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Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Toekanweg 2, NL 2035 Haarlem, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The room was excellent, the breakfast selection was one of the best ever, a very relaxing atmosphere. I would certainly book again. The staff were very friendly with perfect English.
Lifts were a bit slow, but we were in no rush

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Perth, Australia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting Amsterdam. The hotel is currently getting refurbished which doesn't seem to effect the rest of the hotel. We had interconnecting rooms which was great for our family of 5. There was direct access to the carpark from our room which was very handy for loading the car. The only thing we found unusal was that we had to access our room through the hotel restaurant which wasn't a big problem. To get to Amsterdam it was a short bus ride to Haarlem Central station and a 20 minute train ride to Amsterdam Central station and right into the action. We actually preferred Haarlem to Amsterdam as it was much quieter and had a very beautiful town centre. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Definitely try Cafe De Linde in Haarlem - the best ribs in Netherlands! Overall would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

was concerned about some of the other comments about this hotel but was pleasantly surprised. Hotel itself is of reasonable quality and found all the staff more than helpful at all times, barman a bit surly but more than does his job. Food is of good quality too albeit the menu a little limited, but good fare nonetheless. Wifi is free but signal is weak in restaurant area. Room was large and clean with (communal) balcony and digital safe. Hotel has its own free car park and bus service to central Haarlem stops outside. Easy to get bus/train to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Stouport on Severn
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed on the hotel over the Easter break. It was very quiet as it appears to cater for the business traveller. Despite some of the previous reviews we found the hotel to be modern, clean and well presented. Receptionists very friendly and helpful. Our room was large and well serviced. A good variety of hot and cold offerings for breakfast. Ample on site parking. Bus stops immediately outside the hotel linking to Haarlem railway station where there are frequent trains to Amsterdam about 15 minutes away. You can also catch the bus onto Amsterdam but you need to change to get into the city centre. Would be very happy to stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Regular 3* hotel. There are several buildings, and the transfer from one to the next can take some time and the use of several elevators. Very friendly personnel. restaurant OK, but not supperb.
Free parking, which in Holland is worth a lot.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I didn't choose this hotel, the reservation was made for me. It's rather dated and in need of refurbishment, but this is already underway. Reception takes a while to get through the formalities if you haven't stayed at the hotel before. It can be a long walk to the room too, but when you get there these a large and quite comfortable. However they very dimly lit, with heavy dark shades over the lights. Free wifi, TV and tea/coffee making supplies are included. TV channels are mostly local Dutch and German, but a few English language channels are available (BBC and CNN). No sports channels sadly. Bathroom quite large and has a heated floor, which is nice, but a tiny shower cubicle. Try and avoid a room near the exercise studio, that blasts out loud music most of the evening. Some rooms have views of Amsterdam, others less interesting. Downstairs, the hotel bar is well stocked and the bar staff friendly. The restaurant has an excellent menu and though it seems expensive the meals have very generous servings, so is good value. Breakfast offers a very varied choice of hot and cold buffet. Restaurant staff are efficient, friendly and helpful. Haarlem centre is about a mile away, so it's not really convenient for tourists wanting to eat out locally.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Additional Information about Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem

Address: Toekanweg 2, NL 2035 Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem 4*
Number of rooms: 315
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem is located at the border of the historical center of Haarlem. From the hotel you can easily visit the beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal and Amsterdam or The Hague. The hotel is located not far from the airport Schiphol. The city of Haarlem is certainly worth a visit with its beautiful canals, old buildings, inner-gardens and of course the famous Teylers Museum and Frans Hals Museum.Our guests enjoy free high-speed internet, free parking and free access to Anybody Healthcenter. We would like to welcome all business guests in one of our 14 meetingrooms, ranging from 13 to 900 m². ... more   less 
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