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“Hidden treasure close to Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hof van Marken

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Hof van Marken
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Buurt II, nr. 15, 1156 BC Marken, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Marken
Amsterdam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure close to Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We just loved our stay in the Hof van Marken. The hotel is nicely located in this old Dutch town close to Amsterdam. We stayed in a cosy room (the suite) and we enjoyed great views of the lake / sea and the meadows. The owners did their best to make our stay feel like a holiday. We would highly recommend the restaurant as well. The chef is keen on using products from local fisherman and farmers. We did not know how he did it, but the combination between the food and the wines was excellent.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Yes we did enjoy our stay here at the Hof van Marken as the only hotel (and accomodation) I believe in Marken. If you are a tourist then you expect the place to be touristy and it is (blatantly). Overall we would have to give this hotel positive ratings but also share our experience. OK I come here because I work in the area but bring my wife along for company but still expect to be treated like real guests at a hotel. There are MANY bad hotels in the Amsterdam area (I've been to a few) and this is a GOOD hotel.
Quite charming and unique, we had the Suite which I believe is the best room in the hotel as it is the most expensive (no hotels are cheap in this area) - wonderful views in two directions as the room spreads around a corner. Also the bathroom is a good size with bath and shower combined. Very clean room. Described as a suite but really a reasonably sizeed double room with a two seater sofa. No additional facilities. Only on the second day where we offered a kettle for tea by the very lovely lady staff member. Not all staff (including owners) SEEMED too friendly or helpful, I emphasise SEEMED as this is the way they came across, if they meant to be friendly and helpful then that did not come across. (No offer of refreshment on arrival late evening when the bar and restaurant was closed (this is a hotel) or for an early breakfast before 8am).Actually this is also true for the whole resort, we met as many who were unfriendly as friendly - perhaps they are only human and get sick of English speaking tourists! Beware of the stairs - they are steep and narrow and if you have any form of disability then this is not the place for you.
The breakfast was OK, no choice offered and expensive at 15EUR compared to other hotels.
There are claims that this is the best place to eat in town, probably true but nothing special. We found our one evening meal nice but bland and again not cheap.
Overall a nice experience.

Room Tip: Go for the Studio room if you can afford it - largest, best spec and views
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

This was our second stay in wonderful Marken and it won´t be our last. We love this quaint little village. It is like stepping back in time. But the best reason for coming to Marken is the wonderful and only hotel in Marken called Hof van Marken. From the suite you have a very nice view of the harbour but every room has it´s own nice view. I love the ones on the third floor with views over the rooftops out to the sea. The restaurant is the best in town with carefully prepared food and the (new) owners are just lovely. The Hof van Marken is one of the places in all of Europe where we will always keep to return to.

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2005

The Hof van Marken is a charming little inn in the picturesque town of Marken, a short drive outside Amsterdam. The young proprietiers of the inn and restaurant, Taco and Lonneke, were splendid hosts and served us delicious meals.
The rates are very reasonable and an afternoon stroll through this quiet fishing village last September - followed by a glass of wine in the pub - was a perfect antidote to the bustle of Amsterdam. This inn is definately worth a visit!

Be warned though, the staircase leading to the bedrooms is quite steep...

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Address: Buurt II, nr. 15, 1156 BC Marken, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Marken
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Marken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hof van Marken 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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