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“Lots of fun in hot Haarlem” 3 of 5 stars
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Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damstraat 10, Haarlem 2011 HA, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Haarlem
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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21 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lots of fun in hot Haarlem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My daughter and I stayed in this hotel for one night in august 2013. We enjoyed our stay in spite of the lack of a working airco. It was a pity that the receptionstaff did not tell us when we checked in, that this was not working, so when we were settled in the room - which was a good provided one with tea and coffee facilities, a beautiful bathroom and a really good bed - we saw the little note on the wall which said it was broken down. We thought at that time the windows would provide us fresh air in the night. What we dit not know was that it was a special event week, horecaweekevent so till about 5 o'clock in the morning there was a lot of noise due to the people walking in the below the balcony situated small street. Closing the windows was no option because of the temperature, 32 c. However we enoyed our stay for Haarlem is a very lovely city to visit, lots of terraces and very good restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Amazing hotel right in the centre of Haarlem great views of the Cathedral.

Staff were very welcoming and pleased to help with our questions and directions!

We did not eat at the hotel but other guests commented on its variety.

The rooms were clean spacious and very modern with flat screen TV's.

Had no issues at this hotel and would definitely stay here again and recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Great location being in the centre of Haarlem. The hotel was very clean and the room was made up every day. Would definitely recommend for a city break. They were able to put our group into adjoining rooms which was really helpful.

  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The hotel is located in the center near the Bavo church. Lots of restaurants and bars are near. Great shops nearby. I stayed at this hotel three times in three different rooms last month. Check in and check out was smooth, personnel is very competent, for instance I was offered tea in the lobby when I had to wait for my colleague to arrive. Rooms are not very big. They are ok for one person, but may be a bit small for 2 persons. Beds are very comfortable. Bathroom is clean, there is a bath in which you can also shower. Free water in water coolers in the hallways, and free apples also, which is a nice gesture. Breakfast includes bread, croissants, meat cuts, cheese, salmon, cake, jelly and other sweet stuff such as honey. Fruit and yogurt, coffee, cappuccino, juice, milk, tea etc. It costs around 20 Euro, which is a bit expensive. Car park is nearby but very expensive, there is free car parking but it will take a 15 minutes walk to get to the hotel from there. Free wifi is available in the rooms but not very fast when I used it. Haarlem is a beautiful city and well worth a visit!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great hotel. Very comfortable and the staff could not be nicer. Great location near the Church and loads of bars and restaurants. Reasonable room rates. Beds comfy and a nice quiet bar. Breakfast ok but not great value for money. I tend to buy stuff from the suprmarket and make my own. Have stayed at this hotel 7 times. 6 on business and once for pleasure. haarlem is a fantsic place and the people so frinedly. Wide range of restaurants and bars to choose from and for shoppers plenty of choice. Good location for Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Well worth a trip.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The West Country
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I am trying hard to be positive about this place. It is not unpleasant or particularly uncomfortable. I had no major issues with the place - it is bland I suppose. Positives first. The staff are very pleasant and well trained. Check in was a breeze.The room I had was at the front of the hotel on the 2nd floor. It was ok with a shower over the bath. Single bed with small quilt which I hate. Room was clean and tidy, Free wi fi which was good although connection a little flakey. Breakfast is ok too. Location is great as it is right on the town square so lots of great restaurants and bars just outside the hotel. Close to the shopping area too. Room rates are good.

Downsides - no gym which is a pain. No evening restaurant. Street noise at the front of the hotel. I have stayed in a lot of hotels and I suppose this one just does not do it for me. BUT - it is entirely functional and the staff are very nice so please do not let my personal biases put you off. Try it for yourself.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you know the Amrath in Amsterdam, this place is NO comparision. My parents were visiting us from the United and States and we wanted a nice hotel for them to stay at without the bustle of Amsterdam. We chose this for the 4 stars. That is a JOKE!. Why this hotel is perfectly located, they use that knowledge as an excuse to provide the worse kind of service that I have experienced at a hotel. Furthermore, the rooms were embarrassingly small. My parents luggage literally could not be opened up on the floor. We then tried to upgrade them to a suite, which was larger, but the cost was 300 euros. My parents would pay this price, but for that they carried their own luggage up the stairs, did not receive breakfast and when asking about other places to each their was no concierge. They said to walk the streets and find something. We could've arranged for them to stay in Amsterdam for this price and received the value of our money. The place is entirely run by people not much older than 20 years old. When we asked to speak to a manager, a guy no older than 22 came out and when we asked for a change in room, he had to go in and make a phone call in the back office before getting us an answer. The whole experience was from another planet and so we ended up moving across the street to the Stempel Hotel and had an AMAZING experience. Stay there instead.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Amrath Grand Haarlem
Best Western Haarlem
Haarlem Best Western
Address: Damstraat 10, Haarlem 2011 HA, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals 4*
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