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“High class business hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Van Der Valk Hotel Almere

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Van Der Valk Hotel Almere
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Veluwezoom 45, 1327 AK Almere, The Netherlands   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Almere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rijmenam, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“High class business hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Staying here professionally on a regular basis. Rooms and bath facilities are spacious, food is excellent although the menu doesn't get freshened up a lot. Nice pool and gym. A pity that from 50 or so tv channels not one is Belgian, so close to Belgium and with hundreds of Belgian civilians staying here on a yearly basis.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Since the time it opened, I stayed at this hotel a number of times during business trips. At the beginning I experienced a number of "hick ups" related to room service, restaurant service and front desk. This time around things were very different. It appears that everything got much better overtime. I have really enjoyed my stay here and I am glad I gave it a second chance. By the way, I saw organized groups using this hotel as a base for their visits to Amsterdam...just "food for thoughts".

Stayed July 2014
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Tonsberg,Norway
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed one night at the hotel on a business trip, Hotel was OK nothing else. Good size rooms with bath and separate shower. Good breakfast buffet, did not use the restaurant for dinner. Be careful when buying anything from the vending machines, check the date of the soda etc. i Bought a diet coke that was expired and it did not taste any good, i had to throw it away.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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145 reviews 145 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It wasn't easy getting to the hotel at 10 pm on a monday from the central station in Almere. Trying to find a taxi but no success so it gave me a nice walk in a quite warm Almere. I was afraid the hotel should be closed and no restaurant (having no idea what to expect) but that was far no problem. 24 hour service and a restaurant closing at 11 pm, with bar still open. It is a huge hotel and I learned that most van der valk hotels are.
Van der Valk Almere has a huge restaurant, nice and big lobby, nice bar, a lot of rooms. Rooms are big! I liked it a lot and I have never slept that good, fantastic beds. Fridge and safe in the room, minibar in the korridor. Hotel breakfast is what you expect, good and have a very friendly opening time, from 6.30 to 10.30.
I wish I had more time at the hotel though, didn't have time to check the swimming pool or just be sitting in the lobby for a while.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very nice hotel , rooms large as was the bathroom. Because of the dreadful weather we had while staying we decided to eat in the resturant 3 nights and was very surprised at the good value for money and very nice food. The breakfasts were also excellent with plenty of choice. The only draw back with staying here was that it was a 10 Euro taxi ride from the town if Almere and 50 from Amsterdam but well worth a visit......parking was free as well.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Grafenwohr, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I’ve stayed at a number of hotels in Europe, which usually means little to no room space. However, that is not the case for Van Der Valk Hotel Almere. I am very picky when it comes to hotels but this hotel is awesome! The hotel is CLEAN, spacious, quiet, with a lake out back. The rooms are the exact size shown on the websites. The beds weren't bad, and the sheets were clean without stains.The bathroom were clean! The shower and bathtub is huge enough for two. Their is no door for the shower, so be careful coming out. I didn’t have an issue with the wifi. I didn’t have any problems with noisy neighbors. The cleaning staff did their jobs, nothing was taken from my room. The food was great. Don’t worry they do have a english menu with servers that speak english as well. Breakfast is the same layout that you’ll get at most of the hotels Europe. The bar doesn’t serve cocktails, but they had a nice selection of wine. I stayed here during New Years and the hotel decorations were beautiful. The staff was friendly, helpful, professional, and they speak English. Their is free parking, and spacious enough to fit my Nissan. The hotel is 20 minutes away from Amsterdam. Their is a shopping center maybe 10 minutes, probably less then that. I did see buses in the area, but I can’t tell you anything about it. I would stay at this hotel again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Detmold, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Quiet, clean, extraordinary. We stayed for one day in wellnes suite and were more than satisfied. The weather was cold so we couldn't realy use terrace, but the terrace was also nice and had a beautiful view.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Van Der Valk Hotel Almere

Address: Veluwezoom 45, 1327 AK Almere, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Flevoland Province > Almere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Almere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Van Der Valk Hotel Almere 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Almere is located in the center of the Netherlands, just off the highway A6. Therefore, Hotel Almere is easy accessible. Hotel Almere has 180 luxurious hotel rooms, varying from standard rooms and luxury rooms to some family rooms and special Suites. The hotel's facilities include an inside pool, a large equipped fitness area and a wellness centre. The 17 multifunctional meeting rooms are equipped with modern conference and congress facilities. There is also a nice a la carte restaurant in the hotel, a cosy hotel bar, enough free parking space and free wi-fi in the whole hotel. ... more   less 
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