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“Simple and thats about it!” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aan Zee
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Parallel Boulevard 206, 2202 HT Noordwijk, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Noordwijk B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Simple and thats about it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at the Aan Zee as part of a large party travelling to Holland for a Sports tour. The hotel was said to be an upgrade as it was one of the better ones in the resort. Well it certainly live up to that. The rooms were comfortable but freezing cold or boiling hot. The bathroom was basic and the socialising areas were fine. The food was however the worst thing about the Hotel. We had to take the party out on two of the nights to get some more food as it was not enough and of a very poor standard. I would have to say if you want just a bed for the night and its not a cold time of year fine, other than that, sorry but look else where.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Hatfield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We came to this 'hotel' in the September of 2012. it was evident from the moment we entered that the manager hated children. (we were a bunch of teenagers on a school trip). As the manager gave us all a talk, me and my friend both thought that this was a bit like a fawlty towers sketch, which isn't a good start in my opinion. The room was, small, cold, depressing, and music from some nearby apartments kept me and my friends awake until 2 in the morning. The shower was either hot or cold, so it was a hard decision whether to get 3rd degree bruns or catch hypothermia, tricky. The food was sloppy and disguisting. The portions were smaller than an ethiopians, and one thing they called a burger, I'm pretty sure it winked at me. Overall a poor hotel.

Room Tip: Therei is no swimming pool or fitness centre.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I thought that the hotel was great apart from the temperature in the showers that changed from boiling hot to freezing cold while you were in there .Because i went with my school it was great fun in the rooms but there were other parties in the hotel that were noisy and didn't go to bed until 11:00 pm . The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean. All the other comments make it sound horrible but it is not. it has very tasty food that all my friends loved so overall it is a very friendly family run hotel .
p.s and the hotel manager was nice to us and welcoming

Room Tip: if you have a choice sleep in room 27
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hitchin
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14 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed with a school group who had rooms on various floors, a shame not all rooms could be together. Rooms were comfortable and functional, bunks and singles for the kids. Bars for the edge of the bunks are kept in the cupboards. Walls are very thin, and any noise from the floor above resonates through the hotel! Clean bathrooms although showers tend to go from scorching to freezing several times during one shower! Good food, three course dinners. Breakfast and packed lunches are one and the dame, kids make their own lunch from the breakfast offerings - only so much bread one person can take! Staff were very good and efficient and replenishing things as they were used up. The beach is gorgeous and justover the road (up the steps, through the courtyward and across the road). Massive sandy beach, plenty big enough for beach games! The loading bay is just over the road so teachers need to watch the kids crossing.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Maidstone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed at the Hotel Aan Zee with a school party in Feb 2013. I was really impressed with the standard of the Hotel. The rooms were comfortable and functional, with fold-down bunk beds for rooms of 4 students. The rooms were spacious with two single beds, a desk, 2 chairs and a built-in wardrobe. The en-suite bathroom was plenty big enough. We had all but one of the rooms on the first floor and not one had issues. The decor looked fresh and everything was in a great state of repair. The location was also good (literally 2 mins from the beach) and space opposite for easy coach pick-ups.

On the lowest floor there is a bar area, 2 rooms used for serving meals and a pool table. At times this got busy with lots of school groups in, however, it was manageable. We had a buffet breakfast and then dinner was a soup starter, main and dessert - all of which was tasty and they came around asking if anyone wanted more. Considering the price, the food was excellent. I think some people need to be realistic about what they are going to get.

The thing that really set this hotel apart was the friendly service provided by the staff. We had a really welcoming greeting and nothing was too much trouble. Every evening they asked how our day had been. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they really cared about doing a good job. In particular Tom was excellent - very friendly and approachable.

Any school teachers thinking of using this hotel as a base for a school trip - I'd thoroughly recommend it. I had been skeptical after reading reviews by students on this site, however, found them to be unfounded. I'd use this over a Stayok hostel everytime.

Room Tip: I stayed in Room 23 which was a good size. Some rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nottingham
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We went to this hotel for a school trip of ours and after we'd all read the reviews we were not happy about coming to this hotel. However the hotel was not a big dissapointment. Dinner every night was nice and even though the starter was soup each night, the soup differentiated and was tasty. My only two problems were breakfast and the bedrooms. There was not a wide variety of choice for breakfast and whatever I tried was quite horrible. I was sharing my room with five other people and there was hardly space for us to walk about, the beds were so cramped together. One of the bunk beds had no ladder and every night my friend had to jump off another bed just to get on to her bed. There was no guard so she could have easily fallen out of the bed and hurt herself. The hotel was not awful but I would advise other schools probably not to choose it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Hotel Aan Zee is a well located hotel with in walking distance of the beach. There were many restaurants and shops near by that were useful as we did not have to travel far to go shopping, everything was walking distance. The food was a big disappointment at this hotel. The starter was soup EVERY DAY and it was not even nice soup, it was watery and out of a can. My sister became ill, we think this is because of the food as she never usually gets ill and the burger she ate was not very well cooked. The showers were very disappointing as you would either burn from the hot water or freeze; the temperature kept changing while you were in there. We felt that the manager was VERY rude. The other staff were willing to help and would be very caring, but the manager just didn't care. I would never choose this hotel again, as it was very cramped and the manager was not pleasant. The hotel was the worse part of the holiday, needs new management as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Higher floors have got a better view and they have a balcony, all windows lower than the top floor d...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Parallel Boulevard 206, 2202 HT Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Noordwijk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Noordwijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aan Zee 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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