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“Motel pretending to be something else” 2 of 5 stars
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Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Heereweg 89, 1871 ED Schoorl, The Netherlands (Formerly Golden Tulip Jan Van Scorel)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Schoorl
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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106 hotel reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Motel pretending to be something else”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJanvScorel, Public Relations Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear KeesE,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor and thank you for staying with us. It truly saddens me that our hotel was not what you were expecting for your stay. I would like to assure you we do take all of our guest’s comments very seriously. We are very grateful for feedback such as yours as it helps us to provide and maintain the highest level of quality in both product and service. I apologize for the fact that you experienced several concerns during your stay.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future so we can prove to you that we are able to deliver a flawless stay.

With kind regards,

Danielle Stokman
Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Since we travel with our dog, we got the s... iest rooms, somewhere between conferece room, celler and storage. The room was not clean, we had to ask for new Spreadsheets cause it was full with dog hair from the previous guest and on the so called balcony witch is under street level, was still dog poop lying.
Although they seem to have lots of this 'comfort rooms' we had next to our room an other guest with a barking dog-only seperated thru a thin door.
The whole 'wellness area' is anything but...sauna looks almost burned out, the wood is dark and dirty, stove looks very old and cheap, around the stove, they nailed or glued some hardplastic cover to protect the wood from the heat- the effect is that you are in a sauna( witch suppose to be good for your Health) and breath in lovely odors of melting plastic...under the benches its full of dust and things that dont belong there! The Swimmingpool is very small and icy cold. All together not a place to chill or enjoy. The staff at the desk tries to give an air of highclass and thats what it is- Lots of hot air; /
Pluses, yes! Excellent food, bit pricy and super motivated and really friendly staff there.
Would we ever come back? Nope.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HotelJanvScorel, Public Relations Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Tashi_P,

Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your experience in Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel on Tripadvisor.
We regret that your stay did not meet your expectations and we apologise for the fact that the room was not entirely clean upon your arrival. We have informed our housekeeping team to prevent this from happening again in the future. We have 4 rooms in our hotel which are suitable for dogs, they are all located next to each other on the ground floor.
Regarding your comment about our swimmingpool and sauna, we are currently investigating our options to renovate the pool area, should you consider staying with us again in the future, we would be happy to show you our new and improved wellness facilities.

We are glad to hear that you appreciated the food in the restaurant and the motivated and friendly staff.

With kind regards,

Danielle Stokman
Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a friends daughters wedding. Arriving late as the flight was delayed they hotel had kept the restaurant open so we could have a meal at 10.00pm, and what a meal!! Excellent food and service and the staff were very helpful
I would certainly recommend this hotel for the food, the accommodation and the facilities. We are certainly thinking of brining the family back so we can cycle with the grandchildren in the dunes behind the hotel and make best use of the swimming pool.

Stayed December 2012
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Purmerend
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169 reviews 169 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The hotel is located near the centre of Schoorl. Staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is modern and has a cosy atmosphere. We had booked rooms in the categorie Charme and there were pleasant. Too bad that the light dimmer switch was defective. Room service did not empty the waste bins and the beds were made up without much enthousiasm since they looked like we left them in the morning. Wifi is high speed and free through-out the hotel. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant the first evening which was good but no vegetables with the food which was a pitty. I had a schnitzel which came with a plate full of not very well done french fries. Breakfast is excellent.
Parking is not free of charge which is stupid, especially when you consider that 99% of the guests come by car.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marsal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

During November 2011 with some friends we spent a 4 days/nights at the JAN VAN SCOREL hotel. We booked deluxe rooms (there are 3 types of rooms and some suites)
It was an absolutely positive experience

Plus points:
- Location; next to the splendid information centre and the start of several hiking and biking tracks trough the protected natural dune landscape (at certain parts up to 5 Km wide and some 50 Km long from Camperduin to Wijk aan Zee)
- Quiet surrounding and at a 15 minutes walking distance of the (busy) commercial street(s)
- Low rise building (only 3 floors)
- Though the staff is very young, we had only positive experiences and witnessed an efficient and friendly way of operating. A special mention for Ms Jocelyn at the “De Kannunik” restaurant. She was very professional and personal at the same time. The same can be said about her young male colleague who surprised us with his knowledge of the meat plates mentioned on the menu.
- Very acceptable quality for the buffet breakfast
- The lunches and dinners at the quaint Kannunik restaurant were served in a sophisticated way. The food was of an acceptable quality.
- The hotel in general and the rooms in particular give an overall clean impression.
- Wheelchair accessibility
- The (deluxe) rooms are very wide (aprox. 4 X 6 meter) + entrance hall + bathroom with full bath, amenities (shower cap + soap + shampoo + bath gel), hairdryer and good towels. Some rooms have separate toilets. Terrace with 2 comfortable chairs (no real “views”) Flat screen TV. Coffee and tea making facilities. Some rooms have a safe. The beds are of an acceptable box spring quality.
- Free wifi

Minor points
- The hotel, on its “in room” information sheet, mentions the Jan Van Scorel as a 4 star deluxe property. As a world traveller, personally I would rather qualify the hotel as an excellent 3 stars.
- We have not seen a private garden – the beach is at a (beautiful) walk or bike ride of 4,5 Km! The hotel parking surrounds the hotel building.
- Surprising charge of 7,50 Euro for parking the car on the open air hotel premises open and accessible to any individual
- The De Kannunik restaurant was to small for the number of guests. During the self-service breakfast you had difficulties to slalom between the tables and the guests. We suppose that during the high summer season, meals might be served also at the terraces which would lift a bit of the to high crowd pressure and lack of privacy while having a meal.
- In the rooms, the free of charge WIFI is extremely slow . Opening an internet site might easily take up to 5 minutes;
- No mini-bar in the rooms
- The use of the safe in the room is charged at 1 Euro a day
- There is a tax and handling fee at 2,25 Euro per day extra.
- The “Trappist” bar needs a refurbishment and a decoration rethinking. Emblematic was a TV screen hanging at eye height with the ongoing open fireplace image with “virtual burning logs” and with underneath the electricity cable hanging. The plastic vault decoration on the walls etc… were not really our idea of a 4 stars taste.

Overall we would be very glad to stay again at this hotel and forget about the sometimes plastic well meant decoration. It was certainly the location and the quality of the staff that made our stay a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington
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133 reviews 133 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

The Hotel Jan van Scorel is a lovely place, like the town of Schoorl itself. We were visiting family in the area, but imagine it would be a good holiday destination as well. The public areas were pleasant, the staff first-rate, and the breakfast was great -- good variety and high quality. The room was fine -- clean, modern, and well equipped. Highly-recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Pluses: nice place, nature, good restaurant (one thing was a bit strange, all tables were without tablecloth!!!), sauna, swimming pool, nice bar in the basement, free wi-fi.
Minuses: the room definitely need renovation. Looks like last time it was renovated 15 years ago! Swimming pool is much smaller than on the pictures, wi-fi was very slow with kicking me out all the time.

Room Tip: Not sure if they have renewed rooms :)
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Heereweg 89, 1871 ED Schoorl, The Netherlands (Formerly Golden Tulip Jan Van Scorel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Schoorl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Schoorl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hampshire Hotel - Jan van Scorel 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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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Golden Tulip Alkmaar
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