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Efteling Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kaatsheuvel
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Excellent, excellent excellent. Well worth the trip, compares very favourably to Disney. The park was really nice though more like an average theme park than the magic of Disney but the hotel was SO much better. We were only in a comfort room but the cleanliness and atention to detail were fantastic. The kids were totally amazed and catered for. Food was also good. Would DEFINATELY recommend

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Antwerp, Belgium
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is an amazing hotel if you travel with children. Everywhere in the room are small things that makes your stay worth it. The rooms were really clean and spacious ( we had the standard room ). There are theme rooms but i wouldn't book these because the standard rooms are really nice and beautiful to. The only negative for me was the air condition, it was really really hot inside and we didn't find out the way to turn it of so we had to open the window.

We had dinner at the hotel at night ( buffet ) and this was really nice to. The only negative here was that vegetarians didn't have much choice. At the end of the dinner around time for dessert there was really good animation for the children.

We had breakfast to at this hotel was really nice to, a lot of fruit, koffie, cheese, everything you want really.

The staff was really friendly to !

So i would really recommend !

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney
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76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

On arrival, we were offered a discounted stay in one of the corner themed rooms. This was quite expensive, but since we'd travelled all the way from Australia, we felt it was worthwhile. The kids absolutely loved the little extras such as the throne chair and lolly gifts (we weren't so sure about the lollies though! especially after a day of eating junk at the theme park!!). Very comfortable and fun. The food was fine, and the TV in the foyer was perfect for keeping kids occupied while we organised bags and check-in and check-out. It's not a luxury hotel, so don't stay here if that's your aim. But definitely worth a stay if you want to immerse yourself in the Efteling experience. Having been to the Efteling in 1976 as a child, and coming back with my own kids was one of the most amazing experiences - how wonderful that they've managed to retain the Grimm Bros style ambience, with Anton Piek's genius.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We love this park and although the hotel is pretty basic the children love the themed rooms and it's all quite magical for them. There are plenty of treats in the rooms for them, a kite with letters attached to send home, lots and lots of candy. We arrived at night and the hotel appears to float, making a very ugly building look pretty special. We stayed in the pirate ship room and the igloo one - probably the best for little boys.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is one of my favorite Dutch attractions, partly because I love to be a child again for some time. The Efteling is divided into several sections that all represent imaginary realms, very creative and compelling. There is so much to do, not only watching the beautiful fairy tale sculptures (like Little Thumb and Longneck) but also the fakir on the flying carpet, the spooky castle and of course the giant rollercoaster named Python. And you will discover lots of ways to travel, not only by feet but also by boat and steamtrain. And everywhere you can take a break to eat, so many restaurants, in fairy tale style. If you like it's also possible to book a hotel, to play on the excellent golf course and visit the impressive theater, situated near the park. So enjoy the Efteling!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here over the New Year with two of our adult children, their spouses and two grandchilden. It was perfect for all of us. Great beds, really nice breakfast, and an amazing staff. I got a bad stomach virus and they went out of their way to find us an extra room, allow me early check in and just were incredibly kind. We all loved the park, but the hotel made the experience!
We would definitely go back!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Brussels
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216 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

The hotel is mainly focused to please children because the decoration is more or less in the same style as the Efteling leisure parc. There are many features for kids such as a games on the ground floor and even a board game in the rooms.
From an adult point of view, the hotel does not offer much comfort and should be considered as an average hotel (three stars...).
Parking is for free; you can walk to the entrance of the park.
The personnel is friendly and very strict: bar is closed at 00:30.
The breakfast is standard continental but choice is rather limited and is very Dutch (milk, cheese).
If you are looking for the nearest hotel, this hotel offers adequate accomodation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Efteling Hotel

Property: Efteling Hotel
Address: Horst 31, 5171 RA Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Brabant Province > Kaatsheuvel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kaatsheuvel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Efteling Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Efteling Hotel is a child-friendly, fairytale-themed hotel directly bordering the Efteling theme park, where you and your family can enjoy an enchanting stay, including breakfast and unlimited access to Efteling. Located only 1.15 Hour away from Amsterdam, the Efteling is a unique theme park with a fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions, making it the ideal short-break destination. ... more   less 
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Efteling Hotel Kaatsheuvel
Golden Tulip Kaatsheuvel

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