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Grand Hotel Opduin
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ruijslaan 22, 1796 AD De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in De Koog
Netherlands
Senior Contributor
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night and had a junior suite which was very large and nicely furnished. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and attentive. We ate in the hotel restaurant and the food was a high standard and the service was excellent. the breakfast was expensive but worth every penny, a chef to make you eggs and a very good selection of fresh local produce. The champagne was a nice extra. The hotel location right on the edge of the dunes is wonderful and also only a 5 minute walk to the busy centre of De Koog. My only complaint is that the single beds are a bit of a dissapointment and maybe there should be a choice available, but on the whole a superb hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

+ Nice situation
+ Very large rooms (suite)
+ generous and well-diversified breakfast
+ very good cooking (brasserie or restaurant)

  • Stayed November 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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The Netherlands
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12 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

This hotel is a golden oldie. With a very long hotel tradition, the current owner does his best to please his guests. Nice rooms, well apppointed, but with two single beds pushed together romance is not the main attraction :-).
Restaurant is OK, service a bit understaffed so be prepared to wait for your drinks.
Breakfast buffet is quite good.
Generally, if you like to stay in a typical luxurious family hotel, this is certainly a good choice.
On the down side; DOGS!!!! Terrible tail wagging golden retrievers that push their wet nose in your bowl of peanuts. And then, as if nothing happened, the owners disappear.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

My husband and I were so looking forward to a romantic weekend away here, and everything about Opduin was perfect for it (sauna, Turkish steam bath, swimming pool, massage chair, cozy atmosphere in the brasserie, easy access for strolling on the beach, in-room breakfast option, etc) until you get to your room and find... Of course... The ubiquitous Dutch "double" bed. Which, as annoyingly always, is two tiny single beds pushed together, complete with one pillow each and one tiny single duvet! Not even the pretense of a queen/king bed through the commonly used illusion of a single large bed cover! Talk about a romance-killer. But this is unfortunately par for the accommodation course in Holland, so not surprising, just annoying.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Europe
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

The location is more than ok. Close to the dunes and the beach. The place itself is fine too. Nice swimming pool and facilities. However, the food in the restaurants is poor. Do not expect anything special. Poor service by stagiaires without super vision and no reaction if you make remarks about the quality of the food. We are still expecting a reaction.....

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — the restaurant food
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

Hotel Opduin is a very nice hotel at a reasonable price. The rooms are more than adequate, but both the bed and the TV set are a bit on the small side. The bath room was clean and included both a tub and a (tiny) shower. Also, no mini-bar.

We stayed here on a mild winter weekend, but were surprised about the overall temperature at the hotel. Older folks might like it, we didn't.

The reception was pleasant, with knowledgeable staff. But the handshake for both myself and my wife were a little too much of a good thing. Also, if you want a map of the island, expect to pay 3 euros.

The 'a la carte' restaurant should be booked early if you want to have dinner there, although they do have a 'Brasserie'. But Texel has many restaurants close by, so no need to eat there really.

Breakfast was excellent and included many things like champagne and freshly baked eggs. Although full size croissants were replaced by mini ones.

Location is great, the hotel is close to the sea and in the middle of sand dunes.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small bed
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Opduin

Address: Ruijslaan 22, 1796 AD De Koog, Texel, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Texel > De Koog
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in De Koog
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Opduin 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Opduin Texel/De Koog

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