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“Beautiful views” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Het Hoge Duin
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Reijkert Aertszweg 50, 1949 BD Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Wijk aan Zee
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“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

My first visit to the Netherlands and couldn't have asked for anything more. Lovely hotel set high in the dunes, greeted by friendly staff on arrival, nothing too much to ask. Beautiful seaview room, clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Poole, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Nice hotel on top of a dune (foundation is an old German bunker) overlooking the North Sea.
(though there are also rooms overlooking the steel works next door).
Practically on the beach ! and the restaurant has excellent food !

Room Tip: Sea view room (cost a bit extra).
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Our family room was great - large with two separate single beds for our children (5&8) which is always a bonus rather than the quibbles sharing a sofa bed can bring! Staff were friendly and room was clean. The breakfast was fantastic and the hotel makes an excellent base for exploring north Holland with direct access to the beach. The only downside was dinner in the restaurant. There was not a choice of wine (other than the colour!) and we were not allowed tap water for the children to drink, instead we had to buy bottled water. the food was expensive for what it was we thought and did not meet our expectations, especially the kids meals which consisted of deep fried chips and chicken nuggets. However, there are plenty of lovely local restaurants within 5min walk so dinners well catered for. Breakfast was good and offered a lovely selection of continental food. There was an option to pay extra for late check out which is handy if you want to make the most of the beach.

Room Tip: Ask for higher level and sea view for the best sunsets
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Nice rooms in het Hoge Duin and very friendly staff. On top of a dune (foundation is an old german bunker) and overlooking the beach and the Northsea.
The food is of excellent quality in the restaurant and the waitress, Gonda, friendly and efficient. We had a wonderful weekend.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marsal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

The location:
The very small village is quite quaint with a choice of bars and restaurants.
Direct access to a kilometres long and beautiful beach and a wonderful 18 Km long protected dune landscape (admission fee to-day 1,5 Euro per adult). A real pleasure for walks, cycling and riding.
BUT next to the village there is huge CORUS chemical factory. It’s not only the hideous view of the buildings and chimney that are disturbing but also the suffocating rotten egg smell when the wind blows from the south.

The Hoge Duin hotel
is located at the top of a dune with direct access to the beach. Very quiet location, certain rooms have a sea view others have the Corus factory view. I wouldn’t say that this is dramatic, but being at the seashore, one would expect something else.

All staff members we met were very friendly and helpful. The hotel gave a very clean impression. The rooms were spotless clean. The decoration is OK but an IKEA cheap version. Those who love very soft mattresses will certainly appreciate the mattress. Breakfast was outstanding. The restaurant is OK; the dishes have sophisticated names but can’t really keep their promise.

We were there during winter season (the off season) and paid 95 Euro breakfast included, which for off-season seems to us as to expensive for the quality.
During the weekend, there was quite some beach activity of windsurfers, kite surfers, car sailing, paragliding etc… if you would go for a more “zen” feeling, you have to walk a few Km.
A big plus was the internet connection in all rooms (free of charge)
All together a pleasant experience where I would come back if it wasn’t for this Corus factory.

Restaurants in the village:
The fish restaurant (at the same time fish shop) is charging extravagantly high for even not the “fish and chips shop” quality they serve (40 Euro per person for the starter & a main dish, 2 glasses of wine & water + 1 coffee).

Restaurant De Liefhebbers was a good experience.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Middletown, New Jersey
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69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

Five nights here in late April gave us an off-season sea view at the end of our day trips around northern Holland. We had a large "luxurious double sea view room." Very nice continental breakfast of cold cuts, yogurt, variety of breads & cereals, hard boiled eggs, jams & honey; quiet during our off-season visit. The wi-fi was excellent & handy for anyone with an iPod, iPhone or laptop computer (the hotel's public computer was not working during our stay at the end of April 2010). Fridge in room, tea pot, plates/cups/utensils were nice additions, especially for wine & cheese in the afternoon or a cup of tea before bed. Beautiful view from our balcony - entire wall was a window w/door to balcony.
Rooms need some refurbishing - a coat of paint and new rug would do. The public areas were particularly in need of freshening, especially the rugs. The door to the room (141) did not lock automatically - this is a safety concern! The restaurant was not open for dinner during our stay at the end of April 2010. Parking was somewhat limited for a hotel of this size. The many levels made access difficult, especially at arrival. Night entrance was accessible only by a staircase (small).

  • Stayed April 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Located on top of the sand dunes this is a good hotel.
I arrived in the afternoon,one of a group of 10 & found the check in to be slow & fairly disorganised but this was the only negative from my stay.My room was very big,very bright,clean,modern & comfortable & the view to the beach was superb.A great comfortable bed,huge wardrobe space & tv were the comforts but missing were a minibar & tea/coffee making facilities.The bathroom was also big & bright with shower,tiled floor,plenty of towels but no hairdryer.
Breakfast was excellent,served in the big dining room overlooking the beach with a very big choice of things to eat & drink.The reception staff were alot more on the ball in the morning when organising numerous taxis to Schipol airport.
I really liked this hotel & true,the pathway up to the hotel was a little on the steep side but the hotel & the views from it were well worth it.
& ps be sure to bring your keys with you if intending to return to the hotel in the early hours as there were no staff on duty to let us in & the night entrance is the only way back in.
I can highly recommend Ryckaertsz Restaurant where we had an excellent meal & Cafe de Zon for a beer,both only short walks from the hotel

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Reijkert Aertszweg 50, 1949 BD Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Wijk aan Zee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Wijk aan Zee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Het Hoge Duin 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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