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Grand Hotel Monopole
Nieuweweg 22, 6301 ET Valkenburg, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Valkenburg
Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“The extra mile!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Our second visit to this hotel,underlined our previous experience. The owners and the staff go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
As last time the catering was excellent , and although tea making facilities are not provided a hairdryer was in our bathroom.The beds are really comfortable.True the rooms are a bit shabby but are spotlessly clean. Two or three English channels are available on the room T.V. A three minute walk to the town centre is a bonus.The buffet breakfast consists of a fine selection of cold meats and cheese,cereals, yoghurts,etc. Even the coffee is good! (not too bitter)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed here as part of a coach trip to Floriade. The hotel room was a little qurky. It was divided into 3 rooms . The main part with a double bed , wardrobe , tv, 2 chairs and table which lead into a L shaped room with single bed and wardrobe and the compact shower room. The room was clean and comfortable once you got used to the different floor angles !

However don't let this put you off . The staff are all lovely& spoke good english , food was brilliant, some of the best I have had on a coach tour and they have their own drinks system which workd well. While we were there Holland played in the football The staff had decorated the bar and made everthing festive including a free cocktail and nibbles. ~Although Holland lost luckily the maitre de didn't carry out his threat -- not to feed us breakfast the next day if Holland lost !!!

Would reccomend this hotel if travelling independently or with a coach trip.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I stayed here as part of a huge group attending a music competition quite some time back. the service we received was great, staff were more than happy to go the extra mile and supported tutors and students alike. All of us enjoyed every meal and packed lunch (which is no mean feat with our group). I am unsure how many other non-competition guests were also staying as we didn't see any however this could be because of our meal times and superb organisation. We're all still raving about the hotel now - we stayed in 1991 and by the way we won the music festival. great memories

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A classic Dutch hotel in the beautiful small town of Valkenburg. Well placed to visit the famous caves (actually limestone mines) and centre of the town. A nice place to spend some time around Christmas.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Valkenburg is a delightful town in the hills east of Maastricht and the Monopole is perfectly position to enjoy it's many fine restaurants and bars. Valkenburg is hilly, yes hilly, in perfectly flat Holland. There are steep walks up to a ruined medieval castle and even a chair lift up one Alpine steep cliff. Caves can be visited which date back to the Romans. The 48 room Monopole is excellently managed by its owners Rudy and Marlene Curves. Rudy is also the head chef who cooks first class evening meals. There is a cosy bar to relax in with very reasonable prices and a lavish buffet breakfast. The Curves take a pride in their hotel and it shows. The rooms are spotlessly clean and everything works like clockwork. We loved Valkenburg and the Monopole and would stay again.

Room Tip: Ask for the third floor rooms facing the castle away from any traffic noise.
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Stayed here for one night to make the most of our visit to Thermae 2000. I had been looking at this hotel including breakfast and dinner and the reviews were quite good although i was very worried as the price we payed was a bargain. So we turned up to the hotel and it looked good, a couple of days before we went i emailed the hotel to see if we could have a free upgrde and when we checked in we got a tower suite room, sounds very grand but it is very basic. But the hotels in valkenburg are not known for grand rooms the hotels are mainly old and contempry feel, although i must say it was still a good room and the extra space was good. The staff very good, friendly and helpful. Dinner in teh hotel was superb for the price as there was only a few residents and a bus tour only staying tehre they did a buffet but it was still good and enjoyable. The resturant is not what you would expect it was very clean and modern. The breakfast was equally as good to. I would definatley recomend this hotel to anybody and when we go back to valkenburg would probaby stay here again if i can get the free upgrade again :-) and the great price.

Room Tip: Try and get a free upgrade if you want the extra room space.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We went to visit the Christmas markets at Valkenburg and found this hotel which is very near to the Train station. Centrum (Center) is just less than 10 mins by walk. Location wise, we found this hotel perfect. Good staff and morning breakfast was nice. The room was pretty good. Well maintained and worth the money.

Tip: Please make sure to visit the caves in the morning else you might find yourself in a big queue at the entrance.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuweweg 22, 6301 ET Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Limburg Province > Valkenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Valkenburg
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