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“Great place to stay in Haarlem” 5 of 5 stars
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Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 Haarlem, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Haarlem
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Haarlem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stempels is a great place to stay, location perfect, beds perfect and very good quality for the price. Located in the middle of Haarlem, makes it the perfect place for coming to Haarlem. Food in the restaurant is also above average.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great location in a car free area surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Room was large but was cold (even with heating turned up) and there wasn't a mini bar so no water e.t.c. Breakfast was nice but limited and the restaurant was excellent. Service polite and friendly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Pleasant welcome, chic comfortable room, great food in the restaurant and adequate breakfast.
Price to value excellent. In centre of town with public underground carpark just a minute away.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

My room was so lovely! The decor was simple and modern with such a comfortable bed and fluffy duvet. The bathroom was modern and clean as well. I had lunch and dinner at the charming restaurant. The staff were friendly and cheerful! I wish all hotels could be like this!

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The hotel is located ideally in the very centre of Haarlem and right on top of a public parking where you can leave your car. The restaurant, bar and brasserie of the hotel are very nice and I use them regularly. The staff is trully committed to their work and to the guests and are very pleasant and welcoming. Breakfast is average but the breakfast room with fireplace is very nice.

Unfortunately my room was one of the worst I have slept in for a long time. I had room 18 facing an inner courtyard of the hotel just above the restaurant or kitchen. The smell in the room was horrible and the noise of some ventilator humming unavoidable. If you open the window the sound gets worse obviously. So the choice is between fresh air or silence. As a result I had neither of them and hardly slept in a noisy, smelly room.

I would recommend the hotel I guess under the assumption that I just had a bad room and that the other rooms are better.

Room Tip: Take a room facing the church. Avoid the rooms facing the inner courtyard.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a gem. The people are warm hearted and friendly without being intrusive. They really care about their guests and will go out of their way to accommodate them. The rooms are very well appointed and refined. The kitchen is excellent. During the last five years of visiting Holland, Stempels became my second home. Out of the many hotels that I visited in over thirty years of global travelling, this is my favourite.

  • 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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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I staid here the night after the finalization of the sale of my house in Haarlem. I thought I'd spoil myself a little. I had a great room under the roof, it was very large and with nice beams supporting the ceiling. A wonderful bathtub and a separate shower, and the soaps etc came from my favorite store "Rituals". The breakfast was lovely. The Wifi worked fine. And the bed is a Hastens! I've always wanted to sleep in one. A great last night in the city I've lived in for 11 years.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at Stempels you are welcome to eat, drink, having a party, to enjoy performances, to organize meetings and stay overnight. This all happens on the premises of the former Joh. Enschede complex, where for many years the Dutch banknotes has been pressed as well as post stamps for a lot of different countries. In other words, a place with a rich history, renovated into a modern hotel-restaurant, full of cosy atmosphere, right in the centre of the monumental heart of Haarlem. The well known Haarlem restaurant owner, Frans van Cappelle, wish to extend a warm welcome to you. On the first, second and third floor of the building are seventeen hotel rooms. The first and second floor are attainable by lift, but if you are in good condition, we recommend the old monumental staircase.There are four comfort rooms, six superior rooms, five luxury rooms, one junior suite and one suite. All rooms are provided with Hästens beds, airconditioning, a flat screen television set, a computer, free (wireless-) internet facilities, toilet and a shower. The luxury rooms and suites also have a bath. Like everywhere in the building one can find original decorations and ornaments in the hotel rooms.Staying at the front of the building one has a magnificent view of the Klokhuisplein and the St.Bavo church. ... more   less 
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Stempels Hotel Haarlem

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