We enjoyed the Junior suites as family rooms (each can hold up to 4). They were large and comfortable with one double bed (2 very comfortable single mattresses next to each other) and one pull out couch, good for children but also ok for an adult and child.
Location of this hotel is super. It's right in the dunes above the sea. If you want a view of the dunes, the higher up the better, and some of the rooms overlook the parking lot and then the dunes so ask to make sure. The other side is fine as well w/ views of the town.
The walk from the hotel to the beach is 7 or 8 minutes, down & up a hill, and the beach itself is wide and white sand, one of the nicest in Holland. Sunsets are especially beautiful on the beach, incredible colors!
The walk to the town De Koog is less than 5 minutes; it's a real beach town, very touristy & crowded esp. in high season, lots of reasonably priced and good but not great restaurants.
The staff at the hotel was friendly and the breakfast was really nice. The kids loved the fresh orange juice machine where you can have as much fresh OJ as you want. Also lots of breads, muffins, cheeses, meat, fish, eggs any way you want them. The koffie verkeerd (latte) is delicious.
The rooms were a bit hot at night (no airco, just fans) but the weather was exceptionally warm so no complaints. The pool was nice and the lounge areas of the hotel were comfortable.
The hotel was not extraordinary (I am quite spoiled by having been to some really top hotels) and some details were missing (no shampoo available while we were there which was a bit strange but they compensated by giving us extra bottles of shower gel), there were not enough towels in the room for the number of guests we had, no refrigerator in the room, no airco only fans, but we were overall very happy with our experience there.
We did not try the restaurants, there are plenty of choices just a few minutes' walk away in the village De Koog. We did enjoy the happy hour on Friday afternoon, nice touch offered by the hotel, very friendly and served outside right in the dunes, drinks & small appetizers.
Kids did try the pool and enjoyed it, it was not crowded and is a nice size. There is a game room w/ a pool table and some board games, and a small gym.
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- Grand Hotel Opduin Texel/De Koog
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