is a gem, but I would not stay here again if I went back to Haarlem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Carillon!We're a small family-run hotel located at the heart of the beautiful city of Haarlem. We've just re-launched this hotel since January 2013 so we don't have many reviews just yet on TripAdvisor. Please allow us to tell you 3 things about our hotel:(1) Great location: We sit right off the central market square. We're 5 minutes walk to the train that takes you to Amsterdam centre in just 15 minutes.(2) Low rates: We offer very low rates for a Haarlem hotel. Our customers come to spend their time out and about enjoying what Haarlem and Amsterdam have to offer. So we are small, clean and provide the best services we can at the very best prices.(3) Great restaurant:Nestled at the ground floor is Restaurant Carillon that is a warm cosy hangout from morning to dusk. We have regular locals from the area that love the food here and even if you don't stay we'd love you to visit for a coffee, beer or evening meal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carillon Hotel Haarlem