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“Room needs urgent update” 3 of 5 stars
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Van der Valk Purmerend
Purmerenderweg 232, 1461 DN Zuidoostbeemster, The Netherlands   |  
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“Room needs urgent update”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our very drab room was right off the dining room with windows towards the main entrance - for privacy, the brown curtains had to be closed. Lighting was poor and the decor (carpet, bedspread, etc appeared very worn and ugly. The bathroom needed a complete overhaul. The plastic towel rack was loose and came off repeatedly, so that the towels were in constant danger of falling into the toilet bowl underneath. One had to be careful washing one's face in the tiny sink as to not bump into the mirror board right above. Maintenance seemed to be missing.
On the positive side, the restaurant was comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: May be we got the worst room in the hotel since there were just a couple off the dining room and we...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We are a Australian couple travelling Europe for 6 months, this hotel appears very nice but the staff are not happy or welcoming...we arrived 9.30am for breakfast one morning and it was very basic, I requested cold meat and was told abruptly breakfast is nearly finished?? Not good morning or hello etc, the room was very basic with the most awful bed spread on the bed, if they just took the bed spread off it would be a better appearance...the bathroom was tiny and water would not regulate was either cold or hot (room 28)...We do not recommend this hotel for tourists. Purmarent locals support this hotel and are made welcome.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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fife
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel whilst on a weekend break visiting a friend who stayed in pummerend. There was a party of 5 and we booked 3 rooms. Our friend booked the hotel on our behalf. The hotel was close to restaurants and shops and all within walking distance. My friend picked us up so I can't comment on easiness too public transport.
Staff are pleasant although I found them to be slow on asking for requests.
The room itself was very basic, the bed was comfortable but it was 2 single beds pushed together and into a double bed. The window didn't close but didn't cause a problem as the weather was ok but i would imagine if it was winter, it might cause a problem. There was no dressing table with mirror or a plug nearby that was suitable too use for any hair drying.
One thing was that there was no tea/coffee making facilities which is a first and this is something that should be considered.

We had breakfast on the second morning and found there was lots to choose from and fresh, no complaints there.

It is not a hotel for 'tourists' I would say and I found it to be overpriced compared too what we received. The only bonus was free wi fi.
If I was to return, it possibly would consider returning if the price was right but I would definitely consider other hotels first.



Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Purmerend
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33 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The location is good, free parking and a cosy restaurant. The food is good and so is the ambiance. Staff is friendly but not professional. We made a table reservation in the serre, it was not ready. Waiting on another table but no excuse. Long time to wait for the menu and for the dishes and for the bill

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This must be one of the smaller Van der Valk hotels in the Netherlands. Most of them are huge! But with this small scale comes its special character: comfortable and friendly. The rooms (standard) are not big but big enough for a one or two nights stay. The bed is good and the bathroom has a bath with shower.
One thing we are missing in dutch hotels (and Van der Valk is not the only one lacking it) is coffee and tea making facilities.
The restaurant is fairly small although seating capacity can be extended as there are extensions and meeting rooms available. Food is good and service friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We came over for business in this area and there are not too many hotels near by. It took a train connection from the airport to the Amsterdam Centraal and then by bus to Purmerend. The hotel staff is friendly and the breakfast tasty, thou not included in the room price. Wi-fi is free, unlike their web site is informing. We had our room in the 2nd floor and the stairs were very steep. So, be careful, if you have problems with mobility. The room itself was nice and cosy. There is also a good parking lot, so the hotel is very handy in all respects.

Room Tip: The same floor as the reception
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Location-Good.
Service- Very good.
WIFI- Free.
Cleanliness- very good.
Rooms- Big, clean, worm with nice bads.
Hotel resturant- tasty food for fair price and very nice breakfast.
Summarize- Recommend for business trips and trip in these area.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Purmerenderweg 232, 1461 DN Zuidoostbeemster, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Zuidoostbeemster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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