Excellent hotel. Fantastic breakfast. Eat outside when the weather is good. Cycles available for hire with miles of cycle paths straight from the hotel door. We stayed in the junior suite which was huge with a nice seating area. It even had a nespresso machine with a box full of coffee capsules.
Friendly, extremely helpful staff.
Free wifi for 120 minutes a day. Dordrecht is a lovely old town. You can take the waterbus from Zwijndrecht ( 5 min by car) to go there or change in Dordrecht on the waterbus to Rotterdam, Kinderdijk ( the windmills), Biesbos ( national park with beavers) etc
The only minus point is that the A/C cannot cope and the room can become very hot. The balcony on the riverside is continuous, so we did not feel comfortable leaving the doors open at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel ARA is a hidden treasure along the Oude Maas. It's a surprising location with a unique and fantastic aspect in a green environment and still only a 10 minutes trip from Dordrecht and Rotterdam. In all its diversity ARA offers you the perfect accommodation. Hotel ARA has more than 80 spacious hotel rooms available, of which 6 are splendid suites, all arranged very comfortably. 29 rooms have a magnificent view of the Oude Maas. For relaxation we offer you a large indoor swimming pool, sauna, sun bed and fitness area. You can make excellent trips close by on one of our rental bikes or jog kilometres along the many paths following the river or through the countryside. Next to the hotel there is a large parking lot with 240 free parking spaces. With its cosy appearance Hotel ARA's restaurant is the sparkling centre of the hotel. Our menu offers a large selection of dishes. We work according to traditional methods with each day fresh products. For groups of up to 35 people we have a 3 course menu with 5 selections of entrees and main courses. For the warmer months of the year we have available a very spacious patio with a stunning view of the Oude Maas. During good weather, lunch is always on the patio! Hotel ARA is located very centrally in nature at only 7 minutes from the A16. It is very accessible form Rotterdam (14 km), the Rotterdam-Den Haag airport (28 km), Dordrecht (9 km), and Breda (33 km). Hotel ARA is the ideal location for meetings, company events, parties, dinners, teambuilding sessions and trainings. No matter what your goal is, you can set it up in one of our 8 meeting spaces varying from 40 m2 up to 340 m2. Our largest hall has its own patio and bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Van Der Valk Zwijndrecht
- Van Der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands - South Holland