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“Nice, modern hotel in the center of Ness” 4 of 5 stars
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Van Heeckeren Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Torenstraat 22, 9163 HE Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Nes
Rijssen, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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“Nice, modern hotel in the center of Ness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Really a nice and modern hotel in the center of Ness. Rooms are modern and clean with a big tv screen. The bathroom is somehow a little small comparing to the room. Good breakfast! Big plus is the coffee and tea maker on every room with excellent coffee! We only missed a hotel lounge a little bit. We had a really good stay!

Room Tip: We had booked a comfort room, but the bathroom was very tiny. For € 10,- a night we got a Deluxe roo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Assen, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The van Heekeren empire has really commercialised the island, from the Sunset Cafe (this is not Santa Monica!) to the anachronous Rixx restaurant. The welcome was one of 'would you like to upgrade your room' rather than 'have you come far' or 'welcome back'. The rooms are functional, bed comfortable and clean bathroom. However, I would happily lose half the television for double the warmth of atmosphere. Come on guys, this costs nothing to improve, ask your receptionist from this morning (Monday 1st April) how to connect to guests, she is your best asset. Final piece of advice, please ask your cleaning staff to give attention ot the patio areas outside the ground floor rooms - cigarette ends, used ashtrays and general detritus are not nice to sit amongst whilst enjoying the fresh air!

Room Tip: Ground floor, we had #29, on the end with a small patio and no passing people,
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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197 reviews 197 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The hotel is renamed: "van Heeckeren".
It is a nice hotel; fully equipped rooms. Enormous (Smart) TV screen in the room. Very nice breakfast. No lunch or dinner services, which is no problem at all. Many restaurants in the area.
Bathroom is small but convenient (shower and bath).

Room Tip: We had room 24 on the ground floor; a little bit small, but convenient.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

A restyled small room with a worn out bathroom. That is the first thing we noticed after being welcomed by the friendly staff of the now called van heeckeren hotel. After a great day at the island we returned late at night to a noisy hotel with walls that seem to be made of paper, something that considering the enormous size of the tv in the room does quite fast take the relaxed island zen away. Breakfast is pretty good, but the room is is served in is so crammed with tables and chairs that you have to divide your attention between your plate and fellow guests trying to pass your table on a 50-50 basis. All in all i would not recommend this place, but maybe the name change as of feb 1 2012 is the first of many good things to come. The island is splendid though!

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs so you'll be the one on top
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2007

Centrally located, clean and pleasant hotel. Breakfast was simple but adequate. Only really bad thing was the soundproofing! I would have given a rate of five bullets if we weren't disturbed by a parade of elephants above us. Believe me, these guests were probably just doing their normal thing, just like us, but the floors are probably made of driftwood! And also, children seem to HAVE to run, jump, scream, yell, cry and stamp their feet ALL THE TIME!!!!! Very, very annoying.....

  • Liked — Beds, cleanliness
  • Disliked — noise from other guests
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Van Heeckeren Hotel

Address: Torenstraat 22, 9163 HE Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Ameland > Nes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Nes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Van Heeckeren Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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