I stayed at the Hotel de Keizerskroon for 2 nights in September 2011 whilst on business in the area. The suite, priced at 100 euros per night b&b was where I stayed the first night, then on the 2nd night I moved to a standard double.
Firstly the suite (photos provided): I was expecting a large bedroom with a separate sitting area, desk space to work, en suite, tea and coffee making facilities and possibly even a small fridge. This is not what the suite at the Hotel de Keizerskroon in Hoorn offers. Instead, after side-stepping between the wardrobe which doesn't close (floor slopes) and the end of the bed (2 singles pushed together) to get through the bedroom door I was presented with a small-to-average sized room. There were 2 dining chairs but no table (unless the small table dwarfed by the lamp was it?), no sitting area, no desk (there was a wide shelf that folds up/down to act as a desk by the door, rendering that side of the bed inaccessible), no fridge, no tea/coffee making facilities. The en suite is where the money has been spent however; a large walk-in shower (watched over by a spider in a web!), large jacuzzi style bath, double sink, fluffy towels and robes. The reason I asked for a different room for the second night of my stay was the noise from outside the hotel. Skateboarders until after midnight, trucks loading and unloading at 3am, road noise throughout the night - it was so noisy that I was certain the traffic had been re-routed through my bedroom! Unbearably noisy, I hardly slept at all.
Next, the standard double (no photos): For only 20 euros less per night bed & breakfast the standard double is indeed very small. However, it was a double bed. The en-suite was spacious; shower over bath (no shower curtain, no screen), large sink, loo. This time the spider watches over the loo from the single glazed bathroom window in the slightly rotten wooden frame.
The hotel is a very old hotel. The public areas have been well maintained; the restaurant in particular is very pleasantly presented. The rooms I experienced, including the 'suite' are tired and dated and need much more by way of maintenance and housekeeping.
The staff were all very helpful. Breakfast is a typical Dutch buffet, fresh orange and tea/coffee are served at the table. The bar and restaurant get busy at night. I ate in the restaurant on one evening (see separate review) and would recommend it, food and service of a high standard.
If you choose to stay at this hotel I strongly recommend you to request a room at the back of the hotel where there is a lot less noise and a better chance of getting some hard earned sleep!
1. Don't book the suite, it is nothing special.
2. Request a quiet room at the back of the hote...
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