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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Nice enough room although no water or fridge provided which was a bit annoying. Bathroom is big but also contains the wardrobe, a bit of a funky design with two sliding doors to get into it yet no door on the toilet cubicle bit. Restaurant is really good but expensive. The salad bar is delicious and at no extra cost....

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Communications at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we will take your feedback into account! We're sorry the service at breakfast took long and we hope we get the opportunity to serve you better in the future.

Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Our brief stay at this hotel was very pleasant. What was an outstanding feature for us was the beautiful surroundings and the quiet atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and are kept clean. We enjoyed the food in the restaurant and especially the variety offered at the breakfast table.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. The tranquil, natural environment is indeed quite great, and thank you for the compliments on our food!

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Stayed here for one night whilst my partner was on business. Hotel very clean with good facilities. Lovely swimming pool and sauna with an outdoor area you can sit. Room was spacious with a big bath and wet room. The only thing that we didn't like was the two twin beds that were pushed together. Breakfast was the usual help...

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

How kind of you to take the time to write a review. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and we look forward welcoming you again in the near future.

Bruxelles
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Second trip at the Ara vandervalk with a 2 days special offer. Direct booking with a upgrade and a welcome drink.room with superb vieuw on the maas with balcony, sauna, swiming pool with relaxing chairs and terasse, 3 course diner, with 4 choices for each course. Very positive feedback

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay so much and look forward welcoming you again as our guest!

Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stayed on a business trip for one night. Not for the first time and I am always happy to come back. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Oude Maas. The view is very relaxing. You see boats and ships passing by. Across the water there is a small town which makes a lovely scenery. There is a...

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are pleased to read you enjoy your stay with us during your business trips. Hopefully we can welcome you again soon!

Calais
Reviewed July 3, 2016

Very nice room and bathroom, wonderful location with pedestrian access just outside of the hotel. I ordered a room service for dinner and this was overpriced, average quality and disappointing. Also there was a euro 7.5 surcharge that was never mentioned until I had to pay. Breakfast excellent.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at Hotel ARA. We are sorry to read about the indistinctness about the roomservice charge. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future as our guest!

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel, beautiful location on the river front, bar sits out over it, food ok, staff lovely, rooms large and modern, coffee tea facility in room. Great location for industrial estate literally 2 minutes to meetings. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is the rooms are very noisy, I could hear the gentleman in the room next to...

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We regret the noise the guest in the other room made, our apologies for the inconvenience caused. Nevertheleless we look forward welcoming you again in the near future!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Stayed here a number of times on business over the last few years. The service here is always excellent. The rooms are big and have all the normal services expected from a modern hotel. The bar is comfortable, with a reasonable choice of beer on draft. The restaurant is also very good with almost everything on the menu very good....

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Hotel ARA several times already. We are pleased to read you enjoy your stay with us that much. We do indeed have beautiful walk or cycle routes along the river. We would love to welcome you next time!

Budel, The Netherlands
Reviewed April 17, 2016

lovely looking and clean hotel ,free parking and free Wifi room was very large with lovely views and a nice balcony ,staff are very friendly and helpful ,restaurant is of very good quality but breakfast is a little pricey ,location is a bit off the beaten track but bicycles can be hired and the river taxis are close by

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Hotel ARA for your overnight stay. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay in our beautiful surroundings and we look forward welcoming you again in the near future.

Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed April 14, 2016

I have stayed in this hotel many many times for business purposes. The rooms are spacious and clean , separate shower and toilet in the bathroom, great beds. Very good all in all. However last week we were there with a larger group of about 12 people and choose from a menu that was proposed. I went for a caprese...

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to read you have visited our hotel several times and how much you enjoy your stays with us. We are sorry to read your dinner was not what it should be, we will discuss this with our team. Nevertheless we look forward welcoming you again in the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Van der Valk Hotel ARA

Address: Veerweg 10, 3336 LM Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Zwijndrecht
Price Range: $105 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Hotel ARA 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Van Der Valk Zwijndrecht
Van Der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands - South Holland
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“River views are great - pay the extra”
nickpayne82, 3 days ago | Read review
“Some rooms over look parking lot, its more expensive but I'd get a room looking out to the river next time.”
GraceRDAII, 6 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a River View room another 10 euros a night is well worth it for the interesting vessels travelling on the river.”
RCT61, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Even numbered rooms have a river view. Odd numbers face the car park.”
zenwoman35, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“My room overlooked the car park, but I didn't need to open the windows. There are rooms with balconies that overlook the gardens and canal.”
LizN131, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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