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“Do not request a room with a view but do stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damstraat 10, 2011 HA Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Düsseldorf
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11 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Do not request a room with a view but do stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a lovely hotel right in the midst of tons of great restaurants, near the Grosmarkt and the Cathedral, situated in the old city. The rooms are contemporary and clean and the staff is great. The wifi in the rooms is ify- others at the desk were also asking for help, but workable if you are patience. The only drawback is the amount of street noise if you are in one of the rooms that face the front of the building and street. There is a local pub 3 doors down that rocks an outdoor crowd (even when it is quite cold) until about 1 am. All talking by foot traffic can be heard even with windows closed. I would stay again, but request a quite room off the street.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This hotel is right in the heart of the historic center of Haarlem. It was an easy walk to all of the local restaurants and bars as well as the town square.

Rooms were very clean and larger than expected. We didn't eat the breakfast but it looked great as I walked past.

You can't go wrong with this hotel in Haarlem.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I visited this hotel during mid-winter (-7°C and snow) for a business meeting, and made use of meeting rooms as well hotel rooms. All in all this is an excellent establishment. Good service from a friendly staff, nice clean rooms. Great location near the Haarlem cathedral. In walking distance of a few good restaurants.

The downside was the poor lunch meal with only some sandwiches, but I think that is on the organizer and not the hotel. Another downside was that the rooms were a bit cold. The dutch are not used to temperatures this cold and we needed to ask them to turn up the heating a bit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

the staff is kind and professional.
hotel rooms are a bit small, but clean, apart a slight stinky smell of the linen.
wifi connection is ok.
Hotel is in the middle of city, so very convenient for shopping or night dinner, but not really convenient for car park.
Average rates are expensive.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Amrath is a lovely small hotel in central Haarlem, which is a bus ride away from Amsterdam without all the hustle and bustle. Close to shops, cafe and the people are warm and friendly. The hotel has this beautiful stain glassed ceiling, heated bath floors, and the staff is wonderful! I will be going back 12/14/2013.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 November 17, 2013

To start our trip to the Netherlands off, we chose to stay one night in Haarlem to acclimate and recover from jet-lag before moving on to Amsterdam. Because we wanted no surprises, and a good night sleep, Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals turned out to be a good choice. Modern, comfortable rooms, great location (easy walk from train and into the main square), reasonably priced, and super helpful staff (over email and in person).

Agree, breakfast is overpriced. We just wanted some coffee, fruit and yogurt (which proved hard to find at 7 AM - finally found a grocery). Anyway, other than that, I recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This hotel is in a great location in Haarlem. About a 10-15 minute walk from the train station and it has a very good parking lot. I think it's pretty difficult to find in a car but with GPS you should make it. My room was pretty small, however it seemed newly refurbished and everything was in good working order. Breakfast was pretty basic, but has everything you need. Everybody was pretty friendly. Only downside (for me at least) there is no fitness center. There are some gyms in the area that you can walk to, but I was told it was 18 Euros to go there. I like hitting up the gym, but that's outside my price range. Overall a very nice hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals

Address: Damstraat 10, 2011 HA Haarlem, 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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Haarlem
#2 Business Hotel in Haarlem
#3 Romantic Hotel in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
Amrath Grand Haarlem
Best Western Haarlem
Haarlem Best Western

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