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“Jewel in the Crown of Katwijk aan Zee” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Noordzee
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boulevard 72, 2225 AG Katwijk, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Katwijk
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“Jewel in the Crown of Katwijk aan Zee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Hotel Noordzee is a welcoming well appointed hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable with en-suite facilities. There is a first floor restaurant with views across the dunes and beach to the sea where you can observe boats and shipping as you dine. A nice touch are the binoculars provided on the window sills for those who want a closer look. The food is exceptional with generous portions. Breakfast is typically Dutch with an excellent choice of fruit & fruit salad, cereal, breads, cheese, cooked meats etc. In addition to the restaurant there is a ground floor Bistro which is open throughout the day providing, coffee, drinks, snacks and meals which can be eaten inside or outside in the glass screen protected area overlooking the sea front. There is also a hotel bar, and a sauna. This is a family run hotel with mother and daughter regularly in evidence. The staff in all areas are welcoming, helpful & friendly. We have no reservations in giving this hotel which is ideally situated as a base for exploring Zuid Holland, our highest recommendation and will happily stay there again.

Stayed April 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Montmorency, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We paid 109 euros for one night (2 persons) for a small room without a view, breakfast included.
The room was comfortable but a little old fashioned. We heard people going back to their rooms in the middle of the night: so it is noisy indeed.
Breakfast was good though, if you have it late, you will miss croissants or other of the most tasty ingredients (some dishes on the buffet are not refilled)
We found it a little expensive for what was offered.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed 1 night for business. Nice hotel located just at the beach. Staff were very helpful.
Probably parking in summer season will be more difficult and prices also will be up.

Perfect for me on this occasion though.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I agree very much with a previous reviewer.. Generally this is a nice hotel, with friendly staff, a good breakfast and a great view and position close to the beach - but the rooms are tiny. I was there by myself for 3 nights and I found it cramped. I have no idea what it would be like if a couple stayed for a weeks holiday. They could never get all their clothes out. The wardrobe (cupboard!) was barely big enough for my bits and pieces and there are no drawers to put shirts, underwear etc. There is a folding thing to put your suitcase on but there is no space in the room to put it. I had to use the only chair to be able to open my suitcase. The water pressure in the shower was fine but the shower curtain allowed a lot of spray into the bathroom.
Also the television is an old CRT version. In this tiny room they should get a slimeline modern telly to allow for more space. This hotel needs upgrading and renovating. 2 of these rooms should be knocked together to make one.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The hotel is beautifully situated on the Boulevard, close to the beach and in the center of Katwijk, where there are many nice shops.
The hotelstaff was very friendly and we loved our room with seaview.
The breakfast room also had seaview. We will definately come here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

Positive:
- very good breakfast in a room with a wonderful sea-view
- good located (very close to the beach)

Negative:
- extremely small rooms! (less than 1 meter between foot-end of the bed and the wall, approx. 1 meter between side-ends of the bed and the wall) --> photos on website are not representative for the room we got
- uncomfortable beds (too soft underground, bed came up when sitting too far at one side!)
- hot rooms (despite outside temperature was only around 20° C)
- very small balcony (barely 1 m²), though with lateral sea-view
- very small shower curtain (bathroom got completely wet after taking a shower)
- receptionists not really helpful and welcoming (first thing we had to do upon arrival was to pay the remainder of the hotel bill (we paid a part upfront), hotel parking appeared to be full and no alternatives were offered, not allowed to use free parking spots of the hotel restaurant)

Conclusion: price (€ 105/night B&B) is far too expensive compared to what you get.

  • Liked — Breakfast & sea-view of the breakfast view
  • Disliked — Rooms
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Boulevard 72, 2225 AG Katwijk, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Katwijk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Katwijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Noordzee 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Katwijk, historicly known as a rustic fishermanvillage, has not yet lost its authentic sphere, despite its location in the heart of the Randstad. Directly in front of the hotel lies a clean and broad beach and just around the corner, there is a cosy shopping-centre with many boutiques. In the near surroundings of Katwijk you will find a widespread sand dunes and nature area, that is perfect for people who love to walk, and for the bicycle lovers there are many routes available. For a fun day out with the kids you can visit attraction park Duinrell in Wassenaar or the space museum Space Expo in Noordwijk. ... more   less 
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