We went for a weekend getaway at Valkenburg and choose the Parhotel, it was already dark when we arrived, and I couldn't shake the feeling that the hotel was a part of the movie "The Shining", it's not that well pointed out and when you drive up there, you really think Jack Nicholson will be coming out, shouting "Here's Johny". But in daylight it looks plezant with some history behind it.
Okay, I booked a stay in hotel and made an error in the dates, for some hotels this would be a hurdle not to overcome and it would left me behind with a guilt trip to remember towards my wife. Not at this hotel, they didn't made a fuss out of it, re-booked the room and made sure the diner - reservations were booked.
So a very good start from what turned out to be a great weekend, after checking in and settling in at the room we went for the included diner, we didn't expect much of it and were already making some plans to visit another restaurant the next day when it wasn't great. But to our surprise, the food was excellent and original, the service was nice, and the grandeur of the hotel added some flavor to it all. Needless to say we ate there the next day as well, and again the kitchen was able to surprise us with a nice 4 course meal.
The breakfast area is a bit disappointing, but the view is marvelous, with a great lookout over the town and that makes up a lot. The breakfast itself is complete and the staff is very helpful to satisfy every need. So this was a great way to start the day! We shopped until we dropped so I can't comment on the pool and sauna, because we didn't visit it, although it was one of our criteria to pick this hotel, but we just didn't had the time...
So to sum it all up, very nice stay, with a very professional staff in all the area's , reception, bar, restaurant and general. We searched around for Jack Nicholson, but didn't find him, next time, we will try again.
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- Also Known As:
- Parkhotel Rooding Valkenburg