My boyfriend took me away for a surprise 2 night stay for my 30th birthday. I was SO impressed with this hotel. We arrived on a Monday - we had already been told the restaurant would be closed so it wasn't a surprise to us but we had a lovely meal on the harbour anyway so it was no bother. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, we were upgraded to a private suite at no extra cost - I can't find the name of it on the hotel website but rather than being in the hotel itself it was next door, with your own private entrance. The room was stunning - huge shower, roll top bath, king size bed.
We had a lovely continental breakfast each morning - which perhaps is considered basic by some people's standards but it was lovely fresh meat, cheese, pastries, freshly baked bread - the kind of thing you expect in Europe.
We dined at the restaurant on our 2nd night and we couldn't fault it - fab service, wonderful food, great wine. We were the last diners to leave and they made no attempt to rush us - it was great.
I'm really shocked at the bad reviews on here as I honestly couldn't fault this place - the little touches like returning to our room after dinner and finding all of the candles had been lit was really nice.
Monnickendam itself is a really quaint little place - we visited during snow and freezing weather but it made it even more special, it felt like a Winter wonderland.
I would return to this hotel in an instant - if you want somewhere where the staff go out of their way to make your stay feel special, and a great hotel in a beautiful setting, then this is your place.
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- It is no surprise that the Dutch royal family appreciates the truly unforgettable pampering to be had at the Posthoorn – a unique place, where history and pure indulgence have gone hand in hand since the Napoleonic Era. The Posthoorn cannot be categorized, but excels at offering a melting pot of different styles, with luxury, quality and cordiality as guiding principles. ... more less
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