Was here on a business trip as part of a group. Reception asked my name. They told me I was not registered. A senior staff member hurried to tell his colleague a larger group would be checking in.
Since the cozy rooms feel claustrophobic and the charme rooms are just too old and in bad need of renovation, I upgraded myself to a deluxe. An attempt of a renovation was made, but they did forget the bathroom. Spacious room and just ok bed. Nothing interesting or inspiring. The bathroom being the worst. I hate old towels and large bottles of cheap shampoo. A distinct sewerage smell was distant but always present.
I hoped for a quit balcony, but the car park is 360 degrees around the hotel. So never a nice view.
Even so, it was very hard to get a parking spot. The ones in front of the hotel are reserved for 'trainers'. So it is clear what business has highest priority. It is not the guest staying overnight. When I tried to leave the hotel in the morning, check-out was efficient, but my car was blocked by a delivery truck. Had to wait over 10 minutes before the staff was so kind to do anything about it. Not good when you are in a hurry for business.
My room was on the second floor. When you walk up the stairs, you first see an office space with open windows. Just one person sitting in this room, not greeting the guests. Is this the business centre? No it appeared to be the managers office. Strange.
Maybe I was happy I did not book this hotel for my holidays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel is located right at the edge of a dune area in the cosy village Schoorl near the cheese city Alkmaar. Our luxurious four star hotel offers a French cuisine restaurant, a bar with pool table and a terrace. We hope to welcome you in the nearby future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Alkmaar
- Alkmaar Golden Tulip