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Hotel Papendal

Papendallaan 3 Postbus 484, 6816 VD Arnhem The Netherlands
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#6 of 15 hotels in Arnhem
Papendal is unique, with its lively, dynamic and energetic ambience.Guests at Hotel Papendal can sense the presence of top Dutch sporting talent, although you don’t have to practise top-class sport in order to live the experience. On arrival the expansive site with its woodlands and panoramic views feels like a breath of fresh air. All that space and greenery just on the doorstep! Hotel Papendal demonstrates the importance of light, air and space for a pleasant experience. Papendal has something for everyone, and not just in the field of sport and recreation. Papendal likes to put in a top performance for its business guests, too, offering facilities for training courses, congresses and overnight accommodation. The same high standards are offered to business groups getting together for team-building days or special events – and to all who fancy a weekend break or just want to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun. Visit Papendal and experience our hospitality.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Tennis court
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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English, Dutch, German
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Stuart F wrote a review Oct 2019
21 contributions8 helpful votes
Something to bear in mind if you are not taking your car here - taxis are expensive (see later) and the bus stop is 400m away, with no buses after 6pm or on weekends! The grounds and hotel were nice enough, the rooms are very simple and what I'd expect from a Holiday Inn Expressin the UK. Unfortunately the service was very poor. On a night when the hotel had a lot of people staying for the 75th anniversary commemorations, there was one experienced member of the staff behind the bar while the rest were all on their first nights. I can't fault the new staff's attitudes but they were clearly feeling out of their depth and intimidated by the size of the queues. Room service over four nights consisted of a superficial tidy up after the first night, with all the soaps being removed from our rooms for some reason. After that, we just had laundry bags full of towels left outside our doors. The really digusting facet of our stay was the relationship the receptionists seem to have with A&B taxis. If you ask for a taxi, reception call this firm first and then try to squeeze extra passengers in with you. We saw these extras slipping the drivers some cash before getting in, and then they leave before you're charged an increased rate due to number of passengers. A taxi with three of us in was over 12 Euro cheaper than one with 4, going to exactly the same place. We complained about this to the hotel, and they tried the exact same trick with a 70 year old couple who refused to allow this extra person in; the driver became aggressive and repeatedly mentioned his uncle who fought for the mujahideen before dumping the couple off on the opposite side of the station to where they'd asked for. A&B's drivers are dangerous, their cars unsage with massive cracks across the windscreen, and the drivers will try to get more people in than seatbelts, something another taxi firm told us was illegal. If you must use this hotel and need a taxi, get a card from the taxis at the central station when you arrive in Arnhem.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Solodam J wrote a review Sep 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands31913 contributions922 helpful votes
The location is perfect, in the green woody area. "Sport hotel" because it's usually used for all the sporters during their training days for big events but when there's no activity, it's for the public. The atmosphere is obviously "sport" because when you entered the area you will see a very big information board with the countdown of the Olympic game. Before entering the hotel there're two sculptures of running athlete. In the hotel self you will find a wall of framed with all trophy, picture of Dutch athletes, a footballer on your door room and proverb of Mohammed Ali on the wall of your room, a big picture of a cyclist on the wall of the restaurant etc...etc. The room is small, so are the beds. The interior can be compared with student room, very prctical and no romantic at all. So many small shelves on the wall as well in the room as in the bathroom. But it's clean, friendly staff and good breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2019
jocelynhooton wrote a review Sep 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom171 contributions69 helpful votes
the rooms seemed smaller and slightly shabbier.No fridge or tea/coffee maker,but the beds most comfortable.The shower definatley needs updating in all 3 rooms that we used.Breakfast was good and the meals we had were good but very expensive,as were the drinks.As we were there for the Arnhem memorial the hotel was full of paratroopers both x and serving a fight quickly ensued between them early evening and no member of staff helped at all.Disgraceful .
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Date of stay: September 2019
Adventure beyond imagination wrote a review Aug 2019
Munich, Germany14508 contributions329 helpful votes
Pro: - located in the beautiful and peaceful forest, refreshing and beautiful - extremely friendly front desk at check-in and check-out - modern designed room with unique bathroom concept - very comfortable bed - great breakfast choices with stunning view Contra: - I’ve expected more about the gym equipments in such a training center for national sport teams
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Sam wrote a review Aug 2019
Wiesbaden, Germany140 contributions58 helpful votes
When we arrived, looking at the outside of the buildings, I was thinking looks like buildings in the former DDR. But once inside, it did get better. We went to the room and the fan of the air conditioning was making noises. I wanted to turn it off, but since it is connected to the shower it still makes noises. So I complained and later when I returned, even though they didn't agree with me, they offered us a different room. I slept peacefully. The breakfast was really good, they have such a good variety. fruits, yogurt, muesli, eggs in different variations, bread rolls, toast, bread, tomatoes, meat, etc.. Fresh tea, coffee, juices, water, probiotic drinks, milk, etc. Also if someone is interested in sports, you can book quite some lessons there, because it is the home of Team NL. Plenty of free parking is also available.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
$89 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel en Congrescentrum Papendal
The NetherlandsGelderland ProvinceArnhem
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Papendal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Papendal?
Nearby attractions include Airborne Cemetery (1.6 miles), Park Sonsbeek (3.6 miles), and Airborne Museum at Hartenstein (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Papendal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Papendal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Papendal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Papendal?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Kromme Dissel, Restaurant Karakter, and ROADHOUSE Steak & Fish Arnhem.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Papendal?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Papendal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Papendal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Papendal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Papendal?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sabelspoort of Eusebiuspoort uit 1357 (4.2 miles), Het Duivelshuis of Maarten van Rossumhuis uit 1518 (4.2 miles), and Renkumse Molen (4.7 miles).
Is Hotel Papendal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.