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“Real good hotel in peaceful spot near the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strandhotel Buren aan Zee

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Strandhotel Buren aan Zee
Strandweg 85, 9164 KA Buren, Ameland, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Buren
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Real good hotel in peaceful spot near the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Strandhotel Buren aan Zee is just a wonderful hotel. Its location just a few steps of the Buren beach overlooking the beach and (if on the top floors) the sea. We stayed in a beach facing suit which has a big hallway, spacey living and more than adequate bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is equipped with a multi feature shower cabin; something we do not need nor specifically value, some may however.

The hotel and rooms are quite luxurious, impecable of quality and spotlessly clean. The balcony is a bit different than you might be used to, but ranges from adequate in size to quite bog. You can actually sit out of the wind and rain.

Soundwise: the only noises we heart during our stay were other room doors slamming. A common problem in hotels. Nothing major though, since most guests are peacelovers themselves and take care not to let the doors slam full speed into the locks. Outside of the hotel nothing happens after 8 in the evening anymore, so no noises coming from that way.

Room rates include a full buffet breakfast, which is just very good. Nice coffee options!

Hotel offers (like any place on Ameland) bike rentals for very little money. We required one kids bicycle which they promised us to be on site (free of charge) within the hour. We in the end choose to pick ot up ourselves, but this just shows the hotel's commitment to making your stay as relaxed as possible.

To add to this: when reception learned that we were leaving very early on our day of check out, they immediately offered to prepare a breakfast box for us to take with us. We hadn't even considered the "breakfast issue", but they solved it proactively and for free. Just great!

No downsides? Yup one, free WiFi was not working inside our room, only outside the room in the hallway in front of the elevators. A common problem since it was there that we joined our neighbours from the room next door to surf the web. This could be improved to top the hotel service up 100%. If you're connected Internet speed is fast at any time. Ameland is a nice place to forget about the Internet though!

This hotel offers real, real good value for the euro and it is not only for that that I will definitely return here!

Room Tip: Ask for seaview, but beware that the higher in the building the "smaller" your balcony but...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I would not stay in any other hotel on Ameland. The location is exquisite. Less than 5 minutes from mile long beaches. On the edge of a Nature Reserve. You can walk to the beach and rent a bike from the hotel to bike through the nature reserve. The breakfast is superb with more choice then one can eat. The staff very helpful. Rooms clean with tea and coffee making facilities and TV.

Room Tip: Take a room on the second floor so you can see the sea.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

A very beautiful, somewhat remote location in the dunes with view on the sea ( if you have a room in front on the second floor). The room was large, clean, quiet and well equipped with coffee/tea making facilities. In the evening there is no staff present so it feels a little bit abandoned when coming back in the dark. The breakfast is rich and fresh. The breakfast room it selves in small.
In our room we could smell some air from the kitchen through the ventilation. According to the staff it was because of the wind.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

I can warmly recommend this hotel. We booked a standard double room and got an upgrade to a bigger spacious one with seaview. All rooms seem to have either a little balcony and terrace and you are only five minutes away from the beach. The hotel also offer bicycle hire.
The breakfast was average but ok. The only little minus might be that the reception is not open 24/7 and that they do not offer dinner but for us it was not that important. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They can also arrange wellness treatments for you.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Additional Information about Strandhotel Buren aan Zee

Address: Strandweg 85, 9164 KA Buren, Ameland, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Ameland > Buren
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Buren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 27
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